This couple was just trying to enjoy a nice vacation on a cruise when they were pulled aside by timeshare salespeople. What transpired after that encounter was years of financial distress and turmoil for Randy and Martha. They owned a timeshare for 15 years and never even used it once...
Fortunately, they were eventually able to escape this nightmare. Knowing that so many others go through similar situations, Randy and Martha didn’t want their story to go unheard. Here are written excerpts from them directly touching on their experiences as timeshare owners. Names of companies and people have been changed or omitted due to privacy concerns.
“We were on a cruise years ago when we were approached by a timeshare sales rep. They promised us a dinner and a $100 gift card to go and listen to their short presentation. We already felt like we couldn’t get away from them and they just kept pushing it, so we went. It lasted over 4 hours! They told us all these great things about timeshares but for some reason, none of them came true for us!”
Randy and Martha were led to believe that their timeshare would be much more than it actually was. For example, they were never made aware of the maintenance fees, so you can imagine their shock when they found out these fees were due annually and would increase each time.
“We’ve only ever had modest incomes, but we pride ourselves on always paying our bills on time and being smart with our finances. That all changed with a timeshare. It got more expensive every single year and before too long, we could just not keep up with it anymore and started to fall behind. Owning a timeshare was financially straining to say the least.”
Maintenance fees can be a dealbreaker for timeshare owners. These costs grow higher and higher annually and they have no end in sight. Even if you have fully paid off your timeshare, you will still be held responsible for these fees every year. That’s where Randy and Martha were at.
“We never got to use the timeshare. It was already taking away so much of our money, we weren’t sure if we’d have enough to spend on vacation. But the real reason we never used it was because of how difficult it was to do so. We could never book the weeks that worked for us. We worked 9-5 jobs and could only take off certain times a year, but no matter how far out we planned, we could never get anything booked at that timeshare.”
When Randy and Martha reached out to us at Wesley Financial Group, LLC, we couldn’t believe how long they had endured this financial burden without even being able to make use of it. It was obvious the couple needed help and they found it here. Randy and Martha are now timeshare-free and enjoying being able to vacation on their own terms.*
“Working with WFG was a blessing! We are so grateful for their help because we don’t think we could’ve done it without them. Now we can get our finances back on track and we can actually vacation too!”
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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