Review: Wholesale Travel Connection
Wholesale Escapes Sux

Okatie, SC

#93 Apr 25, 2012
Rude lady on the phone saved me the loss of 90 minutes of my life I could never get back. And after reading all of this THANK YOU RUDE BI@#H!!!

If you are actually arguing in favor of these people you SUX as much as the fake company does!!!!!!!!

WHO ARE YOU - Richard (DICK) Knoggin I would presume!!!!!! Must work for the loser company!!!!!!!
Goin

Butler, TN

#94 Apr 26, 2012
rip off
David

New Baltimore, MI

#95 Apr 26, 2012
Wholesale Escapes Sux wrote:
Rude lady on the phone saved me the loss of 90 minutes of my life I could never get back. And after reading all of this THANK YOU RUDE BI@#H!!!
If you are actually arguing in favor of these people you SUX as much as the fake company does!!!!!!!!
WHO ARE YOU - Richard (DICK) Knoggin I would presume!!!!!! Must work for the loser company!!!!!!!
If you are referring to me, I do not work for Wholesale Escapes. I feel betrayed by them and they don't live up to their promises and tell lies. I am hoping if folks write the City of Charleston Business License Dept, Wholesale Escapes will have their business license revoked. From what I saw on the web, the better business bureau has refused to associate with them.
really

Butler, TN

#96 Apr 26, 2012
really
really

Butler, TN

#97 Apr 26, 2012
no
Goin

Butler, TN

#98 Apr 26, 2012
test
really

Butler, TN

#99 Apr 26, 2012
fail
David

New Baltimore, MI

#101 May 2, 2012
Don't know why the info I provided for those who have complaints about Wholesale Escapes keeps getting deleted. Wish whoever was doing this would post a reason for the deletion. All I was doing was giving the contact information for the City of Charleston Business License Dept. who will be able to take action if enough folks complain.
Lois

Hephzibah, GA

#103 May 26, 2012
ERobichaud wrote:
This company left a very bad taste in my mouth. We stopped at a place called the "Welcome Centre" just outside of Charleston thinking it was a city welcome centre. We stopped for a map. Instead, we were subject to a twenty minute sales pitch and offered free carriage rides, ghost tours and plantation admittance. All we had to do was show up for an hour's talk on how to save money on travel. We reluctantly signed up but then had to give them $20 to "reserve" our place and guarantee our attendance. I tried to back out but got pressured some more and agreed to come. After we got out, I got madder and madder. It would have meant wasting half our morning, driving into downtown Charleston, paying for parking etc. for a one hour sales pitch to buy a membership like Costco. I walked and just left them with our $20. I couldn't believe it. If they had named their roadside stop as the Wholesale Travel Connection Welcome Centre, we would never have stopped. Obviously this was deliberately set up to entrap innocent tourists. I intend to write to the Charleston Chamber of Commerce.
We did the same thing thinking of getting the city maap and find our hotel once we got into the city. Our worst mistake was to take them up on the from carriage ride etc. Thinking it was the city doing this we didn't get it a thought it could be a scam. It sure is!! You were so smart losing your $20 but we had some time to spare and did it. They give you things at welcome centers going into many cities. They told us how bad Green Blue Resorts were and they could save us some money. We are retired and could use a savings for vacations. Nope no savings just an expensive scam to people that can't afford to lose any money right now. By the way they put their own people in the room to help with the ooh and awh. They have no brochures just a website but you can't get into that for over 7 days and by that time it is too late. Oh yes, after we signed our contract we were told we couldn't get out of it. They showed us on our paper work after they ran our card where we put our initials. They were closing so we had to rush. This is where they get you because if your read the 12 pages or so of material it would have been an extra hour or so. They were rushing us so they could leave. Actually they were rushing us so we couldn't read everything. They kept saying don't worry we have told you everything that is in there. Lies and more Lies. Report them to the Attorney General as they are using the state as their business calling card (welcome center).
Lois

Hephzibah, GA

#104 May 26, 2012
David wrote:
Don't know why the info I provided for those who have complaints about Wholesale Escapes keeps getting deleted. Wish whoever was doing this would post a reason for the deletion. All I was doing was giving the contact information for the City of Charleston Business License Dept. who will be able to take action if enough folks complain.
David try putting the information with spaces. In other words if you are putting in a web address or email just write it like this better business bureau at sc dot com. Usually they won't delete it. We can all fix it the way we want it. I hope it helps I would like along with other would like the extra information you may have as you are in S.C. Thanks!

