Janet B. was the perfect timeshare ‘candidate,’ having never been exposed to the hours-long timeshare meetings that involve intense sales pressure, empty promises and extravagant gifts in order to close the sale. She had no idea what she was walking into.
Below is a written account of how Janet B. was persuaded into purchasing a timeshare. Names of people have been changed and/or redacted for privacy reasons.
“I was gone to the initial purchase meeting for close to four hours--including a tour of the property. I was so impressed that I could bring my dog up to the facility on vacation with me that I let it go to my head. This was my first timeshare experience, and people were coming and going in a large meeting area with cubicles. Everyone seemed quite happy to be there.”
Janet soon realized, however, that the main selling point for her turned out to be the pain point for the timeshare staff.
“Over time, I felt like a pariah having a dog with me. I was repeatedly put on a high floor, which meant walking my dog and myself up and down 80-90 concrete stairs for 2-3 times a day, 7 days a week. I was always given a “dog unit”, and they were never that clean.”
As the years went by and Janet wanted to make the trek out to her timeshare spot less and less, she knew that her timeshare was becoming much more of a hindrance than a vacation opportunity. She tried to rent her timeshare, but it was not as viable as she first thought.
“The location is nice and the people are nice, too, but to have invested close to $37,000 for staying a total of 48 nights at the property is far too expensive. That works out to nearly $775 per night to have stayed at my timeshare that I felt I was stuck in. Who can afford that?
I also have no immediate family to leave the timeshare to. I had intended to leave most of my remaining funds to charity once I pass, but I had since worried that this timeshare would take most of my money originally intended for donation.”
When she felt like she had no other options to escape her timeshare, she heard a Wesley Financial Group, LLC (“WFG”) advertisement on the radio one day. She reached out to us after hearing the radio commercial and we were able to take her on as a client. We worked with her to cancel her timeshare and she is now timeshare free.*
Are you or someone you know stuck in a similar situation as Janet? If so, please feel free to contact us here at WFG. We would love to see if you or someone you know may 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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