Reading Timeshare Scam Articles Like This Makes A Person Sick!
We have been reporting on timeshare going on 20 years or more and we still see these scam articles coming across our desk. It really makes a person mad that there are people managing to still scam timeshare owners out of hard earned money.
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Drinking Coffee and Our timeshare Maintenance Fee’s. A new approach to think about. We own 3 deeded timeshare properties and we have loved planning and taking 3 weeks vacations every year for the last 15 years.
We realized years ago how easy it was to drive into a McDonald’s drive through for coffee and other goodies. We also started watching other people waiting in line at Starbuck’s and other popular coffee shops.
We figured we were also spending anywhere from $1.00 to $5.00 or more just for coffee. So, how does relate to our yearly maintenance fee’s. The total maintenance fee’s together are $1350 for our 3 vacation weeks in luxury resorts. It came to $3.83 per day just for coffee.
So, this is what we did. We decided we liked to vacation and we could easily make our coffee at home in the mornings and during the days limit our coffee drinking. That easily paid for our timeshare vacations maintenance fee’s. We contacted each resort and set-up paying our maintenance fee’s by budgeting $135.00 per month divided between the 3 resorts and by December of each year we had our next years maintenance fee’s paid in advance.
We also contacted each of the resorts and offered to pay our next years maintenance fee’s starting in January of each year. They all agreed. So, by Dec. of each year we have already paid for next years vacations. This because we valued our vacations more that drinking up to $5.00 in coffee each day.
This is just one idea. What is your idea for your budgeted vacations?
Cary & Elaine
This is one of the nicest timeshares he has ever stayed at. The rooms are simply amazing and every unit has a full kitchen… although you probably won’t use it much since the on-site restaurants are delicious and fairly priced.
Not Everybody Can Use Their Timeshare Points To Buy A Car!
We read this article with suspicion. It must take an exorbitant number of points and moxy to do what this couple did. Hmmm! “My wife is a major timeshare wizard.” Well, check it out and you decide. Click here!
It’s also part of a move by the vacation ownership company to lure younger travelers. To do so, Bluegreen is seeking to expand into hip locations offering the types of activities and experiences that millennials may enjoy.
Bluegreen works on a points basis, in which owners buy points to gain access to the company’s properties. The more points owned, the more access a vacation owner has to top properties at peak times. The starting buy-in for points ranges from $10,000 to $15,000, officials said. Points can be carried over to another year, and owners can buy additional points, too.
We here at timesharefun.com are not advocates of the “Points Program” in the timeshare history. We prefer deeded timeshare weeks. Points is buying air as far as we are concerned. Also, the resale market is where you want to be if you are considering buying a timeshare property. Check out Tug2.net, Vacationownershipforless.com .
What Does Our Government Do About Timeshare Fraud & Scams?
Our government is so large you wonder whether or not they actually do anything. Who do you contact? What offices do you contact? Will they actually do anything? Will they follow-up on a complaint? Will they keep you in the loop about all correspondence? Will they tell you that follow-up information is confidential? Will you hit the stone wall of never hearing from them again? Click on the link below about Federal and State actions taken over the years against shady timeshare operators.
Are You Afraid To Travel Because Of Bad News In Certain Areas Of The World?
This is normal. Bad news can be anything from weather to people being attacked or maimed. We found this article from a seasoned travel agent that might be of interest. Common sense dictates your situation when traveling. Click Here to read this article.
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Unlicensed scammers claiming to represent full service property management, real estate brokerage or title and escrow companies that list and sell timeshares are soliciting upfront fees from timeshare owners who want to list their fractional ownerships for sale. The problem is that the timeshares are never actually listed for sale and the fees are gone eternally .
” We have received a upsurge of inquiries from consumers who have been contacted by a company that represents itself as R-5 Realty. R-5 Realty is not licensed by the real estate commission ,” said Mike Unthank, superintendent of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department. Unthank went on to say that” Timeshare fraud is a serious crime, which can cost consumers thousands of dollars .”
