Customer Reviews for Shaws Variety
(U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)

127 reviews

1256 King St E   Hamilton, ON L8M1G8

(905) 527-6181

Location Hours

  • Mon-Sat: 12 pm - 7 pm
  • Sun: 12 pm - 5 pm
Special Operating Hours
  • 4/21/2021 - 6/1/2021: Closed

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(905) 527-6181

1256 King St E
Hamilton, ON L8M1G8

Services at this Location:

Location Hours

  • Mon-Sat: 12 pm - 7 pm
  • Sun: 12 pm - 5 pm
Special Operating Hours
  • 4/21/2021 - 6/1/2021: Closed
  • 24 hour customer return

Testimonials From Recent Customers

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Rating:
2.0

I spoke with guy earlier in day about the distance I was travelling and traffic was an issue. Guy Said it was okay as he would be there til 7:30. He contacted me Shortly after 7 as I was readying to bring truck back and I questioned which location is closer...again referred to what felt like across town. I told guy on my way and stopped for gas. I found the place by a sign on the side of a small variety store. It was closed and he had left knowing I was on my way and he didn't think to call me to find out how close I was. Once checked vehicle in I was being charged extra. However I spoke with Head Office and they were able to correct the matter and issue back my full refund. I will not be using small uhaul locations anymore and will use main Uhaul centres!

Marcia R. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

SIYAO Z. 
Rating:
2.0

The cargo was dirty. The floor was sticky and smelt of beer. There was no equipment there that I had ordered (No appliance dolly And no furniture pads). Disputed the amount that was due and still have not received a call back To discuss the matter.

Paul T. 
Rating:
1.0

Someone else has used my email I did not rent a U-Haul I do not leave in Hamilton This was not me

ELAINE L. 
Rating:
5.0

I had a question I submitted to your customer service through your email. The agent answered my question and replied with urgency. This person deserves a raise , in my opinion.

Roy F. 
Rating:
2.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

MUHAMMED S. 
Rating:
3.0

HI, this may have nothing to do with the location but I requested two dollies to use during move day and the U-Haul did not have them when I picked up — I was sent to a U-Haul location in my city to pick up some rental dollies and when I arrived, they were also out. It was a waste of my time. The move took me twice as long as I expected without dollies and when I went to extend my rental time (drop off was 9pm) I could not find any option for that online or logging into my account or by asking the online help person — I sat on the phone on hold trying to reach someone for an hour and finally gave up. So overall, not a great experience with U-Haul.

Eva S. 
Rating:
5.0

Excellent experience! Manjit was super great to work with! Would definitely rent here again, and recommend to anyone!

Timothy V. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Candice T. 
Rating:
4.0

Great customer service and follow-up.

Gabe S. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

GEOFF O. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

John Henry H. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Matthew S. 
Rating:
1.0

Ive rented several Uhaul vechiles and never had a problem until now. Shaw's Variety rented me a truck that hardly drove and was dirty. I get the bill almost a week later and it was for $122 because he included insurance, a dolly rental and a furniture pad rental. I did not ask for any of those things and they were not even in yhe truck anyhow. That truck should not be on the road and Shaws needs to stop trying to scam.

Victoria S. 
Rating:
5.0

Easily accessible and good customer services

maurice O. 
Rating:
5.0

Just Software Is Not user friendly.

opinder K. 
Rating:
5.0

The owner was very accommodating and was very helpful in me getting the truck.

LOUIE P. 
Rating:
5.0

Space for parking

maurice O. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

juan F. 
Rating:
4.0

Taking a picture of my drivers license front and back seems a little sketchy.

rachel H. 
Rating:
5.0

The gentleman at the store was a pleasure to deal with.

CHRISTINA B. 
Rating:
5.0

Satisfactory already gave your address to someone

olubunmi S. 
Rating:
1.0

1. Truck booked was not available. So we had to take a smaller truck. Now U-haul says I have to pay for the extra fuel and mileage because we had to make 2 trips. In other words, U-HAUL SAYS IT IS MY FAULT THAT THE TRUCK I BOOKED 2 WEEKS AHEAD WAS NOT THERE. 2. U-haul is charging me a wrong destination fee. I HAVE EMAILS AND PHONE CALLS TO PROVE THAT U-HAUL--after they changed my pick up destination 3 TIMES!!!--told me to TAKE THE TRUCK BACK TO CALEDONIA. What in the name of all that is righteous are you guys doing? What a bunch of screw-ups. 3. Cab of the INCORRECT TRUCK that I was forced to take (5 ft. shorter than the truck I booked) had a lot of garbage left in it. Mostly food wrappers. 4. The gentleman who gave me the key and contract ALSO GAVE ME THE NAME OF THE CUSTOMER WHO REFUSED TO BRING MY TRUCK BACK (the truck I had booked.) Was I supposed to go to Tammy Bouchard's house and take the truck myself?

