Sheraton Offer 4 nights 5 days for 199?

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  1. msvlg

    msvlg Mouseketeer

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    did anyone ever receive an offer from Sheraton for 4 nights 5 days for 199 if you attend a 120 minute timeshare presentation? Would we be held hostage by salespeople the whole time we’re there? thanks!
     
  2. pattyw

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    Yes we get them a lot. We don't accept them as we don't want to waste vacation time pressured by sales people. We know we're not interested in purchasing a timeshare. I'm not sure how high pressure Sheraton is- some are worse than others.
     
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  4. lizdis1

    lizdis1 Earning My Ears

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    I got the same offer today. Would love to hear feedback and also what the hidden fees are.
     
  5. bankr63

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    Vistana, like many properties in the area, float these offers regularly.

    A 4-night stay at SVR or SVV is about $500 on the open market, so the big questions is if it is worth $300 for 2 hours of precious vacation time for you and your partner. Note that it is really 3 hours, as they don't include the time for the breakfast, only the time with a salesperson. Effectively you are killing a half-day of an already short vacation. IMO - its not worth it for us. And yes, you must stay the full length of your commitment (but no longer), unless they release you early. Early release is rare, but fun to try. I have done these when the economics make sense, and have been released early when they realize that I know timeshares well, and have bought all my VOIs resale; doesn't take too long for them to realize that the "fresh meat" is actually gristle and bone.

    @lizdis1 there are no hidden fees; they are paying you for your attendance and that is the deal. The Vistana properties do not charge any resort fees either, unlike many in the area.

    Like most of the top tier companies (DVC, Hilton, Marriott, Wyndham), Sheraton is not a high pressure outfit. But there are always exceptions to any rule, and you might get an overzealous sales rep; most of them aren't that way and they aren't trained to be that way. Generalizing, it is fairly easy to just say no at Sheraton. Just don't attend a presentation by Wastegate (Westgate); they make Mexico timeshare salesmen look like saints I am told.

    Sheraton will be pushing their Flex program. Since Sheraton hasn't been actively developing much in recent times, this is their way of repackaging the remaining dog weeks in their inventory into a vacation club that sounds enticing. Don't be fooled or romanced by the rhetoric. It is fairly easy to tell when the salesperson is lying to you; their lips are moving.

    My best advice is to bid on a stay on skyauction or book from an owner on tug or redweek. You won't pay too much more and there will be no strings.
     
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  6. lizdis1

    lizdis1 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks! That’s my inclination. We own DVC but only enough for one week a year and I was trying to find a reason for a quick cheap trip.
     
  7. Nsaudra

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    It's really not that bad, my son just did it they dont make you go to the meeting unless you want the 100 giftcard or etc. Just say no thankyou to the really tempting free things they throw your way
     

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