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PC Vacations

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PC Vacations

Has anyone heard of PC Vacations? It started in Lethbridge i believe and is a VIP travel membership. Sounds like an interesting idea if it is legit. They say they have 8,000 members and it has been around since 2002 but I can't find much info other than what they have told us. Any info regarding this company would be appreciated

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1. Re: PC Vacations

If in doubt, try a websearch on the company + "scam" or "ripoff"

So in your case, the search to use would be

"PC vacations" scam

"Pc vacations" ripoff

"Paradise Canyon vacation" scam

"Paradise Canyon vacation" ripoff

Just keep in mind that any company will get some false claims; it's when there are multiple people saying the same thing that you need to really pay attention.

I tried searching the Better Business Bureau's webstie ( www.bbb.org ) but it doesn't seem to be working too well today. You could always phone the BBB's Lethbridge office, though - a long distance call would be cheap insurance.

Edited to add: I just used Google's "cached" function to find the info on the Lethbridge branch. They are BBB members and have a B+ rating with the BBB, as of Dec 26, 2012

Edited: 30 January 2013, 20:46
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2. Re: PC Vacations

I live in Lethbrdge. I dont have any direct experience with this company, but my parent purchased from them about 5 or 6 years ago. Personally, i think all timeshares and 'vacation owenrship' programs are not a great value or a smart purchase, but that is just my personal taste based upon the type of travel that I do. (we travel to cuba at least once a year, Caribbean or central america at least once a year, and many trips within north america each year).

When my parents bought their package i told them it was a financially bad decision (which i still believe it is), however my parents would disagree and tell you it was a great deal. I believe they paid about $10k for whatever it was that they bought. The biggest benefit that they derived from the purchase is that it got them into the idea of traveling. They travel a ton now. They go at least 6 times a year, maybe more. They dont go far, Banff, Kelowna, Idaho, and most frequently to Meadow Lake Montana. These places are all within a days drive from Lethbridge, but they enjoy staying in a nice place and the variety of places they can go.

They make these bookings through their vacation company or through DAE Live (a timeshare exchange company) and often pay about $200 for a week at these resorts. As far as I can tell this is the greatest benefit of their ownership.

Also note, I was able to sign up for a DAE Live account without ever buying a timeshare of any kind. You simply need to register on the DAE website (it says its for timeshare owners only, but they do not check or verify if you own one so anyone can sign up). So you could do this and get the benefit without actually buying anything from any vacation company.

I would also point out that my parents have had some frustrations with communications with Paradise Canyon vacation company, they are disorganized, always blame other people for their lack of resonse, etc. However despite this, my parents still think it was a good deal.

Other than that, the actual property here in Lethbridge is nice. Just depends if buying in is the right decision for your lifestyle i think. For me its not, but for my parents it was.

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PC Vacations Winnipeg new name same scam

PC Vacations new name same scam

http://www.pcvacations.ca

101-883 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0M4

also they now got a different address beware

204-453-8142 you can hear the crook Noel on his new number

changed their name from Paradise Canyon Vacations

becuse of all the people they were ripping off

and all the bad publicity thye were getting on line

stay away from this rip off company

who has now changed their name to continue ripping

people off thier phone number is still the same

(204) 229-6527 the old number still in use

Paradise Canyon Scam - Noel slanders employees

Noel posted the malicious mean lying post against our cousin and yes Paradise canyon vacation is $10, 0000 to $15,000

to join which they dont tell you until the salesman arrives at your house, it is $3,500 down and $40 t0 $60 per month,

Noel was aware for years about stolen xbox, playstaion and pc games and movies being sold by Loren and stolen sports jerseys

by Rob valued at $200 selling for $40 to $60, when approached about the stolen DVDs and xbox games he said it was ok as long

as employees get good prices. Yes there are very rich people including government employees, including Ozzie and MTS,

Winnipeg Osbourne sales rep, whose been buying Robs sports jerseys at the rate of 1 per week, and Dave his right hand man who

sometimes uses his left is one of Lorens biggest customers. Whatever Noel said about our cousin is all lies to protect

Paradise Canyon Vacation, check out trip advisor to read the truth about Paradise Canyon Vacation. Noel is now

paying his employees to protect his sales. Noel calls people mental yet he approves of stolen goods in the call centre. and

calling people losers when Noel fires his own Filipino people, he is supposed to look after his own people not crap on them.

