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Q: What is price for foreigner for one year at Hosafitness in Liaoning International Hotel Haidian?

Different sales people  tell me different price according to who i ask. I also want to know if Chinese and foreigner are charged differently from 2000rmb per year to 4000rmb per year. Liaoning International Hotel has Hosa fitness in basement. Why cant they tell me honest price.?

7 years 33 weeks ago in  Health & Safety - Beijing

 
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Send Chinese to inquire about fitness price.

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Don't just send any Chinese person, a trusted friend only.  I've heard Chinese on the phone when making inquiries mentioning that it's for a foreigner. Racism is too ingrained in their society.

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Yeah, I should add 'friend' to word 'Chinese'surprise or 'don't say, it's for me!'.

I'm seeing it as 'laowai make tone of money in China, so we should pay higher than Chinese', but in the end it's racism. Even, all fights I have to have for my righteous pay by the Contract ....It's alway short, why never extra.?

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Send Chinese to inquire about fitness price.

Englteachted:

Don't just send any Chinese person, a trusted friend only.  I've heard Chinese on the phone when making inquiries mentioning that it's for a foreigner. Racism is too ingrained in their society.

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Yeah, I should add 'friend' to word 'Chinese'surprise or 'don't say, it's for me!'.

I'm seeing it as 'laowai make tone of money in China, so we should pay higher than Chinese', but in the end it's racism. Even, all fights I have to have for my righteous pay by the Contract ....It's alway short, why never extra.?

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What kind of bozo can't figure this out? If they're trying to screw you over, you don't have to go there, go somewhere else. How long have you been in China? There is no foreigner price, Chinese are just racist and will try to charge foreigners more. The proper response to those types of people is the finger and walk away. 

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2,000 RMB a year for an average gym is the going rate.

 

Maybe more in a rich area of a first tier city.

 

If you're paying over 4,000 a year then the place would have to be pretty nice.

 

They gain face for having a handsome foreigner attending their gym. I managed to pay less than my Chinese friends because I told them I was shopping around and there were two other gyms that I was looking at and they were giving me discounts.

 

As with any sort of bargaining with Chinese you must seem disinterested. Show them the money and walk away, they hate that.

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