How to pay for a car in Jacksonville
A car rental company in Jackson has found a new way to make money: by getting you to drive it.
According to the owner, Joe Williams, it’s just another business he’s started to make some extra cash by getting people to drive for free.
“You could say it’s an experiment.
We’ve got about a dozen cars that have been picked up, and we’re just trying to find a way to get them to pay us,” Williams told ABC News.
Williams said that the company was looking for a way for its customers to pay him back for renting cars from the company, but didn’t want to disclose the terms of the deal because he said the arrangement has gone through the “legal and regulatory processes.”
“It’s an idea we’ve been kicking around for a long time, and I’ve been trying to get this one in the marketplace,” he said.
The company was created in 2013 by Williams, a car rental executive from the New York City area.
Williams and his team have about 150 cars on the road right now.
They’re renting them out for $100 to $150 a day, and that’s about a 30 percent discount compared to the car rental industry average.
Williams estimates that about 60 percent of his customers are driving the cars, and the rest are waiting in the carpool line.
He said his company has gotten a lot of press, but he said he doesn’t want people to think he’s a scammer.
“I’m not a scamster.
I’m just trying my best to make this business a little bit more lucrative,” he told ABC.
Williams has been working on the business for about six months, and said he had to make a decision before the company could go live.
“We were getting ready to take over the car park, and they just started looking for other cars.
And I thought, ‘I can’t do this,'” he said, laughing.
Williams, who is also the owner of a food delivery service, has seen some interest from car rental companies, but said he hasn’t gotten a call from anyone to rent cars yet.
“It seems like it’s not as prevalent as it should be,” he explained.
Williams also said that he plans to add an additional service to his website to make it easier for people to get their car fixed at a local car rental.