Europcar one way deal over xmas for £1
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Europcar one way deal over xmas for £1

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Found 7th Dec 2016Made hot 7th Dec 2016
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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Great idea if the date and location suit you - Heat Added

Except for the £200 insurance you need incase it gets a 1mm scratch

HOT but no good for me had none going to the local asda .

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" 7th Dec 2016

Well said. Both parties benefit.

Baz417

Well said. Both parties benefit.


Ever hired a car then hit the insurance nightmare ? The insurance is more than the car hire .

One way Dover to Birmingham for £1! Now, I wonder...........................

Looks to me like a cost cutting exercise. Lease hire companies employ staff to transport vehicles.

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

They've added more places, now if they can extend the dates too that would be perfect. Heat added

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

plodging

Ever hired a car then hit the insurance nightmare ? The insurance is more … 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" 7th Dec 2016

boostii

Have rented a few vehicles over the years, Europcar the only ones to try … 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 .

You can buy excess insurance separately online for peanuts, but you need to have it in place before you book the car rental.

plodging

My method is to take out the super dooper all inc insurance then thrash … 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.

89quidyoucantgowrong

You can buy excess insurance separately online for peanuts, but you need … 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" 7th Dec 2016

boostii

​Yes thanks mate, for revenge, I will hire a car for£1, pay £200 extra ins … ​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 .

Good if you can find a deal that works for you

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.

LesD

One way Dover to Birmingham for £1! Now, I … One way Dover to Birmingham for £1! Now, I wonder...........................



​Ideal for any immigrants crossing the channel! X)

Dyslexic_Dog

​Ideal for any immigrants crossing the channel! X)



Is that you Nigel?:D

89quidyoucantgowrong

You can buy excess insurance separately online for peanuts, but you need … 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.

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 moneysavingexpert.com/tra…ire

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.

I'll have some of that!! thanks

plodging

They don't recognise this and put a minimum hold on your credit card of … 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

futura

I use a debit card with only a couple of hundred pounds in my account and … 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.

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: "buckm" 8th Dec 2016

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le_jaeger

Rented from Europcar and Interrent once a fortnight for the last 18 … 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.

rented from europe cars in london city airport plenty times, no issues. This deal is fantastic.

plodging

Ever hired a car then hit the insurance nightmare ? The insurance is more … 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

boostii

Have rented a few vehicles over the years, Europcar the only ones to try … 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

paulday564

I do this every time I hire. You can see the employees face drop as soon … 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.

i think Enterprise are better off, they let you use your current car insurance to protect rental
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