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    • Meganjones
    • By Meganjones 8th Oct 16, 1:59 AM
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    USA- Hiring a car in USA (Budget.co.uk/com) - Is insurance included?
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    • 8th Oct 16, 1:59 AM
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    USA- Hiring a car in USA (Budget.co.uk/com) - Is insurance included? 8th Oct 16 at 1:59 AM
    If going to USA, NC Raleigh, or 6 weeks, and want to rent a car there, through the company, then is
    is the car insurance usually included in quote price?

    or it a separate payment?


    Can you do a favour, go to this site

    https://www.budget.co.uk/


    and do a dummy entry for 28 days,
    Location, Usa North Carolina
    Pickup location, Greensboro

    Car size - small.


    Does it show that insurance is included there?

    (so no extra has to be taken out?)


    We know there are other car rental companies, but would like to use this one.


    ---and that is for 28 days.


    can you also try for 42 days, as something happens to the insurance...
    When you enter for 42 days (6 weeks) the insurance included seems to disappear (try entering the same as above but for 6 weeks, the included insurance to the package is not there, why is that?

    https://www.budget.co.uk/

    Basically want to hire the car, to drive around the state, and other states possibly.
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    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 8th Oct 16, 2:45 AM
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    Waiver stays there for both durations for me. Everything is included. If it wasn't, it would be offered as an optional extra.
    Over £900 for a small car? That's no bargain.

    Hertz comes in at £200 less. Toyota Corolla £150 less than a small car at Budget. Am I missing something?
    • Meganjones
    • By Meganjones 8th Oct 16, 2:58 AM
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    Waiver stays there for both durations for me. Everything is included. If it wasn't, it would be offered as an optional extra.
    Over £900 for a small car? That's no bargain.

    Hertz comes in at £200 less. Toyota Corolla £150 less than a small car at Budget. Am I missing something?
    Originally posted by NiftyDigits
    It was the reviews which were off putting, for Hertz

    Check them here:

    https://www.consumeraffairs.com/travel/hertz.html

    What do you think?
    • photome
    • By photome 8th Oct 16, 7:17 AM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 7:17 AM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 7:17 AM
    Why are you stuck on using budget

    I checked rental cars.com for the 28 day rental and it came in £60 less for a small car with everything included

    Edit £100 less for the 42 days

    The hire would be with thrifty or dollar for that price
    Last edited by photome; 08-10-2016 at 7:22 AM.
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 8th Oct 16, 9:10 AM
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    It was the reviews which were off putting, for Hertz

    Check them here:

    https://www.consumeraffairs.com/travel/hertz.html

    What do you think?
    Originally posted by Meganjones
    Why pick a site where people complain? That doesn't make any sense.

    Guess what happens when I put Budget in it's place?

    https://www.consumeraffairs.com/travel/budget.html

    Use people's experience as a lesson. Take a picture of your petrol receipt. Make sure your account is closed off before you leave the counter. Just sensible actions.

    I use Hertz on a regular basis with no major issue.

    Is there a reason why you've left your dates out?
    • Murphy_The_Cat
    • By Murphy_The_Cat 8th Oct 16, 9:27 AM
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    Booking via Quidco etc will also give a handy wedge of cash back.

    If you have the time, do a trawl of every car hire company/broker you can find and don't be hung up on getting an economy (poxy !) car thinking that it's always cheaper.
    Mis prices/bargains do exist. I've just booked an 8 seat people carrier for a lot less than the cheapest 2 door economy (poxy). It took over 25 searches, but the offers/mis prices are out there.
    Last edited by Murphy_The_Cat; 08-10-2016 at 9:29 AM.
    Looking to lose 30lb by 28th April 2017. 16lb gone since 13th June, 14lb to go.



    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 8th Oct 16, 10:17 AM
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    Six weeks with Hertz:



    Still another 12% discount from Quidco to come off that figure.
    • Meganjones
    • By Meganjones 9th Oct 16, 1:17 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 1:17 AM
    Six weeks with Hertz:



    Still another 12% discount from Quidco to come off that figure.
    Originally posted by NiftyDigits
    Thank you for your input NiftyDigits.

    Did that screenshot come straight from the Hertz.co.uk site?

    or from a broker site?
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 9th Oct 16, 11:46 AM
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    Always direct. I don't use brokers.
    • John259
    • By John259 9th Oct 16, 1:20 PM
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    You might want to check Alamo's prices, they tend to be competitive.
    "Such an enormous country, you realize when you cross it" - Jack Kerouac
    • photome
    • By photome 9th Oct 16, 1:49 PM
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    Always direct. I don't use brokers.
    Originally posted by NiftyDigits
    .

    Even if they are cheaper?
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 9th Oct 16, 5:45 PM
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    Even if they are cheaper?
    Originally posted by photome
    They rarely if ever are, as you can see in the difference in price of my posted quotes and what you can find via broker.
    • photome
    • By photome 9th Oct 16, 7:50 PM
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    They rarely if ever are, as you can see in the difference in price of my posted quotes and what you can find via broker.
    Originally posted by NiftyDigits
    Different to my experience, I have never found booking direct to be cheaper.

