Eddie and Sandy A. first bought their timeshare nearly 27 years ago. They have enjoyed it pretty regularly since then, but the most recent visit had proven just how little regard their timeshare company had for its most loyal customers.
Below is a firsthand, written account from Eddie and Sandy A. about their continuously frustrating timeshare experience. We hope their 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.
“We had visited the [timeshare resort] with a friend and we were invited to attend a presentation. I declined, but my husband attended. Following the presentation, he returned to our suite and advised that it was such a great deal, the value was good, and that we could celebrate our anniversaries at the resort every year.
He said I had to meet with the sales representative the next day and hear all about it.”
At the meeting, Sandy had little chance or reason to object to all of the lies and positive spin that the timeshare sales representative was telling her. She noted that “everyone was so positive, and we were having a good time at the resort on that trip. They answered all of our questions with information that sounded credible.”
The couple had some bumps in the road when scheduling their reservations for the next few years, but it never reached a point of total frustration until just a few years ago. As they aged, they were looking for ways to cover the costs of the timeshare when they couldn’t use it for whatever reason.
They tried to rent out the unit, but they found that to be just as costly with those ‘recommended third party companies’ as it was to simply pay the maintenance fees. Financially, it wasn’t a much better option, and the hassle of dealing with other companies and renters proved to be just as troublesome.
When they looked for an option to relieve themselves of the financial burden most recently, selling the timeshare seemed just as burdensome as trying to rent out the unit.
“We tried to sell but found all programs to sell were costly, with up front fees and no real refunds after unsuccessful efforts. We listed with three different companies, but all were unsuccessful. In the end, the timeshare held nowhere near the value that we were told it would some time ago.”
On top of all these struggles selling or renting the timeshare, Eddie and Sandy recently learned that their children will inherit the timeshare and all associated costs with it when the couple passes. This ‘inheritance’ will occur with or without any type of written clarification on the matter. Unfortunately, this is a common tactic amongst timeshare companies.
“Everything that we were originally told about this timeshare has been incorrect. They are a liability all around. We have taken other trips which have proven less costly than taking any sort of trips involving this timeshare.”
After some further research, the couple found Wesley Financial Group, LLC (WFG) online. It took some time and real effort on their part, but Eddie and Sandy are now timeshare-free!* 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 and help them out of their timeshare nightmare.
*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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