Congratulations D:The forms for my graduation stuff came in the mail today. Sorting out tickets and my gown and whatnot (provided I pass - which I should, but even if you don't you still have to pay admin fees, so I'd better make it worth it!). I felt a bit pathetic when I saw the size categories for the gown and knew I'd be picking the smallest.... yep I know I'm a shorty but that's just rubbing it in! :lol:
Also, the ceremony will be the same day as my mum's speech night for her school, so she won't be able to come. Hopefully dad and stepmum can.....or failing that I'll drag my best mates Kellie and Alex along by shoving the extra purchased tickets under their noses and guilt-tripping them into coming. Muahahaha!
EDIT: Also, my internets are still being stupid....so not much surfing for me tonight.
We rented a Corolla with Thrifty when we went to Adelaide. They were the cheapest and we got a 10% discount with NRMA membership. The car was a bit older than I expected (bit over 1 year, over 30,000km) but other than that, the service was fine, the car was clean and there were no hidden costs, unlimited km was included and we pre-paid a tank of petrol at around 90c per litre, which worked out well.Anyone know anything about Thrifty the car rental people? I'm looking at hiring a car at Sydney Airport next week for a few days and they appear to have the cheapest rates, and I'm just wondering if they're a little too cheap? Too good to be true? I'm wondering why they're almost $100 cheaper than AVIS, whether there are unseen charges I need to be careful of such as kilometres, etc.
I looked online for some reviews and there are plenty from America and everyone rated them one star and says they're rubbish. But you'd get that on an online review site because a) people are only going to post about their negative experiences, and b) in the eyes of an amateur reviewer, everything is either complete rubbish or absolutely brilliant. There's no middle ground which is unhelpful.
Well I booked with Thrifty. Unlimited kilometres and I shelled out for the premium insurance (basically so if in the off chance I have a crash I'm not slugged $4000). It's a Ford Falcon or equivelent (hopefully not a 380 as was shown in the sample pic) so it should do the trick. I'm basically going on a road trip with my girlfriend around rural NSW, through the Blue Mountains, Bathurst (hopefully I'll get a lap of the track in, it's been years since I've been there, they were pulling the old pits down when I was there last so 2003 I think), Orange, and eventually Parkes where we're staying at the Moonraker motel (couldn't pass that opportunity up)We rented a Corolla with Thrifty when we went to Adelaide. They were the cheapest and we got a 10% discount with NRMA membership. The car was a bit older than I expected (bit over 1 year, over 30,000km) but other than that, the service was fine, the car was clean and there were no hidden costs, unlimited km was included and we pre-paid a tank of petrol at around 90c per litre, which worked out well.
Anyway, at the end of it I did regret paying a little bit extra to get an Octavia from Europcar instead. That's only because the Corolla as a car is less than brilliant.