I'm in Vegas now and had the opportunity to do a timeshare presentation. I had planned on doing it before I came because I've never done one and was looking for the free goodies.
On Monday, we checked in at the venetian at 10 am. I tried the twenty trick and it worked. We got a 30th floor luxury suite with a strip view.
We checked in, walked up to our room and did the whole "OOOOO" "AHHH" then we got hungry. We were downstairs in the shops and not even within 5 minutes a lady stopped us and said "hey let me give you free gift" showed us tickets to mystere cirque du soleil at TI. I didn't realize what it was until the lady asked for some information, she offered us free lunch, $50 in gambling and $50 in dining and of course the mystere tickets. She asked for $25 from each of us and then I realized that this was the time share.
My girlfriend has very little patience but I convinced her that we should do it. I told her that I was looking to get cirque du soleil tickets since I had already got her phantom tickets for her birthday.
So we went through with the timeshare presentation, nice guy (of course) and a boring rehearsed slide show but we got free lunch, which consisted of deli sandwiches and donuts lol. Did the walk through of the property, blah blah blah, got to the table and I told my girlfriend to let me do the talking. NO, NO, NO, NO was what I said followed by some reasoning. Brought the manager over and they did their bs selling and NO, NO NO NO were my answers followed with more reasoning from me. My girlfriend actually chimed in with more reasoning.
We literally sat at the table for 40 minutes with them trying to get us to buy. We finally said no and the rep was pissed. I told him maybe in ten years, he goes "in ten years it will be another excuse". I wanted to say something back, but I hadn't got my goodies yet. He walked us down to a room where someone from corporate took a survey of our presentation. Of course there was another offer from her. I was getting irritated and just wanted to leave, I expected them to give us some bs about the goodies they promised us, but at that point we were just ready to go.
We were in a room with the other no's and waited about 30 minutes for them to call us. They took us back to a cubicle and gave us a few options for our tickets and stuff. We picked $50 in dining at MGM, $50 in gambling money at excalibur and a voucher for the cirque tickets.
We were at this presentation for a total of 5 hours. At that point, I started to calculate in my head if it was worth it and figured that we came out on top--the total value of their gifts was about $230 minus $50 that we paid puts us at $180. I overheard a couple saying they paid $100 so I was happy.
They gave us a shuttle to treasure island where we picked up our two tickets (section 206). My girlfriend has seen a cirque show before but I hadn't so I was super excited. I was planning on buying the tickets anyway so it was great.
Went to the show yesterday and got moved down to the second row from the stage. I was amazed by the show but thats another story.
Sorry this is long but I just want to contribute!
A few suggestions for anyone planning on doing a presentation:
-They tell you 2-3 hours but it will be 4-5 hours
-Went they ask you to buy just say "no, not right now" when you start explaining to them why not, it just keeps you there longer
-They tell you that you can leave at anytime but you really can't lol.
-It is very high pressured so be prepared.
-Take a drink before you go!