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    Rental Car Rates?

    I have been checking the rental car rates for June and I am seeing higher prices than I am used to....

    For example, last year we booked our Economy size Kia for around $200 for 10 days. I think we booked in January or February for an early June arrival.

    I just checked this morning for the same car, same start date for 9 days, and I am seeing $264/wk? Seems like prices are higher than last year...

    Seeing as how this is March, I am wondering if this is why the prices are higher...or maybe because I checked on the weekend?

    Does anyone have a rule of thumb on rental car rates? Does it work like airline fares where it rises and falls depending on the day, month, etc? Or is it just overall higher the closer you get to your dates?

    Thanks!

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    I rent from Royal and their prices seem to be the same as last year.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilsangel7681 View Post
    I have been checking the rental car rates for June and I am seeing higher prices than I am used to....

    For example, last year we booked our Economy size Kia for around $200 for 10 days. I think we booked in January or February for an early June arrival.

    I just checked this morning for the same car, same start date for 9 days, and I am seeing $264/wk? Seems like prices are higher than last year...

    Seeing as how this is March, I am wondering if this is why the prices are higher...or maybe because I checked on the weekend?

    Does anyone have a rule of thumb on rental car rates? Does it work like airline fares where it rises and falls depending on the day, month, etc? Or is it just overall higher the closer you get to your dates?

    Thanks!
    We are arriving the 6th of June as well. We are getting a Toyota Yaris from Hans at Tropic for $275 for the 12 days. This is $135 cheaper than the car we got at Budget last year. That was for 1 more day, but still high. Hans was sold out when we tried to get one from him. This price is about $20 more than it was 2 years ago.

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    we are renting thru TROPIC (Hans) for our 2 week stay in May.
    the pre tax fee we are paying is identical to last May for 2 week stay…. tax is $14 and i believe this is a new tax (within the past 9 mos)

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    we just rented from Hans for November. The price is the same as last year with the additional dollar a day tax, that is the only change. The one thing about cars from Hans (tropic) is that they are always clean and in great shape.

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    Thanks everyone! I guess I will just have to keep checking the prices and hope they go down. I don't want to wait too long in fear there won't be any cars left. That would not be good.

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    we booked on hotwire and got Avis for 11 day's in May for 241.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Joz View Post
    we booked on hotwire and got Avis for 11 day's in May for 241.00
    What kind of vehicle sizewise? Air/auto? When I checked hotwire the cheapest car they listed was $39 a day.
    Last edited by arubabob; 03-13-2014 at 01:25 AM.

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    a friend from aruba, now living in the usa, when she visits aruba uses JAYS.
    she speaks very highly of them and finds their rates competitive.

    http://www.jayscarrentalaruba.com

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    Economy - booked it last weekend

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