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superman Feb 19, 11:45 a.m.
She is not likely to get much if anything if she sues. Filing a small claims case cost about $350 and you cant get money out of a turnip. Dont understand all the damage they did and she gave them a tip. She should get someone next time to help you with any contracts.
mandrew7 Feb 19, 10:38 a.m.
The sad thing is that this company continues to advertise freely on craigslist every day. It seems like the utility commission or other powers that be would be able to set up a sting to put this woman out of business. If the problem is that they cannot catch her in the act, it does not seem like it would be too hard to do that.
oleguy Feb 15, 7:15 p.m.
Just remember, the three types of work, Good ,, Fast,, Cheap.
You can get any type or Level,,, When you start to combine the types Look out,, If its good, it will not be fast and cheap.
If it fast and cheap it will not be good..
If you want good and cheap it will not be fast,
You can carry this on but you get the drift.
Scubagirl Feb 15, 1:33 p.m.
I wouldn't look for ANYTHING on Craigs list...
Stormy13 Feb 14, 1:21 p.m.
First of all, Craig's List is NOT the place to look for a mover. Check with the Consumer Protection Division of the AG's office and also the Better Business Bureau. They can't recommend one business over another but they can tell you what their ratings are. Good luck to this lady getting ANY money back without taking Ms. Salas to court.
superman Feb 14, 1:18 p.m.
I wouldnt look on Craigs list for a mover. Many people who advertise there are just "jack legs" People are always trying to find the best and cheapest price. Sometimes it is better to pay more and have a job done right. I have a company that does all my repairs-painting/construction. Never even get a second estimate. I pay what he charges and he does everything possible to please me and get the job done. We dont haggle on the price and he doesnt haggle on what I want done--even if it is extra. You always come across something that needs to be done that neither one of us anticipate. Everything we find extra he does without extra pay. I tip each worker $20 each day they work. Keep them happy and they they bend over backwards to do a terrific job. If you hire someone you should at least check the BBB if you dont know anything about them.
tarheelgrad1998 Feb 14, 12:37 p.m.
She asked all the right questions...to the wrong person. What do you expect them to say?
And I agree, to still tip after all of that??? Crazy.
Terkel Feb 14, 11:04 a.m.
I was thinking the same thing about the tip, wow. For any move, I make sure I have plenty of McD's coffee, juice, breakfast biscuits, etc., and I have them sit and eat - on the clock - for 15 minutes. I want everyone fed, coffee'd up, and happy, and let's face it, these days especially you don't know if they ate that morning. At the end, if it's a local move, maybe I'm cheap, but I give $20 to everyone and twice that to the lead.
OK, back to this. Why didn't the Commission put this woman out of business? I just had the same slap-on-the-wrist-in-the-crony's-favor treatment by the Real Estate Commission. Why have these so-called commissions if they WON'T do anything to protect us?
PAGING THE STATE AUDITOR!!!
airbornemonty Feb 14, 10:50 a.m.
She should have gotten a hint when she saw the name of the moving company, "Do's and Dont's. They Do screw up and they Don't pay up when they do.
baracus Feb 14, 8:57 a.m.
I feel bad about what happened to this lady, but that moving crew must have been awesome to have earned a 20% tip even after trashing her yard and damaging her well.
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03