Have You Ever Sat Through A Timeshare Pitch For Cash?

Charlie wrote to us from his vacation, where he got a hundred bucks for ninety minutes of his time. Yes, he sat through a timeshare pitch. And he wonders, have others in the Consumerist community sat through pitches in exchange for cash or free trips? [More]

Telemarketers Want Me To Sell My Timeshare. I Don't Own One.

Telemarketers Want Me To Sell My Timeshare. I Don't Own One.

Reader Deon is confused by all the telemarketers calling him and sending him letters, asking if he wants to sell his timeshare. The confusion largely stems from the fact that he doesn’t own a timeshare. He’s tried getting off their lists but it seems his name and number as a “hot lead” keep getting sold around. [More]

Get Inside A Timeshare Salesman's Head

Get Inside A Timeshare Salesman's Head

How would you like to be 1000% more awesome? You will, after you read the secrets to Timeshare selling success over at the Timeshare Coach blog. It’s written by the author of ts by the author of Zero Resistance Selling: Achieve Extraordinary Sales Results Using The World-Renowned Techniques of Psycho-Cybernetics. On charming, ” Charm to Timeshare Sales is like Bread to Butter, put them together and it tastes so much better. Bread without butter is dry.” [More]

Alan Thicke Can't Save Tahiti Village Timeshare Company From Going Under

Alan Thicke Can't Save Tahiti Village Timeshare Company From Going Under

Even the hearty television presence of Alan Thicke couldn’t help Consolidated Resorts, Inc., a company owned by Goldman Sachs that sold timeshares, from going belly up. An anonymous tipster emailed us yesterday to say that they “just laid off most of their staff, including all collections, customers service, marketing, information technology departments.” And according to this insider, this is good news for consumers.

This Subway Shop In Virginia Promotes Timeshares

This Subway Shop In Virginia Promotes Timeshares

Tim thought he was entering an innocent giveaway at his local Subway in Warrenton, Virginia earlier this month. Nope. It was just timeshare bait. We wish the Subway would have known better than to allow the dropbox in their store to begin with, but after reading Tim’s story you’ll know what to watch out for should you run into a similar contest.

What You Need To Know Before Buying A Timeshare

What You Need To Know Before Buying A Timeshare

Alex Moskalyuk has a great post with all you need to know about timeshares. Timeshares are condos divied up among a pool of owners, each of which owns a slice of it for usually one week of the year. Alex is mainly of the hey, a discount weekend in Vegas ain’t bad for the price of listening to a salesman. He goes over how your basic timeshare presentation breaks down, and how there’s different kinds of timeshares. For instance, in some situations you actually save up and use “points” and the “point cost” of a timeshare varies based on “peak” or “non peak” times of the year. He sees just about only one time when they’re a good deal: