Went to Silverleaf Vacation Store in Irving, Texas off of Story Road and Highway 183 with my fiancee because we were promised free Dallas Stars tickets. We did not really want to buy anything, but wanted to educate ourselves and have information to share with our family and friends.
When the end of the presentation came about and we told the sales associate we were not interested, she called over one of their "Executive Principals" (or whatever they are called) who kept lowering the price to try to get us to sign. After I told the executive principal for the third time or so that we appreciated his generosity but were not going to purchase, he finally shook my hand and wished us luck with our marriage, and walked away. The sales associate went away with him, and did not seem too pleased.
I genuinely felt like they were not ever going to let us leave after we were presented with the $15,000.00 price at the end of the presentation and then said that we were not interested. The end of the experience was very uncomfortable, very pressured, and clearly designed to manipulate us to buy the timeshare. I thought they would respect the fact that we appreciated the presentation and just let us go, but boy was I wrong.
If I had to do it all over again, I would not have set foot in the door of this place. To all of you who are considering attending one of these presentations just to get the gifts and educate yourselves for a later purchase - be warned - you are in for a fight if you say no.
For those who are still brave enough to go (or otherwise if you really want the Dallas Stars tickets), when you say "no" at the end of the presentation, do not let them call anyone else over to speak with you, stand your ground and say you are not purchasing anything today, period, end of story, and you do not need to speak with anyone else.
This experience was like something out of "The Twilight Zone", and I do not believe I will ever attend anything like this again.
Product or Service Mentioned: Silverleaf Resorts Vacation Ownership.