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Canceling Gym Membership.

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by Mayor Quimby, Apr 9, 2010.

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  1. Mayor Quimby

    Mayor Quimby Thread Starter

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    Ok, I am moving to a new apartment soon which gots its own gym. So, I am planning on canceling my membership. Thing is, i am under contract until 8 more months. Then after my contract is up, these morons want 50 $ to actually cancel my membership.

    I am thinking, closing my Bank Account Down, or Getting a new card because its on auto billing under my current debit card which hopefully stops them from taking money off my account.

    Has anyone close there account before to cancel gym membership?

    BTW, I am current a member of Bally Total Fitness. They want 50 $ to cancel my account even after the contract is up. Does that sound stupid to anyone else or what?

    IF anyone else workout at another gym, do they make you do the same thing?
     
  2. JustJudy

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    Since you signed the contract you have to go by what it says. I'd rather pay the $50.00 cancelation fee than to continue to pay for something you aren't going to use for 8 more months. I think if you don't pay the cancelation fee and close your credit card account they will take legal action when they aren't getting their fee. $50.00 to end your account after the contract is up makes no sense.
     
  3. lotuseclat79

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    Hi Mayor Quimby,

    Look in the yellow pages for free Legal Advice - usually, you can call up a local lawyers guild (or lawyers referral service) to get a few lawyers in your area whom will give a 1 hr free consultation either in person or by phone or possibly email. One time I sent an email to the state attorney general via their website and got a response and had a phone call with them.

    Regarding your issue, if you do at least one of these things before you take whatever action you are going to take, you will at least be more well informed as to state law, and whether or not the cancellation fee is legal after the contractual term is up.

    Good luck!

    -- Tom
     
  4. Mayor Quimby

    Mayor Quimby Thread Starter

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    damn, all this crap to cancel a gym membership. I dont think i am signing up for another gym again.

    thanks for the help
     
  5. KeithKman

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    Do you have the contract you signed when you signed up? You should. If it doesn't mention anything about a $50 cancellation fee, you shouldn't have to pay it. If it does, and you signed the contract, you're out of luck.
     
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