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Europcar one way deal over xmas for £1.00

£1.00 @ Europcar
Got this in a Email, Its just one way and the routes are mostly to london area but it may help someone. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? You may be wondering why we are offering you car rental for 1 pound. Yo… Read More
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5m, 2w agoFound 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Got this in a Email, Its just one way and the routes are mostly to london area but it may help someone.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
You may be wondering why we are offering you car rental for 1 pound. You may think there is some kind of catch. But don’t worry, there is a logical reason behind our crazy offer!

Often we need to re-locate a vehicle, to be ready for the next rental or to return it to the manufacturer at the end of its lease.

Transporting the vehicle by truck is very expensive, so if you can bring the vehicle to where we need it, we charge you only 1 pound, and we both benefit!
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[helper]#1
Great idea if the date and location suit you - Heat Added
3 Likes #2
Except for the £200 insurance you need incase it gets a 1mm scratch
3 Likes #3
HOT but no good for me had none going to the local asda .
1 Like #4
can't seem to find that offer. any help would be appreciated thanks. found it but it don't say what car

Edited By: HONDA3 on Dec 07, 2016 20:40: just
1 Like #5
Well said. Both parties benefit.
2 Likes #6
Baz417
Well said. Both parties benefit.
Ever hired a car then hit the insurance nightmare ? The insurance is more than the car hire .
1 Like #7
One way Dover to Birmingham for £1! Now, I wonder...........................
1 Like #8
Looks to me like a cost cutting exercise. Lease hire companies employ staff to transport vehicles.
2 Likes #9
Have rented a few vehicles over the years, Europcar the only ones to try and totally scam my credit card over fake damage after I returned the vehicle :( They seemed so cheap when I booked, but wow, so keen to claw back some profit oO
#10
They've added more places, now if they can extend the dates too that would be perfect. Heat added
#11
My goodness. That's a great deal. I wish I didn't live in Scotland and was just a little closer. Heat from me. Have a good holiday if you booked everyone xxx
banned 2 Likes #12
plodging
Baz417
Well said. Both parties benefit.
Ever hired a car then hit the insurance nightmare ? The insurance is more than the car hire .

had that on a motorcycle.
They claimed I had thrown the bike down the road, despite their sheet stating the damage was already there.
They dropped it as a 'gesture of goodwill' but refused to return my deposit.
Took them to court, they ended up paying out of court the claimed amount (Deposit + fee + a couple of years interest)


Edited By: Mortis123 on Dec 07, 2016 20:57
#13
boostii
Have rented a few vehicles over the years, Europcar the only ones to try and totally scam my credit card over fake damage after I returned the vehicle :( They seemed so cheap when I booked, but wow, so keen to claw back some profit oO
My method is to take out the super dooper all inc insurance then thrash the car . If you don't have the all singing insurance they scrutinise the car with a microscope . Pay the extra and they don't even look at it ... Changes the dynamic when you can horse the car , park anywhere etc etc . But it costs more than the car hire itself .
2 Likes #14
You can buy excess insurance separately online for peanuts, but you need to have it in place before you book the car rental.
1 Like #15
plodging
boostii
Have rented a few vehicles over the years, Europcar the only ones to try and totally scam my credit card over fake damage after I returned the vehicle :( They seemed so cheap when I booked, but wow, so keen to claw back some profit oO
My method is to take out the super dooper all inc insurance then thrash the car . If you don't have the all singing insurance they scrutinise the car with a microscope . Pay the extra and they don't even look at it ... Changes the dynamic when you can horse the car , park anywhere etc etc . But it costs more than the car hire itself .


Yes thanks mate, for revenge, I will hire a car for£1, pay £200 extra insurance, then drive their car off a cliff into the sea, that will teach them.
2 Likes #16
89quidyoucantgowrong
You can buy excess insurance separately online for peanuts, but you need to have it in place before you book the car rental.
They don't recognise this and put a minimum hold on your credit card of about £1200 . Any damage is paid for by you upfront , then you have the nightmare of claiming it back . Been there done that .


Edited By: plodging on Dec 07, 2016 21:10
#17
boostii
plodging
boostii
Have rented a few vehicles over the years, Europcar the only ones to try and totally scam my credit card over fake damage after I returned the vehicle :( They seemed so cheap when I booked, but wow, so keen to claw back some profit oO
My method is to take out the super dooper all inc insurance then thrash the car . If you don't have the all singing insurance they scrutinise the car with a microscope . Pay the extra and they don't even look at it ... Changes the dynamic when you can horse the car , park anywhere etc etc . But it costs more than the car hire itself .

