Work Out World Complaint - Shady Tactics
WARWICK, RHODE ISLAND -- Outside the Work Out World in Warwick RI, there's a sign. It reads EXACTLY, "$1 Membership AND $1 per month".
Intrigued, we went in. They wouldn't explain the sign until we signed up with our name and address and provided a drivers license for THEM TO HOLD while they took us on a "tour" of the facility.
Their facility was fine, but we really wanted to get the low down on the price. They took us to a "sign up area" where we walked by a sign that read "$0 down/$25 per month".
They explained that the $1 membership/$1 month thing was really $499 sign up and $19.99 a month OR $299 sign up and $29.99 a month.
SO I said, "what about that sign over there for 0 down and $25/month??"
He then goes into THIS offer:
$100 down and $19.99 a month OR
$0 down or $29.99 a month. (He said that $25.00 a month with "taxes" was really $29.99 but there are NO TAXES on services in RI so that was another load of BS)
Of course he then says, "it's 2 years on EFT but you can cancel ANYTIME" (which I know is BS - once you're locked in, you're locked in for 2 years)
I'm like, Ok great -can we think about it and come back tomorrow?
He's like, "let me ask my manager."
So in true used car salesman style, this "Manager" comes out and is all buddy buddy with us.. Talks to us like she is our friend.. and she offers us :
$299 down and 29.99 a month. We are like, "umm no" and she's like (my best friend now) "how about this really great deal of $150 down and $19.99 a month?"
I'm like, "well that other guy already offered us $100 down and 19.99 a month. We just want to think about it until tomorrow"
Well obviously the $100 down/19.99 a month price thing is a big secret. She took the paper away from us.. folded it real small and hid it away. She was like, "ok yeah, you guys come back whenever".. As if we were offered some deal that she wasn't prepared to honor.
In any event -- Don't trust Work Out World. They use high pressure sales and shady tactics to get you in the door.
The ironic thing is that the gym was nice and they had a good schedule of classes and nice hours. I just will not join a gym where they utilize false promises and dishonest tactics to get members.
Thumbs down to Work Out World!
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