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skillstrain con?

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by dazza756, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. dazza756

    dazza756 New Member

    hello hope you're all ok
    not sure where i stand guys was talked into signing up 4 a cisco aa (a+/n+/ccna) bloke told me i'd be able to change my mind in next 2 weeks so i thought fair enough i'll do some research when hes gone and if it doesn't look as great as he said i will change my mind
    anyway i've just looked at the paperwork the credit agreement says i can cancel it yet the course agreement says you can cancel within 7 days only if u haven't done it with the credit (which most people will do cause its interest free) and they charge u £45
    can anyone advise me i don't want 2 give them one penny after everything i've read!!!
  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Get on the phone tomorrow and cancel.

    Not to sound rude but why did you put to pen to paper if you were unsure about the course?
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  3. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

    I imagine the law states that the terms verbally agreed would take precendence over the written contract (I think there's some law about them telling you one thing while the contract says another) BUT can you prove the rep. said two weeks? IE. Was the conversation recorded or do you have witnesses? I doubt you recorded it but there may have been someone there.

    At the end of the day, Sparky asks a perfectly valid question. Also, why didn't you read the contract before signing it? I don't always read T's & C's but when I was signing over four grand to NITLC and made damn sure I did.

    Of course, none of this helps you now. All I can say is I hope you learn from your mistakes. :(

    This is from th UK Government Consumer Direct Site:

    It seems to me you don't have much recourse. Sorry.

    EDIT: Reading the quote again, you might be able to get out of it. Did the rep. leave you a copy of the credit agreement? Did you get the second copy through the post yet? If I read this right, you can cancel it within fives days of receiving the copy. HTH.
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  4. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    Greetings, dazza756. Welcome to CertForums. :)
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  5. law123

    law123 Byte Poster

    Hi and welcome to CF. As far as I know there is such a thing as what is called a cooling off period when you sign something at your own house. Try this site you may find the info there or ust give your local trading standards a phone or try this site they will give you advice. good luck.
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  6. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    Hi Dazza.

    It's not, strictly speaking, a con.
    Every contract has terms and conditions and you ought to be aware of them before you sign 'I accept the terms and conditions', especially if parting with a lot of cash.

    In this case the salesman was wrong, or a bit vague. What if he hadn't mentioned the cancellation period at all? You'd still be stuck.

    I do find it baffling that people can feel that something is so fantastic that it is worth £5,000 one day, then change their mind and not want it at all a couple of days later.

    Sorry, not having a go at you, it's just a general comment.
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  7. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    Hi there and welcome to CF. :)
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  8. Veteran's son

    Veteran's son Megabyte Poster

    Hello :)
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