The "happy" Silverleaf customers are either moles or just plain mathematically retarded. The maintenance fees alone turned me off -approx $840 a year. Those fees slowly increase and will always be billed to you even after you pay-off your timeshare.
I understand the resorts are nice and it costs money to keep them that way. But if you multiply the $840 per year fee times however many "owners" there are, you come up with a ridiculous amount of cash for Silverleaf.
Now... multiply the number of "owners" there are times the approx price per timeshare (approx $10k give-and-take), you come up with a HUGE figure that blows the mind.
My issue is that they should lower the maintenance fees. It's only fair considering the amount of revenue this powerhouse generates.
My only other issue are the sales people (sharks). I thought it was funny how they pair a cute young flirty woman with a male customer who is single. I guess sex can sell; only though there is no sex in the end! lol. But seriously... when they have a guest who is unfortunately laid-off and has no money to invest in vacations that they can't afford or take (most people can't take a whole week off at once; scheduled around the time Silverleaf expects you to take your vacation), the sharks need to back-off and move on to the next guest. They will hound you for about 2hrs and then have a manager hound you as well. I guarantee that 80% of their sales was due to improper sales tactics and/or the wear-down of the guest. Some people buy the timeshare just so they can get the heck out of there and only hope they will get their money's worth later.
Anyway.. just had to vent. Considering I've been to Silverleaf 7 times, been through the motions, and even made a small purchase many years ago, I have quite an insight on how they operate. Funny thing is that last time I was there they offered me a job! LOL!! I refuse prey like a shark.
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