Yes thanks mate, for revenge, I will hire a car for£1, pay £200 extra insurance, then drive their car off a cliff into the sea, that will teach them.
Nah just hire a car from these for a normal holiday and don't take out the super all inc insurance .. Nightmare . Or drive over a cliff .. Make sure your life insurance is up to date .
#18
Good if you can find a deal that works for you 8)
#19
Do you still need to pay the young driver surcharge with this? It says anyone over 21 is eligible but then gives the surcharge as an option.
1 Like #20
LesD
One way Dover to Birmingham for £1! Now, I wonder...........................


Ideal for any immigrants crossing the channel! X)
3 Likes #21
Dyslexic_Dog
LesD
One way Dover to Birmingham for £1! Now, I wonder...........................


Ideal for any immigrants crossing the channel! X)


Is that you Nigel?:D
#22
89quidyoucantgowrong
You can buy excess insurance separately online for peanuts, but you need to have it in place before you book the car rental.


I do this every time I hire. You can see the employees face drop as soon as I mention I have external cover.
1 Like #23
plodging
Except for the £200 insurance you need incase it gets a 1mm scratch
it doesn't have to be that way, you can buy insurance on the excess of car rental as little as 2 pounds a year. read number 5 in the link for further info http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-car-hire
1 Like #24
Rented from Europcar and Interrent once a fortnight for the last 18 months or so.

Never paid for the extra cover, never left a car back without getting it signed off, never paid a penny in damages.
1 Like #25
I'll have some of that!! :) thanks
1 Like #26
plodging
89quidyoucantgowrong
You can buy excess insurance separately online for peanuts, but you need to have it in place before you book the car rental.
They don't recognise this and put a minimum hold on your credit card of about £1200 . Any damage is paid for by you upfront , then you have the nightmare of claiming it back . Been there done that .
I use a debit card with only a couple of hundred pounds in my account and no funds were set aside
#27
futura
plodging
89quidyoucantgowrong
You can buy excess insurance separately online for peanuts, but you need to have it in place before you book the car rental.
They don't recognise this and put a minimum hold on your credit card of about £1200 . Any damage is paid for by you upfront , then you have the nightmare of claiming it back . Been there done that .
I use a debit card with only a couple of hundred pounds in my account and no funds were set aside


Yes, your bank will gladly pay them and make you have an unauthorised overdraft on your card so it can change hefty interest from you and other fees as applicable.
#28
Simply go around the car in good light and take pictures of any scratches/damage etc use a finger or pen to give an idea of size next/alongside it.
The photo will be time stamped before you leave so just need to ensure time on paperwork when you leave is correct.
Use this for every car we check in or out at all our bodyshops saves us a fortune if people claim scratches or dents etc that arent related to the authorised work weren't there beforehand when they were.

Edited By: buckmr2 on Dec 08, 2016 05:07
banned 1 Like #29
le_jaeger
Rented from Europcar and Interrent once a fortnight for the last 18 months or so.
Never paid for the extra cover, never left a car back without getting it signed off, never paid a penny in damages.

Exactly this. Make sure you get the car checked and signed off there and then...otherwise damage may magically appear.
#30
rented from europe cars in london city airport plenty times, no issues. This deal is fantastic.
#31
plodging
Baz417
Well said. Both parties benefit.
Ever hired a car then hit the insurance nightmare ? The insurance is more than the car hire .


You can get car hire insurance independent of the rental. can even get good rates on annual insurance too. from lots of sites.I used the annual policy on insurance4carhire.com
#32
boostii
Have rented a few vehicles over the years, Europcar the only ones to try and totally scam my credit card over fake damage after I returned the vehicle :( They seemed so cheap when I booked, but wow, so keen to claw back some profit oO


Inspect it before you take it, make sure the existing.damage matches then photograph it when you return it and be sure to mention you took the photos when you return it. I usually use novacarhire they are a broker and need to get involved if there is a dispute. Always helps to have someone with experience dealing with the car rental companies
#33
paulday564
89quidyoucantgowrong
You can buy excess insurance separately online for peanuts, but you need to have it in place before you book the car rental.


I do this every time I hire. You can see the employees face drop as soon as I mention I have external cover.


They get commission on selling you their insurance.
1 Like #34
i think Enterprise are better off, they let you use your current car insurance to protect rental

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