How can you avoid a bad hotel room?

What can you do to avoid being assigned a bad hotel room?

For Michael Rewers, he knows that he increases his chances of avoiding a bad hotel room by staying away from “free stay” vouchers – and at least one four-star hotel.

Rewers, who frequently travels as a sales rep for a European energy company, recently tried to redeem a hotel coupon for a weekend at an upscale hotel in Warsaw. “Big mistake,” he recalls. Read more “How can you avoid a bad hotel room?”

If the host tells you to leave, shouldn’t you get a refund?

When Whitney Todd tried to check in to a Vrbo vacation rental, a property manager told her to leave. (Actually, that’s the G-rated version; the host told her to “Get the [expletive] outta here!”). But if a Vrbo host tells you to, you know, leave, then shouldn’t you get a refund? (reprint/Nov. 2019) Read more “If the host tells you to leave, shouldn’t you get a refund?”

Will Best Buy send me a new refrigerator?

Jane Weir’s LG refrigerator doesn’t work and she wants Best Buy to give her a new one. But is that a reasonable request two years after purchasing it? Read more “Will Best Buy send me a new refrigerator?”

I gave up my seat on the flight! Where is the $2,400 refund?

What if you give up your seat on your flight and the airline doesn’t pay what it promises you?

That’s what happened to John Keohen. Lufthansa lured him off a recent flight with a promise of a $2,400 refund. Keohen gave up his seat — and then Lufthansa gave him nothing. (We’re taking a short holiday break this week — this is a popular story from Sept 2019) Read more “I gave up my seat on the flight! Where is the $2,400 refund?”

Can you help me finally get my watch repaired?

Dave Polini just wants his watch repaired. A national watch repair store, Watch Repairs USA, accepted it almost a year ago — and that’s the last time he saw it. Can we fix this problem? Read more “Can you help me finally get my watch repaired?”

How can I get a refund for a canceled vacation rental?

When Marilyn Harrett called off her Hawaii vacation this spring, she thought she could get a refund for a canceled vacation rental. After all, her state was locked down and so was the Aloha State. There was no way she’d be able to make it to her rental in Maui.

Oh, and one more thing: She had an email from the vacation rental company promising her a refund. Slam dunk, right?

Wrong.
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Were these theater tickets just a scam?

Donna Sandfort has a feeling that she recently was hit with a scam after she bought some theater tickets. When the venue suddenly canceled her tickets, she expected a refund. But there’s a third party involved and that complicated things. Read more “Were these theater tickets just a scam?”

Help! FlightNetwork will not give me the refund it owes me

Where is Ann Melody’s refund from FlightNetwork? Her airline canceled her flight and she asked for her money back, but it’s been four months. How long is too long? Read more “Help! FlightNetwork will not give me the refund it owes me”

My new LG microwave doesn’t work and I want my money back!

Mary Biber’s new microwave doesn’t work and the refund that LG promised is missing. Now she wants the Elliott Advocacy team to track it down. Can we?
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