Happy to report that the Mayan Palace still retains its title as the roughest timeshare presentation in the biz. Luckily also the best paying. Went in expecting the worst and despite the 5+ hours it took, it wasn't all that painful. Managed to get out without any heated exchanges, except for minor one at the very end, as by that time I was getting bored and fatigued and no longer willing to banter back and forth. Much of the banter I have to admit I did enjoy. Our first sales lady that sat through much of it, had to laugh at the end saying that it was like a mexican bull fight, watching the experienced closers and I battle it out, but in a calm, strategic manner.
It took 2 hours just for us to get through breakfast and start the mandatory 90 minute clock. At that point we knew it was going to be an extra lengthy ordeal. Btw, excellent buffet! By far the longest we have ever spent at a presentation. In comparison, we did the Garza Blanca a few days ago and were out in a little over 2 hours and with only 1 closer to face.
So for those willing to face such a task, a couple of tips before heading off to a TS presentation. Bring a couple credit cards, preferably platinum or gold to qualify for higher pay out. Shop around and negotiate for top $$. I highly recommend David, a middle age guy who works at a tequila tasting store just down from the mcdonalds at the start of the malecon. He is as trustworthy of an opc as I have ever found. Never pay a deposit despite their requests. Some of the best offers can be had at the airport and always make them throw in free taxi to your hotel, just because you can.
We received 8200 pesos for our mayan palace presentation. Most do not pay that much, especially for those of us who don't already own a timeshare. If you are going to spend a large amount of time doing a couple of TS presentations on vacation, you will want to invest a bit of time talking to a few different OPCs ahead of time to assure that you are paid the most possible for your valuable vacation time if you so choose to "waste it".