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August 26th, 2010 at 4:51:58 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I don't disagree with anything you said. What I meant was buying timeshares at the full retail price is a scam. I've done those pitches three times, and they throw all kinds of math tricks at you. Meanwhile, I keep hearing stories about people who can't give away their timeshares for free.

Agreed. We've done them twice, and both times I've regretted it. I don't really mind the pitches; I love listening and hearing how the setup goes, how the hook works, the whole thing. I love watching the machinery of it, even the TOs (turnovers, to the managers). Sales is my business, and I can play along dispassionately, note where the guy is doing well and where he is screwing up, stuff like that. What I HATE is the time wasted while I'm on a perfectly good vacation. There is NOTHING you can promise me that will make up the value of half a vacation day.
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August 26th, 2010 at 7:58:31 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

There is NOTHING you can promise me that will make up the value of half a vacation day.

Sure there is. But it requires a pre-determined mind-set that you're going in just for the entertainment value of listening to the pitch - as well as the value of whatever crap they give you as a gift for having listened.

There's a thread here from several months ago, where I wrote about a horrifying time I had on a casino day cruise out of South Carolina. We got free admission from the time share pitchman.
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁 Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition. 🤗

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