Last week, the American Resort Development Association released "Shifting Historic Industry Perception with Owner Data" in which they, along with the ARDA International Foundation, attempted to clear up 6 myths.
It was "myth 6" that caught my eye:
Myth #6: All timeshare owners disliked the buying experience.
Fact: More than seven out of 10 recent purchasers (71%) found their buying experience to be excellent or good.
Now, I don't know what "recent" means, nor do I know if the people surveyed purchased at a resort or on the secondary market.
However, I do know that the overwhelming percentage of timeshare complaints that I receive on a daily basis have to do with the buying experience a/k/a the sales pitch.
So, let's hear from you, my readers. Agree, disagree with these findings? Feel free to divulge as much information as you'd like.