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Club La Costa "Free" holiday.

TWIGGY4LIFE 666 Avatar
8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
We have been told that we have won a "free" holiday to the Algarve, Tenerife or Southern Spain by a company called Club La Costa. We have to pay £29.50 each plus another £99 because we are taking another child (not exactly free then!). We are attending a conference Friday to find out about it and the resorts. Has anyone had any experience with this company and is this offer too good to be true?
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#2
well spotted emasu
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collo;1876021
well spotted emasu


All your reps gone again?!
#4
Cool thanks for that. I think we will go to the presentation, get the vouchers or whatever but avoid the timeshare, even though thats what it is about.
#5
Haven't read emasu's link, but - with some hesitation - I took up one of the Club La Costa timeshare meeting offers last year. We went to their Scottish place near Gleneagles. We knew exactly what was involved and met out commitment to do a timeshare lunch and meeting. We just listened and then gave them a firm "no". They tried every incentive and linguistic trick in the book to get us to change our mind, but we knew the score. Anyway, long story short, we got a cheap subsidised holiday and apart from 2-3 hours involved in the sales pitch there was no further follow-up (we insisited we were not interested and that we didn't want any follow-up as we felt the deal was a bad one).
#6
Yes- do not deal with them. They 'employ' an army of self-employed commission only sales staff both here & abroad who are trained to hard-sell & do so for their commission. Your holiday will consist of presentations & constant badgering to buy a timeshare property & this will also carry on when you return home.

I know this because I rented a property privately which was on one of their complexes & I got to know some of their sales staff quite well. Some of the tricks they told me they used to get sales were diabolical (signing folk up for more supposedly free hols, waking them up at 5am unless they signed & even getting guests drunk so they signed!).

These practices were also supported by the managers.

It's your call, but I would say be aware, be very aware.

Col.
#7
emasu
All your reps gone again?!


told you they would
#8
i think i received some email about this type of thing, where i'd have the opportunity to look round a few properties. They would pay for flights and hotel? I ignored it, probably junk mail.
#9
Oh my god avoid these people like the plague - me & my partner being a bit naive went to one of their meetings after "winning" the star prize on a scratchcard in Tenerife - wasted 4 hours of our holiday getting shown around a very nice appartment then when we were taken back to the office we were almost bullied into signing up for one - I get p'd off with people quite easily but when we said no to the rep and his manager came over to try his luck I was almost swinging for the git! :viking: Dont waste ur time with this lot! Oh and the free bottles of spirits that they promise you are cheap s.h.i.t. that'l rot ur guts, my partner wouldn't even drink it and he's practically an alcoholic!!! :whistling:
#10
This company is featured in the "crimeshare" website..........nuff said........
#11
My parents went on one to the Algarve. Left the presentation till the day before the end and then came out with,sorry, mate our situation changed, were unemployed!!
Reps were gutted but nothing they c ould do. You must be very strong if you want to go down this route, otherwise avoid it like the plague.
#12
I honestly wouldn't go, it's up to yourselves in the end, but not my idea of fun being hounded by them.
#13
Even if you are unemployed,broke or have ccj,s they can offer you a loan secured on your home at a low rate you would not believe,give you a £5000 discount on the price of the crimeshare,give you all the money back after 5 years and arange all your flights at approximately half price............you would be a fool not to buy.....................this is free money/holidays with no risk whatsoever.............................
#14
Just been to the conference. Pleasently suprised. Signed up for the 3 year trial that guarantees us 6 weeks holiday, 1 of which is upgraded to give you car transfers and flights;everything. You have to take them anywhen in that 3 years and at the end if you want to sign up, they will take what you paid for the trial period off the cost of their subscripton.
#15
TWIGGY4LIFE 666;1921486
Just been to the conference. Pleasently suprised. Signed up for the 3 year trial that guarantees us 6 weeks holiday, 1 of which is upgraded to give you car transfers and flights;everything. You have to take them anywhen in that 3 years and at the end if you want to sign up, they will take what you paid for the trial period off the cost of their subscripton.


Do you work for them? :whistling:
#16
nope. i am 15, but yeah you would think that i do work there because my experience was actually good.
#17
So how could YOU sign up and pay for anything in relation to this, being under 18............?
banned#18
lmao.
#19
iglimpse
So how could YOU sign up and pay for anything in relation to this, being under 18............?

it was my parents who signed it.

Now my parents have looked back and decided to cancel!!! Turns out we dont need to go abroad 6 times in 3 years.
#20
TWIGGY4LIFE 666;1924711
it was my parents who signed it. Now my parents have looked back and decided to cancel!!! Turns out we dont need to go abroad 6 times in 3 years.


I would enjoy most things, if someone else was paying...:?

You will be going off on your own adventures soon. Timeshares are too boring for the young, far better adventures to be had
#21
O.k cancelled today.
Didnt take too long, but they tried to get us to buy into an £8000 "deal." Anyways after finally cancelling, they gave us the gift of the holiday that costs £29 each plus another £99 coz we aer taking an extra person, not too bad a price but i think we are organising our own holiday.
Apparently they were gutted that we cancelled and that "of all they people they saw yesterday, we were the ones they wanted to sign up." Yeah right!

Only sign up if you have £3000-£11,000 lying around and you plan to go abroad every year, otherwise, i would think very carefully. Luckilly you have 14 days to change your mind.

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