It all started as an advertised discount trip to the Bahamas for Kelly and Cynthia. What followed, resulted in financial turmoil for this married couple nearing retirement.
The following is a written account from Kelly and Cynthia on their excruciating experience with the timeshare industry and the deceitful tactics used on innocent and unsuspecting people. Names of people and companies have been changed or omitted due to privacy concerns.
“We found an inexpensive trip to the Bahamas in an advertisement for a resort so we registered for it. To get the discounted price, it was required we attend a sales presentation while on the trip. Three hours later, and after negotiating with them for a while, I repeatedly asked to think it over and call them when we got home. We were then told that we would lose the discounted price for our trip if we did that.”
Finally giving in to the salespeople who just wouldn’t quit, Kelly and Cynthia signed up and purchased a timeshare. Shortly after this, they found out all the difficulties that would come with managing this purchase.
“We never had the time to make trips to our timeshare in Florida, so when it was announced the company was opening a resort in nearby Utah, we looked into transferring the property knowing we would use it more at this new location. They allowed this, but it came at a hefty price.”
Maintenance fees are one of the most common lies told when it comes to timeshare salespeople, and this married couple found that out firsthand.
“We were convinced by the salespeople to upgrade when we transferred, and their reasoning was because we could easily rent it out and that would cover our maintenance fees. We attempted to follow this plan as we noticed those fees were increasing every year, but quickly learned this plan was infeasible. Why would anyone rent out our property when the resort itself offers the same for a much more discounted price?”
They didn’t want this costly expense to go to complete waste so they still tried to use it every year when traveling, but were never given access due to availability issues.
“Our timeshare unit just sat there dormant while already paid for and then we also had to pay for the hotels that we actually stayed at on trips. As the maintenance fees climbed, we began looking for a way to get out of our timeshare. This unreasonable expense was causing untold stress on us. We became worrisome about losing our home or being forced into bankruptcy.”
Kelly and Cynthia reached out to Wesley Financial Group, LLC for help, and we were able to assist in freeing them of all financial obligations with their timeshare company.* As they near retirement, they can now focus their finances on more important aspects of their lives.
Does Kelly and Cynthia’s story sound similar to your own? Please feel free to contact us and we would be more than happy to see if you qualify for our timeshare termination services.
*Wesley Financial Group, LLC (“WFG”) develops individualized programs for each client, terminates over 98% 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).