Customer Reviews for Stop & Buy
(U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)

262 reviews

56 Union Square   Gardner, MA 01440

(978) 669-4033

Hours

  • Mon-Sun: 8 am - 10 pm

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(978) 669-4033

56 Union Square
Gardner, MA 01440

Services at this Location:

Hours

  • Mon-Sun: 8 am - 10 pm
  • 24 hour customer return

Testimonials From Recent Customers

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Rating:
1.0

This was the worst experience I have ever had in a retail situation. This location lied about the return time (charged me an additional day) as well as the remaining gas (there was more than a 1/4 tank and recorded as 1/16) and charged me over $140 dollars. I called several times and they told me to call back 3 times before they started ignoring my calls. When I went there they told me I was lying about the time and the gas. Thankfully I took pictures and was able to verify gas and times. Even with the picture they continued to argue about the gas. I did get a refund after an hour of arguing. Absolutely infuriating.

kurt A. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Theresa T. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Joshua L. 
Rating:
2.0

Lower mileage rates and surcharges

ALVARO J. 
Rating:
3.0

The locations is really hard to pickup and return truck. When you book your reservation online they ask you like four times to upload license. You really should only have to do that once.

CARL P. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Brad B. 
Rating:
1.0

Reserved a uhaul and was given a COMPLETELY different location for pickup. Went to pickup and they didn't have my reservation in their system and that this happens alot! After about 15-20 minutes of their employee being on the phone with uhaul they said it's at a different location and to go there. What the fuck did you send me to one place only for it to be at another? And don't get me started on the employees at stop and buy. The guy had no idea how to work the online system to give me the uhaul and actually tried to charge me again! I wasted about an hour and a half of my time when that could have been spent packing but instead I'm running around town and dealing with idiots who should NOT be renting anything to anyone. Would NOT recommend this service based on my experience and based on what a business providing this service said about you, that this service has been more of a hassle and complication than it has benefited his company's time. Mine also! 👎🏻

Nicholas T. 
Rating:
2.0

Guy was too quiet couldn't hear what he was saying. Not plowed enough to park the uhaul

Joel L. 
Rating:
5.0

The employees were very kind, professional, and personable. They explained everything to me and I would definitely use this location again and recommend them to a friend.

Leslie H. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Nathan B. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

JAMES D. 
Rating:
5.0

The check in and check out process was so easy!

Gary B. 
Rating:
4.0

The brakes were really spongy.. other than your high mileage charge. Everything else was ok

cyrus T. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Richard B. 
Rating:
3.0

The rental process was ok and the trucks was good but it was not clean and in this day and age that is very troubling.

James S. 
Rating:
5.0

All went great!!!

MARLOU R. 
Rating:
5.0

I don't think there's much you could do, it's a small location and they don't have a lot of rentals to choose from. But if you get there at the right time you can get what you want usually.

MARK S. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Jeffrey P. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

John B. 
Rating:
5.0

This location and the location in Phillipston were both terrific; pleasant helpful and easy. How ever the location in Leominster a very large place, was absolutely horrendous because of two people in charge. Two of my friends have also noted that difference. A man and a woman, both young were rude and insulting. I was shocked.

david V. 
Rating:
3.0

The trailer front end was on the ground and the attendant did not help me to connect the hitch to the trailer. Then he ask me to take a picture and bring it over to his desk. I ask for help and he told me that he was not responsable for it!!!

oscar A. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Jeffrey P. 
Rating:
4.0

No receipt (document) was provided -

David B. 
Rating:
4.0

There was a food bag in the cab, and the clasp holding the small dolly in place was broken. We had hired movers so we didn't need or use that dolly. But the person who set us up with the truck was very helpful and curteous. I would certainly recommend that location again.

KATHY D. 
Rating:
1.0

Cab needed cleaning, rear door was open, loading ramp not securely in place. Not to mention driving an hour round trip to pick up this rental. Uhaul needs to honor customer pickup locations and bring the intended rental to original rental location, poor customer service

James S. 
Rating:
4.0

I had some trouble understanding the individuals at the counter, but the operation was well organized and the service was as promised.

douglas S. 
Rating:
5.0

We're very nice and accommodating when we were going to be coming back later than scheduled

Colleen S. 
Rating:
5.0

Very polite and friendly at pick up and drop off. I have never had any problems here.

Susan M. 
Rating:
1.0

Accurate fuel reading, clean truck after last customer especially with covid!

