PissedConsumer.com Cautions Vacationers about Common Timeshare Complaints

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Online consumer advocacy website, PissedConsumer.com, researched its database of consumer complaints to highlight common concerns over vacation timeshares and offer tips on how buyers can protect themselves.

Timeshares are often associated with high pressure sales tactics. By sharing some of the more common complaints from timeshare buyers, we hope to help others avoid the same confusion or disappointment this year.

U.S. consumer advocacy and customer complaints website, PissedConsumer.com, uncovered the most common timeshare complaints just in time for the summer vacation season. A collection of tips was assembled to help vacationers protect themselves from these common problems.

"Timeshares are often associated with high pressure sales tactics," said Joanna Simpson of PissedConsumer.com. "That can leave some with a serious case of buyer's remorse when they realize their vacation plans aren't quite what they dreamed of. By sharing some of the more common complaints from timeshare buyers, we hope to help others avoid the same confusion or disappointment this year."

Some of the most common timeshare consumer complaints reported to PissedConsumer.com include:

  • difficulties with, or misrepresentation of, timeshare resale and cancellation policies;
  • receiving fewer benefits than expected for the price;
  • lower quality accommodations than expected or advertised;
  • difficulties booking vacations for timeshare properties;
  • high timeshare maintenance fees;
  • dealing with pushy sales people.

To minimize chances of running into these and other timeshare-related problems, PissedConsumer recommends:

  • reading reviews from real buyers before attending timeshare presentations;
  • not signing any contracts at the presentation;
  • thoroughly reviewing all contracts with a licensed attorney or another qualified third party before signing;
  • speaking with other owners before buying to learn about problems with a specific property, company, or location;
  • finding out exactly what maintenance fees will cover, and how much they are before signing a contract;
  • visiting the actual property or unit before buying whenever possible, or keeping money in escrow until construction is complete;
  • walking away if a timeshare salesperson ever pressures for an immediate contract signing or is otherwise uncomfortably aggressive.

Reading more consumer complaints related to timeshares can help you avoid the most common issues with timeshare.

About PissedConsumer.com

PissedConsumer.com is a premier consumer advocacy group, featuring consumer reviews and complaints in a social networking environment. The company uses online tools to publicize reviews and complaints filed by consumers on the Internet. In addition, the website offers a set of free tools necessary to bring customer disputes to a fast and successful resolution, including a consumer complaint letter generator and collection of consumer tips and advice in the site’s consumer advocacy section.

For more information about PissedConsumer.com or consumer complaints related to this year's gardening season, please visit http://www.PissedConsumer.com or contact Joanna Simpson at 262-674-6466.

Joanna Simpson, Media Relations
Consumer Opinion LLC
1930 Village Center Circle #3-6853
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Phone: 262-674-6466
Email: reviews(at)pissedconsumer(dot)com
Web: http://www.PissedConsumer.com


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