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Old 10-28-2012, 04:43 PM   #331
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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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Whoops, you're right, I didn't mention what type of vehicle I was looking for. It is only me (solo trip) so vehicle doesn't matter. I could even go down to an economy.

I do have backup ressie with Dollar ($140) and Enterprise ($144), I just can't figure out Alamo's pricing scheme on less than 8 days.

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Old 10-28-2012, 05:35 PM   #332
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Whoops, you're right, I didn't mention what type of vehicle I was looking for. It is only me (solo trip) so vehicle doesn't matter. I could even go down to an economy.

I do have backup ressie with Dollar ($140) and Enterprise ($144), I just can't figure out Alamo's pricing scheme on less than 8 days.

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With tax? I would keep one of those. No one understands Alamo's pricing, so you are not alone.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:40 PM   #333
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.....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?.....
Wow, I had kept getting high prices for 7 and 8 day but had never put in 9 days to see the drop. I am shocked and I'm guessing Alamo has their website jacked up again. I was able to duplicate what you were talking about. I hope they fix the weekly price for 7 and 8 day or they are losing my business. I'm tired of horribly high rates from them when I rent for a week.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:47 PM   #334
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Budget's Wendie Rate is $202 with taxes for an SUV and $178 for a compact.

Grrrrrrrrrrrr...............why does that code have to expire on December 15th?!?!? I would have loved, loved, loved an SUV for our trip (we drive a Dodge Journey here at home, so going down to a car always feels squishy). C'mon, Santa .... we want some good Christmas week deals!

As for the Alamo wonky pricing, its worth mentioning that Dollar's regular pricing (including the "city special") for Christmas week were double today over what they had been previously listed at ($600+ and upwards....and that's BEFORE taxes and fees ). Hoping maybe we're not far off of the prices starting to drop.....they always seem to take a big leap upward before they start their gradual decline to something more reasonable.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:44 PM   #335
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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*
Then, respectfully, you and she are reading wayyyyy too much into those responses. They're indirect but not in any way snarky. What they all said was, "Advantage is as good as the nationally advertised brands, but without the bells and whistles - so often at lower rates. The rental counter or lot may not be quite as convenient."

And really, I could have been snarky while translating. Those TripAdvisor responses weren't snarky at all.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:39 PM   #336
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I was able to "name my own price" on price line . I got a mini van for $20 a day through Avis Dec 7- Dec 15
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:01 PM   #337
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I was able to "name my own price" on price line . I got a mini van for $20 a day through Avis Dec 7- Dec 15
Wow! What was your total?
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:08 PM   #338
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Ok so I was just screwing around on Pricelines and placed a $13 a day bid on an Intermediate SUV. It would have been $16, but I had some Priceline rewards I could use and it got ACCEPTED! Total price $160.85 12/8-12/14 with Budget. I'm very happy with that!
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:25 PM   #339
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I think I posted the link before, but here is my Priceline Car Tutorial:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=37158615
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:54 PM   #340
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Priceline can either really work for you or not. I've gotten some great deals with them!
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:37 AM   #341
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I originally reserved a car through Advantage but cancelled because I found a better deal with Dollar. I have a full-size (Ford Taurus or similar) booked from December 12-28 for a total price of $316.67! I felt that was an awesome price for 16 days! I booked back in October and couldn't even touch that price for the 10 days of our October trip to WDW!
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:22 AM   #342
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Alamo rates just plummeted for 11/30-12/8. Compact through fullsize are very low. Fullsize for $140 using Southwest code 7015765 and mastercard coupon ad2335fdc.

Unfortunately, DW will only allow me to get SUVs; those and minivans did not drop.
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Alamo rates just plummeted for 11/30-12/8. Compact through premium are very low. Premium for $140 using Southwest code 7015765 and mastercard coupon ad2335fdc.

Unfortunately, DW will only allow me to get SUVs; those and minivans did not drop.
Lucky duck!!!

Just checked the Alamo rates for my week.........a mini van is $1209 with tax.....I think I need a defibrillator .
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:56 AM   #344
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Alamo rates just plummeted for 11/30-12/8. Compact through premium are very low. Premium for $140 using Southwest code 7015765 and mastercard coupon ad2335fdc.

Unfortunately, DW will only allow me to get SUVs; those and minivans did not drop.
That must have been about a 5 minute sale. Up over $400. now.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:31 PM   #345
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just booked a Premium car (it was cheaper then the rest) thru Dollar for the week of Dec 8 -15 total price $187.56 used Promo Code 4PMVM. still higher then I want to pay but it's a start
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