QLD Gym Membership - Incorrect Direct Debit Amount?

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SMCT

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11 October 2014
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If a company enters an incorrect amount for a direct debit payment situation, as in an ongoing gym membership (Less than it was supposed to be), would the gym member be liable to pay the difference when the error was discovered?
 

Tim W

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28 April 2014
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As a general rule, you have to pay the amount you contracted for.
Them making a typo does not amount to re-negotiating the fee.
 

Sarah J

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Yes, I agree with Tim. You will mostly likely be asked to pay for the difference when the error is found out. Think of it this way, if the gym had deducted more than what was contracted, you would want them to rectify the error by refunding you the extra amount and honour the original contract price once you discovered the error.