Okay, so it's partially my fault... the first indication should have been a Grand Opening flyer I recieved that advertised $12 monthly membership and $12 initiation fee. It sounded good, so I drive down and am informed that the $12 initiation was a misprint, and the $12 a month is for two spercific days, Tuesday and Thursday between certain hours if I remember correctly.
I can understand the monthly fee mix up, as the difference between the limited and regular fee was about $5...
... but the initiation fee was actually $85 or $89, I do not recall specifically. I was about to walk right there, seeing as an advertisement for $12 that turns into almost $100 is RIDICULOUS, but I gave the new business the benefit of the doubt on their "mistake" and signed up anyways.
Months later, I cancel due to the fact that it became inconvenient for me. I stopped in and asked a girl on staff what I should do, and she told me things that I do admit were questionable... I believe I signed something, but did not recieve a copy. I left when assured this was all I needed to do, and it would be handled.
Three months after that I get a charge on my card. I call in and am informed that I've yet to cancel my membership. They have no record of my signature and claim the things the girl told me were false. They showed ABSOLUTELY NO REMORSE that one of their employees had given innaccurate information, they had lost my signature, and my account was charged for the last three months at one. WhenI asked then why my payments had not been taken out until today if they hadn't a clue I was cancelling, they couldn't offer an answer.
To make matters worse, I realised they'd actually recently added someone I had referred to my account, and their fees were being debited out of my account. I did not sign or authorize this in any way, I had just been paying for this other person without my knowledge. When expressing my anger toward that, I was given the same emotionless almost-apology, but could not tell me why or how that could have happened.
So, after they initially lie about their pricing, lose documents and make unauthorized charges to my account, and even adding other members fees to my card... they can't even offer an apology other than babble that it all, somehow, is their policy.
If I take this to court, I highly doubt you can face me and tell me that adding other members fees to my account without my signature and consent is in your policies.