Also did you know they changed their name three times already but SC keeps letting them re-open. That says something and it isn't good for all of us visiting your state and getting ripped off along with their office in St. Augustine, Florida & other places.
fartid

Charleston, SC

#105 Jun 2, 2012
I fartid and didn't read this post because its a bunch of whiny biiiitchez
Ann

Goose Creek, SC

#106 Jul 9, 2012
I just received a very early morning phone call interrupting my privacy and pleasant beginning of the day from 'Wholesale Escapes'...decided to look them up... dialed '0' as prompted and got a real voice. I read the representative about thirteen chapters regarding the 'do not call list' and he blabbered something. Kook! I hope this joker and the scams are run out of town on a rail. I am looking up the Better Business Bureau to find out what else I can do to close in on these trouble makers.
Poe

Columbia, SC

#107 Jul 26, 2012
I may be able to help some of you. Learned a caveat to the whole thing. Got our money back in a few hours. Yes, really.
Amy

Goose Creek, SC

#108 Aug 9, 2012
What is the caveat?
Poe wrote:
I may be able to help some of you. Learned a caveat to the whole thing. Got our money back in a few hours. Yes, really.
Amy

Goose Creek, SC

#109 Aug 10, 2012
Please help...I signed up for this yesterday and don't know what to do.
Lois

Augusta, GA

#110 Aug 30, 2012
Don't believe any of this. I bought and now have been told what I was told and how to do it was from an employee that wasn't refunding right. This is the fourth time they have changed the way I have to do things. Do not buy! The owner won't talk to me after he also told me how this would be done.

One of the posts says she got things at very low to no cost. As you notice she didn't tell you how she did it because there is no way she is doing it. I have spent hours to get a small discount. Worth it? Absolutely not. I could have gone to priceline and get anything I want cheaper.

In fact I own a timeshare and get discounts cheaper with RCI than I do with these crooks. Chip McIntyre is the owner and will not take care of his customers. I hate to do this but the truth is the truth. Again they do not return phone calls and you need hours just to get their phone to pick up and talk to someone that is going to lie to you.

Another fact we were going to bluegreen resorts for one of their timeshare talks and these people said they could do better so we checked them out. It sounded like what we were looking for. Biggest mistake of our lives. We are retired and it is the wrong time for us to lose money.

Good luck to all of you that aren't going to listen.
DCC

Weehawken, NJ

#111 Sep 5, 2012
Poe wrote:
I may be able to help some of you. Learned a caveat to the whole thing. Got our money back in a few hours. Yes, really.
How do we get in touch with you? Same thing just happened where we are not getting what we were promised in the sales pitch and trying to get our money back.

Since: Nov 12

Saint Petersburg, FL

#112 Nov 24, 2012
I joined Wholesale Escapes this month. THEY ARE Wonderful. I have a great time learning about a new way to vacation. I immediately saved $800 on a condo in Clearwater for my family coming from New York and Montana to visit for 10 days. Beachfront Condo in the most difficult time of the year. Its not a timeshare resorts and is very peaceful.

I found that some people think anything they want will appear. Then they call it a SCAM. But you must use the system properly. Be open to numerous options. Understand what was made clear in the presentation "Air Fare will not be cheaper" however bundling packages will be.

We used email and received a phone call the next day to verify where we could go and the agent emailed us 3 choices of deals.

VERY good investment when you follow the instructions.
Amy MONEY BACK

Sleepy Eye, MN

#113 Nov 24, 2012
HOW TO GET YOUR MONEY BACK:
You can get out of this if you paid with a credit card--I did. YOU HAVE TO DO IT WITHIN 3 DAYS!!! I was so sick after I signed up, it ended up ruining my vacation. At any rate, attempt to contact them. They will give you the run around and say Mr.(whoever) will call you back (give you false numbers, etc). This will never happen but note that you tried. Contact the credit card company (within 3 days) from the purchase date (I would suggest that day or the next). This will take some digging on your part if you signed up with the credit card they offered you. The credit card company will ask if it is a timeshare. I know Wholesale says that aren't but technically it is according to the Credit Card Company--so say yes. Write a letter telling them you intend to cancel effective today (and write the date). Make a copy for your records. Send your letter to the company's location (downtown Charleston)--make sure it is CERTIFIED. Keep the receipt for your records. The credit card company should ask you to follow up (I believe within 15 days). And call within that time. Wholesale has the option of fighting your claim but they probably won't (and they didn't in my case). Good luck!
Amy MONEY BACK

Sleepy Eye, MN

#114 Nov 24, 2012
Got my money back--post #100. Have to do it within 3 days.
1. Call credit card company (it's technically a timeshare).
2. Send certified letter to Wholesale (or whatever their name is this week) telling of your intentions to terminate membership now.
3. Follow up with credit card company.
4. Money back.

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