All Noel has written is lies. Noel tried to steal our cousins antivirus which he lent Noel for one night because Noel asked

to use it, for 3 weeks he said he was too busy then our cousin asked Dave his assistant to please ask for it back, since

then Noel has treated our cousin like crap, and eventually fired him all because he asked for his software back, then he

accused our cousin of writing things on line and told our cousin that the police will be waiting at his home when he gets

home, this was all threats and lies, the police station was not aware and said the internet was free freedom of speech.

Noel even calls the police on employees, a scare tactic. Is this the kind of company you want your want one of your friends

or family members working for. This employee who wrote the blog is more than likely Noel himself posing as an employee to

slander our cousin and try to protect his sales.

Yes there are sharks at Paradise Canyon Vacation, these predators the tele marketers the creatures of the night who call every evening can smell a $10,000 membership fee victim from miles away, the biggest of these sharks is Wendy The Horrible, with a shrilling voice that can awaken the dead, she came to Paradise Canyon Vacation from another travel agency and brags about being the best sales agent, next we have the great brown shark Ozzie and MTs employee making $20 and his girlfriend $35 an hour, yet he likes to scam innocent people out of thousands of dollars for minimum wage, as a hobby this tall black skinny anorexic black man buys stolen sports jerseys from Rob at the rate of 1 per week, then we have Rob who is a unemployed repo man who moon lights selling stolen sports jerseys at Paradise Canyon call centre for several years , lets not forget Loren for without him employees cant get stolen xbox, playstation and pc games and blu ray movies, Loren's biggest customer is Dave , Noel's right hand man who sometimes uses his left, Dave is an alcoholic with prison tatoos, who comes in to work every other week with a black eye from bar fights, and misses days off work when he goes on a drinking binge, when approached about the stolen xbox,

playstaion, pc games and movies Noel the manager said it was alright as long as employee got good prices, wouldn't you love to have an understanding boss like Noel, from the Catherine clan we have her son Tyler who gets only the easy rebooks and expo sheets, he is a smooth talker on the phone who wants to scam as many people as possible to make his momma proud, back by popular demand is Jessie who was gone for awhile, who is such a good con artist he once scammed a business and booked 3 leads to go home early with pay. Let us not forget Edna, Noel's favorite Filipino, all the other Filipinos Noel fired, which is unusual since Noel is a Filipino himself, Edna we beleive is schizophrenic with at least 3 personalities she uses on calls , aka Jenna, Ella and lastly she has added Britney, she is a short fat lady but we all just call her Snooki. Beware the sharks of Paradise canyon, and don't let these scam artists take a bite of you or your wallet or purse. Did we forgot Rod the Megaladon Noel's boss out of Calgary, Alberta the 52-foot (16-metre) version of the

White Shark with jaws large enough to engulf a rhino.

Employee Theft

Paradise canyon Vacation tele marketers are very good in convincing you

that the presentation is free and leave your money at home, and if you

Haven’t guess by now, it is a scam. The membership is $10,000 to $15,000

but they don’t tell you that till the salesman/woman comes to your home.

Theft is a daily thing at Paradise Canyon Vacation call centre, people

having cell phones stolen is very popular, that is because everyone is on

their cell phones surfing the internet playing games, so there is plenty

of cell phones to be stolen. One person even had his bicycle seat stolen

from his very desk, you can’t leave anything down. The manager Noel

actually encourages stealing among his employees, when questioned about

Loren selling stolen Xbox, play station pc games and DVD movies, Noel’s

reply was that is ok as long as employees get good prices, and Dave,

Noels right hand man who sometimes uses his left is Loren’s best

customer, we all also have Rob selling stolen $200 sports jerseys for

$40, and his biggest buyer is Ozzie a tall skinny black man from Mts

on Osbourne in Winnipeg, buying a jersey a week, now we also have shady

crooked Mts employees trying to scam you out of $10,000.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx

– Employees selling and buying stolen goods

Paradise Canyon Vacation employees for years have been enjoying

the benefits of buying stolen goods during work time on

company property. When Noel the manager was approached about

Loren selling Xbox, play station, pc games and blue ray movies,

Noel said it was ok as long as employees got good prices.

……………………………………………………………………….

