Customer Reviews for U-Haul of Vestal
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Testimonials from recent customers of U-Haul of Vestal
However, the had an awesome...un~godly odor!!!
There was a long wait to check in, but we planned for it so it wasn't a problem. There was just one person ahead but it took a while. When we were finished, there was a long line. Maybe it was lunch time. Only 1 person working.
When I arrived they were unsure if they had any packing blankets for me even though I had "reserved" 2 dozen. The UHaul staff had the nerve to say to my face that they thought the packs of packing blankets on their shelf were already "reserved." (So that other person's "reservation" counts but mine doesn't?) After pondering for a few seconds the staff member decided it would be okay if he gave me a dozen blankets and expressed this decision like he was providing top quality customer service by giving me half of the packing blankets I had reserved more than a week ago instead of none of the packing blankets I had "reserved." To be clear they did NOT apologize for being unable to provide me with all of the equipment I "reserved" and had to seriously consider whether to give me half of what I "reserved" or absolutely nothing of what I had "reserved."
I "reserved" that equipment for a reason and expected it to be there when I picked up the truck (I confirmed on the phone more than 24 hours prior to my pick up date that all the equipment would be there as well as the truck). It is totally unacceptable that not only is not all the equipment I "reserved" there, but that the staff had to think about whether or not they could give me anything. I expect more than the truck to be ready when I "reserve" more than a truck and I expect the staff to have figured out the equipment allocation ahead of time. With all of the things run by computer these days I seriously doubt that they have no electronic means of keeping tabs on their inventory so they can allocate equipment ahead of time to fulfill each "reservation." So the staff here is either grossly incompetent when it comes to monitoring their inventory or they have the worst (or no?) system for keeping tabs on their inventory.
Add to the fact that 24 hours before my original move date I was called by UHaul to be informed that they had 0 trucks within a 70 mile radius that they could rent to me and I had to push back my move date a full 24 hours (forcing me to scramble to find extra friends to help since some of my friends who were planning to help couldn't do so on the new day for my move). Given that the problems mentioned above regarding knowing their inventory (be it incompetence or a poor inventory system) I guess it's no surprise that they wouldn't have had any trucks available on the original day of my "reservation."
So overall be ware that while it's called a "reservation" in reality it's just a request. You might get the truck on the day of your "reservation" or you might not, you might get the equipment you "reserved" or you might not. If UHaul is not going to provide the truck and all of the equipment I "reserve" don't call it a "reservation" call it what it actually is: a "request."
I arranged on line and needed to be out on time. However it took me over 25 minutes to check out , This timing was very important to coordination of a lot of people which really cost me. I was told the computer was down again which happens frequently. Highly frustrated.
These guys were amazing. Called me the day after to make sure we were doing okay. Checked out the equipment fully and it took less than 10 minutes.
There is poor coordination between the call center and the local store. My reservation 9am-5pm reservation was changed to 7am-2pm, with no prior discussion with me. The call center changed it back to 9-5 for me when I called, then I got call from the local store saying it was only available 7-2. In the end this worked out, but I had zero confidence what I wanted would be there when I showed up - not a good feeling for a store that posts "Guaranteed Reservations" on its outside sign.
Everything went smooth as could be.
Check over the wiring better to make sure there are no defects or pinched wires that could cause problems down the road.
Just a quick easy drop off
Was charged an extra full day rental for an extra 5 hours of use. I agree with an extra charge, but this show be prorated fairly. If I knew I was going to get this charge I would have kept the trailer and not rushed the morning after my wedding!
i had a reserved when I went to pick it up it was not there. Ended up with a smaller truck had to make more than one trip to complete my move
Great customer service, very quick and efficient. Would return again.
A more pleasant experience in Vestal. They were respectful, knowledgeable, and apologetic because I received such poor service at my pick up location.
Remain committed to your customers. Thanks, Ken
OLD trailer. It leaked bad. Over half our belongings were soaked.
Everything went very smoothly- no hiccups at all... Pick up and drop off were both quick and easy, truck was in good condition, no complaints! Robert and Anthony were both very nice, and helpful. Overall a great experience, made my moving day less stressful! Will recommend, and use again in the future.
It's all good and I had fun there thanks
I'm extremely satisfied with their service. Highly recommended..
Uhaul as a company can improve pick up depots. Stand behind guarantee.
Not a location site issue persay, but overall was a little disappointed with the rental. Notably, I was told at the night before pick-up that there was no truck available for pick up. As such, I was told to pick one up ~50mis away ... which I did since there was not enough time notice to do otherwise. The added mileage allowance was minimal at best and did not account for the added 5 gallons of gas required (cost of ~$15). This should have been part of the inconvience that Uhaul should have covered. Upon drop-off, I was off by 9 miles (shortage from estimate) and was charged an add'l $3.98. Not the money ... bit a insult given the added time (1 hr) to go out of my way to use the alternate pick-up location. Next time, I will call (not use the web which is not reliable) or use another rental provider (i.e., Hertz or Budget.
everything is great,quick service and great customer service.
