What started out as a fun trip to Vegas turned into the beginning of a timeshare nightmare for Chloe and her boyfriend. The following includes a word for word account of the timeshare situation Chloe and her boyfriend were thrown into. We hope reading about their story will help enlighten a few of the tactics and strategies the timeshare industry tends to use on innocent customers. The names of people and entities have been changed or removed due to privacy concerns.
“When my boyfriend and I went to Las Vegas, we were confronted by a sales representative in a casino lobby. They asked us to come to a presentation and told us that if we did they would give us tickets, money to gamble, and more free things to enjoy while in Las Vegas. We decided it wouldn't hurt. They then took us on a shuttle to a different resort.”
By now, the sales staff has successfully cornered Chloe and her boyfriend. Next, they will attempt to woo them over with all the so-called benefits of a timeshare.
“They took us to a room full of people and had us sit down to watch a presentation. The presentation showed us reasons that timeshares were a good idea. They said that if you liked to travel, purchasing a timeshare was the way to go because it would be cheaper. They showed us pictures of sister resorts and all of the different places that we could go. This presentation was about an hour long. After the presentation, one of the workers took my boyfriend and I on a tour of the resort. He showed us the different areas and the types of rooms. This part of the presentation took about another hour.”
Feeling like their time in Vegas has already been wasted, Chloe’s patience was running thin. Even after repeatedly showing no interest the sales staff would be persistent.
“After we finished our tour, they took us to another room. This is where he asked if we were interested in buying a timeshare. We responded with ‘well it all depends on how much it costs.’ The original price that he gave was around $20,000. We laughed and said that we definitely could not afford that. He then went to talk to his manager, and came back with another offer. He said his manager could drop the price to $14,000. We said that was still not something we could do.”
Even after saying no twice, the sales representatives are still not going to give up hope just yet. This is where Chloe started to feel the pressure. More sales members kept coming back to their table, making them feel the heat. After a final offer of $9,000 was made, the couple explained they would need some time to talk it over. The sales rep then came back saying that Chloe had to sign quickly or she’d lose the deal.
“He did tell me there were annual maintenance fees, but he did not verbally tell me they would go up every year. He sat me down with another lady, and that is where I finished the paperwork. They took us outside and took a picture to celebrate my purchase. This entire part took 1-2 hours. We did get tickets to a show and vouchers to play at the machines. However, the cruise vouchers that we got never worked when I went to redeem them. I called to complain, and they said there was nothing they could do.”
Fortunately, Chloe reached out to Wesley Financial Group, LLC and we were able to assist her in terminating her timeshare agreement.* This helped rid her and her boyfriend of the unnecessary stress and anxiety that she was dealing with. Not to mention that Chloe currently suffers from a medical condition that has proven costly to her finances.
If you know someone who could potentially use our services, pass along our phone number below. We would be more than happy to see if they qualify for our timeshare termination services.
*Wesley Financial Group, LLC (“WFG”) develops individualized programs for each client, terminates over 98% 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 cancelled within the time specified in the WFG Enrollment Agreement).
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