John W. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

PIke K. 
Rating:
5.0

Ranjit was a pleasure to deal with. I would definitely recommend this location and use them again if need be.

michael P. 
Rating:
3.0

We made our order online and been told it's guaranteed size truck and location ,unfortunately we had few calls from U-Haul that 20” truck is unavailable in this location, we asked for smaller one they said they don't have either ,we have to pick up way so far from our chooses location ,than on pick up days,we got another call from U-Haul they said our truck located in this location,very disorganized and confused.

Anatolii K. 
Rating:
5.0

Very happy, Thank You.

Gord M. 
Rating:
1.0

I have used uhaul a ton of times And this is the WORST experience! He was so rude and called me a liar! I was told because I was only going 2KM, that I could pay a $50 deposit..but when we got there,he wouldn't let us leave without $100! Fine. We paid it! THEN HE QUOTES ME $65 AND 10 MILES!! I'm literally moving down the street. I was told from TWO other uhauls it would be NO MORE THAN $50! INCLUDING GAS! I'm good at math and that is right! $29.95 for truck, .69 a km (we drove 2.5), and no more than $6 gas!! My husband went to pay yesterday and IT'S $77!!!!!!! HE CHARGED ME FOR 10 MILES AND I DROVE 2.5KM!!!!! HOW IS THIS FAIR! I DESERVE MY $20 BACK! I USE YOU GUYS AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR, AND IF I DONT GET MY MONEY BACK..IM TAKING MY BUSINESS ELSEWHERE!!!!! This isn't customer service!! I am scrapping by in life And with him charging me so much extra I can't afford bus tickets now this week to get my daughter to her new school and walking is almost impossible with 3 autoimmune diseases!!!! Thanks uhaul. I hope this gets resolved!!! And now.

KRYSTAL P. 
Rating:
3.0

Difficult access , while the employee was very nice she was the only one onsite?

DEREK T. 
Rating:
5.0

Very friendly and lovely. Super easy drop-off.

Heidi H. 
Rating:
4.0

Person who helped me was very friendly and helpful.

Andrew H. 
Rating:
5.0

I was late returning van by 2 hrs & was charged an extra day. This has pissed me off & will rethink my next rental.

DON M. 
Rating:
5.0

The owner was friendly and very curtious, would definently use it again.

Richard M. 
Rating:
3.0

Why not etransfer the deposit? My son drove the truck for me. The truck was delivered to Wasaga Beach, and was delivered after business hours. He lives in Midland, and has to drive 50km to swipe his card for the refund.

Vicky C. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Billy M. 
Rating:
1.0

We needed to get the key from Shaw's Variety store but he had a sign up saying 'back in 45 minutes'. He returned 55 minutes later, after we had to wait that whole time in the hot sun because we didn't want to miss him. The van was great and the U-Haul system of renting is great but this location was awful. An hour just waiting to. Get keys, and he would not answer his phone. He should not be a U-Haul location, makes you guys look very bad.

Kaja R. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Stephen T. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Rochelle D. 
Rating:
5.0

Great location, the clerk was very friendly and even called me to let remind me off my return time.

rachel S. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Joseph P. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Michael P. 
Rating:
4.0

Not exactly experts on the process, but expremely friendly and positive.

Ken R. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Abigayle B. 
Rating:
1.0

Rented cart was missing. Subbed appliance cart, but wanted smaller utility cart. Asked for info multiple times. Truck parked very poorly. Had to go back for cart and blankets, as they were originally left out. Overall a terrible experience, as online checkin was completed and it still took 40 minutes in store. Will do everything in my power to avoid renting from uhaul again in the future as a result.

Brent K. 
Rating:
2.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

David M. 
Rating:
5.0

The cargo van I rented only had 12,000 km on it but the driver door does not close properly and is not damaged. Maybe a hinge problem.

FRANCIS C. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

James L. 
Rating:
4.0

The representative was very attentive. I have 24/7 share option but the website was not working at that time so the person in the store helped me to complete my pick up. When I dropped the rental I used the 24/7 share and it was quick and easy. The location is good, gotta have a good parking skills though as the space is a little tight. All in all it was a great experience.

Louie T. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Keith L. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Randy L. 
Rating:
5.0

You have a Good customer service.

Amanda U. 
Rating:
1.0

Renting the UHAUL is cost, Cost for daily fee, cost for mileage, and cost for gas. In my case I have just paid over twenty dollars because the sign on the car' s screen does' t work. I have tried to apply to get my money back. Hopefully I will get back, reimburse if the UHAUL is good! and understanding.

toan K. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

randy C. 
Rating:
4.0

I had a reservation at a location on 180 Queen St. Hamilton prior to picking up at 1256 King St.Hamilton but when I arrived at Queen St. and that operator told me that the truck I rented would not start so I was sent 5 miles out of my way. One way was 5 miles - 10 miles round trip. I should be rating that first operator also as I dealt with both of them.

