I always rent through budget, they have been good to me- but-not any more! I made a trip to Ct. crossing from NY on one of theirs bridges, the Mario Cumo formerly the Tapanzee. They put in new tolls that are manless. No choice! The toll was a one way toll of five dollars, coming back free. The amount withdrawn from my account was. $24.75. Of that $19.75 was you convenience fee! Are you serious, nothing like bleeding YOUR-CUSTOMERS. I will not use you company again with policies like this you will drive all your loyal customers out seeking a company that care. I don't mind paying a charge for convenience but not 4 times the price of the toll. There is no other way to get to where I'm going to avoid the toll. So by using your company you will be continually charging me to go home to see my grandchildren.
Walter and Susan Denzel
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I reserved a car thru Budget using Orbitz over the Thanksgiving weekend. When arriving at the airport, Budget stated NO cars were available. They gave up our reservation along with many others. The counter clerk told us to find what we could and Budget would reimburse us the difference. We ended up with a very expensive pickup truck for one day at 3x the original rate. We then had to find something off airport for the remainder of our trip plus having to find rides to return the car and get back to the airport as the off airport company wasn't open early a.m. for our return flight. The whole experience took multiple hours out of our short trip and cost us 4x what we originally reserved for. Budget has just informed us they will not reimburse us for any of it, all we asked for was the one day for the expensive truck. Budget also claims reservations are based on availability not a guarantee that vehicles will be available. Why take reservations if you don't intend to honor them. IMHO it became a matter of greed, with so many travelers, Budget opted to make more money and cheat those that made reservations.
This is the worst experience I have ever had both with a car company and with an app - which demanded that I pay an extra $150 to use the app. I specifically booked a car from Avis because I saw how highly rated the app was. That it allowed you to manage you reservation from the app so as to cut down on the time to pick up your car and to streamline the process. This could not be farther than the truth. I booked the car. Fully paid for it. Then went into the app to link my reservation with my account in the app (the app was still downloading when I booked the reservation). Put in the confirmation number - perfect! It pulled up my reservation. So I clicked to link my reservation with the app so I could fully manage it from the app.
Literally the ONLY thing I was attempting to do was link my reservation to the app so that I could manage it from there (again, the only reason I booked through Avis). I was in no way modifying any part of my reservation. However, the app insisted that in order to manage my reservation, I had to pay $150 more to do so because I was "modifying" my reservation. Nothing was being modified about this reservation: I wasn't trying to change the date or time or location or type of car. Literally ALL I was trying to do was manage my reservation from the app. I talked to multiple people at customer service, who were all very unhelpful (one who refused to connect me to his manager because apparently he has no phone number and cannot be reached...) and told me that I was "modifying" my reservation and so it had to be rebooked and updated prices would apply. Again, I cannot emphasize enough that I was in no way modifying my reservation - I was simply trying to manage my reservation (which showed up on the app) through the app, by linking it with my account. I went through multiple levels of customer service only to be told time and again that I couldn't "modify" my app without enhanced charges.
Finally, I was instructed that it was "literally impossible" for ANYONE in Avis to link my reservation (which was already showing up on my screen) to my app on the account. In addition, the customer services agent was
extremely rude, cutting me off almost every other sentence or question I tried to ask. Do not book Avis or use this app.
I previously complained about President Mark Servodidio of Avis International-- and how he maintained relationships with a pedophile and his protectors (After being warned for several years about their horrible behavior)--- These evil people also engaged in Beastiality and other forms of child abuse. (Child Prostitution, Drug Dealing-- etc) I have just discovered a twitter account under the name DebServo-- this is Mark's wife. After reading this account-- it becomes clear that she is mentioning-- if not covertly promoting a crypto currency under the guise of a masternode service. Potentially shady-- beware.!! Why does the wife of a top Avis executive even have a need to promote this type of secretive site- when her husband makes over 3 million or so a year??? (Beyond Bizarre- if you look at all the poverty that exists in the world) I have taken screen shots of this post and others previous complaints as well. If they are deleted, a record will be permanently kept until all matters are resolved. Shareholders have rights!!!!!!!
