Money Gods & Weekly Round-Up

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I spent last week in Las Vegas visiting with an old friend. Besides catching up, I also planned to visit a number of timeshare presentations to write a series about what you can expect if you attend the timeshare presentations to get the freebies and the type of manipulation that occurs (and in the process I probably became the first person in history that was actually turned away from a timeshare presentation). In between all of this I looked for other things that might make for a good money related post.

While I was looking, I came to the conclusion that if you are ever going to start a religion, the one to start is with a money God. I sat down to eat some frozen yogurt at the South Point

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5 Responses to Money Gods & Weekly Round-Up

  1. Daisy says:

    Thank you for the link love! Haha, I think my blog name is more popular than the content ;)

  2. Thank you for linking to my wealth and courage post!

    Vegas is always a lot of fun!!! I can’t believe that you were turned away from a timeshare meeting though. Yikes!

  3. Lisa says:

    If more people were turned away from timeshare sales presentations, the industry would be better off. Bribing people with tickets, dinner shows, etc. is an antiquated marketing method.

    The main reason timeshares are so costly (from the developer side) is because of the extremely high marketing costs. Someone has to pay for all those free breakfasts and gifts, right?

    As for “manipulation” there is none, period. If consumers don’t ask the right questions, believe “free” and “perfect”, then it is their fault.

  4. Jeffrey says:

    I disagree with you. Consumers do have the responsibility to do their due diligence, but I just came back from attending a number of timeshare presentation in Las Vegas and the timeshare sales people bent the truth, left out important information and in some cases outright lied. Not giving all the facts or heavily tilting the facts to ones favor instead of giving the truth while heavily playing on people’s emotions is manipulation plain and simple.

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