WORST experience ever! I reserved a truck 3/4/2022, completed the online check in the weekend before picking up the truck, and the day before my reservation (5/30/2022), I rec'd a call saying I have to go to a dif location across town to pick up the truck, but I was guaranteed the truck will be there. No one told me it was going to be in the shady part of the city where it was a convenient store. No one explained to me it was a 3rd party. I was very disappointed I arrived on time for my reservation, had to wait ~45 min until they told me where to pick up my truck. My parents and I did not feel safe w/ the ppl in the store. I was furious I had to drive >1 hr to the country to pick up the truck @ another 3rd party dispatch where there was no one to help me. When I finally examined the truck, I was frustrated there was not equipment inside. I had to call the company again saying my reservation included a dolly and packing pads/cloths, but they weren't in the truck. They told me to go back into the city across town again. I asked for the equipment fee to be waived, and no one was able to do it. I am really upset I was 4 hrs behind schedule and had to pay an extra fee to my landlord b/c I didn't move out of my apt @ the scheduled time.Shaina C.
Customer Reviews for Gowanda Self Storage
(U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
Gowanda, NY 14070
Services at this Location:
- Mon-Fri: 9 am - 3 pm
- Sat: 9 am - 12 pm
- Sun: Closed
Special Operating Hours
- 7/2/2022 - 7/4/2022: Closed
- 24 hour customer return
Testimonials From Recent Customers
Customer feedback is extremely important to us. We use these reviews to guide our efforts and improve our service. Everything that follows is direct from our customers, without any filtering or editing on our part.
The owner was a very nice guyAnthony S.
Customer did not leave a comment.JESSICA A.
Customer did not leave a comment.Michael W.
Office was closed at time of drop off. Lot should be better lighted.WILLIAM H.
The owner was awesome. A real pleasure to talk to.Ed L.
The truck was dirty, smelled like dog, and had dog fur all over it. It also has food everywhere. It's clear the cab was not cleaned.Paul M.
There is hardly any coverage in this area. Had a very hard time checking the truck out and back in. Took 2 and a half hours to straighten things out. Can't rate the business itself as it was closed. I suppose it would have been much easier if I could have gotten the truck when the place was open.Pamela B.
Person in charge was not in the office even though the sign said open. He did leave a cell number. I like talking to people face to face and be in the office.ANNETTEL M.
Customer did not leave a comment.DWAYNE L.
Highly recommendREBECCAA W.
make sure mention the payment has to be resubmitted day of pickup when you reserve onlinePatrick C.
Customer did not leave a comment.Gordon B.
No problems, great to do business with.RANDALLLYNN L.
When I dropped the truck off, I knew I was .3 tenths of a mile over on the contracted 303 miles, I returned the truck with a greater amount of fuel than when I picked it up. I was amazed to see that I had been charged .12 cents plus tax for a total charge of .13 cents, I understand rules are rules and contracts are binding, I however found this to be a BIT PETTY on U- Hauls part. I have nothing but praise for the owner of the location and have no problems with him, just not happy with U-Haul!!Randall L.
I paid the additional $7 for the dolly and there was no dolly in the truck.Marissa D.
Customer did not leave a comment.RANDALLLYNN L.
Very abandoned looking. As a women, I wouldn't feel safe there, alone.Dana L.
Customer did not leave a comment.Thomas P.
The person helping me was great made things easy and painless but the building is very confusing unsure if you need to go to front or back luckily the phone number on the window got me to the employee who saved the day.Kyle W.
Customer did not leave a comment.Brad F.
Customer did not leave a comment.Robin M.
Customer did not leave a comment.Gary K.
Customer did not leave a comment.Robert F.
Customer did not leave a comment.Robert G.
Customer did not leave a comment.BRYAN I.
Customer did not leave a comment.Peter S.
Customer did not leave a comment.kenneth M.
The Gowanda, NY location had excellent service and was clean as well as inviting. However, the experience I had with truck and auto transport rental online was terrible! The equipment I reserved was not available at the time or date I originally reserved it for, although the system said it would be. I was notified by U-Haul ( by text ) THE DAY BEFORE MY MOVE that my equipment reservation would not be honored as promised. It took MANY phone calls to U-Haul until I finally got to a person who straightened it out and was able to find a truck for me at the Gowanda location. But the truck available there was smaller than the one I reserved, and the auto trailer would be available only at a different U-Haul location 30 miles away. Fortunately, someone cancelled a reservation at the Gowanda facility right before I arrived there and I was able to rent the larger truck I originally had reserved. Since I had hired a separate moving company to load the truck for me, this incident caused much stress and many potential problems. I will most likely not use U-Haul in the future as a result. Several employees I spoke with were unsympathetic at best and surly at worst. Very disappointing.Gail S.
The trailer leaks little . Need to be seal .Brad F.
Uhaul itself leaves a lot to be desired. The Gowanda location is the most convenient as it is in a rural area; however, Uhaul never gets the reservations right and doesn't even bother to inform that the pickup location was changed. I doubt I'll be using Uhaul again. If I'm expected to drive to an alternate location, I might as well use a different service in that location. If it wasn't for the owner of the Gowanda location going out of his way to help me, I would have been out of luck. I will never recommend Uhaul online reservations.Robin S.
Tried to upcharge for services I did not want. Over an hour wait due to employees inexerience. Credit card charged 3 times due to mistakes.David L.
Customer did not leave a comment.Kenneth S.
Customer did not leave a comment.Ashley R.
