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good convertible bid for oakland airport?


dollarstretcher14
By dollarstretcher14,
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First I want to write that I LOVE this website!! I have been a priceline "name your own price" winner so many times and always been so happy with hotel savings.  I wish I would have found this site earlier so that I could have shared my bids!  I will now...

 

What I am new to is car rental bidding...

Wanting a good deal on a rental Oakland, CA airport pick up/drop off for middle of sept for 4 days.  Would love to get a great deal on convertible... looking for help on realistic winning bids?  If cannot, we would love to know how low to bid on compact/economy rentals since we don't need the room..

 

Just playing around with priceline the other day I lost on the convertible, but was offered a $13/day on something else... how did that happen? Should I have taken that deal or did that mean I could have gotten a compact for lower? Any help would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!!

 

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Welcome to BetterBidding... we're glad you found us too! :)

What are the actual dates of your rental? What was the amount of your previously rejected bid (when you offered a different car class for $13/nite)?

Using our Car Rental Checker what is the best rate you're able to find for a convertible for your dates?

Let us know the information above and we'll take it from there.

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Actual dates most likely will be Sept 12 - 15.  

 

I believe I tried $22, then $25 for the convertible.  I know these are extremely low, but like I said I was just testing it out.  I have a rental already reserved with free cancelation so that I don't have to be concerned with not getting one.

 

I will check your car rental checker for prices.. thank you!

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Actual dates most likely will be Sept 12 - 15.

You previously mentioned a 4 day rental... is your drop-off time after your pick-up time (making this 3 day date range a 4 day rental OR have your dates change?)

When will your plans be firm, as i wouldn't recommend bidding just yet if your dates are not firm and you will have an issue if you need pick the car up a day earlier OR drop it off a day later than what you reserve for.

Using the 3 day rental above, at current rates you're likely looking at $50-$60 for a convertible... an economy/compact substantially less at the $12-$15 area.

What is the rate of your back-up? How much more are you willing to pay for a convertible vs. an economy?

Please use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases.

Please use this HOTWIRE and these PRICELINE LINKS: HOTELS, CAR RENTALS, and AIRFARE to begin your travel purchases

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I am not sure about the drop off/pick up times yet, so I just made a tentative rental for afternoon pick up/ noon drop off.  I guess that's a 3 day rental then.  

I guess I would be willing to pay $40 or less/day for the convertible, as its just a bonus.  

After seeing the rates for the economical cars, I will for sure at the very least bid on those and then cancel my back up reservation - which is about $45/day with all taxes and fees.

 

Will be watching for other winning bids for hotels and cars for this stay to gauge my bid....

 

Thanks again!!

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Let us know once your plans/dates/times are firm and we'll have a look at current rates at that time.

For help with a hotel for this trip feel free to start a NEW TOPIC... as well as sign up for an alert using our new site RateDrop.com ;)

Please use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases.

Please use this HOTWIRE and these PRICELINE LINKS: HOTELS, CAR RENTALS, and AIRFARE to begin your travel purchases

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