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Private Car Hire

This may be a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone around Zurich would have car I could sometimes hire on the weekends? I have just sold my car (quicker than expected) but would still need a car for the next few weekends. Mobility and Sharoo are not really great options for me as I would need it for a round trip of 300-400km to Germany.

I could do regular car hire, but I don't have a credit card which makes it almost impossible. Every place I have called also seems to require the credit card holder to be the driver.

I have have insurance from Basler for 'driving a car which is not mine'. I have never had an accident.

So if anyone has got a car they aren't using or don't need on the weekends (could be fri-sat or sat-sun) and would like a to make some extra cash with it please send me a private message.

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Old 06.04.2019, 14:08
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Re: Private Car Hire

You seriously expect someone to give a random person of the internet the keys to their car and let you drive off with it for a few days? I can see the advantage from your side - no hot wiring needed, a few days lead time before it is reported stolen and if you play your cards right they might even give you the log book since you are after all leaving the country.

Go get yourself a credit card like everything other adult and sort yourself out.
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You seriously expect someone to give a random person of the internet the keys to their car and let you drive off with it for a few days? I can see the advantage from your side - no hot wiring needed, a few days lead time before it is reported stolen and if you play your cards right they might even give you the log book since you are after all leaving the country.
Sharely.ch build a whole platform for this
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Re: Private Car Hire

Please no need to get nasty or rude, I said this is probably a long shot. I would of course sign an official contract and pay for the use, I have proof of address here, permit, a job... I am not simply expecting a stranger to hand me keys. I think it's a bit unecessary to get a credit card just for a few weekends for car hire, plus the application process would most likely take longer than I need the car for. I have never ran into problems with just having a debit card before this. There are lots people asking to borrow/exchange things so thought I would give it a chance.

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Please no need to get nasty or rude, I said this is probably a long shot. I would of course sign an official contract and pay for the use, I have proof of address here, permit, a job... I am not simply expecting a stranger to hand me keys. I think it's a bit unecessary to get a credit card just for a few weekends for car hire, plus the application process would most likely take longer than I need the car for. I have never ran into problems with just having a debit card before this. There are lots people asking to borrow/exchange things so thought I would give it a chance.

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Get a Revolut pre-paid card, takes a couple of days to get a physical card.
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Thanks will check it out.
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Get a Revolut pre-paid card, takes a couple of days to get a physical card.
I don't believe car hire companies will accept it as it's not a credit card.
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Please no need to get nasty or rude, I said this is probably a long shot. I would of course sign an official contract and pay for the use, I have proof of address here, permit, a job... I am not simply expecting a stranger to hand me keys. I think it's a bit unecessary to get a credit card just for a few weekends for car hire, plus the application process would most likely take longer than I need the car for. I have never ran into problems with just having a debit card before this. There are lots people asking to borrow/exchange things so thought I would give it a chance.

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Save yourself the look, noticed the put the car in platform of their own, and you already said Sharoo is not a solution.
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Re: Private Car Hire

Yes Sharoo is good for short distances but they charge per km plus daily rental so works out a lot more than normal car hire.
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I think it's a bit unecessary to get a credit card just for a few weekends for car hire, plus the application process would most likely take longer than I need the car for. I have never ran into problems with just having a debit card before this.
It seems a debit card will do.
https://debitcardcarhire.com/switzer...urich-airport/

This was only one of several google results for
car hire "without credit card"
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car hire "with debit card".
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Re: Private Car Hire

I bet the most of you thought about your Ferraries and Porsches which you would never give to a stranger. But if someone has a CHF 5k car, insured, OP signs contract and puts some deposit - then what's the problem?

P.s. I don't have such a car, so just theory.
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