Lured by promises of travel discounts, free gifts, and even cash, many vacationers wander into timeshare presentations without knowing the true risks. These presentations are full pressures and often make the attendees feel trapped into purchasing. If you have recently committed to attending one of these sessions, it’s important to stay firm, know your timeshare cancellation rights, and follow these basic rules.
DO enter with clear expectations
While the session may seem inviting and the sales person will certainly be friendly, know that their only purpose is to encourage you to buy a timeshare. If you do not want to do so, enter into the presentation knowing this. Expect that you will be pressured, but commit to walking out without spending a penny.
DON’T stay longer than you agree to stay
Timeshare presentations are generally 90 minutes, but the presenters usually drag this on. You may end up sitting there for hours if you are not careful. If you agreed to stay for 90 minutes, you have the right to walk out after 90 minutes. The hope of free gifts may not be worth it.
DO make your intentions clear
Before the presentation, it’s okay to tell the sales person that you are not going to be making any purchases. If they try to convince you otherwise with charm and promises, you should still say firm in your intentions. That may mean talking little until they are done.
DON’T make a purchase at the presentation
If you do make it through the presentation, do not make a purchase. Even if you are slightly interested in a timeshare, take time to think it through and weigh your other vacation options. Remember that 85% of timeshare buyers regret their purchase. They cite timeshare cost, fear, intimidation, confusion, and distrust as their main reasons for that. You do not need to have that regret because you purchased at a presentation.
DO hire legal representation if you get stuck in a timeshare
If you do make a purchase and later want out of it, there are timeshare attorneys available to help you. A qualified lawyer can help you navigate your timeshare cancellation rights and the timeshare closing costs. This way, you can regain your financial freedom the legal way.
The timeshare industry is highly complicated and often affects buyers negatively. This is why having the right timeshare cancellation lawyer on your side is important. If you feel trapped by your timeshare, call Susan Budowski today for a consultation and to learn about timeshare cancellation rights.