ED Magedson – Founder
Avis4340 Global Gateway Connector Atlanta, Georgia United States of America
On September 7th of this year, I had absolutely the worst experience ever when renting a car. This was the first time I tried renting from your company, and I dont see how I could ever do it again. I was in the
Details: Reserved a full size car through Orbitz. Pick up and return at
1) $65.00 for the car seat.
2) $59.48 for 11.11% fee (have no idea what this is).
3) $15.17 for fuel service (which I declined).
4) $167.94 for LDW (insurance? which I verbally declined to Corey).
5) $29.94 for RSN (have no idea what this is).
6) $54.72 for 10% tax (should be a lot lower since my total should have been only the $288 from Orbitz plus the $65.00 for the car seat).
7) 77.70 for ALI (another insurance, I suppose, which I told Corey I did not want).
Again I stress I told Corey that I did NOT want anything extra that wasnt on the Orbitz bill except for the car seat. There would be NO reason to pay for insurance when my car insurance covers rental cars. One more point several us in line waiting to be served made remarks on how slow the service was. I was 8th in line, and waited at least 45 minutes before being waited on. My daughter and I counted 8 agents behind the counter. Several times they would wait on one customer, then walk away for 10 minutes, or congregate in a group of 3 or 4 and just talk for a while. Everyone in line was getting very impatient and upset. Meanwhile, you could see the Hertz counter to the left with no one in line. People would come and go so much faster.
I would like a refund on the extra money I was charged. I did talk to a manager there, and she did refund me $115. Im sorry, but that was not enough. And she also had the nerve to offer me a $25.00 coupon for next time I use Avis. My daughter and I almost laughed at that. Did she ever think we would do business with Avis again if this is how they operate? Charging way more than the customer expects to pay? The coupon was returned to her.
I like to state the facts and close with the way companies handle issues really says a lot about them. Word of mouth travels. Everyone makes a mistake but how you resolve them sets you apart.
And $13 a day for a car seat? Please. Next time Ill pay the carry on charge for the airline and avoid this cost as well.
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