When you choose the 'Pay later' option on Expedia to book a hotel, you are given a certain deadline to cancel free of cost? Now when you cancel post this deadline or end up 'no show' how will the hotel recover this amount from you?
I suppose they can do so if you have used your credit card for guarantee, but Expedia allows you to use debit card for such bookings too. Recently debit card transactions have a Mastercard/Visa SecureCode or SMS OTP system to make payment. So in case of a 'no show', just the debit card and CVV number is useless for the hotels to recover the cancellation charge. What happens in such circumstance? Does the hotel or Expedia just 'forget about it'?