First time car rental bidder - MCO Midsize 02/01-02/02

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First time car rental bidder - MCO Midsize 02/01-02/02

deltaforce
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30 Jan 2015, 11:36 #1

Hello folks,

First time car rental bidder here, looking to rent a midsize size car (like Toyota Corolla) for a day and half at MCO.

Rates from Hotwire are
Compact $22/day
Midsize $24/day
Standard $27/day

Was planning to bid $15/day for a midsize car, expecting it to get around $18 from older posts here.

Just wondering though,
- if I am too late, that travel is just a couple of days away
- How does one do about gas fill up, before returning the vehicle. When I rented in the past, I always filled up the tank before returning. Closest gas station at MCO is 5miles away, so it won't be technically full tank, if I fill up there.

Thanks a lot in advance
(and glad I found this site, great site)
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tilepusher
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31 Jan 2015, 01:46 #2

Welcome to BiddingForTravel.com, deltaforce.

It's definitely not too late to bid -- same-day bids are not that uncommon. As far as I know, the distance between the airport and the nearest gas station shouldn't be an issue. However, I'm not too familiar with car rentals, so I'll leave it to someone else to give you a more definitive answer to that question.

Please start your bids/purchases from our Priceline and Hotwire links.
Please place all of your Priceline bids through our Priceline link.
Please check rates at Hotwire and make your bookings through our Hotwire link.
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31 Jan 2015, 20:13 #3

For some odd reason taxes charged by Priceline are higher than Costco Travel. Costco travel charged $17.xx whereas Priceline's taxes were dependent on the bid. I went upto a bid of $11/day and the taxes were $21.xx, so the total around $44, whereas Costco was offering for $52, not much of a difference really.

Priceline wouldn't allow me to submit the bid at $11/day (their suggestion was around $21/day) and I was not ready to increase the bid, so I went Costco travel and got 1 day 3 hours for $52 total, free additional driver, as opposed tp Priceline's $44+, and no additional driver. Anything more than $11/day is a dealbreaker here as there remains very little difference between these final prices, not worth my anxiety, and uncertainty.

But this board is loaded with info. Will certainly be checking again when I travel next time.
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01 Feb 2015, 02:55 #4

Priceline charges an additional fee on all Name Your Own Price bookings.
Please place all of your Priceline bids through our Priceline link.
Please check rates at Hotwire and make your bookings through our Hotwire link.
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18 Mar 2016, 15:50 #5

There is a station right outside of MCO, but you may want to check price of fuel on Gas Buddy as you will still be okay filling up 5 miles away if the price is better.  
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