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Are you being ripped off?

Well  M. Joy Hayes PhD. of MotleyFool.com thinks you might be.

She reported that consumers “Turik and Balk are seeking class action status for a lawsuit alleging that these travel sites, as well as Priceline (PCLN) and others, not only failed to offer consumers the best deals, but actually conspired with several large hotel chains to fix prices and prevent competitors from offering you cheaper rooms.”

Well it’s not really surprising – the hotels depend on the large online travel sites for a big piece of their business.   So they have no choice but to smile while Mssrs Expedia, Travelocity and Priceline have them by the short and curlies (sorry old Naval expression I picked up from my dad – no idea what it means!)

Honestly, what is the world coming to?  We got the internet and everything was lovely – then it started getting horrible with worms, bots, viruses and spam emails galore.  Then our cell phones turned into mini computers with email coming in 24/7 and our kids won’t even answer their phones – they just text.

You can’t trust anything online any more.  For all you know I am not a real person at all.  I am just sitting here in cyberspace making this all up.

From : http://www.walletpop.ca/blog/2012/09/05/are-online-travel-deal-sites-ripping-you-off/