Imagine buying three timeshares in only one year… Talk about expensive! Well, that’s essentially what happened to Leonard and Nancy when they were pressured into numerous upgrades just months after their initial timeshare purchase. The couple thought these upgrades would fix their problems, but they only made matters worse.
The good news is that Leonard and Nancy were eventually able to escape this terrible timeshare situation, but it wasn’t easy. This experience was financially draining for the couple and they worked for years to find a way out. Now they are sharing their story with us. Read below through their written excerpts to find out how it all transpired. Names of companies and people have been changed or omitted due to privacy concerns.
“We got involved with timeshares when we were staying at my mother’s one weekend. While there, the resort asked us to attend a short presentation they were putting together, so we went. We got a very heavy sales pitch there and were offered everything from money to free dinner to agree to buy a timeshare.”
This is extremely common for timeshare salespeople. It is no secret that they will offer or say just about anything to get a sale.
“At the time, my mother had been trying to get rid of her own timeshare, so I brought that up. The salespeople immediately jumped all over that. They said I could inherit my mother’s, but first I would have to start an account of myself by buying my own shares. So that’s basically how they got us into the mess, to begin with. They also led me to believe that I would receive more points than I did and that certain fees of mine would be waived.”
So just a couple of months after making the initial timeshare purchase, Leonard and Nancy were receiving calls from the resort about inheriting this other timeshare. As a surprise to the couple, they would once again have to pay a substantial amount for this timeshare.
“We were upset with the way that transaction turned out but decided to put it behind us and just try to enjoy our new vacation property. Well, that was no easy task. We had a huge issue with availability and were never able to book anything. One weekend that we were interested in, they said we could stay at the resort on Friday but would have to find a different place for Saturday night and then could come back for Sunday. It didn’t make any sense at all.”
Due to these issues with using the timeshare, Leonard and Nancy reached out to the resort for help. Unfortunately, this only led them into another pressure-filled sales pitch for an upgrade again. The couple was assured this would finally fix all their issues.
“Within one year, we bought a timeshare and then two upgrades also. All of which were quite expensive. None of the upgrades fixed anything and only made it worse. Fees were going up, and it was becoming financially difficult to keep up. We could barely use it even though the costs were going up. That’s when we knew we had to get out.”
And that’s exactly what Leonard and Nancy did. They got out of it. But they couldn’t do it alone. They called a leader of the timeshare cancellation industry, Wesley Financial Group, LLC for help. After taking on three timeshare purchases in only one year, Leonard and Nancy were able to terminate them all the following year. Not only that, but the couple was also relieved of over $27,000 in timeshare debt.*
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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