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normm
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seven days no rental car just taxis
      #1741878 - 08/27/17 01:14 AM (96.250.53.18)

Staying at club orient. In October Though we are only two we are considering using taxis to rather than renting car. Five nights we would go to gran case for dinner, one trip each to grocery, philipsburg, Marigot and gran case, the cost of the car is over $500. Any advice?

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SXMScubaman
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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: normm]
      #1741879 - 08/27/17 01:42 AM (24.22.151.53)

Rent the car.

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Tom
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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: normm]
      #1741880 - 08/27/17 06:51 AM (98.235.97.123)

$500/week for a SXM car rental in October?(low season)
That's more than 2X what I pay for a car rental in high season.
I suggest you check other car rental companies.


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bluejacket
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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: Tom]
      #1741881 - 08/27/17 07:03 AM (68.58.218.217)

Totally. Rent the car.

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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: normm]
      #1741883 - 08/27/17 07:47 AM (71.76.149.133)

We stay 10 days in Nov and pay quite a bit less than that- check some other rentals

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boucharda
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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: normm]
      #1741884 - 08/27/17 08:08 AM (24.147.127.229)

Nine trips...18 cab rides. Rent a car. I checked a couple of rental sites for mid-October and the prices were around 1/3 of your quote +/-

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kim
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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: normm]
      #1741885 - 08/27/17 08:12 AM (190.102.6.30)

Advice - find a new rental agency!!!! Who did you get that quote from and what kind of car?

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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: normm]
      #1741886 - 08/27/17 08:34 AM (107.77.253.11)

I'm thinking that car rental quote has to be some kind of a typo, as you should pay about 1/3 of that rate in October. Regardless, rent the car. If you're making that many trips, it will cost you much more for taxis and it will be extremely inconvenient to wait for someone to show up to pick you up that many times.

If you are determined to not rent a car for other reasons, suggest you contact TTOL sponsor Wilfred Brooks and arrange to have him do all your transport. At least then you won't go crazy sitting around waiting for taxis to come.


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EdB
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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: normm]
      #1741893 - 08/27/17 11:13 AM (170.250.49.21)

same comment as all the above!!!! 500 for five days??? WTF?????? Whoever quoted you must've thought you have lived under a rock!!!!! like everyone else has stated....RENT A CAR....but SHOP RATES!!!! low season...you should be able to find a car for five days under 150 bucks!!! That surely will pay for at least a couple of those great grand case meals!!!

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Re: seven days no rental car just taxis [Re: normm]
      #1741905 - 08/27/17 02:17 PM (174.194.27.95)

Quote:

normm said:
the cost of the car is over $500.





We pay less than that for three weeks in November and December. You should shop around.

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