John and Candice were sold on the idea that their timeshare could be “flexible” and they could vacation anywhere. While their purchase of the timeshare was fairly simple, the couple soon discovered the complexities that come with timeshare ownership.
The following is a written account from John and Candice W. on their time spent as timeshare owners and why they regret every bit of it. We hope their story will shed a light on the wrongdoings so prevalent within the timeshare industry. Names of people and places have been changed or redacted for privacy reasons.
When they attended a timeshare sales presentation in Scottsdale, Arizona, John and Candice were told a plethora of exaggerated lies about owning a piece of paradise in their timeshare purchase.
“The salesman focused his efforts on the idea of timeshare exchanges. He really talked up the ability to exchange our ‘cheaper’ points with a lesser known company, like them, in order to stay in higher end timeshare resorts.
We were also given an additional three day, two night stay anywhere in their global network for free, which we were never able to use! We were definitely pressured, but when we showed interest they talked up the exchange angle. We really thought it was a great deal because he told us the points upgrade package wouldn’t be available after that meeting.”
The couple purchased their original timeshare package, but they soon felt that the prices they were paying monthly for their timeshare weren’t worth the payoff. They successfully used the timeshare points options a few times, but they were left with more questions after each vacation.
“Unless you have complete and utter flexibility on the dates of travel and couldn’t care less where you go, it was not that easy. We could see the desired locations, (properties where they did business or accepted exchanges) but our desired locations and dates were never available.
On the couple of occasions where we stayed [timeshare resort], we were less than impressed with the condition of the properties. They were just worn out and in need of renovations, which led us to question where the maintenance fees were being spent.”
John and Candice have spent years feeling trapped by their timeshare payments, and they desperately wanted a way out of their timeshare. They have been strung along for over a decade, while barely being able to vacation with their timeshare option.
“The idea of continuing to pay maintenance fees FOREVER is unacceptable to us. As I think about retirement, I absolutely don’t want to take into account maintenance fees that will never go away and will certainly go up over time. Also, the fact that this thing could be passed down to our children was also sold as a positive aspect of owning a timeshare; we couldn’t disagree more. Why would we want to strap our children with never ending and ever-increasing maintenance fees for a product that is difficult to use to begin with?”
After seeing an advertisement for Wesley Financial Group, LLC (WFG), online, the couple decided to contact us and see if they qualify for our timeshare cancellation services. It took several months of ups and downs with their timeshare company, but John and Candice are now timeshare free!*
Do you or someone you know find yourself in a similar timeshare nightmare? Then contact us here at WFG today! 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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