Why the hate for franchises?

danceronice

Well-Known Member
#21
That would depend on whether the lessons are legally viewed as a commodity to be purchased (so it's like buying a box of Oreos and then trying to return them six months later because you decided not to eat them after all) or whether it's a contract for services provided (in which case you're asking for your money back because you contracted for a service and decided you didn't want it. It's more like paying a contractor to build you a new roof, it never gets done, they shouldn't keep your money when they didn't provide the service.)
 

Larinda McRaven

Site Moderator
Staff member
#22
Depends on the reason it didn't get finished. Contracts are kinda pointless in a lot of states because there are regulations that refunds MUST be given if requested within one year of the purchase date. After that one year... buyers are legally out of luck.
 

MaggieMoves

Well-Known Member
#23
Depends on the reason it didn't get finished. Contracts are kinda pointless in a lot of states because there are regulations that refunds MUST be given if requested within one year of the purchase date. After that one year... buyers are legally out of luck.
Even in a multi-year contract? Or are multi-year contracts even allowed by dance studios? A friend of mine takes lessons at a franchise and buys in bulk... nice to have that kind of budget... and I've warned him against that sort of thing.
 

Mr 4 styles

Well-Known Member
#24
Buying in bulk is great. Once you know it's the product you want. In franchises it's tricky coz the pro could change and that's no Bueno I used to buy 50 lessons at a time from my old pro
 
#25
I personally won't buy more than 5 to 10 private lessons at a time. I'll negotiate the price of 10 (they usually give me 2 free lessons). They won't give me a discount for just 5. I just want to learn from my current instructor and no one else. If she leaves, then I don't get my full value.
 
#32
Maybe I got it confused. We were doing a bit of chatting before our lesson a few months ago (tax season) and she said she was self employed. Maybe she was just talking about her performances and not the dance instructor part.
 

Dance Ads