Annoyed with US Rent A Car!!

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by oceanscape, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. oceanscape

    oceanscape DIS Veteran

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    I'm so annoyed! I foolishly checked our dates on US Rent-A-Car and the price of our rental has DROPPED by £50!

    I am really disappointed because I called them up when we made our reservation and asked if I would be okay to wait for a while -- the man I spoke to said it was "extremely unlikely" that the price we had would get any lower and that "to be safe" I should book there and then.

    I know it's my fault but, still! Grrr! :mad:
     
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  3. Cyrano

    Cyrano Moderator Moderator

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    Mind you it could just as easily go up :thumbsup2

    Once I book things I tend not to look at the prices anymore :goodvibes
     
  4. It'sWDW4me

    It'sWDW4me <font color=green>Fairly new... still gets a tag :

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    Wow - that's a pretty big drop! For those who don't know current exchange rates, that 50 GBP is around $80 USD at the moment.

    I would give the rental car agency a call and have the reservation changed to the new, lower price. If they "can't" (read "won't"), then cancel your original reservation and schedule a new one at the new, lower price (this is worth it only if there is no cancellation fee).

    It's worth a try. I hope you get to use that money on something fun to take home with you!
     
  5. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    Unfortunately USrentacar charge £50 cancellation fee.

    Once happened to me with flights to Los Angeles, bounght miles and money seats, few week later price dropped, could have saved about £100 and gained about 36,000 miles on our accounts.
     
  6. london75

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    Quick tip, I always buy their £15 cancellation insurance, it can be invoked for price changes, even rental company changes and you still keep the insurance as well.

    Saved £100 last year by changing at the last minute.
     
  7. Hazelmum

    Hazelmum Earning My Ears

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    If you book with carhireflorida.net/Florida Homes and Travel you can cancel and rebook anytime up to 48 hours before travel with no charge.
    Hazel
     
  8. T16GEM

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    My DH has cancelled and rebooked our car with Alamo about 4 times since booking orginally because the price went down. I hope you manage to sort something out. :)
     
  9. dc1964

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    my virgin flights went down by about £50 each for our december trip. Virgin would not amend the price but would have been surprised if they had, we would not expect to pay more if prices went up so it is fair enough.. dont let it spoil your trip for the sake of 50 quid
     

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