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Old 09-23-2012, 09:04 AM   #211
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Could you tell me where this code is from?
I think it's a code from Mousesavers.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:41 PM   #212
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I have a question. Prices right now for my time frame are ridiculours (Nov1-10). Last year I had a full size at $135 and change this year ouch! Not sure if we are going to rent the whole time or not. But I do notice that if I pick up a car a the Dolphin it is a little cheaper than at the airport. So for anyone who has used Alamo to pick up a car at the Dolphin, do they have a standard isle and a full size isle? I know at the airport there is no standard isle. If you book standard you pick from the full size so was just wondering if that is the same at Dolphin? TIA
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:02 PM   #213
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I have a question. Prices right now for my time frame are ridiculours (Nov1-10). Last year I had a full size at $135 and change this year ouch! Not sure if we are going to rent the whole time or not. But I do notice that if I pick up a car a the Dolphin it is a little cheaper than at the airport. So for anyone who has used Alamo to pick up a car at the Dolphin, do they have a standard isle and a full size isle? I know at the airport there is no standard isle. If you book standard you pick from the full size so was just wondering if that is the same at Dolphin? TIA
I'm looking for 10/31-11/10. Been watching this thread for about 6 weeks now. Lowest I have is Dollar midsize for $195 using their city special. Just came on today to notify everyone that the city special is no longer "special" - LOL. The price is now coming up at $446! Alamo and National haven't budged much - maybe $20-50 over the last few weeks.

Awhile back, I think someone was available to book Advantage for around $220 for 11/1-11/12. It was back in early Sept. For some reason, since I'm picking up on 10/31, the price was almost triple. Go figure!

As for Dolphin, not sure what aisle they have there. I would assume the space might be smaller and have a smaller selection than the airport. But I could be wrong. Hopefully someone else can help? Maybe ask in the main transportation board?
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I'm looking for 10/31-11/10. Been watching this thread for about 6 weeks now. Lowest I have is Dollar midsize for $195 using their city special. Just came on today to notify everyone that the city special is no longer "special" - LOL. The price is now coming up at $446! Alamo and National haven't budged much - maybe $20-50 over the last few weeks.

Awhile back, I think someone was available to book Advantage for around $220 for 11/1-11/12. It was back in early Sept. For some reason, since I'm picking up on 10/31, the price was almost triple. Go figure!

As for Dolphin, not sure what aisle they have there. I would assume the space might be smaller and have a smaller selection than the airport. But I could be wrong. Hopefully someone else can help? Maybe ask in the main transportation board?
We are looking for almost the exact same dates (10/31-11/11) and having the same issues finding something. I think things will start to come down in a couple weeks---we always vacation at this time, and I usually start seeing those good deals around early October. I WISH I would have had that city code you were talking about---$195 is a great deal nowadays for rental for (11) days!!
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We are looking for almost the exact same dates (10/31-11/11) and having the same issues finding something. I think things will start to come down in a couple weeks---we always vacation at this time, and I usually start seeing those good deals around early October. I WISH I would have had that city code you were talking about---$195 is a great deal nowadays for rental for (11) days!!
My dates are 11/8-11/13; I was able to get Advantage for $96 total. They are at $175 now (ridiculous). I'm looking daily; will be sure to post something for you if I see it!
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:19 PM   #217
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My dates are 11/23-11/30 and I have $233 with Dollar or $198 with Advantage. REALLY hoping they come down!
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:21 PM   #218
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We are looking for almost the exact same dates (10/31-11/11) and having the same issues finding something. I think things will start to come down in a couple weeks---we always vacation at this time, and I usually start seeing those good deals around early October. I WISH I would have had that city code you were talking about---$195 is a great deal nowadays for rental for (11) days!!
Keep checking for that city special from Dollar - it will just pop up when you don't put in any codes. I believe it appears before the midsize car. The rates have been climbing high so far, but one day last week I did see it drop for my dates to $224. Hope it comes back down again for you!
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:37 PM   #219
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So for anyone who has used Alamo to pick up a car at the Dolphin, do they have a standard isle and a full size isle? I know at the airport there is no standard isle. If you book standard you pick from the full size so was just wondering if that is the same at Dolphin? TIA
I rented from Dolphin several years ago. I don't remember if there is a standard vehicle and full size vehicle at that location, but you do not go out to an 'aisle' and pick your own car like you do at the airport. Unless things have changed, you check in at an inside desk off the lobby. You then go outside to the front porte-cochere and they bring it to you - much like a valet service. You might be able to ask what they have available in the class of vehicle you are renting, but it's not near as much fun as it is at the airport.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:52 PM   #220
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We are looking for almost the exact same dates (10/31-11/11) and having the same issues finding something. I think things will start to come down in a couple weeks---we always vacation at this time, and I usually start seeing those good deals around early October. I WISH I would have had that city code you were talking about---$195 is a great deal nowadays for rental for (11) days!!
We are the ones who booked 11/1-11/12 for $220.00. We checked every day and changed our reservation 3 more times and ended up at $170.00 for a standard size. As of 2 days ago we noticed that the quote for same car and timeframe is now $530.00.

The point is you never know when they will move so keep checking.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:00 PM   #221
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I just got an intermediate SUV for $275.00 from Budget for Nov1-Nov 10th. Last year I got a full size for $135 from Alamo for Oct 29th-Nov 8th. Hope the rates go down. I asked a girl at Alamo if she knew why the rates were so high and she said they price them according to inventory meaning that they are so high right now because they have alot of people renting at my times (and others) so they charge more. So I am wondering if it was really smart of me to book at $275 when I am not happy with that price but I am feeding into the price increase apparently. Oh well I can still hope
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:06 PM   #222
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That first week of November is insane. I am arriving on the 1st also. I found decent pricing on Advantage a few weeks ago; $14.22/night for a midsize. I'm afraid of Advantage but booked it because it was by far the cheapest I could come up with. Hoping we'll find something else but feeling a bit doubtful!

First week of December isn't looking much better and I need a car for that timeframe too.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #223
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I too am skeptical about Advantage which is why I did not book. Not sure why I am skeptical? But have used Budget and Alamo with great results!
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:41 PM   #224
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We are in WDW 11/27-12/7 and there will be 5 adults. I finally found a "deal" at Dollar for a Premium car (Crown Victoria) for a total of $284.56. I used a promo code "kisse" or "kiss2" work. I got the promo code from Mousesavers.
This is a full time job looking for a "deal" on a car rental for 10 days. It's almost as much for the 3 extra days as it is for a week. No idea why this is....??
We have rented from Alamo at the Dolphin in February 2012. We are DVC Members and our home resort is the Boardwalk. It's very convenient to use Magical Express to get to the BW and then walk over to the Dolphin to get the car. On the day we were leaving, we dropped it off at the Dolphin, walked back and then got on the bus later that afternoon. The car was waiting for us at the Valet station. Would love to do that again, but the prices for Alamo are way to high. I'll keep looking for new promo codes that will reduce it even more.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:17 PM   #225
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I checked Budget again, and with that Wendie code it's still a good deal for the first week of November.
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