(The data on Twitter concerning Mr. McGarvey is: Journalist, Speaker, Columnist, Credit Union Times, Blogger, Main Street, Mobile banking + bank tech + travel + real estate…he has 23.5 tweets and 3,514 followers"…not exactly what I’d call a slouch or just “some guy.)WOW!
So I replied within the hour: “There’s a lot that needs to change in the #timeshare industry, @rjmcgarvey Calling it garbage is WRONG and spreads misinformation."
I sat back, fully expecting other people and other companies within the timeshare industry to also respond to Mr. McGarvey. After all, calling timeshare “garbage” and referring to the people who sell it as “hucksters” is wrong…isn’t it?However, as the hours and days passed…today is September 8th…NOT ONE SINGLE RESPONSE HAS BEEN PUBLICALLY TWEETED. Let me say that again…not one single timeshare developer, timeshare organization, timeshare exchange company, or timeshare resale company publically responded to Mr. McGarvey’s ill-informed tweet.
Where’s the indignation? Where’s the outcry? Where are all the so-called experts within the timeshare community rushing in to stop this name calling and prevent this misinformation from spreading?I know from many personal experiences that the timeshare community carefully monitors Twitter and other social media outlets for anything having to do with timeshare…believe me, I know. So it’s not that the Tweet didn’t get seen…it obviously did. Not only did anyone monitoring Twitter for timeshare see it, Mr. McGarvey;s 3,514 followers saw it…and didn’t see anything to the contrary other than my solitary response.
Mr. McGarvey did respond to my tweet with this: “MT @timeshareauthor: Calling it garbage is WRONG and spreads misinformation >> RM Uh...it IS garbage. End of discussion #timeshare #ripoff”I’m baffled…just baffled at the lack of response from anyone in the timeshare community. A journalist is going to call your product “garbage” and you ignore it? Can timeshare really afford 3,514 people who read that it's garbage?