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    • z1a
    • By z1a 15th Sep 19, 2:07 PM
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    0 WOW
    Air conditioning for free by accident!
    • #1
    • 15th Sep 19, 2:07 PM
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    Air conditioning for free by accident! 15th Sep 19 at 2:07 PM
    Just returned from a 2 week stay on Kos, one of the first questions we were asked on checking in a hotel was "Do you want air-con? at a price of €140". - €5 per night per room.
    I said we will decide after first night when we see if needed.
    As OH was unpacking I was mooching around apartment and I could see that 2 of the circuit breakers in consumer unit were tripped. Unit was accessible behind a clear perspex door that was just clipped shut, not locked. Purely out of interest I reset them and air-con units started up, temperature was controllable on keypad, so remote control not needed.
    Air-con was needed BTW, so left it on expecting to be charged at checkout, however receptionist checked our room bill at the end of stay, nothing owing, so good result, did feel guilty though, but they should lock the cabinets.
    Did re-trip them as we left.
    Would you have volunteered to pay if not asked?
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    • couriervanman
    • By couriervanman 15th Sep 19, 2:12 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 2:12 PM
    Absolutely Not......consider it a little victory

    I hate going to hotels that have loads of extras.......Malta is a good example any excuse to charge extra for aircon/wifi/safe etc
    • elsien
    • By elsien 15th Sep 19, 2:18 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 2:18 PM
    Wasn't really by accident though was it, given that you had a play and got it going then left it running until you turned it off again when you left, so your title is a little disingenuous.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 15th Sep 19, 2:24 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 2:24 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 2:24 PM
    Wasn't really by accident though was it, given that you had a play and got it going then left it running until you turned it off again when you left, so your title is a little disingenuous.
    Originally posted by elsien
    Well, I didn't know what they were for initially, but if prompted to pay at end of stay I wouldn't have argued, didn't know whether they had some sort of meter to show which rooms were using it.
    Big hotel, not a small privately owned apartment, would probably have volunteered to pay if it had have been.
    • ToxicWomble
    • By ToxicWomble 15th Sep 19, 4:23 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 4:23 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 4:23 PM
    So you didn’t/haven’t paid for something you used and should have paid for.

    Wonder how long it will be before you come paid complaining about having to pay for something you didn’t use.

    Yes you “won” but morally you know you are in the wrong. Why did you not question it on checking out?
    • ToxicWomble
    • By ToxicWomble 15th Sep 19, 4:24 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 4:24 PM
    Just re- read you latest post.

    So it’s ok to steal from a big hotel but not a small hotel ?
    • z1a
    • By z1a 15th Sep 19, 4:31 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 4:31 PM
    Just re- read you latest post.

    So it’s ok to steal from a big hotel but not a small hotel ?
    Originally posted by ToxicWomble
    I'll assume that the charge was for the RC rental, which I didn't get, So I stole nothing!
    • z1a
    • By z1a 15th Sep 19, 4:32 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 4:32 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 4:32 PM

    Yes you “won” but morally you know you are in the wrong. Why did you not question it on checking out?
    Originally posted by ToxicWomble
    Like you would?
    • ToxicWomble
    • By ToxicWomble 15th Sep 19, 4:34 PM
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    • 15th Sep 19, 4:34 PM
    Of course I would, same as I would question if they had charged for something I hadn’t used.
    Guess my moral compass is t aligned with yours
    • maman
    • By maman 15th Sep 19, 4:39 PM
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    Just re- read you latest post.

    So it’s ok to steal from a big hotel but not a small hotel ?
    Originally posted by ToxicWomble
    Yes, that seemed odd reasoning to me. It's like I couldn't have looked the owner of a small hotel in the face and conned them but I could a 'faceless' employee of a big chain.

    I'm reluctant to condemn OP as we're none of us perfect but I know if I'd done something like this I wouldn't be starting a thread to tell everyone about it.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 15th Sep 19, 4:45 PM
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    Yes, that seemed odd reasoning to me. It's like I couldn't have looked the owner of a small hotel in the face and conned them but I could a 'faceless' employee of a big chain.

    I'm reluctant to condemn OP as we're none of us perfect but I know if I'd done something like this I wouldn't be starting a thread to tell everyone about it.
    Originally posted by maman
    When the "big chain" was charging €3 for a 250ml beer poolside, I think they can stand the loss. Typical prices in local area were €2.5 - €3.5 per 500ml.

    Pretty anonymous on here, so no qualms about posting.
    I'd guess that a few people reading this will look closely at their rooms before paying.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 15th Sep 19, 5:37 PM
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    When the "big chain" was charging €3 for a 250ml beer poolside, I think they can stand the loss. Typical prices in local area were €2.5 - €3.5 per 500ml.

    Pretty anonymous on here, so no qualms about posting.
    I'd guess that a few people reading this will look closely at their rooms before paying.
    Originally posted by z1a
    I'd decide if I wanted/needed A/C and would pay for it if I did.

    Personally, when I check into a room on holiday, the last thing on my mind is 'mooching about looking at circuit breakers'.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 15th Sep 19, 8:03 PM
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    I'd decide if I wanted/needed A/C and would pay for it if I did.

    Personally, when I check into a room on holiday, the last thing on my mind is 'mooching about looking at circuit breakers'.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Consumer unit was in plain view, at eye level next to the bathroom light switch, so I wasn't looking for it, couldn't miss it.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 15th Sep 19, 8:09 PM
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    Consumer unit was in plain view, at eye level next to the bathroom light switch, so I wasn't looking for it, couldn't miss it.
    Originally posted by z1a
    In your own words.. you were 'mooching about'.
    Personally, I'd be checking out the view from the balcony...but each to their own...
    Or you could have helped your OH unpack...
    • z1a
    • By z1a 15th Sep 19, 8:27 PM
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    In your own words.. you were 'mooching about'.
    Personally, I'd be checking out the view from the balcony...but each to their own...
    Or you could have helped your OH unpack...
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    In my book, mooching about would include checking the view, and it did.
    Easier to let her unpack, she likes to put things in particular places, helping would hinder her.

    You're doing your best to show how "holier than thou" you are. I don't believe a word of it.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 15th Sep 19, 8:35 PM
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    In my book, mooching about would include checking the view, and it did.
    Easier to let her unpack, she likes to put things in particular places, helping would hinder her.

    You're doing your best to show how "holier than thou" you are. I don't believe a word of it.
    Originally posted by z1a
    I think you've done your best to show how 'unholier than thou' you are.
    • SweetPotatoPie
    • By SweetPotatoPie 15th Sep 19, 8:35 PM
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    It’s a high five ���� from me!
    • z1a
    • By z1a 15th Sep 19, 8:38 PM
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    I think you've done your best to show how 'unholier than thou' you are.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    I am, agnostic through and through,
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 15th Sep 19, 9:05 PM
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    did feel guilty though, but they should lock the cabinets.
    Did re-trip them as we left.
    Originally posted by z1a
    Something that would probably be illegal as access to the breakers may be needed in the event of an emergency.
    • maman
    • By maman 15th Sep 19, 9:13 PM
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    I am, agnostic through and through,
    Originally posted by z1a
    And obviously fairly shameless about what you've got away with. You seem to feel good about it. I happen to disagree. Fortunately we're all different.
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