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Timeshare Industry => Club La Costa => Topic started by: Thebingoman on November 19, 2008, 20:03:34

Title: I won a holiday
Post by: Thebingoman on November 19, 2008, 20:03:34
hi guys  I am just looking for a bit of advice. I entered a competition and have won a weeks holiday at a place yet to be chosen. I need to go to a presentation in haydock where there is no obligation to buy. Is this likely to be a genuine offer or are there catches?  I will be keeping my wallet firmly in my pocket of course!!
Title: I won a holiday
Post by: Mavo on November 19, 2008, 20:58:08
quote:
Originally posted by Thebingoman

hi guys  I am just looking for a bit of advice. I entered a competition and have won a weeks holiday at a place yet to be chosen. I need to go to a presentation in haydock where there is no obligation to buy. Is this likely to be a genuine offer or are there catches?  I will be keeping my wallet firmly in my pocket of course!!



You want advice?
Don`t take your wallet with you.

It is a genuine offer but you will be pressurised.
Are there catches? Yes but not insurmountable.
Having been there done that and got the t-shirt and not bought anything, you qualify for the holiday whore badge.
It is circular the top half sky blue bottom half sea blue and is only distinguishable by the central pink finger pointing skywards.

On a more serious note Club la Costa are one of the few well established developers with a half decent record and their apartments are to a high standard.
You will be introduced to timeshare which, run well and honestly, is a brilliant concept for the average family.
Why so many developers feel the need to abuse it is frankly beyond my comprehension.
Title: I won a holiday
Post by: arkwright on November 19, 2008, 23:17:47
I seem to remember getting an invitation to Haydock many years ago. They were offering a free betamax video recorder if you attended and sat through a presentation. As we already had a vhs recorder we passed, that's how long ago it was.
Title: I won a holiday
Post by: Mavo on November 19, 2008, 23:25:42
quote:
Originally posted by arkwright

I seem to remember getting an invitation to Haydock many years ago. They were offering a free betamax video recorder if you attended and sat through a presentation. As we already had a vhs recorder we passed, that's how long ago it was.



(Wright) about the time of the ark I would suggest.
At 11.25 pm  it`s the best I can offer.

Tiredness kills so I am taking a break.


Title: I won a holiday
Post by: Doggy50k on November 19, 2008, 23:44:44
quote:
Originally posted by arkwright

I seem to remember getting an invitation to Haydock many years ago. They were offering a free betamax video recorder if you attended and sat through a presentation. As we already had a vhs recorder we passed, that's how long ago it was.



Just a quick point - betamax was actually better quality than VHS, it was merely the fact that VHS was "plumped for" by certain major players in the manufactuing industry that it eventually won out.

That said - Blue-Ray has recently won out against HD, for no other reason than the fact that for so long the PS3 which plays Blue-Ray was cheaper than any Blue-Ray or HD player.  You can now pick up a Blue-Ray player for about £200 and a HD player for £40.

[}:)]
Title: I won a holiday
Post by: Mavo on November 19, 2008, 23:55:14
quote:
Originally posted by Doggy50k

quote:
Originally posted by arkwright

I seem to remember getting an invitation to Haydock many years ago. They were offering a free betamax video recorder if you attended and sat through a presentation. As we already had a vhs recorder we passed, that's how long ago it was.



Just a quick point - betamax was actually better quality than VHS, it was merely the fact that VHS was "plumped for" by certain major players in the manufactuing industry that it eventually won out.

That said - Blue-Ray has recently won out against HD, for no other reason than the fact that for so long the PS3 which plays Blue-Ray was cheaper than any Blue-Ray or HD player.  You can now pick up a Blue-Ray player for about £200 and a HD player for £40.

[}:)]


Thanks for that Graham.
I must add it to the notes in my Filofax.[}:)]
Title: I won a holiday
Post by: tonyc on November 21, 2008, 10:26:28
That was very interesting Graham.  Care to join me on a trip round the London Underground system some time?
Title: I won a holiday
Post by: Boss Man on November 21, 2008, 18:05:11
And I give you points for this dross !
Title: I won a holiday
Post by: arkwright on November 21, 2008, 23:05:23
I wondered where all this was going, but now I see, they get points for posting even if it's not a reply to the original poster. Perhaps the boss man should deduct points instead!!!
Title: I won a holiday
Post by: Doggy50k on November 22, 2008, 08:26:12
Cheers for that Arkwright - It is not often that the moderators wander off topic and I am sure that the boss was being a little tongue in cheek over it.

That said - perhaps if you became a financially supporting member we could give you points for your contributions?

Anyway - I have deducted the points from myself, Mavo and Tony accordingly.

[:p]
Title: I won a holiday
Post by: Doggy50k on November 22, 2008, 21:11:36
Oh yes - nearly forgot - with just a month to go it looks like nobody stands a chance of catching Newshound...
Title: I won a holiday
Post by: tonyc on November 23, 2008, 13:09:43
Doggy

Making a posting giving notification that you are taking a point off yourself (and Tom and me) is a crafty way of getting the point back.  To then post a "PS" about Newshound is an even better scam.  Just like me posting this is a way of getting my point back.

Suggest you deduct a further point from me for this message and TWO further points from you for your gamesmanship with the your posts.
Title: I won a holiday
Post by: brucebb on April 29, 2009, 21:49:18
Why don't you save yourself some pain, grab a handful of sand and rub it vigorously into your eyes for five minutes, then wash it all out with lemon juice. Repeat six times. Alternatively take CLCs offer up and find out what the word 'ouch' really means.