AUTO INSURANCE IRELAND

Oct 12th, 2006, 08:38 AM
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AUTO INSURANCE IRELAND

Looking for conformation about coverage being supplied by a WORLD MASTERCARD. I have been told by my World mastercard company that I can waive the CDW & Theft coverage thru HERTZ(or any other ) and be covered up to $50,000.00. All of the old rules changed Sept 1st. Has anyone rented an auto or van and used their WorldMastercard to waive the CDW and the DEDUCTIBLE being charged by every Irish rental company Thanksble
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Oct 12th, 2006, 11:37 AM
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I used my world mastercard on 9/15. Two tips: bring the print out that you can get from your credit card company about the terms.
And Make sure you decline the theft as well. The car rental agent at Europecar told me that we couldn't waive the CDW and I showed her the paper- and she took it ( i felt like she knew but tried to get us to pay for the insurance.) She then tricked us into getting the theft insurance by telling us mastercard does not cover that. It was 5AM so I wasn't thinging straight and we took it, but the when I read the master rental info I saw that we didn't need it.
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Oct 12th, 2006, 12:28 PM
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Does anyone know, is World Mastercard the only major credit card that allows this?
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Oct 16th, 2006, 11:16 AM
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According to Michele Erdwig at irelandyes.com, MC business crads still provide coverage. Diners Club may also offer coverage.

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Oct 18th, 2006, 12:24 PM
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I am in Ireland right now. My particular business MasterCard still covers me for up to 31 days of CDW insurance. Each card is different. Call 1-800-MC-ASSIST to find out if your card provides coverage.
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Oct 18th, 2006, 02:48 PM
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Just for information. I have Today arranged to rent for next year a 7 passenger van (OPEL ZAFIRA)thru IRISH CARRENTALS/SIXT. According to them, they will only waive the CDW/THEFT coverage if you use a World MasterCard Credit card # whose # begins with #5466. Buy paying with one of these cards the Credit Card covers for CDW /THEFT and a
0 Deductible. I have researched this issue quite a bit and wanted to share my results, Slainte
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Oct 19th, 2006, 06:08 PM
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Maamtoo,
Thanks for that info - very helpful. How did you decide that this was the best option? Price or other considerations? We are also looking for a 7 seater.
Thanks!
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Oct 19th, 2006, 07:17 PM
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Oct 20th, 2006, 03:05 AM
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Luna 1 ,
The main consideration was the fact that Sixt would accpt my World MC coverage without question, no proof requied. Also their price for an Automatic 7 passenger was very competitive and its nice to be able to talk directly with their representitive ,Ann by phone in the USA
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Oct 20th, 2006, 05:18 AM
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I've spoken with Ann also and she is very helpful.

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Oct 20th, 2006, 07:37 AM
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Great info - thanks. I noticed on their website that they charge for cancellations which I've never seen before. Is that typical in Ireland? (I notice they have cancellation insurance for about $14, though. I'm just a little nervous about the cancellation policy because we are still deciding on an exact travel date within a few days and may not pick it for a while.) Maamtoo, did you buy the cancel. ins?
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Oct 20th, 2006, 07:55 AM
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Luna 1. No , I didn't take the cancellation insurance. I have a 1/3 deposit and 5 people with Airline tickets . Somebody's Going
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Oct 20th, 2006, 06:59 PM
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Sounds good!!!!!!!!!!
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Apr 3rd, 2007, 03:01 PM
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B of A World MasterCharge covers vandelism and theft and collision up to $50,000 with 0 deductable. No annual fee. Best deal in Ireland, discovered after 4 weeks of contacting every rental company available, was Hertz. Can rent an automatic auto, 4 passenger thru their international desk for pickup and dropoff in Dublin. Total cost for 21 days--$520.00 USD !
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Apr 3rd, 2007, 04:05 PM
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Don't want to burst anyone's bubble, BUT....

I CERTAINLY hope you aren't planning on that Opel Zafira hauling any more than four adults, and if it's four adults and two children, don't bring ANY luggage.

The middle seat of the Zafira would be tight with three medium sized children, and the third row consists of two 'jump seats' that fold up out of the floor of the only cargo area in the van. It's NOT a BAD vehicle, but it sure won't accommodate seven in any degree of comfort.

Ditto, by the way, for the Renault Megane "Seven Passenger".

There are SOME seven passenger People Movers that WILL accommodate up TO six, but most Rental Companies will NOT reserve a SPECIFIC make or model.

If you have SIX adults AND luggage, you might 'bite the bullet' and reserve a nine passenger model (VW Carravelle / Mercedes Vito, or Equilavent).

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