I have begun to see that some people post "unbiased" reviews and forums to earn commissions and other monetary compensation. 'An example is the Referral program at Playa Grande whereby the person making the referral earns $100-$300 per visitor/buyer and that the buffet breakfast in the deal is a timeshare pitch.
I think this is ok if it is made clear to those honestly seeking information on the forum.
I have to admit I stood to gain by mentioning the time share I was offering at Sunset for $599.00...but I think I was pretty upfront about it and my offering is almost "at cost" on this offering.
I won't do it anymore.
Also, I am now wondering how reliable are the suggestions offered on these forums and what is behind those making suggestions?