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Marival timeshare pitch

Has anyone had success avoiding the timeshare sales pitch at the Marival? Sounds like you don't get your wristbands until you get the pitch? Does this happen throughout the evening as well or just during the day? Any tips for speedy check-in?

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1. Re: Marival timeshare pitch

they sit you down and try to pitch it to ya but just say you are not intreseted and you will be on your way. they will try calling your room telling you to pick up a welcome package. i just said no thanks. they also had a desk with 2 ladys trying to get you with time share by the gift shop.

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We just returned this past Saturday from the Marival, and yes you are correct that they try to give you your wristband at the tables in the lobby after you have done the check-in process. We were successful in avoiding this after reading some previous posts on this site. As soon as the front desk clerk said 'now my friend will come over and give you some further information about the resort and your bracelet'.....I stopped her dead and just said, sorry I do not want to receive my bracelet that way. I am not sitting through that. She smirked, as if the 'jig is up' and put it on our wrists, and waived off the time share shark. I felt so bad for others who didn't understand what was happening, especially those with older people in their group or small kids.

We were also confronted with them a few times upon entering/exiting the hotel via the lobby in the days during our stay. They tried to ask how our day was, if we wanted to do more tours, etc. We just waived them off every time. This certainly is not a perk of the hotel, in fact it sucks! Good luck, I am sure if you are polite but firm off the get go they will have to oblige.

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Our first stay we were escorted to the table to get our Wristbands where we quickly stated that we were not interested in timeshare, our bracelets were placed on and off we went. On our most recent stay the front desk placed our wristbands on and off we went. Neither time did we receive any phone calls to the room or were harrassed in any way the rest of the stay with timeshare presentations.

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That alone would prevent me from staying at this resort. Thanks for the heads up.

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saskatoon
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Thanks all!

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Our son and daughter met us in the lobby and when they did the wrist band capture, we we asked how often we came to Mexico. Ous son told them we jsut came from our condo. End of story.

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8. Re: Marival timeshare pitch

I am not into the timeshare pitch either but I have to say that the lady, Nancy, that sat us down and talked about the resort with us was very helpful in giving us the lay of the land. It was our first time at Marival and she showed us where the restaurants and pools were, where the theater and such are as well as the time they are open.

When we told her we weren't interested in the Marival gold club she was fine with that and off we went.

Every time we saw her in the lobby she had a smile for us and asked if we were enjoying our holiday. Never again did she mention the timeshare.

I also had a minor health issue and went to her to see where a clinic was and she gave me her Mom's home remedy saying the clinic charges $60.00 just for a consultation.

Obviously, other people have had horror stories regarding timeshare but that was not out experience even when we said no thanks.

Edited: 14 February 2013, 17:45
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9. Re: Marival timeshare pitch

it is one of the best bigger resorts in the area for the price and is actually owned by a canadian man.resorts gotta do what they gotta do to make money in todays economy. all you have to do is say no thanks and all will be fine.i find it to be the same as getting a phone call from a calling center i just say no thank you and hang up DONE.

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10. Re: Marival timeshare pitch

For anyone thinking of doing it - be forewarned the 90 minutes over breakfast that they tell you it will be turns into 3 hours of them bringing you back and forth between the two resorts and is a fairly aggressive close.

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