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AutoSlash
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Thanks for visiting AutoSlash's forum on ConcourseZ! AutoSlash is a unique new free service that helps people save money on car rentals. We do this in two ways:

1. After you book your rental with AutoSlash, we automatically apply coupons and discounts to your rental to lower your rate. No more spending your hard earned time searching for the best discount codes. We do the work for you, and when we find a better deal, we'll automatically re-book you at the lower rate. No cost, no hassle, just savings.

2. We track your rental rate each day. Rental rates can and do change often (sometimes multiple times a day). AutoSlash will pick up on these drops, and we'll automatically re-book you at the lower rate, all without you having to lift a finger. The earlier you book, the more likely you are to save. It's not uncommon to have your rate slashed multiple times by AutoSlash. No cost, no hassle, just savings.

It's important to remember that the initial price you book at on AutoSlash is the highest price that you'll pay. The rates you initially see on our site are essentially just a starting point. In many cases, within a few hours of booking, you'll receive an email notifying you of a price drop on your rental.

As your rental date approaches, it's common to receive further price drop emails from us. Most of our customers end up paying less -- sometimes far less -- than their originally booked rate.

Check us out at AutoSlash.com to learn more.

AutoSlash.com
We automatically slash your rental rates!

AutoSlash.com -- We automatically slash your rental rates!
Automatically apply the best discounts, track your car rental rates, and rebook when they drop!
See how our pricing monkeys continually slash your rates! -- AutoSlash on ConcourseZ

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Posted : February 20, 2011 1:28 pm
Cholula
(@cholula)

A warm welcome to AutoSlash which I can heartily endorse from having used it on a number of occasions.

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Posted : February 20, 2011 8:11 pm
diver90
(@diver90)

Question - How good are you with International locations? Headed to AUA later this year (July).

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Posted : February 21, 2011 1:22 pm
AutoSlash
(@autoslash)
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diver90, post: 105126 wrote: Question - How good are you with International locations? Headed to AUA later this year (July).

We're pretty good internationally. There are more savings opportunities domestically, but we find savings for our customers in the vast majority of cases regardless. I just got a Hertz rental for my parents in AUA for quite a good deal, so odds are in your favor. Certainly nothing to lose by trying. 🙂

AutoSlash.com -- We automatically slash your rental rates!
Automatically apply the best discounts, track your car rental rates, and rebook when they drop!
See how our pricing monkeys continually slash your rates! -- AutoSlash on ConcourseZ

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Posted : February 21, 2011 4:34 pm
Tivoboy
(@tivoboy)
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I've tried to use autoslash many times, but sometimes when I am looking in cities like SFO and IAD or LAX, sometimes only ONE company shows up, which makes no sense. Of course that doesn't work well and I end up finding deals much lower through traditional methods. Any reason why that sort of thing would be happening?

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Posted : February 22, 2011 12:06 pm
AutoSlash
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Tivoboy, post: 115249 wrote: I've tried to use autoslash many times, but sometimes when I am looking in cities like SFO and IAD or LAX, sometimes only ONE company shows up, which makes no sense. Of course that doesn't work well and I end up finding deals much lower through traditional methods. Any reason why that sort of thing would be happening?

While we don't support all rental companies (some have chosen not to work with us), we have excellent coverage in all of the cities you mentioned, so I'm really surprised to hear this.

Feel free to email us next time it happens at supportautoslash.com, and we'll be happy to take a look and see what's going on.

Also keep in mind that we have a tab on our homepage to track a rental you've booked elsewhere. We'll often find price drops (or a better deal with another company) when you track a rental with us.

AutoSlash.com
We automatically slash your rental rates!

AutoSlash.com -- We automatically slash your rental rates!
Automatically apply the best discounts, track your car rental rates, and rebook when they drop!
See how our pricing monkeys continually slash your rates! -- AutoSlash on ConcourseZ

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Posted : February 22, 2011 12:13 pm
beckoa
(@beckoa)

Had excellent luck with a recent rental in AUS late January... the prices kept dropping- booked it a few days out and seemed each day it was one discount after another 😎 and avoided the underage fee to boot

Nice of them to keep track of rental rates, and keep applying coupons.

