Part of the attraction to attending a timeshare presentation is the gift that you will receive as a thank you for taking time out of your day or vacation to visit a timeshare resort. There are many different kinds of gifts that you might be offered, from money, vouchers, discounts or physical gifts. Beware of extremely generous gifts as they are likely to be too good to be true.
Avoid a Scam by Judging the Gift
Often it is easy to tell a timeshare scam by the gift that is being offered. Genuine timeshare companies don’t need to entice people with wild extravagant gifts because they know that the quality of their product will speak louder than a bribe. However, some timeshare scammers deliberately use the gift as a means of getting money out of the presentation attendees by charging a postal fee to deliver the product or only giving the gift if you buy a timeshare.
Legitimate timeshare operators will probably offer you something a little more realistic and probably something that doesn’t actually leave them out of pocket such as discounts or free tickets, like in Orlando when the timeshare gifts are generally free entry into a theme park. Some genuine companies might organize tours and give special offers on outdoors activities. These types of gifts put less pressure on the buyer and are simply used to entice potential buyers to attend the presentation in order that the timeshare units and resort simply sells itself.