A great tool to create screenshot with mockup to publish on the AppStore
Wonder why your app review is so slow for publication on the AppStore? Seems to be the trend…..
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How a €39 euro rent became 75€ for one day! at europcar Ireland
Really bad experience this week-end while renting a small car for one day at europcar ireland: a €39 euro rent became 75€ for one day!
I chose to rent a car for 1 day during the week end because the price advertised on www.europcar.ie was acceptable: ~€39 for one day. (otherwise I would have to use taxi).
There was no proposition for a complementary insurance online.
And the description on the website for the price is as below:
Collision damage waiver (Excess to 1200,00 EUR)
Theft waiver (Excess to 1200,00 EUR)
Premium Station Surcharge (Id:4633)
Premium Station Surcharge
So looks like there is everything in the price.
Then I went to Dublin city center office to get my car.
When I was there I was asked if I wanted a complementary insurance for €26 to cover any damage on the car, without this insurance I should pay until €1200 if any damaged was done to the car. I answered that I was not interested.
Then the europcar employee told me that they will have to withhold €1200 on my credit card.
I don’t have a credit card, only a visa debit. So I was forced to pay for the insurance.
And when I gave my card to pay, the price suddenly became €36,73!
The employee told me: “€26 is without tax” with the better smile she had.
That’s simply unscrupulous: since when, in Ireland do we announced prices without tax?
Second thing: other Rent company does not withhold a franchise on your credit card if you don’t want the insurance!
If you don’t have a credit card, that’s a really unscrupulous way to force you to take a insurance, especially if you lie on the price on the first place: the europcar employee never said the €26 price was without tax!
Update: after long discussion on twitter europcar refund me the VAT on the insurance because I shouldn’t have been quoted a price without VAT. Then I discovered as well that on top of making me pay €100 for the fuel, just in case (this is refund to you if you bring back the car with a full tank) they add a €7.20 cost for credit card charge. This was refund to me as well, with this comment from the europcar employee : “I’ve refunded that also Florence, to remove any other complications.”, probably meaning that’s not usually refunded.
“A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realize that when an online service is free, you’re…
"A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realize that when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product."
Not sure that everyone realises ;)
A good proof by example that even ARC is not always safe for memory.