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Patong Bay Vacation Club

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Patong Bay Vacation Club

Just wanting to know if there is anyone who has purchased a full membership to Patong Bay Vacation club and used the bonus weeks. Also how have you found the membership. Looking for some feedback as recently joined.

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I recently attended a presentation I requested 24 hrs to review but this was turned down and so I paid a deposit. The next morning I discovered the forums and after learning of other peoples experiences I notified my bank and lodged a dispute to the transaction. I learned that I was entitled to a 10 day cooling off period and that I should email my resignation to the Club and forward a copy to my bank within the 10 day period. I followed this advice and received a full refund on my visa card. Lesson learned, if it looks too good then it probably is

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<<I recently attended a presentation I requested 24 hrs to review but this was turned down and so I paid a deposit. >>

You are lucky that you didn't buy or at put down a deposit on a Mexican timeshare, you probably would have lost your money.

Why though did you cancel your intended purchase?

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Kiaora, you have read all the posts so you already know the answer.

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Bobydog I have read many posts pertaining to timeshare purchase, some of which left a lot to be desired, in other cases people attended presentations, purchased timeshare and have been very happy with the purchase. I myself attended a presentation when I bought my first one. Something attracted you to buy and something changed your mind. I am curious as to what changed your mind. I am well aware of how the presentations work, they are the same all over the world almost to the letter. That is why they are so successful.

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Beanb41 very simply, we were told that this was not a timeshare program, I have been down that road in the past and enjoyed my time then, I was not interested in doing it again and would not have gone down the joining path had I known. I was tempted by the presentation that offered a weeks accommodation at very low rates around the world etc etc. When I became aware of other peoples shared information I determined to opt out of the program within the cooling off period. That's it in a nut shell, end trans.

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Fair comment. Understand perfectly and thank you for you honest opinion.

<< we were told that this was not a timeshare program>>. This statement is not an uncommon experience by complainants about Timeshare touts.

The disappointing thing about these complaints is that if Timeshare was marketed properly I am convinced that there would be as many people on the uptake without the aggravation these presentations gender.

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After reading these posts it looks I have been taken in by the Patong Bay vacation group. Was told this was not time share.

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"Vacation Club" ot "Holiday Club" are pretty good indications that there is a TImeshare type connection

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