• Report: #213200
Complaint Review:

Coastal Vacations

  • Submitted: Thu, September 28, 2006
  • Updated: Sun, October 21, 2007

  • Reported By:West Texas
Coastal Vacations
7862 W. Irlo Bronson, Suite 236 Kissimmee, Florida Albania

Coastal Vacations lied - mislead - no help - high and dry Ripoff Kissimmee Florida

*Consumer Comment: Call Center

*UPDATE Employee: Just Baffled and Confused

*UPDATE Employee: Exactly how did you get scammed Brian C. from Toronto?


*Consumer Comment: Coastal Pyramid

*Consumer Suggestion: I am a Coastal Director also...

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I bought my level 3 coastal vacation packages on the agreement that I would have overwhelming support from other directors, even if they were not a part of the group I was in.

I was told that the "Call Center" would do all my sales for me if I wanted them too; but when I tried to get access to the "Call Center" I was told that it would be an extra $700.00 up front plus I would have to start all over by repurchasing the level 1 package at $1995 PLUS give up an additional $2000 for my first 2 sales of the level one packages and even more money for the first 2 sales of each level!

When I called other Directors for help, most of them were rude and was willing to help ONLY if they could make some big bucks off of me in the process!

When I try and reach a head office for Coastal Vacations, I hit a dead end every time. The only contact I have been able to find at all is with H.B. Management In Florida.

I believe that Coastal Vacations is probably a good business opportunity BUT ONLY if you get a good director.

I also think that Coastal Vacations needs to take responsibility for the actions of their so called "Directors" and make it right for those of us who have been left high and dry!

I wish I could leave my number so that others in this same situation could contact me; maybe a lawsuit is in order?!

West, Texas

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#1 Consumer Comment

Call Center

AUTHOR: Theresa - (U.S.A.)

You have to be careful. Don't be so quick to join someone's team just because they said they will help you make money.

Since the Call Center is NOT associated with Coastal Vacations it is only fair that if you are interested in using the Call Center that you re-enter the program under someone in the Call Center and pay the re-entry fee. That makes sense to me.

As far as Directors helping you; most are in it for the money. You will find an elite group of directors who are willing to help you, but that help can only go so far.

You mentioned something about a lawsuit. Did you not receive your vacation package? What is the basis of your lawsuit?

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#2 UPDATE Employee

Just Baffled and Confused

AUTHOR: Jen - (U.S.A.)

I have been a successful Director with Coastal since February of 2006.

What I am reading in this specific complaint is regarding an OUTSIDE firm not affiliated with Coastal that promise to make calls on your behalf. Shame on anyone who looks for a "get rich quick scheme". When you own a business, you have to do the work. You need to find the telemarketing company that made the promises under the Coastal vacations name.

That's probably why they didn't respond, because it's not about their company. Essentially you paid into a service to run a Coastal Business on your behalf. any issues you have with that service, lies specifically with that service provider.

As far as the general disputes regarding the Coastal Vacations product,
I also don't see any mention where new associates have attended training calls, solution calls, or participated in the forums designed (Both the Official Coastal Tools and the Coastal Synergy Group Training/Marketing Systems).

As a professional marketing the Coastal Product, if I had a consumer complaint such as this, I would be asking a lot of key questions that I just don't see any answers to in these posts.

1) Has the person set up their marketing system or are they going it alone purchasing and business building tools on their own?
2) Has the person called leads DAILY following the 3 step business exposure program? If you don't know what this means, then you haven't read the 7-Day Quick Start Training Documents found FREE ONLINE.
3) Has the person attended any of the LIVE Intervactive training calls that is offered as part of the Official Coastal Marketing System? What about those recorded calls on the Official Tools Website? (The CSG Marketing System has MULTIPLE Calls and WEB Seminars for training daily)
4) What about the FREE Training available from industry leaders not working a Coastal Business? (Combs, Falcone, Johnson, Drake etc.)
5) Are you doing 3-way calls with your Director? Are you 3-waying people into the Live Business Overview Calls?

I run two travel internet - based businesses, and like any other business there are no shortcuts. I have to use the resources offered under the marketing system (training calls, Q&A forums, etc.) I touch base still with my Director every few months to see "how it's going" and share info! I work my business 3 - 4 hours daily and more important CONSISTENTLY.

I also attend the LIVE training events when I can, because you meet other people who are making it work and you learn the ropes on how to build YOUR business.

I do want to mention, that I train with team members BY APPOINTMENT and I just don't take calls interrupting my schedule. I am adamant about this policy and make it clear to EVRYONE joining my team. This personal policy was put in place after having had a team member or two that would disrespect my time and call at MIDNIGHT waking my family. I also make it very clear that I SUNDAYS is my FAMILY day and messages are not checked until Monday morning from my business line. I don't believe it is unreasonable to ask team members to schedule a training appointment when we are both 100% focused on the issue at hand and more importantly the solution.

This is the way I was trained, this is the way I train others and I just don't understand what the complaints are all about.
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#3 UPDATE Employee

Exactly how did you get scammed Brian C. from Toronto?

