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hi guys, I need some help in making a decision soon.... ie in 2 days time I got a call fr a holiday company and they offer me a self catering in a 1 bedroom luxury apartment with own pool ac… Read More
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
hi guys,

I need some help in making a decision soon.... ie in 2 days time

I got a call fr a holiday company and they offer me a self catering in a 1 bedroom luxury apartment with own pool accommodation in Golf Plaza Apartment (4 star, Tenerife) 7 days for £190. The only drawback is that we have to give our feedback in a 90 minutes consultation. As a good gesture for attending the interview, we would be offered another week holiday in any resort under the same company in other countries (Portugal, Canary's Island) as well for no extra charge subject to availability and this can be check be I pay the £190. Resorts can be found in
http://www.cordialcanarias.com/en/index.html

does this sound too good to be true. Even it's a timeshare company, If I stay firm and refuse to sign on any dotted lines, Do you guys think this is a way to enjoy a cheap holiday?

thanks
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Sounds like timeshare to me for sure... I've heard pretty bad reports and they are very very persuasive/aggressive.. I wouldn't go.. but its up to you.. depends if you think you can fend them off. lol

Edited By: Jed Maxwell on Mar 28, 2011 18:05
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yep sounds like timeshare - wouldnt touch it
#3
+ 1 for sounding like a timeshare thingy, be prepared for the hard sell!
#4
if you can hold your own, or if your proper skint then go
#5
Just be prepared that it'll take a hell of a lot more than just a - No thanks, im not interested...
#6
they will also ask you for your credit card details to " confirm" the booking, then bill you for the lot if you say no thanks, happened to my friend a few years ago , in Spain, stunning resort but nothing around it,she has 3 kids and though it would be great until she got there.
dont do it hun
#7
ALLLLLLLLLLLLOW it
#8
vinylandtrinkets
they will also ask you for your credit card details to " confirm" the booking, then bill you for the lot if you say no thanks, happened to my friend a few years ago , in Spain, stunning resort but nothing around it,she has 3 kids and though it would be great until she got there.
dont do it hun


yikes!! goes to show they aint mugs.....so they will prob screw u over one way or another
#9
I have had friends who have been to these and have had a perfectly good time out there, I have been offered one for £145 for 2 people at a 5* resort in Malta. Good job I am already going to stay at my mates at the same resort coz if I like it I will take them up on the offer as I know I can say no!
If they ask for CC details just say no you will pay by other means like cash then they can't take you for a mug!
Go for it and have fun..
#10
get a prepaid mastercard... pay for it on that.
Then tell them when you're there that you have been declared bankrupt and this is my only way i can own cards from now on :p
#11
thanks a lot for the replies.

I actually own a time share already and I know how pushy they can be. The last time I unwittingly attended one was when I was holidaying in Singapore. Stopped by a lady with scratch cards and I scratched one and she began to jump up n down in hysteria in the public. I thought for a second she had some kind of panic attack. She claimed I had won something and she would also get £45 reward in return if I went to collect the 'price'. Since the building was 5 min fr the main Orchard Road, I agreed (I didnt want the price anyway, more for her to get her reward as she was so ecstatic). The second I saw the set up in the hall, i knew it was a time share club. They were some gullible people there and the manager was in fact fr Yorkshire. I was led to a desk with this 'consultant' who began to tell me stories abt holiday blah blah blah..... as I remained quiet throughout it was hard for him to keep on mumbling, to the point he started to show me his family photos.... goosh, I could see he was in real desperation, so 30min gone and I opened my mouth and said, 'get to the main point or I will leave NOW'. Then he showed me the package and I told him the benefits of the time share were no where as good as mine and asked him to give me a reason to buy theirs. He could not and went away to seek help fr the manager. I asked him the same question and he couldnt give me a satisfactory reply so I left. The scratch card lady was waiting in the hall, I said to her that she had 30min of my mine and that was all she could have. As for the prize money, she needed to sort it out with the manager.

I have a few q's in my mind, if the holiday company can give me a clear answer tomorrow, then I will go.

Edited By: sonasang on Mar 29, 2011 13:54
#12
let us know how you get on OP
#13
sonasang
thanks a lot for the replies.

I actually own a time share already and I know how pushy they can be. The last time I unwittingly attended one was when I was holidaying in Singapore. Stopped by a lady with scratch cards and I scratched one and she began to jump up n down in hysteria in the public. I thought for a second she had some kind of panic attack. She claimed I had won something and she would also get £45 reward in return if I went to collect the 'price'. Since the building was 5 min fr the main Orchard Road, I agreed (I didnt want the price anyway, more for her to get her reward as she was so ecstatic). The second I saw the set up in the hall, i knew it was a time share club. They were some gullible people there and the manager was in fact fr Yorkshire. I was led to a desk with this 'consultant' who began to tell me stories abt holiday blah blah blah..... as I remained quiet throughout it was hard for him to keep on mumbling, to the point he started to show me his family photos.... goosh, I could see he was in real desperation, so 30min gone and I opened my mouth and said, 'get to the main point or I will leave NOW'. Then he showed me the package and I told him the benefits of the time share were no where as good as mine and asked him to give me a reason to buy theirs. He could not and went away to seek help fr the manager. I asked him the same question and he couldnt give me a satisfactory reply so I left. The scratch card lady was waiting in the hall, I said to her that she had 30min of my mine and that was all she could have. As for the prize money, she needed to sort it out with the manager.

I have a few q's in my mind, if the holiday company can give me a clear answer tomorrow, then I will go.


same scenario with us in Albuferia (portugal/algarve) ebglish guy went mad that we had won when we scratched card....so we could win a prize if we went to x place...hubby told him to do one...i was like eh? but he explained what the scam was.....silly me would have gone for it!
#14
i have done these twice now the most recent was tenarife at new year we got two x 2bed apartments for £149 10days and they were spot on. you do get them being pushy trying to get you to buy just stick to your guns and say no, i just told them had other commitments at the moment setting up a new business and cant commit to anything else.

It is a good way to get good accomadation at a cheap rate but you have to be able to say no and stick to it otherwise they will sting you.

i have given my card details both times and never had a problem.

tried to get another during may half term recently but they didint have the dates.

good luck
#15
I have been reassured by the manager that the maximum time of the feedback session is 90min, most likely will be no more than 30min and there will be no hard selling of any timeshare and they know I own a timeshare already. So, booked a date in September.
Once they have confirmation that I attend that feedback session they will let me have another week free accommodation of the same level of serviced apartment in either Malta, Costa Del Sol and one other place somewhere in Portugal.

fingers crossed

Edited By: sonasang on Mar 30, 2011 14:54
#16
sonasang
I have been reassured by the manager that the maximum time of the feedback session is 90min, most likely will be no more than 30min and there will be no hard selling of any timeshare and they know I own a timeshare already. So, booked a date in September.
Once they have confirmation that I attend that feedback session they will let me have another week free accommodation of the same level of serviced apartment in either Malta, Costa Del Sol and one other place somewhere in Portugal.

fingers crossed


And you actually believe him?
#17
I guess we just have to wait and see.

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