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    • MSE Jenny
    • By MSE Jenny 12th Aug 08, 12:31 PM
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    Cheap car hire article discussion
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    Cheap car hire article discussion 12th Aug 08 at 12:31 PM


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    • tgon
    • By tgon 15th Aug 19, 8:59 PM
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    If you are going to do it, book direct, as opposed to via a broker, in so that you have one clear set of T&Cs.
    Originally posted by EveryWhere
    Generally speaking, is this the wisest approach? Iím looking to rent a full size car for 3 weeks from Melbourne Airport in November. Skyscanner is a great accumulator which then passes results onto a selected broker who then contacts a rental company and prices seem to be lower, I assume, because of some referral partnership. Same with booking through an airline carrier that has some air miles type partnership.

    I prefer the direct approach personally and if itís the most prudent approach then I lose on potential discount but I guess thatís the price for simplicity.
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    • By EveryWhere 15th Aug 19, 9:22 PM
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    Generally speaking, is this the wisest approach? I’m looking to rent a full size car for 3 weeks from Melbourne Airport in November. Skyscanner is a great accumulator which then passes results onto a selected broker who then contacts a rental company and prices seem to be lower, I assume, because of some referral partnership. Same with booking through an airline carrier that has some air miles type partnership.

    I prefer the direct approach personally and if it’s the most prudent approach then I lose on potential discount but I guess that’s the price for simplicity.
    Originally posted by tgon
    First of all, you missed the point. We were discussing a particular type of car rental company. Let's call them GoldCar for the purpose of the discussion. If you are going to book a GoldCar vehicle, it's best to do it direct.

    If you are referring to mainstream companies, personally, I book direct too in this case, but use promo codes provided by the companies themselves. Plus there may be cashback available.
    So I don't lose out on any discounts.
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