If this isn’t a bait-and-switch, I don’t know what is. Jonathan Yarmis thought he was getting a $375 a night room rate at the Hotel Bauer in Venice, marked down from $537.
But the Web site offering the deal, Cheapostay.com, wasn’t telling the whole story. It waited until the end — the final booking screen — to reveal the true price.
Yarmis isn’t happy.
Talk about hidden fees! The fees are more than the cost of the room.
I thought I’d call Cheapo just to see what’s going on. After over 45 minutes on hold, they dropped the call.
Shouldn’t this kind of pricing be illegal?