What does 'RACK' mean

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  1. blazer

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    Hi there.

    I am planning our trip to Chicago again and have been trying to book the Sears (Willis) Tower.

    The flyer they have mailed me quotes a NET price of $9.50 per adult and $8.50 per student but next to it has a RACK price of £15.95 for both.

    So the question is what is a 'RACK' price and do I pay the NET rate or the RACK rate?

    I've organised this trip several times before and never come across this before.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Muttling

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    Call or e-mail them to ask. Net price sounds like a group rate price if you arrange it in advance. I've never heard the word rack used this way, but I'm guessing that it's the price each person pays if you just show up without making arrangements in advance.
     
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    Rack rate or rack price is their ideal price, the standard they would like to get for a room.

    Most hotels have a rack rate and then discount rates (AARP, AAA, military, etc.).
     
  5. Teaching Grace

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    I second Missy's response. I work in a hotel for 5 years or so on the front desk. Rack rate is just the base rate that the clerks start negotiating/quoting at. I would think the net is for a group.
     
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    I'm wondering about those prices (not the one listed in pounds, but the ones with the $ sign). They can't be right, can they? :)
     
  7. blazer

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    Thanks for the responses.

    I did email and I am being charged the $8.50 student and $9.50 adult rate. This is a real bargain. I looks as if the Sears have outsourced their general booking to Ticketmaster (Grrrr). When I contacted them their price was £16.95 (about $25) each, no discounts! The deal I got was through the Sears own ticket office for group/educational booking. Not only that but because I wanted 20 places they charged for 19 and I got one adult free!

    And my original post contained an error. The Rack price should have been in $$$ not £££!
     
  8. Aliceacc

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    That's great.

    Gotta LOVE the internet for its ability to get you information and shop around!

    And, OK, I've got to add:

    In the US, "rack" is also a not-too-respectful term for a part of a woman's anatomy. Maybe, after Monday's mamogram results I've got "breasts on the brain," but SOMEONE had to say it!!!
     
  9. smalltowngal

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    :lol: Alice!
     
  10. Missy99

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    Hey, that was also the first thing I thought of when I saw the subject line and the poster's name :lol:
     
  11. blazer

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