I’m having a few issues with my gym as they won’t process my direct debits on pay week and as a disablity pensioner i’m usually empty on the week they want to deduct the cash. I always pay though with a late processing fee which i was ok with. Unfortunately now they’ve decided to deny me access to the gym unless I pay on the dot on the off-week which most of the time i can’t.
Also one thing to mention is that their other gyms deduct payments on public servant pay week, which i originally signed up with them so i never had an issue with payment. Since i moved house I had to attend their other gyms in civic and woden and they have a different week compared to belconnen and gungahlin. They suggested I go back and make belconnen or gungahlin my home gyms but if i were to attend woden or civic i’d need like a voucher, i get a few of those free with my membership but once they are used up i’d have to purchase them which still leaves me out of pocket.
I was once told by someone that they cannot “bully” me like that and are perfectly capable of changing my direct debit days. My brother also agrees. So i was wondering if anyone knew a little more detail regarding direct debits and the laws regarding them.
I know most people say “put the money a side and pay when it comes”. I find this a little hard to do with my financial circumstances and i cannot guarantee that I’ll always have that money put away especially if an emergency pops up. Hence why I’m happy they deduct it on the week i get paid and once that cash its gone its gone.
Anyway if anyone has some helpful advise or tips, i’d greatly appreciate it.
Kind regards, Steph