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We, like many people, attended the supposedly 90 minute presentation which incidentally lasted nearly 3 hours. Fairly hard sell from a professional with the usual offer only available on the table that day. We considered ourselves quite savvy and people that wouldn't be pushed into anything. The sales pitch was so
professional and it sounded so plausible that we did eventually sign up - not pushed but persuaded into it. Back at the hotel I did some homework on this organisation and realised that what we were told was basically an extremely stretched fabrication of lies. You cannot simply sell your 'shares' as we were told and they are most certainly not an asset as stated as Intrawest have first right of refusal meaning they won't and aren't legally obliged to buy back your ownership until they feel like it which could be several years later at a fraction of the cost and with you having paid the annual fee for stays which are simply not available. This is similar to the practice of selling hot air balloon rides - ie they sell more tickets than they can possible accommodate. A couple of days later we did read the small print and exercised our right to cancel with the 7 day cancellation period which took a concerted effort as they tried all avenues and delaying tactics to have us change our mind. What is very disappointing is that this scam was sold to us in the tourist information centre in Whistler whilst looking for tours - presumably they too are paid commission to scam tourists bringing much needed revenue to their town. Whilst this organisation is legitimate, it's sales policy and practices would appear otherwise and I can only hope that any potential owners read these entries before they sign up - experience would say otherwise when it's too late. DO NOT IN ANY WAY DEAL WITH THIS ORGANISATION


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    Flying Lady Apr 16, 2017
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    Wow! There are over 3, 000 Embarc by DRI Owners (formerly Club Intrawest), who have joined the Owners-only group on Facebook! Have you? Join the dialogue of open and informed discussion about our Club.

    In the upcoming June election, cast your vote for Konrad Kawalec, a fellow Owner, for the Independent Director position on the Board of Directors. Konrad's bio & so much more info can be found in the Owners-only website that has been created to share key Club documents; expose how the Club is bring managed to benefit DRI, not the Owners; provide updates on progress & advice for selling points; explain the benefits of completing the Joint Retainer Agreement (JRA); tips for maximizing your points, etc. website:

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