Report: #424774

Complaint Review: Vacation Services Of America-Vacation Travel Club

  • Submitted: Mon, February 16, 2009
  • Updated: Tue, July 31, 2012
  • Reported By: North Branch Michigan
  • Vacation Services Of America-Vacation Travel Club
    3265 Falls Parkway Suite M-G Branson Missouri 65616
    Benton Harbor, Michigan

Vacation Services Of America-Vacation Travel Club We had $8495 stolen from us by this company. We were told lies. Tried to cancel when we got home from Branson but was given the run around by everyone we contacted-did not know we had only 3 days to cancel . Branson Missouri

*Consumer Comment: Use It!!

*General Comment: There is Always two sides to every story

*General Comment: AGREE 100%

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We were offered money ($50 I think) to attend a meeting telling about a Vacation Travel Club by a company call Vacation Services of America while vacationing in Branson Mo. in April of 2008.

During the meeting we were told lies about how we could travel to almost anyplace in the world at bargain prices. They showed us prices for trips that they "said were on their web-site" -terrific prices. They told us we could get the lowest airfare the best price on condos, great prices on cruises-not true, I can get better prices off the internet by using Expedia, Travelocity or simply going to an airline website myself.

We were rush through the paperwork and told to sign here sign there ect. ect.

When we got home from vacation we decided to cancel the membership we called the sales person Shanna and told her that we had some qualms about the membership she insisted we had to call her manager the next day- day four it was now too late to cancel. There was a three day cancelation clause. We did not get password for website to access Travel Service SIte until a week after we got home really knew then that we had been taken for $8495 as prices were not as presented to us at the 'We gotta sucker here meeting"

We started writing letters Mr. Ender(president VTC +to Vacation Services of America responses were we will not give U back your money--we lost $8495 now vacations are a dream not a reality.

I Wish we had the money to hire a lawyer we really feel cheated. We have never used the Vacation Travel Services and are not paying the yearly due fee of $149.95 as we will never use the overpriced service.

Clayton and Georgia
North Branch, Michigan
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#1 Consumer Comment

Use It!!

AUTHOR: mickym - (United States of America)

We are a, well traveled, retired couple who bought with Vacation Services of America two years ago. We use them for every trip we take and save money on every trip we take. The savings aren't huge but they are there and if you travel a lot they really make a difference. I have time now so do a lot of comparison shopping before booking a trip and always find nice savings through VTC. We took a trip to Italy with Globus last year booked through our travel club and saved $600.

We will be on a cruise this Jan and will save $245 on our outside, lower level, room on a 8 day cruise. Each of the couples traveling with us saved the same. They are very quick and willing to jump on price drops on any cruises for me and have been great to work with! We have booked weeks in condos with them and were very pleased. Our children have used them and been thrilled. They only work if you use them and if you do they work great. I just hate seeing them get such bum raps on here when they have worked for us exactly as represented but they only work if you use them.
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#2 General Comment

There is Always two sides to every story

AUTHOR: Justin - (United States of America)

THIS IS A SITUATION WHERE NUMBER ONE YOU NEVER USED THE SERVICES PROVIDED here we are bad mouthing a service that you never even used...... then there are all types that happen after you buy a product .... its called Buyers Remorse....... fine that is all good ..........but why knock a company down that you didnt even give a chance to save you the money you spent originally ......didnt you buy the product to travel with ?
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#3 General Comment

AGREE 100%

AUTHOR: Eekay - (United States of America)

My parents were scammed by this company as well.  I would like to hear from others who have been victims of this scam and fraudulant activity by this company. 

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Here's what you do, but it may take awhile for results...

AUTHOR: Martina - (USA)

Call the Attorney General's office for the state of Mo. and file a complaint. There is an action against them in due process RIGHT NOW by the state. Tom Woods (owner) was indicted quite recently, AGAIN! See if you can jump on that bandwagon. These people have had 3 different travel clubs under 3 different names in the last ten years. They don't even bother to move the store, they just change the signs. They get shut down and they re-open under another name. The big guys (owners) are actually barred from doing business as a travel club in the state of Mo. but you can see how well THAT'S enforced. The proprietors just send in the kids! The business used to be VTO (Vacation Travel Outlet) and some other name that I don't recall.

It is one extended family (Tom Woods family & Denver Large family) and they are all multi-millionaires from Grandpa down to the grandkids. What a way to raise a family.

There are other complaints against this family/business on the Rip of Report. I hope you will you share this information w/ others!

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