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quote:Originally posted by lawnmower60If you want to read it click below http://www.theperspectivemagazine.com/imag/OwnersPerspective_September2009/pageflip.htm
quote:Originally posted by Mavoquote:Originally posted by lawnmower60If you want to read it click below http://www.theperspectivemagazine.com/imag/OwnersPerspective_September2009/pageflip.htm I find The Perspective Magazine a better read with more information on what developers are doing. www.theperspectivemagazine.com
quote:Originally posted by sensorIf TATOC wishes to be taken seriously, and held in high regard by the people it say's it serves (ie owners), then it needs to step up to the plate and do something that we all acknowledge is a positive move forward for the owners / industry. As of yet, it still has to make these moves. COULD TATOC be the vehicle to move us forward ? Yes, probably, but as has been stated, it has NOT inspired a lot of confidence on it's past performance. If TATOC continues in the future the way it has been in the past, then it is in great danger of becoming another toothless tiger - rather similar to the other bunch of losers in Brussels !
quote:Originally posted by tonycTomI could be wrong but I believe that Tescos with 32 and 26 checkouts do rank amongst the largest. But as I have said, perhaps demand had outstripped supply. I merely wanted to have a read of the publication so that I could judge its merits for my own sake!I didn't blame you for reporting the statistics - I just questioned their validity from my own perspective. Others might well have offspring who are more than happy to take on future management fee responsibilities when the time comes. Let them say so - perhaps starting with you?My own perception on sales techniques, especially when I purchased back in 1999, was that they were bascially dishonest. I was assured that management fees were strictly monitored and controlled and that we, as members, could collectively veto any unjustifiably high increases (obviously mindful of the consequences on the standard of the estate as a result). I was also assured that it was an investment that I would have little trouble in selling should I choose to do so in the future and that I would certainly cover my initial outlay for a portfolio that had a lease span of over 50 years. I wasn't "suckered in". My wife (Maureen) and I had heard sales patter like this before and decided that if only half of what we were being told was true, the investment was worth it. I was and still am prepared to accept that in the last 10 years I have enjoyed holidays that make the total loss of the initial investment an acceptable penalty. What I do not like is the feeling that the Timeshare developer can insist on payment of whatever management fees he sees fit to install and I have no alternative other than to pay up. That is all wrong! So, yes, it is my appraisal - dishonest - because that is what it was. I am reasonably happy with DRI but if they continue to milk us with large unjustified increases, there must come a time when I will move across to the significantly increasing numbers of disenchanted. I don't see that as undermining the industry - it has undermined itself by its actions in the past. To conceal what has happened and in some cases is still happening from the prospective new purchasers only puts me in the same "basket" as the dishonest brokers who sold us all - or most of us as clearly you had one of the few totally honest sales staff - a flawed article all those years ago. I can honestly say I would not recommend timeshare to anyone at this moment in time. Hopefully, if the timeshare industry cleans up its act in the near future, I will be able to change my view.I am surprised given the Tom I know that you are prepared to say that you cannot see the gain in doing so for those already using timeshare. I, for one, would not wish to see anyone overstretch themselves because I want to tell them that everything is rosy on my side of the fence, when it isn't! As I have already said, on balance, I am still a happy bunny. However, I am not as happy as I was. DRI have been running the business for over 2 years now. I think they should have addressed and resolved the exit strategy problems in an honest manner by now.Strange isn't it? You have attacked me for "saying nothing new" and stating what you say we all already know. And yet you report it from Mr Mattimoe as if he is saying something new.I don't abhor TATOC. I merely treat them with disdain. You only have to read their website to see how much they rate themselves. And yet, at the end of the day, they have achieved very little in the last quarter of a century. If they really want to sort things out, they should be seeking to sort out the cause (the Timeshare developers' greed) not the sickness itself (the scammers). Cut out the cause and you eventually starve the disease!I'm sorry you have a problem with the fact that I do not support TATOC but, as I have said before, their past performance does not fill me with "any feelings of warmth". I don't abhor them, they leave me totally unconvinced as to what they are capable of achieving.
quote:Originally posted by hal540ukPlease accept my apologies for the last posting, a mistake by pressing the wrong button.What my message was.Tesco placed the magazine in their "stores in affluent areas " only.My local store in St Helens did not get the magazine!!Harry