Hi Doug and Ziners everywhere,
Doug, I can't thank you enough. I have tried using Priceline.com several times and never placed a successful bid on anything. But the advice on http://www.biddingfortravel.com helped me to secure a 4 Star Hotel in Midtown Manhattan for 95 USD on the very first try!
I would have payed more than that for a much less posh hotel on my own. We are booked at the Marriott Marquis, which is very convenient to my daughter's school. We are thrilled.
I thank Doug in public, because I want to share with everyone that I had great success using his suggested link. There is good advice there about using Priceline, and I suggest anyone who is thinking about Priceline give this site a thorough reading. It worked for me.