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Old 08-06-2007, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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with cash- not credit- my stbx had all the credit cards.


Thanks for any help!


sunny
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:16 AM
 
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Sure you can! But you have to call around and I think most of the rental companies that do that are the smaller or the ma-and-pa type places. There are also places you can use your debit card as a deposit rather than a credit card.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Yes, when we were plastic free we had to use a local company. Alot depends on what state you're thinking of, we could not rent one in CA at one of the nationally known companies without one.
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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When I didn't have any credit cards, and took my car to the shop, I was able to rent from the local Enterprise agent by putting down a $250 deposit. They would only do this when the car was in the shop, though, not just for any reason. Other independent rental places would rent cars with just the deposit, but no requirement that I have a car in the shop. I think sometimes this has more to do with insurance than anything else, though I'm not certain. Either way, though, most places need a utility bill in addition to your driver's license to verify your address.
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Yes. Ask your mom or a friend to rent the car for you and to add you as a qualified and authorixed driver, and give mom or friend the cash.

Maybe it will stick this time. It's not against the law, or even rental car company policies. The rental company will even ask the renter if they want an authorised driver to be included in the rental.

As for putting ideas into someone's head, the entire City-Data Forum is about putting ideas into peoples head.

I gave an example last time, but not this time. Which one is it?

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Old 08-13-2007, 09:52 PM
 
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with cash- not credit- my stbx had all the credit cards.


Thanks for any help!


sunny
What is an stbx?
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