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Customers scream "Scam!" as True Fitness shut up shop

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Customers scream "Scam!" as True Fitness shut up shop

 

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BANGKOK: -- Thousands of expatriate and Thai fitness customers are screaming for their money back as True Fitness shut operation at two Bangkok locations.

 

A sign at reception yesterday at the company's Exchange Tower operation in Asoke said it was the last day. The firm's other center in Ngam Wong Wan at the Esplanade is also shuttered.

 

Many expats went on forums on Facebook to say they had been scammed with some furious customers having forked out yearly memberships.

 

Calls to the company were being ignored and the company were not commenting on their website.

 

The closure comes just four years after the closure of California Wow left their customers high and dry.

 

Manager quoted insiders as saying that rent and utility bills at Exchange Tower had not been paid. The news media said that receptionists told them that they had not been paid for up to four months.

 

Other staff were simpy not there.

 

Earlier this month customers were concerned when the company said that there had been a "power cut" at their Khae Rai branch and the "air conditioners were broken".

 

Customers were advised to go to Asoke but now it looks as though the comments at Khae Rai may have been a ruse to buy time.

 

True Fitness opened their flagship branch at Asoke in 2006. The facility is on several floors utilizing 50,000 square feet of space.

 

No mention is made of the closure on the company's sign up page.

 

Source: Manager

 
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Why are they closing it? It's a great location and always looked busy

 
Will another company take over the lease and buy the gym's equipment?

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No money in this game unless it is high end price for membership,

or you own the building,

so many have gone the same way, 

 

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4 minutes ago, leeneeds said:

No money in this game unless it is high end price for membership,

or you own the building,

so many have gone the same way, 

 

With how ridiculously high gym memberships are in Thailand, being even way higher than in the Western world, in a city that has a huge amount of people, wages way cheaper than the Western world, how could a gym company not be making a killing?

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This business model doesn't work. Luring members with lifetime membership at dirt cheap price, sooner or later they will run out of money if no more new members. Have seen big fitness companies closing down in Singapore because of this.

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3 minutes ago, shady86 said:

This business model doesn't work. Luring members with lifetime membership at dirt cheap price, sooner or later they will run out of money if no more new members. Have seen big fitness companies closing down in Singapore because of this.

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So how much are these True Fitness memberships?

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And I bet that they were still selling membership packages knowing

they're shutting shops.. only in Thailand....no one got a penny back

from the California  scam and no one will get a penny now...

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30 minutes ago, webfact said:

rent and utility bills at Exchange Tower had not been paid.

now why does this not surprise me ........  :shock1:

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5 minutes ago, ezzra said:

And I bet that they were still selling membership packages knowing

they're shutting shops.. only in Thailand....no one got a penny back

from the California  scam and no one will get a penny now...

imagine if you signed up last week ..... :shock1:    oh well,  forget and move on as you won't be getting the money back .....

 

This happens in Thailand .. this happens everywhere all over the world ...  it's just bad luck

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16 minutes ago, bbi1 said:

With how ridiculously high gym memberships are in Thailand, being even way higher than in the Western world, in a city that has a huge amount of people, wages way cheaper than the Western world, how could a gym company not be making a killing?

because the owners spend up big on themselves and don't pay the bills  ....  !! 

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5 minutes ago, steven100 said:

imagine if you signed up last week ..... :shock1:    oh well,  forget and move on as you won't be getting the money back .....

 

This happens in Thailand .. this happens everywhere all over the world ...  it's just bad luck

You would notify your credit card company and lodge a complaint. The card company will refund you the money.

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1 minute ago, bbi1 said:

You would notify your credit card company and lodge a complaint. The card company will refund you the money.

well i'm not so sure about that as the transaction would have already been processed ....   the bank will not refund you just because the company closed shop.

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5 minutes ago, bbi1 said:

You would notify your credit card company and lodge a complaint. The card company will refund you the money.

No they would not. Its just bad luck/poor research, why the hell should the card company refund you? 

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1 minute ago, smutcakes said:

No they would not. Its just bad luck/poor research, why the hell should the card company refund you? 

Paying for a product/service and not receiving that product/service that you paid for.

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California Wow mark 2, anyone taking out memberships of these places  must have more money than sense

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