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Grand Solmar Advises Travelers on the Risks of Internet Resale Scams
Grand Solmar reveals the risks of buying a timeshare via an Internet resale versus going directly to the resort itself.
By: Grand Solmar
Grand Solmar’s latest way of protecting all travelers is by providing information about how to avoid falling victim to one of the many timeshare resale websites or other similar services that are available on the Internet. The Grand Solmar Resale Awareness Squad has been setting up a website in order to help prevent any honest individuals who are just looking for a good deal from getting scammed. There are a few important things to keep in mind about these resales, and some of these are:
1. What is advertised see is not always what travelers end up with
Many of the units that are advertised on these resale websites are real places, but often in an undisclosed location featuring older appliances and fixtures. Also something to look out for: Many of these units are in places that used to feature some of the signature views that the resort is known for, but now these beaches are blocked by buildings.
2. The bottom line can change
There are a few complicated steps that must be completed in the event of any timeshare sale, whether the transaction is a resale or not. There are documents that need to be notarized, which is something that can incur fees, and taxes must be paid on the property as well. The low prices promised online often don’t include these costs and leave vacationers hoping for a bargain ending up paying more in the long run.
3. The perks are not always as advertised
Whenever a vacation week is purchased through Grand Solmar, visitors can take advantage of a large variety of benefits and amenities that are included in the purchase of their timeshare unit. But whenever dealing with a resale, these older units also come with many older benefit packages that don’t include a lot of amenities, since they are frequently improved upon and updated.
Although buying online seems like a good way to save money, travelers often find themselves missing out on some of the signature things that make these vacations so memorable. With older units and benefit packages, and no savings in the long run, it is easy to see why these deals are considered a scam. Make sure to contact an actual representative at your next destination of choice to avoid this happening to your family. For more information, contact Grand Solmar at http://www.grandsolmar.com