Tim and Evelyn H. loved Myrtle Beach, SC, so much that they didn’t honestly take much convincing during their timeshare sales presentation. The area was booming when they purchased the timeshare, so the couple felt that it was a great investment for them and their family.
Below is a word for word account of the timeshare ordeal that Tim and Evelyn experienced. We hope the couple’s written account will enlighten some of the tactics that the timeshare industry often uses on good, unsuspecting people. Names of people have been changed and/or redacted for privacy reasons.
Tim and Evelyn accepted an offer for a free stay at a Myrtle Beach resort for two nights. They were told they’d receive this exclusive stay in exchange for a short, 90 minute presentation. When they arrived at the presentation, though, the couple was soon overwhelmed by enticing offers and several blatant lies from deceptive timeshare sales people. They hadn’t heard much about timeshares before, and they certainly weren’t aware of the many forms a timeshare “opportunity” could take on from a sales team.
“When we got to the meeting, we had one salesperson. Soon, he went and got another sales person to increase the sales pressure.”
This tag team sales approach is all too often used by pushy salespeople, and Tim and Evelyn are just some of the most recent victims of these tactics. This approach allows them to intensify pressure while also compounding the lies so that the timeshare option seems more convincing and made just for you.
“We were told that we could go every month if we wanted to. We thought this would be a great, cheap vacation. We were also told that this was a good investment because we usually couldn’t go on vacations at a nice resort for the same amount of money as the maintenance fees.”
After purchasing the timeshare, Tim and Evelyn soon discovered that booking their timeshare wasn’t as easy as the timeshare sales people had made them believe. They were usually able to book a vacation through their timeshare, but not nearly as often nor exactly when they originally thought.
“We were always able to book a vacation at Myrtle Beach but not always on the dates we wanted. If we exchanged, it was very hard to get dates we wanted and none of the exchanges we made were very nice resorts.”
The couple’s circumstances have changed drastically since they purchased the timeshare, and they are no longer at a point in their lives where they can use their timeshare option anymore.
“We are retired now, and we do not like driving eight hours to get to Myrtle Beach as we are getting older. At this price, we can go a lot closer to home in Florida for something less expensive than our annual fees.”
After hearing a radio advertisement for Wesley Financial Group, LLC (WFG), Tim and Evelyn contacted us to find out if they qualify for our timeshare cancellation services. We have since successfully assisted Tim and Evelyn with escaping their timeshare nightmare!*
If you know someone who’s in timeshare distress and could use our assistance, pass along our phone number below. We would be more than happy 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 cancelled within the time specified in the WFG Enrollment Agreement).
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