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JaxRed
10-18-2012, 07:23 PM
Going to Arizona next week. Need a rental for 23-27th. There is a rental I can get from 23-28th for about $300. But from 23-27 is $500. Looking at Hotwire

Can I rent a car for the 23rd-28th, pay the $300, and just turn the car in early?

texasdave
10-18-2012, 07:57 PM
Going to Arizona next week. Need a rental for 23-27th. There is a rental I can get from 23-28th for about $300. But from 23-27 is $500. Looking at Hotwire

Can I rent a car for the 23rd-28th, pay the $300, and just turn the car in early?


This might help. I would also suggest calling Hotwire and asking. They must have a customer service line.

http://www.betterbidding.com/index.php?showtopic=95472

JaxRed
10-19-2012, 08:35 AM
I talked to a guy on chat there. He had no clue.

I"m being charged the full amount immediately. I'm going to take a chance that turning it in early won't matter since it's paid in advance. We'll see.

oneupper
10-19-2012, 09:23 AM
I talked to a guy on chat there. He had no clue.

I"m being charged the full amount immediately. I'm going to take a chance that turning it in early won't matter since it's paid in advance. We'll see.

Car companies have weekly rates and daily rates. The weekly rates kick in after 5 days. I think you'll be OK, but I'm curious so please tell us how it turns out.

Sea Ray
10-19-2012, 11:09 AM
I talked to a guy on chat there. He had no clue.

I"m being charged the full amount immediately. I'm going to take a chance that turning it in early won't matter since it's paid in advance. We'll see.

I don't see any problem with turning it in early. If they ask for anything else, refuse to pay it. Explain that it's their quirky policy that incentivized you to handle it this way. I seriously doubt it'll be a problem. Have a good trip...

JaxRed
10-30-2012, 10:27 PM
I'm back. So far no issues with the "turn in early" thing.

oneupper
10-31-2012, 09:48 AM
I'm back. So far no issues with the "turn in early" thing.

Great. Thanks for that tip.

fearofpopvol1
11-01-2012, 12:44 AM
Just as an FYI, and I realize I'm late, your best bet probably is to go to priceline and put in your own price. You can usually go quite a low and get a better deal, even with taxes and insurance.

JaxRed
11-05-2012, 05:18 PM
I might try that....never had before....fear of unknown !!

jhiller21
11-07-2012, 06:16 AM
I've always taken the longer rental and turned it in early. They're always fine with it. The daily rate is there for suckers.