    Would be good to know the exact dates the OP is looking at
    • Murphy_The_Cat
    • By Murphy_The_Cat 9th Oct 16, 8:16 PM
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    Different to my experience, I have never found booking direct to be cheaper.

    Would be good to know the exact dates the OP is looking at
    Originally posted by photome
    For one of my holiday parts next year
    Alamo car via Alamo.co.uk £290.90
    Alamo car via Alamo.co.uk linked via Quidco £257.17 (not inc cashback)
    Alamo car via Alamo Brits £257.17 incl free extra driver.
    Alamo car via Expedia, via Quidco £211 (not inc cash back)

    Identical details, same vehicle. Alamo car via broker approx £80 cheaper than Alamo direct same level of insurance cover provided)
    Last edited by Murphy_The_Cat; 09-10-2016 at 8:19 PM.
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    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 9th Oct 16, 9:29 PM
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    For one of my holiday parts next year
    Alamo car via Alamo.co.uk £290.90
    Alamo car via Alamo.co.uk linked via Quidco £257.17 (not inc cashback)
    Alamo car via Alamo Brits £257.17 incl free extra driver.
    Alamo car via Expedia, via Quidco £211 (not inc cash back)

    Identical details, same vehicle. Alamo car via broker approx £80 cheaper than Alamo direct same level of insurance cover provided)
    Originally posted by Murphy_The_Cat
    I used Nov 1st to Dec 13th for my illustration. See if you can find cheaper via a broker.

    You can choose your own dates if you like.

    I never use brokers.
    • Murphy_The_Cat
    • By Murphy_The_Cat 9th Oct 16, 9:52 PM
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    I never use brokers.
    Originally posted by NiftyDigits
    I prefer to explore all options and then book via whoever offers the better value.

    Dismissing one option out of hand isn't my way
    Looking to lose 30lb by 28th April 2017. 16lb gone since 13th June, 14lb to go.



    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 9th Oct 16, 11:33 PM
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    For most of my rentals I use Autoeurope, they just come out the most competitive for my itineraries. I have had a go and came up with £603 for compact or £610 for intermediate and used 1/29 March. The OP did not give dates and I don't know why I chose these but the dates could an important factor on the pricing, i.e over Christmas Easter or other holidays. Results were using Autoeurope and Thrifty came out cheapest. If the OP wants sat nav or added window, breakdown, key cover etc that is usually extra. For a rental of that period I would prepurchase an annual policy in the UK for the extras plus use a smart phone as satnav. The Three all you can eat sim is great for travelling to the US for about £20 a month for a rolling contract.

    For the 42 day rental I have used 1/3 to 11/4. Prices for Compact and Intermediate coming out at £876 and £885 with insurances and zero excess, again with Thrifty through Autoeurope.

    As suggested booking via Quidco or Topcashback should get additional discount.
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 9th Oct 16, 11:43 PM
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    I prefer to explore all options and then book via whoever offers the better value.

    Dismissing one option out of hand isn't my way
    Originally posted by Murphy_The_Cat
    You appear to have jumped to conclusions. I didn't write that i didn't explore other options.
    In fact you may have noticed that I posted a positive comment on your Possible Bargain Car Hire thread, here

    But in the end, I don't use brokers.

    Apart from saving money, it means that I receive Gold and Presidential membership rewards with Hertz and AVIS, for example.
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 10th Oct 16, 12:31 AM
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    For most of my rentals I use Autoeurope, they just come out the most competitive for my itineraries. I have had a go and came up with £603 for compact or £610 for intermediate and used 1/29 March. The OP did not give dates and I don't know why I chose these but the dates could an important factor on the pricing, i.e over Christmas Easter or other holidays. Results were using Autoeurope and Thrifty came out cheapest. If the OP wants sat nav or added window, breakdown, key cover etc that is usually extra. For a rental of that period I would prepurchase an annual policy in the UK for the extras plus use a smart phone as satnav. The Three all you can eat sim is great for travelling to the US for about £20 a month for a rolling contract.

    For the 42 day rental I have used 1/3 to 11/4. Prices for Compact and Intermediate coming out at £876 and £885 with insurances and zero excess, again with Thrifty through Autoeurope.

    As suggested booking via Quidco or Topcashback should get additional discount.
    Originally posted by stevie11
    Matched your dates:




    Hertz up to £50 less. In addition, Hertz offers 12% cashback, as opposed to 3.5% from Auto Europe.
    • photome
    • By photome 10th Oct 16, 6:34 AM
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    Matched your dates:




    Hertz up to £50 less. In addition, Hertz offers 12% cashback, as opposed to 3.5% from Auto Europe.
    Originally posted by NiftyDigits
    are you using your membership to get cheaper prices, I just tried hertz for those same dates and got £989 for the economy and £1027 for the compact.

    Or am I looking at the wrong site. Hertz.co.uk

    Edit just tried hertz.com and still got £989 and £1027
    Last edited by photome; 10-10-2016 at 6:51 AM.
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