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  •  Trashy timeshares (4+ / 0-)

    with a horrible reputation.

    Good riddance to bad garbage.

    "To recognize error, to cut losses, to alter course, is the most repugnant option in government." Historian Barbara Tuchman

    by Publius2008 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 06:34:14 PM PDT

    •  My wife and I (0+ / 0-)

      once took a teaser trip to St John, USVI.  4 day/5 nights for something like $700.  Catch was that we had to go through a sales presentation for a timeshare.  Came with the usual promises of no pressure, limited time commitment etc.  We had young kids at the time and the kids were shuffled off to a kid's club for the time we had to take for the presentation.

      And we got exactly that.  A relatively short (although I think they went over the time they stated) pressure free (it really was as incredible as that sounds) introduction to some very nice condos.  The prices weren't bad - although more than I was comfortable paying.  At the end of our time we said, "No thanks." and we were off.  It was truly a pleasant experience and we received a very nice vacation to boot.

      I think the major difference is that the time share was with a reputable hotel/resort chain (Westin).  I got the sense that while they wanted to sell us a condo time share they were just as happy to expose us to their resort and to a pleasant experience knowing that a positive experience would make us more likely to stay at a Westin in the future.

      "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

      by newfie on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 05:52:37 AM PDT

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