Robin F. 
Rating:
5.0

Back of truck dirty smells

darlene O. 
Rating:
5.0

Great

roberto B. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Robert P. 
Rating:
1.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Thembar H. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Jennifer A. 
Rating:
3.0

Don't allow customers to smoke in vehicle and charge less for mileage.

SANDY G. 
Rating:
3.0

Not a lot of room for getting out if driver is inexperienced could have some problems

Doug B. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Meghan G. 
Rating:
5.0

Shaws variety was excellent. He understood my issues and took care of me by not charging me for renting your services. If l use uhaul again. The only reason l would will be because of shaw variety. He was your saving grace.

jeff M. 
Rating:
1.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Sonia M. 
Rating:
5.0

Parking spots were a little tight but it didn't help with the wide mirrors on the truck

dave A. 
Rating:
3.0

friendly service. satisfied overall

lyle M. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Rogelio Z. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

jessie M. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Derek R. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

John W. 
Rating:
3.0

Input the correct mileage into the computer. I was charged $490 because if this error! Luckily I caught the mistake!

Jeremy C. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Shirley B. 
Rating:
2.0

High traffic area. Intimidating place to start off getting used to driving a truck.

Stephanie A. 
Rating:
1.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Victoria V. 
Rating:
5.0

We have used U-Haul several times in the last two years, both of our parents sold homes and moved into condos and two of our children moved into their own homes, each time we have picked up at a U-Haul centre, as the option for this little place, which was so much closer to home was not made available. THIS WAS BY FAR, the best experience yet. The man at Shaws Variety was SOOOOOO incredibly helpful and personable. If we ever rent again, we'll request this location... Thank you SHAWS!

dana M. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Brian M. 
Rating:
1.0

The site was not a remote pickup and the van had old dirty sheets in the back and I missed my driving test as a result of this nonsense

Kevin M. 
Rating:
5.0

Just a great experience.Service was helpful and quick.

dave W. 
Rating:
5.0

The man was amazing on the phone, in person and was very helpful and flexible with us. Have always had problems with upper wellington location so I will definitely be using this location

Nicole B. 
Rating:
2.0

I requested a pickup location in Burlington and was given one in Hamilton. This location was significantly out of my way and the way of those helping me and it was not appreciated. In addition, Hamilton is an unfamiliar city to me, which added additional stress to driving a much-larger-than-usual vehicle. I understand that the requested location is not always available, but another location in the same city as the requested location would have been nice.

Colleen C. 
Rating:
5.0

Staff at this location were incredibly helpful and had a truck ready for me at very short notice. I will certainly recommend the Uhaul location at Shaw's Variety.

tom M. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

ANNA L. 
Rating:
4.0

It was super convenient and service really good. Plus the price is great!

Barbara F. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

VALENTINA M. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Terry H. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Lisette A. 
Rating:
1.0

Shop was closed when we arrived, No clear indication where to park truck. cheap shitty key drop off box, we were worried about leaving keys there..

JM R. 
Rating:
3.0

The initial rental experience was good, but when the truck was dropped off nobody was there to receive it and then I receive a phone call the next day asking if I returned it and then my receipt says it was returned at 11:00 this AM, over 12 hours later!? I also used very little fuel and when we returned the truck we left it with more fuel than we started out with yet was still charged over $8.00 for fuel. Other than that, I was quite happy with the rental. Regards, J. L.

Janice L. 
Rating:
5.0

Very nice proprietor. The truck could use an interior cleaning but it wasn't any worse than mist truck rentals I've made. It did the trick.

William S. 
Rating:
5.0

Store owner was very helpful and nice would rent from this store again and recommend it to other people

Stan F. 
Rating:
2.0

I have rented 2 trucks from uhaul once in 2007 and this week and both times I have not received the truck I ordered. Last time I got a smaller truck then ordered and this time too big. Yes I was given $23 gas credit but seriously it cost over 100 to fill the tank and I barely half filled the truck

Annemaree P. 
Rating:
5.0

Nothing it was fast and easy

Martin C. 
Rating:
3.0

I think the back of the van was actually cleaner then the front. The front cab was filthy but I guess it is a moving van. Other than that I was very happy with the service. The store owner was more than friendly, helpful, and courteous.

thea S. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Clive M. 
Rating:
5.0

He was a very. Friendly man at the store and very quick

Cynthia P. 
Rating:
5.0

Owner was friendly and professional! Great experience!

Matthew C. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Howard S. 
Rating:
3.0

when i pay for the bill at last, we ask for paying by cash, but the sales man charge my credit card first and also takes away our cash. there is a duplicated payment.

Anqi N. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Andrew B. 
Rating:
2.0

unfortunately my uhaul experience was not the greatest. the person i asked to return the truck did not do so and the truck was missing for almost 1 week. i worked together with uhaul to find and return the truck and since then i have not had any reply to the outstanding amount which is owed so i can collect payment and remit.to uhaul. please have uhaul management contact me at 226.201-5387 or by.email to andyfenske@yahoo.com

Andrew F. 
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