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heinreich Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
Hi all,

I had a 12 month contract with Bannatynes which expired just now. I payed the whole amount in advance. They sent me a letter explaining that I should contact them to talk about my contract extension options. I am wondering if I still need to cancel the contract explicitly
or if my contract with Bannytnes is settled now. As I have not set up a direct debit I assume they cant just take more money from my account?

Any ideas how best to proceed?

Many thanks,

PS.: Is says on their writing: Your membership is due to renewal on 15/1/ and if you pay annually then bla bla.
Doesnt this mean it has expired if I do not do anything?
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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banned#1
Do nothing.
banned#2
Read original contract?
2 Likes #3
I imagine there is one month notice to cancel clause.
1 Like #4
Doesn't it make a lot more sense just to give them a phonecall to be sure?
#5
sis-in-law was with them on the same 12 month thing and i am sure she had to give a months notice?

what you shoulda done is cancel it one month before the 12month was up...
1 Like #6
dxx
Doesn't it make a lot more sense just to give them a phonecall to be sure?


NO! This is the misc I tell ya...
banned 2 Likes #7
DLM
Do nothing.


Thats your advice for life isn't it? And employment....
banned#8
vibeone
DLM
Do nothing.
Thats your advice for life isn't it? And employment....

Such an inspiration to her children...
#9
master_chief
vibeone
DLM
Do nothing.
Thats your advice for life isn't it? And employment....


Such an inspiration to her children...


Chickens..?
banned#10
krazie2004
master_chief
vibeone
DLM
Do nothing.
Thats your advice for life isn't it? And employment....


Such an inspiration to her children...


Chickens..?


LOL. Closest she's gonna get.
#11
You have to give 3 months notice at Bannatyne's, then I think it goes to a 1 month rolling. Either way its the usual dodgy tactics of gym's. One I go to now accepts cash every month upfront which is the correct way of operating

Edited By: super_leeds_86 on Jan 18, 2011 12:44: .
1 Like #12
All you need to go is go to the reception and say I'M OUT
banned#13
super_leeds_86
You have to give 3 months notice at Bannatyne's, then I think it goes to a 1 month rolling. Either way its the usual dodgy tactics of gym's. One I go to now accepts cash every month upfront which is the correct way of operating

You're absolutely correct about the way gyms operate, they are a disgrace!

Edited By: master_chief on Jan 18, 2011 12:47
#14
OP - come up with an invention....then apply to go on dragons den and ask Duncan Banatyne your self....simple!
#16
super_leeds_86
You have to give 3 months notice at Bannatyne's, then I think it goes to a 1 month rolling. Either way its the usual dodgy tactics of gym's. One I go to now accepts cash every month upfront which is the correct way of operating


Right, and what happens when you paid the cash in advance. I guess the do not have then a direct debit set up, so they need to sue you to get the money, is that right?
#17
Any ideas how best to proceed?


Why not contact them, and report back if it sounds dodgy.
This is what common sense would tell me to do.
#18
dont leave it, they will carry on charging you, cancel asap
#19
grubby23
super_leeds_86
You have to give 3 months notice at Bannatyne's, then I think it goes to a 1 month rolling. Either way its the usual dodgy tactics of gym's. One I go to now accepts cash every month upfront which is the correct way of operating


Right, and what happens when you paid the cash in advance. I guess the do not have then a direct debit set up, so they need to sue you to get the money, is that right?


No the gym I go to now, not bannatyne's. Pay the cash have my card activated for the month and voila, now direct debits or anything.

bannatyne's operate on a policy of auto renewal, i.e its a 12 month minimum term, not a 12 month contract.
#21
Thanks for all your comments. Anyone knows if the can increase now the membership fee that i have to pay monthly after the contract is up for renewal? Thanks for your feedback
#22
well yes of course they can charge you whatever thier current prices are..... and depending on your terms in your original contract you might be placed on a rolling month contract etc which could be alot dearer than 12 month payment up front.... when you paid up front last year did you pay by credit card ? if you did then they can simply charge your credit card again...

as others say easiest way is just ring them

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