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Wanted to join at $10 offer. Found out can only do by PF automatically billing credit card monthly.

My past experience has found this VERY DANGEROUS and out of control. OFFERED TO PAY CASH FOR ENTIRE YEARS MEMBERSHIP!!!! CASH!! Was told not company policy.

Whoever heard of a business not accepting cash???? Would even make it a cashiers check, money order, and send directly to franchisee. HOW CAN PF MAKE THIS HAPPEN FOR ME??? OR, do I have to go to a different fitness organization??

PLEASE LET ME KNOW. Do want to join as it looks like a great clean facility.

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Anonymous
#1568611

Some will only draft a chk acct. Who ever heard of that ***

Anonymous
#1563924

My info was stolen by target, home depot and a local community college. I won't do auto withdrawals any more.

Besides you can't control if they take more until after the fact. So planet fitness won't get my info. They said I can use a prepaid card, but I think they still want checking acct.

You can't stop them from bogus charges. You can with a credit card.

Anonymous
#1502136

I was told I could pay by cash but would cost me more.

Anonymous
#1480372

Same here. I will go without before i give this info.

Been burned before. I see no other reason than to rip people off!!

Anonymous
#1479115

Damn bro. Same thing happened to me.

I don’t like giving the card up cause only card I have is my checking account TD bank Visa card linked to all my money . And a similar situation happened with a membership where I gave the card. A shady employee took the info and cleaned my account out. I’m in the Army and had just returned from Afghanistan so I had a good amount of cash in there.

Lucky the bank caught the fraud after he took the first 6,000$ I wasn’t paying attention. Who really does that close to their account. He could a got me for 40,000$ plus . I’m a PF member and nervously gave my card and they want checking acct and routing number too.

So now like a nervous freak I chk my balance like every 2 days. It sucks. No way around it. If u wanna work out there cash is as good as toilet paper.

Makes zero sense to me too bro!!!!SGT. Matt Murphy

Anonymous
#1409477

I had a planet fitness membership for 3 years and when I moved I cancelled my membership. They still charged me for three months and claimed I need to go back to home planet fitness to get this resolved. Three states away

Anonymous
to Melony Turay #1479118

Wow. That sucks.

They are so incompetent!! Children running a business ....

Anonymous
#1395153

Same thing happened to me. When I said I wanted to pay cash they changed the price.

Increase for cash was $80 per year. Not sure why they want access to you credit card account.

Don't like it. Probably will not renew.

Anonymous
#1386432

Same thing happened to me this morning. Wanted to join for 1yr(12 months) and pay CASH for the whole year( the 12 months of fees and the initial payment ) told it was an option that they would accept.

They would only do direct billing through a Checking Account. S_ _ _w them.

Anonymous
#1368135

I joined planet fitness a couple years ago and when I terminated my membership they continued to try to charge my account and said they had no record of cancelation. I brought the papers they gave me in with the date and time of termination and received no apology or refund for overcharges. If you are looking to end your membership, make sure they print and hand you papers confirming it, and keep them for a year.

Anonymous
#1367631

Is there any gym in Las Vegas, NV that will let u join by paying 1 year up-front cash?

Anonymous
#1367103

They are a scam

Anonymous
Brooklyn, New York, United States #1272582

Same experience ,could nor believe it!!! If we pay the whole year why do they need my credit card or my bank account number?

I joined anorher gym, paid 320 for the year and I don't care that I paid more money! Thee owner of my gym appreciated mycash and DOES not require my bank account number nor my credit card which is shady to you and me and many more!!!

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1363261

What gym please any chance it's in new York too?

Anonymous
#1269596

I ran into the same thing for two memberships! Shame on a business that does not understand the value of having cash in advance!

Anonymous
Seguin, Texas, United States #1225013

My local planet fitness accepts payment in full for the year. Talk to the owner.

Anonymous
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States #1205970

It just surprised me in our paperless society how I couldn't join tonight. I done even have checks anymore as I pay everything online.

I have to wait till my bank opens and get an official form. I was so excited but what I saw to start working out again! I tried the pay for the year also. No go.

Smh.

Oh well, if that's the worst thing that happens in my day I haven't had a bad day. Anonymous Aug 16

Anonymous
Indianola, Iowa, United States #1194565

I want to do the same thing. August 2016.

Sandiseuss@gmail.com

Anonymous
#1123284

Looks like a nice place. Sure it's a good atmosphere.

But first you have to use a credit card to join and then a checking account for payment. And they obtain permission to maintain access to both and that's not ok. Some of us have large limits. And to put myself at risk over a gym membership is ***.

Because you can't sue if they misuse as you gave them permission. No one should you trust with unlimited access to your credit

Anonymous
Lennon, Michigan, United States #1123280

They should not be able to refuse cash first of all. This is a load of *** all in itself.

Now to make it worse. They need checking and credit. And this isn't even the worst part. The credit you use at first is on file and they word the contract so they can use if they need.

I'm not giving anyone open access to 2 forms of credit. Why would you even need this for a 10 NO COMMITMENT contract

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