Dan and Sandy C. were simply enjoying a family reunion at a nice hotel when they were approached about attending a short, one hour meeting in exchange for a free, deluxe breakfast and a $250 gift card.
Below is a written account of how Dan and Sandy were deceived into purchasing a timeshare. Names of people have been changed and/or redacted for privacy reasons.
When Dan and Sandy C. agreed to attend the timeshare meeting, they had no idea it would be so intimidating or overwhelming. During the meeting, the couple repeatedly told the timeshare sales team that they were uninterested in any such purchase as a timeshare. After nearly three hours in the meeting, Sandy recalls the point where she was somewhat convinced that she could make the timeshare work for their family.
“They told me I could exchange my points in the point system for any property at any location around the world. They told me it would be very easy to do so.”
The couple decided to purchase the timeshare, but they soon found themselves within the claws of their timeshare company. Sandy realized the timeshare company’s game early on in the process when she tried to book a reservation with them.
“What I soon found out was that the exchanges where we wanted to go were very seldom available for exchange, but I could always seem to find availability if I paid extra. Even during the few times when I did use the points exchange, I was charged additional fees upon check out.
A real eye opening experience came when we looked at using the timeshare points outside the U.S., it was cost prohibitive. It didn’t take us long to figure out that the timeshare didn’t hold any real value, but we were at a loss to get rid of it.”
Dan and Sandy were able to use their timeshare a few times after struggling with booking, but their struggles didn’t end there. Sandy recalls a somewhat terrifying experience when they first arrived at their timeshare unit for vacation.
“We had been in our room for one or two hours when we heard the door open and people just walked right in. Needless to say, it was somewhat frightening. The front desk had checked another family into our room. When we called down and told them what had happened, there was no real concern or an attempt to even apologize for what had happened. This was truly a safety issue that should’ve been addressed. Who knows whom else this happened to?”
The couple had truly become frustrated with the timeshare, and they soon contacted us here at Wesley Financial Group, LLC (WFG).
“We were tired of paying for something that has limited value but was presented as something with great value, especially since it was represented as a property that could be passed on as an inheritance and a great investment. After finding out that fees go on forever, this is not a burden I would like to pass on to my children.”
With assistance from WFG, Dan and Sandy are now able to vacation wherever they like without worrying about booking debacles or constant timeshare sales pressure!*
Are you or someone you know stuck in a similar situation with your timeshare? If so, please feel free to contact us here at WFG. We would love to see if you or a friend 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 cancelled within the time specified in the WFG Enrollment Agreement).
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