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    • Frank Bell
    • By Frank Bell 10th Sep 17, 10:36 AM
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    Credit card expiry on car hire deposit. A WARNING!!
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    • 10th Sep 17, 10:36 AM
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    Credit card expiry on car hire deposit. A WARNING!! 10th Sep 17 at 10:36 AM
    I hired a car from Interrent car hire, Palma airport at the beginning of august. I had my own car excess policy.
    Interrent would not give me a car until I paid an additional £260 ( with a debit card) because my credit expiry date was 31 august , 2 weeks after my return date. They said I needed at least 6 weeks life on my card!
    They were quite happy to use the credit card for all other payments, firrst time I've heard this one!
    I hired through rentalcars.com and have spoken to them about this. They have raised an action to refund my cash as there's nothing in t'&c's about this.

    We don't need the hassle Be aware of this one !
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    • Roger1
    • By Roger1 10th Sep 17, 11:18 AM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 11:18 AM
    What was the additional £260 for?
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 10th Sep 17, 11:19 AM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 11:19 AM
    What was the additional £260 for?
    Originally posted by Roger1
    I would guess Super CDW.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 10th Sep 17, 11:49 AM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 11:49 AM
    ''Tis why Interrent were cheaper than others! AVOID
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • Roger1
    • By Roger1 11th Sep 17, 9:41 AM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 9:41 AM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 9:41 AM
    I would guess Super CDW.
    Originally posted by WAYT
    That would have been my guess, too, except that OP says 'I had my own car excess policy'.

    I'm wondering if additional insurance was necessary.
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 11th Sep 17, 10:32 AM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 10:32 AM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 10:32 AM
    That would have been my guess, too, except that OP says 'I had my own car excess policy'.

    I'm wondering if additional insurance was necessary.
    Originally posted by Roger1
    The car hire company cannot depend on your standalone policy, so they apply their excess waiver...the £260, so that you are indemnified against possible loss with the car hire company.
    If the six week period is stated in the contract, there is not much that can be done.
    • Roger1
    • By Roger1 12th Sep 17, 10:29 AM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 10:29 AM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 10:29 AM
    ... so they apply their excess waiver ...
    Originally posted by WAYT
    So excess waiver, not CDW as you suggested earlier?

    I'm none the wiser until/unless the OP lets us know. Only asking in case we can offer advice to the OP.
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 12th Sep 17, 10:37 AM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 10:37 AM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 10:37 AM
    So excess waiver, not CDW as you suggested earlier?

    I'm none the wiser until/unless the OP lets us know. Only asking in case we can offer advice to the OP.
    Originally posted by Roger1
    Excess Waiver is Super CDW.

    I wrote Super CDW.
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