Valley View, Texas
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We bought a blue week 2 years ago. Just to get our foot in the door,basically for our children.Silverleaf kept calling and calling.

We fell for a trip or two then we ended up buying a red week. Our blue week was paid for in full.Every Time they call it was for a new reason for us to have to come down.The condos,lodges were awful.Even the presidential was awful.We had been told we were staying in our next upgrade to a diamond plus white week beach club. We were also told one price and now it's 10,000. more.They are throwing so much paperwork around you get off track.

I asked 3-4 times this includes paying off our red week and combining the white week and they kept saying yes,yes.needless to say now we owe 18,000.We would of never paid 20,000.dollars for 1 red week and a beach club white week. This is totally insane. The whole pkg. was suppose to be 10,000.

and now 6 months later they are trying to stick us for an additional 10,000.00 I will fight this tooth and nail.

I'm calling the attorney generals office and file a complaint as well as hire an attorney if we have too. This is such a rip off.....

Monetary Loss: $21000.

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did you get any information or help in suing or has an attouney helped you they have done the same to us. Called flew out there said we never had a reservation.

When we clearly did and they verbalized it via phone. been a nightmare would like help and advice as well thanks

Travis J

Fort Worth, Texas, United States #816295

get em they just did that to me today in irving got me out of the hospital telling me im a winner and i won nothing but pain and agony they should rot in !@#$



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you are only trying to protect a false investment you do know that when they go daown for the wrongs they have done, so do you :p

If you are thinking about purchasing a timeshare I urge you to reconsider. Although it may seem attractive, the salesman might just be saying whatever they are told to say regardless of veracity to get you “to sign on the line which is dotted.” If they happen to mislead you it’s not a problem because after a month or so they no longer work there. In order to understand the total economic impact this will have on you and your family I urge you to read carefully so you are fully aware of what the hidden costs will be.

If I told you that I had a vacation home that I would allow you to use one week out of every year for the rest of your life for only $15,000.00 dollars, what would you say? Well of course you would say no, who the *** has $15,000.00 dollars lying around, but what if I told you that for only $310.01 a month you would own this property and would also be able to use it during the weekends and pretty much whenever there is availability.

Well depending on how exciting this prospect sounds to you it could really go either way, but for our purposes lets just assume you say yes and sign a contract. Now let’s stop a minute and let me tell you exactly what you just did.

The standard loan for a timeshare is around 84 payments (7 years), at around a 17.4% interest rate with a monthly payment of $310.01. Most people don’t understand amortization or assume that the $310.01 payment is repayment of the $15,000.00, but its not. On your first payment of $310.01 it will look something like this…

Principal: $92.51

Interest: $217.50

Total: $310.01

Your second payment will look like this…

Principal: $93.85

Interest: $216.16

Total: $310.01

So what exactly does this mean? It means that out of your first payment you gave them $217.50 for doing absolutely nothing. Now lets take a look at how much of your hard earned money you will give them during the first year.

Principal: $1,203.06

Interest: $2,517.06

Total: $3,720.12

Wow, what an amazing deal, you used that resort for 7 days the first year and you paid a total of $3,720.12. That’s just about $531.45 a night… you know how much an average deluxe suite at Caesars palace in Las Vegas is for July 1st-8th, about $432.00 per night, but I digress.

So lets recap, after the first year you have paid $3,720.12 total and only $1,203.06 went to the principal and you still owe the company $13,796.94. ***, I forgot to mention the best part, THE ASSOCIATION DUES… yes that’s right, in addition to paying back the money that they so graciously lent to you at 17.4% interest you are going to have pay them $71.45 per month in membership fees.

Wait a minute here, membership fees? Yup, membership fees, to cover the cost of operating the resort. The money that you borrowed from them… and paid to them was just to purchase the deed to the property, but you don’t really even get that until you pay back the money they gave you to pay them.

Gosh, now my math is completely off, so I guess I’ll have to start all the way over again. Lets break it down one more time.

So the first payment is actually $310.01 plus $71.45 which comes to $381.46 per month, so during the first year you paid a total of:

Principal: $1,203.06

Interest: $2,517.06

ASDU: $857.40

Total: $4,577.52

So I was wrong in my previous calculation, you actually paid a total of $4,577.52 the first year. Making it around $653.93 per night to take your 7-day vacation.

Okay so maybe this isn’t a great deal, but you can give it to your children at some point… right? Well assuming that you children would want to pay $71.45 per month and assuming they would actually use it, yes you could give them this gift that keeps on giving and they will pay for it whether they use it or not. And if your children stop paying association dues, the company can just take the property back after 12 months anyways.

But you can always tell your children that this property that you originally agreed to pay them $15,000.00 dollars for ended up costing you… well um, lets do some more math…

You’ve made monthly payments of $310.01 for 84 months, which includes principal and interest totaling $26,040.84! Wait a minute; I thought this was only $15,000.00 dollars… well it was. At 17.4% interest, you paid them $11,040.84 dollars over 7 years for doing absolutely nothing.

But wait I forgot the maintenance fee, ***. Okay well this might get tricky because it actually states in the contract that you have to pay whatever they say the maintenance fee is. For a general rule of thumb, that fee is going to increase due to inflation and operating costs about 10% every 4 years. So, lets say years 1-4 of your loan the maintenance fee is $71.45 per month. And then years 5-7 it increases 10% to $78.60, now this only includes the first 7 years, once the property is paid, you will continue to make payments on the maintenance fee.

Years 1-4 @ $71.45 (48 Months) = $3,429.60

Years 5-7 @ $78.60 (36 Months) = $2,829.60

The total association dues paid in the first 7 years will equal $6,529.20,

By the time you have paid off this property you will have given this company $32,570.04! Assuming you use it every year you will have paid $664.69 a night to stay in your timeshare, I hope you enjoy it.

So… what have we learned here, well I guess you could say that maybe the good deal that the salesman told you about might just be a big piece of sh*t lie to take your hard earned money so these as$h0les can buy private jets and pay themselves ridiculous salaries. I can’t really speak for the costs associated with making your dream vacation a reality but I can guarantee your interests are not kept in mind.

Signing any contract for such a property would be the equivalent of taking $387.74 (averaging the maintenance fee) every single month for 7 years and burning it.

But lets say that instead of burning your money you take that money and invest it. Lets say over 7 years you make monthly contributions of $387.74 per month to a mutual fund that averages 8% per year. In 7 years you would have $43,470.81, now do you think your children would rather be left $43,470.81 or a timeshare… in business always look for the fool in any deal. If you can’t spot him, it’s most likely you.


There is no mandate for you to "upgrade" your package, yes with a red week you get more access, yes with a diamond package you have more flexability, but to file a complaint with an attorney for you signing legal documents to purchase something is rediculous. Try buying a house and then saying..


I need an attorney because they asked me to put in a sprinkler system that i didnt need and you agreed.... Good luck

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