If you’re trying to score a cheap car or campervan rental, then a relocation deal — where you shift a vehicle that has been left in one city back to its origin in return for a cheaper rate — seems like a good possibility. But how well do they actually work in practice?
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A recent listing on OzBargain highlights the savings possibilities:
I just booked a One Way Car Rentals 12 Seater van from Melbourne to Sydney for $1 p/day plus a $25.00 Booking fee, they have none left ex- Melbourne, but heaps from other cities ie: Brisbane. They ask for a $25.00 Booking fee and a $1000.00 Bond, still makes a good deal.
While the discounts could be large, there’s clearly a need for flexibility and it might be risky to assume you’ll get that sort of saving. But how frequent are these kinds of bargains? If you’ve regularly taken advantage of them — or if you’ve been caught out by a super-picky bond inspection or other issue — we’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments.