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Complaint Review: Global Resorts Network
Global Resorts NetworkInternet United States of America
Global Resorts Network Is Unethical Money Making Scheme Ripping Consumers Off - Don't Join..Read This!, Internet
*Consumer Comment: Complaint Contains Little Substantiation
I felt so embarrassed when I learned I could have bought access to Gold Crown resorts (the provider of the resorts to GRN) for only $697.
My husband is furious with me for wasting $4,995.00 and I learned about the $697 travel savings product after the 3 day refund period. Thank God I did not buy into the $12,500.00 GRN package that the distributor was pushing me to buy or my husband might be divorcing me over this. I have since learned there are several condo resort product companies that have 3 times more inventory than GRN in 150 more countries and all of these sell for less than $1,000.
I discovered Hemisphere Travel Group is the Company that provides the resort condo inventory for the few companies that sell it for under $1,000. They all are business opportunities like GRN.
How could I ethically and morally sell someone a $12,500.00 package when they can get the same inventory as GRN plus three times more inventory for less than a $1,000??
I admit I made a mistake in judgement joining Global Resorts Network and I have to take responsibility for my poor decision. It is a legal business opportunity??? I am so mad at myself so that is why I wanted to write this report to warn anyone considering joining GRN so they will not go through what I am going through. It has been emotionally devastating as well as financially devastating ($5,000.00 LOSS) since I can not ethically go out and sell this money scheme to others!
Don't fall for the hype like I did hearing how Michelle Pescosolido made 6 figures in 6 months and retired her husband from working his job. It is true, but I have since learned only 5% of Global Resorts Network distributors make any money. They have been in business for over 20 years and sold thousands and thousands of distributors into this business but you only hear about a dozen or so names of distributors being talked about and most of them are new.
Here is more important information you should know if a GRN distributor is trying to sell you into the business....
Global Resorts Network started selling the same product over 20 years ago for
$1,995.00 for a 3 year membership
$2,995.00.00 for a lifetime membership
Now without adding any more value to the product management raised prices recently...
$1,995.00 2 weeks of "Hot Weeks"
$4,995.00 10 weeks of "Hot Weeks"
$12,500.00 20 weeks of "Hot Weeks"
Same Gold Crown inventory of 5,000 locations in 55 countries. Obviously the price increase was to try to pay higher commissions to a failing business opportunity and a more competitive online marketplace. The Hemisphere marketing companies have the same Golf Crown resorts plus three times more resorts in 200 countries and UNLIMITED Hot Weeks starting at $100.
I guess Mark Hoverson and others got away with it by comparing GRN to buying a $20K timeshare so the proposition made sense at $2,995.00 and can still be justified at $12,500.00. (As long as people do not know you can buy access to more resorts than GRN for only $697)
Just so you know, Hemisphere Travel Group is a private benefits package so when you go their site you can click on buttons and it does not go anywhere. They have sold a few license to marketing companies and that is how you can access the travel savings package. They do not sell to the public.
If you are a hardcore sales type and you have thousands to invest in advertising and you have no issue doing a money game then Global Resorts Network may work for you...
If you are looking for a solid long term online business and you have good morals and ethics I am sure after reading the FACTS above I have saved you from making the same costly mistake I did. That will make me feel a little better knowing I stood up and spoke out to save others.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/08/2012 04:54 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Global-Resorts-Network/internet/Global-Resorts-Network-Is-Unethical-Money-Making-Scheme-Ripping-Consumers-Off-Dont-Joi-938516. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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