I thought there was a cooling off period ordinance on some sectors in hk such as beauty salon industry. I would have thought this would be extended to gyms industry too.
Sent from somewhere....
Anyway I've made my point(s). I am not disputing the black and white of the T&C. It's written
My issue is the dishonesty and misleading info used by Cali to sell me their services. Even if the law were to prioritise the act of signing the contract over the validity of the process leading up to that is another matter. My point(s) are grounded in the moral compass not the letter of the law
For those who make the similar lines of attack as gruntfuttock (incl. his other alter egos), well you can read previous replies
He has every entitlement to rely on oral promises and they carry as much weight as written promises. There is of course a question of evidencing this but that's for a court to decide. And yes, there are many instances where a court has found in favour of a claimant whose claim is based on oral misrepresentation.
Since we do not know how much he paid for either his membership or his PT sessions it is a little hard to really know if the numbers were inaccurate.
If he was told that rivals charge anything up to $1200 a session, then he was not mislead.
OP-how much did you pay for membership and PT sessions, and could you tell us how much the salesman quoted you for the rival's sessions?
There is no "if" here. When there is a valid written contract, the lawwill take it first over anything said verbally leading up to it.My issue is the dishonesty and misleading info used by Cali to sell me their services. Even if the law were to prioritise the act of signing the contract over the validity of the process leading up to that is another matter.Moral Compass has no real standing in a properly executed written contract.My point(s) are grounded in the moral compass not the letter of the law
Which reminds me of this funny story:
I'm generally a hard-core contract-is-a-contract guy, but most people are not very familair with legal documents, which is perhaps why most developed nations seem to have what are called "consumer protection" laws to protect people from their own foolishness. Cooling off periods are common features of such laws. You can argue that these laws unfairly tip the scales in the favour of the consumer, but such things are known to happen in a democracy, and if you run a business and don't like it--well, you know where the airport is!
The OP may be stuck with the contract, but there's no reason to get mad when s/he can get even... You know those signs saying please don't throw paper towels into the toilets?
my general feeling is, whenever I feel I'm being 'hard sold' I walk away
anyone who is applying what I think is unnecessary pressure is probably trying to scam you