Just the thought of all their timeshare debt falling onto their kids shoulders one day was disturbing and unsettling for Charlie and Katherine A. This was not something that ever crossed their minds when they agreed to the purchase. In fact, the sales representatives made it seem that their children would benefit from having a paid off vacation property...
Here’s the thing, timeshares are never fully paid off. Charlie and Katherine found this out the hard way. The good news is that their story eventually did have a happy ending, but it was a long road there. The deceptive timeshare industry is constantly putting innocent people through terrible experiences, and now some of them are speaking up.
Hear directly from Charlie and Katherine on their experience through written excerpts below. We have changed or omitted the names of companies and people due to privacy concerns.
“When we were approached by a timeshare salesperson and agreed to go to their presentation, we did not realize we would be spending close to 4 hours there. They originally offered us tickets to a nearby theater play if we came, but once we got there, they just kept dangling the tickets in front of us as they persuaded us into buying a timeshare.”
Nobody wakes up and decides one day that they are going to buy a timeshare. No, it only happens when they are bribed into listening to a sales pitch. Whether it’s tickets to a play, gift cards, or even free resort stays, timeshares are no strangers to unethical methods of persuasion.
“They made it sound easy and affordable and painted this picture of free vacations for life for us. Not once did they mention the maintenance fees. For all we knew, we just had to pay off the mortgage and then the expenses would be over for it. That’s when they bragged about being able to pass it down to our children one day. Obviously, that would be nice but having it paid off was not the case at all!”
With so many of the stories we hear from clients, the lack of knowledge about maintenance fees before buying are way too common in them. Many timeshare salespeople will intentionally leave out important information about maintenance fees, or sometimes, they will not even mention them. If Charlie and Katherine knew the truth about maintenance fees, they would never have agreed to the purchase.
“Owning a timeshare was a horrible experience. We never even used it! It was very limited on where we could go and when we could go. Getting a trip booked was way too difficult, and we were never able to do it. We reached out for help and that cost us another few thousand dollars.”
Charlie and Katherine were then persuaded into an upgrade for their timeshare. They were led to believe that this would fix all their problems. Once again, they were lied to.
“Using the timeshare never got easier, but it still somehow got more expensive. We were already retired and we just did not have those kinds of finances to keep up. We learned that those maintenance fees would never end, and we could not imagine how much debt it would end up being by the time it went to our children. We were terrified about this outcome.”
Fearful that such a hefty financial burden could become the responsibility of their own kids, Charlie and Katherine knew they had to get rid of their timeshare. They reached out to the leading timeshare exit company in the industry, Wesley Financial Group, LLC.
With their help, Charlie and Katherine’s family was officially out of their timeshare agreement and were even relieved of $16,000 in timeshare debt.* They can rest easier at night, now, knowing that they do not have to stress about their timeshare fees anymore.
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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