When you purchase a marine membership, you are buying the right to future use of a marine recreational area or of a watercraft such as a boat, houseboat, yacht or ship. Similarly, with a campground membership, you and your guests can look forward to enjoying a particular camping facility. You should exercise the same care and caution in selecting a marine or campground membership as you would before entering into any type of contract.
At the time of your purchase, under Georgia law you must be furnished a notice stating that you have seven business days to cancel the contract [O.C.G.A. Section 10-1-393(b)(17)]. On the cancellation form provided, the seller should include his or her contact information so that you will know where to send your cancellation request. The notice will be a separate page from the contract and should read as follows:
Notice to the Seller:
Please read this form completely and carefully. It contains valuable cancellation rights. The seller or sellers may cancel this transaction at any time prior to 5:00 P.M. of the tenth day following receipt of this notice. This cancellation right cannot be waived in any manner by the seller or sellers.
If you should cancel the agreement by the seven-day deadline, the seller has to return your money within 30 days of your request. A seller who did not provide you with this notice or does not cancel your membership as required has violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act. Please report any violations to the Georgia Department of Law's Consumer Protection Division.