Reviews of the timeshare industry by the owners...
This is a typical timeshare scam. The company called me to purchase my timeshare. After saying that I would NOT have to pay any money upfront, we signed a sales agreement - then they wanted me to pay for Mexican taxes upfront ($2256) or they threatened me to charge 12% of the purchase price as a cancellation fee. they said the money is in a non reimbursable account and the amount transferred cannot be changed to the full purchase price minus the taxes.
Brownstone Enterprises group in Houston Texas contacted me about renting or selling our timeshare in Puerto Vallarta. When I received the contract by email, I asked the sales person, Steven Diaz, if we had to pay anything upfront. He was very vague in his answers.
We bought into HDM over 10 yrs ago and gradually worked up to a New Penthouse ownership. We always enjoy our time at HDM even though the maintenance fees are way beyond excessive!!
In Nov., 2010 we attended another marketing meeting after the owners' breakfast where one of the sales force fed us a line about the NEW Master Member Ownership. He went on and on about new facilities in La Paz, Todo Santos and another along the corridor between Cabo and San Jose del Cabo...that we would have access to and could stay there vs. at HDM. This upgrade?? was not inexpensive to say the least.
On December 2, 2012, Mr. Wesley Alexander, then director of sales for Universal Timeshare Sales Associates, contacted me to tell me that his company had a person who wanted to purchase my Wyndham Bonnet Creek timeshare for $89, 600.00. He said that the sale would be completed within 90 days.