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[ 2012 ] CJ Timeshare Buyer Beware

pacodemountainside

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Eileen:

You done good. Just ask any Wyndham closer to put anything lying sales person told you in writing. Sales person and cronies will beat you up good, proclaim Wyndham is largest time share company in world and listed on NYSE! And, you have the nerve to question their credibility????
 

mn2014

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trying to get reservation is like pulling teeth

we recently purchased a timeshare and as stated in contract we had option to request a guest week at our resort during escrow period. we paid in full as ebay ad said we had 5 days to pay and made our request at same time. it has been 3 weeks and all I get is delay tactics from CJ employees. they sometimes respond to emails and phone calls but often I feel like I have to chase them for info. they are very bad at feedback or communicating status of purchase or reservation. glad I got good deal and they seem like a legit org but this is painful--like pulling teeth.

LosingHope
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cubigbird

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we recently purchased a timeshare and as stated in contract we had option to request a guest week at our resort during escrow period. we paid in full as ebay ad said we had 5 days to pay and made our request at same time. it has been 3 weeks and all I get is delay tactics from CJ employees. they sometimes respond to emails and phone calls but often I feel like I have to chase them for info. they are very bad at feedback or communicating status of purchase or reservation. glad I got good deal and they seem like a legit org but this is painful--like pulling teeth.

LosingHope
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I often find the prices of their auctions to be a bit hefty and the weeks listed aren't anything unusual that would command a higher price.
 

glenmore

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I bought a July week at Barrier Island Station - exactly what we wanted and have been looking for over several years.

The service has been excellent. When I contacted them to ask a few questions, I was told the price was negotiable. We negotiated, much to our satisfaction, and are thrilled with our 3 bedroom lockout and our time period.

We have bought from them before and had the same good luck. I would buy from them again.
 

CruiseGuy

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CJ Timeshares current listings seem overpriced. Many with high minimum bids. And lots of additional fees in addition to the bid price.
 

Myxdvz

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I bought from CJ as well. I'm surprised you're being allowed to make a reservation before the transfer is fully complete.

With my purchase, it was very clear that "Due to recent changes in Wyndham’s reservation policies, we are no longer able to make guest reservations or transfer points while the transfer is in process. You will be able to make reservations and take full advantage of your points once Wyndham acknowledges transfer of ownership. "
 

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I'm on my second purchase with CJ. They've always been professional with me. If you see a listing you like, call and make an offer. You don't have to pay the asking price.
 

mn2014

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update: good news all around... first our guest reservation is now complete and yesterday our deed got recorded. we are very happy with the outcome, it took some time and constant requests for updates but finally got done. as for prices, I'm willing to pay for something I want. and we were able to get a guest reservation because it was in purchase contract and the resort still offers it.:cheer:
 
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