Written on: 27/10/2013
Same as everyone else about Payless Car Rentals. These guys are modern day bandits. Charm/smiley counter staff, sly underhand secretive process, fees and charges added even though verbally declined numerous times, signed refusal forms completed but do not get a copy and no one can produce them again. Final charge $274.77 original registration confirmation with CarRental.com $119.78. USA must be proud of them. Hope AVIS who now own these guys clean this practise up or I will avoid AVIS ... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2013
When we came to the office all the trouble started. They told us we could use a Maestro card, so we didn't bring cash. Guess what, not accepting Maestro. We had to search for an usable ATM for more than an hour before finding one. If we knew we couldn't use our card we would have brought the cash from home, saving an hour of useless searching. When we came back to the office we saw other people driving away in our car. We got an "upgrade" which meant an older, bigger car which consumes way... (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2013 by Ibrahimsobhy (1 review written)
I live in Quebec and I rented the car from Montreal site to visit Quebec city with my family. It was the cheapest price (great) and it says unlimited mileage (great). When I finally found their place ....the gelteman told me that for local rental (people from Quebec) it is 200 km. If you are not from Quebec you have unlimited milage within the provice (if you go to Ottawa you are done!). Finaly with the extra fees I ended up paying much more than if I would have used big names with REAL... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2013 by honig (1 review written)
There's a lot to dislike about Payless at SFO. I can't imagine ever using them again, cheapest vendor or not. To start with at SFO their agency is about a 15 minute bus ride away from the airport, adding about 30 minutes to the time to get your vehicle. That's something I could live with. What was completely unacceptable was their method of pushing add-ons. The car rental industry is generally awful with their pushing junk insurance, tank refills and similar. Payless brought this to a new... (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2013 by Noitisnot (1 review written)
Quote of $268 went to $710 at pick-up. Must purchase their insurance, $250 deposit. Car upgraded, smelled moldy after spray wore off. Unable to get deposit back, returned with full gas, cleaner than before, no wrecks, mileage within range and on time. Customer service agreed, but no $. Next stop: Attorney General of Arizona, this is a racket. I would rate them no stars. (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2013
1. They did not charge us the rate as it was confirmed by Priceline. 2. Then Payless charged us $8.95 a day in addition for third party liability insurance. They said it was mandatory to be insured for $2 million and that our insurance only covers up to 1 million (we had car insurance statement the the insurance card with us). This was not mentioned in priceline's web site at all. 3. We picked up a car at 10pm. The light on parking lot was very poor. The car was dirty. Nevertheless, my... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2013 by Neveragain2013 (1 review written)
After booking my rental car from Orlando Airport, I am called the location directly and asked what the total needed on my credit card would be . I was told $350 would be all I need. Upon arrival in Orlando, "John" proceeded be overly friendly and tell me stories I could care less about but I was polite and listened. After declining an upgrade 3 times he then tried to push the added insurance coverage and advance purchase of a full tank of gas. When I declined those and told him my credit... (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2013 by AGBall (1 review written)
We booked our car & flights through Cheapo Air. They assured us that PayLess Car Rental was at the Airport and they knew what time our flights were to arrive at Trudeau International in Montreal. Our flights were 15 min. late arriving. By the time we got through customs and collected our baggage it was 6:15 PM. We soon realized PayLess was not at the airport so we waited for a shuttle in subzero temperatures for about 25 minutes only to find PayLess closed at 6 PM. When we called them, no... (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2012
Payless Rental should be named Paymore Rental. I was quoted $271.28 for a Grand Cherokee on rentalcars.com and I booked it. When I arrived at Payless outside of the Orlando International Airport, they didn't have the vehicle I booked and they tried to give me a Hyundai SUV. After bickering for awhile, they gave me a Ford Explorer. However, the total rental came to $410.63! They have a paper they want you to sign before they'll rent you the vehicle, It has 4 items listed on it and says, if... (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2012
