Book Payless hire cars in Alcoa

Alcoa, TN, United States
31 Jan — 7 Feb
Same drop-off
Alcoa, TN, United States
Mon 31/1
Mon 7/2
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Reviews for Payless in Alcoa

Overall rating6.8 GoodBased on 62 reviews
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Pros:Drop off was very easyCons:Car wasn’t ready even though we had a reservation.Reviewed 30 Jun 2019
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Awesome.Pros:I booked incorrectly, it was my fault, and when I got there I needed the car and my time constraints were very important. They informed me that the car would probably not be ready for another hour since that's the way I booked it. They, van, said well let's see what else we can do and referred me to another agency that could get me the car right away. I was able to keep the same rateCons:I did not like how I booked wrong online. But that was probably my fault :-)Reviewed 25 Jan 2017
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Dirty car, at twice the quoted pricePros:n/aCons:Car was dirty (outside and inside) upon pickup; & had no windshield wiper Fluid.Reviewed 21 Aug 2017
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nobody homePros:PriceCons:Payless uses other rental company employees to handle all the activities at Knoxville so there are no Payless folks to help with rental or the returnReviewed 26 Dec 2016
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Wrong price estimatePros:Nothing positive to say.Cons:I was quoted online for $120 for a week but the final number was $300. I asked an economic size but received an old Jeep Patriot that could barely accelerate and with squeaking brakes.Reviewed 30 Apr 2017
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bait and switch!!!Cons:there is a mandatory "service fee" because they don't really have an office there but its in Nashville. If you need road side service it comes from there so they make the customer pay for it. It was NOT quoted in any of the disclosures on my reservation. I will never rent there again. DWReviewed 11 Nov 2017
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My ExperiencePros:Good price. Friendly and helpful person checking out. But he worked for another rental company.Cons:I never met with a Payless Car Rental employee. When I returned my car there was nobody there. They had a sign that they would mail me my receipt. I am traveling for work and will need this for reimbursement. I went to the Payless Car Rental counter at the Phoenix location and I was lucky to have them print out my receipt. Another thing that didn't always bother me but it still was a thing. The car smelled like sweat. Only if I kept the AC on and very cold I wouldn't smell it. But after work when the car was sitting in the sun the smell was strong with that car. Other than that the car was great.Reviewed 24 Aug 2016
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Pros:Drop off was easyCons:I was told I would only be charged a certain amount and I’m the end I was charged more with no explanationReviewed 23 Jun 2019
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Cons:Charged unforseen prices which caused my family to try to find other optionsReviewed 1 Apr 2017
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Expect Less!!Pros:Nothing at all. Poor customer service & problematic cars!!Cons:After waiting in line for 20 mins to get a car. I was given a Nissan Sentra. Went to the car. settled in the stuff. Start the car & it had the check engine light on. Went back to the agent & asked to change the car. Next car that I was given was also a Sentra. The car was dirty inside outside. I told the guys working there. The car looks filthy. Was told the car wash is broken & they are sorry. I decide to take the car without wasting much of my time. The music system was broken. Speaker had too much static. So no music on a 1+ hr of drive. Later that evening it started raining. The cars wipers wont work. They left a smudge on the windscreen. It was too difficult & unsafe to drive. While returning the car when I informed the agent about the problem. She acted as if she didnt care or she already knew but, dont bother getting issues fixed.Reviewed 30 Oct 2018
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Will cheat you on car size if you let themPros:the priceCons:I paid for a "full size" car online. When I arrived the person at the counter said my rental would be a Malibu (clearly defined in manufacturer's literature as a MID-SIZE.) He offered to upgrade me to a full size car for an additional $5 per day. I didn't feel like making a big deal out of it so I just took the Malibu. He said if my spouse, who is 45 years old, drove the car it would be an additional $13 per day even though I was using my own insurance, not theirs. In short I feel like they tried very hard to gouge me on the rental. I would suggest using another company or going when you have a lot of time to make sure you can try to get what you paid for.Reviewed 21 May 2017
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A very surreal exeriancePros:NothingCons:I arrived in the middle of the day to the Payless counter, where there was no one present. All other companies had one or two employees present and helping customers. The person that works there returned from a smoke break, and proceeded to tell me that I am two hours late (??). Note that this is a location at an airport, so you would expect people to be delayed. He then told me that they were out of compact cars, but he can "give me a really good deal" for a larger car. I asked them to honor the price and reservation that I made, which is what every company always does. He told me that he can't do that since I was two hours late. I asked for his name, and he told me that "they do not give out names". I noted that employees of real rent-a-car companies wear name tags. Suffice to say, I waked away and rented elsewhere. In short the whole experience was right out of a Seinfeld episode (take vs. hold a reservation).Reviewed 5 Apr 2016
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Where can I find Payless hire cars in Alcoa?

2055 Alcoa Highway, Payless car hires


2055 Alcoa Highway


Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00


+1 865 983 3446

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2055 Alcoa Highway

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  • Standard car hires from Payless in Alcoa are around -28% cheaper than other car types, on average

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