– Selling stolen laptop for $100

Where else but at Paradise Canyon Vacation call centre can you buy a

brand new stolen laptop for $100 still in the box. It happened with

a tele marketer called Sega, who used to come in everyday dressed

like she was a model walking down the runway. Rather than going to

the store to buy a new laptop she took advantage of Paradise Canyon

vacation employee benefits, and purchased a brand new stolen laptop

for $100, off one of the tele marketers, a big fat guy who was going

to the gym everyday so said Dave, Noel’s right hand man who sometimes

uses his left. When Noel the manager was confronted about Loren selling

stolen Xbox and DVD movies, Noel said it was ok as long as employees got

good prices Not only can Sega buy stolen brand new laptops still in

the box, she can also buy Xbox, play station, pc games and DVD movies from

Loren, are his stolen movies any good, ask Dave Noel’s right hand man who

sometimes uses his left, Dave is Loren’s biggest customer. Stolen laptops

Xbox games and movies is not all that Paradise Canyon Employees benefits

entitles them too, they can also purchase stolen $200 sports jerseys from

Rob for $40, ask Ozzie an Mts Osbourne Winnipeg call centre employee,

he’s been buying stolen sports jerseys one of every week for months, and

wears his stolen jerseys with pride. You too can receive employee benefits

and buy stolen laptops, Xbox games, DVD movies and stolen sports jerseys,

all you need is a desire to lie to people about free presentations and

scam people out of $10,000 for memberships.

…………………………………………………………………………

– Selling stolen sports jerseys

Along with scamming people out of $10,000 and lying

about free presentations and 2 free gifts. Paradise

Canyon Vacation tele-marketers can get sports jerseys

valued at $200 for $40 to $60, thanks to Rob a tele

marketer in the call centre who has been for years

moon lighting selling stolen jerseys. Is the quality

good? Well just ask Ozzie a tall black man from Mts

on Osbourne in Winnipeg, Noels pet tele marketer

who along with Tyler also gets very easy expo sheets

while the rest of the workers have calls 5 times as

hard. Ozzie has been buying stolen jerseys at the rate

of 1 a week and is very proud to wear his hot jerseys,

Ozzie can afford to buy one very week because he brags

how he’s making $20 an hour and his girlfriend is

making $35, you think with that kind of money he would

buy store bought sport jerseys. Just goes to show where

your money goes when you pay your Mts bill. As for Paradise

Canyon Vacation, they give it the thumbs up, because when

Noel was approached about the situation he said it was ok

that Loren sells stolen Xbox, placation, pc games and movies

as long as the employees get good prices. Is this where the

$10,000 membership fee goes, to pay crooked employees. Dave,

Noels right hand man who sometimes uses his left is

Loren’s best customer. If this is the how the call centre

is running I hate to see the 1 hour presentations.

…………………………………………………………………….

– Selling stolen Xbox games

Along with scamming people out of $10,000 and lying

about free presentations and 2 free gifts. Paradise

Canyon Vacation tele-marketers can get net prices

on all their favorite Xbox, play station and wi games,

not to mention DVD HD and blue ray movies. All thanks to

Loren one of their top bookers. When Loren is not

behind bars and at work, he is selling Xbox games and pc

games to his top buyer, Dave who is Noels right hand man

and sometimes he uses his left. Paradise Canyon gives

all this the thumbs up, because when Noel was approached

concerning the situation he said “it’s ok as long as

employees get good prices”, now would you join and

pay $10,000 membership if the employees and right hand

man are all buying stolen DVDs. They should be offering

these DVD movies and Xbox games at the presentations at

employee prices, along with the dinner for 2 and the 2

free hotel night stay.

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Richard, it is possible to respond to the concerns raised on this thread without advertising your business.

tripadvisor.com/help/Can_I_sell_or_promote_s…

Edited: 24 July 2013, 22:52
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7. Re: PC Vacations

All I am really allowed to say is that the garbage you read here was posted by someone who got fired by our company for "inappropriate representation of the company". You will notice that the comments are mostly directed at "Noel" the manager who had fired him. Noel is no longer with the company (for no other reason than moving in a different direction with his work and we wish him well). All claims made by suzieq789 are complete fabrications and this same person has posted the exact same thing using several different avenues... but this is the internet and apparently you can't hold anyone responsible for anything they say. I have been with PC Vacations for 5 years and believe that the products they offer are the among the best in the travel industry.

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8. Re: PC Vacations

When in doubt about any company check with the Better Business Bureau online. I prefer doing business with companies who voluntarily joined them. :)

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any update on pc vacations? i see they still sell timeshares via RCI

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