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Timeshare Salesmen #268029
02/15/08 02:27 PM
02/15/08 02:27 PM
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Marty Offline OP

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today from the Chamber of Commerce...
Members brought up personal experiences this week of being accosted by timeshare sales personnel in the street. One Member described getting cut off and stopped by a golfcart, and when told that they should be at their designated booth area, were not very nice. Tom offered to contact the offending resort (who has been very cooperative in the past), and correct the problem.


Re: Timeshare Salesmen [Re: Marty] #268031
02/15/08 02:40 PM
02/15/08 02:40 PM
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Mississippi, USA
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The intials BB come to mind.


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Re: Timeshare Salesmen [Re: Belize-N-Us] #268037
02/15/08 03:26 PM
02/15/08 03:26 PM
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Although we haven't been 'cut off' or anything the vast majority of time share folks that we've encountered have been from Reef Village. They pull their golf carts up to close to the beach and try to stop anyone walking by. They take 'no' for an answer pretty well, but I thought they were supposed to stay in their designated booths.

Re: Timeshare Salesmen [Re: JeanH] #268054
02/15/08 05:32 PM
02/15/08 05:32 PM
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Reef Village is selling as timeshares now? I thought they were straight up condos.


Now back to your regularly scheduled drivel...
Re: Timeshare Salesmen [Re: deadserious] #268073
02/15/08 08:14 PM
02/15/08 08:14 PM

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That's where many of the BB team went.

Re: Timeshare Salesmen [Re: ] #268106
02/16/08 10:21 AM
02/16/08 10:21 AM
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MN - USA
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The timeshare sellers we ran into were'nt too bad, tho I can see this practice escalating into something more than just an annoyance. After about the 3rd encounter in as many hours on the beach, I found myself saying "no thanks" before they even started talking. A couple of them tho would persist and I found myself telling them that time shares are a rip off, and I would be happy to come back to their resort and tell their bosses that, after my free cocktail.... then they go away.


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Re: Timeshare Salesmen [Re: 6string] #268109
02/16/08 10:42 AM
02/16/08 10:42 AM
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Posts: 162
Anza, CA US
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We just returned from a month on AC and the only real pains were the reef village salespeople. They claimed it was just an open house and didn't like the term time share. Although I'm sure that is exactly what they were peddling. On the other hand I often stop and say HI to chito by central park at the Capt. Morgans booth.
He is always polite, even though he knows I'm not buying a time share.

Re: Timeshare Salesmen [Re: DANZA] #268111
02/16/08 10:57 AM
02/16/08 10:57 AM

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Timeshare agents earn (for San Pedro) indecent amounts of money, so they're highly motivated. Any potential buyers should ask themselves whose pockets those large incomes ultimately come from.

Re: Timeshare Salesmen [Re: ] #268120
02/16/08 11:30 AM
02/16/08 11:30 AM
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Anza, CA US
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I know in Cabo, MX a guy who seemed to be in the know claimed they had 500 US to work with. They could split the 500 up however to entice people in. Some were giving as much as 300 to get you in so keeping 200 for themselves. One of the tourist where we were staying claimed to make 700 just the day before. Still not my idea of a vacation. But yes the buyers are funding all of that. Although I'm not sure what the numbers are for AC.
But I would suspect a big bonus for the person sending an actual buyer.

Re: Timeshare Salesmen [Re: DANZA] #268226
02/17/08 11:27 PM
02/17/08 11:27 PM
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St Louis, Mo., USA/San Pedro
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There should be a law..."no timeshare salesmen can chase tourist with luggage for more than 100 yards".


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