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#1 Mar 9th, 2012, 08:38
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Hi guys,

I have finalised and confirm my trip with Vinkal with recommendation from India Mike. However I need to transfer a deposit of 10,000 Rupees to his account. So is this a standard practice? And how do I know if I am being scam really? A worry since we really want a driver to bring us around and not be stood up after we gave him the money. Please advise! THANK YOU!
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If a tour agency is arranging a complex trip tailored for you, then a reasonable advance is justified to cover their costs in case you cancel. Or pre-booking hotels or tours that may or may not be available after landing here might expect advance payment. What is the recommendation of Vinkal & what is the advance for? If getting a general cab is the only need, there would be plenty available on arrival & advance is not needed...
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Originally Posted by rinachoo23 View Post Hi guys,

I have finalised and confirm my trip with Vinkal with recommendation from India Mike. However I need to transfer a deposit of 10,000 Rupees to his account. So is this a standard practice? And how do I know if I am being scam really? A worry since we really want a driver to bring us around and not be stood up after we gave him the money. Please advise! THANK YOU!
10000 advance for a driver seems bit OTT, please take care.
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Hey there,

He has brought pple around in Himachal Pradesh with a good grasp of English thus I wanted to contact him.

He is suppose to bring us around for 11 days from Delhi onwards and make stops along Manali and Kinnaur.

So is 10,000 still a lot?
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Originally Posted by rinachoo23 View Post Hey there,

He has brought pple around in Himachal Pradesh with a good grasp of English thus I wanted to contact him.

He is suppose to bring us around for 11 days from Delhi onwards and make stops along Manali and Kinnaur.

So is 10,000 still a lot?
Since a driver probably only earns 10k a month, it would be a lot for him, remember he has given you nothing in return, and if he decides to play silly beggars and piss you about, you won't get your money back.

I would probably give him 5k and give him the other 5 when i first meet him.
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Originally Posted by rinachoo23 View Post Hey there,

He has brought pple around in Himachal Pradesh with a good grasp of English thus I wanted to contact him.

He is suppose to bring us around for 11 days from Delhi onwards and make stops along Manali and Kinnaur.

So is 10,000 still a lot?
what is the scope of the contract, what is the contract value - this would help understand if 10K advance is justified...
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Hi there,

Sorry it took so long. I managed to bring down the deposit to just 2500 rupees because he said he understood our concerns.

So if any case (keeping fingers crossed) he does not show up for any reason, my loss is not that bad.
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You did the right thing. NEVER pay in advance for anything in India if at all possible (and despite the remonstrations and complaints it usually is possible to avoid paying in advance). Once you hand over your cash you're completely at the mercy of the service provider, never a good position to be in and especially not here.
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HEY and it was through India Mike that I got more caution really so thanks guys! I can't wait to be on my trip already!

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