In agreement over timeshare problems
WE RECENTLY visited family in South Africa for Christmas, having relocated to Australia almost two years ago.
We read a letter to you in The Star in January while awaiting our flight back to Australia.
We totally agree with Mr Moodley regarding the situation of timeshare points and the difficulty in actually being able to utilise these points. Furthermore, the escalating levies are becoming almost unaffordable.
When approaching the club, they are not very helpful regarding disposing or “buying back” the points.
When we did manage to utilise a week at a resort about three years ago, we were bombarded by a “wannabee” high-powered salesperson who became quite aggressive and impatient when we questioned the new scheme he was trying to promote and sell, while requesting documentation to study.
We do have the option of using these points overseas but, despite the high levies, the exchange fee is also high and one can almost pay a full rental for similar accommodation without owning points.
Unfortunately, we did not see your initial article on timeshare and are very interested in your planned follow-up article. Brian and Sharon Jackson