After hiring a vehicle interstate I then was wrongly identified and nominated by Red Spot as the driver speeding 1 day after I dropped the car back. I've tried twice to have it fixed by redspot but I can't speak to the dept that handles the infringements. I won't be using redspot again if this is their level of service.
Second Attempt at using Redspot
The process was simple and easy!
I hired a car back in January on the Gold Coast. The third party again acting on their behalf was kind and even offered an upgrade to me on day of pickup.
Very happy with RedSpot. I would use their services again.
I didn't expect anything premium, I just expected a seamless process which I got.
If you prefer a simple car rental service - then rent from RedSpot.
My first dealings with this company, Top service from red spot Melbourne CBD location , Brenton the bloke that I delt with at the pickup point was extremely helpful and polite , redspot give this young bloke a pat on the back and redspot look after this bloke he is an asset
Go with the Top Dog deal and you just can't go wrong
Customer service is ok. Not super fabulous but perfectly adequate.
The vehicle was different to what we had 'booked or similar' but was a really great car with only 16000 kms on the clock. It was a beautiful car to drive - holden equinox.
Picking up the car at the international terminal in Sydney and returning it there couldn't have been more simple and painless.
We love that there is zero excess so nothing for anyone to get angsty about on returning the car.
Have rented form these guys before with the same happy outcome. If redspot is available where we're going, we'll choose them above anyone else. Good job!
- Verified customer
I wish I read these reviews before renting from this Company.
If you want to rent a car from Canberra Airport, never, ever use this Company (Redspot). They are unethical, opportunistic and will maximise any costs to their advantage. I am a very experienced renter and frequently use Hertz, Thrifty and others. I rent because I live overseas but have family in Canberra. We frequently travel there and visit friends and family in Sydney and beyond. Everything for these people was a problem from extending rental period to drop off location. I have never had a problem picking up from one location and dropping of...f at another. I expect a cost associated with these but these people charged me over $400 for this. Ridiculous! Furthermore, it didn't end there and they look to charge management and penalty fees and charges on anything they can find. Next stop is consumer complaints. I am still getting charges on the credit card! Beware! Never use Redspot!
- Verified customer
My first rental experience- and it was great!
Great service on arrival at Brisbane Domestic.
Nice new Hyandai Accent 2018.
Together we went over the small damages that were already present and told “not to worry”. The service agent was positively lovely.
Paid a cheap price for a full fuel tank on return. Was charged a reasonable fee (about $1.30 extra) for each of the tolls I passed through. Returned with empty tank, a lot of dust. No dramas. Easy drop off, within seconds all done, at Brisbane International. Invoice and closed rental agreement returned in about 10mins. Excellent service!
I was told I would be charged $4.40 per litre for fuel if I didn't return the vehicle full of fuel. Pricey but fair enough - at least they told me. I decided to go with that option anyway since I wasn't driving far and the nearest service station was well out of my way. I drove the vehicle 25 km while I had it and Redspot's invoice confirms that. The car was a Hyundi Accent automatic. These apparently get 6.6 L/100 km. So I used 1.65 L of fuel, which should have cost $7.26. But they charged me $23.67 for fuel, i.e. the cost for 5.38 L. Its not big dollars but its just a scam and I bet they do this all the time.
Unethical. Shameful customer service. Opportunistic
I rented a car from Redspot in July 2019. There were no incidents or damages during my rental. On return, their representative claimed there was damage to the windscreen. There were small (<2mm) punctate etchings in the glass, not clearly visible from the driver's seat. I asked them to send me photos from the driver's seat, an independent review and evidence that this was a 'roadworthiness' matter. They ignored all of this, but charged $1,100 to my card for a windscreen replacement. I've noticed that they do not comply with the 'Fair Wear and tear guide' of AFIA, of which they are members, hence my comment that they are unethical
Not great for drivers under 25 and on their Ps
Customer service was ok. Staff didn't acknowledge until I started the conversation.
Had to cancel my reservation on the spot (no cancel fees so that was ok) and there were hidden surcharges on my reservation as a provisional driver and under the age of 25 despite making previous enquiries on the prices via email which I provided my details prior to the reservation.
