Budget Rent-A-Car Complaint - Watch out for what you are signing for!
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA -- On 10/03/09 I was late to pick up the rental car because I did not know the Budget Rent a Car at Oakland International Airport closed early. So, I ran back the next morning and the sales lady said the contract expired and changed with a new contract. That was fine, but she did not ask if I do not need any Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) and circled couple of items together and asked me to initial for it. I did question about her practice why I had to initial for something that I do not need. (It is not mandatory and normally the LDW is covered by the customer's auto insurance and / or covered by the credit card used by the customer.) She said not to worry and that was for items that I declined. Sure enough the LDW was charged on my way to return the rental.
I think this is a Class Action case for such an illegal practice.