Last week I had to rent a car for a long trip. And if I hadn’t done my research beforehand, the car rental clerk would have scammed and sweet-talked me into spending a lot more than I needed to.
In fact, she was using such hard-sell tactics that, at times, I felt like I was buying the darn thing.
Car rental companies frequently advertise rock-bottom rates on sites like Expedia and Hotwire. But when you go in to pick up your car and finalize your reservation, they have a whole magic bag of tricks they use to scare you, and lull you, into spending more.