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Have any of you ever been to a high pressure Time Share presentation after having been lured in by a free gift or vacation?
I have several times and each time left me emotionally drained. After their friendly greetings and intro, if you don't give in and say you're willing to give them around a thousand dollars deposit to sign up for the program, they get nasty, make you feel stressed, and even start putting you down, which is surprising behavior for mature professional adults!
Last time I was at one in Arizona, after having stayed in a nice hotel on them, I wouldn't give them any facts or figures that they could manipulate around to try to save me money. I kept saying that I do budget traveling, camping, that I had ways of staying in places for free, etc. They did not like that at all. The manager came and insulted me, and they looked as though they were offended and acted like I did something horrible to them. lol He even told me that I had no class! Do they really think that insulting me is going to get me to sign up and deposit a ton of money?! Stupid.
Time Shares are credits toward nice vacation homes in major parts of the world, that do not include airfare. Logically and mathematically, you only save money if you use them over many years. You do not save money right away. But you're only saving if you're spending a lot on luxury resorts and vacation homes, then you spend a little. But if you stay in Motel 6's, which are fine with me, you don't save anything. They are stupid in that sense. Yet the salespeople are very high pressure (even though they say they are not high pressure, surprise surprise) and do not let you go home to think about it (an obvious red flag, if they don't want you to have time to think) or else you lose the deal they offer you. When you say no to them, they push and push until you say no thirty times at least.
I have gotten some free gifts and vacations from going to them, but after the emotional drain and stress of arguing with them, I wonder if it's worth it.
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