My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: California
Hi, I'm new here and was hoping to get some advice on an issue I recently experienced with 24 Hour Fitness.
It started when I decided to initiate a 7 day trial period with the club and so I went in to apply for it. This 7 day trial was limited to only one facility between certain hours. One of the employees suggested that I sign a contract that would allow me to visit any of the facilities anywhere at anytime, thus removing the above restrictions.
I was in a rush to go to school when the employee informed me of this offer which required me to sign multiple papers. He indicated where to sign so that I could be on my way. The employee didn't disclose to me was that this new trial I was signing up for had a 5 day cancellation period. I was in a rush and left for school under the assumption that I could return within 7 days to cancel this trial.
Upon returning to cancel my membership I was informed that I exceeded my trial period and that my membership fee would be charged.
Is there any possible way to dispute the charge due to the employee not disclosing that I had 5 days to cancel my trial? Keep in mind I was in a rush to make it to school which led me to overlook that statement in the contract. Despite that, I feel cheated since I was in a rush (which I will remember for future reference to never sign a contract whenever I'm in a time-tight situation) and the employee seemed to take advantage of the situation.
What would be my options if I were to dispute the charge to my credit card and withhold payment to 24 Hour Fitness?
Thanks in advance!