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Best Way to Avoid Salespeople

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Just checked into a Wyndham for the weekend and they’ve already started about “coming to breakfast.” I’m sure they will call or come knocking before it’s over. How do we avoid these people? If we say “no” do they have to honor this? I’ve found most don’t take “no” for an answer.
 

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Just checked into a Wyndham for the weekend and they’ve already started about “coming to breakfast.” I’m sure they will call or come knocking before it’s over. How do we avoid these people? If we say “no” do they have to honor this? I’ve found most don’t take “no” for an answer.
Don’t stop saying NO. They can’t force you to attend and if you say it with meaning and show you have no intention whatsoever of attending, they give up after 2 or 3 tries. At least, that has been my experience for the past couple years.
 

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At a trip we took earlier this summer they came into our room and would not leave until we came to the office with them. Literally would not leave.
 

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"No Thank You' works pretty well- unless you've gotten some bargain deal contingent on attending a presentation. But you can always tell them you have another appointment for a tour at another TS, a funeral, Prayer time at the mosque, Your spouse or kids are under quarantine for the Plague or Ebola.

One of my favorites is wearing my TUG, "I paid more for this T-Shirt than for my timeshare" shirt.

Be creative.

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Just tell them that the person you are traveling with is not your spouse ;)
 

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At a trip we took earlier this summer they came into our room and would not leave until we came to the office with them. Literally would not leave.
How did they get into your room? Just curious.


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They offered a “gift” and my mom let them in. It was all over from there.
 

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They offered a “gift” and my mom let them in. It was all over from there.
Oh boy. Yep, never let them in. I’m sure your Mom won’t do that again.


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NO. always say NO.
 

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Just tell them that the person you are traveling with is not your spouse ;)
It doesn't matter. They still push you to come. Happened to me on multiple occassions.
 

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Unplug your phone, and then maybe put up a sign in case they come knocking?

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It doesn't matter. They still push you to come. Happened to me on multiple occassions.
I didn't think that they could sell anything to half of a married couple.

I've told this story before; my husband and two of his friends, one male and one female, went to Las Vegas for a basketball tournament. I had booked a week at one of the Wyndhams near the Thomas & Mack Arena and of course as soon as he checked in they tried to get him to go to a update. At this point it was just he and the woman so he grinned at the guy and said sorry this isn't my wife. Just then the other guy walked up so the salesman said "well how about if the two of them come to the update?" My husband looked at the two of them and then back at the salesman, and said they're not married either. <<big grin>> The salesman was honestly speechless. My husband knew exactly what was up, and he knew what he was doing. And he still laughs about this.
 

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Not everyone can pull this off, but being senior people (and it shows) I just tell them that at this point in my timeshare life I'm in the liquidation phase, not the acquisition phase. How many of mine do you want? They walk away.

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At a trip we took earlier this summer they came into our room and would not leave until we came to the office with them. Literally would not leave.
Call the Police.
 

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Just curious if this problem is more common at Wyndham than other timeshares?
 

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Just curious if this problem is more common at Wyndham than other timeshares?
Same as DRI and Wastegate. They all play games to generate bodies for their presentations. Predatory vultures. Different tactics- parking passes- breakfast- discounted tickets, gift cards, 'free' points. Whatever it takes to generate warm bodies for the sales staff.

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Same as DRI and Wastegate. They all play games to generate bodies for their presentations. Predatory vultures. Different tactics- parking passes- breakfast- discounted tickets, gift cards, 'free' points. Whatever it takes to generate warm bodies for the sales staff.

Jim
My TS experience is only as a renter so far but I didn't feel the sales pressure at Sheraton Mountain Vista, Marriott Mountainside and Marriott Timber Lodge, HGVC Grand Pacific. I will have my first WM stay next April and I'm bracing myself for the pressure.

Can you just agree to the presentation and not show up and lose the small deposit? I'm sure they have thought about how to tackle that.. situation as well.
 

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Can you just agree to the presentation and not show up and lose the small deposit? I'm sure they have thought about how to tackle that.. situation as well.
Dunno. I've never signed up for one that required a deposit. Back in the day, I'd arm myself with printouts of eBay resale ads for THEIR resort, and if the BS got too thick, I'd just pull them out and say, "Match it." That never failed to shut 'em down. Generally, though you can just say, "No thanks" and pass on the presentation, pick up your parking pass, head out to gifting, and be done.

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At one resort I visited they were so persistent that I agreed to attend just to get out of there. When the woman asked for a deposit, I laughed out loud and said "You're kidding, right?" She was not... I politely declined, asked for my stuff and walked away still laughing.
 

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Same as DRI and Wastegate. They all play games to generate bodies for their presentations. Predatory vultures. Different tactics- parking passes- breakfast- discounted tickets, gift cards, 'free' points. Whatever it takes to generate warm bodies for the sales staff.

Jim
I keep telling people it’s not exclusive to Wyndham. Good to here the same from someone else.


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My TS experience is only as a renter so far but I didn't feel the sales pressure at Sheraton Mountain Vista, Marriott Mountainside and Marriott Timber Lodge, HGVC Grand Pacific. I will have my first WM stay next April and I'm bracing myself for the pressure.

Can you just agree to the presentation and not show up and lose the small deposit? I'm sure they have thought about how to tackle that.. situation as well.
I’ve heard some get out of leaving a deposit because they refused to leave one. You could bail. If you do not intend to buy, what’s the point of showing up? You’d only be agreeing to go, because the parking pass people are relentless. Just make sure you unplug the phone and don’t answer the door. They will come looking for you.


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Where did you purchased that sign. I loved it.:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
I found the picture on the internet. There are sites like Zazzle that will allow you to customize stuff. Wouldn’t be hard to get a sign that you can take with you on all your trips.


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