AUTHOR: Kevin - (U.S.A.)

Once again, your same cut and paiste diarreha of the hand. How long have you worked for or been a member of Coastal Vacations. Yes money makes the world go around, thanks Mr. Ecinomics, for that astuite synopsus. Here's another one(Ahh) Since it is obvious you know nothing about Coastal itself, Coastal cost a one time fee of 1295.00 for a level one package that gives you 20 diffrent vactions just for joining, and five free cruises, along with over 20 diffrent discount cards that will save you from 35-75% off retail prices from hotels to condos, cruises, golf, theme parks, and much, much more. So Mr Ecinomics major from Canada, if you could actually afford one good vacation in your life time for 1 week to a place other that your mates flat to stay stoned for a week, how much would it cost you in (US) dollars? Maybe around $1500.00?

And what do you have to show for it but pictures and a sunburn? For that same one time price you get a life time of vacations for that with Coastal Vacations, and that is just level one. So Mr Canada(Ahh), if you take one vacation with Coastal you have got your monies worth. So the next time you want to tag along on a real consumers coattails that has a legitimate problem with Coastal and post you same old stupid paiste and cut crap, do us all a favor and know what you actually posting about in your pot induced stuper(AHHHHHHH) Oh and another thing Mr Donald Trump wannabe, If you actually have a real job, guess what? It's probably a pyramid(Ahhhhh)!!!So go in and tell your boss you don't want to work there cause it is a scammmmmmmmm. (Ahhhh)
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#4 UPDATE Employee


AUTHOR: Jacquelina - (Venezuela)

En este caso, el afiliado entendio mal las condiciones para su ingreso y otros beneficios como por Ej. el "Call Center" (que cuesta un dinero adicional de 700 USD)... adquirio el Paquete Vacacional Nivel 3 y a la hora de exigir el beneficio del "Call Center" (Para los hispanos Coastal Closer) le aclararon que debia pagar 700 USD mas y ademas para calificar como Director debia cumplir con sus 2 ventas de entrenamiento con lo cual queda estupefacto y a "llorar al valle"... Problema? desinformacion y Un Director que no suministro los detalles exhaustivamente antes de cerrar la venta.

Al final esta persona declara que Coastal Vacations podra ser un buen negocio pero al desarrollarlo con buenos Directores, en realidad los malos directores son pocos, gracias a Dios!!!

Y bueno al final de todos estos post no podia faltar el estupido este hablando de Coastal Vacations la misma basura vez tras vez, diciendo que es Piramidal y otras tonterias producto de la desinformacion tambien.

Jacquelina Marquez
Directora Internacional
Coastal Vacations
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#5 Consumer Comment

Coastal Pyramid

AUTHOR: Brian C - (Canada)

Having read, at this point, several negative responses to the so-called "Thriving" wealth provider that is Coastal Vacations, I can't help but reflect on the saying, "There is strength in numbers."

You see, when one-person voices an opinion it becomes an isolated incident, when two-people voice an opinion it becomes heresay, but when more than three-people voice the same or very similar concerns it becomes a conspiracy. In this case a conspiracy to commit fraud. Rest assured though, the proprietor of this scheme has done his/her research and has found the appropriate legal loop-hole that leaves the losing purchaser in endless distress. These findings are no doubt passed on to their henchmen in an effort to establish a larger customer/clientelle base and thus increase the size of an already deep pocket. The only concilation that we may receive is from a spiritual standpoint. Knowing that the false God these scam artists worship will no no doubt leave them burning for eternity when the bell tolls.

We can also make a comparison to a well known scheme that can be successful to those who find the proper "suckers" to recruit... AMWAY, a.k.a. InterBiz, a.k.a. Superior Products, aka... Coastal is a Pyramid. Everyone at Coastal is a Director, the firest Director recruits his/her team who in turn recurit their team who in turn recruit their team and so on. There are some differences with the arrangements between Coastal and AMWAY but the system of operation is quite similar, PYRAMID.

Money is a necessity in life, it is our food, our shelter, our clothes and our transportation, but very few of us have the disposable income required for a scam like AMWAY or Coastal Vacations. Not to say that this will not work, but these individuals bank on their purchasers giving up after a short period of time and relinquishing their money to establish themselves again in the real world.


Thank you for taking the time to read this,

A Realist!
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#6 Consumer Suggestion

I am a Coastal Director also...

AUTHOR: Tonya - (U.S.A.)

How is it that you were abandoned? Did your Director take your money and fail to provide training? Were you left high and dry after you qualified - or did you not even get the chance to qualify?

There are many people who have been "abandoned" in Coastal, and this is just not right. I found this out myself when I joined through one of the Call Centers and was completely ripped off by them. I had to scrounge around to find resources, but managed to come out all right.

So you know, there are a few alternatives out there. I offer one of them and can direct you to another group with training resources as well, but need some way to contact you.

I don't know if the moderator will leave this link up, but you may reach me via the contact information at (((ROR REDACTED LINK FOR SECURITY PURPOSES)))

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