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Complaint Review: Thrifty Car Renal

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  • Submitted: Mon, January 14, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, January 14, 2013

  • Reported By: rebeccakka — Baltimore Maryland United States of America
Thrifty Car Renal
West Palm Beach, Florida United States of America

Thrifty Car Renal - Gas and SunPass Rip-Off - West Palm Beach, Florida

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I thought I got a great deal when I made a reservation for a mini-van for $209/wk from Thrifty.  My $209 rate quickly turned into $488.  

After standing in line for over 20 minutes at the agent counter (only car rental agency with a line at the time), I quickly figured out what was taking so long.  The agent wasted a lot of my time trying to get me to upgrade to a much more expensive SUV, which I told her from the beginning I didn't want to pay more.  Then she proceeded to tell me that if I didn't purchase their 'Pass 24' for $41.99, it would cost me $15.00 each time I went through a toll - which I found out later was a complete lie.  

But, the real kicker came when we turned the car in at the end of the week.  At the suggestion of the Thrifty agent, my husband and I specifically opted to pay up front for a full tank of gas at the rate of $3.56/gal.  When I saw my final receipt, I was charged $153.29 plus Florida tax for 3/4 of a tank of gas.  I immediately called Thrifty when I got home and was told that because I declined the prepaid fuel option (which I didn't), I was to be charged their premium amount of $9.29/gal +tax.  They said they couldn't go back and undo the charge, but they would send me some coupons to use for my next rental.  Like I would rent from them again!

I wish I would have thoroughly gone through the the printed rental agreement before I left the counter.  But, unfortunately, I trusted that the agent got things right.  Plus, I felt bad for all the angry people waiting in line behind me. 

In all my years of traveling and renting cars, I have never had a rental company not try to make things right.  Their philosophy was 'too bad.'  That's really great customer service Thrifty!!!


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/14/2013 01:50 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Thrifty-Car-Renal/West-Palm-Beach-Florida-33406/Thrifty-Car-Renal-Gas-and-SunPass-Rip-Off-West-Palm-Beach-Florida-996722. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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