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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.

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Anonymous
#849757

Before you go see another timeshare presentation, please, understand that you are playing with people's jobs. Obviously you don't care for your job or family, if you choose to put yourself and your family for the so called torture for $75!

Vacations are to be enjoyed, but yet, you choose to work while on vacation for about $25/hour, you choose to waste your valuable vacation time and someone else's time, who's just trying to do their job and help people who really need it and care for their families and money that they work hard for.

What you are doing is total non-sense, so, stop doing it, better pick up some overtime at your job so you make extra $75 and spend your time wisely. I am sorry that you are so superficial and don't value your vacation time or someone else's, who's job is jeopardy because of people like You!

Anonymous
to Veronica #884574

Like he said, they work so hard to get you to attend these, not the other way around. If you really want us to come in with the intention of buying, focus more on finding the right people!

Anonymous
to Veronica #1017334

It's not non-sense. I was in used car sales for a long time.

Guess what? Not everyone buys! Shocking, I know. When you're sorting through leads, the best thing you can do is drop the useless ones and focus on the people you have a chance to sell.

Selling timeshares seems like a tough business, but nobody forced you to take that job. Accept that. Being told "no" is hard, but a lot of these people paid $ to get "perks". It is your job to not be all whiny about it and do your best with the 2 hours you've been given.

PS. I would have killed for 2 hours in car sales!

Anonymous
Chicago, Illinois, United States #789764

I along with hundreds of others who I have met either at resorts, or in our online groups, LOVE my Bluegreen.

We have owned for 7 years, and my adult children love it too.

Everyone knows Scarlettt, that's me, loves her Bluegreen !

Anonymous
#734926

If you are not interested in purchasing a timeshare, do not attend a timeshare presentation! The free gifts are not worth wasting a day of your vacation, and putting your hard earned money at risk of being scammed by the timeshare salespeople. http://www.timesharescam.com/

Anonymous
Jackson, Tennessee, United States #622191

Really!!! You aren't adult enough to get up and walk to the gifting counter after you were there for your time period. For someone who is a professional timeshare vactioner you are really are dumb.

Anonymous
#228593

I went to the Las Vegas BG "resort" after stumbling past their booth at out local Bass Pro Shop. The Vegas "resort" is depressing.

The airport is not the problem although Tropicana Blvd can be bumper to bumper. Back to the resort: they must have got a bargain on puke green paint because everything is painted that off-green. The pool is boring, there are no hotel "grounds", no palm trees, grass, etc. It's within sight of the real resorts on the Strip but it's too far away to walk over there.

The sales meeting was very high pressure and they practically held me hostage for over 4 hours. The Motel 6 just up the street towards the Tropicana looks more inviting and is probably a better deal.

Run, run, run away from this fiasco. :p

Anonymous
#213843

I BOUGHT INTO BLUEGREEN IN VEGAS. I WAS TREATED WITH NOTHING BUT RESPECT.

I HAVE BEEN TO VEGAS TWICE AND ENJOYED BOTH TRIPS. THE AIRPORT IS NOT THE BOTHER PEOPLE ARE MAKING IT OUT TO BE.

BESIDES VEGAS IS NOT THE ONLY RESORT IN BG'S INVENTORY. ALL FEES AND DUES WERE TOLD UPFRONT AND ANY INCREASES ARE PART OF BUSINESS AND EXPANDITION,LOOK AT OUR ECONOMY AND THE POLICIES OF AN OUT OF CONTROLL LIBERAL GOVERNMENT THAT RAISES THE COST OF BUSINESS.IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE GETTING INTO, ASK QUESTIONS.

Anonymous
#211988

They are totally dishonest. I am a current owner and go to every presentation offered with the intent of irritating them more than they do me.

I get my $100...and it works! Last presentation, the sales chap told me I insulted him by questioning what he was telling me. I simply told him that if he was insulted, he was much too thin-skinned to be in his business. For this presentation, I only got $50 since my wife wasn't on the trip with me.

It was guys card playing and golf wk at MB. Screw them just like they screwed you when you bought.

Anonymous
#205581

well said Mark

These kind of people are more dishonst then any salesman.

Yes the resort is nr the airport but then again so is Hooters ,Trop,MGM and many more.

Is it noisy, not at all --- I have stayed there and will be back next year

Anonymous
#204321

You do realize you are going to a "Sales Presentation" obviously. You said that you knew it was going to be high pressure.

Many posts about timeshare use the word high pressure. What exactly doesn't that mean to you? Did you ask to leave? The paperwork for most timeshares say 90 to 120 min, and yes, you can leav after that.

When you told the you couldn't afford it, you should have said that you go to many presentations and you have no desire to ever buy timeshare. Did you say that?

Knowin that you had no intention to ever buy one and you go to many of these when you walked in the door, if you did not inform the sales rep if this, then you had every intention of lying. Look at yourself before you point the finger.

Anonymous
to Mark #628823

agreed!!!

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