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Work out World Calgary Complaint - Read the fine print: one year contract may be forever

Review by simly on 2010-05-07
CALGARY -- REad the fine print: you sign a one year contract but could be on the hook for monthly payments for a long long time and a nasty battle with managers who do not give a hoot about customer care and a nasty battle with collection agency. your credit card will be charged for ever if you do not follow a complicated cancellation process. the assumption when signing a one year contract is that it is over after one year. not with WOW... they keep taking your money and they get nasty if you complain.
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-05-07
Posted by goduke on 2010-05-07:
People have really got to start reading what they sign.

If you get a cell phone and have a 2 year contract, does the phone go dead at the tick of midnight? No. It becomes a month-to-month. If you sign up for cable TV and get a special deal which requires a contract, does it go dark the day after the contract term ends? No. It becomes month-to-month. Virtually all service related contracts work that way.

The great news is that they also have very specific instructions on how to cancel. Usually involves a certified letter with 30 days notice.
Posted by Weedwhacked on 2010-05-07:
It seems that all gyms function the same way. I would never contract myself to work out.
Posted by goduke on 2010-05-07:
If you know you are going to make the commitment, the contract is really no big deal.

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