[BNM] [OT] Car rental question

Wayne Douglas wayne at sonatribe.com
Mon Jul 6 14:44:53 BST 2015


EuropeCar are who i use

On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 2:42 PM, Scott Lawson <scottjlawson at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've never had to claim on it so can't give experience from that. But from
> what I read, people get screwed over by car rental companies more often as
> they don't cover things like tyres and windscreens that are probably the
> most likely thing you'll damage, and you still have an excess with car
> rental companies.
>
> On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 2:39 PM, Max Williams <toastkid.williams at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > ah, that's brilliant!
> >
> > On 6 July 2015 at 14:36, Scott Lawson <scottjlawson at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > I always use something like this http://www.insurance4carhire.com/
> > >
> > > You can get yearly policies if you rent regularly, or pay daily.
> > >
> > > Much better value than car hire places, and they cover you for more
> > things
> > > too. Although you do have to pay the excess and claim it back in the
> > event
> > > of an accident (where credit cards are helpful).
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 2:33 PM, Rob Mansfield <rob at robmansfield.net>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Wow, £1000 excess is a bit steep even for a rental car company!
> > > >
> > > > On Mon, 6 Jul 2015 at 14:28 Max Williams <
> toastkid.williams at gmail.com>
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > 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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