Reviews of the timeshare industry by the owners...
We bought into Westgate in 2006 we are not satisfied to say the least. we traded it to a vacation travel club in 2009 we still have not got this property out of our name they have billed us for two years we bought it bi-anually we signed all the necessary papers we requested the esstoppell letter or first right of refusal we even had the vacation travel club whom we traded with to contact them we have got nothing done.
Absolutely - Representatives claim to be looking out for your best interests. After being timeshare owners for 20 years, we were deceived in a recent transaction. The representative made a clear sales pitch for Presidential Reserve assuring us that our payment would only increase $200...well when we received our first statement - $1100 increase. Contacted Wyndham - were told it was our word against his.
This is a typical timeshare scam. The company called me to purchase my timeshare. After saying that I would NOT have to pay any money upfront, we signed a sales agreement - then they wanted me to pay for Mexican taxes upfront ($2256) or they threatened me to charge 12% of the purchase price as a cancellation fee. they said the money is in a non reimbursable account and the amount transferred cannot be changed to the full purchase price minus the taxes.
Brownstone Enterprises group in Houston Texas contacted me about renting or selling our timeshare in Puerto Vallarta. When I received the contract by email, I asked the sales person, Steven Diaz, if we had to pay anything upfront. He was very vague in his answers.