We do the Dave Ramsey, no-charging policy in our home. People always wonder how you can operate without a credit card when it comes to things like hotels and car rentals. (We do have a no-fee card necessary for free checking at a particular bank, but we rarely--if ever--use it.) I was pleasantly suprised by the professionalism and service from Budget Truck Rentals today. Though they take debit cards, I was reluctant to use mine for the deposit. Sometimes it takes a while for the deposit hold to be released back into your account. They let me pay them in cash instead, keeping only my account number on file. When I return the truck, they will refund the difference between the deposit and my actual charges (somewhere around $100). I had cash on hand from my Craig's List transaction.
One reason I chose Budget is that the Postal Service issues a 15% off coupon when you change your address. I will never, ever, ever use U-haul again. Their fleet is aging without proper repairs. I've never had a U-haul truck that wasn't broken in some way. The Budget truck is shiny and updated.
Another pleasant discovery about reservations without credit: Hotwire.com now allows you to pay for your online reservation with Paypal funds. (Of course, you must have used credit or debit card to open a Paypal account in the first place.) But if, like me, you have a little extra sitting in your Paypal account, this was a convenient way to pay.