• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 26 years!

    Join tens of thousands of other owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
  • TUG started 27 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Check out our happy birthday post here: Happy Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $15,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $14 Million dollars
  • Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Where can I do presentations in Las Vegas?

DesireMore

Guest
Joined
Dec 7, 2019
Messages
26
Reaction score
45
Points
24
My girlfriend and I are heading to Las Vegas soon. I know some of you might be rolling your eyes at what I'm about to type, but we love doing presentations for freebies. If I can get a decent cash, gift card, and food voucher, then I feel it's generally worth spending 90-120 minutes of my day. Does anyone know which resorts have active sales centers right now in Las Vegas? I'll be sure to check with Wyndham, Westgate, and Hilton Grand Vacations, but I was wondering if there might be some more I should check with.
 

geist1223

Guest
Joined
May 20, 2015
Messages
3,579
Reaction score
3,080
Points
299
Location
Salem Oregon
Resorts Owned
Worldmark 89,000
Seaside Oregon Residence Club
DRI Hawaiian Collection 50,500
Royal Solaris San Jose del Cabo
Worldmark Boulevard.
 

SmithOp

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 17, 2010
Messages
6,010
Reaction score
1,821
Points
449
Location
Costa Mesa, CA
Resorts Owned
HGVC King's Land 2BR Premier 14.4K Points.
I don’t know about now in these Covid times but there is a body snatcher booth as you enter the Miracle Mile shops at Planet Hollywood / Elara.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
 

mjm1

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2008
Messages
2,874
Reaction score
753
Points
348
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Resorts Owned
Marriott: Resorts and Destination Club Points;
Westin Kierland Villas;
HGVC at Flamingo
I don’t know about now in these Covid times but there is a body snatcher booth as you enter the Miracle Mile shops at Planet Hollywood / Elara.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
That is correct and they are still there. We were down on the strip two weeks ago and the booths are now with Diamond Resorts.

There is also a booth at the entrance to The Venetian. I don't remember which company, but I bet it is either Diamond or Wyndham.
 

Andrearr

TUG Member
Joined
May 5, 2019
Messages
45
Reaction score
34
Points
79
Location
Illinois
Resorts Owned
Vistana Villages (Bella) Vistana
My girlfriend and I are heading to Las Vegas soon. I know some of you might be rolling your eyes at what I'm about to type, but we love doing presentations for freebies. If I can get a decent cash, gift card, and food voucher, then I feel it's generally worth spending 90-120 minutes of my day. Does anyone know which resorts have active sales centers right now in Las Vegas? I'll be sure to check with Wyndham, Westgate, and Hilton Grand Vacations, but I was wondering if there might be some more I should check with.
Marriott grand chateau

Hilton at Elara

Westgate the big white building

HIVC at Desert Resort

All those were operating in December when I was there.
 

pedro47

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
14,591
Reaction score
4,322
Points
548
Location
East Coast
Anywhere on the strip. Do not worry, you will see their booth on the street and they will be happy to refer you to their sale center.
I pray you can say NO after each sales presentation.
 

AwayWeGo

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
15,173
Reaction score
870
Points
499
Location
McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.
Resorts Owned
Grandview At Las Vegas

[triennial - points]
Our experience with the Las Vegas & Orlando timeshare tour sign-up headhunters is that they're open to negotiation (within limits).

They might offer to sign us up to take a timeshare sales pitch for reward freebies of, say, $100. We say for $200, we'll do it. They offer $150. We say OK.

That's not guaranteed to work, but sometimes it does work.

The more freebies, the better. It's not like the full-freight timeshare companies can't afford it.

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​
 

Talent312

Tug Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2007
Messages
14,348
Reaction score
4,276
Points
548
Resorts Owned
HGVC & GTS
During one TS stay, I got three calls...
1st - $100 / 2nd - $150 / 3rd - $200, where they gave up.
I won't miss the $$... Sorry, but my time is priceless.
.
 

DesireMore

Guest
Joined
Dec 7, 2019
Messages
26
Reaction score
45
Points
24
Thanks for all the tips.

I know I can say no because I've probably been on about 60 presentations in the last ten years and have never once even been tempted to purchase, and I was a "body snatcher" manager (OPC Manager) for several years for one of the big timeshare companies. I know how the whole game is played. It's just finding the OPC booths that I needed help with.
 

pedro47

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
14,591
Reaction score
4,322
Points
548
Location
East Coast
Thanks for all the tips.

I know I can say no because I've probably been on about 60 presentations in the last ten years and have never once even been tempted to purchase, and I was a "body snatcher" manager (OPC Manager) for several years for one of the big timeshare companies. I know how the whole game is played. It's just finding the OPC booths that I needed help with.
Can you share some information or best practices how to said no to a t/s salesperson ?
 

DesireMore

Guest
Joined
Dec 7, 2019
Messages
26
Reaction score
45
Points
24
Can you share some information or best practices how to said no to a t/s salesperson ?
The worst burn you can give an OPC, or body snatcher, is simply to ignore them. I would always just move on to the next pedestrian when this would happen to me.

When you're actually in a sales presentation, just simply tell them that you're not interested and only came for the freebies. They'll likely have some smartalic comment, but acting completely disinterested doesn't give much wiggle room. Both timeshare sales and marketing are taught numerous techniques to overcoming objections, but there's really no way to overcome a genuine disinterest. If you even hint at all that you like the product, would use it, or may even consider it one day, you may as well be saying "there's a chance I could crack and buy if you keep hammering me longer."
 

