Beau and Brooke purchased their timeshare back at the turn of the century and believed it would eventually be worth the hefty price over time. They had no idea how expensive the maintenance fees would grow over the years as they remained owners.
Below is a firsthand account from the couple 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.
“Our sales meeting and the transaction was done completely over the phone. Looking back at it now, it all seems very strange. They told us we were referred to them but we never knew anyone with a timeshare or even what they really were. The sales pitch was strong and very convincing. The timeshare was supposed to be a great investment that would only grow in value over time.”
Timeshares are pitched as the perfect way to vacation while still not hurting your wallet. Well, this could not be further from the truth. Over time, they will cost you an arm and a leg.
“Our primary issue with the timeshare was all the hidden costs and extra fees that continued to pop up over the years. Whenever we tried to book a trip, there would be so many additional fees that sometimes we had to change our mind about booking it. Not to mention the maintenance fees also. These annual fees increased every year by at least 5%, but there was no justification for it. Our unit looked the same as it did 20 years ago, and so where was the maintenance fee going.”
Beau and Brooke became aware that their timeshare was not the dream vacation they signed up for. Instead, it was turning into a money pit that they had to keep filling with their hard-earned money.
“We finally realized what we were told all those years about this being an investment was all a lie. The timeshare actually decreased in value and yet our costs for it were rising. It became even more so a financial burden for us after we both retired. Now on fixed incomes, it no longer made sense for us to continue paying for something so sparingly used.”
Upon realization that they were wronged by their timeshare company, this couple reached out to Wesley Financial Group, LLC (WFG) for assistance.
“We were lied to and never got to enjoy any of those supposed benefits that come from owning a timeshare. When we saw a commercial with Chuck McDowell for WFG, we figured why not call them!”
After qualifying for our termination services, WFG experts were able to wipe away their timeshare and put an end to those annual maintenance fees.* After over 20 years as timeshare owners, Beau and Brooke almost forgot how great it felt to be 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.
*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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