Castaways Travel Club / Beachcombers Vacations Complaint - Scam
MCKINNEY, TEXAS -- My wife and I attended a meeting yesterday that was for the castaways/ beachcombers vacation club. I was contacted by a telemarketer at work and was told that there would be NO SALES going on at the meeting. This was one of the HARDEST sales I have ever been in, and I am in sales/ finance. They want you to decide right then and there on a $9000.00 commitment. Right there so you don't have the chance to look them up. Well the sales pitch was good, I will admit, but there is not a thing in this world that I will pay $9000.00 for without checking into it. After the pitch, we met with one guy, and basically told him no, then he had us meet with another guy (his manager, yeah right) who dropped the price and we still told him no.
He offered financing for us, we told him no we wouldn't finance it, and then he told us we could put it on our credit card since we didn't want to finance it (seriously, what a bafoon), then we were asked to answer a few questions to make sure that we were treated correctly, and during the survey, the "kid" who we were talking to told us that he could get us a deal for $2000.00 less than the quoted price and for less than $50.00 a month. My wife and I continued to tell them no, and then they started to act as if they wee put out by us, and they couldn't believe we didn't want the deal, and that we had wasted their time.
Well, we went home talking about how we truly believed everything that they told us, and that maybe at a later date we would buy. Well, it only took me about 2 minutes on the internet and google to figure out this company was a big rip off artist. I think that all of the positive reviews, which there are not many, are from company members. I feel sorry for the people who have fallen pray to this.