Gatlinburg, TN - we were stopped on the street and asked to take a tour. We told the lady that we did not want to buy anything, we don't make snap decisions, and we don't like high pressure sales tactics.
The employee pulls out a binder with displays in it, showing us how they are affiliated with Bass Pro Shop and assured us that Bass Pro Shop would not be affiliated with any high pressure tactics.
After being promised a $100 visa card, 2night/3 day vacation, and refund of our $20 deposit, and assured several times that we could just go and view the property and get some information, we agreed to go.
Big mistake. This was our 10 year anniversary and we wasted 3 hours. Our salesman was very nice in the beginning, until our presentation was complete and we told him that we would not make a snap decision today. We wanted to think about it. We did not care about losing incentives. He got irritated and asked us why we even bothered coming, did we just want the $100? My husband told him he could keep the $100 if that is what he was worried about, but we would not make a decision in one day.
He then called over his co-worker, manager, or whatever she was, and we were then subjected to additional high pressure tactics. I felt like I should have a spotlight in my face and water dripping on my head.
I became very irritated myself and finally after nearly yelling at them, they said fine, let's get your money and get you out of here.
We asked for some information or bookslets to take with us so we could look it over and make an informed decision and they refused to give us anything at all. Well, sorry, but that is a huge red flag to me.
Don't do it. Don't wast your time. What a fraud.