I am very disappointed with the rental car I got. I reserved a Compact car online (Honda Civic or Similar), but was given a Toyota Yaris 4 door (Subcompact - Toyota Yaris or similar). After complaining, I was told that the 4 door toyota yaris is categorized under the Compact Car that is similar to the Honda Civic. The Toyota Yaris 4 door I got looks like it has been a few years old and doesn''t look too safe to drive, not what I expected when renting a car. The front bumper was held... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2012
I rented from a Toronto dealer. The car had 100,000 miles on it. It smelled of cigar smoke, had many scratches on it and the back tires were badly worn. In fact one tire had a 3 inch cut and was worn down to the treads. I had to spend 2 hours to get the tire repaired. Unfortunately I missed seeing a tiny stone chip in the windshield and now they are saying that I did it and are forcing me to pay for it. I suspect that they do the same 'trick' on every customer so that they can collect money... (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2012 by mmullin (2 reviews written)
I had been warned they were a rip off merchant, and this was right. Prior to booking this rental, I had conducted price comparisons through a number of sources, including my usual sources of rentals – Hertz. I booked with Pay Less as the costs were considerably cheaper. On arrival at Phoenix, I was informed by the agent that I would have to pay for mandatory liability insurance, as this is not included in the price quoted.Pay Less was fully aware that I was a foreign renter, and thus would... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2012 by babywoods99 (1 review written)
Listen closely, I rented from Payless a few months ago and had a terrible experience from waiting at the airport pick-up location for close to 1 hour then too many people waiting to get cars and car was definitely dirty. I made the awful mistake recently of renting a second time (they literally thanked me) when I booked and explained to agent that I needed the 407. I used it for a one way trip and got billed 84.90 for this trip. They apparently didn't explain the 50.00 dollar SERVICE... (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2011 by 260mike (1 review written)
Be carefull with this company, and actually I would advise to not rent from them (Payless or U Save), espcially if ever in Costa Rica. First, they were an hour late picking me up from the airport, then I had to wait another hour while another couple in front of me had problem after problem with their car. Finally, around midnight, I was able to proceed with renting the car I had already booked on-line. I declined addicional insurance, and while signing the contract, they hid the charges in... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2011 by kaiser.sip (1 review written)
1. First they said my reservation has gone, so my type of car was not available 2. Then agent said he can handle that trouble, so don't worry, and no need to call travel agent. 3. Then an upgrade a car for your case, finally they give me a SONATA, HYUNDAI, and said it costs me $100/day 4. I told them the price is higher than web, then they said the price is different in everyday. (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2011 by stoupagr (1 review written)
Steer clear of Payless Greece. It's not really part of Payless Car Rental, or so they told me. But the e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and there is a website for Payless Greece. Anyway, they had us buy a battery when the one in our car dies, promised to pay us back for the battery and the necessary tow and never did. We're out 125 Euro. (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2011 by kohartada (1 review written)
I booked my car via Expedia.com. The contract with Expedia stated that the rental car was with unlimited mileage. Nobody on the Toronto office told me that I had limited mileage. They charged me more than $250 for 3 days rental and they argued that unlimited mileage is only valid if you don´t leave Ontario region! In addition to that, the rental office is outside the airport, the staff is extremely rude and a Toyota Corolla is considered a midsize car... Payless NEVER AGAIN! (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2011 by fritzmaster (1 review written)
Payless Car Rental is crucked, they tried to trick me sign off on services I did not want or need. The Agent at Phoenix Airport printed 2 contracts the first contract was set up to add additional charges I have not requested. The second contract had than a $50 charge for a service for trafic tickets.
Was standing in front of the service desk for 30 minutes and was not able to get a car as requested.
Finally I canceled with them and rented a car with another company.
This is a very bad... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2011
They were okay for the money. The car was clean and had a reasonable amount of miles. Considering the price I paid it was not too bad a deal. They did add an extra charge for RSA (I learned this is Road Side Assistance) which I did not request. Fortunately the site I booked through (carhiresavers.com) managed to get it refunded. I would recommend them as a low cost provider but make sure you check your bill. (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2011 by utschy (1 review written)
First off, DO NOT RENT FROM PAYLESS UNLESS YOU ARE A LAWYER AND ARE LOOKING FOR A GOOD COMPANY TO SUE.
