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Enrollment Price Increase

Lansdowne

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Last week, we attended a presentation at Marriott Ocean Watch at Myrtle Beach. In addition to the price of points going up this week, we were told that the price of enrolling was going up to $1999 at the end of this year. Our presenter actually told us $2500 but was corrected by her manager at the end of the presentation.

We went to the presentation, not for the $75 that they gave us in Marriott bucks but to learn about any significant changes that occurred since our last presentation in June. They were very unprepared for us - normally as owners of multiple timeshares we get a more experiences presenter and they have all our ownership information beforehand. Not so here - we essentially were getting the newbie presentation and despite the fact that our presenter said she was there for 3 plus years I would guess she was fairly new and she had no prior timeshare selling experience. She also did not own and had not been to other Marriott properties. She did admit that Marriott was buying some properties back for their portfolio.

Reluctantly, we will be force to enroll in order to have potential access to more properties. It is clear that Marriott will try to move Interval out of the picture so if you are not enrolled you will have less options. I was not left with a warm and fuzzy feeling about Marriott and the direction they are going.
 

m61376

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Did they tell you a date that the current offer was expiring?
 

Lansdowne

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End of this year - so I assume December 31, 2011.
 

tiel

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We went to the presentation, not for the $75 that they gave us in Marriott bucks but to learn about any significant changes that occurred since our last presentation in June. They were very unprepared for us - normally as owners of multiple timeshares we get a more experiences presenter and they have all our ownership information beforehand. Not so here - we essentially were getting the newbie presentation and despite the fact that our presenter said she was there for 3 plus years I would guess she was fairly new and she had no prior timeshare selling experience.

Our past presentation experience (prior to the DC) was the same. We too are multiple week owners and usually got experienced sales people. We went to a presentation last month at Oceana Palms, also for the update the marketing rep promised that no sales person wants to give (understandably), and got a person who claimed multiple year experience and great popularity with previous buyers, but who had poor presentation skills and was misinformed on a few key points. When it was over, we thought the person was in the wrong job...just didn't have the right stuff. The experience was so bad, I doubt we will ever go to another presentation...not that they are ever fun or anything, but we used to learn something when we went. No great loss, especially since we discovered TUG!
 
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