Planet Beach Tanning Spa Franchising Corp

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Planet Beach Franchisee

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Sep 18, 2007
Warning - DO NOT BECOME A PLANET BEACH Tanning Spa franchisee.
They took my $30,000 franchise fee under false pretense. The company breeched their contract with me, then refused to refund my fee. The CEO refused to even respond to me. Apparently, they think that because they a large company, they don't have to do what is morally & ethically right.
The company is not a member of the Better Business Bureau. They have had numerous unresolved complaints.
Ack

AOL

#2 Feb 18, 2008
Hello,
Nice to know that someone else was robbed their money and screwed over and mislead by Planet Beach all of the same happened to me. How can they get away with this.
disgusted

United States

#3 Jul 22, 2008
seems more of a cult than a company- don't work for a location either unless you want your paychecks to bounce, then be told its your fault.
One day soon maybe someone will be smart enough to audit them
Alicia

Owatonna, MN

#4 Dec 3, 2008
I had to cancel my membership and went in and signed the document ending the membership. Now they claim I never signed a document and can't find and I'm still being charged. DON'T patronize any Planet Beach.
Kevin Campbell

Pompano Beach, FL

#5 Jan 5, 2009
Do not use Planet Beach!! I have canceled my membership and I am still being charged. I sent in a complaint with the BBB and they failed to respond. They Suck!! If any attorney wants to do a class action please contact me Kevin407@gmail.com
Paul

Dedham, MA

#6 Mar 9, 2009
I Love Planet Beach
Tina

United States

#7 Apr 10, 2009
Paul wrote:
I Love Planet Beach
I love Planet Beach too! They have the best offerings by far for clients, and as long as you are doing your part to get YOUR location open... you can make great money and be very successful. Read it before you sign it. Sounds like the individuals above didn't do their research.
steven

Naples, FL

#8 Apr 15, 2009
Not true, till you have been there ,and gone thru there lies. and sunk you life savings into something cannot make it ! Out of the 355 spa's in the chain only about 40 make any $$$.
Susan

Gonzales, LA

#9 Jun 27, 2009
planet beach is a total rip off and full of lies.
these people are in out to get you. The company is a total hoax!! don't be fooled!! I was a member and other planet beaches would not let me tan and I am a member, they put each other down how bad the other planets beaches are, it is crazy!! only 2 locations I have been to were actually nice and I liked the beds they were new
and other planet beaches put them down, whats up they are a cult!!
JPR

New Orleans, LA

#10 Jul 15, 2009
Planet Beach is a wonderful company, concept and business. 99% of people out there would agree. Sometimes you just cannot make everyone happy.
cantfoolme

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#11 Jul 18, 2009
JPR wrote:
Planet Beach is a wonderful company, concept and business. 99% of people out there would agree. Sometimes you just cannot make everyone happy.
Ofcourse you are from the corporate office. I see New Orleans on your address. What else are you going to say.
Kassy

Canada

#12 Jul 20, 2009
I love planet beach and everyone in Canada loves it
cantfoolmeeither

Orlando, FL

#13 Jul 26, 2009
JPR is a corporate employee. The company does suck! I'm a franchisee so I speak from experience. it's the worst business decision I ever made. All this company wants to do is invent new ways to get in your pocket. Currently in the process of trying to steal another 199.00 per mo from us under the guise of increased technology. Do not do business with Planet Beach!!
bob

The Colony, TX

#14 Aug 1, 2009
I love how people who own their own business encourage people not to come to it....AMAZING...and then they wonder how come they aren't successful...which also makes me wonder how someone so stupid came up with the money to own their own business in the first place.
ex franchisee

Naples, FL

#15 Aug 9, 2009
The ones complaining are right. PB is a rip off because of them I'm out of business. I got no support, no help of any kind. they just said keep giving away free services. It's true only about 27 of the 300 plus stores make any money. Do not buy a franchise from P B
another ex- franchisee

United States

#16 Sep 6, 2009
Stay far away. Huge rip-off and no support. JPR is an overpaid "as he puts it consultant", who reads lots of books written by other people and regurgitates whats he's read and then patronizes it as his own. They nickle and dime you on EVERYTHING to the point its impossible to be profitabel.
acap84

United States

#17 Sep 10, 2009
I think it is more funny that people have all these websites that they can express their feelings because this is suppose to be a free county that you can do that, but then the minute someone post something one person disagrees with everyone goes nuts... whats the point of it? I mean NO ONE IS PERFECT AND NO ONE IS ALWAYS GOING TO AGREE WITH EVERYONE ABOUT EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME.... Thats the facts so and we all know that so just give it up! There are how many people in the whole world... Well if 35 on this website don't like Planet Beach I am sure that no one really know, nor do they care. SORRY for you disdainment but thats the facts. Good luck in your future investments.=D
Allison

Calgary, Canada

#18 Jan 6, 2010
Kassy wrote:
I love planet beach and everyone in Canada loves it
I too am from Canada and I am having major problems with Planet Beach. I cancelled my membership months ago and am still being charged. Every time I go in to try and get my money back they tell me that there is only one person who can do refunds and - guess what - she is never there! The people working there always tell me that they have called the owner and left messages and that the owner will call me back. That has yet to happen and I continue to be charged. Not everyone in Canada loves Planet Beach.
lawman

Ottawa, Canada

#19 Jan 12, 2010
JPR wrote:
Planet Beach is a wonderful company, concept and business. 99% of people out there would agree. Sometimes you just cannot make everyone happy.
LOLOLOL....can you say civil suit......get ready
Ex pb manager

United States

#20 Jan 21, 2010
All you have to do is stop payment on the automatic draft. They may say they will send you to collections but in my 7 years of having worked there they never had any type of collections service. After they have to pay returned check fees they will cancel you out of their system. Hope this helps.

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