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Car Hire, Airport Transfers in Majorca Anything related to car hire both via UK companies and local companies. Can include discussions on motoring, bringing your own car, taxis, airport transport etc.

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Old 08-02-2010, 11:20
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Default Car hire-Have no credit card

Hello all ,
I have tried searching for this is the forum but haven't had any luck
I am off to PP at the end of March . I am struggling finidng a car hire company does not require the driver to have a credit card in their name.
Has anyone ever used a car hire (pick up from airport) that doesn't own a credit card.

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:32
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Most do but try Terry's he/they should be able to help.
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Thank you, I will contact them
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Most of the companies like the credit card so they can whip the money off if there's any damage/excess cleaning etc. Terry might be your best bet.
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Success with Terry's, yippee.
Thanks for the help/advise
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Old 08-02-2010, 20:32
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isn't it just easier to just get a credit card

They don't cost anything and if you dont like using them then just use for the car hire and nothing else .................. otherwise you could find yourself limiting your options re car hire
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Old 08-02-2010, 20:36
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Not always that easy for everyone in this climate cd for various reasons.
Also some people just don't agree with them and refuse to have one.

I've recently chopped up about 3 of mine as my personal circumstances have changed and I don't want the temptation. I only keep one now which I only use when I have to. I'm sure if I tried to get one now in my own right - the banks would run a mile lol - everything was based on my husband!

If Terry's are happy to proceed without a card then that is great and says a lot for his company.
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I dont know if this will work... but if a credit card isn't possible but required maybe interested parties could research this a bit more.

Post office visa card....

U use it wherever 'VISA' is taken but the difference is... u load it before u use it (in the UK) So ur car hire is gonna be say 500... so before u go on holiday, u put 500 on the card then present it where & when required.

( ...and glad that u are sorted jet2majorca, but thought it mite be useful for others)

It is also a neat way of not carrying cash with u on holiday.

Miriam
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Sorry I didn't mean to offend and seriously didn't realise credit cards were so hard to come by ...... I must get a letter offering one at least every fortnight and also get stopped and offered a bribe of a scarf or a hat everytime I go to football in exchange for a credit card ............... same happens whenever I am at an airport

I guess they are fine so long as you pay the balance off each month but can become a problem if you dont

Good to see Terry's dont require them but I have to say the quote I got from Terry's for car hire at easter was about 20% more than either Record or Carjet
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MED777

The post office card is not a credit card so it can not be used in the same way as a credit card because you may only have 10 on the post office card and you dont get a credit limit on the card.

Hope that helps

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My post on here was my last resort before I thought I would have to swollow my pride and go against my beliefs of getting a credit card, I have had them in the past and I would rather not have one, so I am paying them off instead.
3 cheers for Terry's (and this forum) for coming to the rescue
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Only way to use them is to pay them off at the end of the month, otherwise a pair of scissors
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med777 you're correct, rangers1 afraid you've got it wrong

we do this every time for car hire using one of the many "top up and go" credit cards as we got stung very heavily when our credit card was "skimmed" in pp, got it sorted out but it had been run right up to the limit

to use the top up credit cards you have to register with the issuer for authorisation to use for car hire, very easy to do but it does require you posting them your id as proof
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Just one point aren't they top up debit card not top up credit card, a debit card only lets you spend what you have or have topped up, a credit card lets you spend what you haven't got?
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Old 09-02-2010, 17:03
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Travelex also offer the Cash Passport a paid-up cash card in either Euros or GBP (or other currencies) & is a VISA card. I don't know whether you can use it for Car Hire but I should think with the VISA sign & enough topped-up then you can. Does anyone know.

More info here: Foreign Currency in Majorca - Euros
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