We went to a concert at the Golden One Center – on our way out this guy says, “Hey you want a free trip to Hawaii? All you have to do is go take a look at our new hotel in Tahoe.”
So for 10 minutes the Princess and I listen to this guys spiel about this new hotel in Tahoe and to get the trip to Hawaii all we have to do is drive to Tahoe – have a look around and the trip is ours.
I says, That’s it? Just check out the hotel?
He says, “Yep. Just look around the hotel.”
I say, “Okay – lets do it. Nothing wrong with getting out of the city for a while.”
He says, “I just need a $50 deposit and a day you’d like to schedule your tour and presentation.”
I say, “Wait. $50 – a tour AND a presentation?
He says, “Yes. A short timeshare presentation.”
Riiiight…these are 4 hour high pressure sales assaults – where 3 to 5 different dudes beat you down – until you agree to spend thousands of dollars on a place you get to pay to stay at 2 weeks out of the year. I didn’t even know timeshare was still a thing. So we’re not going to Hawaii nor will we be “check out” that new hotel in Tahoe.
Have you ever agreed to sit through a timeshare sales presentation? Was it torture? Did you get suckered into something? Did you get a trip – tickets or something else?
Please share your experiences.