If you are a bargain shopper, I’m sure you’ve spent quite a bit of time on or even purchased something from the website Overstock.com. They are well-known for their great deals on clothing, home furnishings, decor and more. Oh yeah, and who can forget their special $1.00 shipping.
Well, now Overstock is getting into the travel business. Yep, that’s right – Overstock is now selling vacations!
Generally I am not a vacation package type of gal. But I will admit that sometimes it makes sense. You just need to do the math, read the fine print and make sure you know exactly what you are getting yourself into!
A visit to the Overstock vacation deals portion of the website reveals a very attractive looking interface with larger-than-life photos that would make anyone want to click on the BUY ME NOW button.
Deals are supposedly anywhere from 30-40% off regular prices, don’t include airfare, but do include taxes and fees. Domestic vacation spots like Hawaii, Miami, New York and Newport California are listed alongside International destinations like London, Buenos Aires, Mexico, Prague and Paris!
Of course, I immediately zeroed in on the current Paris listing and decided to do a little comparison of my own.
Overstock has a three-night stay in September at the Redishome Prestige Opera, part apartment/part hotel, which is in a good location, at $351.99 per person (based on double occupancy). That’s $703.98 total for three nights.
A direct search of the hotel website, produces a studio for two people, for three nights, at € 648, which as of this writing is about $960.
So, the Overstock deal seems to offer a savings of about $250 bones. Not bad. Not bad at all.
You can also sign up for deals delivered right to your email inbox, which I strongly encourage you to do!
So, what do you think? Would you buy a hotel or vacay from Overstock?
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