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Timeshares Defined

Timeshares-Defined

The experiences of timeshare owners vary drastically with some satisfied with years of memorable vacations and others frantic to get rid of their timeshares. Why? What accounts for those different experiences? What is a timeshare? Basically, a timeshare is a form of shared ownership in a unit of vacation property that allows use of that property for a stipulated period of time. The daylight-to-dark ownership experiences often arise out of the type of ownership and the conditions surrounding the purchase of the timeshare. 4 Types of Timeshares Fixed Week - Predictable but lacking flexibility, the fixed-week timeshare is like a traditional...

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Sell My Timeshare?

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That’s a central question among many timeshare owners today, and one of the first escapes they consider in the face of rising maintenance fees, special assessments and unavailable vacation destinations.  Is it a logical step, though? Except for a few, highly-desirable resorts, the resale market represents a poor escape route for most timeshare owners.  The most important issues affecting timeshare sale decisions include:  the current resale marketplace, the location and legal restrictions of your particular timeshare and your original purchase price. Resale Marketplace Influences Despite incessant sales rep promises that underscore the appealing salability of your timeshare, several factors lessen that possibility. A...

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Deceptive Royal Holiday Club

Complaint---Royal-Holiday-Club

A Canadian resident warned unsuspecting buyers of Royal Holiday Club in his expansive post on TripAdvisor.  Among his long list of complaints were problems our timeshare clients regularly encountered. No answers, no acknowledgment, no customer service Lies and unfulfilled promises from dishonest salesperson Premature credit charges of nearly $3,000 Fraudulent business practices - lack of full disclosure, outright lies Inability to access benefits promised “The world needs to be aware of the shady practices of this company . . .” Please call 1-888-522-2521 or email us today for your FREE legal consultation....

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Diamond Resorts – Biggest Mistake of My Life

Complaint---Diamond

CancelTimeshare Attorneys hear the complaints and timeshare horror stories all the time from clients, who are seeking to cancel their timeshare contracts. A current Forum on TripAdvisor about Diamond Resorts has over 1,100 posts from frustrated and angry consumers who have dealt with this timeshare company. In this post, a UK gentleman described the ever-changing corporate ownership, escalating management fees, reduced resort quality and miserable service and described his purchase as the “Biggest mistake of my life...

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Timeshare Vacations – Missouri Complaints

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To inform the public of questionable, deceptive or unfair practices; the St. Louis Better Business Bureau (BBB) recently studied the significant volume of complaints against timeshare vacation developers in Missouri. They thoroughly reviewed over 900 timeshare complaints made to the Bureau and to the Missouri Attorney General – complaints that mirror those from every timeshare-heavy state! Deceptive timeshare sales practices Timeshare vacation owners reported the same kinds of abuses we consistently hear from our clients: Aggressive, high-pressure sales tactics Losses in the thousands of dollars Promises of guaranteed resales Failure to provide documents Escalating maintenance Fees Failure to release owners from contracts ...

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Timeshare Scams – Public Exposure

Timeshare-Scams---Public-Exposure, Cancel Timeshare

You see questions and criticism about social media, but a significant benefit is shared information about timeshare scams. A Facebook page titled Westgate Resort – Scams is a prime example. Let’s examine specific complaints about the largest privately-owned vacation ownership company in the world, according to Westgate. The Promise Land of Vacation Ownership Westgate’s promotes over 28 destinations from Las Vegas and Myrtle Beach to Orlando and Gatlinburg. The Westgate promise - “Vacation ownership in a timeshare like Westgate Resorts lets you choose the high road of vacations . . . an extraordinary array of resort style activities and amenities.” A significant court...

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Do Not Buy A Starwood Timeshare

Complaint -Starwood, Cancel Timeshare

Becky from Minneapolis shared her review of The Westin Kierland Villas on TripAdvisor with highly negative Starwood Timeshare comments.  Though pleased with The Westin Kierland Villas resort, she purchased a timeshare with the promise of easy conversion to StarPoints and a broad selection of vacation destinations. NOT TRUE, as it turns out! Points conversion not even close to equivalent value Extra costs for conversion Poor exchange rates for all properties   Please call 1-888-522-2521 or email us today for your FREE legal consultation....

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A Timeshare Attorney Gets Attention!

A Timeshare Attorney Gets Attention

Howard and Katherine purchased a timeshare from a major timeshare company in 2005.  Unrelenting sales maneuvers pressed them to add to their portfolio, as they were repeatedly told that owning a greater number of timeshares would improve their vacation options and ability to make reservations – not true, as they would learn.  With their exorbitant year-end tax and maintenance bill, painful reality struck and pushed them to action. Careful research for a “rock-solid” exit plan They found many companies promising easy assistance to cancel their timeshares, but very few employed attorneys.  Many just offered advice for them to deal with the timeshare...

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Elder Abuse in Timeshare Fiasco

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A Sad, Familiar Story Edward is an Army veteran and Florida resident.  Between 2012 and 2017, he and his wife, Margaret, purchased Wyndham timeshare points on six separate occasions in six locations.  After their initial purchase, each time they bought more points to “solve a problem”.  At each location, the Wyndham sales representative upsold points with all-too-familiar misrepresentations: Buy more points, get more availability Resell to recoup “investment” Deeded property pushed by the sales representative at Hawaii location Deeded property points bring higher maintenance fees – traded for new points Greater number of points yields greater benefits [mkd_blockquote text="“We ended up paying more...

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Timeshare Sales Claims – Just Plain False

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You hear similar stories from angry timeshare owners associated with major resorts, from Wyndham and Diamond to Marriott and Hyatt.  Owners feel tricked, humiliated and increasingly stressed. To hear their stories, you could imagine the sales rep goal:  Get that timeshare sale at any cost. Common deceptions – sound familiar? Ground Zero in the timeshare sales world is the one- to two-hour sales presentation that actually lasts four to eight hours. Complaints from attendees run the gamut: False - Timeshares gain value over time False - Everything promised is in the contract False - Sign now at today-only discounted price False - Use...

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