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Leisure LinkTravel / Timeshare: anyone have any knowledge?

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Faith · 17/01/2002 10:21

We have been approached and told we have 'won' a holiday, but have to attend a 3hr 'presentation' to collect it. I think it's a time-share scam, we'll be subjected to hours of hard-sell, and no holiday. I don't want to waste hours of my precious time. Unfortunately dh is eternally optimistic and up for it. They say couples must attend together (and without children!). Has anyone done this, and either received a fab free holiday(!!!) or is able to give me a persuasive argument to assure dh we'd be wasting our time

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Rosy · 17/01/2002 12:11

I'm pleased that my 3 hours was worth it eventually ie. I can tell someone else - don't go! I was the optomistic one in our case, which I still feel bad about as it's normally me that's cynical about such things. If they tell you it's not a timeshare, it may be true, but at the one we went to it was to join some kind of holiday club. (As we went to the Cotswolds last year and Dorset the year before, this was never going to be our scene). Also the "free" holiday had so many restrictions, we'd never have been able to take it. The saddest thing was the poor saps that are trying to sell to you. No one should have to do a job like that.

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Ems · 17/01/2002 13:59

Faith dont go, my friend went years ago with other half and ended up buying, as Rosy said 'holiday club' and then the hassle of selling it years later when they split up was horrendous, lost all its value.

It is an absolute scam.

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emsiewill · 17/01/2002 16:41

We went to one for a "holiday club". It sounded great, but there was no way we could justify the outlay; around £4000 for so many "points", which got you a holiday at one of their properties in UK - you could carry points over for more "expensive" holidays abroad. You still have to pay travel costs for every holiday, and it seemed like it might be a good thing for older, affluent people, but not for young families with not loads of disposable income.
And the free holiday? It's fine if you can go at 24-hours notice, but otherwise - forget it, it would basically be £30 "admin fee" (per person) down the drain.

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