Well folks...I am still here in NY...my plans fell through at least for the moment. I am frustrated, hurt, angry...but I can't say whether it's more at the Uhaul company or myself for not following my gut feelings.
When I reserved the truck back in the first week of August, I was told that all I would need is a $100 deposit and the balance would be due when I returned the truck at my destination. In all honesty, it seemed TOO simple...and between then and the time that I was supposed to pick up the truck, I called several times to verify and re-verify that the information was correct...talking to a different woman every single time. Each time I called...I got the same answer...$100 deposit and the balance when I got to Wisconsin and returned the truck.
As scheduled, I went to get the truck, and low and behold...my gut feelings were confirmed...the whole balance was due BEFORE I even took the truck! I was devastated (to say the least) because I did not have that amount available to me...a whopping $826. (I wasn't due to be paid until the 1st and 2nd of September, and being on disability...I would not have enough for both the truck and fuel/eats to move from NY to WI.)
Unbelievable. But really? Maybe not so much.
At any rate, I have a loving and caring man awaiting me who is going to rent a truck from another company most likely this coming Tuesday. So although I may be still here in NY...it's not going to be for long.
I don't mean this as a bash against Uhaul...but clearly, the information I received couldn't be trusted...and it's also a lesson learned to 'trust' a gut feeling...that it WAS too simple...there was a catch-22 lurking unseen.
My best advice to anyone is to do as I did...but even more-so...get all the details no matter what you have to do...call, go to the vender...whatever. And trust your intuition...if it seems too simple...most likely it is.