AS MVPG75K, Boardroom not renewed due to devaluation of access (must be traveling)

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Posted : February 24, 2011 7:55 am
travelfree
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If I have Elite Status at various car rental companies, is that considered during your search process or do you use a more standardized search using coupons and promotions and then add on any Elite status benefits at time of booking?

Actually I am interested in trying try out your service for a few of my upcoming trips. I'll report back with my experiences.

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Posted : February 26, 2011 6:38 pm
mrpickles
(@mrpickles)
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I just booked for the first time, looking forward to testing for a CPH booking.

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Posted : February 27, 2011 5:20 am
jackal
(@jackal)

travelfree, post: 153922 wrote: If I have Elite Status at various car rental companies, is that considered during your search process or do you use a more standardized search using coupons and promotions and then add on any Elite status benefits at time of booking?

Actually I am interested in trying try out your service for a few of my upcoming trips. I'll report back with my experiences.

There is an option on the front page to expand further search options, where you can input your membership number. This should trigger the full range of benefits you're entitled to with your elite status. How it gets shown is limited by the functionality allowed by the GDS systems the rental agencies partner with and that AutoSlash accesses the agenies' data through, but anything a travel agent can do should be doable through AutoSlash, too.

For example, when I book using my National Emerald Club number, where I hold Executive status, there is a resulting column in the results grid labeled "discounted." Under this column, the rates displayed are discounted with my default corporate discount code (even if I don't enter that code in the search form). Additionally, per National Executive practice, I am shown the rate for one class smaller than the one I am booking (i.e. the compact rate is displayed under the midsize class).

Due to the way the GDS systems work, sometimes you need to click through to the final page (the last one before actually booking) to see the final, fully-discounted price, especially if you've applied any coupons. And in some rare circumstances, the GDS can't properly interpret what the rental reservation engine intends, but in all cases I've pulled up the reservation on the agency's own website and it displays correctly. (That's a side-effect of the limitations of the 1960s-era GDSes that they require travel agents to use.)

Each agency has its own slight quirks in how they handle elite status benefits like upgrades. If you'd like to post back some more details about the programs you use, we can look at and explain things a bit further. 🙂

(S) (MVP) (GLD) GM | Also: AGR, Hertz PC, National Exec, NPS passport, Costco Exec, Choice Diamond
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Posted : February 27, 2011 2:42 pm
 Anonymous

I ended up getting an amazing price with Hertz at LAX, unfortunately AutoSlash applied a US military discount without my knowledge so I was forced to pay the walk-up rate at the counter when I was unable to produce military ID. To their credit, Jonathan in customer support owned up to the problem and promised to refund the difference - if they do end up following through they've earned themselves a customer for life.

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Posted : February 28, 2011 8:56 pm
chanp
(@chanp)
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mattm, post: 177340 wrote: I ended up getting an amazing price with Hertz at LAX, unfortunately AutoSlash applied a US military discount without my knowledge so I was forced to pay the walk-up rate at the counter when I was unable to produce military ID. To their credit, Jonathan in customer support owned up to the problem and promised to refund the difference - if they do end up following through they've earned themselves a customer for life.

I wouldnt be too happy when I walked up to the counter. Nice to see they are trying to refund you the diff.

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Posted : March 1, 2011 11:07 am
AutoSlash
(@autoslash)
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Mea culpa here. We applied the wrong discount code inadvertently. We have refunded the difference to mattm.

If we offer our customers a specific rate, we will stand behind that rate 100%--even if we have to make up the difference.

AutoSlash.com -- We automatically slash your rental rates!
Automatically apply the best discounts, track your car rental rates, and rebook when they drop!
See how our pricing monkeys continually slash your rates! -- AutoSlash on ConcourseZ

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Posted : March 1, 2011 11:41 am
sunseeker
(@sunseeker)
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I just went to your site but did not see an option to pick up and drop off in different locations. Is that an option you offer?

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I really miss UA, the real one with pillows!

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Posted : March 1, 2011 3:20 pm
AutoSlash
(@autoslash)
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There is a checkbox labeled "Return at a different location?" on the homepage. Just click that, and you'll see a second entry box appear to select a different Drop-off location.

AutoSlash.com -- We automatically slash your rental rates!
Automatically apply the best discounts, track your car rental rates, and rebook when they drop!
See how our pricing monkeys continually slash your rates! -- AutoSlash on ConcourseZ

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Posted : March 1, 2011 3:26 pm
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