Three days after coming back from California, I’m finally recharged and caught up enough to write about it. Lucky you. :oP
The departing flight left at 6am last Monday, so I was out the door at 4am. The flight was uneventful, but my ignorance about renting a car cost me $130 I didn’t have to spend. The clerk at the Payless desk originally handed me an invoice to the tune of $500 and, when I balked at it, asked, “Do you have full coverage of your own?” “Yes.” “Oh, then you don’t need full coverage; you just need CDW (collision damage waiver).” Hence, $130 extra. I didn’t like it, but was too ignorant of rental company voodoo to really question it. Two days after I was at Mollie’s, and still stewing about it, I read the back of the contract and discovered that CDW was not needed. I called Payless and bitched, but because I’d initialed for it I was stuck unless I drove 3 hours back to Vegas and re-rented the car for the remainder of my trip, minus the CDW, then drive another 3 hours back to Ft. Irwin. Um, no. Lesson learned.