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All-Inclusive Timeshares: Deal or Scam?

All-inclusive timeshares deal or scam

October 12, 2018 – by Primo Management Group

All-inclusive timeshares deal or scam

All-inclusive timeshares sound like a great deal, but are they?

All-inclusive resorts are big business, and for good reason. For one fee, guests enjoy lodging, food, drinks, and other amenities without worrying about every purchase. What’s not to love? Why not go one step further and buy into all-inclusive timeshares? These seem like an even better deal. The internet is full of such offers and the fees seem impossibly low. A week in Cabo for $300? Wow! But what’s the real deal on all-inclusive timeshares?

How Much Does It Really Cost?

Like traditional timeshares, you buy into an all-inclusive timeshare and you get all the perks and amenities on top of that. But like so many timeshare pitches before it, you have to look more closely. According to Tammy Levent of Travel Pulse, “While at first glance it may seem like these all-inclusive resorts are offering clients a deal, once all of the fees are factored in the financial bottom line is drastically different than what was initially presented.”

And we’re not talking about maintenance fees and special assessments. May we present to you the mandatory all-inclusive fee. On top of that initial low fee, guests at these resorts must pay a daily per person fee. These fees vary from resort to resort, but can easily reach $150 per person per day. Of course, the sales pitch doesn’t focus on that part. So, a couple staying for a week at a resort with a daily fee of $150 would pay $2100 on top of the weekly fee. That doesn’t sound like much of a deal to us.

What Does “All” Mean?

The “all” in all-inclusive varies by resort. Usually, it includes food, drinks, and some or all activities. However, many services and amenities will cost you an extra fee. Add those to the price and this deal is getting worse by the minute. So, take time to read the fine print to see what you’re really getting and avoid disappointment when you arrive.

Luckily, meals and drinks are almost always included. However, keep in mind that your fee only covers food at the resort. So, you need to make sure the resort offers the dining experiences you want. Are you looking for fine dining? Casual? Poolside? Make sure the resort offers these. And while you’re at it, make sure there’s a variety. Imagine eating at the same restaurant every day. You may get bored. If you have special dietary restrictions, make sure the resort can accommodate those, too. There’s nothing worse than having a shellfish allergy when your only option is a seafood restaurant that you’re spending $100 a day to eat at!

Most resorts offer activities like windsurfing, sight-seeing tours, or golf. However, these activities may not be included in that “all”. So, if you need to pay for 18 holes, that’s another fee to tack on to the price of your vacation. And what’s a luxury resort without a spa? Make sure the cost of your massage is included or you’ll find yourself shelling out even more. Not very relaxing.

What If I Don’t Need All of That?

All-inclusive timeshares often include quite a lot, which can be a great value. But if you are a light-eater and not a heavy drinker, you may find that an a la carte situation makes more sense. If you love experiencing the local culture and cuisine, you’ll be spending time away from the resort—and paying for it. And that means you’re paying more in fees than you’re using at the resort. This, of course, is how these places make a profit.

The all-inclusive experience is certainly a luxury vacation, but they aren’t for everyone and there’s no need to buy into a timeshare to get it. Just book a week in Punta Cana this year and then head to Bali next year. All the luxury and variety with none of the risks of timeshare ownership.

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Frequently Asked Questions ?

How does PMG get me out of my timeshare contract?

PMG is not a resale, transfer, or donation company. We are consumer advocates—we help to negotiate the release of your timeshare contract obligation. We do not buy, sell, or rent your timeshare. Simply put, we help you to get out of your timeshare contract forever.

How long does the process usually take?

Usually less than 12 months, but it all depends on your situation. If your timeshare is free and clear with no mortgage, then the process may only take 3-9 months.

Speak to your advisor about the time, and what delays the resorts have put into place to prevent timeshare owners from departing their ownership. If you have a mortgage or past due maintenance fee, the process takes more time.

How much is my timeshare worth?

This is probably going to hurt, but whether you paid $5,000 or $50,000 for your timeshare, the IRS values all timeshares as worthless investments. In addition, that timeshare would have negative value due to the annual maintenance fee bill which compounds year after year. That is until PMG helps you cancel your timeshare.

Can I use your service if I still have a balance owed on my mortgage?

Yes. Whether you bought your timeshare 20 days ago or 20 years ago, PMG has a solution for you and is here to help.

Will my name be off the timeshare?

Yes! Permanently! GUARANTEED!

In addition to getting me out of my timeshare, can you recover the money I’ve already spent on mortgage payments and maintenance fees?

While we are able to recover money in rare cases, beware of any timeshare cancellation company that entices you with the promise of fund recovery. The truth is, timeshares are loath to give back the money they’ve already taken.

Are your consumer advocates really “consumer advocates”, or is that just a fancy word for salesperson?

Because most of our clients have had their trust betrayed by timeshare salespeople, we understand how some consumers can become a bit jaded. When you call us for a consultation, that’s exactly what you get, a consultation. At PMG, our job is not to sell you; our job is to help you get out of your timeshare. Which is why we have numerous 5-star reviews and an “A” (excellent) rating from the BCA.

Why should I choose PMG to get me out of my timeshare?

We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best customer service in the industry. When you contact our company, you speak to a live person, not an automated system or voicemail. We go above and beyond for our customers by helping you to protect your credit and even repair your credit if needed. We offer a 100% money back guarantee, and we can provide documented proof of our success in helping customers just like you.

What happens after I sign up with you? Will I be apprised of your progress?

At PMG, we pride ourselves on our hands-on, boutique-style customer service, so every new client is assigned a case manager whose job is to keep you in the loop throughout the entire cancellation process. Your case manager is always just a phone call away.

How much is your fee?

Not all timeshare experiences are created equal. Some are more complicated than others, and every situation is different. That’s why our trained timeshare elimination consultants will ask you a series of questions designed to determine exactly what needs to be done to terminate your timeshare, how long it will take, and how they can best advocate for you. We will always seek the most cost-effective route for you.

What if I still have more questions?

Canceling a timeshare contract is not a cookie cutter process. With each situation being unique, once you complete the form below an experienced consumer advocate will call you today to discuss your options.