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Rental car info. #180176
01/09/2019 07:47 AM
01/09/2019 07:47 AM
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Recent Rental scam,
We all do check for dents and scratches when we pick up Rental car right?
But newest trick by some is passenger side door locks.
They "discover" this when car is returned and add $280 to your bill.
One more reason to rent from trusted companies!

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Re: Rental car info. [Re: Tom] #180201
01/09/2019 11:37 AM
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Explain the side door lock scam.

Re: Rental car info. [Re: Tom] #180211
01/09/2019 12:58 PM
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Please explain

Re: Rental car info. [Re: sunmantwo] #180216
01/09/2019 01:28 PM
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Passenger door lock made malfunctioning before you pick up car. You never notice malfunction. The problem is "discovered" when you return car. This was found in St. Maarten Weekly Edition. Published by DigiPost.

Re: Rental car info. [Re: Tom] #180219
01/09/2019 02:17 PM
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Made malfunctioning by the rental car company or a previous renter? Real big difference between the two.

Re: Rental car info. [Re: Tom] #180221
01/09/2019 02:44 PM
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Passenger door lock made malfunctioning before you pick up car. You never notice malfunction. The problem is "discovered" when you return car. This was found in St. Maarten Weekly Edition. Published by DigiPost.

Re: Rental car info. [Re: Tom] #180224
01/09/2019 02:54 PM
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Tom,

We once had an issue with our passenger, driver and trunk locks. But it had nothing to do with our car rental agency. Someone had attempted to break into our car while it was locked at the beach. All that damage done for nada since we NEVER leave anything in the car. Our agency was excellent and came immediately with another car while he waited for the damaged car to be flat-bedded away. All this and no charge to us for anything.

I truly hope the author of the article was absolutely certain this was a rental company scam as opposed to a situation such as what happened to us. I’ve had very positive experiences with car rental companies over ALL our 45 years of every year island visits save for one trip and since we often do multiple trips in the same year, that’s a lot of rentals. I believe the car rental companies to be as reputable and honorable as any other industry and I hate to see anyone maligned. I just hope they had their facts straight.


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Rental car info. [Re: cruzer] #180225
01/09/2019 02:56 PM
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Don't shoot messenger. Go on line and get details of article.ST-MAARTEN.COM
Weekly Edition.
Week ONE 2019

Re: Rental car info. [Re: pat] #180237
01/09/2019 04:15 PM
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As stated, I passed along info from weekly local paper. Same article describes CDW. Coverage
in car rental contracts. Personally we have never had serious rental company problems either but with over 130 rental car businesses in SXM, I feel that passing along this info could save someone a lot of trouble and $.


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