two gals After attempting to seek help from the DA, California Public Utilities Commission and the BBB, I have found that the only way is to file a small claims suit. The BBB will not handle cases against two gals because it is out of their purview. I have called a couple of small claims attorneys and they said that it will cost more to file a claim than the actual amount that I am asking to be reimbursed. However, they also said that I would most likely win and be awarded my deposit plus the small claims fee. At this point, it is no longer about the money but the principle. Therefore, I will definitely be filing a suit. But after some thought, I realized that one $50 suit is nothing. However, if we were to combine our efforts and file a joint case where each is asking for our $50-$100 deposit refund, it would be much more effective. Anyone who wants to go in on a small claims case with me, please message me. If you choose to do something on your own, you will need an address for the papers to be served. Here is Lisa’s home address:
2130 Isabelle Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
And here is small claims info:
LegalZoom.com (everything can be done online, and they will take care of everything)
Small Claims Division
Civic Center Courthouse
400 McAllister Street, Room 103
San Francisco, CA 94102-4514
Small Claims Courts were established to handle minor legal disputes quickly,
inexpensive and fairly. California law prohibits attorneys from
representing another person at the Small Claims court hearing. The court
hearing on a Small Claims action is normally held within 30 to 70 days after
the claims is filed with the court.
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Monday through Friday)
There is a jurisdictional limit of $7,500 in filing a claim in the Small
Information and forms:
Any requests for information or forms must include a self-addressed stamped
envelope. The postage is 66 cents; if you want the Small Claims booklet, the
postage is $1.50. In addition, there is a charge of $2.00 for each form
packet and/or handbook.
Legal Advisor Information:
Walk-in office hours for the legal advisor are:
8:30 am -12:00 pm & 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm (Monday through Thursday)
8:30 am - 12:00 pm (Friday)
Contact Phone Numbers:
Public Recorded Messages:
(415) 551-4000 (Overview of Small Claims Court and Small Claims Legal
(415) 292-2121 (Small Claims Legal Advisor's Office Information)
(415) 292-2124 (direct telephone advice Monday-Friday (except legal
holidays) from 8 am until 12 Noon and 1 pm until 4:00 pm.)
Two Gals and a truck I hired Two Gals with a Truck after my roommate, who used them 2x before, raved about them. After taking a cash deposit from me they never showed. I called and emailed about 50 times and they ignored me. They did the same thing to my roommate two days later. Neither of us has received our money back (hey do you think that they are claiming it on their income taxes?), and are now being ignored by Lisa Meleanek.
After seeing so many similar reviews, I am writing to all of you who this has happened to. Here is my plan of action but I need your help.
2. I have already filed a complaint with the BBB and suggest that you do the same: odr.bbb.org/odrweb/publi...omplaint.aspx (When filing a complaint you will need their home address: San Francisco, CA )
3. Finally, I have posted an ad on craigslist to collaborate with the rest of the victims out there. There are now enough of us who have NOT had our deposit returned by Lisa that we can collaborate and file a claim against her to get our money back. sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/lbs...199.html Please respond to this ad so that we can get our money back.
I NEED YOUR HELP! If we combine our efforts we can avoid anyone else being victimized.
great service at very affordable rates I contracted the "gals" twice and I have been very pleased with the service they provided.
If you want them to show up at 12:07PM sharp then they might not be the right people
for the job, but if you are a just a bit flexible and can wait two hours you are likely to receive
very good service at a very affordable price (and which company would guarantee this
in writing anyway ...).
Don't call them, waste of time Bait and switch approach to your potential clients is why 99% reviews here is negative.
BAIT - claiming that you are the best on Craigslist
SWITCH - newer show up and never call to say sorry.
I wish somebody will read this before calling that lousy service
Two Gals with a Truck wasted my time with no explanation! I had an appointment at 10 am with these women. I thought I had scheduled everything perfectly, junk would be removed from the front of the garage first and then the next day salvation army would remove the donations from the back.
At 9am Lisa called to tell me she would be late and would be there at 11am. Fine, not a huge deal but I did take the morning off of work to be there. At 11:30 I called and left a message to please give me a new time. No response. At 12:30 I had enough and went to work pissed off. No repsonse the next day or the next. I had to cancel the appointment with Salvation Army and reschedule both donation and dump runs. What a mess. I ended up calling EcoHaul, they hauled both junk and donations in one trip!
After reading all the reviews, I'm glad we didn't give them a deposit.
Don't use Two gals with a truck They gave us an estimate for a moving job, took a cash deposit, never showed never called. When we called them we were told they slept in as they had worked late the night before and that they'd be there in an hour. Four hours later we began hauling things ourselves as the move was planned and had to be completed that day. A truly miserable experience. it's been a week and we still have not heard from them despite leaving phone messages. They have no address on their estimates or their cards and the one address we did find in a web search does not match their phone number and the zip code for it does not match the address. Altogether a pretty scabby operation.
Cheap Movers Lisa's "2 Gals & A Truck" service is cheap, friendly, and hard-working. They helped moved me out of the apartment I shared with my ex and were happy to tell me that he was smarmy and I could do better. Psychotherapy and hauling all in one! How great is that!