Apex International Marketing / Lying and ripoff
I went on a trip to the Atlantis in the Bahamas and took the ferry boat from their to Nassau. A pleasant woman offered me a hundred dollars and a free lunch if I listened to a sales presentation for an hour. During that sales presentation we were told lies and promised deals that did not materialize. The contract I idiotically signed stipulated that I would lose $1650 in closing costs if I cancelled. The contract specified 7000 base price ($700 in annual costs) + $500 for a premium week if I went to the Ocean Reef resort but if I wanted to go elsewhere I had to pay at least $150.00 for RCI membership and $150 penalty for going elsewhere. One of their main selling points is that you can go to any resort anywhere. Lets say I wanted to go to a resort in the U.S.. That would cost me $1500 for 7 days. What kind of bargain is that? In addition every resort has different trading power. The saleswoman told me that the Bahamas had a lot of trading power but you can tell how much trading power by the price they are listed for and it is about $1100 a week off season. It makes no sense. I can go to a lot of hotels and even resorts in the U.S. for < $700 a week but that is the base price you pay before you pay the $500.00 and the additional $300.00. By signing up I pay more than double for vacation than if I hadn't signed up. They act like their your best friend and want you to have the best vacations and they create a sense of obligation and desire to please in their victims as well as a false sense in their victims that they are getting a good deal but they just want to make money off suckers like me.