HELP! Need to book rental cars for school and don't know where to start

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HELP! Need to book rental cars for school and don't know where to start

amr
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Joined: 02 Jan 2013, 02:09

02 Jan 2013, 02:09 #1

Hello,

I'm looking to book rental cars for two separate times for school.  Trying to keep as cheap as possible as is for school and I'm getting low on funds.

First rental period
Sacremento, CA  Feb 10th to Feb 22nd.

Second rental period
DFW, TX  Feb 23rd to Mar 16th.

I'm looking for the cheapest cars possible - not picky.  I've been searching online and seem to find the cheapest rates for DFW thru expedia for ~ $533 all in.   In comparison I did have a rate of ~310 for SMF, but the price has jumped and is now $480.  

I would appreciate any advice as I'm new to this priceline game.  I've been searching the internet for coupon codes etc, and am not having much luck.

Thank you in advance.
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amr
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Joined: 02 Jan 2013, 02:09

02 Jan 2013, 02:21 #2

I've tried doing the name your price with DFW area - haven't officially submitted it yet. But I'm bidding around 15/day and it says that amount has been accepted, however they are seeming to jerk you on the taxes and fees which end up being as much or more as the cost @ 15/day x number of rental days. What gives?
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Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

02 Jan 2013, 03:46 #3

Priceline doesn't jerk you on the taxes. They just pass along rental car taxes which are high at airports. They also add a modest fee which they do for all bids. Which size car are you bidding for?

Please place your Priceline/Hotwire bids/purchases through the link in my signature or by clicking the Priceline/Hotwire banners on the right side of the screen. And please keep Priceline in mind for your conventional travel bookings as well.
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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amr
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Joined: 02 Jan 2013, 02:09

02 Jan 2013, 14:33 #4

I'm looking for the cheapest car available - which usually translates to an economy or compact- heck if there was an enclosed moped that I could fit my luggage all into (2 pieces) and it was cheap I would take that! haah.

This is what I'm talking about - as example I bid $15.00 (per day) for a Total Rental Days: 21
Subtotal: $315.00
Taxes and Fees: (details) $307.82
Total Charges:
prices are in US dollars
$622.82

The taxes and fees are as much as the rental car! they seem a bit outlandish.
I can try booking at Lovefield and get a tax/fee of half that.

Any suggestions? Or thoughts?
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Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

02 Jan 2013, 16:57 #5

Like I said, Priceline just passes along the rental car fees and it's determined by the airport. Non-airport locations are even cheaper. Compacts are cheaper than Economy of your dates at Hotwire which is always more expensive than Priceline. I would recommend that you bid $16 for a Compact through Priceline for DFW.

Please place your Priceline/Hotwire bids/purchases through the link in my signature or by clicking the Priceline/Hotwire banners on the right side of the screen. And please keep Priceline in mind for your conventional travel bookings as well.
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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