Transfer Smart reports on timeshares. Due to the vacation season many timeshare owners are trying to get rid of their timeshares straight away. Many hope the money they save from selling their timeshare will help them thru the season. But in the world today, shady business practices can be found everywhere. An article on PRLeap shows that. 

Timeshare owners around the planet are approached each day by setups who make an effort to sell them their services through the phone. These firms will do whatever is required to convince timeshare owners to make an upfront payment for an empty promise. Telemarketers are highly talented in convincing these owners that there is a buyer waiting to buy their timeshare, but they have to make a small payment first for the data to be given. It isn't till later that the owners notice that they've been scammed and the company / organisation has totally disappeared. 

From the other viewpoint, recently, timeshare owners have been informed about the various methods fraudsters use to make a few bucks and are not as easily fooled as they were before. Timeshare owners have learned how to research a company before stumping up for their services. 

One big issue for fraudsters and shysters is that they have no credibility because they do not have an estate broker's license. They would also lack the capability to acquire one because of their inferior past. As a result of this, fraudsters have taken their efforts to fresh heights. They are now posing as imposters by utilizing the names of licensed, credible timeshare resale brokers. The imposter ( con-man ) will push the timeshare owner into checking for themselves the validity of the company while they're on the phone. By employing this strategy, they have convinced timeshare owners that making an upfront charge is obligatory in order to get their timeshare sold. 
 
 
While vacationing in Mazatlan, a couple was seduced into purchasing a timeshare and paid $10,000 to get their timeshare in a prime location. They were promised a rebate of $6,000 but after waiting, it never came. Catharine Raig and her husband, John Garvey, had no idea they were scammed until they returned from their vacation and looked over the contract. The representative who helped them stated that they would have two weeks at the timeshare resort verbally but it was not stated in the contract. In addition, they also realized, shamefully, that they did not even read the contract before signing it.

Raig commented, “They tell you right at the beginning if you don't sign this deal is off. That's what they tell you. You can't take it home, look it over and then come back.”

After trying to reach the company multiple times with no answer, the couple looked up the company online. The Residents Club La Jolla had dozens of unhappy customers and bad reviews. The BBB has warned timeshare owners to be weary of high promises and deals high pressure sales. Make sure to take your time reading through the contract and never bend to purchasing a deal on the spot. Transfer Smart is a company dedicated in helping timeshare owners out of their timeshare. They have already helped hundreds of people, so give them a call and see what they can do for you. 

 
 
Spirit Airlines has decided to raise its fees for carry-on luggage. These fees will vary from $45 to $100, which is a lot compared to other airlines who offer this service for free. Spirit Airlines stated on their website that the new fees will start November 6 and until that time the carry-on fee would remain at $45.

The Spirit Air spokeswoman commented, “We don't want any of our customers to wait until they get to the boarding gate to pay for their carry-on bags as this delays the boarding process for everyone. We expect that our new $100 fee charged for those who wait until they get to the gate will ensure that customers purchase their bags before arriving at the gate.”

In order for passengers to save money, the website advised them to paying the fees in airport kiosks, which will be $40 for a carry-on. However, once November 6 comes around that fee will increase to $50. The executive of Bestfares.com, Tom Parsons, stated that these fees are unbelievable and a form of ‘skyway robbery’. He continued to say that, “Many people won't realize the fee until they get to the gate.”

In the past few years, airlines have started charging for services that use to be free. For example, non-alcoholic beverages and pet travel were once free of charge. However, now with the sinking economy, airlines are trying to break even by charging ridiculous fees. At the rate these airlines are moving, vacationing will soon be on the bottom of everyone’s list.

To those who wish to travel but are unable to because of ridiculous maintenance fees, contact Transfer Smart today.