When Ben and Lacy were offered a free trip to Hawaii using their friends’ timeshare, the couple had no idea that they would have to attend a presentation in their friends’ place since they were in attendance that week. They weren’t sure of just what the presentation would entail, but they decided that the trip would be worth the hassle of the presentation.
The following is a firsthand account about Ben and Lacy’s deceptive timeshare experience. We hope their 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.
Ben and Lacy could’ve never anticipated the hefty price tag that came with their ‘free’ trip to Hawaii using a friend’s timeshare. The overall costs? Hours of their time that day and thousands of wasted dollars over the course of the next several years of their lives.
“We had no intention to purchase a timeshare. We were required to attend a ‘sales presentation’, which we were told would last no longer than 90 minutes. After that we were assigned to a sales person, and that’s when he tried to get us to buy in. The sale was hard and we were told we had to make a decision right then and there, or the offer that they presented would no longer be available. We went back and forth for two hours.”
The couple ended up purchasing the timeshare in Hawaii, but the hardest sale came when Ben and Lacy chose to reserve a vacation in Branson, MO, through the timeshare company. This is when they endured the hardest sales tactics and pushiest personalities.
“We had just driven from Houston, TX, to Branson, and we were exhausted but had to attend the scheduled meeting. Otherwise we would incur a substantial cost or have to pay for the resort if the meeting was missed, according to [the timeshare company.]
We were strongly encouraged to transfer from Hawaii to Branson because our maintenance fees would be less. It was never mentioned that we could lose reservation priority in the Hawaii properties.
We ended up transferring to Branson and buying additional points. We were told with additional points we could be upgraded to another status, allowing us more benefits and we would never have to sit through an informational meeting again.”
Although the couple had upgraded ‘status’ with the timeshare company, it became abundantly clear that this status had nothing to do with the quality of the properties they reserved. Furthermore, Ben and Lacy ‘s upgrades were set to expire (another point that the timeshare sales people didn’t tell them), so they were unable to use the points they thought that they’d purchased in the first place!
Completely frustrated with their timeshare, Ben and Lacy knew that something needed to be done about the thousands of dollars they continued to waste on this fruitless venture. Lacy began researching timeshare exit opportunities, and they found Wesley Financial Group, LLC (WFG), online. They read WFG’s thousands of verified reviews and reached out to us to see if they qualify for WFG’s assistance.
Once the couple qualified and began the termination process, Ben and Lacy were able to escape their timeshare with some assistance from WFG!* The couple is now able to fully enjoy their vacations without the hassle of informational meetings, thousands of wasted dollars and constant headaches...also known as true paradise!
If you or anyone you know has experienced a similar situation with your timeshare company, please feel free to pass our phone number along to them. We’d love to see if you qualify for our timeshare termination services. Or you can click here to receive your own FREE Timeshare Exit Info Kit!
*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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