Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Who Says Timeshare Isn't A Sought After Product?

The timeshare industry has been gifting/bribing consumers with non-timeshare related stuff for 40 years now based on the assumption that timeshare is not a sought after product, so people have to be SOLD rather than letting them BUY.
This is the basis for most of my gripes with the industry.  I've been very vocal about it and I'm pleased to see that I'm not alone.  Here is a MUST READ  article by my good friend "Scoop" at Inside The Gate.
-by Scoop
May 30, 2014 — I received a few e-mails about last week’s piece and a couple of folks challenged my position and pretty much told me that I was all wet behind the ears. That “You don’t know what you are talking about…”, etc.; and with those and other comments in mind I did some more research on the vacation home market – and man oh man did I ever blow it with my assertions last week in“It’s a Vacation Home Pilgrim”.
So Here’s the Scoop: Upon further research I discovered — based on reports from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) — that people have actually been getting out of their beds in the morning for decades and thought, as I wrote last week, “Golly Gee Whiz, this would be a gosh darn good day to buy that dang vacation home we’ve always dreamed about.”
I learned that during previous years as many as 1/3 of all homes purchased just in the USA were on the secondary market, and those buyers went looking of their own free will, with no gifts being dangled by sellers, etc. and purchased their second home for mostly — now brace yourself Bubba — “recreational use”. You know, for VACATIONING!

For the rest of the story, click here:
Interesting, isn't it?
And while we're at it, think of all the other vacation related products and services that people buy each and everyday, starting with vacations themselves.  This doesn't even begin to give space to the vibrant secondary timeshare market, where thousands of people seek out timeshare without the need for an OPC, a gift, coffee and stale bagels and seeing three or four salespeople each with a different price.
Who says timeshare isn't a sought after product?  Not me!

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