Does anyone have any good or bad experience with Shell?
I purchased Shell Vacation Club points 2 years ago in Hawaii and although I haven't had any really bad experiences with Shell, I am not happy with what I was told by the salesman during my purchase.. I immediately objected to the purchase when I saw the 18% interest rate on the financing!! However, the salesman told me that most buyers just get it refinanced with their bank at a much lower rate when they get back home.
Also, they tried to sell me my 7K points for 52K and I said no way. So then they played the "used car salesman game" and brought in the Mgr. who said I have a repo that I have to get off the books today that I can let go for 25K.. Since I had been offered this exact same package twice before for the 52K price and refused to buy into it, I felt that was not a bad deal at 25K and lifetime points with Hawaii being my home club..
However, when I returned home and tried to get this refinanced, NO ONE would touch it.. So unless I allowed an auto debit from my bank account, I would be stuck with the 18% interest rate on the loan!! If you allow the auto debit the interest drops to 14%, not much of a savings but better than 18%.. Ok so now I am angry about them lying to me on the refi options!!
I have to admit that Shell has given me a LOT of free stays in Hawaii and Mexico, plus hundreds of dollars in free activities while I am in Hawaii or Mexico. Can't complain about that part. Then I went to Scottsdale, AZ a few weeks ago and the salesman there told me that the regular price for the Hawaii Club's 7K point package was 27K and not the 52K that I was told on the first 2 times Shell tried to sell that package to me!!
OK, so now I am over it with Shell, they are all a bunch of liars and do not EVER purchase points from them!! So I thought maybe I'd just try to sell my points and was contacted by a "timeshare reseller" who also was a liar and has robbed me of $300 and refused to cancel or return my funds or phone calls.. People please, just stay away from all of these timeshare sharks!! They are all liars and you will have buyers remorse..