FOR THE RECORD, I DO NOT ENGAGE IN THE BUSINESS OF RELIEVING PEOPLE OF THEIR TIMESHARE, HOWEVER, I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO ENGAGE THE TIMESHARE COMPANY ON THE OWNERS' BEHALF.
Here's a snippet of the e-mail in question:
Thank you for responding so fast. There are many reasons why I want out of this contract. I pay $156 a month for 8000 points biannually. Plus $670 in maintenance fees every year. This adds up to $5,084 every two years. When I use my points for a vacation all I get is 3 nights in a two bedroom condo at NAME OF RESORT REDACTED FOR PRIVACY PURPOSES. This is a total rip off and I can get far better deals at much nicer resorts for this kind of money. I am never able to book anything because it is always full. I was also given an option for what they call bonus time. This is another scam because you can only book a room 45 days in advance using bonus time so there is no availability. They gave me a tour of the presidential suite and said I would be able to use it any time. Yea right, this unit is booked up for the next year and in order to use it it would take 32,000 points so that would be six years worth of points for just 3 nights. It is impossible to use your bonus time because the suite is rented out for the next year and you can only book bonus time 45 days in advance. I am so frustrated and don't know what to do. I went there for my 30th birthday party and that's when I sat through their 6 hour presentation and I made the mistake of being talked into it. They were feeding me alcohol at the meeting and even took me to the liquor store in the facility to buy me more beer while in the 6 hour meeting. I feel I was taken advantage of. Please Help!!!! This is ruining my life.
Wow...just wow. So, where to begin:
1) this person is being charged $670 annually in maintenance fees for a biennial timeshare
2) the sales presentation lasted 6 hours
3) there was alcohol being consumed during the sales presentation
And this is in addition to not paying attention to the financial numbers nor the point numbers during the presentation.
Some facts this person should have known:
1) the average maintenance fee is around $845 annually for an annual timeshare
2) sales presentations lasting more than 3 hours are a sure sign of too much pressure
3) alcohol should not be consumed during any sales presentation...no exceptions
Make no mistake...if everything the owner is telling me is true, there is absolutely no room for this behavior on the part of the resort sales personnel. This has to stop.
But you also have to wonder if this owner had done even a modicum of research and had a basic understanding of what timeshare and timeshare sales pitches are all about prior to attending if he'd be in this situation.