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I found a website on the internet, that offers 4 days and 3 nights in mexico, you only have to pay taxes, so I was curious and asked how could I get the deal...
6 years ago, April 11th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #32281  
I found a website on the internet, that offers 4 days and 3 nights in mexico, you only have to pay taxes, so I was curious and asked how could I get the deal and they told me all I have to do is attend a timeshare presentation, they even answered I could get $300 bucks cash if I already had my hotel, sounded like a good deal to me for 90 minutes in a timeshare presentation, have any of you tried this kind of programs?? btw, website is http://www.mexicoforall.com I got these pictures from the guys...

My question would be, do this things work?? I'm on vacation right now and I think I will try and go for the 300 cash deal and see if is worth the time... will let you know later, please give me your reviews

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6 years ago, April 11th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #32312  
Hello Jose

I am wary of these types of offers.
I have heard stories about things that look like a good offer but when you get there and it is too late to back out they suddenly produce conditions and restrictions which end up costing you quite a lot.

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6 years ago, April 11th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #32347  
PS I moved this thread to this forum, since it is about Mexico.

Mel
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6 years ago, April 11th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #32348  
Ok, so I called and scheduled the thing, since I'm what mexicans call a "pocho" I'm surprised they even accepted me for the presentation, guess a platinum card "means" that you're going to buy something, someone will pick me up tomorrow morning and take me to a "breakfast", I will keep you posted on this, might be funny hehe. Reply to this

6 years ago, April 11th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #32353  
Yeah, keep us posted and accept the breakfast and any other freebies on offer but dont give them your platinum card number.

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6 years ago, April 13th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #32463  
I am moving this back to the North America Forum as I see Mexico is considered to be in N. America. Sorry Jose. Sometimes geography is confusing.

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6 years ago, April 14th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #32591  
Hello Everyone,

Sorry it took me so long to post back, but I was busy spending my 300 bucks, hehe, so this guy named "Frank" picks me up and took me to a small hotel in a town called bucerias, about 30 minutes drive, think the name of the resort is starbay, never heard of it, they were very nice in the reception, took our personal information, both driver's ids, showed credit cards, then a salesperson comes and take us to a little breakfast in a little restaurant near beach, after the breakfast, the usual thing, he showed us the room, my wife loved it, he said all 39 rooms in the little resort are the same size and have the same furniture, really nice, but too big my opinion for a couple with no kids, so after "90" minutes that became about 120, we did not take the deal, so another person comes try to convince us, he even dropped the price about 10k but got the same response from us, as usual, he was triying to get my wife to say yes, but she did not fail on me hehe, so after a few more tries, the guy left the table and they took us to another guy that tried to make us buy a "special vacation plan" for about 2k, that sounded to good to be true, so I passed on that as well, at the end, still being very nice, they took me with another guy called "chava" to get my gifts, really funny guy joking all the time, he gave me my money, 3000 pesos, in exchange terms that's a little bit less than the 300 promised(about 280) but it's ok, then chava called a cab, opened the door for us and that was the end of my timeshare adventure.

In the end, it wasn't a bad experience, I guess I was lucky, I've been in mayan palace and they treat you like crap if you don't want to buy, but those guys were really nice, even when I said no, so that was good, and besides the extra 30 minutes I spent there and the tricky exchange rate(about 20 bucks less) , I got my cash my taxi back and I was able to spend it in tacos and a really funny pirate ship tour... and the best part is that I didn't buy anything(product was not for us)... Reply to this

6 years ago, April 15th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #32642  
Sounds like you stood your ground.

I had a similiar experiene in Canada with a woman offering me a free make up and cosmetics demonstration and a free gift.
I got my free gift but did not buy anything despite that she had a magnifiying thing that showed all kinds of faults on my face that apparently need repairing with her expensive cosmetics. She made it seem like I have no respect for myself if I dont dont buy her products and do something about my face problems.

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6 years ago, April 20th 2008 No: 9 Msg: #33052  
Hi Mextex,

We stayed at a timeshare resort in Neuavo Vallarta in January and walked north on the beach to Bucerias a few days. Great food, cheap beer and fantastic sunsets, but I'd be a little leary of buying anything there right now. They are building a 2nd. Puerto Vallarta area airport just north of where you were and the town will no longer be a wonderful lay back, sleepy fishing village. Everyone we talked to said Bucerias is what P.V. was 20 years ago. In a few years it'll be beach vendors, and junk shops.
You made a good choice not to buy right now. Besides, timeshares are plentiful on the 2nd market for lots less. That's how we just bought our last one and we love it. Reply to this

4 years ago, July 27th 2009 No: 10 Msg: #81161  
Glad to hear your trip went well Mextex! Those guys make it hard to say no, but you'll be glad you did - Mexico doesn't have a cooling-off period like resorts in the US. I've found if you bring crying kids the tour goes a lot quicker - or the salesmen get a headache. Anyway, timeshares can be really great if you buy for the right price. If you see something you like, wait till you get home and search online - you'll find people selling for a lot less than the resort, and no high pressure pitches: We own three and use them every year with RCI - they have a great points system.
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3 years ago, February 15th 2011 No: 11 Msg: #129157  
I did respond to a call promoting a 5 night 6 days package in Puerto Vallarta for $399 per couple, this was an all inclusive package, and it turned out to be a nice package, yes I did attend a presentation but it was out in the country at a development site, and it wasn't your typical "Timeshare" presentation, so all in all my experience was a good one. So yes they are out there, and yes they are legit. Vivo Mexico Reply to this

3 years ago, February 17th 2011 No: 12 Msg: #129267  
In Mexico you can find all kinds of deals if you are willing to listen to the time share presentations. I have attended two in my life and regretted both. They are very aggressive and try to be intimidating. They get angry if you don't purchase. They will make certain when you go in that you have the ability to purchase.

In my experience the ones that you pay for upfront have many restrictions but most are legitimate. Reply to this

3 years ago, March 12th 2011 No: 13 Msg: #130899  
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I've stayed for free at 3 timeshare condo places in Collingwood, ON, Canada. For some reason, they like to call me and offer 1 or 2 free nights so they can take 90 minutes of my time to sell me on their vacation condo's. The condo's were very nice, but I don't ski, so it's rather pointless, (plus I like Africa and Europe and driving out west, so why would I stay in a ski resort?).

I also attended a sale for camping parks once, that gave me a very nice sleeping bag just for listening. I still have the sleeping bag, and it's very cosy, so that was a good deal too.

These were all fairly local though, not sure I would accept one outside my home country. Reply to this

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