Warning do not rent from these fraudsters!!! I hired a vehicle from Red Spot and had been hiring long term from them. My wife and I were on our way to my doctor because I have chronic Crohn's and have a 10cm stricture in my bowel and am waiting to have surgery. We were unaware the hire company had been trying to get in contact as they usually took a payment for the period of a week which we had done and did not think there was anything owing and were unaware they had been trying to get in contact, which had not been an issue in the past. All ...of their listed email addresses bounce back and all of my attempts to contact them by phone had been ignored. I had to call in excess of 15-20 times on occasion because their one listed phone number for Brisbane airport would ring out and there was no where to leaven a message. After trying that day and the previous day without success to contact them we were pulled over by the police and arrested at gun point. No apologies or explanation, they even lied to the police and said they had report the vehicle stolen on the 25th of April because of non payment yet we have proof that a payment was taken on this date. They also told the police that we paid for the entire period up front which was also a blatant lie and as a consequence we were both arrested and held for several hours where I was denied my medication and proper decent human treatment. There was some minor damage to the vehicle and since this has occurred I have tried every day for 3 weeks to get in contact with Red Spot to find out how much is owed and how I can pay the balance of what is owing. I spoke to a very friendly Manager by the name of [name removed] who could not believe our story and said in these circumstances the charges are usually dropped once contact is made and the vehicle is returned and could not understand why [name removed] had locked my file and would not return emails of phone calls. I have tried phoning multiple times per day since the incident and followed up with emails. I have only had one call back and no information has been sent to me, I do not have a way to make payment and until today had no idea what was outstanding until I received the brief of evident from the prosecution. They claim there is $4,400 owing and no payment has been made yet they have deducted $1,000 which has not been reflected and they will not return emails, phone calls or any kind of communication to get this matter sorted and finalised. I have also tried contacting the CEO [name removed] without success who responded by phone to an employee and said I would need to speak with [name removed] who is handeling the matter but ignores all phone calls and emails. I have left countless voicemails and emails which have gone unanswered and fail to understand why they don’t want a speedy resolution or payment for what is owing. The only conclusion that I can come too is that they are trying to stitch me up which I think is disgraceful. I have made every attempt to get this matter resolved and think it’s disgraceful they would treat a customer this way. They don’t care about customers, they treat people like dirt and even when they try and do the right thing they seem more interested in seeing people punished. It’s not a company I will ever do business with again, I was a good paying customer and have never been treated like this by any other company in my entire life. They don’t deserve your business and they simply don’t care, it’s all about the dollars and cents to these people. Beware and hire at your own risk
Extremely Poor Customer Service
Once again I find myself having a negative experience from the Red Spot team at Potts Point! Today another unauthorised transaction was taken from my account weeks after the rental car has been returned without prior notification or warning as requested several times. Their team member Diana used the excuse of not being authorised but unwilling to speak to the person that is authorised. This company and branch are extremely difficult to deal with and are not solutions focussed. I would not recommend any rentals through this company! I have found other providers to have far superior customer service and communications methods.
Worst Customer Service Experience Ever
I rented a car for 2 weeks and returned it 7 days early so was due a $230 refund. 3 weeks after returning the car I am still waiting for my money. I called their customer service number 4 times and each time waited over 25 minutes just to have my call answered (if at all). When my call was finally answered I was told the refund hadnt even been processed in their system yet, and the customer service rep couldnt help but would simply "notify the duty manager" to process the refund. Another week passed and still nothing so I contacted them via...their feedback form online, received zero acknowledgement and have not been contacted at all. I emailed them at firstname.lastname@example.org and again received not even an acknowledgement of my email. It should not be this hard to get my money back!! The refund should take them all of 2 minutes to process in the system but still I wait while they hold on to my money. Their customer support is absolutely terrible and their staff has no accountability whatsoever. I will never rent from Redspot again.
contradictory advice, no refund
i phoned to ask if there was any refund on an early drop off. I was told there was. i had the car for 2 days instead of 4 due to family illness and the car wasn't being driven. Wasted my time plus my return lifts time driving the car to the Newcastle Airpirt to be told they don't do refunds.
