Recently retired, Ralph and Jessica were excited about their future and what was to come. Strangely around this same time, the couple started receiving several calls a week from a timeshare resort offering a free weekend getaway. They ignored these calls for some time, until thinking the only way to put an end to them was to talk to the resort. Once the timeshare representatives got ahold of Ralph and Jessica, they took full advantage of the couple’s excitement about their retirement.
Uncomfortable situations can easily lead to bad decisions being made and that was the case here. The following are written excerpts from Ralph and Jessica detailing their horrifying experiences, and we hope it will shed some light on these common occurrences in the timeshare industry. Names of companies and people may have been changed or redacted due to possible privacy concerns.
“After ignoring the calls from sales representatives for a while, we finally agreed to attend a meeting just to put an end to the constant phone calls. They said they only wanted to tell us about their resort but it ended up being very high pressure. Timeshares were presented as an investment that would actually save us money. When we declined, the pressure got worse.”
Ralph and Jessica eventually took the bait and visited the resort. They went with no intention of buying a timeshare; therefore they ended up declining offers for hours on end. These salespeople would simply not let them leave without making a sale.
“More and more salesmen were coming in and with each one, the pressure would increase. They all had new and better offers, but they were also getting more demeaning. We felt like we were being guilted into buying it for our family. The salesmen said we would be doing our family a disservice if we did not buy. This was hours later and we were worn down at this point, so we just agreed to get out of the whole situation.”
The retired couple was exhausted at this point and just wanted to leave the place. Afterward, they were not even sure what they had purchased. Over the years they were able to make use of the timeshare only a handful of times, and that was not worth what they were still paying for it.
“Since we bought it, our maintenance fees had almost doubled and put us in a terrible financial situation. We retired shortly before we bought it, so we were on fixed incomes the whole time. We had no idea these fees would increase at all and they did every year. It was always a burden for us but after the Covid-19 pandemic, it worsened greatly.”
Ralph and Jessica could not keep up with the rising expenses of their timeshare property and due to the travel restrictions of the pandemic, they had no use for it. The timeshare was not the investment they were promised, and they knew getting out of it was long overdue.
The couple has seen several ads for Wesley Financial Group, LLC (“WFG”) and they related to several stories they heard from past clients. Thinking if WFG could help those people, they could probably help them too… So they called. It turned out they were right! Shortly after a year of working with WFG, Ralph and Jessica were officially out of their timeshare agreement.* They could finally enjoy retirement now!
Do you know anyone in a similar timeshare situation? If so, please pass along our phone number 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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