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Playa Del Sol Grand - Buyer Beware

Buyer Beware. Playa Del Sol Group sales people are good - very, very good.

My wife and I were conned into purchasing a "fractional Ownership" at Playa Del Sol Grand. I'm sure we all remember the elementary school formula (100% of nothing is still nothing) - that's exactly what you get from Playa Del Sol. We were fortunate enough to use our 1 bedroom every other year with a bonus week in November 2006. We had an absolutely wonderful time. In January 2007 we tried to book our unit for November 2008 - big mistake on our part - there was no vacancy for November 2008 - you must book 1 year in advance in order to have a slim chance of reserving your unit. WHY? Because Playa Del Sol also books these suites as all inclusive hotel rooms. They make a lot of money doing this; a friend of mine paid $4000.00 for an all inclusive week there for himself and his wife, far more than giving you a week for the cost of your maintenance fee - $300-$400 US.

Economics rule and Playa Del Sol Group will lie to you to make the extra buck.

By the way we know 2 other couples from Canada who were at the resort at that time - IT WAS NOT FULL! One of these couples bought at the Playa Del Sol Grand and was not told of the 5 day cancellation period - needless to say they want out.

As I stated at the opening of this, the Playa Del Sol Group is very good, also slick, well trained, and extremely slimy. I suspect they have a well oiled team of legal representatives as well, because without them they would no longer be in business. As for myself I have been caught up in the global economic catastrophe, and will not be paying another cent to the Playa Del Sol Group. I fully expect and welcome correspondence from these legal wizards, as I have all my documents and evidence.

Once again Buyer Beware - These guys are good -(Scammers)

 

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+1 #9 Lynda Davies 2011-06-24 22:46
You got a booking. Last thing I heard was that Bel Air was quiet. Hope it works out for you.
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0 #8 R Anderson 2011-06-02 14:51
Well I just made another successful booking. This time at the Bel Air property. 2bdrms next January. No problem getting the booking. Looking forward to a great time in PV.
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+1 #7 Mary Teramani 2011-06-01 21:10
I will join any class action suit please email at
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+3 #6 Lynda 2011-04-20 00:48
Anybody organised a class action. We've had our share since 2008 and a loan outstanding at a ridiculously high rate although been told to walk away and leave whatever we paid. Recently another purchase of our share scam attempted - how did they get our contact information? I wonder. Reported to BBB and Attorney General of Illinois.
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+4 #5 R Anderson 2010-11-30 18:26
As it stands. I am a PDS owner and have attended the Compass pitch. You do not own only air. That is what the Compass people want you to think. You can still book your property if you wish. I am booking for next year and will have no problem. It is too bad that in tough times that lies convince people to do things that are not in their best interest.

Quoting shakeybaby2007:
i too would like to sue them just came back from PDG we no longer have anything but "air" with the group and we were badgered into joining compass cooperative for another 5000.00 .(but we never bought into it however they sure tried..) another scam i assume playdelsolgrand is now bel-air. something should be done to stop this kind of frud ..
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+6 #4 shakeybaby2007 2010-11-11 18:08
i too would like to sue them just came back from PDG we no longer have anything but "air" with the group and we were badgered into joining compass cooperative for another 5000.00 .(but we never bought into it however they sure tried..) another scam i assume playdelsolgrand is now bel-air. something should be done to stop this kind of frud ..
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+4 #3 dragoruss 2009-11-10 20:16
D. Arkan. I have seen several of your posts against Playa Del Sol. Which class action suits have been organized and are they looking for folks to join?
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+3 #2 Guest 2009-04-20 14:13
You're so right! I just returned from PDS and while I steered clear of actually purchasing into this scam I was treated horribly by those same slimy individuals -- Ian Harris and his protige' Mike to be exact. Future visitors avoid this scam!
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+4 #1 Guest 2009-04-20 14:10
We have had the same experience at PDS Grand. We have posted complaints on different websites, with PROFECO, and American Express. Beware of PDS Resorts and Vacation Weeks. They all work together to rip you off by telling you that Vacation Weeks can rent out your weeks for $2400.00 per unit. All LIES and SCAM. Their fraudulent activities will have to stop. We're doing the right thing by spreading the BAD news.
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