Reviews for Payless in Albuquerque
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Based on 43 reviews
Feb 23 2017
Pros: there wasn't much to like -
Cons: I know I had left my passport in the rental and when I was able to reach them, no one seemed to now anything.
Jan 16 2017
Pros: Great customer service!
Dec 31 2016
Pros: Low price, convenient
Cons: Lack of clear instructions for off hour drop off
Dec 3 2016
Pros: Ease of getting and returning vehicle. Friendly, courteous agent.
Cons: No pre or post inspection of vechicle.
Dec 3 2016
Terrible customer service
Pros: Clean SUV that did what it was supposed to do.
Cons: Came to rent an all wheel drive for a day trip into the mountains of new mexico with the family. Was told I was getting an all wheel drive, even paid extra for the upgrade and found out (after checking under the hood ourselves!) in the parking lot before we even turned on the car that it was in fact only a two wheel drive. It would have been incredibly dangerous if we found out on the icy mountain roads! Told the Payless Albuquerque airport team and the shear apathy and unwillingness to help us switch into a vehicle that was in fact what we paid for (even upgraded for) was unbelievable. They were rude to my wife and basically her that if she wasn't happy not getting what she paid for we could take ourself over to one of the other car rental counters... this after hours wasted on a same-day rental. Unacceptable. Finally got a smaller less comfortable all wheel drive almost 2 hrs later. When asked for the managers name and contact was given a first name and 1-800-Payless as the number, had to get specifics from another employee. When asked for a discount or compensation for their screw up, was told the manager is unavailable till next week and only he could give a discount. Honestly totally infuriating. Needless to say, my family won't be renting from them ever again and hopefully neither will whomever reading this review.
Nov 16 2016
Charged 2x what I thought I would pay
Pros: Car was clean. Pick up was easy
Cons: I was not able to purchase the additional insurance offered online and had to pay Payless's very high rate which doubled the cost of the car.
Nov 15 2016
So far off the mark.........
Pros: Easy return.
Cons: 1. Long line at the rental desk - with just ONE employee working there at the time. 2. They had NO (zero) cars available EXCEPT ONE Nissan Frontier mid-size pick-up truck. (I had reserved a compact car). The two renters in line ahead of me were told they could wait for a car to become available - or go to another car rental desk. 3. I chose to take the pick-up truck as I did not have the luxury of waiting an unknown amount of time for a compact. The rental price was the same as my compact reservation price, but I ended up paying a LOT more for gas.
Nov 5 2016
Cons: 1) Mid size car I reserved was not available. So I had to rent a larger vehicle at increased cost. 2( Windows of vehicle, especially the windshield, were very dirty. Mediocre effort had been expended to clean them.
Oct 31 2016
Pros: The person was very helpful.
Oct 26 2016
Cons: Billing was wrong
Oct 6 2016
Cons: The up sell for their insurance coverage was unwelcome even after it was declined at the booking. Left a bad taste in my mouth.
Oct 3 2016
Payless screwed me
Cons: The day before we were to leave on our trip I checked with Payless to make sure everything was okay with our reservation. They told me I did not have a reservation that it had been canceled. I did not cancel it but they insisted that I did and would not honor the price that was on my reservation. If I wanted a car it would be double the original price. I called your customer service and they were no help. So I had to contact another car rental company and pay a lot more for a car. I will not use Payless ever again.
Oct 3 2016
Better car than reserved
Pros: Free upgrade Best price with Kayak
Oct 2 2016
You Get What You Pay For
Cons: No cars available at pickup time, despite having a reservation; car was not clean; returned gas tank full, but was still charged (have to call to get removed) also have to review other unexpected charges. Price was almost half of the other agencies, so you get what you pay for,
Aug 9 2016
Cons: I requested a full size vehicle and ended up with a Mazda cross over/suv. Not what I was looking for. Not a good looking vehicle. Passenger side wiper was not functioning properly The vehicle did not have windshield washer.
Jul 18 2016
Cons: insurance is an added expense. would not take my city credit car information-had to have the card. so I ended up having to use my own credit card___Big hassle!!!
Jun 22 2016
pay less, get less
Pros: The effort by the staff who checked us in for the rental was good.
Cons: No car was available to meet our reservation when we arrived. We waited for more than an hour for a vehicle of comparable value became available. Other customers were similarly disappointed. Although smaller vehicles were available, the staff claimed they were unable to adjust our rate if they downgraded us. We waited. Check-in for drop-off was similarly disappointing. No staff was on site. The key drop box was jammed; and it was impossible to complete the do-it-yourself drop off as required. The experience was quite disappointing.
Jun 6 2016
Cons: The rental ended up being more than twice as much as it was advertised; pick up took an inordinately large amount of time even though I was the only customer being handled; I was subject to agressive attempts to up sell; and drop off took more than half an hour, again despite there being no other customers.
May 24 2016
Pros: Good car
Cons: Overcharged. I was promised a charge around $240 upon pickup. I had paid $60 for insurance offered by kayak. The clerk tried signing me up for the insurance Payless offers, amounting to a total of over 500 dollars. Had i not been alert, i would have signed up for both policies. I was also overcharged on my credit card; Payless estimated the overall cost for the week would be around 240 dollars, though a charge of 319 dollars has appeared on my statement.
May 24 2016
Pros: The employees I had interaction with were very nice. I just wish they had a way to staff the counter/booth all the time.
Cons: When I returned the car no one was in the booth. There was a note "I'll be back in 20 minutes". I was unable to wait 20 minutes because I had to catch a plane. It was uncomfortable just putting the keys in the box. I still have not received a receipt for my rental car 2 days later.
Apr 28 2016
Pros: The staff was very friendly and took care of everything I needed right away
Apr 18 2016
Pros: The Albuquerque rental center is amazing. Wonderful. The dropoff was especially easy and smooth. I'll be using Payless again, for sure.
Mar 3 2016
Pros: Customer service and quality of the vehicle were excellent.
Cons: I HATE HIDDEN FEES! It's. Equivalent to being lied to. My $99 agreement became $172 when I turned in the car. To me it is fraud.
Feb 22 2016
Pros: decent care for a reasonable price
Cons: at pick-up sales person tried to sell me an upgrade, then added some kind of roadside emergency coverage without my consent ($4.99/day), and misinformed me about local gas prices hoping to entice me to purchase pre-pay gas option. The cost shown on my original reservation was $205 and the initial contract the agent printed up was $275. I hate this kind of nickel-dime stuff at the desk and he had to redo the contract to remove the roadside emergency coverage that he hadn't mentioned and thought I wouldn't notice which cost me time at the counter. I know employees are trained in these deceptive practices and find it deplorable.
Feb 20 2016
Pros: The process was so simple and easy. I would definitely use them again.
Nov 23 2015
Pros: Absolutely nothing
Cons: Unbelievably slow, but that was only the beginning. The agent said my (only) card was being declined, twice. Called my bank, Payless had not been declined, hadn't even connected. I stood in line behind one person for a further 45 minutes, and this time the agent said they had a new "system", and it couldn't read my card! He suggested I try another rental company, so I tried, but cost was exorbitant. So after TWO AND A HALF HOURS trying to rent a car, almost all of it spent at the Payless desk, I decided to use a taxi. It was a good decision. They were cheaper than a car would have been, even Payless, prompt and courteous. This is the second time I've tried unsuccessfully to rent a car from Payless at ABQ, and for sure the last.
Oct 21 2015
Quick, painless rental at Albuquerque.
Pros: No problems, no hassles, good car.
Cons: Can't think of a thing.