Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.: Why you should be careful when you sign up for free trials.

Why you should be careful when you sign up for free trials.

We see lots of offers for free trials. It is a good marketing strategy for businesses because it gives consumers the opportunity to try the service . However we should read the fine print if we decide to take advantage of free trials.

Most companies ask for our credit card information up front. If we have a 30 day trial and do not cancel within the time , we will be charged and may not notice it till we receive the bill .

Depending on the terms of the contract you may end up paying for an entire year or atleast for the numer of months that it took fo you to ealize that you forgot to cancel.

I learned a lesson many years ago when I got 10 books for $1/ and found that I signed up for a book club and they sent me books every month . It took me some time before I got out of that one. I had to pay shipping costs for books that I did not want to buy and had to buy a minimum number of books that year.

If you sign up for free trials write down the date in your calendar so you know when you can either decide to continue or cancel.

 

 

When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.

Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsGita Bantwal • August 30 2012 05:53AM

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Thank you for the great education. I learned so much from your post.
Posted by Lucas Taylor (Keller Williams Miami Beach ) about 6 years ago

Lucas, Thank you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 6 years ago

I hate the not so free free trials, I usually end up hanging up the phone I hate being rude but they do not understand the kindness of Please do not send, I am really not interested kind of language...

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) about 6 years ago

Caron, I have a problem hanging up the phone and try to be polite but after awhile it gets to be annoying.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 6 years ago

Gita, I don't even like getting phone calls after the "free trial" I wish they would understand "NO" means NO. I fell for this when I was in HS with some tapes from Columbia Records and it took forever to make them stop.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) about 6 years ago
Beth, I remember seeing offers for tapes too. Glad I only bought the books. It was difficult enough.
Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 6 years ago

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