This is a story of corporate greed. Or maybe just uncaring incompetence. I’m not sure if anyone in this story cares enough to actually be motivated by greed.
We rented a car from Budget in Seattle last June during our vacation. Then in October we received a letter about glass damage on the rental car and we apparently owed $558.99.
That sucks, I thought. I didn’t remember getting any chips in the windshield, but anything’s possible. I figured we’d have to pony up, but on a whim I emailed Budget back asking for proof of the glass damage. It seemed odd that it would take them nearly four months to find the damage and bill us.
Budget’s response was basically, oops, our bad. Nevermind. There was no damage and we wouldn’t be charged.
Except we were charged $558.99 for glass damage.Continue reading How Budget Rental Accused Me of Fraud Over Their Mistake