Who wouldn’t love a discounted Disney World ticket? Stanley C. immediately jumped at the idea of a dream vacation that his family could enjoy, without taking all of his hard-earned money! Or so he thought...
The following is a firsthand, written account about Stanley’s continuously frustrating timeshare experience. We hope his family’s story will help shed a light on the deceptive practices of the timeshare sales industry. Names have been changed or redacted due to privacy concerns.
When Stanley accepted the discounted tickets to Disney World, along with some free gifts, he could have never anticipated the price he’d ultimately pay for that trip. He was told that he’d have to attend a 90 minute presentation, but that didn’t seem like a significant amount of time given that he would have a whole week with his family in Orlando.
That 90 minute meeting soon became about four hours in length, while Stanley also had to face four different pushy timeshare salespeople. He was very obstinate about not purchasing a timeshare at first, but being stuck in that room with all that pressure became a lot for Stanley to handle.
“The 90 minute presentation turned into about four hours of different high pressure sales people offering me reasons why buying a lifelong ownership of vacations would be great for the family. The different resorts and the endless choices they said were available to me made it seem easy and guaranteed.”
Stanley simply wanted to get back to enjoying his family’s vacation, so he purchased what he thought was a simple, straightforward timeshare option. He was told he’d be able to sell or rent out his timeshare, but he quickly found out that neither of these would be viable options for him to cover the excessive costs of the timeshare he’d purchased.
To make things worse, the unthinkable happened: a terrible car accident left him needing multiple, extensive medical surgeries and rehabilitation. This accident, along with the exorbitant timeshare maintenance costs, put Stanley in some extreme financial circumstances. He says that it has been some of the most challenging times of his life.
“I’ve had personal health care problems due to a bad car accident that has forced me to plan life, including any possible vacation time. I’ve had to make financial choices that cut out my vacations. I’ve had surgery on my spine and my shoulder.
I needed somewhere closer to home because of my physical abilities, but they didn’t have anything available. They told me I could easily book vacations anytime, anywhere, but that clearly isn’t the case. After paying all those fees yearly, I felt like l had to use the timeshare when I could. Even after the mortgage, though, the fees just kept adding up.
No one should be forced, financially, to choose vacation OVER health.”
Stanley was fed up and ready to give up on his timeshare altogether, but he later heard an advertisement for Wesley Financial Group, LLC (WFG), on the radio. With some assistance from WFG and some hard work on his part, Stanley is now timeshare-free!* He is now free to plan a family vacation nearby for a much better price.
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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