Timeshare Cancellation Blog
Nearly every person that attends a timeshare seminar has been incentivised to do so. Whether they eagerly arrive for a free vacation or a simple voucher, most aren’t exactly interested in purchasing a vacation package for tens of thousands of dollars.
Every year, (well, except 2020), tens of millions of Americans travel the country to escape the repetitive reality of their everyday lives. During these vacations, many become intrigued by timeshare opportunities that appear to offer annual trips at discounted rates.
When travel bans and local restrictions cease, millions of tourists will be exposed to the ever-luring timeshare sale and thousands will be sucked into a presentation. It’s difficult to talk someone out of “the deal of a lifetime” when they believe it to be true. The point is, the only way to slow down the misinformed purchase of timeshares is to reach consumers before they’re sold.
If you were able to catch last week’s article, then you now know there is an endless list of lies that timeshares tell consumers. Nearly every timeshare complaint involves the initial transaction. Although we already covered most of the presentation’s tactical verbiage, there are lies that appeal to people – even after they say “No” numerous times. Whether buyers fall for any of the entry-level deception or not, one single lie can lead them down a confusing path of bad decisions.
While an initial “free gift” usually carries a lot of intrigue throughout the timeshare presentation, there are a number of ways sales reps manipulate information in order to convince susceptible consumers. Since we’ve written so many articles on the topic already, we thought it would be helpful to try to publish an article with a compilation of all the lies timeshare organizations tell.
As they entered a new season of empty nesting, Luis and Maria were looking to celebrate their marriage. Going on vacation was their way of rewarding themselves for the house they built on foreign soil. “We work hard to save our money, pay bills on time and build up our credit”, said Maria. Like many hard-working Americans, the couple deserved a period of relaxation and reflection.
To give you an idea of what some timeshare owners go through when attempting to get rid of their agreement, here are a few well-written timeshare cancellation letters to Westgate by one of our clients. As you can see, Maria addresses a number of concerns immediately...
Over the years, we’ve talked to thousands of vacation owners about their timeshare experience and the regret of the purchase as a whole. Whether it takes them days, months, years or decades to denounce the product, each tells a unique story.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been covering some of the areas of our great country that have been taken over by timeshare operations. While many gleen in the idea of an economic boost, tourist destinations also present the community with a number of drawbacks. Let’s see how a few islands have developed into vacation havens for the wealthy while leveraging native culture for appeal.
Taking out a personal loan for a vacation ownership usually seems like a good idea after speaking to timeshare salespeople. Misleading promises during the presentation convince many that they’ve stumbled across a deal of a lifetime. Because of this, thousands of buyers borrow money in order to purchase somewhat of a mirage.
In the years of exploration, towns either thrived on their own or wealthy businessmen were needed to turn fortunes around. Failure in attractive places provided successful people with opportunities to shape the landscape into money-making havens. One could even say the foundation of hospitality was based on mistakes and others’ ability to capitalize on them.
Far too often, the timeshare purchase (and the vacation on which it was bought) become deeply remorseful experiences. Getting out of the timeshare trap is not only emotionally difficult but physically costly. This is why we’re so passionate about this topic. The avoidance of industry pitfalls is more important than understanding ownership itself.
Nearly every victim of a timeshare sale is on vacation when they make the purchase. Because of this, many eventually regret it. While it’s easy to blame the ignorance of their decision on a gullible mindset and the euphoria of their travels, it’s important that we take a second to look at things from the timeshare owner’s perspective.
When it comes to timeshare relief, vacation owners often find themselves overwhelmed by the variety of options available to them. What makes matters even more difficult is that third party predatory agencies like to bend the truth the same way timeshare companies do.
For decades now, millions of consumers have been talked into spending tens of thousands of dollars on a weekly timeshare vacation. While some are content with a simple trip to a familiar destination, others become consumed by efforts to make the purchase worthwhile.
When it comes to timeshares, the amount of time and money that goes into the sale is staggering. But it’s not because travel has become extremely competitive over the last decade. Instead of advertising intervals online, timeshare companies prefer to meet with timeshare prospects in a secluded environment they can control.
When you think about it, nearly all of us long for a vacation. The stagnancy that comes from a routine is hard to ignore. Because of this, most of us are highly intrigued by “affordable” opportunities to get away. For more than half a century now, timeshare companies have been taking advantage of this desire to travel.
Our world is stuck in a time of despair. Since the wake of the Coronavirus, people’s livelihoods have been turned upside down. Local shops and businesses have been forced to close their doors and millions of Americans are living on pennies. Casualties have become eager to voice injustice.
The Coronavirus has created quite the stir in the travel industry since March. While millions of travelers have been inconvenienced, none should be more disturbed than the timeshare owner. Some have been paying thousands of dollars to their respective resorts for decades now – only to be left without answers and a financial option for relief.
The simple fact that predatory agencies have an ability to target and communicate with most timeshare owners at any given point in time is concerning to say the least. Online promotions and ads for timeshare relief can be extremely luring for unhappy owners. Especially when they’re desperate for a way to escape their timeshare agreement.