William S. 
Rating:
5.0

Very nice and helpful when called to confirm, and to extend rental.

Katharine O. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Debra O. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Paul K. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Rick S. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

MIHAIL T. 
Rating:
3.0

Not much that can be improved. It served its purpose.

Hedi S. 
Rating:
4.0

Parking at drop-off was delayed due to customers of the station parking in the designated area.

Rebecca B. 
Rating:
5.0

The man I rented from was very courteous and helpful.

Dan D. 
Rating:
5.0

The truck cab was filled with pet hair and the back was full of dirt.

Ronald C. 
Rating:
5.0

Gentleman was most accommodating

DWAIN H. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Shane G. 
Rating:
5.0

Went good. Gave us credit for early return.

sandy H. 
Rating:
5.0

All good

TERRY C. 
Rating:
4.0

Smooth and easy checkout

Anna P. 
Rating:
3.0

I shouldn't have to pull teeth to get my receipt in hand when asked

Christine F. 
Rating:
3.0

U-Haul was returned 1 day early at 10am in the 5th yet I was already charged for the full two days.

tiffany L. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

David B. 
Rating:
5.0

The gentleman that assisted me at this location was fantastic and made the entire experience enjoyable! He was professional and attentive, and I would certainly do business there again! My only "complaint" (which is not about this location, but more about UHaul overall), is that I don't understand why I could not pick up a vehicle at my preferred location (Orange, MA, rather than Gardner, MA). I had actually driven to Orange to reserve the truck, and then the location was changed for me to Gardner, which ended up costing me much more for the additional mileage. Again, I have no complaints about the Gardner location, and was very happy with the service provided there. But with so many UHaul locations, it seems that customers should be able to rent from the locations that meet their needs - especially when a change to another location cost so much more because of the added mileage.

Anita B. 
Rating:
3.0

The staff were nice and the vehicle was clean and ready.

Mark D. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Nicholas T. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

CLIFFORD C. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Susan M. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Jason B. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Ricardo M. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Jenni B. 
Rating:
2.0

Fill the gas tank. Clean the cab. Make sure rented items are in the truck.

David S. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Brian Y. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Chsagna G. 
Rating:
3.0

THE LOCATION WAS VERY SMALL, HOWEVER THE THE STORE MGR HANDLEING THE UHAUL , WAS VERY NICE, THINK HIS NAME WAS ROCMAN. AND HE KNEW JUST WHAT AND HOW TO GET JOB DONE. I WILL BE GOING TO HIM AGAIN. THANK YOU.

Ruben A. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

keith K. 
Rating:
3.0

This rental experience was horrible! The rental agent had absolutely NO idea what he was doing as I attempted to return the Uhaul. Very frustrating situation trying to help him understand a process that he should have already known. Plus, a rental should not be given out with only 3/8 of a tank of gas. Completely unacceptable service.

william L. 
Rating:
1.0

No printing machine I believe i got overcharged and no discount for leaving the gasoline over filled in the truck

joshua R. 
Rating:
1.0

The guy a the store had no idea what he was doing. Provided me wrong information plus also overcharged me when he shouldn't have. He lied to me in order to charge me more money and I didn't find out until I spoke to another representative at a different U-Haul location.

Gabrielis A. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Jeffrey R. 
Rating:
5.0

Gardner was great.

patrick K. 
Rating:
3.0

Very little customer service, no offered help to back up the truck to the trailer. Much better experience at the Malden location last time.

AmyLynn A. 
Rating:
4.0

I have used them before and will again if needed.

frank P. 
Rating:
1.0

this was horrible not only was I charged way to much compared to my receipt the guy was rude and dirty like what the fuck never again.

amber F. 
Rating:
3.0

Ok... Let's just start with the $3 soda.... Yup, these guys are out to make a buck everywhere possible. They don't have the space to be a Uhaul dealer. We had to block traffic to park our trailer. Very dangerous....

Marcia A. 
Rating:
5.0

U guyz are doing an excellent job thanks

halson M. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Casey F. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Edward M. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Eric Z. 
Rating:
1.0

The store was not open when I had my reservation set they were over a half hour late the customer service lady told me that she couldn't help me for another 10 hours when scheduling happened and didn't not receive the $50 off my bill like the policy stated 200% would never recommend uhaul to anyone ever

Robert R. 
Rating:
4.0

The location and service were great. Using the online pickup was a struggle. Lessons learned for next time

David O. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Juliane S. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

patrick R. 
Rating:
1.0

The attendant at the store was literally asleep when I went in to ask for the key and then gave me a hard time saying that I didn't have a rental agreement and once he gave me the key he changed his mind and came and snatched it back because he was high and confused and I had to show him my email saying I was approved.

