Resale woes leave Orlando-area time-share owners in limbo

There are 9 comments on the Dec 17, 2007, Orlando Sentinel story titled Resale woes leave Orlando-area time-share owners in limbo. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Pete and Sharon Bissinger loved the Kissimmee time-share apartment they had owned for 15 years, often offering it to relatives on visits to Central Florida or trading their annual week with other time-share ...

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esjam

AOL

#91 Feb 22, 2010
I got a call from time share space in june 2009, the young man offered to sell my timeshare that I own at westgate for 18 to 20k, the fee upfront was $995.00,I was scared to give my cc, because I thought it was a scam, however, after talking to him for a while I did the transaction. 48 days later I had a closing and received a certified ck for $11,000.01, I had a balance from westgate for $8999.00. I think they are genuine. I recommend a cousin of mine from Bermuda and the uk and their deals went through also, except they got more money than I did, because they had a bigger unit and did not owe on the property.
rockndablues

South Weymouth, MA

#92 Apr 20, 2010
I am currently getting rid of my 2 timeshares, one in Orlando, Florida (The Blue Tree Resort [Westgate Owned])and one in Gautier, Mississippi (Hickory Hills Resort). Will finalize the Miss. transfer of ownership by May 14, 2010. The transfer of the Florida unit has taken a bit longer, but the transfer of ownership should be completed by mid-summer. Attended a sales presentation held by Timeshare Acquisitions, LLC (Out of California) last November. Yes it cost me almost 5 grand up front, but you have to read the fine print which I didn't do when purchasing the timeshares. In 5 years, I'll have made my money back by not paying 1 grand a year for timeshares that I haven't used in years. Do HIGHLY recommend staying away from companies (ESPECIALLY VERY WELL KNOWN REAL ESTATE COMPANIES) they'll take your $800 - $1000, post your unit as available and then never hear from them again. I know, it cost me $900 to learn that experience.
michele

Honolulu, HI

#93 May 18, 2010
Yep its a scam, they got me, I'm out 600. They said they could sell it in 40 days it's been a couple years and not a penny back.
THINK

Croydon, PA

#94 May 28, 2010
you just lost your money
you will never get any voucher.
sorry.
dont pay anything without checking online first-
that company is a scam- they make money by taking those fees and never do anything.
it is legal and you cant get it back-
JUST DONT GIVE THEM MONEY- IT IS A SCAM
brian Kawa

Lingfield, UK

#95 Aug 1, 2010
Curious wrote:
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I just got a call from these folks - they are sending a generic copy of their contract - how did they do for you? Did they sell your timeshare or did you get ripped off? Thanks. Please respond to my email as I really am not sure how this forum works - I found this through Google. travisoma@yahoo.com Thanks so much.
Thanks for your info. My wife and I recently recieved several calls from thetimesharespace that they can rent our timesharess on weekly basis. Please let us know your experience with this company.

Kindly regards

Brian and Cecilia.
brian Kawa

Lingfield, UK

#96 Aug 1, 2010
essexgirl uk wrote:
I got a call today from a Richard Millar from Time share space offering to sell our timeshare appt up front fee of $795. He valued it 42 - 45,000 dollars for our timeshare. said would market it and would sell within 90 days. I think another scam
Recieved calls from Richard Miller as well offering to rent our four villas weekly, requesting for an upfront fee of $ 895. However, we have rquested for him to put it in writing which he had done through e-mail. Tottaly not convinced. What is your experience with this company and how far did you go with them?

Brian

Shirley-Croydon(UK)
Paul South Wales

Thames Ditton, UK

#97 Aug 1, 2010
brian Kawa wrote:
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Recieved calls from Richard Miller as well offering to rent our four villas weekly, requesting for an upfront fee of $ 895. However, we have rquested for him to put it in writing which he had done through e-mail. Tottaly not convinced. What is your experience with this company and how far did you go with them?
Brian
Shirley-Croydon(UK)
Hi,
Just to let you know as we don't see many Brits on here - I posted a comment a while ago (I live in South Wales but youll see it as Paul from Hereford for some reason) to say I'd had the call like you and they promised to mail me but even so I realised its pretty obvious, they offer well over the odds AND aren't listed on the Americans Better Business Bureau except for complaints against them...as others have said here I realise now, it was very exciting listening to promises of such high returns but if they are so convinced they can do it for any of us, WHY do they really need their fee up front? I'd be very happy to pay it on the day of sale.
Since then, I've had them ring me twice, working really hard to convince me they genuine but when questioned the best they can come up with is 'we can put you through to a Mastercard firm (?) who will confirm we'll take your payment and no more. We guarantee to sell it for you'.'What form does your guarantee take?' I said but they kept saying they'd send an email contract...That's not good enough for me I'm afraid. Imagine chasing after them if anything went wrong...how difficult would that be? The last time they rang I questioned them as usual and the young bloke started to offer me to only pay half the $995 fee...as I went to query it further, I could hear someone in the background saying,'forget it, hang up'- obviously they can't cope with anyone asking for hard evidence. Avoid them like the plague I say! Just wish we hadn't bought the damn time share now...anyone genuine want a Westgate week in Orlando for a fair price?
Joe

Orlando, FL

#98 Aug 4, 2010
Who would ever pay full price for a time share? It's an emotional sale people get sucked into when they are on vacation. Plus you can just rent the places super cheap without buying them.

Buy a place at the beach if you want a piece of real estate to vacation at.
Brenda Murray

New York, NY

#100 Mar 25, 2014
Hi, its quite difficult to sell ,but there are companies who buy you're timeshare off you,they will then sell it on for you and take a bit of commission,be care full to use a reputable company,or you could advertise it private sale in the resort you have the week,put a leaflet up in the bar or stick it under the doors of the other apts(don't let anyone see you though ),LOOK FOR RE-SALE COMPANY'S ON THE NET AND CHECK THEM OUT,good luck. This is a good article on how to sell a timeshare:

http://www.timesharescam.com/blog/126-how-to-...

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