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Priceline Rental Cars

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I having been trying to bid on a rental car through Priceline. After I put in all my information and place a bid, I get

"Unfortunately, our Name Your Own Price service was unable to locate an available rental car for the area and dates you selected. However, we have found a broad selection of rental car options below." and then a list of regular price rentals.

Has anyone else encountered this before?

Here are the details of my trip and I am under 25: 3/28-3/31 from Newark Airport, NJ

edit: also it lets me rebid immediately in the same browser window!

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Not really so unusual... your bid was not accepted, and as PRICELINE knows you're looking for a rental, they're showing you the offerings thru their "retail" car rental product.

What are the amounts of your previously rejected bids and for what car class?

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Ok. I wasn't sure if it was an error or what.

I am bidding for a compact car and my bidding history is $15,20,25,30,35.

Keep in mind that I am 23, so with I have to pay an additional $27/day on top of the regular rental rate.

The best price I have found is $220 (incl $27/day) with Hertz, so I am willing to bid higher.

I will rebid tonight and let you know what I end up doing.

Thanks!

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I am bidding for a compact car and my bidding history is $15,20,25,30,35.

Keep in mind that I am 23, so with I have to pay an additional $27/day on top of the regular rental rate.

If you click the link on top of the box where you enter your age, this is currently part of the message that appears:

With priceline.com, you should include these additional fees in your offer price. If your request is accepted, you will not be charged any additional Young Renter Fees at the rental counter.
(italics added by me for emphasis)

While the underage fee varies from company to company, using your $27 figure, your $30 bid was really like a $3 bid and your $35 bid was really like an $8 bid... clearly not enough :)

Please use these PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links to begin your travel purchases.

EXCLUSIVELY at BetterBidding:
5% OFF HOTWIRE COUPON
(click here) and use promo code: HELLOFALL
(Hot Rate Hotels or Cars / $100+ purchase... expires 10/04/2020)
OR
5% OFF PRICELINE COUPON
(click here) and use promo code: BBSEP20
(Express Deals or PrePaid Hotels / 3+ stars / 2+ nites... expires 09/30/2020)

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

Want to know if Rates Drop?? Get alerts at RateDrop.com

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I ended up renting a car from Hertz directly because they had a spring break special where they waived the additional $27/day. So the rate was higher (than what i would have got on priceline/hotwire), but it worked out because I didn't have the additional fee.

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EXCLUSIVELY at BetterBidding:
5% OFF

HOTWIRE COUPON


(click here) and use

promo code

: HELLOFALL

(Hot Rate Hotels or Cars / $100+ purchase... expires 10/04/2020)
OR
5% OFF

PRICELINE COUPON


(click here) and use

promo code

: BBSEP20

(Express Deals or PrePaid Hotels / 3+ stars / 2+ nites... expires 09/30/2020)
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