Melissa T. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Jesse R. 
Rating:
1.0

Have the person at the desk actually be able to help you.

Rick L. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Pamela S. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Paul C. 
Rating:
3.0

Have a sales person who speaks in a clearer more friendly tone.

Abigail L. 
Rating:
3.0

Again there was difficulty in finding a place to park the truck. Also, this employee required me to go back out to the truck and take an additional picture of the odometer. What's the point of mobile processing of non of the locations use it?

Ryan B. 
Rating:
5.0

Excellent service..! Friendly and knowledgeable about truck and service. Truck was exceptionally clean. Will definitely use this company again if needed...!! I give them 10 stars...!!!

Troy P. 
Rating:
1.0

The merchant at the store was very rude. Would not give me a receipt when I was finished and returned the truck. I mentioned there was glass all over in the back of the truck he said I broke something that's how it got there. I then ask for a receipt again and he told me he doesn't give receipts. He then told me I was all set and could leave. I told him again I needed a receipt. He refused. I will never use that location again. It was a horrible experience. The merchant should not be able to rent out trucks at his store.

Darlene A. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Chip S. 
Rating:
1.0

We had a very negative experience at the Gardner location. The store manager was consumed with his Convenience store customers & their many transactions (for candy, gum & cigarettes and not us (his only UHaul customers). My sister & my elderly 80 father who drove her there & cannot stand for long periods of time) had to stand & wait for over an hour to get the info to download to his computer & of which two of the attempts failed AND he could not produce printed docs like all the other UHaul stores can. Lastly there was a major language barrier and he was hard to understand & he could not understand our simple questions very well, nor did he walk us to the large 26” truck and explain its features; he handed us keys and that's all. I am used to smooth, professional experiences at UHaul and and although our family has done many one way, cross state moves, this one was a real disappointment and someone should visit the Gardner site to help w/quality control. The drop off site in Hanover Maine and Manager Bruce was wonderful and listened to our issues from the previous day and apologized for our misfortune, even tho it wasn't his fault. I am glad that Chris I'm corporate listened when I complained and that we received a $50 credit for a future rental, but I feel immediate compensation off the truck should have been made as we are not planning on moving soon. All my children are now out of college. Please call me at 774-364-0798 or my sister Susan if more data is needed. I am a busy Elementary School Principal and my sister is an Admin level nurse; we both have high expectations as professionals. Thank you~

SUSAN H. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Benjamin M. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Oren H. 
Rating:
1.0

Horrible costumer service. Never gave me my paperwork at the beginning. Will never go there again. Truck sounded like it was breaking down.

Melissa H. 
Rating:
3.0

The cab and truck area were really dirty. I had to clean them myself. The cab floor and seats were sticky and the cup holders were nasty. The truck area floor was very dirty with bark mulch and general dirt. I rented 4 dozen blankets. Many of them were wet or to dirty to wrap furniture with.

Kevin S. 
Rating:
2.0

These people don't seem to know what they are doing.

KEITH B. 
Rating:
1.0

These guys literally had no idea what they were doing. It seemed like this was their first day in the job with absolutely no training whatsoever, would rather make 30 trips in our truck and Jeep than rent a uhaul ever again

Erin H. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Mark E. 
Rating:
4.0

Easy in easy out. Patience sometimes needed as they are learning.

Jim L. 
Rating:
1.0

When UHaul called to tell me my truck wasn't available and that I would have to drive to Springfield I was told that I would get an extra day on the reservation at no cost. When I dropped off the truck I was billed the extra day and the guy told me it wasn't his fault or problem.

Daniel C. 
Rating:
1.0

Overcharged. Will be contacting tomorrow.

Paul H. 
Rating:
5.0

Very happy with both Gardner Stop and Buy. I've used them in the past and they are awesome to work with.

Lauren R. 
Rating:
5.0

Quick and easy considering you are able to rent a truck at a convenient store.. certainly more recommend for the DIY mentality.

Tully M. 
Rating:
4.0

The check-in process was a bit long. The app wouldn't allow me to upload a picture of my license.

Diana F. 
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