For those who’ve made the typical New Year’s Resolution

By xerocube | January 2, 2007

If you are like me, and the throngs of other people, who just days ago dedicated themselves to shedding unwanted poundage, here’s a story for you – care of MoneyCentral at MSN.

Just last year, I had an incident with my local gymnasium. The gym was fine, but, as one would expect, I didn’t go as much as I wanted to, so I decided to get out at the end of my contract. Who knew that this would take nothing short than an act of Congress to get done. Finally, after months of waiting for “customer service”, listening to managers and supervisors who have “my best interests in mind,” and hearing a service rep actually say they were screwing me out of my money due to a technicality; I was able to cancel my contract. Due to potential libel issues, I shall not name the gym or their mob-like management company.

What I do want to encourage you to do is read this article that I just came across from MoneyCentral. They give you 10 things to look out for at your gym, including the one point I CANNOT stress enough: READ THE ENTIRE CONTRACT IN FULL RESISTING ANY PRESSURE FROM THE SALESPERSON.

Anyway, here’s the link: http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/ConsumerActionGuide/10ThingsYourGymWontTellYou.aspx

Happy New Year to you all!

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