I won a pair of tickets for a 2day 3 night stay in Las Vegas from a raffle…BUT…? Apparently i have to attend a presentation from "Worldmark by Wyndham". I’ve looked online and it is a timeshare company, they say i have no obligation to buy. To make the reservations i have to just pay the taxes, to a travel agency at the time i make the reservation. Has anyone dealt with this company?? Do you think that this is a scam?? should i attend the presentation just to check it out?? Please give me opinions….
wellaem replied: "this is old as the hills. You have to pay airfare, taxes on the room, and all you’re in for is hours and hours of presentation until you get so bored you will sign anything. Just write it off as not worth the hassle"
Dangermanmi6 replied: "Did you actually enter the "raffle". It is an old scam for timeshares where do you think all the religious cults get their training for brainwashing. As the other poster said just write it off and DO NOT GO!!!!"
johnmarc007 replied: "Total waste of time, book a trip on your dime to have fun."
Anyone redeem the timeshare gift? I just signed up to go to a 90 minute timeshare presentation with Worldmark by Wyndham. They offered a free gift of 2 night +airfare to Las Vegas. Are there hidden fees in that gift, and is it hard to redeem? Are they going to put me up in some dump motel off the strip? Anyone ever redeem this?
I really am interested in going to the presentation and learning about their company, since my parents own with another timeshare company. I’ve had the opportunity to listen to other sales pitches so I’m curious what they have to offer.
tsouth1979 replied: "I haven’t myself but I’ve heard nightmare stories. However, a friend of mine, her parents went to one not too long ago in Branson and they had NO INTENTION of buying a time share but they loved their trip. They said it was awesome and they only had to sit through the seminar and that was it. I feel it was dishonest of them but they did enjoy their trip."
Andy replied: "Wyndham is a reputable company. As such I would imagine that they will live up to that reputation. I’ve redeemed timeshare gifts from two other companies, and I’ve never had any problems with either except that:
1. Travel dates were stipulated (September through December) with restrictions on the days of travel. So in one case, I had a connecting flight instead of non-stop. For the other, it was non-stop.
2. The hotel/inn were first class, but the rooms both times were probably the least expensive (though still very nice). I solved that problem by upgrading once I arrived.
All and all, if the company is reputable, you’ll probably be quite happy with the gift. And of course, if the conditions are not agreeable, you’re not obliged to redeem it!"
Is this a scam?? PLEASE help me out… i dont want to waste my time…? I won a pair of tickets for a 2day 3 night stay in Las Vegas from a raffle apparently i have to attend a presentation from "Worldmark by Wyndham". I’ve looked online and it is a timeshare company, they say i have no obligation to buy. To make the reservations i have to just pay the taxes, to a travel agency at the time i make the reservation. Has anyone dealt with this company?? Do you think that this is a scam?? should i attend the presentation just to check it out?? Please give me opinions….
Navigator replied: "It’s not an outright scam, but it’s kind of grey around the edges.
My advice is to keep on digging and find out just what all is involved in your redeeming those Vegas tickets. If at any point they hem and haw or seem reluctant to pony up the information you’re looking for, OR it starts seeming like too much of a hassle, that’s the time to give it up and pull the plug on the whole thing."
John Loves Jenn replied: "I haven’t heard of this company but here is a FREE site to use
to check out if if any site or person is a SCAM ! It seems to be a scam!!!
balloon buster replied: "How good are you at resisting very high pressure sales tactics?"
Goyo replied: "When I was a child, my parents got the same type of deal from a similar company selling timeshares.
It’s not a ripoff, but it’s definitely a "stripped down" vacation with no frills.
The reason you have to pay the taxes has to do with the legal issues of giving away gifts – it’s totally legitimate to ask the recipient to pay them.
They will have a presentation and try to sell you a timeshare. You are obligated (once you get there) to go and see the timeshares, talk with their sales people, and pretty much all the rest of the junk they have planned.
If you aren’t really interested in a timeshare, then it could be a really boring trip. Most, if not all, of your time there will be devoted to them trying to sell you a timeshare.
By the way, they ALWAYS have a high-pressure sales team available to bulldog you into buying. You don’t have to, but it’s a lot of work to make them take no for an answer."
Isabella789 replied: "My advice, stay away, I went to one to this presentation and the guy tried to put a pressure on me to sign for something.
I did not buy anything but I got a weekend in Las Vegas , the ticket was good for one year, every time I tried to book a trip the bus and the hotels were occupied."