A Poor Secondhand Market
You can tell a lot about a product by its secondary market. A product’s secondary market is when a product is sold used or secondhand. A high quality product that is in high demand will have a thriving secondary market. When a product has a poor secondhand market, it’s a good indication few people are interested in purchasing the product even when it is offered at a discounted rate. The secondary market for timeshares is extremely poor, with many more people trying to sell than those wanting to buy.
Bribes For Consideration
Most consumers do not readily think of timeshares on their own. In fact, consumers are generally introduced to the idea of these units by being promised some type of free reward for attending a presentation. Now, if you consider that closely, you may realize that it’s slightly suspicious that the only way for resorts to get consumers to consider buying a timeshare is by offering them some type of bribe to get theme there. Products which are in demand have consumers seek out the product on their own. That’s not the case when it comes to these holiday resort units.
If you have ever considered making a purchase which required you to sign a contract, then you already know it’s common procedure to allow the consumer time to fully review the contract. Those who must sign should consult with their lawyer to ensure the contract is worded as it should be. One of the first red flags people should notice is a salesperson who doesn’t allow the consumer to fully review the contract. When a resort is trying to sell timeshares, this is exactly what they do. The salespeople will refuse to let the consumers take the contract home and fully review it, or have their lawyer review it. In fact, if you don’t sign it then and there, they won’t even allow the contract out of their office.
When you stop to consider how most products and services are sold, you’ll find that for the most part they sell themselves. Most of the time consumers are allowed to see the products and services, to test and examined them, and then make a decision on whether or not they are interested in buying it. While going against the grain and selling something in an unusual way does not necessarily mean what they’re selling is not good, it could be an indication that the product is not good enough to sell itself. When resorts are selling timeshares, they are only open when they are hosting a large presentation with the promise of a freebie for consumers who consider buying.
High-Pressure Sales Tactics
As stated before, high-quality products and services pretty much sell themselves. So, when high-pressure sales tactics have to be used in order for the consumer to make a purchase, it’s a good indication that the product or service is not really good enough to sell itself. High-pressure sales tactics also tend to be used more often when the salespeople are promising much more than they will be able to deliver. Timeshare presentations tend to be high-pressure sales events, which should have most people wondering if they are really the great deal they are made out to be.
No matter what type of purchase you are considering, you should always be sure to look for signs indication whether or not it will be a purchase that fulfills your expectations. Knowing what signs to look for in a good purchase can help you ensure your purchases always leave you satisfied. The signs listed above are big indicators that timeshares are not the great deal they have been made out to be, and it’s why it’s always best to fully research your options before making a decision.