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Subject:Holy crap
Time:10:21 am
I just rented a car for Vegas this weekend. The base rate was under $9/day, and the total cost for the weekend was not much more than one cab ride from the airport to downtown. Oh, and that was for a midsize... I could have saved two bucks by getting a compact.

Go Dollar!
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adb_jaeger
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Time:2008-12-16 06:40 pm (UTC)
Go Dollar!

Yes, indeed.... I'm sure the U.S. Dollar's recent movements are helping that rate.
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gunga_galunga
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Time:2008-12-16 07:43 pm (UTC)
Go Dollar!

Wow, they are trying to live up to their name and rent cars for a dollar.
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sabyl
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Time:2008-12-17 02:44 am (UTC)
How is dollar in terms of getting the car you reserve? I am getting tired of having to fight to not get an SUV. And how are their lines?

Hertz, who I used to love, has been trying to lose me as a customer as of late.
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whipartist
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Time:2008-12-17 02:46 am (UTC)
Good but not great. I get a lot of PT Cruisers from them, and only once late at night on a Friday did I have to push them to not give me an SUV.

Their usual lines are nightmarish, but joining their express program is free and easy. The express line still requires you to see a human, but it's usually 1-3 people in line rather than 50.
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sabyl
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Time:2008-12-17 02:49 am (UTC)
free is good. I might give them a try sometime. $9 is an amazing rate that is for sure.
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14cyclenotes
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Time:2008-12-17 06:58 am (UTC)
I wonder if they get some kind of kickback from the casinos. I can't imagine they're making a profit at that rate.
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whipartist
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Time:2008-12-17 07:00 am (UTC)
I imagine it's better than having the car sit on the lot all weekend.
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14cyclenotes
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Time:2008-12-17 07:16 am (UTC)
Maybe not. There's a certain amount of overhead attached to driving the thing - mileage, inspections, maintenance, etc. If there's a profit for them at $9/day, it's gotta be razor-thin.
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