The room I was trying to book was advertised $141 per night plus taxes and when we tried to book it jumped to $160. I tried a few time thinking I must have done something wrong, but no, always the same price. This was disappointing for me, so what to do next.
So I called the Expedia number and got a lady in the Philippines who was of no help and said that whether I paid now or paid later it was still $160. "Paying now" should have dropped the price to $141.
I had been a loyal Expedia customer up until now but will be looking at taking my business elsewhere in future
See screen grabs for the saga.