I still don't know who I booked with as paperwork says Redspot but there is no signage for Redspot at the airport. Attendant at counter did not elaborate on who I booked with either. Not even after asking for directions from information to find Redspot counter. I am furious I left my dying mothers bedside for no reason.
The worst experience I have ever had
Customer service was terrible, we booked through Jetstar and it made things even harder. The car we booked was not available and we were not refunded any money for a smaller vehicle just told to deal with it. The car on the outside was filthy and embarrassing to drive! The extra charges were ridiculous, if you go over extra kms they charge you an extra $40 + the kms. DONT waste your time. Would rate -10 of possible.
Hold of full excess of $3871.17 for wing mirror damage
We returned a car at Hobart Airport with a crack wing mirror on 11 January. Red spot charged us full excess of AUD3871.17 for it. We were advised once the repair bill is received, the remaining fund will be refunded to our credit card. We have been emailing and calling last two weeks to chase the repairing bill, surely the wing mirror would not take long time to change. However they replied us that they have not received the bill. Today the claim department even hung up my phone. I was shocked by their rude attitude. Clearly this company try to hold our full excess as long as they can. We want our money back!!!!!
Customer service? None payment handle? rip customer off, will be customer again? Never
Poor Customer Service and unacceptable delay in providing car
I will not use this company again. From rude staff to not having the car booked. This caused a very long delay before they downgraded me to a small car that I wouldn't be able to fit my family. I had to argue and cause a scene before I was provided an upgraded car. The event caused me emotional stress and made me miss an interview in geelong. Unacceptable.
RedSpot and subsidiary Alamo failed to provide pre-booked car on 27 December and have not returned deposit since this time. Apparently cars were not available for us or other pre-booked customers. The bigger issue was that at no time were we forewarned ahead of arriving. This put our holiday plans in disarray and after losing a full day trying to contact RedSpot by phone (another whole story of wasted effort and frustration) organising another car at significant additional expense we have still not heard anything from RedSpot either apology, reimbursement of our deposit or details on claiming expenses. Unprofessional, disorganised and completely unreliable.
- Verified customer
Make Sure To Check Your Bank Details !!!
I was just checking my bank account details when I noticed $200 held as a bond had not been put back onto my account, on calling Red Spot Hobart. They told me I lost it because I called them about a puncture I had in the city.
So RedSpot sent RACT to fit the new tyre. Customer Service Zero
Care Factor Zero
Car Ordered Zero
Was A customer. Now NOT
Flight delayed - cancelled reservation
Terrible company and customer service. Our flight was delayed but Redspot felt it was fine to cancel our reservation and rent our car out to someone else. Didn't try to help, just said "it is what it is". Thankfully the folks at Thrifty were able to help us out, they were great!
- Verified customer
This is Perfect for Provisional Drivers
All the major car rental companies are allowing the user to book a vehicle without asking for licence types(provisional / Full). Once the user goes to pick the vehicle then they check the licence and cancelling the booking if user holds a provisional license.This is really bad. If user is informed about licence restrictions prior to booking, user can plan accordingly.
What I liked most about Redspot is they will allow provisional drivers to hire a car and process is simple and quick.
Their customer care is really awesome, I have experienced this in Melbourne Tullamarine airport.
Big Thumbs Up for RedSpot.
Questions & Answers
Do u rent to P players? I’ve actually had a license since 1990 but moved states & didn’t switch over in time so have had to go through all the revenue again!(am 45& experienced driver)
Allison M.RedSpot Car Rentals
I have a claim with ehiglobal as someone in an enterprise rental car ran into my car. The claims department are refusing to pay for the rental car that I used while my own car was being repaired, despite previously stated in writing that they would pay this. I have found their business practices to be unethical and deceptive. When are you going to pay my car rental costs as agreed? You have tried to set me up to be responsible for over $3000. Shame on you.
How soon can I get back my security deposit from your company?
I have email all my details but no reply from your side.
Allison M.RedSpot Car Rentals
Dear Ee Huey Ling, please email email@example.com with the name the rental was rented under and/ or the rental agreement number for us to review.
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