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Renting a van

Hey there!

So I've been meaning to rent a van but I have absolutely no idea about the prices or where I could rent it.

Can someone tell me where I could rent a van in Zurich?
I'll need it for a day, or two days tops... do you have an idea of how much would I pay for this?

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Old 03.05.2015, 23:10
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Re: Renting a van

Try:
https://www.sixt.ch/php/reservation/home_lkw?ctyp=L

or google:
https://www.google.ch/?gws_rd=ssl#ne...en+z%C3%BCrich
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Old 21.05.2015, 18:46
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Re: Renting a van

Hey

Thank you so much for the suggestion.
I just wanted to have an idea of how much I'd need to pay for it and that site was helpful, thanks again
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Re: Renting a van

Van should be around 50 to 80 fr/day. You can also get for half day, if you look around. I've found doing two half days on consecutive weekends (for IKEA esp) more efficient.

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Re: Renting a van

I paid around 200 for 2 days from mietauto in Winterthur for a fairly large box van
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Old 22.05.2015, 00:28
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Re: Renting a van

Thank you guys, I'll look around to see if I can find the best prices for what I need.. right now I already have an idea based on your answers

sva , I don't believe my nickname has anything to do with what is being discussed here so if you want to know something about it, feel free to send me a private message anytime x)
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I cant tell you where you get a cheap van but I can tell you where you dont.

Never consider renting a car at AVIS. Never. BUDGET neither.

Theyre expensive and will make you liable for damages which you havent done.

A tip for everyone, when renting a car.

Before you check out, check every single damage (even if it doesnt seem like a big deal) and take pictures. So you have a proof, that these damages were there before you rent it. Really, do that

PS. I just remembered OTTOs is selling rentals for 75CHF per weekend, if I remember correctly.

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Old 28.05.2015, 19:43
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I cant tell you where you get a cheap van but I can tell you where you dont.

Never consider renting a car at AVIS. Never. BUDGET neither.

Theyre expensive and will make you liable for damages which you havent done.

A tip for everyone, when renting a car.

Before you check out, check every single damage (even if it doesnt seem like a big deal) and take pictures. So you have a proof, that these damages were there before you rent it. Really, do that.
I have never had a problem where a rental truck or car company has charged me for damage I didn't do. At the beginning they walk you thru with a detailed drawing of the truck that shows pre existing damage and it is your opportunity to note anything that is there that is not on the report already. Of course take pictures. But, they don't make money off of doing things like this.
Most people living in the north part of Switzerland, when renting from one of these companies actually will go ahead and pick those trucks up in France or Germany. Where there is a difference. I don't think it is worth the effort from what you save in the end, unless there is a promotion or a long distance haul.
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PS. I just remembered OTTOs is selling rentals for 75CHF per weekend, if I remember correctly.
Selling rentals?

Or renting trucks?
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Selling rentals?

Or renting trucks?
OTTOs is offering you to rent theyre vans.

@Confloozed

Trust me Im an Insider, lol.
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Re: Renting a van

That's a good idea.. I would never think about taking pictures if the van has damages. I'm never so cautious as I probably should be x)
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That's a good idea.. I would never think about taking pictures if the van has damages. I'm never so cautious as I probably should be x)
Thats what happens. Theyre repair stations are very expensive too.

If you have a "broken" wiper, they replace it for 100CHF.
A little scratch can be 600CHF
A TIRE costs 400-1000CHF
Windcreen chip 150CHF

So be sure you buy a SUPER COVER or any other coverage with low damage excess. (not advertising, people have to pay thousands of swiss franks/euro for damages which arent that big nor expensive somewhere else)
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Thats what happens. Theyre repair stations are very expensive too.

If you have a "broken" wiper, they replace it for 100CHF.
A little scratch can be 600CHF
A TIRE costs 400-1000CHF
Windcreen chip 150CHF

So be sure you buy a SUPER COVER or any other coverage with low damage excess. (not advertising, people have to pay thousands of swiss franks/euro for damages which arent that big nor expensive somewhere else)
Non sense. Show me a receipt of this happening then I will pay attention.
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Re: Renting a van

If you don't believe me just rent a car and try it. You can have as much proof as you want from me. Just pm with email and I'll send proof.
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If you don't believe me just rent a car and try it. You can have as much proof as you want from me. Just pm with email and I'll send proof.
Instead of sending the proof to Confloozed and him then posting it, why don't you just post it?

In the xxx times I have rented a car I have NEVER been charged for any damage - whether I caused it or not . That doesn't mean it never happens, nor if it has happened to you it always happens.

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Re: Renting a van

Photos aren't as good as putting a nice big X on the little car picture on the rental agreement for any hint of existing damage or marks when you collect.

Then any damage in the same area is covered

I've paid for damages once - but to be fair I reversed into a post below window level while turning and just about ripped the passenger door off
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If you don't believe me just rent a car and try it. You can have as much proof as you want from me. Just pm with email and I'll send proof.
Um...you want me to rent a car to test your theory? I also have rented cars and trucks for years, and only once, when I was 22, where I did a 4 panels worth of damage by backing into a cast iron mailbox in rural Wisconsin, did I have any damage charges. In that case I took the minimum insurance and still had another 1800 left to pay. Which I quickly found out that cause I used my Visa card to make the rental, Visa has insurance built into the card, so in the end I was only responsible for the deductible.

Why can't you just post your proof to the forum?
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Re: Renting a van

You have to understand, that I wont upload "proof" like that on an online forum. If you want proof, Ive made some pics today of "damages" which had to be paid by the customer, although they didnt damage anything and I can also provide the damage costs (sadly I havent found the case with the broken wiper which took place last week).

Like I said these are "insider" information and I wont risk my Job for that.

Come back at me or let it be.
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Re: Renting a van

Staying a bit OT for a moment...

by now folks should know to thoroughly inspect a car and put Xs all over the rental contract for every little scratch. Take photos if necessary. If you get billed for damage you know you didn't cause, dispute with your credit card company and let them do the legwork of dealing with the rental car company.

We had this happen more than once, albeit not in Switzerland. Each time we won and the credit card did not let the charge through, as the vendor could not prove we had damaged the car. They also failed to prove they had actually repaired the damage as opposed to just pocketing the money.

Back on-topic: Anyone have some helpful suggestions for OP? Depending on what you need to do, perhaps a man with van service would be a good option?
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Staying a bit OT for a moment...

by now folks should know to thoroughly inspect a car and put Xs all over the rental contract for every little scratch. Take photos if necessary. If you get billed for damage you know you didn't cause, dispute with your credit card company and let them do the legwork of dealing with the rental car company.

We had this happen more than once, albeit not in Switzerland. Each time we won and the credit card did not let the charge through, as the vendor could not prove we had damaged the car. They also failed to prove they had actually repaired the damage as opposed to just pocketing the money.
Well said, Id like to add one tiny thing: IF you get screwed by such a company, be sure to stress them. Call them everyday and tell them how it wasnt your fault and you wont pay for the damage etc. and one day theyll just say ".... it" and youll getting reimbursed. They dont like angry customers
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