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Goldstar car hire from Palma Mallorca. the catches!

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Goldstar car hire from Palma Mallorca. the catches!

Do you think Goldstar car hire at Palma should redesign ther forms to be mutlilingual as are there customers? Yes?

Do you think Goldstar car hire Mallorca should allow for half tanks of petrol or refund half used tanks of petrol; instead of charging for a full tank to their customers? (which is a a catch?)

Do you think Goldstar car hire should co-ordinate with insurance companies online; rather than make their customers feel insecure about their comprehensive insurance policies purchases online? (Goldstar try to make their customers buy their additional insurance with this tactic).

Do you think Goldstar should redesign their office at the airport to make it more open and customer friendly? yes!.

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Does it actually matter what we think?No

Do we make the rules at Goldstar? No

Do you HAVE to rent a car from Goldstar?No

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2. Re: Goldstar car hire from Palma Mallorca. the catches!

Do i think you should send this to Goldstar? Err yes!!

To be honest, you'll have more chance of action if you did, not sure it does much good on here.

Edited: 6:01 pm, June 11, 2011
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3. Re: Goldstar car hire from Palma Mallorca. the catches!

I think we are talking about GOLDCAR here.

Lots of discussions on the forum in the past.Unless you are minted you will probably end up at this bunch or Record rent a car.

Buy a loss damage waiver reimbursement yearly insurance policy online in UK before you go and wave it at them when they try the sales guff, usually in quite bad English.If you hire a car a couple of times a year overseas it pays for itself.I got ours from www.insurance4carhire.com there are quite a few others that do it too.

Can't beat them at the old petrol scam but the overpriced insurance oversell can be fended off by getting your own.

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4. Re: Goldstar car hire from Palma Mallorca. the catches!

If you do a search for car hire and you go through a broker check carefully who the actual car hire company is. Beware if hiring from Gold Star. Firstly you will be ripped off on the petrol. You have to purchase from them a full tank at the price they state, you then have to bring icar back empty. How many people are going to do this?

Secondly, you have to purchase additional insurance because if you don't they will say you've damaged the car even if you haven't. Purchase this insurance before you go on holiday, Comparison site Money Maxim handily lists and compares lots of insurance excess providers. It will work out cheaper to buy a years policy than buying it with Gold Star.

Lastly they will charge you for cleaning car, so hoover before you take it back. But avoid this company if you can

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5. Re: Goldstar car hire from Palma Mallorca. the catches!

Avoid using this company they are renowned for ripping tourists off.Also avoid record unles you want to wait 2-3 hours for your car.

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