Well, it all started when my wife and I went to Texas Road House. While waiting for a table, my wife filled out a card for a chance to win a Prius, what's the harm right? Weeks later we get a call saying that we won a free vacation to Williamsburg Plantation, as well as 2 more 4 day, 3 night vacations, the only catch was that we would have to deposit $75 and sit through a 90 minute, no obligation timeshare pitch. We get there only to find out it is not $75, they charged us $175, totally illegal! So we go to this timeshare pitch at 9 in the morning and it lasts until 12:00, for those counting, that was 3 hours. They say no obligation, but what they don't say is that if you don't buy, they will degrade you throughout the whole pitch to try and make you feel bad and possibly give in. DON'T GIVE IN! We told our guide that we didn't plan on purchasing, we just had a child and that we were about to buy a house and that every extra dollar we have was going toward our home. Our guide was Paul who acted like he didn't care if we purchased, yet kept saying that we could put our house purchase plans on hold to buy this timeshare because spending $40,000 on a timeshare that you can visit once a year is much better than owning your own home... And so the saga continues... We say no multiple times over and over and then he says ok. This means they bring the "big guns" in to try and close on you. So they bring in this guy named Tony who was supposed to be concerned that we didn't want to pay their prices and was going to work his magic to get us into a timeshare. He says that he can drop the price to $14 grand, only catch is that we couldn't use the timeshare we would purchase until they got their money first... Yeah, great deal. And so... We also turn him down and say no, all our money is going to our house, we are just here to collect our free, no obligation prizes. So Tony leaves and Paul, our guide, tells us that we should win a Grammy for our performance, and then I have to remind Paul that Grammy's are for music not acting, just to make him look like the jerk that he is. This is when you think it is over..no no no... Now you have to go back to the headquarters to fill out a survey and collect your prizes. Spoiler Alert.. It isn't a survey, it is a last ditch effort to close on you. The person who "runs the survey" sits down with you and asks you questions about your timeshare pitch and then asks you why you didn't buy. We explain our reasons yet again that we are saving to buy a house and we didn't want to commit to anything until we are settled and know our budget and then she commences into saying that she could actually do better than the other people and throws us new numbers. So we go from the initial $900+ a month to her pitching us $250 and then $107 a month and we turn both offers down stating the same thing we said all day. She then says that if we can't afford $107 a month then we shouldn't buy a house and then she laughs at us like it is the funniest thing she ever said... So yeah, we still didn't give in and then we left there with our free prizes. The people behind the counter are not happy to give you prizes either, until you leave that office you are in the snake pit.
The catch of it all is that they try to convince you that their condo, which is actually a 2 bedroom, 2 bath 750ft outdated apartment, is actually some great find and that is you don't purchase it on the spot, within 30 days they will be sold out because everyone in the world wants to come to Williamsburg, VA. Hint: There is nothing to do in Williamsburg, VA.
If you get this same offer, stay tough and tell them that you are not interested despite their tactics. Don't be afraid to give attitude back to them either. They are under obligation to give you what is promised, if they don't, that is fraud.
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