CrankyZanahoriaem 25/09/2019 - 11:49
I'm at the end of my one year contract with Anytime Fitness and I can swear when I signed up they charged me around $70-$80 for the key fob (that little electronic tag you use to get in) which is refundable should end.
I think this was specifically told to me by the guy who runs the memberships, but of course I could be misremembering a year ago. It should have been in the lease but I've moved around quite a bit since then and I can't find it. I called the place I signed up thinking they had easy access to a copy of this but they couldn't find it and (as we discussed) they called me back within 4 business days.
I wonder if anyone else has signed up and been definitely told that the locksmith fees/deposits turn out to be refundable, or have they already received said refund?
A staff member I spoke with said they never do and the guy I signed up with is probably not around anymore, but so what? If you sold me a subscription under false pretenses at any time while I was their employee, it shouldn't matter.
serafim7E25.09.2019 - 12:35
I've come across these seemingly standard contracts that say they are non-refundable in clause 12.4. Unless you have evidence to the contrary, it appears to be a standard sunk cost.
gottofpizzaE25.09.2019 - 12:43
wow, $60 top rate for a backdoor.
CrankyZanahoriaE25.09.2019 - 13:56
I thought I saw $50 at the Hurlstone Park gate.
Seems worth the risk/reward.
CrankyZanahoriaE25.09.2019 - 13:58
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I still want to see my contract, but I think it looks bleak.
I swear the guy told me it was refundable otherwise I probably wouldn't have gotten in. I think it's a rumor at this point.
CrankyZanahoriaE25.09.2019 - 14:02
I don't know why the rep didn't point me to the standard agreement available online (on their website).
orange trainE25.09.2019 - 17:47
The rep tricked you.
CrankyZanahoriaE26.09.2019 - 11:46
@orange asshole:I mean the one I spoke to the other day and he told me it would probably be in my contract.
summerE26.09.2019 - 12:15
Whether he did or not is all that's in the contract.
CrankyZanahoriaE26.09.2019 - 12:21
The rep the other day said that the guy who signed me up could have written something in my original contract waiving the fee.
Next time I'm in the area where I checked in, I'll go in and see if we can dig it up. I doubt being able to recognize each other after just one phone call is a high priority for them.
UrineE25.09.2019 - 13:01
you can sell them, see them on gumtree
CrankyZanahoriaE25.09.2019 - 13:54
The rep I spoke with mentioned this. Obviously, it won't be as quick and easy as a refund, and you won't get everything back.
You can also reuse yours if you decide to come back later and you haven't lost it.(Video) Tenant Fees Act Webinar for Letting Agents | 26 Feb 2019
CrankyZanahoriaE25.09.2019 - 15:13
$30 to $50 seems to be the common price for a "used and sweaty" Anytime Fitness keyring.
The rep told me that new fitness centers sell them for $69-$100 depending on location.
[Disabled]E25.09.2019 - 13:34
I doubt there's a full refund after sitting in sweaty hands for a year. Fobs cost so little that they delight in administration.
CrankyZanahoriaE25.09.2019 - 13:55
Yeah, I don't see how they could have $69 electronics anywhere.
Simply clean with Dettol. It lasts for a maximum of 2 seconds.
Taro-MilchteeE25.09.2019 - 14:54
Fobs cost so little that they delight in administration.
only $3 made in china
CrankyZanahoriaE25.09.2019 - 15:08
So a 23x premium on my joint.
Taro-MilchteeE25.09.2019 - 15:16
exactly, and the entry fee is basically 100% profit for them, there are no costs involved.
CrankyZanahoriaE25.09.2019 - 15:18
@Taro Milchtee:Now I'm sure at least the admission fee has been removed.
When searching Gumtree for information on key chain sales, I see many people reselling their signatures. Is it worth selling my membership without a contract?
That's definitely worth more than one that has x months left, assuming you make it.(Video) Gross Exaggeration
Taro-MilchteeE25.09.2019 - 15:23
Now I'm sure at least the admission fee has been removed.
Basically, they can do it all the time, don't have to wait for the usual "ONE DAY SALE" crap... just keep pushing if you plan on joining.
When searching Gumtree for information on key chain sales, I see many people reselling their signatures. Is it worth selling my membership without a contract?
You can definitely do this, just cancel the contract at the end of the term. They don't care who's using the FOB and stuff, they don't carerangeyou physically
CrankyZanahoriaE25.09.2019 - 15:25
@Taro Milchtee:I'll give it a try next time I'm there and see how the process goes.
I figured they would end something like the contract for the new guy/buyer of at least 6 months or so.
Taro-MilchteeE25.09.2019 - 15:28
@CrankyCarrot:Just ask for free PT sessions if you decide to go ahead with AF, we guarantee they will give it to you.
In response to your original post, no FOB is not refundable, it never was.
Maybe you were wrong or you remembered wrong.
CrankyZanahoriaE25.09.2019 - 16:24
@Taro Milchtee:Okay, at least I narrowed it down.
Free PT might not be a bad idea.
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I called the place I signed up thinking they had easy access to a copy of this but they couldn't find it and (as we discussed) they called me back within 4 business days.
They call and ask to cancel membership within the minimum time frame and I bet they suddenly find their contract signed!
CrankyZanahoriaE26.09.2019 - 11:49
I already canceled via email, it must be done 30 days in advance according to its clauses.
Sent via cancellation request asking how much the keychain refund would be and the response was zero!
If you're not sure about canceling after the end of the contract, you can still make the cancellation request and, just before the 30 days, remove, rinse and repeat, apparently.
larry2512E18.05.2020 - 16:24
Hi, when I checked in they told me they were refundable but apparently not on cancellation... I have no evidence of the conversation, just wondering what others would think. I'm thinking of doing fair trade on this one.
CrankyZanahoriaE18.05.2020 - 18:10
You have to see what's in the contract.
My contract said it was non-refundable and I didn't revise it until the end when it was too late. They told me the guy who signed me up is no longer with them. I'm sure I've written all this in previous posts.
The overwhelming feeling from the forums here (from memory) was that it all boils down to a contract. I still have my useless key ring.
jasonweiltE08.06.2020 - 09:54
I also signed up a year ago assuming the keychain is refundable (I'm 99% sure the sales rep told me that). I canceled my subscription last week and got a call saying 'It says in the contract it's non-refundable'.
Bottom line: It seems to be a common shady sales technique they use to sign members with "refundable" remote keys despite knowing it's not in the contract.
I'll send them an email detailing this and see what they get.
CrankyZanahoriaE08.06.2020 - 18:16
Interesting to see some people (only those listed on this forum) swear they've heard this (myself included). It's easy for them to expect people to forget or doubt their own memories when most of the contracts they've signed won't be read until a year later when they expire and say otherwise.
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