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We minimize your cost of doing international business

  • We use our guaranteed, truly current* Super Saver Exchange Rates — meant to be the best retail exchange rates you can find. Sure, these aren't the interbank (i.e. wholesale) exchange rates which the big banks give to each other and which are typically the rates presented by financial websites (and sometimes also by our competitors, to give misleadingly low quotes), but they are the best rates that you as an individual consumer can take advantage of in the e-commerce space — and we guarantee that. This is to say, our exchange rates are considerably better than the rates which, say, Visa/MasterCard use to translate foreign currencies into cardholder currencies.
  • We do not charge a credit card transaction fee. Most of our competitors charge a credit card transaction fee of nearly 2%.
  • No foreign currency transaction fee from your credit card company can apply to our charges if you select a payment currency identical to the currency that your credit card account settles in.
  • We minimize the number of items you must pay for locally** (i.e. upon the pick-up occasion and therefore in the vendor's currency rather than in yours). Nevertheless we do include the value of those items in the total prices we indicate to you, so you understand what your real total cost will be, and we list them in the line-item cost breakdowns we present. We charge the difference between the total we quote and the sum of the value of items which must be paid for locally.
  • The IdeaMerge pricing and payment options you can choose

  • Option (a): Upon booking, pay the guaranteed balance total that is due to IdeaMerge in your chosen currency. So, if you have indeed chosen to pay IdeaMerge in a currency other than the vendor currency, we, IdeaMerge, will use our Super Saver Exchange Rate — meant to be the best retail exchange rate you can find — that is truly current with your order to translate that total amount due into your chosen currency, i.e. precisely the total amount shown in parentheses on the previous screen, and will actually charge that trustworthy, market-based, guaranteed amount in your chosen currency to your credit card. Of course if you indeed order this payment option, you cannot later switch to one of the other payment options described here. Some items (but never all) might need to be paid locally to the vendor; but for your benefit IdeaMerge minimizes the number of those items, and we do include the value of those items in all the total prices we indicate to you and in the line-item breakdowns we present. Questions/Comments?

  • Option (b): Upon booking, pay the guaranteed, set downpayment in your chosen currency and later pay the guaranteed, set balance due to IdeaMerge in your chosen currency — that balance portion indeed being guaranteed upfront upon booking in your chosen currency yet the guaranteed total price in your currency being higher than with Option (a) because a slightly less favorable yet standard retail exchange rate is used to compute that guaranteed total. We present said guaranteed, Option (b) total price in the payment option selection menu during the online order process, before you actually submit your order. So, if you have indeed chosen to pay IdeaMerge in a currency other than the vendor currency, IdeaMerge will use our standard retail exchange rate truly current with your order to compute the guaranteed total price in your currency and we will charge the downpayment portion thereof (10 percent, with this vendor) in your chosen currency to your credit card. On the balance due date (60 days before the pick-up date, with this vendor) we will charge the pre-set, guaranteed remainder in your chosen currency to your credit card. If your booking is made within that time window, the total will be charged upon booking as described in payment Option (a) above. Otherwise if you indeed order this payment Option (b), you cannot later switch to one of the other payment options described here. Some items (but never all) might need to be paid locally to the vendor; but for your benefit IdeaMerge minimizes the number of those items, and we do include the value of those items in all the total prices we indicate to you and in the line-item breakdowns we present. Questions/Comments?

  • Option (c): If you have indeed chosen to pay IdeaMerge in a currency other than the vendor currency, and if you think (i.e. speculate) that before said balance due date your chosen currency will not weaken considerably relative to the vendor currency, you can upon booking pay the guaranteed, set downpayment in your chosen currency, based on our truly current Super Saver Exchange Rate and later pay the balance due to IdeaMerge in your chosen currency based on our Super Saver Exchange Rate at that LATER date. So, IdeaMerge will use our Super Saver Exchange Rate truly current with your order to compute the downpayment portion (10 percent, with this vendor) and we will charge that amount in your chosen currency to your credit card. Upon said balance due date (60 days before the pick-up date, with this vendor) IdeaMerge will use our Super Saver Exchange Rate truly current at that later date to figure the balance portion due to IdeaMerge in your chosen currency and we will charge that amount in your chosen currency to your credit card. Questions/Comments?

    However, with this Option (c) you are welcome between the booking date and said balance due date to e-mail or call IdeaMerge and order us to charge said balance within 24 hours — i.e. based on our Super Saver Exchange Rate truly current at the time we can actually process the charge. Thus you can more precisely play the foreign exchange market between your booking date and said balance due date. Of course if your booking is made inside of said balance due date, the total will be charged upon booking as described in payment Option (a) above. Some items (but never all) might need to be paid locally to the vendor; but for your benefit IdeaMerge minimizes the number of those items, and we do include the value of those items in all the total prices we indicate to you and in the line-item breakdowns we present. Questions/Comments?  
    Wholesale FX rate charts
    i.e. units of right-side currency for
    1 unit of left-side currency
    Wholesale charts by Exchange Rates.

     

  • Of course IdeaMerge will not charge your credit card unless the vendor you've selected does indeed still have availability in the particular vehicle category you request. After you place a complete online reservation request with IdeaMerge (i.e. including your credit card details), IdeaMerge will straightaway query the vendor. If a vehicle in the selected category of the selected vendor is indeed available, we will immediately book the rental with that vendor and charge your card — binding you per the cancellation policy we present to you. Either way, we will then inform you as soon as possible, often within an hour but most certainly within 24 hours.

  • * The exchange rate used to arrive at the total in your chosen currency was current at the beginning of this online order session. Our software conserves the exchange rate throughout the session. The maximum duration of our sessions, however, is two hours. So, whereas the quoted total price in the vendor currency is guaranteed for 24 hours, the quoted price in your chosen currency is guaranteed for no more than two hours. You can lock in the exchange rate by choosing one of the payment options described above and submitting an order before the session expires.

  • ** With some vendors, certain of the mandatory or optional items or both must be paid for locally by the customer, i.e. directly to the vendor and in the vendor's currency, upon the pick-up or return occasion or both, rather than upfront to IdeaMerge. IdeaMerge minimizes the number of such items. Which is to say, for simplicity's sake and to further benefit you IdeaMerge maximizes the number of items you can pay for upfront to us in your chosen currency. (Most of our competitors prefer to let the vendor bear the cost of processing those non-commissionable items and likewise to let you bear any associated foreign currency transaction costs.) Nevertheless IdeaMerge does include the value of those items in the total prices we indicate to you, so you understand what your real total cost will be, and we list them in the line-item cost breakdowns we present to you, denoting each such item with the phrase "PAID UPON PICK-UP" or "PAID UPON RETURN". IdeaMerge charges the difference between the total we quote and the sum of the value of items which must be paid for locally. Questions/Comments?


     
  • At IdeaMerge, customer service is more than a concept — it's an ethic.