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Old 10-26-2012, 01:35 PM   #316
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It's a shame that people get so snarky when answering a post. You wanted their advise, not their opinion ! Although Disers are a tad more respectful and informative, I too have experienced snarky posters on these boards.
Would love to know more about peoples experience with Advantage myself though.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #317
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I must be "All that and a bag of chips" because I agree with them and didn't think they were all that snarky . You DO pay extra for the "nationally advertised" names, to be able to pick out your car from the "aisle" or to have your name in lights. I privately roll my eyes every time someone says they need to book with Alamo or National because they think that picking out a car is worth extra $$. It's fun and all that, but not worth more than a few bucks IMO.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:02 PM   #318
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I wasn't trying to harass you, I promise. Just trying to clarify to another why I said what I said. You are definitely right if you have a solid 9 day rental. All's good in the transportation world.
I know you weren't trying to harass me! No worries!
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:50 PM   #319
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I must be "All that and a bag of chips" because I agree with them and didn't think they were all that snarky . You DO pay extra for the "nationally advertised" names, to be able to pick out your car from the "aisle" or to have your name in lights. I privately roll my eyes every time someone says they need to book with Alamo or National because they think that picking out a car is worth extra $$. It's fun and all that, but not worth more than a few bucks IMO.
Point is that I was not asking that. I was asking about recent experience with the company. Basically "Have you used this company and what is your experience" Nothing more and nothing less. An honest opinion about the company. How hard is that?
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:10 PM   #320
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I must be "All that and a bag of chips" because I agree with them and didn't think they were all that snarky . You DO pay extra for the "nationally advertised" names, to be able to pick out your car from the "aisle" or to have your name in lights. I privately roll my eyes every time someone says they need to book with Alamo or National because they think that picking out a car is worth extra $$. It's fun and all that, but not worth more than a few bucks IMO.
with all do respect, she wasn't asking for anyones opinion.. just experiences, good or bad. The "name up in lights and how far you have to walk" was really exaggerated, condenscending and just snarky *IMHO*
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:13 PM   #321
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Point is that I was not asking that. I was asking about recent experience with the company. Basically "Have you used this company and what is your experience" Nothing more and nothing less. An honest opinion about the company. How hard is that?
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They rent cars. That is their job. They do it as good as anyone else.
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I have used Advantage at MCO and other places. No problems. Cars have been new and charged as expected.
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with all do respect, she wasn't asking for anyones opinion.. just experiences, good or bad. The "name up in lights and how far you have to walk" was really exaggerated, condenscending and just snarky *IMHO*
Welcome to the internet! Opinions come with the territory.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:43 PM   #322
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But they did answer:






Welcome to the internet! Opinions come with the territory.
There is just a nicer way to put things.
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"They rent cars" and "That's their job" comes off a tad snarky. The poster knows these two facts and to say them insinuates that the person is an idiot.
"they do as good as anyone else." would have been all that was needed to reply. That is advise. The other two comments, made the reply sound snarky.
Just trying to say, there is always a kinder way to reply with info, because your opinions are just that...yours, and we shouldn't judge others on why they asked the question.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:17 PM   #323
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Check again right now! lol My rates were over $400 this morning but I just checked again and got $199 for Dec 1 to 9 with insiders id for compact!!

Woohoo!! I'm finally below $200!! The first time my rates dropped was just a couple days ago.

You really have to check morning, noon and night. Rates keep going up and down like crazy for a few dates and mine happens to be one of them. I check at least 5 times a day!!
Through Costco you can get a compact with enterprise for $162 inc taxes.
http://www.costcotravel.com/#11_rentalCars
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:25 PM   #324
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Just looked at dollar lock and go rates for Dec 1-6 and total was $300.
Using Budget and wendie code d454300 and e-coupon MUGZ029 for $30 off you can get a midisze for $152 after e-coupon is applied when return vehicle.
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:41 PM   #325
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Does anyone know if Enterprise charges your credit card when you book? I'm still leaning towards them, but don't want to book if they charge our card immediately.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:36 PM   #326
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Does anyone know if Enterprise charges your credit card when you book? I'm still leaning towards them, but don't want to book if they charge our card immediately.
You don't give your credit card number when booking. They only ask what type of card you will be using.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:05 PM   #327
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Thank you. Might jump on the rate I found!
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:50 PM   #328
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I'm looking for a 12/8 9pm to 12/15 4pm reservation with Alamo, and it is close to $400.

This was an incredibly high rate, so I did some sensitivity analysis. If I do 12/8 9pm to 12/17 2pm, it drops to under $150.

It looks like the rate for Alamo drops significantly once I am over the 8 day hump.

Has anyone experienced this before with Alamo, and will the 7 day price decrease as December gets closer? Or should I rent elsewhere? (currently holding ressies with Enterprise and Dollar)

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Old 10-28-2012, 03:45 PM   #329
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I'm looking for a 12/8 9pm to 12/15 4pm reservation with Alamo, and it is close to $400.

This was an incredibly high rate, so I did some sensitivity analysis. If I do 12/8 9pm to 12/17 2pm, it drops to under $150.

It looks like the rate for Alamo drops significantly once I am over the 8 day hump.

Has anyone experienced this before with Alamo, and will the 7 day price decrease as December gets closer? Or should I rent elsewhere? (currently holding ressies with Budget and Dollar)
You haven't mentioned what type of vehicle you are looking for.

Through www.vacationoutlet.com, you can get a compact through Dollar for your dates and times for $236.30 including all taxes and fees. A full size would be $265, and a minivan is $382.

You can also get the discount by entering the corporate code VO5013 directly on Dollar.com.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:56 PM   #330
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You haven't mentioned what type of vehicle you are looking for.

Through www.vacationoutlet.com, you can get a compact through Dollar for your dates and times for $236.30 including all taxes and fees. A full size would be $265, and a minivan is $382.

You can also get the discount by entering the corporate code VO5013 directly on Dollar.com.
Budget's Wendie Rate is $202 with taxes for an SUV and $178 for a compact.
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