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Welk Resorts deedback program - Get rid of your unwanted Welk resorts Timeshare

Discussion in 'All Other Timeshare Systems' started by TUGBrian, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. TUGBrian

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    According to Owner Services as of 7/29/19 Welk does not offer a buyback program.
     
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    i highly doubt they are buying back anything other than the most valuable ownerships, deedback would simply be giving your ownership back to them for no money (or even having to pay yourself as an owner)

    did you contact the number on the page linked above? although admittedly that looks like some 3rd party brokerage they have chosen to resell weeks and if thats the case it would certainly lead one to believe that only owners with valuable weeks would "qualify" leaving those with mud weeks swinging in the breeze.

    ill make some inquiries on this.
     
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    I'll check too in the next couple days. But Welk doesn't do seasons with ownerships. They stopped selling fixed weeks several years ago and are pure points now.
    The only ownership you can have with them is points. More points=longer/more stays in bigger units but theres no season or specific view or anything like that.
    But you're probably right, the 3rd party prolly only ones bigger points ownerships.

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    They don't buy back, but they claim to take back points to simply end maintenance fees and ongoing costs. I've been attempting to use EVO to simply give back my fully-paid points but canNOT get a return call or email. There are very frustrating "receptionists" who have a script to take all kinds of info and then it never goes any further. Would love to know if you find a way to succeed in this.
     
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    its really no surprise how many folks fall for upfront fee resale/exit scammers given how frustrating it is to try to dispose of many timeshares, even using the resorts own "programs".

    I find it very upsetting that they continue to advertise these as doing something to provide a way out for owners, when in actuality it seems that so many folks are not having much luck in using these programs.

    I continue to report all of these instances directly to ARDA since they are the ones flying that banner website claiming to provide exit solutions for owners of all those resorts.

    unfortunately the only one ive actually seen any results of my complaints on has been vistana, but its ridiculous that I have to send off a personal email every time I hear from a vistana/westin/sheraton owner who got rejected. neither I, nor my contact at ARDA should be the middleman for getting results on these exit programs.
     
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