time share presentations
Replies: 18 - Last Post: Apr 9, 2013 7:07 AM Last Post By: xinloi
Mar 6, 2013 1:33 PM
time share presentationsMy wife and I have been offered 5000 pesos to go on a time share presentation at a resort in Puerto Vallarta. Is this for real and safe?
Mar 6, 2013 2:12 PM
Mar 6, 2013 4:42 PM
2Yes, likely for real, though the 5000 peso might end up being a voucher for food, tour, etc.
You will also spend hours (not 1 hour, but 3, 4, 6 hours) sitting through presentations, tours, hard sells, every method in the book to get you to commit something.
If you think your getting something for little effort, fine, myself, just not a way I want to spend even a minute of my vacation.
Mar 6, 2013 4:55 PM
3I've seen 'em "in action" and personally doing without the 5,000 pesos is considered by me a reward for choosing not to undergo arm twisting psychobabble hard sell.
$396.83 USD and folks have told me if you attend, collect the vouchers and not buy anything, you will be a "marked man". You'll have moonlighting gringos approach you in restaurants, bars, and on the street. To me, a vacation in México, is not a latin form of "Let's Make A Deal".
Mar 6, 2013 5:03 PM
Mar 6, 2013 9:38 PM
Mar 7, 2013 4:03 AM
6We were approached with something similar in Cancun a few years ago. Turns out they were going to drive us in their van to their resort where we would be captive for hours upon hours and subjected to "tours" and "informational meetings" until the van left to return. No escape.
We declined, but later saw some of the poor s.o.b.s that accepted the deal. They looked like they had been water-boarded. Glad we passed on the whole thing. I've got better things to do with my limited vacation time.
Mar 7, 2013 9:14 AM
7No trick--we always do these "tours" on rainy days.
Last time in PDC we got two $100 US bills; two blankets; two bottles of tequila; two Tee shirts for one morning with breakfast just to listen to salesman. The two $100 bills paid for our hotel for a week in PDC.
Next day we got tickets to Xcaret; tickets to swim with dolphins; one day rental car; one bottle of Tequila. and free breakfast.
Asked salesman how they could afford to do this. He said that they will spend $300 US to get a couple to visit as one in nine couples will buy and cheapest deal is $35,000 Us with annual charges. Pay $2,700 to make $35,000---Not bad deal for them.
Mar 7, 2013 1:13 PM
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Mar 8, 2013 9:02 AM
10Maybe we should have a contest on how to screw the time share people---like the one that is set up on how to screw over Nigerians who send you emails about the money they are holding for you--last years winner talked a Nigerian Scam artist in to carving a block of wood into a computer with keyboard and mailing it to England.
Mar 8, 2013 1:59 PM
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Mar 13, 2013 6:44 PM
14Those free presentations can be the most expensive things of your life. I have no tolerance for that sort of thing. Those who are brutes for punishment can do it if they wish.
I won't even sit through a vacuum cleaner presentation if they offer me a new Kirby for doing it. It is just not worth it. My life is short enough.
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