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Old 08-11-2016, 09:27 AM   #15
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Yup, they forget to mention that EVERYONE who signed up won!
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:38 AM   #16
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I will hazard a guess the 2000 is a voucher redeemable if you buy for 20,000 the regularly priced 18,000 package for stays of not more than 2 weeks at a list of company owned rv parks and time shares.
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:18 AM   #17
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The better half entered a "contest" at a RV sales store. She "won" and now we have been invited to a meeting to explain all the benefits that are now ours. One of which is a guaranteed site member park locations. The package we have won is "normally sold for $2,000.00". This sounds to good to be true. Has anyone on this forum had a similar experience? My tendency is to think this is a scam that could be VERY expensive in the long run. Thanks for sharing your experiences.
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If you go to the "meeting" and sign nothing, give them no personal information, no cash and no credit card numbers you will only waste a couple hours your time.
(if you don't "bite" the price drops dramatically).

In 2004 We "won" a 3 night stay at a "Membership RV resort".

The original "special price" quoted during the meeting was ONLY $3800.
When we got back to the coach we got a phone call reducing the price to $2800.
On the 2nd Day the price was reduced to $1800.
As we were breaking camp on the 3rd day we were informed that they "found a member" who wanted to sell his membership for $800.

We payed nothing and got 3 free nights of full hookup camping in a nice California RV resort.

(BTW we don't miss the membership we didn't buy).

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Old 08-11-2016, 10:54 AM   #18
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Don't go! RUN as fast as you can! NEVER buy a campground membership from the company, ALWAYS buy a resale membership. There are so many people trying to dump them it's ridiculous. If you go to this meeting they will then ban you from buying a resale membership for a year or so. There are many of these campgrounds that list the memberships that are for sale on their website. As an example, look at Treasure Lake in Branson, MO, they have a listing of memberships for re sale and what the cost is, also transfer costs.
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Don't go! RUN as fast as you can! NEVER buy a campground membership from the company, ALWAYS buy a resale membership. There are so many people trying to dump them it's ridiculous. If you go to this meeting they will then ban you from buying a resale membership for a year or so. There are many of these campgrounds that list the memberships that are for sale on their website. As an example, look at Treasure Lake in Branson, MO, they have a listing of memberships for re sale and what the cost is, also transfer costs.
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Good point.
(Nobody wants to be banned from buying something they don't want in the 1st place).
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:38 AM   #20
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When we were younger (late 20's) we use to go to these things for something to do. The free gifts were always pieces of crap, like free luggage. We use to aggravate them more than they did us by bringing the kids. I still use the free luggage to store junk inside, in the garage attic.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:00 PM   #21
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We used to do several of these when the kids were younger. We called them our "Just Say No" vacations. Stayed for free at a lot of campgrounds and timeshare places for free as well as often they included a "Gift" of some sort. We never bought one and at a couple we were never contacted by the sales staff so it was truly easy.
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I would rather pay than have to listen to a high pressure sales pitch.
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:43 AM   #23
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My daughter and her husband when short on money torments not would do a two week trip to Mexico, do the condo tours for between $300-$500 cash for about 5-6 breakfasts and get a free trip. But you need to have thick skin and the no word down pat.

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Old 08-18-2016, 11:44 AM   #24
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My wife did the same thing and won. It was definitely a scam. You win a free week of camping at a resort quote unquote. It was a heavy sales pitch. You really don't win with those things it's just their way of getting you to their Park so that they can push. Definitely not interested turn down what they offered and they were offended. After all they said we had won it but we also do they would never give up they were hounds. Claim they wouldn't do that and the minute we got there they started. Do as you wish but I'm telling you for us it ain't worth the hassle... Dusty
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We used to go to those things and actually got some pretty nice "gifts". I wore the Seiko watch I got back in the 80s for about ten years and also got a Big Bertha driver for visiting a golf course community. We also got a lot of nice meals out of it, but my patience is not what it used to be. Absolutely stay away if you have a hard time saying no.
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:07 AM   #26
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Went to a time share one in Florida and had good eats.

But when we said no they brought out the younger guy....Next no they brought out the nice girl and finally they brought out "bruno" and talk about pressure!

We finally got away...

The local one we went to was more fun as we asked the seller if he would be missed if he did not show up...We stated we were a first responder for E911 call centers and vacations were not in our work...Plus the pay was so poor we needed food stamps...gave up.

Attend but be clear when they have casual conversation looking for information that yiu barely make it in your borrowed everything and the bill collectors are driving you crazy...along with the landlord being upset about the lack of payment...;-)
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I cant believe folks would be so cheap as to have to subject themselves to this type of torture just to collect a free gizmo or for a couple nights of camping. Lets see a weekend of camping at 300.00 with peace and relaxation or free crappy campground with some scumbag bothering me all weekend that doesnt take no for an answer and when you do say no they belittle you.......hmmmm 300 sounds like a deal.
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