Looks like I had my post removed because some people didn't like that I used some questionable language.
Ok, I'll rephrase.
Over the past few days, I've reviewed vacation getaways, narrowed it down to a specific region and hotel, and then went to find the best price for a flight/hotel all inclusive via several vacation package sites including redtag and flightcenter. After selecting the departure city, location destination, and flight dates, I got a list of hotels with prices for the week. The prices specify price with added tax in smaller font below that. These prices were close across the board on all the sites. Even if I switched forward or backwards a day or two, they all more or less aligned. Now, I had thought THAT was the final price, and they definitely lead you to believe that with the big "BOOK NOW" button next to it. WRONG. When you click that book now button, there's some automatic price bump that happens. In my case, it went from about $600 to $800, not including tax. That's a substantial bump. And worse, they don't give you a reason whatsoever. It just happens. And happens across the board.
After days of reviewing hotels and picking one that meets my budget and other preferences (location, etc), to suddenly be given a different price is frustrating.