Timeshare Liberty / Deceptive Advertising
We received a postcard from TIMESHARE LIBERTY to immediately relieve me of the burden of my timeshare in Kauai. This is a timeshare we use and usually trade it 2 weeks for 1 in the odd years I own it. The fees are about $1000 every other year, not a big burden. However, I have listed it for sale at a very reasonable price (below market), but really don't need to sell. So, curious, we attended their presentation, which promised to "acquire" my timeshare and we could walk away "free " of the burden that day. The presentation contained every negative thing ever written or uttered about owning a timeshare, even the funky math (in reverse) used to sell timeshares ! Judging from the presentation, these people probably the ones who sold the timeshares in their past and were now "acquiring" them for corporate rentals. The whole presentation was a reverse of the pitch used to sell timeshares. DejaVu in reverse! Bottom Line...for a mere $3495 + other fees (all paid by us) they would "acquire" my timeshare. We walk away nearly $4000 lighter in the pocketbook (4 years of maintenance fees) and no timeshare. Is this a great country or what?!?! Note: we could have saved $500 if we acted on the spot and not thought about it. Actually, we thought about it, we talked about it, we laughed about it, and we forgot about it!!! SO SHOULD YOU!!!