DO NOT AND I REPEAT DO NOT RENT A CAR FROM THESE UNPROFESSIONAL PEOPLE AND ESPECIALLY DO MOT GO THROUGH PRICELINE! AVIS AND PRICELINE ARE RUNNING A SCAM! YOU RENT THE CAR THROUGH PRICELINE, THEY CHARGE YOUR CARD AND GIVE YOU ONE SET OF TERMS, THEN WHEN YOU GET TO AVIS.. THEY CHARGE YOU ADDITIONAL MONEY TELLING YOU PRICELINE NEVER CHARGED YOU.. IN THE END THEY WILL END UP DOUBLE CHARGING YOU AND SEND YOU THROUGH HOOPS AND WILL NOT GIVE YOU YOUR MONEY BACK...THE MAN AT THE FRONT DESK AT AVIS NOT ONLY MOCKED ME WHEN I QUESTIONED WHY HE CHARGED US $19 FOR FUEL WHEN WE HAD JUST FUELED THE CAR UP...ON TOP OF THAT JOSEPH TOLD US TO HAVE THE CAR BACK BY 10 WE RETURNED IT AROUND 3 AND THEY CHARGED US FOR AN ADDITIONAL DAY...COME TO FIND OUT THE ADDITIONAL $112 THEY "INITIALLY" CHARGED US FOR THE RENTAL , WERE NOW BEING TOLD IS FOR BRING THE CAR BACK "LATE" . THEY CANT EVEN GET THEIR LYING SCAM STRAIGHT! WE ONLY USED THEM TO SAVE $50 AND NOW WE GET SCAMMED OUT OF OVER $100! AND THEY TRIED TO GET IS FOR AN ADDITIONAL $19 FOR GAS! PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM BOTH OF THOSE COMPANIES. I SHOULD HAVE LEFT WHEN WE WALKED IN AND THE PLACE WREAKED OF MARIJUANA AND DRUG DEALERS! SHAME ON AVIS AND PRICELINE FOR RIPPING PEOPLE OFF OVER FALSE INFORMATION GIVEN BY YOUR EMPLOYEES...BIT OF COURSE YOU ARE ALL IN ON THE SCAM!!!!!!!! NEVER AGAIN!
I received horrible service at the Hartsfield Jackson airport Avis. I picked up my rental car and once I arrived at my home the car said the key fob battery is low. I then had to return to Avis. Upon arriving to Avis the employee told me to go to the car that said key on top of it. I advised the person in the car of my issue he directed me to the preferred counter the opposite direction. He stated he doesn't have any batteries. I went inside to the rental counter and spoke to the representative. He said well switch it out we don't check the batteries. I told him they should because I could've gotten stranded. He continued being negative, I requested a manager. After explaining the situation to the manager and telling him it was inconveniencing, he responded we'll swap the car out....I thought it would be a battery change for the fob not a different car. He then said with an attitude what would you like for us to do? Then said we'll discount you 1day. The representative then started proceeding the vehicle exchange and was trying to go back and forth instead of giving me my original receipt back as well. I was still charged the original amount... no discount. AND the car I received in return is definitely not nice
I would like to say THANK YOU to the staff of Avis at Scranton airport in Pennsylvania. They were so accommodating and nice in helping me find a car, even though my plane from Chicago was scheduled to arrive after midnight when rental offices are closed. I did contact the other car rental agencies (where I usually rent cars), and none was there for me. On my next business trip, I know where to call first.
Wow! Wish I had read these reviews before we reserved a car from Budget on July 3,2018 for the Rome Airport (FCO) for $489.53 for 2 weeks. We arrived October 2,2018. My husband had a 45 minute wait and was told the car we had reserved was not available and we could get a Fiat 500! We were 3 people with 3 pieces of luggage and carry on's and that is a very tiny car!. So we ended up with the exact car we had reserved but it was automatic and not standard shift. Plus the insurance we bought through American Airlines they said could not be used and we had to buy their insurance. By time all was said and done they charged us almost $2000 American dollars to rent a car for 2 weeks! These people are con artists using a bait and switch technique to steal from their customers! I am sending a letter to Budget/Avis and to American Airlines to complain. Also, everyone I know personally and on social media will know NOT to rent with Budget/Avis. The ironic thing is I used an American company because I thought I could trust them!
Same issue but the office near the train station. My quote was 138.for three days by the time I got out with a car there estimate was in excess of $450. Presently I'm in an email contest with them they have escalate my complaint and said it would take 15 to 30 business days. I suggest you get in touch with your State Attorney General and maybe The Federal Trade Commission. If you do not say anthing AVIS will stay ahead of the game. I am not sure if this is a systemic issue but if it is Maybe there is an Attorney out there to institute a class action against AVIS
I am very disappointed in Avis/Budget truck rental, and would NOT suggest your company, to anyone. I rented a mobo g truck in Goodyear, AZ on 10_1/18, from a Manager. He quoted me prices,size of truck needed, and accessories. I have ALL of this info, on the back of an envelope, when I originally spoke with him. He told me, that if I returned truck, early, that I would receive a $350 refund, upon return. So, I returned early to NO REFUND. I have emailed this info.with no response. I would like someone, besides Customer service to contact me on this issue. I am asking for some consideration from your Corporate offices.
