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Is this too dear? Car hire?

Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:23 pm

I have been looking for limousine for our big day. I'm so shocked at the price for an 7-8 seated stretch car.

I only need the car for 2.5 - 3 hours, and will only be traveling within a 6km radius. I have been quoted around $700 - $800

Is this very expensive or am I being un reasonable? I'm not traveling far so it's not like I'm stretching the budget with petrol costs.
 
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Re: Is this too dear? Car hire?

Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:45 pm

Unfortunately, it sounds about right.

We paid $1000 for three cars for three hours. Ours were 55 Chevs. So it sounds about on budget.
 
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Re: Is this too dear? Car hire?

Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:49 pm

We have been quoted similar prices for a 7 seater limo (some slightly cheaper, some more expensive). I was shocked by the cost too!
 
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Re: Is this too dear? Car hire?

Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:15 pm

It sounds about right. We're paying $510 for 3.5 hours with Golden Gate Limousines (7 seater), and I was surprised how cheap it was, but it's because we're getting married "off peak", which is any time from Sunday to Saturday noon (our wedding is on a Friday). I don't know where you are, but GG Limos serve Brisbane and surrounds. Normally, for peak weddings, they charge $565 for 3 hours (7 seater), so this might still be a bit cheaper than the other quotes you've been getting.
 
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Re: Is this too dear? Car hire?

Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:31 am

Unfortunately that sound right :roll: weddings have that effect!!
 
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Re: Is this too dear? Car hire?

Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:08 am

Wow!
*note to self: limos are expensive*
 
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Re: Is this too dear? Car hire?

Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:16 am

Unfortunately it isn't the amount of petrol you use that determines the fee :( If only!

Supply and demand :roll: I guess it's also about the prestige of it all.
 
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Re: Is this too dear? Car hire?

Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:36 pm

sounds about right
Also some companies also charge travel from where they are based to where the pickup location is
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