I have three cars now on Relay Rides and inquiries from multiple people. Some dates overlap with others and the car can only be rented to one of you. The early bird gets the worm. Some of you weren’t sure about your travel plans, some asked a question or two which I thought I answered. I’m now preparing a owners manual which will hopefully make the process easier for both of us. It’s been hard buying a car, changing insurance, delivering and pricing three vehicles that are in use over 80% of the time I haven’t had time to adjust my pricing. I do now and my prices are going to go up. I’m not the only relay rides car owner who is doing this. Relay Rides finally made this very easy to do. In the past it was virtually impossible to accomplish, based on a recent software upgrade all owners can change there price per day very easily.
Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, and all of the big car companies do this automatically. They are designed to extract every ounce of revenue from you that they can. That’s there job and they are very good at their job. We all know that demand for cars goes up in the summer and around certain holidays. Now Relay Rides lets us charge for that. I have already raised my rates over Labor Day Weekend. I’m starting to get ready to raise my rates for the weekends in July and August. I now have three cars on Relay Rides and they are all being rented over 80% of the time.
I’m writing this blog to tell fellow owners what I am experiencing. Most important though is I am writing it for my potential renters who have reached out to me already and have not booked the trip yet for whatever reason. Book it quick. I’m giving all five of my potential requests and inquiries 24 hour notice to book or accept the trip because prices are going up. This is not bait and switch this is the marketplace. Even if you don’t end up booking you are welcome to come back and book at the higher price. You are also able to use another Relay Rides owner. Compare us to any of the commercial rental car companies. They can’t compete on price or diversity of cars. Best of luck and enjoy Colorado.