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holy crap! what's up with this???

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holy crap! what's up with this???

2 weeks ago i booked a car for $182 for the 8 days we will be there.

today the cheapest rate (oct 26-nov 3) is $600??? why would it rise sooo dramatically in just two weeks??

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1. Re: holy crap! what's up with this???

It's the last minute! Inventory is probably spoken for.

I'm thinking of fooling with my reservations - and I know I will find the same thing.

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2. Re: holy crap! what's up with this???

I am there the 29th thru nov 5th and re-booked 2 weeks ago for $109 for 8days ford fusion or similare via costco alamo. checked the other day it was $775!

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3. Re: holy crap! what's up with this???

i guess that's the explanation....little inventory. glad i booked when i did!!

hope you all have a wonderful trip. :)

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4. Re: holy crap! what's up with this???

Wait until the last minute (so to speak) and prepare yourself for the possibility of bad news at a popular location:

Per Hotwire, the dates listed/lowest average daily rate= $80.95 (before taxes & fees)

A week later= $46.95

A month later= $19.95

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5. Re: holy crap! what's up with this???

Aloha,

Yes, it's inventory and it's short notice...............and it's over Halloween.

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6. Re: holy crap! what's up with this???

When we were leaving Maui the shuttle driver for the rental car told us that their entire inventory of cars is booked for the month of Dec and they have over 400 cars. Wow!

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7. Re: holy crap! what's up with this???

It appears the Thanksgiving inventory is tapped as well -- my $19/day reservation through Budget via Costcotravel has now shot completely through the roof & ranges from $100/day to $120/day from ALL four majors.. Thus, it appears I may be SOL for that big NYOP deal I was hoping to nab at the last minute..

Still, one never knows -- keep the faith, I say.... :)

Aloha, NKO

Edited: 26 October 2012, 14:31
8. Re: holy crap! what's up with this???

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