We just attended a presentation in Las Vegas. First of all, I've been to numerous timeshare presentations. Yes, I know I'm obligated to sit through the presentation and I know they're probably going to pressure me to buy. I don't have a problem with that. I have no intention of buying as I've heard too many horror stories about time shares in general but I don't feel guilty taking the free gifts anyway because these people come to me and talk me into doing it; not the other way around.
That being said, for the most part I've been treated respectfully when I've told other companies we're not buying. On this day we had a guy who was on his second day of selling so he had a more "experienced" salesperson helping him. He was very nice but she kept on hounding and hounding and HOUNDING. After trying to say 30 different ways we couldn't afford it, which was the truth, she INSISTED on running our credit score to "see what she could do for us". I kept trying to explain it was a waste of time. She stepped away for a minute and I asked the guy if this was required of us and he sheepishly shook his head no. When she came back I asked her the same question and she said yes. At this point I knew she was being dishonest. After being there three hours, we told her we HAD to leave. She wouldn't let us leave without running our credit score. Could we have walked out? Sure, but sitting through that torture, I was going to get my $75 gift card. I finally told the salesperson that I don't respond well to high pressure tactics and that I'm going to say no even if she offers me a timeshare for free.
Unfortunately this was in the morning and it put me in a lousy mood for the whole day. As for the resort, sure it was nice, but it was right next to McCarran airport so there was a lot of airplane noise. At one point, I looked out the window and the plane was so close, I thought it was going to come right into my window.