When Arthur and Rebecca W. were first introduced to timeshares, it was through a 4-hour long presentation of non-stop pushing by salespeople. The timeshare salespeople got the best of them that day, and it was costly. Not only that, but they continued to pressure Arthur and Rebecca over the years to upgrade. They got the best of them a few more times before the couple finally broke free.
All within less than a decade, this couple was pressured into a timeshare purchase and two upgrades. Each time, the upgrade was double the cost of the last one. It was not long at all before Arthur and Rebecca found themselves deep into timeshare debt. This is not an uncommon story and feeling like many could relate to it, Arthur and Rebecca decided to share their timeshare experience. Names of companies and people have been changed or omitted due to privacy concerns.
“We were extremely pressured each time we talked to those timeshare salespeople. The first time we sat there for hours declining every single offer they made. Every time we declined, they’d send in someone else. We must have gone through five or so salespeople before we finally gave in. The last one had dropped the price considerably, and we were so beat down by that point we just said yes to get out of there.”
Arthur and Rebecca thought this would be the end of their experiences with these salespeople, but they would have numerous encounters over the next few years.
“Almost everytime we could stay at the resort, they would tell us we had to attend an owners meeting, but really it was just another sales pitch from them. We were always being told we needed to upgrade our timeshare even though we were not having issues. They would say we’d see increases in our maintenance fees if we did not eventually upgrade. So that was how they got us the second time. This time it also cost twice as much as the initial purchase.”
Despite doubling in cost, Arthur and Rebecca never noticed any benefits in their timeshare from the upgrade. Supposedly it was meant to help them with booking more easily. Ask Rebecca about that, and she begs to differ.
“It got so difficult to use the timeshare! We could never book anything we wanted even when it was over a year in advance. I would have to sit on the phone with customer service for a couple of hours just to get anything booked for us. I don’t know why the upgrade made it so much more difficult when it should have done the opposite.”
Once they expressed these complaints to the resort staff, they were once again whisked away to an “owners meeting.” And again, they got the couple for another upgrade...
Luckily, this was the last time. No, that doesn’t mean that the upgrade worked. It made the timeshare an even bigger issue, but it inspired Arthur and Rebecca to reach out for help!
When they got word that a leading company in the timeshare exit industry, Wesley Financial Group, LLC, could help them with their situation, they jumped to it. Great decision, too, because not only did they terminate their timeshare agreement, but they also relieved the couple of $17,000 in mortgage and maintenance debt!*
If you know anyone with a similar timeshare experience to Arthur and Rebecca’s, 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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