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DiscountHawaiiCarRental.com

Calgary, Canada
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Has anyone used this company for car rentals? They are being very prompt in giving me quotes but their prices ($293/Thrifty/Sebring) are unbelievably low compared to what Travelocity ($693/Hertz/Mazda 6) quoted. I would hate to find out that the estimated price they are giving me is a hoax and that it will actually come out to be much higher. We're going at Christmas and I'm starting to book tours etc.

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They have done a excellent job of delivering good service at impressive rates to friends visiting Kauai.

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I've used them with no problems at all. The whole process, once you get to Kauai, is no different than if you booked direct. You'll get an email confirmation directly from alamo, thrifty, whoever, just like you normally would. It will have their confirmation number and look the same as what you'd normally get direct from them. The process when you get to the desk at the airport is no different. I'm not even sure if the employees even know you booked it through an intermediary.

If it makes you feel any better you can call the car rental company and just reconfirm your reservation with them.

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We've had nothing but good experiences with this company. I would not hesitate to use them again.

Kapaa, Hawaii
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we've used them frequently with good results. As mentioned above it's no different than booking through costco or another agency. The reservations are fully cancelable without penalties unlike hotwire or priceline.

Los Angeles...
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We are getting scalped on our rental. Maybe I better check them out.

Yakima, Washington
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I just reserved a minivan, (granddaughter, son and his wife from Anchorage are joining us) through DiscountHawaii for 10 days for $531. Much cheaper than Costco and other discounts. Plus one free additional driver. I received a confirmation from Avis also. Made the reservation because of favorable comments on TA.

denville, nj
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I've used them several times, never any problems.

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we just used them this past week while on the island (10/6-10/13). we got a jeep wrangler for 7 days through thrifty (via discount hawaii car rental) for $240. the rate was indeed honored when we checked in. the company also does not charge for extra drivers which i understand others do. i recommend! just remember that with insurance plans, taxes, and of course gas...your price will most definitely go up...but rest assure that the "week rate" will be honored by them.

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I just went on their website and they confirmed a rental with Budget for almost $300 less then I got myself thru Budget. Now I have two reservations with Budget. One thru discounthawaiicarrental for $393 and another with Budget for $687. I don't understand how they can be so cheap. I got the email from Budget confirming my confirmation. Do I have to cancel my other reservation with Budget? I just worry that the one thru discounthawaiicarrental won't be good and I would still have the original reservation with Budget if it didnt go thru.

Santa Rosa...
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The reason Discount Hawaii's quote to you is so much cheaper than going direct is because they have negotiated rates with the vendors each year, right before the beginning of the year. So they're able to give those rates to everyone, throughout the year. Their rates won't rise dramatically as you approach the year end because they locked in the rate months ago. Not any different than what airline wholesalers do, with their contracts with the airlines

So why are you afraid the rez. thru DHCR won't we good? you have a direct confirmation from the rental company right? Those confirmations come directly from them and have their own confirmation number on it. It's no different than the confirmation you'd get going direct.

This is what I always tell people who are concerned about using this intermediary..........call the rental company directly. Give them your confirmation number and confirm that it is indeed valid. Or go online to the rental company and input your conf. number and check the status of that confirmation number. Do these if it makes you feel better.

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