A Place To Learn the Truth

Timeshare School will not only provide you with insight on what you will experience during a timeshare or travel club presentation and how you can take timeshare and trave club tours and make money, get free tickets and what to say to get in and out and back to your vacation. But also what you can do if you were lied to and tricked into purchasing that perfect vacation plan, only to find out you are stuck with a money pit that is never full.

Timeshare School The Book will be out very soon, you will be able to order a digital copy from this website or a hard copy from various internet sites.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Cancelling your travel club membership varies from state to state. Missouri has a three day rescission period, but there is a clause "as long as your membership benefits have not been accessed." Which is why the travel club will try and sell you a motel stay or show tickets. This is a trick used by them to keep you in the deal. Be very careful, they may even give you a restaurant gift card or "free tickets".

When you do cancel, mail everything back to the club registered mail along with a letter  stating you are cancelling. You do not have to give a reason.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


If you have been on a timeshare or travel cub presentation you have heard the line, "you have to make a yes or no decision today."

They will tell you the special offer is only good for today, it's the law, just like JC Penny cannot sell you an item at sale price the day after their famous "JC Penny White Sale".

The reason JC Penny will not give you sale price after their White Sale is they don't have to. The timeshare salesman needs to get it in your mind that you have to make a choice today, and they use our natural greed mode to get us to buy it today.

They will tell you the offer is only good today and will throw in some tasty sounding benefits. But trust me if you walked out of there and came back tomorrow you would end up with the same deal. They will have a good excuse while you're getting yesterdays deal, today.

It comes down to two reasons they want you to buy today, if you leave you will no longer be under the "ether", they count on you being star struck with the luxury that could be yours, Number two, they don't want you googling the resort. You will find complaints from owners and other people who have been on tour.

No matter what you say, they will try and convince you to buy it today. How you say it depends on how long you will be there. If you tell them you have "to think about it" that drives them nuts, and will actually upset the salesperson. His manager will say he didn't do his job if you have to think about it. So they will keep you there for hours pounding on you until they wear you down.

Think before you buy. If you want a timeshare, you will find them for sale dirt cheap online.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Post your questions in the comment section, I will answer all. The tourist season is on, save money on your vacation by touring timeshares and travel clubs.


Telephone Bookings – You may receive a phone call stating you won a free trip to a vacation spot. These usually happens after you signed up for a chance to win a new car or home or countess other giveaways. These chances are designed to get your contact information and for the companies to get around the “No Call” law. They sometimes will take a couple of hundred dollars deposit, refunded after you attend a presentation. Beware and understand what you are buying. The caller will make you believe you will be staying at the resort in luxury and comfort. This is very very rare. I have never known a timeshare actually put a prospective client in one of their units. They want you in a crummy motel room. That way while you are on tour they will use the close as you can keep vacationing in run down motel rooms or own your own condo. It doesn’t matter what the telephone person told you about where you were staying, they get paid if you show. They will have your credit card number before you see anything in writing about your accommodations.


OPC - OPC's are Off Property Contacts, which means they are salespeople who work in tourists areas offering free gifts in exchange for 90 minutes of your time for a no obligation sales presentation.
 It may be show tickets, motel stays or cash money. Each OPC has a budget limit, if his budget is 175 dollars and he gets your business by offering you 60 dollars in show tickets, he will make an extra $115. The more you say no, the more they will offer to get you to the presentation.
 He will take a $35 commission on the chance that you will purchase at the resort, giving him a bonus.
You will find these people will say anything to get you to the presentation, they will tell you all you have to do is say NO at the end of the ninety minutes and you will be awarded your free gifts and life will be good. Wrong, if the resort or travel club decides to keep you for three hours they can. If at any time you decide to leave before they are through with you. You forfeit your gifts and any deposit you paid. If your gift was a couple of nights in motel, you will be charged for the full price of the room.

Some OPC's will tell you what to say so you can get through the tour faster, then you can come back to them and they will book you another tour. If this second, or third resort finds out you have taken multiple tours the will NQ (Not Qualified) you and deny your gifts. 


You are planning a vacation, everything costs more. Whether it’s music shows or plays or amusement parks the prices have skyrocketed. So a lot of people will attend timeshare and travel club presentations to offset the high costs related to vacationing.
There isn’t anything wrong with this, there just are a few pitfalls you can avoid so your vacation isn’t ruined because of an abusive salesperson.
The timeshare and travel club salespeople are a different breed. They make big money by convincing prospects to purchase their product while you are there TODAY. The salespeople do not believe in be-backs. They know if you have time to check out the company on the internet you will see the complaints other people have had after buying at their resort. Or you will have time to cool off after becoming excited at what they show you. That’s why on a timeshare tour they always save the most premier unit until the very last. They want you excited and dreaming of spending future vacations in the luxurious unit they have shown you.
Be prepared for the salesperson to be your best friend, then at the end when you turn down their offer they will turn on you in a second. Telling you, that you have purposely wasted their valuable time, and you are a mooch. Don’t let this make you feel bad. The salespeople forget, if you and others like you did not take these tours, they wouldn’t have a job. In the tourist area’s off-season they will beg for any tour. The resorts know that at least one out of ten prospective clients will buy, and will buy today. That keeps them in business, they will spend on the average $350 dollars marketing to get you in. So ten clients means they have spent approximately $3500. But with one sale they made anywhere from $8000 to $45,000. Not a bad return on their investment. The resorts know that they need nine “no’s” to get that “yes.” And because the salespeople are on commission, they don’t care who sells and who doesn’t. Granted if a sales rep goes through thirty tours and no sales, he or she will be selling at a competitor tomorrow.