Advice When Buying Timeshare or Related Services

An abstract mindset encourages people to think in a more broad and general way.

Consumers with this mindset will face an array of products and they will focus more on the characteristics associated with product and prefer those benefits explained verbally. The seller will get you to admit the benefits they expressed are not only possible, but also capable of being delivered. The seller will adopt a tour guide into the benefits and will engineer thoughts to fit your perceived or claimed need. Having exposed your need beforehand, when the full pitch is delivered your planned guard will be dismantled.

By entering a sales meeting, you will be encouraged to embrace the benefits which everyone else (except you) knows are deliverable. The salesman wants your money as it represents value and if they can represent their product is of equal value, you will be happy to exchange a known value for a perceived one.

To be a good consumer, you must understand your money is only as valuable as what you choose to spend it on. Spend wisely you get more - spent foolishly you get less. The willing buyer pays more than an unwilling buyer.

A consumer first buys only what they need, and the surplus is used for buying what you want. There's nothing wrong with buying things but, when doing so, you should use some modicum of thought as the bargain you strike has consequences.

So, you must always consider the consequences before you buy. Your local shop needs local people to call in and buy. The trader’s takings are driven by local people who tell 2 people when the service is good, but 10 people when its bad. If you are dealing with a remote seller, you should operate with significant caution as you are not aided by this local knowledge.

All timeshare is sold remotely and most legal companies who assist you to get out are generally some distance away from your home. Therefore, the normal information when dealing with these sellers is limited.

Consider the consequences of your purchase whether the sale is a timeshare re-selling service, exchange provider or exit service

How to determine who you can trust

The simple fact is you cannot trust anyone other than yourself, with the skill sets, senses and experiences that you have nurtured over many years. Don’t ask the seller for advice, they want to sell to you.

You have a logical and creative side of your brain, the seller will use his creative side and you are naturally moved to join in the romp down a dreamy road. You must use your logical side. Being a responsible consumer you know if it sold in shops it's easy to sell and wordy conversations are unnecessary. If it’s a hard to sell product, you are sat down in a presentation or subject to a home visit in a person-to-person meeting.

Think about how long it took you to be convinced, because when reselling what you have bought, you will at least spend the same time, and that's if you are a good salesman. If the products are as good as they say they are, they would be sold in shops and they would fly off the shelves. Salespeople cost a lot money and when you buy, you will be paying these selling costs and other costs associated with the sales that failed.

In matters of timeshare, many say to consult the internet. Good advice if you know who on the internet is giving the advice. If you read something and believe in what has been said without talking to the author, how credible is your thought process? Does the seller have a company? How much is it worth? If you are being asked to take a risk exchanging a known value for a perceived one - you need to know if the seller has money at risk in the company they own. 

You may read a lot of internet chatter and some you will believe and some you will not.

When you know what changed your mind from a position of not wishing to buy, to one where you were happy to buy, write down what was said and ask to see those claims in the contract, or get them to confirm their claims in writing.