LAS CRUCES – Selling timeshares without a real estate license is a felony in New Mexico, but that’s not stopping out-of-state scammers from preying on unsuspecting timeshare owners, according to a Feb. 23 bulletin from the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department.
Report due on South Africa timeshare industry as complaints soar
March 11, 2018
More than 750,000 South Africans have time share.
South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.
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A report by the National Consumer Commission (NCC) on the timeshare industry is expected to be finalised by the end of March, commissioner Ebrahim Mohamed told Parliament on Friday.
It comes after an inquiry panel was appointed a year ago amid numerous complaints from consumers who felt they could not escape their contracts, among other things.
Trudie Broekmann, an attorney at Trudie Broekmann Attorneys, told City Press that her client numbers for timeshare related complaints has swelled to 156.
Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) has announced that timeshare is experiencing a global resurgence, appealing to a younger generation of buyer, who is more affluent. Well, we don’t know if this is true or not. It is coming from a bias point of view. Click here to read the article.
We here at Timesharefun.com are sold on buying timeshare deeded weeks from previous owners on the resale market. We have purchased timeshare properties for as little as $1.00 and otherwise less than 10% on the dollar. Think about it. If you can purchase a deeded timeshare where the maintenance fee’s are less than $800 every year at a great resort, why would you not? It guarantees you and your family a vacation every year for less than you can rent a hotel or a resort accommodation.
Breezy Point Video – Great Timeshare Vacations
Check out a couple of resorts where we own where you can buy for as little as 10 cents on the dollar or for $1.00.
A down to earth couple who have a timeshare but want to sell. They have experienced many timeshare presentations, have recorded timeshare presentations and are giving some good tips on what to do and not when going through a timeshare presentation. It’s interesting and informative. For your entertainment and knowledge. Go ahead, take a couple of minutes and listen. Click Here.
Note: No matter where you go in life and no matter what you purchase you will always find happy people and unhappy people. Here is a family enjoying what they purchased.
Consider finding a timeshare from a family who have used a timeshare for vacations for years and now wish to sell, like we did, for a little as $1.00, and buy it and enjoy great vacations. Check out: www.tug2.net for some great timeshare properties.
I think it’s turned out to be a great investment not only for the great vacations we have had but the memories we are making as a family. When we went to Disney World we trade in our points to stay at a place called The Fountains there, which our kids love. So it’s actually been pretty economical really when you consider if we were going….we probally still take trips but we would be boarding a plane, which for us, that means five plane tickets soon to be six. >> I’ve heard a lot of my friends…people I know have said “Oh you know, we spent $2,000 to come to Disney World.” I’m like “wow, thats a lot of money. We didn’t spend that much.” When you sit down and think about the price of the tickets and you have three kids, two kids you have to pay for, different things like that. Come adding up the hotel expense and then adding in food too.
I can see how they would spend that much but, no, not us. So we are very proud owners. Very happy..
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The Business of Timeshares On The (Las Vegas Strip)!
Very Simple – Understand How It Works
Timeshares are joint ownership properties where everyday people can lock in a temporary vacation home annually for a fraction of the cost. On the Vegas Strip, this product is sold daily to thousands who visit on vacation or a quick get away. In our last trip, we realized that timeshare companies are able to spend $1 and get $10 back.
Here’s how they do it:
1. They purchase wholesale tickets to activities that tourists are most interested in i.e. Dinners, Shows and Casino Access.
2. They employ performance based marketing agencies to promote their offer on the Vegas Strip.
The Smokies are like no other place. Misty mountains, quiet streams and wildlife exist along side famous name entertainment, shopping and attractions.
Wyndham Great Smokies Lodge combines the best of both worlds. Just a short ride from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and even closer to the delightful divergence in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg which offer family activities like go-carting, ice skating and even a zoo.
