Rent a Hummer H3 for KD10

Posted by Mark

gallardo

Someone posted a link to a website the other day when I was looking to rent a car and I thought it was spam. Why? Because the comment said I could rent a Hummer for KD10 and then sent me to a website which looked like a second hand car dealership called Gallardo.

Fast forward to today, I am flipping through an Al-Waseet clone when I found an advert for a car rental agency called Gallardo where you can rent an H3 or a Mini convertible for only KD10. Not only that but I could rent a Ferrari F430 or a Lamborghini Gallardo for KD150 a day which is less then half the price of competitors.

So I called them up to see if there were any strings attached and so far it seems there aren’t any. The cars are fully insured and you can rent them for 1 day if you want there is no minimum. Currently they only had a Bentley, Gallardo and 6-series BMW available but the guy said to call back at 7PM because thats when some of the other cars will be back in. It still sounds too good to be true so something must be up. How is it possible to rent an H3 for KD10 a day when a Corolla is for KD7?

Here is a scan of their advert with prices [Link]
Here is a link to their website [Link]


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Cinemagic Film Screening: Promises

Posted by Mark

The movie “Promises” which was scheduled to be screened last Wednesday at Bait Lothan was postponed due to bad weather. The movie will now be screened tomorrow at the same time. For more details click [here]


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Wafi Mall Dubai Robbery!

Posted by Mark

A friend told me about this earlier (Rand) and I wasn’t interested but as it turns out there is an actual video of the robbery which suddenly made it a lot more interesting. Turns out 2 cars drove into Wafi Mall and the occupents got out, robbed a jewellery store and then escaped in the 2 vehicles.

You can watch the video [here]

Thanks LE!


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Ummm come again?

Posted by Mark

Marina Mall have some new messages plastered on their garbage bins but they make absolutely no sense.

update: According to a source I found online…

Cockroaches don’t live long enough to develop cancer (source)

So the above message is not true and as one reader pointed out, it leads us to believe that there are a lot of cockroaches running around Marina Mall.


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No one talk to me

Posted by Mark

Just found out how much my car will cost to repair…

Labor: KD496.300
Parts: KD1004.450
Misc: KD30
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Total: KD1530.750

note: this is to repair some things in my BMW not Wrangler. Also on a positive note, the service is extremely friendly.


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Website that reacts to sound

Posted by Mark

This is a pretty cool site I just found via digg. The website actually reacts with the sounds you make. Since I have a built in mic in my MacBook I was whistling and talking into my computer trying to see how the site would behave. Its fun to play around with for like a minute. [Link]


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Order Pirated DVD’s Online

Posted by Mark

I posted about two websites before that sold pirated DVD’s online but here is a new one. Its called Q8 DVDs and they are selling movies for KD1.5 and delivery is free if your total is over KD5. [Link]

Thanks xnax2


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Car Rental Day 2

Posted by Mark

Today morning I returned the Lumina to Europcar. I had found a better deal on another car with another rental agency so I no longer wanted the Lumina. The employee at Europcar was extremely friendly and even though I had rented the car for only 1 day she still gave me the same rate as the weekly one which is KD10 a day.

After that I walked over to Al Sayer rental which was very close by. I had passed by yesterday evening to check out a Toyota Echo he had and I was planning on renting it. The car wasn’t in great condition with hub caps missing and some weird stains on the seat. I figured I could haggle the price down a bit but the guy refused. He wanted KD5.750 per day if I wanted the car for a week but if I brought the car earlier he would charge me KD7 a day. I told him Automax was renting a Corolla for KD6 a day and I was sure it was in better condition. He refused to lower the price and I left the place.

Once I got to work I called Automax and asked for a Corolla. Guy told me if I have the car for less then a week its KD7 a day but if its more then a week its KD6. I asked if they could drop the car off to me and they said it wouldn’t be a problem and it would be at no extra charge.

So now I am driving a 2006 black Corolla. Its not in the best condition either and I have no clue where the car papers are because I couldn’t find them in the car but it’s cheap. I just paid them KD30 deposit and thats it, they didn’t take my Visa card number or anything. I actually don’t think I would have trusted them with my credit card details anyway, the whole thing feels fishy to me. This is why I would rather deal with international franchises but of course those cost more.

I really have to say though renting from Europcar was really great and the service very friendly. If anyone needs to rent a car from them you can call Lisa on +965 6540248. She was very helpful and probably the best person I have ever rented a car from.


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Good vs. Evil Foosball

Posted by Mark

This is one really cool foosball table but for KD8,000 I would rather buy a car. If I had to choose sides though it would definitely be the evil one! [Link]

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note: when the flash side loads click on #20


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The Landlord

Posted by Mark

A short home made movie of Will Ferrel having an argument with his landlord. The strange thing is his landlord is a drunk, raging 2 year-old. Very strange but pretty funny. [Video]

The girl, Pearl is Adam McKay’s daughter.


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