One Way 7-Day Car Rental from Broome Airport to Perth Airport $1 @ Europcar

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One Way Car rental from Europcar for 1 Dollar
Pickup From: Broome Airport
Drop Off: PERTH AIRPORT
Deal Date: From 04 Jan to 25 Jan
Availability: 21 Left
Included: includes 2800 kilometers + basic protection
Rental Price: 1 Dollar
Rental Period: 168 Hours (7 Days)

Below Link:
https://www.europcar.com.au/offer/one-way-au.step

One Way rentals available in NZ also.

Route1: Wellington Airport to Auckland Airport
Route2: Christchurch Airport to Picton CITY
Route3: Queenstown Airport to Christchurch Airport

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Comments

  • +21 votes

    Europcar employee here. Here's my 2 cents of advice:

    If you take Europcar's premium cover, you'll have 0 excess so it's all good. It's not cheap tho. But you don't have to worry about what damage is on the car before or after you have it.

    If you take a third party insurance (cheaper) and something does happen, be ready to be stung by Europcar for a lot (usually 5,500 AUD max) and be out of pocket for a while because filing a claim to those insurance companies and getting the refund takes quite a while. And if you decide to do this, take a detailed video of the whole car before you leave the car-park (you might need it).

    Make sure you do either one or the other tho. I'd say 1 in 10 cars nowadays come with new damage (windscreen chips most of the time) and get charged.

    Also, when you drop the car off, you have the choice to walk away to catch your flight and let them do the inspection of the car later and send you the invoice to your email. Don't do that. Get someone to take a look at the car while you're there (even if you have to wait for a bit) and print you an invoice or at least complete the check-in of the car in the system.

    • +7 votes

      I still don't get how the major car rental companies in AU and NZ get away with such massive excess on insurance VS Europe (costs in each country in Europe vary, Spain tends to be the cheapest) which is roughly between 600-1200 Euros max.

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        As an employee that has slightly more access than most, I am often shocked at how expensive it is to repair a vehicle. Having to repair with genuine parts as we hand the vehicles back at any time between 3 and 18 months the amount racks up quickly if we replace with non genuine. It's not hard to have a 3k bill from one corner run in too.

        • +4 votes

          He’s talking about the insurance excess, not the actual cost of repairs. Should cost less to repair a hire car than a privately owned car due to the volume a hire company would do. Most hire car companies also self insure, so that cuts the middle mans profit out off the insurance cost too.

          From my experience hire companies (Avis, Hertz & Europcar etc) never bother getting minor accident damaged fixed, as I hardly ever hire a car that doesn’t have small dints, scuffs and scratches and I’m sure they charged the customers who did it.

          The amount they charge for excess reduction is a profit stream for car hire companies, plain and simple.

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            @JmanNick: I don't know if most hire car companies self insure or not. I highly doubt it (You'd have to be crazy to give insurance to a type of company that you know will claim 1 in 10 cars as damaged). But I tell you for sure that Europcar doesn't. They fix the damage themselves. And by that I mean they pay directly to the mechanic, detailer, or whatever company that does the fixing on the dent, scratch, windscreen replacement, or whatever the case.

      • +6 votes

        I still don't get how the major car rental companies in AU and NZ get away with such massive excess.

        The major companies in ANZ are now ostensibly insurance companies. Their entire revenue model is based on selling insurance policies. Their staff are trained to push and scare customers into buying said policies.

        Policy prices don't reflect risk, but rather what they can get away with. When you're paying an excess reduction policy of $29 dollars extra per day (ie an effective annual policy of $10,500) for a $20,000 small car you've got to scratch your head.

        Let's hope the ACCC acts.

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      If you take Europcar's premium cover, you'll have 0 excess so it's all good.

      Looks like that's ~$41 per day based on renting a Yaris. Which is a great deal if you're only paying $1 for the rental.

      But for a moment indulge me on the following, sightly off topic metrics…

      Lets say you were paying the usual rental rates for a couple of days somewhere in Oz. $41/DAY excess reduction on a Yaris is an effective annual policy of $14,965 for a vehicle that costs around $16k drive away!

      Under 25yo? You're effective annual policy on the Yaris is an extra $37 (on top of the $41) per day. (effective annual policy of $28,000 on the Yaris!

      • -2 votes

        $41/DAY excess reduction on a Yaris is an effective annual policy of $14,965

        Your cost is only the length of time that YOU hire for, not the entire year.

        There might be 300 other people driving each car each year. Each risk is separate.

        $14,965 for a vehicle that costs around $16k drive away!

