As a high school principal, Janice Z. is accustomed to awkward and tense situations. What she could’ve never anticipated, though, was the amount of tension and aggressiveness from the timeshare sales team during her first timeshare presentation.
The following is a firsthand, written account about Janice’s deceptive timeshare experience. We hope her 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.
Janice’s first experience with a timeshare sales presentation occurred when she and her husband were offered free tickets to Disney World for the couple and their two children. She’d heard of this timeshare company before, but she’d only ever heard of them when it came to popular hotel stays...certainly not deceptive timeshare sales.
When she and her family arrived at the timeshare sales meeting, Janice specifically remembers key points made by the sales team that convinced her the timeshare could be a good purchase.
“We were told during the presentation that we could rent it out or sell it if we ever wanted out. We were told that we could go to any of the resorts during a specific time or pay a fee for off times. This was never the case; the time we’d bought was always booked, even when I tried booking a year in advance. We were also not given information on the random fees that increased constantly--monthly and yearly.”
Janice has held onto this timeshare for nearly 10 years, and she and her family began to struggle making these outrageous payments to the timeshare company when both Janice and her husband developed cancer after retirement. On top of a fixed income, the couple was having to make financial sacrifices that no couple should ever have to make during retirement. Especially, for a financial obligation like a timeshare, which they hardly ever used during their 10 years of ownership!
“Being free of this financial struggle would allow us to vacation on our own. Since we’ve had to keep up with payments, we haven’t been able to enjoy retirement, which is the opposite of what was presented to us at the sales presentation.”
Janice remembers just how long they’ve been looking for a way out of their timeshare: eight years! The couple had been hoping, researching and praying for a way out of this nightmare so that they could fully enjoy their golden years together and with their grandchildren. One day, while searching online, Janice’s husband began reading reviews for Wesley Financial Group, LLC (WFG). After some hard work and dedication on their part, along with the assistance of WFG, Janice and her husband successfully cancelled their timeshare and were relieved of nearly $12,000 in timeshare mortgage debt!*
“Once we signed with WFG, it took 9 months to settle and be completely free of this timeshare. We enjoyed the hassle-free solution to our problem. WFG stayed in contact and made the necessary arrangements to get the release we needed.”
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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