Just to start I have rented at least 50 cars and have never gotten the extra insurance offered by a rental agency. At Payless the agent asked me if I wanted the extra insurance. I had two quotes from Orbitz and Autoslash for approx. $157 for a five day rental. I spent hours looking for good deals because Phoenix is known as an expensive place to rent cars especially because of airport... (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2010
run away from Payless......for the first time ever I was forced to take insurance......almost doubled my charge. First he wanted a leter....and when I started to get the letter...he added that he needed my pink card....total scam.....run away....seriously (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2010
Booked a Car Rental through Expedia for a Toronto arrival. Payless offered favorable rates compared to Hertz and Avis. Failed to advise that they are located offsite and you must go to an outisde location at Viacount at the Toronto airport to catch a shuttle to their location. This added an hour to reachign my final destination. The car rented was dirty upon pickup, but otherwise great. The problem came when asking about using the 407 ETR (Express Toll Route). The Counter person advised... (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2010
If I could provide 0 star rating for Payless Car Rental company I would.
I wish I would have read these reviews before selecting this company in Arizona for July long weekend 2010.
I have never in my life seen such horrible, disorganized customer service!
We rented a vechicle in Phoenix (which the low end car had 55, 000 miles on it already) We drove it to Palm Springs where it broke down there, we tried everything that we could (as we are not mechanics at all) to get this car started.... (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2010
I would give them 0 stars if I could. If you are thinking of renting through them, do yourself a favor and don't do it. They overcharged us by $300, and we are attempting to take it to the Better Business Bureau, but in the meanwhile we are furious at them and at ourselves for not having looked at the reviews before using their "services." (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2010 by gguerra88 (1 review written)
It makes no sense to reserve a vehicle with Payless Auto Rental because THEY GIVE YOUR VEHICLE TO ANYBODY ELSE ANYWAY!
I made my reservation two weeks in advance only to find out when i got there that my car had been given out already and they had no more vehicles! On top of that they rudely argued with me about the time i had given them! It was all in the emails!
VERY VERY BAD SERVICE! THESE GUYS ARE PLAYING WITH THE CUSTOMERS AND THEY DONT CARE WHETHER YOU COME BACK OR NOT! (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2009
Although the car we rented was in good condition, the service at payless was terrible! I was also quoted the lowest price when I made the reservation but when the paper work was presented to be signed, it was more than 3 times the amount I was originally quoted. The rep we had to deal with gave us a very hard time about declining the insurance even though I had full coverage with the redit card that I booked it on. He wasted an hour of our time insisting that we had to take the isurance... (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2009
DO NOT RENT WITH PAYLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This rental experience was horrible from the start. Booked the reservation online, so I was not aware that the rental location is 5 minutes from the airport by shuttle. Called and they were rude.Had to pull our luggage to a booth that looked like a bus stop and wait for some guy to pick us up. When we finally got to the strip mall they did not have our SUV and tried to convince us that a Kia station wagon was the same size.Waited around 30 minutes... (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2009
Cars are wrecks - check engine light on, flat tire, horn not working, cigarette burns, windshield cracks. Payless Car Rental not open early - must take cab to airport. Will not use again. (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2009 by traveller76 (1 review written)
Payless Car Rental Montreal " hidden geographic restrictions on ' unlimited miles '
A few months ago I booked a car on Travelocity to go from Montreal to a location 600 km away and back again. Naturally like a fool I gravitated to the cheapest option " Payless car rental based in the Montreal airport hotel, an independent franchise. What a delight when on the screen I saw unlimited miles; however little did I realize there was a hidden clause on the next tab of the page under... (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2009 by greatoaks (2 reviews written)
Fuerteventura's Payless Car rental desk is in arrivals by the baggage belts and is the fastest service I have ever known.
About 3 minutes from arriving at the desk to walking away with the keys.
Brand new clean opel corsa and a very good all inclusive price
Top Marks (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2008 by Kaahl (1 review written)
They use various webpages clearly stating that there is no mileage restriction. However, a mileage restriction is in the contract. The clerk does not indicate this when you take the car and you get hit on your return. Even if you notice it, it is difficult to get a car from an alternative provider when you are in another city.
