Reviews of the timeshare industry by the owners...
My husband and I went to Pueblo Bonito for our honeymoon in Nov. 2015 and got tricked into thinking the program they offered us would allow us access to several 4 star hotels around the world for $199 per week for two people or $299 per week for three people or $399 for 6 people etc...
I made my first attempt to schedule a hotel in NYC for two people and was told I had to pay $879 for 4 nights?!?!
I emailed our sales rep at Pueblo Bonito my confusion and actually was surprised that he immediately called me the very next morning to tell me "those $199, $299, $399 / week deals are called "last minute deals" to which I quickly replied "you never mentioned last minute deals!" I went to the website to look at these so called "last minute deals" and they are in fact $199, $299 etc...BUT only for certain weeks and certain locations. That is NOT how they sold the program to us!!
Please help me find a way out of this transaction.
I bought 7000 credits of Worldmark the Club timeshare in 2002. I paid $12,000 for the credits and was told that it would be great for me since I was a truckdriver and could use the resorts as I traveled to different parts of the US.
In hindsight, I wish I'd tape recorded their sales pitch. One lie and exaggeration after another. I bought into the Kissimmee/Orlando timeshare. I've been trying for over 10 years to sell or rent with no luck. So much for the "GREAT INVESTMET" they said it would be.
This will probably be a longer than you would like, but it is truly a reflection of how I feel about RCI, their rules and their fees. Once upon a time (22 years ago, when I purchased my timeshare and joined RCI), life was easy. I deposited my week, paid a fee and traded for a week somewhere else for vacation. Life changed and it changed for the worse, much worse.
I own at a resort that changed management to Defender in the past year.
I do not understand why our board went with this company. I find them disorganized with respect to a mixup on my maintenance bill. Owners received their ballots for pending board officer elections that seem to have been full of mis-spelling even giving the address of the resort wrong.