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Car Hire - Spain - deposit refunded early?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Flights, Currency & Car Hire
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UjellyUjelly Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Flights, Currency & Car Hire
Hi All,

Strange one and new the forum, just looking to know what to expect over the next few days, this was my first time hiring a rental car overseas.

I arrived and was told I needed to place a deposit which they will hold until return of the vehicle and I was aware of this, I also had to pay a young drivers fee which was unexpected, we booked through easyJet who specified we would not have to pay any additional fees because of age as I am over 23, something I now know is incorrect but is a story for another time.

I was told that my deposit would be refunded when the car is dropped off, however I've taken a look today and the whole deposit and young driver fee has been refunded, there is no transactions of any kind showing on my account.

Should I expect this to be taken again? Bit confused as all question I can find are that the deposit hasn't been refunded!

Any explanation would be great, thank you!

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  • EveryWhereEveryWhere
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    It's usual to take a deposit in the first place. it's usually just an authorisation(they have the possibility to take it within a certain amount of time).
    Why concern yourself about it? Hopefully you purchased standalone car hire excess insurance in case of an accident.
  • UjellyUjelly Forumite
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    MoneySaving Newbie
    Just a bit confused, the money had left my account but its now back and no transaction is showing, the young driver charge should have been charged instead of a deposit.

    I return the car in 1 day, most people complain it takes too long to get the deposit back so don't understand why I have it back before I return the car, if anything its a good thing!
  • EveryWhereEveryWhere
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    Ujelly wrote: »
    Just a bit confused, the money had left my account but its now back and no transaction is showing, the young driver charge should have been charged instead of a deposit.

    I return the car in 1 day, most people complain it takes too long to get the deposit back so don't understand why I have it back before I return the car, if anything its a good thing!

    Let us know how it goes tomorrow.
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