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  1. #51

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaredHK:
    The sales guys called one of my workout buddies yesterday who is 91 and tried to sell her a life membership. These guys are a bunch of idiots.
    One of your workout buddies is 91?

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    Offer for troubled Hong Kong gym chain California Fitness as debts hit HK$130m
    Offer for troubled Hong Kong gym chain California Fitness as debts hit HK$130m | South China Morning Post


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom007:
    Offer for troubled Hong Kong gym chain California Fitness as debts hit HK$130m
    Offer for troubled Hong Kong gym chain California Fitness as debts hit HK$130m | South China Morning Post
    Wonder if this is one of Jacky Chan's proteges ... just saying.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64LyuoxlIZI
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    Beijing branch closed yesterday.

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    Tuen Mun was open today. This thread encouraged me to get off my butt and use my membership before it evaporates.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HK_Katherine:
    Tuen Mun was open today. This thread encouraged me to get off my butt and use my membership before it evaporates.
    Game Over !!!


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    Hong Kong’s struggling California Fitness chain to ‘shut down’ Tuesday
    Hong Kong’s struggling California Fitness chain to ‘shut down’ Tuesday | South China Morning Post


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    This is worse than the 2008 financial crisis!


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    So I thought I would share.....

    Given it really looks like they are down for the count, I decided to try and cancel my membership and stop my monthly payments.

    I pay on auto-pay on my credit card.

    So I rung up HSBC to ask them how to stop the autopay. Contact CF, they said.
    So I tried to contact CF (knowing it was kind of pointless, but also so that the next conversation with HSBC might be more fruitful)... obviously nobody is answering any of their phone numbers so useless.
    Back to HSBC - "you can cancel your card and get a new one" was the next piece of gloriously useless advice from the Filipina in the English language call centre.
    So I tried my local HSBC Premier Branch. They did at least try to help. Their advice - wait and see if the next payment goes through. If/when it does, dispute the charge and get it refunded. There is (apparently) no way to stop an autopay from this end, and she did sympathise and understand that if the retailer is in bankruptcy and not answering the phone this is somewhat problematic!

    I asked if I should continue to do this for the rest of my life, but she didn't get the sarcasm.....

    What a crazy situation.

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    Are you sure this is the Autopay scheme, or is some kind of continuous credit card authorization? The controls around AutoPay seem a lot stronger for the consumers.

    I can (and have) stopped Autopay online, HSBC execute it within two days. You just reminded me to cancel one actually.


    Existing Autopay Instructions
    Delete Existing Instructions
    Beneficiary Name (Bank Account No.): Daughters ex-Kindergarten
    Debtor Reference: XXXXxXX
    Debtor Name: TheBrit
    Pay From: xxx-yyyyyyy-zzz SmartVantage HKD Savings
    Maximum Amount (HKD): 8,000 Per Payment
    Expiry Date: 31 Jul 2019
    Autopay Creation Date: 29 Jul 2015

    Delete This Autopay Instruction On:
    Notes:
    1. Your instruction will normally be processed within two working days (excluding Sunday and public holiday) upon receipt of your submission.
    2. Please notify the beneficiary of the changes.
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