Hawaii - Car Rentals on Maui - HELP!
Aug 18, 11, 1:52 pm
I'm heading to Maui for 6 days at the end of August and am trying to find the best deal for a rental car. Anyone know of any good deals that are going on right now?
Looked at Costco deals, the individual websites for many companies, hotwire, priceline, some of the sites that I found you guys referring to throughout the board, etc. Nothing is that great. The best deal I found (out the door, including tax) was 168.77 for an economy car on hotwire. That seems pretty high to me. Anyone have any luck with the "name your price" on priceline? If I were to "name my price" at let's say, $18.00/day, how much in taxes should I expect to pay?
Any help you guys can give would be much appreciated. Trying not to go broke on this vacation. :)
Aug 18, 11, 2:31 pm
Try lower for NYOP
You don't get charged until accepted
You will see PL's price before you submit your offer.
August is still high season here
What are your exact dates?
Aug 18, 11, 2:46 pm
Don't you get charged as soon as THEY accept your offer? For example, If I put $18/day, and some company accepts that, aren't I then required to pay whatever the total is?
Exact dates: Aug. 25-31.
Thanks for your help!
Aug 18, 11, 7:35 pm
1 book a fully cancellable reservation ie:carrentals.com
2 start bidding LOWER than 18 using Priceline NYOP
HW lowest is 15.95 a day so bid lower
3 check out alamo.com last min fares
4 dont worry you will always have the back up or hotwire just in case you
stike out with PL
Aug 18, 11, 7:42 pm
here is the root of all problems The TAXES and Fees
here they are for a 139 dollar a week rate
Taxes, Surcharges and Fees Concession Recovery Fee 11.11 % $12.11
Rent Tax Surcharge 7.50/day $45.00
Veh.registration Fee / Weight Tax $2.10
Sales Tax (4.1660%) $5.13
Aug 19, 11, 11:23 am
You found a deal for $139 total?
Aug 19, 11, 11:26 am
What is a good deal for 6 days? What do you think I should be looking to spend?
Aug 19, 11, 1:46 pm
139 a week was the base rate
I would bid lower on PL than HW
start at around 10-11 dollars upto 14 a day
Aug 20, 11, 12:09 am
No risk and cancellable anytime.. www.autoslash.com
They will shop 9 or so different companies and book your reservation to the very lowest rate.. and continuosly shop til the moment you pick up your vehicle.. to the lowest rate amongst their listed competitors..
Find somewhere else cheaper.. cancel with no fee and slip into the emergency last minute discount rental.. so worry free shopping the discount rentals..
I'll be using this service for the spring break vacation I've booked next year on Oahu and Maui..
Aug 22, 11, 9:30 pm
So what's the outcome?