FLL Economy Hertz 4/9-4/12 $22

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FLL Economy Hertz 4/9-4/12 $22

maddogxlt
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maddogxlt
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Joined: 04 Mar 2012, 02:11

19 Mar 2015, 20:20 #1

I needed a car while I'm at a conference in Ft. Lauderdale. I wanted to save money and checked out Hotwire.com which is my go to for Car Rentals. But in this case I was really skeptical of Hotwire because of the off-brands (dollar, sixt, thrifty) that are available on their site for the Fort Lauderdale Airport.

I have used this site once before, on Clark Howard's advice (A Nationally Syndicated Radio Host/ Consumer Advocate) which got me an absolute steal of a hotel room in Las Vegas a few years ago (4 star suite for $60!). I was pleasantly surprised to see people were having success with Priceline in Fort Lauderdale.

I of course clicked the reference link on Sheryl's signature and bid $22 a day on an economy car and got a Reputable brand, Hertz! The car will probably get upgraded from my experience, but either way it doesn't matter since it's just me.


Question: Does anyone have advice for how to proceed with Toll road cameras that capture License plate info? I've heard horror stories of people getting massively uncharged by the rental agencies weeks after their trip.
Thanks again, I love this site!
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Sheryl
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19 Mar 2015, 20:46 #2

Thank you for placing your bid through our link to Priceline. While it's true that Hotwire uses some off brand rental car companies, there's about a 90% chance that Priceline would be cheaper than Hotwire but it's very important to compare the Priceline rate to the Hotwire rate including all taxes and fees because for some reason Hotwire's taxes and fees are often lower than Priceline's for rental cars. Based on Hotwire's $20.95 base daily rate for an Economy, I think yours is likely an overbid of $3-$4 per day. I think it's important to share that since you said Hotwire is your go to rental car booking site. I would concentrate on Priceline but use Hotwire as a comparison.
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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