In dec 2010 I purchased a $10,000 white week unit with the intent to drop that week into the RCI vacation site. At first they dangled a $33,000 red week in our faces for about 6 hours.
After hundreds of "no im not buying" they brought up a $10,000 white week that ,once paid, would reap endless life time vacations for life. In feb 2011 I was called for a free weekend stay at the hillcountry resort for a follow up/refresher interview. It was a trick to get my wife and i there for a 5 hour long meeting about buying another week. This second week was needed to be purchased in order to use the RCI trading website because my first week did not have enough "trading power" to trade.
I was suckered into a second "presidental unit" week. According to the second scam artist sales lady, my first week and my "presidental week" combined meant i was top dog on the trading list in silverleaf and RCI. This made me feel better knowing i could have 2 weeks a year staying presidental units. This brings us to july 24 2011.
Again i was called for a third free stay for a refresher interview on how to use the program. With my 2 awesome weeks I went into this resort thinking I was a king and able to stay in the mega presidental units as promised. Upon my arrival, I was told all the presidental units were filled and I would have to stay in a crappy lodge unit. At my interview the next day, I was told my 2 weeks and my presidential unit diamond status was still not enough to trade weeks at high class resorts all over the world as promised during my second Silverleaf beat down.
So now a third *** artist tells me I was "wrongfully" sold two weeks that were not right for me. This conman told me he would fix us up and set us on the right path. All I needed to do was buy a "red presidental" week for $12,500 and they would take back all my other weeks to fix my low trading power problem... Well what he didn't tell me was I had to add my valance from the other 2 weeks to the $12,500.
This now would total $33,000 for 1 red week which would give me all the trading power I would ever need. So this brings me to my initial offer of $30,000 the first time they bent me over and took a chunk out of me. Don't not buy a time share ever. It's a scam from the get go.
The people are nice and will always tell you they are trying to help. But they lie. They are salesman.
Please Learn from my mistakes. NEVER EVER EVER TRUST SILVERLEAF!!!!!
Product or Service Mentioned: Silverleaf Resorts Vacation Ownership.