I have been a member of Bluegreen for five years now. In the initial visit I was promised a great Florida vacation during spring break for myself, my children, and two of their friends. I had to wait 60 days for my membership to activate before I could make my reservations (which was still 6 months before spring break). I was told when I tried to make my reservations that all of their Florida resorts were booked. I finally make a reservation at Myrtle Beach (a great place), but it was cold and rainy during that time of year. I spent around $10,000 for 6000 every other year points.
I was invited back twice for a "member update" which turned out to be more high pressure salesmanship. As soon as the salesman realized my husband and I weren't interested, the smiles went away and we were ushered out coldly and quickly. Of course that was after a 1 1/2 hour one sided conversation.
On the second occasion my husband and I were told if we would buy more points and become gold or silver members we would have a much better chance of getting the resorts we wanted (only an aditional $10,000). What a deal!
My administrative fees and maintenance fees are about $700 a year. I would gladly get out of this if I could. I would give away my points if I could just get out from under those ridiculous fees. I've actually seen a couple of consumer comments about people who like Bluegreen. Well, drop me a line, and take these points off my hands. Of course, I have seen many more comments from people like me who have been treated rudely, lied to, and ripped off.
If there is any justice in the world, I will live to see this company fall apart.
If you get the call to go to a "short" sales presentation form this company for a great prize, RUN AWAY. You may think you can take it. You may think their sales tactics won't confuse or trick you, but you are WRONG! They will get you too!