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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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    • 12th Aug 08, 12:31 PM
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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.
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 15th Aug 19, 9:22 PM
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    EveryWhere
    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.
    • unethical
    • By unethical 23rd Aug 19, 11:59 AM
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    Confused need help please
    Hi,
    Iím going to Vegas in sept and have hired a car. I normally also buy excess insurance in case I need to recoup any losses. I checked my car hire details this morning and saw that my policy has $0 excess....they will take a deposit of up to $2500 still though. Would I be correct in my logic that a $0 excess means that I donít need to buy excess insurance as any damage, whilst theyíd deduct it from my deposit initially would be covered 100% by the actual hire policy I already have.

    I queried the company direct but they werenít very helpful so Iíd appreciate it if anyone else has had this situation before could confirm or correct me.
    Thanks in advance
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    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 23rd Aug 19, 1:34 PM
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    EveryWhere
    Hi,
    Iím going to Vegas in sept and have hired a car. I normally also buy excess insurance in case I need to recoup any losses. I checked my car hire details this morning and saw that my policy has $0 excess....they will take a deposit of up to $2500 still though. Would I be correct in my logic that a $0 excess means that I donít need to buy excess insurance as any damage, whilst theyíd deduct it from my deposit initially would be covered 100% by the actual hire policy I already have.

    I queried the company direct but they werenít very helpful so Iíd appreciate it if anyone else has had this situation before could confirm or correct me.
    Thanks in advance
    Originally posted by unethical
    Post details containing with whom you booked etc. Otherwise we would be guessing
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