If you do not feel like reading this whole letter, please at least read this:
DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH TIME SHARES BY OWNER!!!!!
I am a very honest person and have nothing to gain by writing this letter. I have already been ripped off and I do not want anyone else to be harmed or lose their hard earned money.
Please take my words as the absolute truth. . I have already contacted the Florida BBB, Consumer Affairs and The Division of Time Shares.
Do not let these Marketing specialist call you and sell you on the fact they can rent/sell your timeshare! They will say whatever they have to take your hard earned $.
Let me start by saying these thieves said it would cost me $998.99 to sign with them. I told them I do not have this kind of $ and can barely put food on the table.
Lorraine Gonzalez then offered to lower the price to $699. She told me that my rental is rare and there isnt that many out there. Her associate Dave Allen also stated that they want my timeshare because its a hot item for the Super bowl. After doing all my research, calling multiple organizations to make sure Time Share by Owners is a real business; I still could not afford $700.
Lorraine continued to sell me and use Phrases like:
Your rental is prime, You have touched my heart, We have a radio show, and We have a Time Share magazine. We did $1 million dollars in business last week
We are a legit company, were across Downtown Disney
I will admit to you, I was sold. My wife and I are financially hurting and we needed help to with our time share maintenance fees.
I told them that we have a $400 credit card limit and we are calling capital one to get an increase so we could cover the $700 fee to allow Time share by owners help us.
Of course Lorraine called me back immediately and said she will take the $400. She stated that I am a Platinum Customer.
She started out my rental at $3,000 a week. I started getting views on my timeshare (DO NOT BE SOLD BY THIS, YOU YOURSELF CAN GO ON THEIR SITE AND CLICK ON A POSTING, AND IT WILL EMAIL THE OWNER).
1, week, 2 weeks go by, the views slowed down. NO OFFERS! I have been scammed! They took my $ and never worked for me again.
I called anyone I could get a hold of at Time Share by Owner and only a Brandi Peet called me back or returned my emails.
She was nice, but she could not explain anything about sales or marketing. She kept repeating the administrative process over and over again. Her Supervisor Kevin White continues to blame me(the customer) that I signed the contract and that its my own doing why they havent done their jobs. I asked what the lies told to me leading up to me signing the contract and he had no reply. HORRIBLE BUSINESS PRACTICES!
I explained to them, that everything the sales people told me over the phone was a lie and she had no idea why they told me those things:
For example, why they listed my time for $3,000 when other timeshare for the same resort were going for $650
For example, this so called Radio Show they have only promotes properties under $1,000(so why did Lorraine tell me shes going to try and get my rental on the show?)
For example, why did they tell me my time share is a Hot ticket item for the Super Bowl and they only have a few in their catalog, but I clearly see 65 listings on their website!
This business steals your $, lie to you, never return phone calls and are absolute crooks.
I have tried to reach 2 managers and no return phone calls what so ever.
Do not be sold by these jerks. Take everything they say with caution. They simply sign you up and put your timeshare on the shelf. They will constantly say We are working hard for you and will continue to work hard for you, dont but the hype.
They do not care about people. They do not care how loud you cry. THEY DONT CARE!!!!!!!
In this economy, money is tight, I had to max out a small credit card to sign up, and now I am screwed out my credit card bill and maintenance fees.
Dont be foolish like I was. If you see (321)329-2000 phone #, just hang up! Do not waste your time!!! I am in the process of taking legal action, which is how far I have to go to deal with this business
Time Share by owners is a chop shop of greedy, crooked individuals who only care about taking your $.