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Car Hire Cost Differences

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Car Hire Cost Differences

I just booked a car in London through Hertz for pick up at my hotel - Imperial Hotel Russell Square. Hertz has an office next door. I booked the car with Hertz through www.carhire.com.au (www.vroomvroomvroom.co.uk), who I have used on many occasions without any problems. The cost for one day is approximately 20 pounds. I went to the Hertz website to query car hire on the same date, and the costs for one day for the same class of vehicle were up around 500 pounds - why the difference?

PS. I am aware of other transport options, but in this particular instance they would not be practical.

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1. Re: Car Hire Cost Differences

Supply and demand. Different insurance coverages (does you quote include insurances?). Booking in advance versus last minute booking. A whole host of reasons.

You appreciate that this location is inside the congestion zone and if you pick up on a weekday you must pay the congestion charge.

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2. Re: Car Hire Cost Differences

I often find on the Hertz site that their prices are incredulous. I often use brokers to book cars and find them cheaper than the respective companies.

I would not worry too much about it.

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