Another day, another sad e-mail. I've redacted name of the resort, although truth be told, I'm sick and tired of redacting the name of companies that continue to engage in these practices.
I'm sick and tired of unsuspecting prospective timeshare owners being told that if they no longer want the timeshare that the developer will buy it back. I'm sick and tired of finding out that the average resale price of a timeshare is $15. And yes, I'm sick and tired of consumers doing no research at all and just accepting the salespersons' word as gospel.
Lisa - I must admit that it floors me to be
reading all these other (name redacted) time share owner's blogs. My wife & I are in the
same nightmare these other people are. Unfortunately, we made this terrible
mistake twice when we finally did use some points & take a short vacation
at their place in the Dells. We "had to" go see one of their reps in
Christmas Village to be schooled a little more on the program. We were victims
of a well thought scam in being told we got our points extremely cheap by
mistake & were put in at a higher level than we were supposed to be at.
With this "mistake" we had the privilege of taking advantage of their
mistake & buying more points at half their value. Sucked in by a very
believable rep, we walked out of there with 25,000 points & much more debt.
It has been two years since & we have not been able to use them, due to my
wife falling ill to cancer. The medical bills had stacked up, along with the (name redacted)
maintenance fees. It sucks only using the program once in 4 years, while paying
thousands into them. We need out like all these other nice people. Any help
would be appreciated.
I'm sure this is a nice guy. I'm sure the majority of the nearly 800 e-mails I have in my inbox come from nice guys.
Are the nice guys doomed? Have the bad guys won?