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Autoeurope's specials

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I received an ad from Autoeurope advertising a special that will last only until today, January 31. I had to scramble to figure out my time lines at we are doing some complicated travels (Germany, France, England). It turns out that trying to book the car rentals had its limits. No city location was acceptable, in the case of Germany as a drop-off point and in the case of France as a pick-up point. In both cases it has to be a railroad station or an airport.

It turns out that there is a real savings on the German rental with a differential of about $70 if using the deal offered rather than going straight into the Autoeurope site to book without taking into account the discount offered. But on the French rental there is practically no difference (maybe $1 per day on the rental cost), while there are other serious limitations. The deal was limited to Hertz rentals with only two cars offered and one had to eventually pay a 35€ fee for the railroad station pick-up, while going directly to the Autoeurope site allowed for a city pick-up with no extra fee and a much larger selection of potential cars through Europcar, which is what I did.

In one case the ad does lead to a price break, and in the other it is simply a come-on.

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