Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I bought the ski season. I tried to book my 2006-2008 week for the season of 2009 today 5-11-2008. Nothing available... again. I just get the complete run around everytime I call spending hours on the phone. I have unused unusable weeks from 2006 to present.
Westgate is a scam!
What legal action can I take?
Email me at email@example.com with any class action lawsuits or other cases pending. I am a single mom who purchased this so that I could take one nice vacation with my child a year. Now I pay for that vacation but we are unable to go anywhere.
This is just wrong!!!!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
We sat through a 2 hour high pressure sales pitch at the Westgate Park City Resort & Spa last week. At the end we were told the price for a 900 square foot 1 bedroom unit was $38,000 (that's with a special "today only" 5% discount). For that we were guaranteed 8 days and 7 nights usage BUT we couldn't be guaranteed what week we could use it but that the 1st week in March wasn't their busy time so that "shouldn't be a problem."
However, the fine print at the bottom of the page said week 9 (the first week in March) would cost an extra $10,000 and that weeks 51 and 52 an extra $20,000. So 49 x $38,000 + 1 x $48,000 + 2 x $58,000 means Westgate will collect $2,026,0000 for a 900 square foot apartment which works out to $2251/square foot or about double what Westgate owner David Seigel's house
reportedly will cost.
Run, don't walk, away from this.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
If you have been approached by a slick solicitor at a home show or fair offering a free vacation at the Westgate Park City - BEWARE!
You will be promised and guaranteed luxury accommodations for up to 4 AT the Westgate resort for the bargain price of $25 for one night or $50 for two. In exchange you must spend 90 minutes touring the resort. It all sounds good up until this point, but the cliche "if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is" certainly applies here.
Upon making your reservations, you will be emailed a confirmation letter with a check in date, time and room type - 1BR which sleeps 4.
Here is where the scheme gets ugly. After driving for hours with your family to take a nice getaway, you view the presentation, thus fulfilling your end of the bargain. At the end of the tour, your salesman sends you to the gifting center to receive your "gift." Quite often, the nice girls in the gifting department inform you "we are in an overbooked situation and there are no rooms available. We can pay you $100 or you may come back at a later date."
During our August 9, 2007 visit, there were five families in the same situation that we spoke to. Families who had driven for up to 6 hours from as far away as St. George, UT who were now told the vacation they were really promised is not available as "our owners have priority." If you don't buy, you don't stay is the sad reality.
That is all for now, but be sure to check back as the Manager eventually Physically assaulted and threw out one of the complainants....
In the meantime, be sure the to read LookSmart's" FindArticles - Readers tell good, bad and ugly of timeshares
Deseret News (Salt Lake City), Nov 26, 2006, by Lee Davidson Deseret Morning News