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Timeshare Bandits -- How can I be down?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by StillSmiling, Feb 4, 2009.

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  1. StillSmiling

    StillSmiling Regular Member

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    Hey Folks,

    I'm curious/interested in this whole racket. I just spent a week in Orlando and was completely overwhelmed with those offers -- You know the ones -- you attend a half hour presentation, take a quick tour of the facility, then sit thru a high pressure sales session in order to get your prize. We sat thru one every day and walked away from this vacation with $775 in visa giftcards, tickets to Universal, tickets to SeaWorld, and three 4day/3night getaways. It was well worth it for us.

    The entire time we were there, folks were stopping us EVERYWHERE trying to entice us to attend these things. And each Resort told us that they paid people anywhere from $200-$700 (on top of the prizes to us) to get people thru the door to hear their presentation. Thats one hell of an incentive!

    Needless to say, I've been scouring this on the web and the closest I've come to an answer is finding a couple of affiliate programs for timeshare resellers. My question to you all is: How do I become one of those $200-$700 commission folks that gets people to agree to sit thru these presentations?
     
  2. mmtechllc

    mmtechllc Registered Member

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    I know exactly how. I was a sales manager for 3 years and made a killing. It is well worth paying these guys to get them in the door, because they make so much money off of them. PM me. We need to have a chat.
     
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    This reminds me of that south park episode where the parents keep getting trapped by the timeshare people to sit through their presentation...

    had no idea it actually worked though and you got paid from it.
     
  4. StillSmiling

    StillSmiling Regular Member

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    mmtechllc -- PM sent :)

    Bananahands --- I know, right? For real, those street guys were EVERYWHERE. I don't know if was because of the state of the economy, or because the SuperBowl was a few days away in Tampa. Anyways, we couldn't escape them, and after the first one ($150 giftcard and Seaworld tkts for a 1.5hr session), I was HOOKED...lol
     
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    mmtechllc Registered Member

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    I know a guy running a resort in Myrtle Beach who just took a big pay cut. He was making $750,000/year and now only $400,000. Must be tough for that son of a bitch
     
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    so is this still worth looking into?
     
  7. StillSmiling

    StillSmiling Regular Member

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    I can understand the resort folks being regulated (sales people being licensed realtors, etc.) , but what about the folks in the stands sending visitors to them for the presentations?

    I've been trying to find these deals online and I'm getting nowhere fast.

    mmtechllc -- I can understand those numbers. Just looking at the gap between what they were trying to get us to pay for a "new" timeshare and the resale value at tug2 is freakin unbelievable!! One resort swore that I wouldn't be able to find an offer better than $18k for their 2br. I went to tug2 and somebody was selling their unit for $1700.
     
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