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cash for car hire

Calgary, Canada
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cash for car hire

Hi all,

I'm noticing some rental places do not accept Amex.

Do many of them accept cash for payment and just take your card info for incidentals, etc?


24 hours until we depart and we are possibly changing our mind on a car rental for 3 to 5 days.

Burlington, Canada
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1. Re: cash for car hire

You should contact the ones you might deal with and ask them directly.

Derbyshire, United...
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2. Re: cash for car hire

Amex isn't well accepted at all in Barbados, you would be better with Visa or Mastercard. You can pay in cash, we have before. I agree with Canby, best to check with whoever you are hiring from too as they may have differing policies.

Edited: 06 November 2012, 08:54
Hanover, Canada
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Problem with cash is your credit card car rental insurance rider (if available) won't cover you if needed. I've used it many times and have saved a bundle over the 'excess ' charged by the rental companies. I've never needed to make a claim but my CC company's policy is quite clear on what they cover.

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