Please note: This is MY PERSONAL opinion. By reading past this point, you agree that you are entitled to your own opinion, and will not judge me (or sue me) for recounting my own experience and telling you about other peoples’ experiences.
But PLEASE read until the end, and forward this article to everyone you know.
Ok, now that I have that out of the way, let me tell you why I think the Vacation Club are a bunch of con-artists.
If you EVER get phoned and told that you have won a prize for some competition you don’t even remember entering, DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM!
They will ask you to come pick up your prize and listen to a presentation. DO NOT GO!
Vacation Club Con Artists
I got phoned one day by somebody from a Holiday Club company who said that I had entered a competition by filling out a form at a petrol station.
I don’t remember when or where I did that.
Oh, and guess what, the guy on the phone said he couldn’t tell me either. But I had definitely won a prize.
To read all about that experience (with a transcript from memory of how clever the person on the phone actually was in being able to make me believe him), go read the article here:
Ok, now that you’re back, let’s move on
QVC – Quality Vacation Club Scumbags
It looks like the Quality Vacation Club is doing their best to silence people who have fallen for their “scam” by suing a fellow blogger who is sharing his experience.
Here’s a link to a press article this blogger, Donn Edwards, released:
What makes me sick is the fact that while I was sitting through a presentation, I looked around and spotted at least 3 elderly couples who did not look like they could afford to get home, never mind join a Holiday Club Scheme. And yet they bought into it anyway.
The only thing that made me cheer up before leaving that day (with my “guaranteed” prize, that I had to pay for to use), was the fact that it looked like the salesman was going to cry when he thought that such a perfect sale was going out the door.
How to get back at the Vacation Club (free of charge)
If you’re keen on irritating the Holiday Club companies as much as they irritate everyone else, tell them you’d like to go to their prize giving. Confirm it every time they phone you.
Then don’t go. As simple as that.
So please, if you can, pass on the word about QVC, the Quality Vacation Club.
If you received this by email, PLEASE do me a favour, and pass it on to everybody you know.