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  1. The latest OnePass auctions insanity - FlyerTalk Forums

    […] retails for $599 is available for only 157K points. And there are 38 people who have bid on it. http://blog.wandr.me/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/image_thumb3.png It hurts. So much. __________________ Wandering Aramean | Twitter | Lounge Guide | Travel […]

  2. Danielle
    Danielle at |

    A friend was compelled to buy a Nook last summer because she saw she could get one for 40K AMEX MR points. I walked her to Barnes & Nobel, bought her the Nook, we then transfered the 40k MR to my CO account and then I paid her for the AMEX transaction fee.

  3. beaubo
    beaubo at |

    I had a relative that had spent 900K for 3 CO J tix to Israel.

    I happened to bump into him the night before the trip, not knowing his mileage redemption heresy.

    With less than 24 hours before the trip, I found him an LH itin through FRA for 360K which he passed on because he didnt want the 1:50 min connection.

    Then, I found him a DL nonstop ATL-TLV for 540K, still a ripoff in my book, but still far better than the 900K. He passed on that itin as he recalled when he flew DL to SYD last year, the J class menus were on cheap paper!!!! I couldn’t make this up.’

    So, I watched helplessly as 900K got flushed down the CO toilet.

  4. Hans
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    I saw that auction too. Sickening.

  5. Scott
    Scott at |

    It’s too difficult to teach some people. I just tell everyone in my family to call me before booking travel or redeeming points for anything. Usually 5 minutes saves them $500 or more on travel, a better deal than GEICO!

  6. » Continental Mile Auctions Traveling To…

    […] I was, I would have bought one already), I ignored it.  Seth at The Wandering Aramean points out the senselessness of it:  The bid’s currently at 187,000 miles for a product which retails at $599, delivering a […]

  7. bluto
    bluto at |

    If it weren’t for things like this, the miles game wouldn’t be as profitable for the airlines, and we’d have a tougher time accumulating miles. I say, bid up everybody!

  8. deltaGOLDflyer
    deltaGOLDflyer at |

    It is like the idiots that play the lotto. Voluntary taxes is what that is. So let people dump points and money so I do not have to. Works for me!