As travel enthusiasts, Alex and Eddie were excited to travel to the exotic Hawaiian Islands for the first time since they began traveling as a married couple nearly 18 years ago. What made this first trip to Hawaii different, though, was the couple’s first exposure to the world (albeit caged) of timeshares...
The following is a firsthand, written account about Alex and Eddie W.'s deceptive timeshare experience. We hope the couple’s story will help shed a light on the distrustful practices of the timeshare sales industry. Names have been changed or redacted due to privacy concerns.
“My husband, Eddie, and I like to take vacations several times a year. The majority of our vacations in our 18 years together have been cruises. Eddie had lived in Hawaii for six months at some point before we met, and he loved it there. So we decided to take a vacation to Hawaii and booked a stay in Waikiki Beach. That’s when it all started…” says Alex.
Alex notes that each time they sat through a timeshare sales presentation to either alter or cancel their timeshare altogether, the meetings took anywhere from 4.5 to 6 hours before the couple could ever leave. Furthermore, the meetings usually ended up costing Alex and Eddie a lot more money.
“Each owner ‘update’ meeting, they would bait us with all the points we could get by upgrading, the endless possibilities of vacations, etc. If we hesitated, they would bring in someone of ‘higher authority’ to convince us that we could afford it (usually by fast-talking the programs and points).”
The couple tried to sell the timeshare back to its original company, but they had no such luck. They researched some options online to sell the timeshare, but they quickly realized that thousands of other owners were attempting to sell their timeshares for pennies on the dollar as well. Pretty quickly they realized just how worthless their timeshare was!
As Eddie’s health began declining, while the couple had to maintain their exorbitant timeshare payment, Alex knew that the couple had to find a way out. They were locked into their timeshare agreement for nearly six years before they heard an advertisement on the radio for Wesley Financial Group, LLC (WFG).
Owing nearly $224,000 on their timeshare mortgage and associated fees, the couple decided to take a chance and use WFG to cancel their timeshare. With our assistance and nearly 14 months of persistence on the couple’s part, Alex and Eddie are now timeshare free!*
“EVERYONE that we were in contact with from WFG was very enthusiastic and confident that they could help us end our timeshares, even though ours wasn’t a cut and dry situation. We felt that the size of the debt would prevent most from wanting to work with us.
We are very much satisfied with the results of our working with WFG. They delivered on their promise!”
If you know anyone with a similar timeshare experience, please feel free to pass our phone number along to them. We’d love to see if they qualify for our timeshare termination services.
*Wesley Financial Group, LLC (“WFG”) develops individualized programs for each client, terminates over 97% of their client’s timeshare relationships, and, in certain circumstances, obtains a refund of some or all of the timeshare purchase price. Actual results depend on each client’s distinct case and no specific outcome is guaranteed (although WFG does offer a 100% money-back guarantee if the timeshare is not canceled within the time specified in the WFG Enrollment Agreement).
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