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Is it worth time-- time share presentation to get a great pkg?

Old Jan 5th, 2007, 09:47 AM
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So DebitNM, how was Embassy Suites? Or was it the Westin? Or maybe you did not do timeshares at all. Can you provide an update based on how you were treated? I am considering this now....Thanks.
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Old Jan 5th, 2007, 10:02 AM
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Black Cat - I just wrote this on another thread and see you are asking a similar Q.

This is what I just did:

On the Marriott site I requested a timeshare proposal for the Waiohai on Kauai. I received an email offering for ownership (it only took a day). I called the rep, advised I was going to Hawaii in April 2007 and I would never be able to purchase sight unseen. He had another rep contact us (the online sales are handled by a different dept from the vacation package timeshare sales) and she offered the 2 bedroom/2 bath villa 5 night package including car rental for $799. We confirmed our dates were available, they charged my CC and we are set up!

Since the villa is over 500 per night (overkill for us really, as it is just the two of us) I feel we are getting a super deal for the 5 nights. DH is Marriott Platinum and I feel they won't treat us too badly during the 90 minute presentation.

I was told the availability is somewhat limited - not sure how it might work for next month, but might be worth a try.
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Old Jan 5th, 2007, 10:09 AM
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You tell them these things up front and see what they do:

1) You have purchased 90 minutes of my time with (whatever they used to get you here). You can use this time however you want but when its over, its over.

2) I NEVER sign a contract without having my attorney read it first.

3) I NEVER make a major purchase without thinking it over for a least 24 hours.

4) I am NOT buying or signing anything today. If I like what you are selling see #'s 3 and 4 and give me your card and I will get back to you.

Tell them these are MY rules and they are non-negotiable. My guess is you will be out of there before your 90 minutes is up.
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Old Jan 5th, 2007, 10:33 AM
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When I was in Fl last year at a Comfort Suites they offered us money to go on a time share presentation. I was not interested but while at the pool a couple said they they went on it and were highly pressured and they signed. A couple they were with got a deal to come down to sit in on the presentation, when it was over they said they were not interested but the time share company had done a credit check on them-it seems they did not meet the financial requirements and were being charged full price for their rooms.Evidently you have to have the financial backing even if you don't buy to take advantage of the offer.
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