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Offline janey

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Re: Fun @ Los Gigantesdotcom
« Reply #60 on: June 26, 2007 »
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  • not seen timeshare touts for years! unless you count the little crowd who used to stand outside the harbour club giving out wine/cheese now and again!  and they didnt hassle anyone!  i do think the only nuisances around are the gobby guys who come up from las americas bungee jumping arena trying to get people to visit - now they are AGGRESSIVE!! >:(

    sebastian

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    « Reply #61 on: June 26, 2007 »
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  • Sadly most of you confuse TIMESHARE with  Marketing the product. The persons that mostly give IT a bad name are the OPC's who get paid for lying to tempt people who spend their holiday touring various resorts all over Tenerife who have no intention of buying as they have their high class pine furniture and "it's clean you know" type resort, as long as they get GIFTS / TRIPS for spending 90 minutes.
    Timeshare mostly provides good standards of accomodation on a well maintained resort.

    NikkiGQ

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    « Reply #62 on: June 26, 2007 »
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  •  I know the Timeshare touts can be a pain, ive critisized them as well ! However Much of the island is dependent on timeshare owners ands their guests, and YES if the resorts are run properly and the from the beginning the timeshare owners are happy with what weeks theyve bought then its all positive isnt it ? It brings them back year after year to occupy their bought weeks ! So its a guaranteed reservation each year.

    I worked as a Head Receptionist for 13 years in a resort where there where 45 Timeshare and 56 outright owners, they are all happy ! and rejoice in there ownership of two weeks a year !

    Im now working in LA ,WOW what a change ! its manic ! And yes the OPCs  are earning 40 euros each time they  arrive with a client,
    However at that point they have to leave and hand over to administration or receptionist. The client is then asked questions to see if they qualify to be  Timeshare owners and go forward to a tour with a sales agent. If they dont qualify then they are given Duty free to take away and a paid Taxi back to where ever they want. SO THEY WIN !
    If the client qualifys and is willing ( not under pressure) to go on a 60 minute tour, and decide if they want to be timeshare owners ! Then brilliant !!! another family that will come back year after year. !!! MORE TOURISM !

    The opcs are the ones who can be a pain in the streets ! But they need to live also, and its quick and easy money for them, they way to get rid of them if you dont want the free gifts is to tell them you own here already and they will leave you alone.

    Sorry about that ! it was a long one !!!

    RoyL

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    « Reply #63 on: June 26, 2007 »
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  • Timeshare has in the past been great so far as I am concerned. I have had 2 weeks at the place where Nikki worked since it was first built and been very happy with it. The trouble is that the "timeshare" that they are selling now is usually nothing of the kind - its "holiday time ownership" you are not buying into property at all. If the administration company clears off you are left with nothing. The only beef I have with my timeshare is the maintainence fees - for the cost of them I can book an all in holiday - and have done several times. Never managed to rent my time out in all the years I have owned it.  :(
    Trouble is on the older timeshares the older owners peg out and that results in non payment of fees so everyone else has to pay more. I hope I am not the last man in!

    Offline cs

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    Re: Fun @ Los Gigantesdotcom
    « Reply #64 on: June 26, 2007 »
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  • I hope you're not to, we bought 2 weeks at the same place back in 1984, we were both well under 30 at the time and were hoping to be around for a good few years yet

    hatchettman

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    « Reply #65 on: June 30, 2007 »
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  • Hi to you all, bet your soaking up the sun, and we are steadily drowning in watery Glasgow !

    The Timeshare industry has brought a lot of tourism to the island of Tenerife, I was once a tout myself, and if done properly the people benefit well.
    Keep your chin up everyone, surely its got to p'ecck up again soon ?