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06-26-2012, 02:45 AM #1
Mac Users Driven Towards Pricier Hotels According to Orbitz
According to Orbitz Worldwide Inc., users of its online web travel booking service who use a Mac tend to choose the more expensive options when booking things. The data in the report shows that users of Mac computers can spend as much as 30% more a night on hotels.
This isnít because Mac users have better taste or higher expectations though. According to Chief Scientist Wai Gen Yee, those who use a Mac are 40% more likely to book a higher rated hotel than PC users are, even mentioning that when booking in the same hotel, Mac users are likely to purchase the higher priced room. Based on data from Forrester Research, the average income for adult Mac users is about $25,000 more than that of PC owners. Itís more likely the fact that people with higher incomes tend to book more expensive hotels than those without (for obvious reasons) and they just happen to own Macs as well.
The study seems a bit vague but it should be noted that sometimes people tend to mix up correlation and causation in a situation like this. The data in Orbitzí recent report seems to make sense but also happens to leave several questions up in the air. The one thing we do know is that only time will tell if Orbitz sees an increase in higher priced bookings or an increase in user-agent spoofing.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
06-26-2012, 06:14 AM #2
Obviously because all Mac users are rich, and everyone else are second class citizens
06-26-2012, 07:00 AM #3
06-26-2012, 07:57 AM #4
Haha ofc apple users spend more I mean to qualify for an apple user you have to what own an apple computer? I guarantee any "pc" user. That's making 25000 over the average of user will have an apple computer too.
These types of articles are dumb. Statistics just use loopholes to make anything look better.
06-26-2012, 09:10 AM #5
I don't get the Title "Mac Users Driven Towards Pricier Hotels According to Orbitz" this is such a poor choice of words for this article..DRIVEN? What poor journalism! Having a Mac doesn't DRIVE people to pricier hotels! Duh!
06-26-2012, 09:24 AM #6
06-26-2012, 11:19 AM #7
Joking (mostly) as it seems fairly obvious that someone using a more expensive computer will in general have more money to spend on luxuries. It's like producing an article saying Ferrari drivers spend more on hotels than Ford drivers.
06-26-2012, 11:33 AM #8
I have a MacBook pro, a new MacBook Air, and both cost me over $2000 total. Doesn't make me rich though. I am still cheap, searching all over the web for the cheapest plane ticket and the cheapest hotel package. I mean I don't choose to live in a run-down $30 a night motel but I don't pay $300 a night at a fancy hotel either. So I think it just so happens that those who purchase more expensive packages also happens to own a Mac.
That's also ironic. It also makes the Mac users kind of stupid. Which is embarrassing.
06-26-2012, 11:44 AM #9
Wait a min... are you that guy that gives out pennies on Halloween?! I knew you looked familiar...
How does having more money and spending it on things you can afford make you dumb? Some people make more than others, I don't spend my money the same way now as I did when I was in college barely getting by. It's all a matter of perspective...
Last edited by Norb; 06-26-2012 at 11:53 AM.
06-26-2012, 01:42 PM #10
Depends on what you're looking at. The article was saying some of these people buy more expensive packages at the same hotel another person would be at buying a cheaper package.
Isn't it dumb to see the same package or nearly identical package but one chooses to buy it for $100 more when a cheaper package was available? I pull up a search for a flight from Dayton to LA, and there are flights ranging from $350-$700. They are all coach flights just different airlines. Now why on Earth would I buy the $700 ticket when there is one for $350? If I didn't like the $350 airline well I still wouldn't go and buy the one for $700, maybe I'd find an airline I liked closer to $350-$400 but it's the same flight. Now who in the right mind is going to pay more than they have to?
06-26-2012, 02:04 PM #11
Here is another article that actually says orbitz presents more expensive rooms to Mac users. I don't think more expensive rooms means same room but costs more. I doubt many of them are even in the same hotel.
Orbitz Presenting More Expensive Hotels to Mac Users - Mac Rumors
06-26-2012, 03:43 PM #12
I take it when it says somebody spends 30% more in a general sense, that's 30% more that is unnecessarily spent. You have two 4 star hotels in the same area, you spend on the one that's more expensive when the two separate hotels are the same ranking. Same thing isn't it?
06-26-2012, 03:52 PM #13
06-26-2012, 04:11 PM #14
This is just proof of how stupid "apple fanboys" are.
06-26-2012, 04:13 PM #15
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06-26-2012, 04:33 PM #16
06-27-2012, 07:58 AM #17
Elite machines for elite owners......