Talent312

Tug Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2007
Messages
14,348
Reaction score
4,276
Points
548
Resorts Owned
HGVC & GTS
When you're actually in a sales presentation, just simply tell them that you're not interested...
But what if. on the sign-in sheet, in small print, it says:
"My use of the phrase 'not interested' or 'no' shall mean that I will stay until I sign up for the worst deal (and won't ask about MF's), "
,
 

DesireMore

Guest
Joined
Dec 7, 2019
Messages
26
Reaction score
45
Points
24
But what if. on the sign-in sheet, in small print, it says:
"My use of the phrase 'not interested' or 'no' shall mean that I will stay until I sign up for the worst deal (and won't ask about MF's), "
,
All sarcasm aside, it's always worked for me. On the days I've felt a bit more bold, I've even told them that I've worked in the industry, and this has gotten me out even faster. It helps to know that after a certain amount of time in the presentation, generally around 30 minutes, they cannot legally refuse giving you your gift. This will vary from state to state or the country you're in, but generally after you've been there a certain amount of time, they have to give you your gift or else they're in violation of the law.
 

Dori

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
2,770
Reaction score
285
Points
319
Location
Scarborough, Ontario
I loved doing the timeshare presentations, never once were we interested in buying. The freebies were the main incentive, but I also also enjoyed getting a look into new units they were trying to entice people with! Two presentations stand out in my mind.

1. At Weston Bonaventure, part of the swag was a delicious breakfast at a nearby restaurant and $100. The presenter asked where we owned, and we said, "South Africa". After understanding that we were definitely not interested in purchasing, and that we probably knew more about timeshare than he did, we spent most of our excellent meal talking about South Africa and the trades we cold get with our week.

2. We did a presentation for one of the Orlando resorts, Can't remember which one now. The incentive was breakfast at a nearby restaurant and $125. About 5 minutes after breakfast was served, our poor presenter became ill and rushed away, to the washroom, I am assuming. After waiting a few minutes for her return, we proceeded to enjoy our breakfast. About half an hour later, she returned, looking quite green around the gills. She apologized and sent us off to collect our moola!

Dori
 

AwayWeGo

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
15,173
Reaction score
870
Points
499
Location
McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.
Resorts Owned
Grandview At Las Vegas

[triennial - points]
The presenter asked where we owned, and we said, "South Africa". After understanding that we were definitely not interested in purchasing, and that we probably knew more about timeshare than he did, we spent most of our excellent meal talking about South Africa and the trades we cold get with our week.
Our quickest exit from a timeshare hard sell was after mentioning the South African timeshare we owned at the time -- & which we had banked to get the RCI exchange into the timeshare where we were getting the hard sell.

We were staying at the resort anyway, so going to see a unit was not part of the experience. Plus, we had been "pre-gifted" with Disney tickets that our son & daughter-in-law were in the process of using while we were at the sales presentation.

After hearing about our South African timeshare (Lowveld Lodge) & the price we paid for it ($750, which included 8 years of paid-up RCI membership), the timeshare seller very kindly & politely said there was no need to prolong the presentation because it was obvious we weren't going to buy -- and would we please provide the name of the South African timeshare & the website (TUG) where we learned about it. We said sure, & gladly wrote down the information right before we headed to the exit.

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​
 
Last edited:

dgalati

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2015
Messages
2,467
Reaction score
981
Points
223
My girlfriend and I are heading to Las Vegas soon. I know some of you might be rolling your eyes at what I'm about to type, but we love doing presentations for freebies. If I can get a decent cash, gift card, and food voucher, then I feel it's generally worth spending 90-120 minutes of my day. Does anyone know which resorts have active sales centers right now in Las Vegas? I'll be sure to check with Wyndham, Westgate, and Hilton Grand Vacations, but I was wondering if there might be some more I should check with.
Worldmark Boulevard paying $100. No high pressure and in and out in less then 1 hour.
 

AwayWeGo

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
15,173
Reaction score
870
Points
499
Location
McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.
Resorts Owned
Grandview At Las Vegas

[triennial - points]
I'll look into this when I'm next in Vegas, an easy $100
In Las Vegas, maybe they'll go for Double Or Nothing.

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​
 

amycurl

TUG Member
Joined
Sep 26, 2011
Messages
2,046
Reaction score
1,554
Points
274
Location
Greensboro, NC
I still remember the last Marriott one we did...in and out in 20 minutes with our gift. ;)
Ah, TUG, making timeshare presentations easier than ever....
 

BJRSanDiego

TUG Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2012
Messages
2,062
Reaction score
576
Points
223
Location
San Diego
I still remember the last Marriott one we did...in and out in 20 minutes with our gift. ;)
Ah, TUG, making timeshare presentations easier than ever....
Wow! 20 minutes beats my best time of about 35 minutes. I brought ebay print outs of resale prices.
 

simon63

TUG Member
Joined
May 1, 2019
Messages
197
Reaction score
112
Points
104
Location
Monterrey Mexico
Resorts Owned
FAVC
We went to HGVC at LV Boulevard some time ago, they gave us $100 in Credit to spend, even the seller sugested to go at Caesars Palace Buffet, where I had to pay a bit extra. No preasure, when we started the seller asked if we were interested and the answer was No, then he said let’s go for the gift.
 

DesireMore

Guest
Joined
Dec 7, 2019
Messages
26
Reaction score
45
Points
24
We're here in Las Vegas now, and something must have changed recently. We were on the strip around 7pm on Saturday night, and every OPC booth on the strip we saw was closed or unoccupied. This isn't going to make or break our vacation, and I guess it doesn't matter much since most of the shows and buffets are closed anyway.

Looking forward to spending some time at Red Rock Canyon and making a trip out to the Grand Canyon. Would have been nice to make a couple of extra bucks at least on the day it's supposed to rain.
 
Top