- May 30, 2008 at 1:16 am #257863
be sure to schedule your presentation early depending on what incentive is being offered. I went to a timeshare weekend. Scheduled a Sunday presentation.
The incentive was a free whale sighting boat tour. We received passes and were told they were valid for the tour. We called the tour place and they said the passes were valid.
We stood in line about an hour for the tour. When they collected the tickets, I was told what we had was a promisory and we would get the actual ticket at the presentation.
I ran back to the timeshare office, told them what happened. they agreed. tickets would be given at presentation.
salesguy who scheduled for Sunday told me these were tickets and we could use at and time. He either lied or just told me what I wanted to hear toget me out of the office. Sunday presentation would not work for these tours.
not their problem. no boat tour.
By the time of our presentation, it was too late for a tour, so the main incentive that we went for, we did not get to do. But we still had to sit through the sales presentation.
All this is said just to make sure that whatever your incentive is, get the sales presentatuon schedukled early and over. They know wonderful sales tricks, be prepared for the hardest sell you have ever had in your life. make sure you get your incentives, so the trip is worth it.
Before going, ask around, see if anyone would mind if you give the sales people their names. you will be offered additional incenives once there for sales leads. free dinner for 5 phone numbers?
tempting, but uncle Fred may have harsh words for you about these people who won’tstop calling if you don’t talk to him in advance.
just a few thoughts.
— On Fri, 5/30/08, Laura Rose
From: Laura Rose
Subject: Re: Budget101.com : what can you tell me about Timeshare presentations/free travel opportunities?
Date: Friday, May 30, 2008, 8:19 am
Yes these companies are legit, many of them will have different incentives for going to the presentation and when you get there they will try to hard sell you but if you stick to your guns and keep saying no then you can make it out with your gifts without spending anything. Just make sure you meet the requirements so they dont disqualify you. Those requirements are usually just being over 21, making at least 25,000/year and bring 2 forms of id (dl and checkbook/credit card) and if you are married or engaged your so usually has to be with you.
— on thu, 5/29/08, sunshine052701
Subject: Budget101.com : what can you tell me about Timeshare presentations/ free travel opportunities?
To: Budget101_@yahoogro ups.com
Date: Thursday, May 29, 2008, 9:16 pm
I heard you can travel free if you attend Timeshare presentations and
endure the 90 miute tour (that actually lasts hours?)
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