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Date Posted: 13:59:55 03/07/03 Fri
Author: Coli
Subject: Re: Price Problem
In reply to: Jen from NJ 's message, "Re: Price Problem" on 13:51:21 03/07/03 Fri

I actually heard from another member in New York City that her club has the 49/59 price point....

My club in the Seattle area is 39/49 just like yours and everything is expensive out here, lets not mention gas...don't get me started...but while there are traditional clubs that are similar in price, services differe and you might get stuck with a limited membership (meaning you can only go on certain days of the week) or you might never get into an actual routine that works. I see a change in my boyfriend who goes to a swanky club that costs almost 100 bucks a month but I can't imagine his workout is nearly as intense as mine and he always wants more time (I drop him off while I go workout). So there are upsides and downsides.

as for the % off, they might usually offer 10% but since you said other clubs offer 20% (that's the discount I got but I've heard it's been dropped to 10%) they were willing to honot that discount in order to get your business.

It is true that MOST clubs are at the 29/39 pricepoint but I believe that more and more are being forced to go higher...it's just a fact of life :(

Have a great workout!
coli

>Hi Bev. Thanks for responding.
>
>I understand your point about higher prices, rent,
>etc., and it would make sense if it were New York City
>or even Princeton, NJ. In Plainsboro, prices are not
>that high. Housing is not expensive. And the space
>they rent is one big room, probably less than 500
>s.f., with a single bathroom in one of the older
>shopping centers in town.
>
>(Young wrote on another post that she is paying $29
>without autodraft - that's a $20 difference with the
>Plainsboro Curves, but I don't know where Young is.)
>
>I intend to join, only I'm wary of the pricing games
>and it makes me a bit mistrustful of them. I kind of
>feel like I'm being suckered.
>
>When I was reading up about it beforehand, the prices
>and policies seemed reasonable and I was anticipating
>a little variation. If it were under $5, I probably
>would not have been phased by it.
>
>Anyway, I plan to give it a shot, but I was really
>disappointed. However, they do have the deal where if
>you bring in a bag of groceries during the week of
>March 17th, they waive the registration fee, so that's
>a break.
>
>
>
>>Jen:
>>
>>Unfortunately New Jersey has the highest cost for just
>>about everything. Therefore, the owners of your
>>Curves is paying higher rent, electricity ect.
>>
>>The monthly cost does seem very high. I guess one
>>must weigh the benefits and determine how much they
>>are willing to pay for what they want to accomplish.
>>
>>If you are not positive Curves is for you, do the
>>month to month until you are sure.
>>
>>All I can say is Curves has made amazing good changes
>>in my weight and my health.
>>
>>Let us know what you decide.

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