Add rude behavior to it and you got an ugly mixture! (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2008 by tweety1137 (1 review written)
I rented at Payless in Las Vegas, and it went really well (this is our second time renting from them). The only problem we had was that the guy got crabby with me for declining the insurance, gas package, and car upgrade and actually asked me if I had a word other than "no" in my vocabulary which I thought was kind of rude. I was aware I had to prove self coverage, which I did to avoid the $20 daily insurance charge. The line was short, it was quick in getting the car and the return was... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2008
We just rented an economy car from Payless in Denver. This company seems to have very different service and reviews depending where you go but in Denver they are excellent. Bus arrived quickly at the airport, service was quick, we got a new car that worked perfectly. I bid for a low price on Priceline and then declined CDW and insurance because I had both extended on my home car insurance. One small point to note: the additional driver cost is lower if they are your spouse - this is written... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2008
Payless is awful. They will quote the lowest price and then tell you at the airport that there are extra costs. I was stuck having to rent from Hertz at the last second in San Jose, Costa Rica. (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2008 by BizzyBee (1 review written)
I recommend the payment choices of paying up front with a debit card and the choice of using a credit card. I also recommend that clients are able to have someone to dispute any problem with and have it taken care of. Over all I plan to use a different car rental based off of my experience with this company. (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2008 by lottowife (1 review written)
I was just annoyed with the lack of honesty and respect the employee gave me when trying to pick up this car.
What I got was exactly what I had expected a four door nice car with air and power everything he also tried to convince me that my insurance wouldnt cover that car if I got into an accident but I brought my policy to show him it would I just dont like someone trying to get me to buy what I dont need. (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2007 by Kathy911 (1 review written)
I don't know why people complain when they are offered upgrades. If you don't want a bigger nicer car then just say No. (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2007 by lllionhheart (1 review written)
I recently rented a car at Pay Less car rental near TPA airport Tampa, FL. I was there with my girl friend and I didn't find this comfortable at all. I was totally shocked by such unacceptable behavior from an agent. I seriously do not recommend to rent cars from this location. (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2006 by mwirigi (1 review written)
Rented a car over the weekend, and $250 was charged on my credit card as a deposit. One week after returning the car, my deposit is yet to be returned to my credit card. The first time I called them, they blamed my credit card company by saying maybe my credit card takes a while to credit the return. The second time I called, I was informed Payless Car Rental had a problem with their credit card system and they hung up the phone on me. (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2006 by nducat (1 review written)
We rented a car online from Payless Car Rental in Orlando, Florida. When we arrived to pick up the car, they tried to get us to upgrade the car and buy insurance, which we declined. The car was a Kia Rio with about 37000 miles on it. On the third day of our trip we went out to find that the car had a flat tyre. I called Payless, but since I had not purchased the insurance they told me it was my problem to get it fixed. My sister, myself and our daughters changed the tyre and put on the... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2005 by rolsinski (1 review written)
At the Payless Car Rental counter in Orlando, FL we introduced ourselves and our reservation was found, but the agent asks what rate did they give you. He said that is too low, after I produced a copy of the reservation print out, then he tried the bait and switch offering two cars one for $10 more per day the other for $19 more per day. We said no, than tries to sell insurance and we declined. Since we declined insurance he wants us to sign a $250 deposit on the car, we are renting the car... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2005 by mannina (1 review written)
Payless Car Rental - Picked up car at Vegas Airport and had to fill out faults of this vehicle on my own in 115 degree heat. Delivered the faults I saw with vehicle to home office before I left the lot. While driving to Hotel I noticed a lot of issues with the car such as loud suspension noise, bad steering, heavy smoke smell, trunk was open and would not close and then I noticed several large dents in windshield. I telephoned car company and left a message regarding this car's issues and... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2005 by shuanwu (1 review written)
I went to vegas over holidays.
The cheap car rental company I choose online called "payless" deny the orginal contract for $160 per week saying that it's only for inside Nevada, and charge for $250 instead. A 40% mark up.
And the car I get is a poor kia even without "L" and "L2" on transmission.
I usually rent cars from big chains for business, no problem at all. Next time I'd rather pay more for the big chain instead of the local ones. (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2004 by sweetpony (1 review written)
Ever see that Seinfeld episode where Jerry has a reservation but they don't have the car--and they try the bait and switch? It was just like that, but worse. We were early for our reservation, and they didn't have the car we wanted. They lied and said they didn't have the car we reserved so they could get us to pay more for what they called "a pretend jag." We finally got a car after waiting an hour, but it was smaller than the one we reserved. By that point we didn't have a choice, we just... (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2004 by Torijori (1 review written)
WARNING!! DO NOT RENT FROM Payless Car Rental!!! A reservation that was supposed to $203 for 8 days (5/21/04 - 5/29/04, became $400! when we went to pick it up. Trapped at an offsite lot, so we had to take it. (read more)
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