        Remember that it's more expensive to repair a car than to build one.

        I doubt that ANY rental vehicle would last a year without damage.

        • +1 vote

          Your cost is only the length of time that YOU hire for

          Hence the use of "effective" anual policy.

          Remember that it's more expensive to repair a car than to build one.

          No one pays more for a repair than the market value of the car!

          • +1 vote

            @ash2000: While any individual repair won't be more than the market value of the car, if every 13 weeks you have someone break the bumper then you need to repair the same part 4 times a year. If every repair is 25% of the value of the car ($4k I think is conservative for the bumper) then you are hitting the car value in repairs over a year ($16k).

            This is probably a bit high for the (frequency * cost), with many of the incidents probably being small but PabloVicioso did mention that from their experience 1 in 10 cars comes back with damage.

            I still agree they are making a killing on the excess. To be honest I'd have thought with those numbers you'd probably be able to cost effectively run a private smash repair shop internally (at least 1 per state for the capital cities, and regional stores could still outsource).

    • +2 votes

      I have always used Trip cover or 1Cover. Tripcover cost $10/day and cover for upto $4000 excess for 7 days. Options for $6000 and $8000 excess cover is also available.

      1Cover is often cheaper than Tripcover. Cost $48 for a 7 days for a $5000 excess cover with
      $100 out of pocket excess charged in case of a claim.

      Some black/platinum credit cards also provide rental car excess cover.

      Never buy insurance from rental company. They are a huge ripoff.

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        RACV have a similar policy with $1000 excess, for $42 a month (then $10 more for each additional month). A similar policy from a car rental company would cost you at least $900/month.

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    This is just shy of them paying you to bring one of their cars home. It strikes me this would be a very limited opportunity; are there several cars to take back, or is this a permanent deal for something that occurs often?

    • +1 vote

      Not sure about this particular relocation, but for Adelaide to Melbourne there are quite frequent deals.

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        It must be fairly common. I saw a Darwin to Adelaide one the other day. Smart move, they don't have to get a driver up (find one locally or fly one in) and they don't have to pay for the fuel.

        Just make sure you are insured, a prang would be expensive, insurance excess cover might be in your credit card package or get some from a 3rd party.

        • +1 vote

          They would never pay to drive it that sort of distance, if they had to relocate the car they’d truck it.

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      They aren't hiding it - it's on the page itself if you click through that this is a relocation deal and a net win-win for you and them.

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      How do you figure? Broome to Perth is around 24 hours driving, cheap way to get home if you don't have any other means but 2 x 12 hour days of straight driving, plus fuel, meals, probably sleeping in the vehicle and not showering is worth more to me than the price of 2 days car hire…and you wouldn't want to drive a night, dawn or dusk with the amount of wildlife on the road. From spending a lot of time doing long drives like that, I'd sit behind a road train the whole way and use it as a blocker.

  • +56 votes

    Don't forget shopback to receive a cash back of 6 cents

  • +8 votes

    Cannonball Run?

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    Do we know what cars are being offered?

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      No, they do not specify the Type of car you get.

    • +3 votes

      Broome to Perth I would say you have a better than average chance of it being and small SUV size. Now that I've written that you will get a small manual.

  • +1 vote

    Was seriously interested until I saw the price of flights from Sydney!

  • +5 votes

    Been stung by Europcar for claiming that I didn't fill up the tank despite showing them my receipts. Not happy.

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    How close is 2800 km to the actual driving distance? There are some nice beaches and snorkelling along the way.

  • +1 vote

    How did you find this one way deal? Are they email promotions or something? Would love to keep in the loop on these deals

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    read the fine print..and security bond

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    We used one of those deals in the UK. £1 for a one way rental back to Heathrow. Worked out great.

    The deals are on each country's Europcar site - here is the Australian site:
    https://www.europcar.com.au/offer/one-way-au.step?fromHP=tru...

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    Doesn't include fuel so no where near as good as NZ one ways

  • +3 votes

    Lots of sites offer this. Transfercar and Imoova are a couple of them.

  • +2 votes

    $500 for a flight Melbourne to Broome on 15/1: https://iwantthatflight.com.au/flight.ashx?&oc=MEL&dc=BME&dd...
    $179 for a flight 7 days later in Perth on 22/1: https://iwantthatflight.com.au/flight.ashx?&oc=MEL&dc=BME&dd...
    Fuel: ~$320, Accommodation: ~ $600 for a place with your own room along the coast, Food and spending money ~$400
    Total = ~$2000 if you play your cards right.

