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RE: [RC] Convention Rooms - Ranelle Rubin


While I do understand your point of view, I do not agree with the way you voiced your opinion of AERC on a public forum. If you, I, or anyone else, makes the choice to stay elsewhere, pay less, and incur the inconvenience of travel back and forth,  we certainly make that choice freely. Those who stay in the hotel, and thus enjoy the proximity to the event, will pay whatever room rate their conscience guides them to do. If they want to stay for less, they are certainly free to do so. Just be quiet about it once you understand the reason behind the rate difference. Obviously most of us would rather spend our hard earned cash at the tradeshow than gamble or drink! I am sure even you understand that is the rationale behind the hotel's rate..they don't make much off of us..even most food at casinos is a good deal!

What I object to loudly are your negative comments on this forum toward AERC and Bruce Weary. Both, IMO, give way more than they ever receive.

Ranelle Rubin, Business Consultant
Independent Dynamite Distributor

916-663-4140 home office
916-718-2427 cellular
916-848-3662 fax

> From: katswig@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [RC] Convention Rooms
> Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 19:31:07 -0800
> From: "Ranelle Rubin" <raneller@xxxxxxx>
> > Kat, you obviously missed the point of the entire discussion.
> >
> > The point is, convention is relatively inexpensive
> > to attend as an event. Travel/hotels/meals are expensive.
> > The actual event is not that bad compared to venues
> > of this type. AERC does this by guaranteeing the hotel
> > a certain number of sleeping rooms at a certain rate.
> On the contrary, it appears to be you who has missed the point. This
> whole discussion started when somebody mentioned that she could get the
> same room in the same hotel for a cheaper rate by booking it online
> through some online booking agency rather than booking at the "AERC
> rate" with the hotel.
> And Connie Caudill said, in essence, "don't do that, pay more for your
> hotel room because some of the cost of the convention is burried in the
> cost of the hotel room if you book it from the AERC's block of rooms."
> MY point is that the cost of the convention should be paid for by ALL
> the convention attendees, not just those who stay at the hotel and book
> from the AERC's block of rooms. Otherwise, people like me, who stay
> with my sister (or Paddi who booked through the online agency, or Joe
> Long who is staying at a different hotel or people who share a room, or
> whatever), are getting a the convention at a discount at the expense of
> those people who book the AERC rooms.
> Fine with me if y'all want to subsidize other people's (including mine)
> attendance through paying extra for your room. But you aren't
> "supporting the sport" by doing so, you are supporting ME. "Support the
> sport" is a con. However, I am not going to encourange anybody to do
> this. I say, if you can find cheaper accommodations than the AERC rate,
> by all means do so...and maybe then, the AERC and the hotel will stop
> trying to hide the cost of the convention meeting rooms by collecting it
> only from those people who book into the hotel with the AERC block.
> I am not a big fan of sellers that hide the cost of things in other
> items for two reasons: the first is that unless you require everybody
> to buy the other items as well, it allocates the costs unfairly; and the
> other is that the underlying philosophy is that I am too stupid to
> figure out that that is what you are doing.
> I am even not a big fan of it in this instance where (were I to attend
> convention), _I_ would be the beneficiary of the unfairness and other
> people's stupidity.
> kat
> Orange County, Calif.
> :)
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