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.
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.
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.
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.