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(Patch)   You know that part of the rental contract where you agree to have the car back by a certain date? Turns out Avis takes that kind of seriously   (dacula.patch.com) divider line 6
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2013-03-05 09:42:34 AM
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Ah, Patch. Employing plucky local reporters and citizen journalists who know that it's completely unimportant in an article like this to explain little details like when the car was rented and how long overdue it was. The state of local news is wonderful, folks. AOL is looking out for us all.
2013-03-05 04:13:32 PM
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All due respect, a lot of these companies only take YOUR end of the contract seriously. I had one try and tack on a week's worth of late fees. I had to practically get a letter from my CO saying that I was not only over a thousand miles away from the city in question when the car was supposedly returned by me, but had been at work by then for several days.
2013-03-05 10:52:36 AM
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MindStalker: Skyd1v: It also depends on state law.  Many moons ago I used to work for a car rental company (same company as in the article it turns out) and up here failing to return a rental car is considered to be a "Breach of Contract" - a civil issue.  Cops absolutely will NOT get involved in any way.

We used to call the cab companies and offer a $100.00 cash reward for information leading to us getting our car back.  It worked amazingly well.

So did this happen if it was a day late or would it have to be several days late before you'd start searching? Would you try to call the person first? I'd imagine there are frequent cases of "Oh yea, sorry, can we extend the contract by a few days?" Or they pretty much all attempted thefts?


I worked in the body shop, not front desk, so my only involvement was getting the 2am wake up call, go to the shop to get the $100 out of petty cash, and take the wrecker out to hook up the car.

But my understanding from talking to the desk folks was they would give it a week (or more, if the credit card still had available funds on it) and would exhaust any points of contact they had on file first.

Things may be different now.  I left there in mid '93 and have only been on the "renter" side of the counter since.
2013-03-05 10:14:21 AM
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Pocket Ninja: Ah, Patch. Employing plucky local reporters and citizen journalists who know that it's completely unimportant in an article like this to explain little details like when the car was rented and how long overdue it was. The state of local news is wonderful, folks. AOL is looking out for us all.


Amos Quito: FTA: "During a post-arrest search of Ms. Green's possessions, an officer located 13 Social Security cards, 13 Medicaid cards and other cards, several of which did not have the name of either Dayvon or Valerie Green.


Something tells me they weren't only a day late.
2013-03-05 10:11:08 AM
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It also depends on state law.  Many moons ago I used to work for a car rental company (same company as in the article it turns out) and up here failing to return a rental car is considered to be a "Breach of Contract" - a civil issue.  Cops absolutely will NOT get involved in any way.

We used to call the cab companies and offer a $100.00 cash reward for information leading to us getting our car back.  It worked amazingly well.
2013-03-05 09:56:24 AM
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Paging Louis C.K. to the white courtesy phone.
 
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