Great employees at the vestal location
Nothing, Robert did an excellent job.
I was very happy with this rental. The salesperson (Sean Morrisey) was friendly, confident and helpful. He made sure everything was working before I pulled away.
Trailer was VERY OLD and had numerous black "x" stickers all over it. That being said, it made the 1,700+ mile trip with no problems. The staff at the Vestal, NY location was VERY friendly and helpful. Personal opinion - $725 for a one way was high.
it was a very nice experience, new vehicle with new tires and brakes, will definitely use you again for moving needs
Customer service is prompt, friendly and courteous. Excellent service.
I rented a auto hauler from this location Saturday afternoon and returned Saturday evening after the store closed as I was instructed. I was billed for 2 days and took 3 phone calls to get it straight and no one could explain what the problem was. Not at all what I would expect.
nothing! It was fast and simple.
Customer service was amazing at this location!
if something major..like oil light comes on,,or headlights pointing in sme direction:right shoulder of road....IF anything like THIS happens to someone U HAUL SHLD REIMBURSE 10% of a state wide trip..ie, NYS to FL. our lives as U HAUL CUSTOMERS were in danger,,,and shld an accident occur, and above mention things were PROVEN to occur...U HAUL wld have a HELL OF A LAWSUIT on thir hands...SO! CHECK and RECHECK all fluids, ,,,headlights and anything else you cld think of...my relocation trip cost me $3500. and of measly 200 + 50 gift card was reimbursed to me. HAPPY with VESTAL NY store employees' friendly nature ..BUT servicing trucks needs to be INSPECTED a lot more closely....in A L L of ur locations. This is no joke. Our lives were in danger traveling at night in the rain with 2 headlights pointed to the right shoulderof the road. AND I myself had to buy OIL for the 26' truck and PUT IT IN MYSELF...itll take a LONG time to forget thisexperience....AND my talking to others about it,,,,,AGAIN, PEOPLE at store were GREAT...lights coming ON in truck during BIG trip....not so good!!!
Pleasant experience with a very friendly Staff!
Make sure the guys are cleaning the equipment when it is returned I rented a 6x12 trailer that was full of Top soil swep it enough to get my stuff in left it in the corners then I was billed $15 dollars for a cleaning for something that wasn't even my fucking mess I have a pick up truck I would need a damn Uhaul to haul a load of top soil
prompt professional service
Everything was wonderful. Both gentlemen who attended to me were quick, efficient and kind. Thank you!
Employees were very nice and answered all questions,
The truck was older with over 100,000 miles, but still did the job.
Everyone was very friendly at pickup and drop off, even despite high customer load and long lines forming. I will definitely rent another trailer from here again in the future.
I reserved my truck rental a month ago. I never received a phone call to verify my pick up location and time. I called 4 days in advance and was told my location was not available for the size truck I requested, and that my pick up time was 7am. I requested the truck to be picked up within the town I live in at 11am. I lost 4 hours of my rental as I had to return the truck by 4pm and had to drive 20 miles to pick it up. I was not very happy with the outcome of my rental
Two recent rentals: Staff was friendly and helpful. Equipment was in good condition. My go-to rental location.
The attendant, Robert, was working alone but was very efficient.
The person/staff was outstanding and very hard working. We thank the Vestal staff for their hard work.
Very professional and helpful workmanship there
Drop off was smooth and fast.
Clean the vans interior and exterior before renting. Van looked like it had not been cleaned for some time.
The truck that was rented to me had huge holes in the roof and a bunch of my stuff got ruined when I transported my belongings in the rain. The customer service is poor at best and the management does not seem to care about its customers.
We had a one-way rental, ending up Reston VA but I was new to that area & rental agent sent me miles away (Sterling VA) to return the truck. The next day I found a closer location, less than 1.5 miles away. Rental agent should've worked harder to find that closer location.
The fees really add up! What I thought would be a 30 dollar rental was really a 68 dollar rental for 4 hours and only at most 60 miles. I should of just made 2 trips with my parents minivan and it would have been cheaper.
It would be a great help to have an employee review dash board instruments at time of rental. For example, how do you brighten dash board lights.
The size of truck I requested was unavailable so I was given a larger size even though I preferred a smaller one. This cost additional gasoline expense for a long ride not to mention the increased difficulty of navigating a 20-ft truck. The people at this U-Haul were very nice and confirmed my reservation well in advance but had I known in advance that I would be given a larger truck (albeit for the same price originally quoted), I would have looked elsewhere.
new computer system - computer kept freezing while the employee was trying to sign me in and out
I received crappy customer service...was jipped out of moving equipment for my move...forced to take equipment I needed back...overcharged and treated like crap...I will never use uhaul again nor would I recommend it to friends
2 days before our pick-up date UHaul notified us that the 4'x8' trailer we reserved wasn't available (although we'd reserved 7 wks in advance).* This was the 2nd time (out of 3) that we've had problems with getting what we requested. They said the best they could do was in Deposit NY, some 37+ mi out of our way (about 75 mi round-trip from Vestal. I called back twice (to a different #) & finally was offered a 5'x8' trailer from Vestal for the same price. Don't know why the reservation agents we contacted didn't offer this originally. A very frustrating experience yet again with getting a trailer at Vestal.