Sorry for the delayed return it was due to the above issue.jena W.
Customer did not leave a comment.Joseph L.
Customer did not leave a comment.NANCY J.
written guidance about dropping off to an unmanned location could be clearer.Leo W.
The service was great at the location. But I was not satisfied that I live in buffalo by and they wanted me to go to Gowanda my to pick up the truck and Dunkirk by to pick up the trailer. The hours of operation on the date of pick up was 9am-noon. Thank goodness the gentleman at the Gowanda location brought the trailer to his location. I would not recommend uhaul at this time due to the set up for pick up. That was inconsiderate to schedule 2 places and so far outRenee G.
Customer did not leave a comment.Theodore T.
The owner was on site prior to his 9am opening and was so helpful to get us on our way. We appreciated his kindness and help.Brett H.
The truck was not swept out.Kimberly M.
Customer did not leave a comment.WALTER W.
Customer did not leave a comment.Carl M.
Great customer service and communication. Will be returning to this location for all future moving and hauling needs.Aaron N.
will be calling customer serviceCHRIS B.
Customer did not leave a comment.KRISTIN O.
The only thing I didn't like was that they have a big cat litter box in the office & it stunk really bad. Otherwise the office was clean. The gentlemen that where there where very nice & professional.STACY R.
Customer did not leave a comment.Nichelle J.
Customer did not leave a comment.RICHARD K.
Customer did not leave a comment.RACHEL B.
Our reservation wasn't available the day of the move so we were told to drive 40 miles outside of Buffalo just to pick up our moving truck. This location is an hour outside of Buffalo in a very remote area.JAMES F.
Customer did not leave a comment.Rick M.
Web site availability for another (closer) location was incorrect. Had I not called to confirm hours and pick-up, I would have driven there for no reason.Scott M.
Have equipment available. Have respect for your customers. Have computer/ printers available for contracts.DIANNE R.
Customer did not leave a comment.Timothy C.
Customer did not leave a comment.STEVEN A.
Customer did not leave a comment.RICKY R.
Customer did not leave a comment.MICHAEL H.
Thanks UHaul...JULIE D.
Customer did not leave a comment.MICHAEL H.
After I returned the truck and dropped the keys off Uhaul called me an d too d me I was supposed to take the truck somewhere else.JUSTIN J.
Customer did not leave a comment.CHRISTOPHER S.
Customer did not leave a comment.denise B.
Unfortunately the day I dropped of the rental It was a Sunday & didn't have the pleasure to meet the personnel, which is ok although the man I spoke with on the phone to verify my drop off was very kind & helpful, so with that being said thank you for your hospitality.TONI K.
The kid behind the desk would not move out of his chair behind the counter except for a fire. He was not helpful and was insulting.DON H.
I did not pick up the truck, my parents did - I never saw this location.Kyle F.
Learn communication skills when potential customers have to contact by your cell phone.ROBERT D.
Very friendly and excellent service. Conveniently located.JUDY A.
One bag of pads was a bit dirty and had leaves in them. The other bag of pads looked brand new.Mark D.
i reserved a 5x8 trailer on aug 6th ,to be picked up aug 10th @ 9am in buffalo,ny. you called me on aug 9th saying only one available was in amhearst & i couldn't pick it up until 7pm!!! which was NO good for me!!! after 3 more calls i found one in gowanda,ny. but it was 11/2 hours OUT of the way!!! a real pain in the ass!!! that's why i made the reservation 4 days in advance, so i wouldn't have to go thru all this BS!!!Fred R.
Give a customer more notice that he's going to have to drive 50 miles to get a truck! I know everyone's leaving New York state and all, but that was an extra 90 minutes I wasn't counting on the day of loading. * Exceptionally nice staff at this location.*BRIAN C.
Customer did not leave a comment.Denise S.
Location was off on a rustic side street, but the directions were good. Customer service was excellent. Pleasant and friendly people to work with.KIM J.
They only had the 20 feet truck and we needed a smaller truck. It cost me an extra 20.00 for the rental because of it.Debra M.
great experience, would use Gowanda U-Haul again!!JEFF B.
We had a lot of snow and they made sure I was able to get into and out of this location with no problems.Mark L.
Customer did not leave a comment.JEFF H.
Customer did not leave a comment.Donald Y.
Customer did not leave a comment.RUSSELL B.
I like the after hours drop off connivance.RICHARD H.
Very pleasant and helpful were the owners/operators of the locationJason C.
Customer did not leave a comment.margaret M.
I received a smaller truck tham I ordered at a more distant location than I ordered. This location was not a convenient location. Why preorder (a month in advance) if UHaul can not honor an order?MICHAEL K.
Customer did not leave a comment.WILLIAM JOHN R.
Customer did not leave a comment.leslie L.
people were very helpfulGLEN S.
Customer did not leave a comment.GLEN S.
Customer did not leave a comment.WILLIAM S.
Customer did not leave a comment.JOHN S.
Customer did not leave a comment.ANGIE P.
Customer did not leave a comment.KENNETH S.
I rented it for 4 days but returned it in 3 days with more than half tank of gas, yet I was still charged for the full 4 days and not compensated for the extra fuel ?KENNETH S.
Good customer service!AL N.
Customer did not leave a comment.Dean T.
Customer did not leave a comment.daniel C.
Customer did not leave a comment.SARAH E.
Customer did not leave a comment.LISA H.
Customer did not leave a comment.JESSICA K.
Customer did not leave a comment.Rob F.