Do NOT Subscribe to FLOBIKES!

by editors on October 2, 2020

Flobikes is advertising itself as the best way to watch the Giro d’ Italia in the USA. Only $12.50 a month, they say. Cancel anytime, they say. What they don’t say is that they will immediately charge your credit card for $150 for a year subscription, and when you try to cancel your subscription, they won’t give you your money back. They keep your money and say they won’t charge you for the upcoming year. Here’s how they word it on their FAQ:

When you cancel your subscription, you will retain Pro access until the end of your billing period. During that time you will continue to have access to the entire FloSports network on the web and through our mobile and TV apps across 25+ sports. To see when your subscription will end, click Manage on the subscription page in account settings.

In other words, they appear to allow monthly subscriptions at $12.50 a month and infer that you can unsubscibe anytime, when in reality you’re paying $150 immediately and not getting any of it back no matter when you decide to cancel. It is a classic bait and switch and while nothing on the site is technically incorrect they do their best to hide what they are doing at every single page of their website.

Be warned. If you want to watch Flobikes be ready to pay $150 immediately. If not, DO NOT DO IT!

[Link: Better Business Bureau & Truth In Advertising]

Bernard Parent December 16, 2020 at 6:46 am

Totally agree with you, they rip you off of 150 $. That is a shame.

Neil Donnelly May 13, 2021 at 3:49 pm

they are a mess

Leon Fainstein September 2, 2021 at 11:32 am

I got scammed Too! Though it was for 1 month got a bill for $150. contacted Flobikes they say they cant find my account. The website doesn’t let you delete your card ether.

Jane Tremblay September 27, 2021 at 11:25 am

they use to let you put your subscription on hold. I did it in 2020, I just went to do it for this year and they no longer have the offer. sucks

Chris Goggins June 30, 2023 at 2:40 pm

Total garbage!!

They advertise their monthly rate everywhere but…THERE IS NO MONTHLY RATE!!!! You pay up front for a year and there is no other option.

I asked for a partial refund after last year’s tour and they never replied.

George Fouriezos July 3, 2023 at 5:48 am

I was taken by their scam. At 12.50 for the month with the promise of cancelling any time I signed up at the beginning of July to watch the tour. At the end of the tour, I cancelled and was told my subscription would not be renewed when it came due 11 months later. They kept the $150. No question in my mind, this is pure deceit.

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