Dan and Susie had busy lives between work, aging parents that needed attention and young kids who were active in the community. So when the couple was offered a free, luxurious dinner in exchange for 90 minutes of their time for a presentation, they decided to take up the offer.
The following is a firsthand, written account about Dan & Susie's frustrating timeshare experience. We hope their 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.
When they attended the free dinner, Dan and Susie had allotted a normal amount of time for a dinner and ‘short’ presentation. They had no idea that the presentation would last just over six hours, nor that they would be leaving as timeshare owners.
“They sold us a week in March, which we originally told them we couldn’t do. The salesman then told us we could always do an exchange to get the week we want. We had no clue then that it would never happen.”
During their first year of ownership, Dan and Susie were fortunately able to use their timeshare. However, the couple quickly encountered the usual ‘lack of availability’ by their second year of ownership. They’d tried several times since that first year, but they’ve been unsuccessful. The worst part? The first year that they successfully booked the timeshare was over 15 years ago!
This ‘lack of availability’ is all too common with timeshare resort companies. There is practically no ‘honeymoon phase’ in your lifelong marriage to a timeshare agreement, so it’s wise to expect constant bumps in the road. Dan and Susie’s situation proved to be no different as the years went by, and they were unable to ever really enjoy their timeshare after the first visit.
“What we thought was a wonderful thing for our family has turned into a nightmare! This has been just a big disappointment.
Our kids have also told us that they don’t want the timeshare nor the financial burden of the maintenance fees. They’ve seen us struggle to even get to use the timeshare over the years, so they know they would never be able to get in even if they wanted to.”
Frustrated with the lack of availability for nearly two decades, the couple decided to jump into action and find an effective company that could help them escape this timeshare nightmare.
Dan and Susie then reached out to us here at Wesley Financial Group, LLC (WFG), and after some persistence, the couple is now timeshare free! * They can now fully enjoy vacations within a reasonable budget and not waste a penny of their money or another minute of their time worrying about a timeshare again.
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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