[BNM] [OT] Car rental question

Max Williams toastkid.williams at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 14:27:55 BST 2015


Actually, sorry, it wasn't from Enterprise, it was from Europcar.  I always
get them mixed up :/

On 6 July 2015 at 14:26, Max Williams <toastkid.williams at gmail.com> wrote:

> I rented from Enterprise the other weekend and i'm pretty sure it was just
> pre-authorised, rather than actually taken and refunded later.  I was
> cacking it because their excess is £1000 (so i had to pre-authorise
> £1000).  You can pay £19 a day to reduce the excess to zero, which i'd
> recommend doing based on how much stress it caused me (i was driving it
> around as if the boot was filled with 50 year old dynamite).
>
> On 6 July 2015 at 14:22, Rob Mansfield <rob at robmansfield.net> wrote:
>
>> Thanks for all the responses... Sadly I don't have a credit card :(
>>
>> I'm going with Enterprise. Having read the wiki link that Martyn shared
>> (and your own experiences), it does sound as if it's taken 'on hold' for a
>> day (thus semi-emptying your account) and then not actually processed.
>>
>>  Seems as if I may have to beg/borrow/steal £200 for a few days
>>
>> Cheers
>> R
>>
>> On Mon, 6 Jul 2015 at 14:14 Max Williams <toastkid.williams at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Sounds like a case of "Your mileage may vary", hoho.
>> >
>> > On 6 July 2015 at 14:12, Hazlitt Eastman <hazlitt at manta9.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > I rented a car 2 weeks ago. They took a deposit of £150 and paid the
>> > money
>> > > back to my account 3 days after I returned the car.
>> > >
>> > > Haze
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > On 06/07/2015 14:01, "BNMlist on behalf of Scott Lawson" <
>> > > bnmlist-bounces at brightonnewmedia.org on behalf of
>> scottjlawson at gmail.com
>> > >
>> > > wrote:
>> > >
>> > > >I think they do take the amount, and refund it after, I usually use a
>> > > >credit card for such things to avoid the situation you mention.
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 1:58 PM, Rob Mansfield <rob at robmansfield.net>
>> > > wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > >> Hi all
>> > > >>
>> > > >> I'm hiring a car on Weds for the day and paid online before
>> > discovering
>> > > >> that on the day the car hire company takes a £200 deposit.
>> > > >>
>> > > >> Bad time of month as I don't have £200 in my account.
>> > > >>
>> > > >> What I'm wondering though is whether this is a 'nominal
>> > authorisation',
>> > > >> rather than a charge, ie they charge your card £1 like pay at pump
>> and
>> > > then
>> > > >> only take the full amount when necessary.
>> > > >>
>> > > >> I'd prefer not to cancel the booking as there's a £25 cancellation
>> fee
>> > > >>
>> > > >> Thanks
>> > > >> Rob
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