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Another car rental question...nothing's easy, or as it seems...

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So I obtained a quote from Dan Dooley, which was quite a bit less than others, and when I called the 1-800 number in New Jersey, I was advised that I had to pay for it upfront in US dollars, and I'm Canadian, so there will be another exchange to factor in.

I was told that this is most often the less expensive way to do it, as they charge the "bank" exchange rate, which is a better rate. That made sense because I know the rate online or in the papers are not what the customer pays. (can you tell I'm not a financial or business person?)

If I go to the Dooley website I'll be charged, I guess when I get there - that's not at all clear to me, in Euro's, which will be changed to US dollars and then into Canadian, and he said there would also be a 3% credit card charge for the Euro/US dollar exchange.

(I hate car rental companies)

My question is, do I pay upfront, or go on the assumption I can pay when I return the car, in Euro's.

I'm a simpleton, and not proud of that, when it comes to this, and I hate car rental companies.....

On the upside, we leave next Friday, and are so excited to get there!

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