This is a personal opinion of the writer of this article, but is backed up by people writing comments at Tug2.neta popular timeshare magazine. Read the article. My wife and I do not own points and have written many times articles that it is nothing but a money making scheme for that corporation. You don’t own anything with points!It’s merely a membership club. Nothing more nothing less.
This is a well written article from the author who purchased his timeshare on the resale market. It’s worth your time if you are considering a deeded timeshare week. Check it out.
Mention the word timeshare and many people will be looking for the nearest exit. Timeshare sales stir up memories of encounters disguised as free breakfasts in Mexico or presentations that were an unwelcome part of a discounted resort stay. Click here to read.
The Many Ways to Be Relieved of Your Timeshare Obligations –
This article is somewhat dated but still applies to timeshare properties and the people who own them. Knowledge is power and if you are looking through the Internet for information about what you should do this is just another article that might help….Click below
Advice From People Who Have Experienced What You Are Going Through.
With the Internet you can find anything you want. We try to provide every question and answer you need to know about timeshare, scams, reports, news and contracts before signing a timeshare resort contract. Read this article about a question someone poised and the timeshare advice he received by clicking or reading here.
Even experienced professionals get caught up in the moment when attending timeshare presentations. Folks, there is so much information on the Internet and here on our website it amazes us how this happens in this day and age of almost instant information. But we understand how this happens in side of 90 minute presentations that turn into 4-5 hr long pressure tactics. The resale market is where it’s at in today’s market.
We have received these annoying robocalls for years, on our home landline. Three day vacations, cruises and hotel stays. All we had to do was attend a 90 minute presentation. We have never accepted any of these offers knowing there is a hitch.
We have solved or limited these annoying calls by following some of the steps in the attached article. Do yourselves a favor and take the time to refresh how to handle some of these calls by clicking here.
The Village at Izaty’s 2016 annual meeting. It was a great and informative meeting with over 50 timeshare owners present.
Really, Can you shake hands with any member of your timeshare board of directors? We can. That is what makes the difference between a deeded timeshare property and points with these huge franchise timeshare resorts where the prices of timeshare points have skyrocketed over the years.
We have attended many of our annual timeshare meetings and what’s important to us is who is taking the time voluntarily to maintain our units and the latest news about our timeshare resort.
The above picture is of our 2016 annual meeting. Can you honestly say you have met anyone outside of your fast talking salesman? There are lots of smaller timeshare resorts that have a resale office but one of the best places to check is at Tug2.net
Do your research folks before purchasing on impulse!
Another Source Of Timeshare Information Outside Of Our Blog…
Research timeshare before buying. With the tools we have at our disposal today you can find anything you want about any topic. Buying on impulse could cost you thousands out of your pocket before you get out of a timeshare contract if at all.
We hope our website and other websites give you the answers you need so you can enjoy a lifetime of vacations if done right.
But here we also suggest reading what others are saying about inheriting timeshare properties. Between what others are saying, our research, you should be able to make an intelligent decision. Read by clicking here.
Another customer talking to a TV Station in about a timeshare offer “to good to be true”. They did not get caught in the scam and the TV station helped the by investigating further. Click here for the story.
We mean it when we say, “Yea, for the little guy”. We found this article recently about lawsuits brought against timeshare developers. It’s an article from last year but it gives hope in some states that they are cracking down on unsavory timeshare salespeople and the companies they work for. Click here if you want to read further.
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Take a look at this discussion board about timeshare points and deeded timeshare property.Click here.
The next time you take a tour of a timeshare resort, ask yourself ” What really am I buying?” If you like the resort after the salesperson shows you a two or 3 bedroom unit if (you will get the same unit he or she sold you the next time your come to the rsort?)
If not, ask why? Simple answer – you are not getting a deeded property. You are getting the right to use the resort or in other words you are in a “buying club” with nothing tangible that you own. Check out what we have explained over the years about Deeded vs Points
Think people think. Sorry for the rant but we hear these stories all the time.