* when I 'd tried reserving 3 mos in advance online, I was told it was 'too early' to reserve, and I'd have to wait closer to my departure date.
I was charged $66.00 for damage to the truck that i did not do. I am extremely unhappy with my experience. I will never do business with uhaul again. I am in the process of going on social media and telling everyone I know to not do business with uhaul.
My identity was STOLEN by JOHN MASTROGIACOMO!...The theft was facilitated by UHauls peculiar procedure that doesn't 'require the person renting to use a credit card if there's one on file'...to add insult to injury the receipt that they printed for this clown has my address, email, cell#...so much for protecting privacy! I am on my way to file a police report...the newspaper will be next!
Excellent service once again from Robert! Five stars!
I was screwed out of equipment was not given any help...didn't even offer me a discount on other equipment I was using or the $50 guarantee
Very helpful staff. Low mileage, clean vehicle.
Mr Addo waited on me. He did an excellent job. I recommend that others do business with him.
very polite and well spoken service person
truck was not available in my nearest location a month in advance. Was called by this location stating my reservation had been changed. Asked if they would give me a break in the mileage since it was twice the distance . Was told to call the other location closer to my move in date to check availability since there could be no break on the mileage. Called the endicott location and explained the situation and was told no trucks available but that he felt the right thing to do was to discount mileage. Picked up truck without issue. Went to put less than an 8th of a tank of gas in (what I was responsible for) put $10 in and started the truck but gauge didn't move. Turned it off and put $10 more in. Still gauge did not move. Went to location and halfway there (3 miles) the gauge shot up to almost a half a tank (I was required for 1/4 tank). Asked for reimbursement or discount and was told no. Although this is clearly a trick for Uhaul to get free gas. I've always used Uhaul always had a feast experience at the endicott location. Feels like vestal is only in it for the money. Would like something done so I don't have to deal with this stress in addition to the stress of moving.
General Manager was excellent. Curteous and respectful, especially for a young man, these days. Gave us excellent advice on best way to move our "stuff". Everyone at this location were good, but General manager was above grade, at least in my opinion. With this young man in charge, I would recommend this location to anyone in a heartbeat.
Robert, the manager at Vestal location did a marvelous job in helping us reserve the right truck. He knew exactly what we needed and how to reserve it! He was 100% more helpful then trying to reserve using the 1-800 # or online!
Make sure that truck has a full tank of gas when returned. Rental car companies require that and it should apply to your trucks too. We started out from the rental location with only 1/4 tank of gas which was worrisome because we didn't know the miles per gallon rate of the vehicle. Would we reach our goal point before running out of gas?
When I arrived at the location to rent a 26ft. Truck at 4pm was supposed to be there at 3. So I was running late and was in a hurry. They told me the keys were in the truck and it was ready to go. Sense I was running late I didn't think to do the walk threw with your employee to inspect the truck. Witch that is there job to go threw it with me. Not one thing was rite the dolly was not sealed and the blanket was a used one. I told one of your guys and he called me a lier and charged me extra money. The truck was bucking the oil was low and the breaks were just about gone. I rent 1-6 trucks and vans and this was my first bad experience with u haul but I'll tell you something I will never rent from you company again, and make sure everyone knows how awful my experience was. I hope this matter is taken care of before you loose all of you customers.
It has been many years since I have rented from U Haul as I have hired teenagers to help me move things in and out of winter storage. I will definitely be back!
Still feel like I was overcharged for the miles because I could not pick up at requested location. I did not drive anywhere that was not expected. Brought truck back clean with more fuel than needed but no break for extra miles. :(
Robert did a great job setting me up.
van was new and ran perfectly. Customer service excellent and prices fair. Good experience.
We would recommend this place again; as staff & manager are very knowledgable about equipment & products. I don't blame anyone for the faulty truck; as if it wasn't reported, you didn't know it existed until you were driving in the hills. (Fumes were not detected on flat land).
Fully check equipment. The cab was dirty; spent cigarette butts, under seats, dried liquids on dash & needed to have the box of the truck swept out. However, the furniture pads were clean & the equipment was in good working order.
I don't believe the manager knew about the manifold; the 2nd day we became ill, from fumes, & had to take on another night, at a motel. Also, the dash recepticle had an electrical fire smell, when a laptop was plugged in; that took approx. 20 minutes for that smell to go away.
The 2 guys working were very helpful and plight. Knew what questions to ask and incuage conversation about using the u box.
Numerous occasions we were not
given the full details of what
*** Manager not being courteous***
The above cost us $150 in Mover.com
The customer assistance was great!
The clasps on the U-box were damaged. Staff disorganized. I reserved online and stopped in the day before to confirm in person, took 90 min to pick up box, @ drop-off they had no idea I was coming