Does anyone want to buy my timeshare? Just kidding lol. But I almost had to figure out how to get rid of a timeshare property I bought in Sedona.
My friend and decided to go to Arizona on a girl’s trip after we got a great deal for a free hotel stay for taking time out to sit in a timeshare meeting. We had heard about how the sales reps try creatively persuade you into getting a timeshare. So we had already decided, “NO MEANS NO” and determined that there are strengths in numbers so we were armed to face any attacks that came our way.
We had a few a day before we had to go to the meeting so we decided to see what Sedona was all about. We rented bikes at our hotel and rode down a few trails, but that didn’t last long because I had trouble riding back up the trails so we decided to turn back. On our way back we found this cool vintage junk yard of awesome treasures that the artist created out of the scrape metal and other materials they found. Then as we were walking to find Starbucks (my friend loves Starbucks so we always have to find a Starbucks to visit on any trip we take) we walked up and found a festival for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), where we got some awesome churros and tamales. The next day we did a day trip to the Grand Canyon, took lots of pics and had nachos and tea on the veranda at a hotel inside the Grand Canyon park and had a great time.
Now about that timeshare.
The day of the timeshare meeting we of course went Starbucks to rehydrate. Right outside of the coffee shop was a concierge stand for tourist to visit for excursion packages and the agent lured me in with an opportunity to get a FREE helicopter ride over Sedona. Who could turn that down? Well of course the catch was another timeshare meeting, but we were armed already remember:
- NO MEANS NO
- Strength in numbers
But here’s the game-changer, the 2nd timeshare meeting overlaps the original one we booked to even come on this trip. But its a free helicopter ride, do you really need a partner in crime to be present when you’re armed with NO MEANS NO? So we split up and then things went down hill from there. Next thing we know I have purchased a lovely 2-bedroom timeshare in beautiful Sedona and my friends was minutes from purchasing a timeshare of her own. Thank goodness her sales reps were jerks so she was able to back out, so we only had one timeshare.
So to celebrate, we rented ATV buggies and did an unguided tour into the desert off-road for a few hours.
- I eventually loss my cellphone on the ride
- Back tracked a few miles back to find my phone
- Hitchhiked with a friendly tour group so I didn’t have to walk back to my ATV
- Got back on our track only to lose the satellite phone the ATV company provided in case of emergency
- Then found that phone too
Moral of the story, I must never be left alone or misadventures seem to always follow.
♥ After reading the fine print I confirmed I had 7 business days to rescind my offer on the timeshare and was able to nullify my contract WHEW!