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Founded: 1971 in Spokane, Washington, USA
Headquarters: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

A current subsidiary of Avis (as of 2013), founded by John Les Netterstron.


The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's UD Trucks page on 4 April March 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Payless Car Rental, Inc. is a car rental company owned by Avis Budget Group and headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida. While mainly a franchise system, the company owns and operates several corporate locations. Payless Car Rental, Payless Car Sales, Payless Parking and REZlink International are sister companies under the umbrella of Avalon Global Group.

The Payless brand operates in North America, South America, and Europe. The company has 167 locations worldwide.

Payless was acquired by Avis Budget Group in 2013.

In 1971, John Les Netterstron opened the first Payless Car Rental location in Spokane, Washington. Under the direction of Netterstron, the company grew from a local car rental store to a franchise system with over 100 car rental offices throughout the United States. By 1987 the company acquired the U.S. portion of Canadian-based Holiday Rent a Car, at which time the company built its first automated central reservation system.

The first Payless image was created in 1989, which has endured to the present day with only minor changes. Payless opened its first two corporate stores in 2002, adding 4 more between 2004 - 2006. The company currently has corporate locations in Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix and Tampa. In March 2009 Payless Car Rental was added to the Expedia Preferred Vendors view. Payless also offers rates through travel portals such as Orbitz, Priceline.com, and Travelocity.

Today, Payless provides car rental services in over 80 locations in 20 countries operating over 10,000 vehicles. Most recently the Avis Budget Group has acquired Payless for reported cost of 50 million dollars. Despite the acquisition, Avis has not been successful with improving Payless' reputation of sour customer experience.


6 April 2017
15-15998 KnightBrook Ins. Co. v. Payless Car Rental System
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Payless Car Rental System Incorporated appeals the district court's judgment in KnightBrook Insurance Company's diversity insurance coverage action brought against Payless.
Download 15-15998 KnightBrook Ins. Co. v. Payless Car Rental System - 285MB - 32:47

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