Here's a piece that I saw in Consumer Affairs:
Why would anyone buy a timeshare, you ask? Left to their own devices, they probably wouldn't.
"My husband was told that he won a vacation, but that he had to go listen to the pitch and he was not going to be pressured to buy anything," Alehandra, of Los Angeles, told ConsumerAffairs.com. "Well they accompany you to the restroom, they even accompany you to the bank. I did not get a chance to discuss it with my husband because we were being watched over by the sales guy from Pacific Monarch Grand Vacations."
Alejandra said she and her husband were told one thing, but the contract said something else. They thought they were being offered a week's stay at a Las Vegas resort, but it turned out to only we one or two days.
"I think $2,300 a year is a major rip off for 1- 2 nights every two years, Alejandra said.
Sorry, but I don't believe this story at all. Especially the piece about the people accompanying the clients to the bathroom and to the bank. I think it is bogus. And in the rare event that this is true, WHY WOULD ANYONE NOT JUST WALK OUT?
Stories like this that get national coverage burn me up.