Thank you Carlos from Miami Beach for finding and returning my phone. I hope your boss sees this. I will go back to this place on 67 and Collins because of you.
The absolute worst, pre paid my car in Burlington, waited one hour in line, and they would not take a debit card, which , before I pre paid i had called to make sure they accepted debit cards.
Now I cannot get my money back.
And the moron behind the counter told me to take a taxi to the hotel and back the next morning and the manager at the location would reimburse me for the taxi.
Nope still not a penny, no taxi, no reimbursement.
DO NOT RENT FROM AVIS, especially in Burlington.
What the hell is the matter with AVIS?????? Can hardly believe this scenario! After not sending an email with my confirmed reservation being told two different price quotes after the fact, both higher than originally given and then being tossed off to customer service where the reservation in my name could not be found (too bad the response) But thru my telephone number could be verified (too bad once again) I questioned the concern with the error(s) advising to discuss with security (relate all from square one)....so after several price quotes with valid discounts and free day quoted a third price was given. Now the fun stuff...The customer rep would Not give me his supervisor name(speaking to him in the background) but would transfer me to an unknown supervisor, somewhere, would Not tell me where the International Call Center is located and was of no help whatsoever. THIS is NOT customer service and if it is what AVIS considers good relations they FAIL and FAIL miserably. Do they even care about possible fraud, misrepresentation or just not wanting to honor advertising coupled with SEARS, another questionable company? I have names, dates and validation re this matter but who the hell cares, it's just the way they do business, just read all the complaints. HOW do they stay in business! Barf!!!!!?!!!!!??!!!
I wrote my review and posted pics the last two days, emailed the dmr no response, i wrote the CEO TODAY, GOT A FULL REFUND AND A CALL, it never should get to this point, mark at the 259 wmkt street location told me since i contacted.corp its out of their hands and id know.that if i worked in corp.america i been working in corporatw america 26 yrs, MARK.WAS STEREOTYPING ME. All my friends is like NOW THATS SERVICE. i grew up 1 block from budget/avis and always rented there over my years,, NOW I HAVE TO GIVE THEM ANOTHER CHANCE.
Do you have the CEO's name and address. I am having a similar issue with not getting a response from the Las Vegas airport or the customer service. I, too, would like to contact the CEO in hopes of getting my issue resolved. I've only rented with Avis for over 20 years and the first time I encounter a problem, no one wants to return phone calls as promised. I would really like to get my issue resolved before I never rent from them again and before making a complaint with the BBB.
Do you have contact info for him
Please help, I rented a budget truck from Illinois and it was unsafe driving back blower motor did not work truck severely out of alignment come to find out through the state highway patrol in Ohio that is against the law not to have a working blower motor in the state trying to get a full refund can you please email me any information on how I can get a hold of the corporate office or the CEO for budget truck rental which I believe is owned by Avis my email address is (hidden) (hidden)
How did you contact the CEO? I'm having a problem finding any information for any of the top managers.
i almost went down a cliff with one of theircars because the back end would go all over the road when we hit a bump,and when we finally got to a place to exchange our because we were up set they turned us away in this unsafe care.and i emailed the corp office of our exspeirence i heard from no one,so know one.
Avis is bad new. Thw agent in Lisle IL, teies to give me a car that was extremely dirty, and with a broken windshield. She didn't do a walk around with
Can you share the contact information because the one in Memphis had did me so wrong these last two rentals I need to talk to someone
Nice to hear that. Thanks for sharing... :-)
I am at Los Angeles airport, Friday October 19th, 2:45pm, standing in line with about 100 people, waiting to check in for my prepaid car. 100 people! A woman who just got through the line said it took her 2 hours. This is horrible customer service, and a great way to send customers like me to other car companies. I will be interested to see if you post this or respond to me. Feel free to reach out. I've got nothing to do for the next 2 hours because I'm waiting in YOUR line at LAX.
I always rent with Avis however this time I was so disappointed that I'm writing about it. First the car was filthy. It looked like it was sitting in the parking lot for months. The interior was worn and dirty and the smell of cigarette was very very unpleasant. Due to our urgency we took the car and decided to make the best of it. It is very surprising that Avis would allow for any of their vendors provide such poor service. I don't think that I would ever use this site agai. Or give my money for that matter.
I had a horrible experience with Avis at Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta. I had a reservation for 11a.m. Finally at 1pm I was seen at the desk, due to the extremely long line. Was given a car, had to bring the vehicle back, because it was making a loud noise while driving. Had a wedding to attend, and was late because of the run-around.