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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:23 pm 
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Hi again All

One more car rental question, I was very surprised to see the airport car rental companies asking for a deposit of $300-$500. Is this something new? I would be renting with a credit card , but this doesn't seem to make a difference. Has this been a commonplace practice?

Oh Hans, how could you not fit me in?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:28 pm 
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If you are going during a busy season I can understand it.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:30 am 
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I don't have a problem with a deposit as long as it's refundable in the event of cancellation.

Seems to be common practice these days especially in high season. Although Tropic/Hans still does not require a deposit. But times are changing.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:04 am 
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With Tropic you have to book months in advance. For our September trip, we usually book the car rental around January or February. One year, wasn't sure if I'd be able to go - so had to submit request for rental later than usual & Tropic couldn't accomodate us. Wound up renting with Payless that year - they were also OK.

This is the first I've heard about a deposit.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:29 am 
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comet07 wrote:
With Tropic you have to book months in advance. For our September trip, we usually book the car rental around January or February. One year, wasn't sure if I'd be able to go - so had to submit request for rental later than usual & Tropic couldn't accomodate us. Wound up renting with Payless that year - they were also OK.

This is the first I've heard about a deposit.


I just booked Tropic for the end of Dec./first week of January yesterday and got lucky - last car available for my dates.

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