I signed a personal services agreement on April 30 at the sellers place of business in MD. They were to provide me with 7 referral dates as part of the agreement. They spent 2 hrs interviewing me & taking down information to qualify me for their date matching program. it was high pressure in that I had to sign on to one of their programs their at the office. if I declined I would not have another change to enter into this program. I did in fact sign & paid by credit card $1400 for this program. Later that evening I began having 2nd thoughts about it & decided to call them & let them know I didn't want to start the program. They said there is no refund once you've signed the contract & states so in the agreement. My desire is to pay for the 2 hrs of interview & computer matching time as a fair pmt for getting out of the contract. I was supposed to go onto their website answer some additional criteria & then they would send me the 1st referral date. I did not do this because I wanted out of the contract. I believe they're incorporated in Florida. I was figuring 4 hrs @ $75 per hour would be a fair price for the service they rendered. Do I have a shot at not having to stay in this contract & pay for the service partially rendered? I am a 67 yr old senior citizen in case that would be helpful!
Is this something I could take to small claims court & not hire a lawyer if I personally write a letter of rescension to negotiate for the partial services rendered.
How do i file this claim & would it be in MD or FL?
Any idea on the cost to hire the process server?
In the agreement they agree to arbitrate any disputes arising out of this agreement. The venue to be in Tampa, FL . and governed by the FL arbitration code.
I guess this means i would have to file this claim there?
So what would you do if you were me?
I guess not. How would I threaten them in the letter? Is there a time limtation to do this, like 3 days or something like that?
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