    • +7 votes

      I'd rather do a lot of other things for $2000 for 7 days tbh. It's three days basically driving already.

    • +1 vote

      I don't think anyone would consider this on economic grounds. Even a bus would be cheaper and faster.

      This woukd only be of interest to those who want to discover the coastline for 7 days.

  • +1 vote

    2400kms driving in 7 days….. plus paying for fuel :/

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    Good to know this deal win win situation and eco

  • +3 votes

    Wow 50 Votes, didnt know there were that many Ozbargainers in Broome at this time, all wanting to go to Perth 😂

  • +1 vote

    Doesn't sound that great of a deal to me.

    At 2300km you'd need to drive on average 330ks a day so about 3+ hours of driving each day.

    If fuel economy is 10L/100km (mid sized suv) looking at around $375 if fuel is $1.50.

    Accommodation for 6 nights if you're staying in road houses and caravan sites, looking at $700ish

    Plus food @ $50 per day. $350.

    So about $1,400 to drive.

    I'd fly instead. It's only about $460 for flights and you'd be there in 3 hours.

    Is there anything to see between Broome and Perth other than desert?

    • +3 votes

      Is there anything to see between Broome and Perth other than desert?

      Taking the coast road there is. Can detour via Coral Bay / Exmouth (snorkelling, diving, whale sharks), Shark Bay / Denham / Monkey Mia (dolphins), Kalbarri (gorges, national parks), Cervantes (pinnacles desert) etc.

      Going inland via Newman and Meekatharra there's not much to see other than mine sites.

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        Still not that many Ozbargainers in Broome, willing to drive with limited time for sight-seeing.

        For such a trip, car rental cost is little. But it could kill the experience if it pushes you to drive not to stay & enjoy.

      • +4 votes

        Inland route can take you past Karijini gorges which are definitely worth seeing (my faves are hiking through Weano Gorge to Handrail Pool, Fern Pool, and if in the North Hamersley Gorge). It's even worth the trip down the inland route and back to the costal highest. And then there's things like Hickman's Crater, Punda Rock Art, Opthalmia Dam, Kalgan's Pool, and Mount Robinson just to name a few.

        Or if doing inland trips off the coastal highway, there's Millstream Chichester National Park's pools like Python Pool, Marble Bar (very unique town), or Mount Augustus (biggest rock in the world, bigger than Uluru) that are also worth the drive.

        There's also 80 mile beach, Point Samson, Cossack, and Whim Creek on the coastal route are awesome too. And if taking the time to go to Exmouth, it's better to drive all the way around to Turquoise Bay (it lives up to it's name with crystal clear water, my favourite spot on that peninsula). And if doing the Shark Bay area, Shell Beach is a must - the shell "sand" is very unique. And before leaving Broome, a short trip to Willie Creek is worth it just to see the scenery (although my hubby was surprisingly interested in the pearl stuff too, I thought he'd absolutely hate that when I dragged him along, but he recommends the tour to anyone heading up there now).

        • +1 vote

          It sounds like there is heaps to do and also sounds like you'd want to take your time to do it properly rather than rush through with this deal?

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      Or, how about split the cost between 5 of you in the car (Yaris), sleep in a tent for free, eat tinned food bought at the beginning … maybe $50 per person Broome to Perth, much cheaper than the bus.

      Hurry up, I see there are only 20 cars left now!

      • +1 vote

        5 people in a yarris with camping gear, clothes and tinned food for 2300km doesn't sound like a lot of fun to me. Hah

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    If anyone takes advantage of this deal, please make sure you update us all here!

  • +1 vote

    Hi All,

    One Way rentals available in NZ also.

    Route1: Wellington Airport to Auckland Airport
    Route2: Christchurch Airport to Picton CITY
    Route3: Queenstown Airport to Christchurch Airport

    Attached file to the post.
    Thanks.

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      I have already done this. Picking up a car at Queenstown Airport and handing the car back to the rental company at Christchurch Airport. I visited Milford Sound, Lake Wanaka, Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo hot spring, Timaru. They were all fantastic, but by the end of the trip, I was really tired of driving nearly 1000 km. I really enjoyed the experience overall, but I'd rather not do it again.

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    Ive done this deal from Perth to Broome in March 2018, I took the risk of no insurance, got given a Hyundai Ascent auto, 10000km on the odometer (so fairly new). I comfortably did the drive. Day 1 Geraldton, Day 2 Exmouth, Day 3 Exmouth, Day 4 Exmouth, Day 5 Port Headland, Day 6 Broome, Day 7 Broome Return. Happy to answer any questions you guys may have with my experience…

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