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    I am planning for a east west Australia trip. So, I need to drive from Brisbane to Perth. Check a lot of car rental company, mostly don't allows you to go off road but unsealed still ok for some. On top of that, what I hate is the one time drop off charges, about or more than the price of the car. I drove the car to another location and still got charge!? What if another person do from Perth to Brisbane, he will be charge too!

    Now I got to drive a big circle and back to Brisbane, visit perth next time. Really, if I setup a car rental company, I will think of solutions to reduce that drop off fees. Maybe reward those who helps me brought the car from another area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    I am planning for a east west Australia trip. So, I need to drive from Brisbane to Perth. Check a lot of car rental company, mostly don't allows you to go off road but unsealed still ok for some. On top of that, what I hate is the one time drop off charges, about or more than the price of the car. I drove the car to another location and still got charge!? What if another person do from Perth to Brisbane, he will be charge too!

    Now I got to drive a big circle and back to Brisbane, visit perth next time. Really, if I setup a car rental company, I will think of solutions to reduce that drop off fees. Maybe reward those who helps me brought the car from another area.
    Buy a car in Brisbane and sell in Perth for more than you've paid for.

    You'll get a free trip this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post

    Buy a car in Brisbane and sell in Perth for more than you've paid for.

    You'll get a free trip this way.
    Not sure whether a non resident can buy a car so easily or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post

    Buy a car in Brisbane and sell in Perth for more than you've paid for.

    You'll get a free trip this way.
    If got people from Perth do offers me, I don't mind doing it for them. Heh heh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    Not sure whether a non resident can buy a car so easily or not.
    The only thing you need licence to buy in Australia is a gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    The only thing you need licence to buy in Australia is a gun.
    and will he need one of those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    and will he need one of those?
    Yes he needs it if he is going to travel to Australian wild west.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Yes he needs it if he is going to travel to Australian wild west.
    Oh yeah, gotta be careful in the wild west!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Yes he needs it if he is going to travel to Australian wild west.
    Up to certain part of the west and back to east liao. My tripod looks like rifle, or i go to SAF camp to borrow a M16!?
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    I found a 4wd but it's for 3 or more person. If their 2 person caravan price is ok, I might go for it and forget about booking hotel. Really a wild trip, ha ha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    I found a 4wd but it's for 3 or more person. If their 2 person caravan price is ok, I might go for it and forget about booking hotel. Really a wild trip, ha ha!
    Caravan not safe hor. Can be easily broken into and u get rob or raped......

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post

    Caravan not safe hor. Can be easily broken into and u get rob or raped......
    I no pass broken hill, is ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    Caravan not safe hor. Can be easily broken into and u get rob or raped......
    This should be safe?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    This should be safe?

    I think this is required.
    I heard glass break, then I saw a car with broken windows having its contents being transferred to another car.
    Later when the car occupants came back, I heard them call the police - it was a hire car, it sounded like they were from Singapore or Malaysia, had their belongings taken including laptop and passports.
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    I take pictures of all surfaces and interior of car while it is on rental car lot when I rent one. Looking specifically for little scratches dings and dents etc. Embarrasses wife and children...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post

    I think this is required.
    I heard glass break, then I saw a car with broken windows having its contents being transferred to another car.
    Later when the car occupants came back, I heard them call the police - it was a hire car, it sounded like they were from Singapore or Malaysia, had their belongings taken including laptop and passports.
    Thieves always target hire cars.

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