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Offline gbenno19

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My Timeshare Hell
« on: August 16, 2011, 17:33:33 »
Hello my name is George I’m a 59 year young man and I have been married for more than half my life to my lovely wife Helen.  However over the last few years my life has been disrupted by my never ending nightmare in Spain. Holidaying, enjoying the sun, wine and culture we decided to get ourselves a timeshare in a lovely development, quiet and tucked away, beautiful location and marvellous views.

We discussed the idea and obviously thought €13000 for our dream would be worth it. The opportunity of jumping on a plane and not worrying were to go suited me fine. We have worked hard to have the best life we could and why not spend some of our hard earned money.

We did have one 3 week spell which we really enjoyed, we spent time in the local Spanish communities, really relaxing, people watching, meeting new people and living life finally after years of hard work.
 However our hell heavily destroyed the dream.

Obviously the whole acquirement of the property was slightly pressured and however nice the sales rep was, we always were slightly weary however totally blind eyed by our dream and we had already made our minds up. I’ll be honest looking back now  we were completely miss sold, miss represented, and miss guided in everything from the meetings straight through to the contracts. I felt ashamed plain and simple.

Recently after increasingly alarming maintenance bills and ridiculous offers with scrupulous plans to sell my timeshare, trade it in for points, or even other holiday clubs, cost price holidays, discounts in flights even cruises. Overwhelmed we were baffled with the situation and began to wonder what was actually going on.

Rather than enjoying the fact that we had a nice place to jet off to, it became a constant regret and worry and drain of our funds, we simply didn’t understand how the costs were forever rising maintenance charges and so on. My wife thought we had been scammed but I didn’t think so, but it turns out it didn’t matter. We received a letter from the timeshare company about 6 months ago, claiming that the company had gone into liquidation. We have had people claiming to sell the property and get money back but have to pay up front, trading it in for points in other holiday resorts but we honestly don’t understand it all. I honestly thought you couldn’t sell something that was in liquidation anyway which I was right about.

We decided to just completely cut our losses with regards to the matter, brush it under the carpet and move on.
It just angered me that much I couldn’t leave it,  I thought there must be something I could do.

After doing my due diligence and with a bit of luck I discovered the consumer credit act 1975 it was introduced when the banks wanted for us to use the cards, basically anything you buy on card over €100 and the company goes bankrupt, or you don’t get something that you bought it wasn´t delivered, your credit card company is liable.
Now I´m a realistic man, and most defiantly know how this world works, it´s funny how banks will do anything to take your money, but when legally they need to pay us, on that one rear occasion, they will do anything they can to make it the most difficult thing since  the development of the microchip.

I found a claims company who specialises in the consumer credit act 75 they handled everything on my behalf; they didn’t even charge a commission. Solutions were fantastic in the way the dealt with us, friendly caring, and we got our trust back in people again, plus the fact they got me the full amount of my money back directly from the credit card company. I fell off my chair! Now with thanks to solutions we can now stop worrying and live again.

They simply take total control of your claim do all the paper work and take control of any problems, completely driving the claim until you get your money back.

I hope this will help anyone who has uncounted problems with regards to any consumer problem, you’re not alone, and do something don’t let the backs win!!

George & Helen Benson
Kent


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Re: My Timeshare Hell
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 11:20:56 »
Could you give the full name and address of the company who helped you.
 

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 11:39:40 »
No commission, no fees?  Check the Charities Register!
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Re: My Timeshare Hell
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 12:41:32 »
Someone has gone to alot of effort with that post.  :P
 

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 13:42:42 »
Someone has gone to alot of effort with that post.  :P

They sure have as 3 minutes and eleven seconds before that they were pleading to anyone for help on another thread.
 

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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 14:42:55 »
How very strange. ???
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Re: My Timeshare Hell
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 13:04:19 »
Is this just a ringer trying to promote this company?

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 13:19:46 »
It surely looks bogus!

Maybe about as genuine as a 3Euro coin!

Interestingly a quick search of a database I use shows FOUR George Bensons in Kent. How many live with a Helen Benson? Correct, NONE of them!
« Last Edit: August 26, 2011, 13:21:56 by Morpheus »
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2011, 16:19:58 »
Is this just a ringer trying to promote this company?
What company?  There's no traceable name!
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2011, 16:53:36 »
Is this just a ringer trying to promote this company?
What company?  There's no traceable name!

I assumed it was Timeshare Solutions from this thread:

http://www.timesharetalk.co.uk/index.php?topic=10775.0
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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2011, 17:48:08 »
Where's Mystic Meg when you need her?  If it's Timeshare Solution Ltd, they are about to be struck off the Companies' Register for failure to file returns.
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2011, 18:23:12 »
LOL

And the guy who posted has vanished as fast as this company's returns!
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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2011, 12:25:44 »
And another one bites the dust!! (but will no doubt reappear in a different guise).
 

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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2011, 21:18:58 »
Hilarious and dotted with the usual bad grammar of switching from the singular to the plural and the past to the present tense and a failure to use the correct English words but ones that/ which/witch are similar. Like.-- were/ where. weary/ wary. scrupulous/unscrupulous. defiantly/ definitely. rear/rare. uncounted/encountered. ::)
 A great yardstick to use in recognition is the fact that they can talk a good scam but cannot normally write/rite /right one. ;D
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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2011, 22:59:27 »
When I see the (ab)use of English on some of the postings from the "one post wonders" I really get the feeling that it is often the same partially illiterate character masquerading as an honest poster.

However, the very fact that they feel it worth trying to con us all here suggests that we are achieving something with our relentless unmasking of the slippery denizens of the deep that are the scammers. (Enough of the analogies now)
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