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Old 03-05-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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Timeshare-Myrtle Beach

I signed up for timeshare presentation at Myrtle Beach last night. We belong to Hilton point club (?) and I called last night and they are giving me 2 nights for $199 at the Anderson resort, with $100/night for extra days. The resor looks beautiful, right on the beach. They also are giving me a $200 gift rebate card for 1 night at any hilton and also 15,000 hilton points (which she said is good for 2 nights at an Embassy suites, hilton garden, hampton or homewood suite hotels). We always wanted to visit Myrtle Beach but we have to drive from northern NJ. Has anyone ever gone on a Hilton timeshare presentation? It's for 2 hours. I hope it's not too high pressure. I already know the excuse I am going to use for declining buying a timeshare in Myrtle Beach (12 hour ride with kids in car).
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:23 PM   #2
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We are staying there in two weeks using our HGVC club points. I find a lot of the Hilton presentations pushy but worth it for a cheap extra vacation. I hope it will be nice.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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Of course they will be pushy. Just hold firm if you are not interested.

The Anderson is a beautiful hotel. My SIL stayed there once while we stayed down the road at the Breakers. The rooms are nicely decorated and had a washer/ dryer which is so nice to have at the beach.

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:13 PM   #4
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The Hilton Vacation Club property there is nice. I went to a presentation there last May and they put me at the Hilton at Plantation something about 15 minutes away. The hotel was old and smelled.

The sales people were very pushy and when I left they would not return my drivers license. They finally mailed it to me and the certificate to stay a night only at Hilton.

I own and DVC and do plan to buy into Hilton, but I will buy resale.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:27 PM   #5
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The Hilton Vacation Club property there is nice. I went to a presentation there last May and they put me at the Hilton at Plantation something about 15 minutes away. The hotel was old and smelled.

The sales people were very pushy and when I left they would not return my drivers license. They finally mailed it to me and the certificate to stay a night only at Hilton.

I own and DVC and do plan to buy into Hilton, but I will buy resale.
And you're still going to buy into Hilton after that!?
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:22 AM   #6
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Last week, I called to cancel an upcoming reservation at a Hilton and was given this same exact offer. I declined. If I am going to drive 10-12 hours each way, I want to stay more than 2 nights. They wanted the money upfront without knowing what dates/hotels were available. I asked if I could ask my husband and call them back later that day, but they said they can't accept incoming calls. I asked them if they could call me back later and they said they can't make outgoing calls, either! I decided.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:56 AM   #7
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We are staying there in two weeks using our HGVC club points. I find a lot of the Hilton presentations pushy but worth it for a cheap extra vacation. I hope it will be nice.

Will you come back and report on your vacation? I'm thinking of a trip to MB in late August. DH has a zillion HH points, not sure that I can use those for for an HGVC property, but it's something we may want to check out.

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The Hilton Vacation Club property there is nice.
Is the Anderson different/separat from HGVC? Are they two different properties?
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:59 PM   #8
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The timeshare lady also told me I could add on extra nights for $100/night. I hope she was right.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:21 PM   #9
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Arrow Time share, high pressure !!! Been. At one and Last one

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I signed up for timeshare presentation at Myrtle Beach last night. We belong to Hilton point club (?) and I called last night and they are giving me 2 nights for $199 at the Anderson resort, with $100/night for extra days. The resor looks beautiful, right on the beach. They also are giving me a $200 gift rebate card for 1 night at any hilton and also 15,000 hilton points (which she said is good for 2 nights at an Embassy suites, hilton garden, hampton or homewood suite hotels). We always wanted to visit Myrtle Beach but we have to drive from northern NJ. Has anyone ever gone on a Hilton timeshare presentation? It's for 2 hours. I hope it's not too high pressure. I already know the excuse I am going to use for declining buying a timeshare in Myrtle Beach (12 hour ride with kids in car).
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:07 AM   #10
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15,000 Hilton points will in no way buy you two nights at an Embassey Suites or any other Hilton property. One night will run you 25,000 points, at least.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:09 AM   #11
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The Hilton Vacation Club property there is nice. I went to a presentation there last May and they put me at the Hilton at Plantation something about 15 minutes away. The hotel was old and smelled.

The sales people were very pushy and when I left they would not return my drivers license. They finally mailed it to me and the certificate to stay a night only at Hilton.

I own and DVC and do plan to buy into Hilton, but I will buy resale.
Are you kidding, they kept your driver's license? I think I would calling the police at that point.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:55 PM   #12
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15,000 Hilton points will in no way buy you two nights at an Embassey Suites or any other Hilton property. One night will run you 25,000 points, at least.
Correct. That was a flat-out LIE. Especially since Hilton just changed their point reimbursement chart for hotel stays.


I'm Platinum Marriott and Gold Hilton, and I get WAYYY more milage, so to speak, with my Marriott points versus my Hilton points.

The "deal" they offered you doesn't seem too great...but maybe it's only in the Disney area where it's possibe to get a very nice timeshare unit for only 90-120/night.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #13
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The Hilton Vacation Club property there is nice. I went to a presentation there last May and they put me at the Hilton at Plantation something about 15 minutes away. The hotel was old and smelled.

The sales people were very pushy and when I left they would not return my drivers license. They finally mailed it to me and the certificate to stay a night only at Hilton.

I own and DVC and do plan to buy into Hilton, but I will buy resale.
I would have called the police! So, you drove home without your license? You just convinced me that I will NEVER do business with a Hilton.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:35 PM   #14
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Wow, I am starting to feel like I got scammed. I specifically asked her about the 15,000 points and she said it will be good for 2 nights at ANY embassy suites, homewood suites, hampton inn, or garden inn. I said if I want to stay in ANY of those hotels, even in Wash DC for 2 nights they would be free? and she said YES. When I called to book my dates last night at the Anderson, they said I could get it for 4 nights (paid for 2, so I would have to pay for 2 more nights), the reservationist said that I had to pay $109 a night for the extra nights and I told them she definetely said numerous times, it was a $100/night. They are going to listen to the recording and get back to me. I hope I wasn't lied to. She even told me I could cancel the whole thing if I wanted to before she hung up. When they call me back after questioning the recording, I am going to mention the 15,000 point issue. Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:18 PM   #15
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When are you planning to go? I ask because $100 a night for the Anderson is pretty much the going rate for off-season and you don't have to sit thru a sales pitch. If it's summer, that's a good deal.
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