How do I turn off price match?

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    Leandri Klopper

    Hi there,

    Thanks for sharing. Sadly, according to my knowledge, there is no way to turn it off because it's one of the features that Booking.com offers their members. Just like their Instant confirm policy. 

    The price match feature is mainly, once again according to my knowledge, only on your own property. So if you list it for cheaper somewhere else, Booking.com/Guest will ask you to lower it to that price. But I'm not 100% sure. 

    Hopefully other partners will have more insight. 

    Keep well!

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    Robert

    Seriously !

    Have I just spent days working out a suitable pricing scheme to run on this site only to find you undermine it by enforcing a price match option ?

     

     

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    Nah Uxibal Beachfront rentals

    Hello Robert,

    Welcome to Booking.com

    I am also new to booking.com (about 4 months now) and was also concerned about the price matching. The way I understand it is that it is only for your own property, so if you are advertising your property cheaper on another site that price could be matched by booking.com. Below is the answer I received from another member when I asked the same question on the forum a few months ago:

    "Thanks for sharing. Sadly, according to my knowledge, there is no way to turn it off because it's one of the features that Booking.com offers their members. Just like their Instant confirm policy. The price match feature is mainly, once again according to my knowledge, only on your own property. So if you list it for cheaper somewhere else, Booking.com/Guest will ask you to lower it to that price. But I'm not 100% sure." 

    So, I have all my prices consistent across all of my sites and have not had any issue with the matching feature. I hope this reply was helpful to you. Happy Booking!

    Jeannette

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    Robert

    Thanks, yours was the post that prompted my slight rant. 

    If I'd have known about it up front or at least found an explanation in the help pages I'd have been less annoyed. Guessing a bit here but it does look like it can only be enforced for exactly the same offer and terms. The sites I use are all slightly different so won't really meet this criteria. the most likely impact of this is to annoy the guests and/or cause extra headaches for me trying to manage it.

     

    Thanks for your reply.

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    fluff

    As far as I'm aware the price match policy covers ALL on line agents. If you pay more commission to one of the agents and try to load the price accordingly, their search bots will find a way to either get the booking from another site (affiliated somehow) or issue a discount coupon to the guest to equalise the pricing.

    If you look in the T&Cs it is all stated there, under the magical term of "parity".

    The only time I get annoyed is when an OTA issues a discount coupon to make themselves cheaper than other OTAs, I'm in a quarrel with one for this right now. Until resolved I've had no choice but to block them out to avoid a downward spiral of inter-price matching.

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