Thrifty Australia excess Kilometers

Old Dec 19, 12, 12:53 am
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Smile Thrifty Australia excess Kilometers

Maybe I should have looked at the agreement more closely but I exceeded my 400 free kilometers by 229 on returning the car to Broome WA the agreement said 0.25c a kilometer, just to let others know the reason for the bill of $72.54 instead of $62.97 ( The charges which are added are: 3.5% admin recovery fee, 10% premium location surcharge (airport fee), 1.36% credit card fee and 10% GST. )
So these charges are not only added to your normal charges but the excess K`s as well so be careful if you exceed any Kilometer charges.
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Old Dec 20, 12, 5:55 pm
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This is not restricted to Thrifty - it applies to all rental car companies. These charges also apply if you damage the car and have to pay the excess! Lack of clarity/disclosure is very annoying!

The one exception to this is Avis, which quotes excess km including all charges (but only on, as they were fined for not disclosing charges correctly.
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