Vicki and Dan J. were offered extravagant gift cards in exchange for their attendance to a presentation about an exclusive vacation opportunity...or so they were told.
Below is a word for word account of the timeshare ordeal that Vicki and Dan J. 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.
Vicki and Dan J. decided to attend a short meeting in order to receive some extravagant gift certificates to local area businesses since they were already on vacation in Myrtle Beach. They sat through that initial meeting for nearly three hours before they were “convinced to pursue the timeshare on a trial basis,” said Vicki. Their friend was also interested in the timeshare and had attended the meeting with them, but decided to back out of the agreement during the initial rescission period of the timeshare.
When the couple attended a second owners’ meeting about upgrading their timeshare option several years after the initial purchase, they were told that they could spend vacations in other locations besides their usual Myrtle Beach...if only they’d upgrade.
“We were told that if we upgraded, we could travel to other places like Charleston, SC, where I’d always tried to go but could never get a reservation. We were persuaded to use a new, exclusive credit card from [timeshare company] to make the minimum down payment for the upgrade. A follow up presentation later revealed that we were not at that higher level.”
Although they were able to use their timeshare at Myrtle Beach, the couple’s regularly-billed fees kept creeping up while the timeshare’s availability was shrinking every year. They also experienced quite unpleasant experiences during the times they were able to use certain timeshare property locations.
“We visited several locations that didn’t provide a clean, peaceful experience for us and that has left us very weary to travel to anymore properties owned by [timeshare company]. One time, I had to sweep the unit as soon as we arrived, and when I showed the front desk we had to get housekeeping involved. I didn’t feel comfortable staying in the unit after that, and I don’t understand why we paid thousands of dollars to have to clean our own unit when we arrived.”
The couple has since tried to escape their timeshare, once unsuccessfully. Vicki says that they were not informed of the rising maintenance fees associated with the timeshare, and she says that the constant anxiety of trying to book a trip through the timeshare company has not been worth what they’ve paid for the timeshare over time.
After finding and working with us here at Wesley Financial Group, LLC (WFG), Vicki and Dan J. have been able to successfully eliminate their timeshare and the crippling anxiety that comes with it!*
“We have relieved ourselves and our children of the financial burden that had continued to grow thanks to Wesley Financial Group. We were worried about the rising maintenance fees that came with the timeshare. We are so happy to return to enjoying vacations in the way they were intended to be: relaxing, peaceful and fun!”
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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