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By richardl253

refund listing fees from fraud sellmytimesharenow.com

And yet another way sellmytimesharenow.com rips people off. I found a listing for the timeshare I want (Grand Timber Lodge, Breckenridge, CO) on sellmytimesharenow.com for $1200. I am a previous owner at this timeshare resort, and paid full price($9,500) the first time I purchased one, but lost it due to unemployment. So, $1,200 sounded too good to be true for what I paid $9,500 for. I made an offer for the asking price. Then, I received a phone call from a sellmytimesharenow.com rep. explaining to me that the closing costs were $2,294, and how to proceed with the sale. After doing much research, I found the following information useful. A listing on eBay for the same timeshare has a closing cost of $350. A listing on Redweek.com, for the same timeshare, has a closing cost of $475. Other timeshare transfer organization have listed on their websites (such as timesharetransfer.com) their transfer fees and closing costs, typically between $300 and $500. So why is sellmytimesharenow.com charging $2,294 in closing costs? Because they love ripping people off. USE REDWEEK.COM or another reputable resale instead of sellmytimesharenow.com!!!

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4 years ago
Feb 17, 2013

By jayjay

richardl253 wrote:
So why is sellmytimesharenow.com charging $2,294 in closing costs? Because they love ripping people off. USE REDWEEK.COM or another reputable resale instead of sellmytimesharenow.com!!!

Answer ..... you were right above .... to rip people off.

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4 years ago
Feb 18, 2013

By jasont87

This information is incorrect.

We do not charge $2,294 in closing costs. We are the only authorized reseller for Breckenridge Grand Vacation Club and use their title company. Their title company is Land Title. Closing costs average $950 which includes title search and title insurance. You can contact them directly at: 970-453-2255. Ask for Caroline. If you purchase Grand Timber Lodge from a resale company other than SellMyTimeshareNOW.com, resort day use benefits will not transfer. Redweek is not an authorized reseller for Grand Timber Lodge. You can contact Grand Timber Lodge to verify this.

Best Regards, Jason Tremblay CEO SellMyTimeshareNOW, LLC VacationOwnership.com, LLC

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4 years ago
Feb 19, 2013

By donp196

I just notified Redweek that Jasont87 has posted illegal advertising in the forum. You cannot post contact information and your website for victims to contact you in here. Pay for your advertising like any other company.

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4 years ago
Feb 19, 2013

By jasont87

Twilight zone. My company is attacked directly and I can't respond. Would someone sane just call Grand Timber Lodge directly?

Jason Tremblay

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4 years ago
Feb 19, 2013

By richardl253

Mr. Tremblay and readers of this forum, After reading the CEO of sellmytimesharenow.com's post, I called his company back to find out why I was quoted $2,294 instead of Mr. Tremblay's aforementioned $950 for closing costs. The person whom I spoke with was calm, and courteous, and explained to me that the agent who gave me the first closing estimate was ill-informed and not aware of Grand Timber Lodge’s resale policies. They apologized for their oversight, and assigned me a new representative who confirmed that the closing costs were $950 and that the lodge’s day use availability would transfer with the deed, because we would use Land Title to close. With this being said, I will now continue to use sellmytimesharenow.com to purchase this timeshare because it changes the price from the originally quoted $3,494 to $2,150, which is approximately $1,000 less than I can pick one up on Redweek.com. I apologize that it took the CEO’s comments for me to receive the correct information and price about this timeshare resale, but thank you Mr. Tremblay.

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4 years ago
Feb 19, 2013

By jayjay

jasont87 wrote:
We do not charge $2,294 in closing costs. We are the only authorized reseller for Breckenridge Grand Vacation Club and use their title company. Their title company is Land Title. Closing costs average $950 which includes title search and title insurance. You can contact them directly at: 970-453-2255. Ask for Caroline. If you purchase Grand Timber Lodge from a resale company other than SellMyTimeshareNOW.com, resort day use benefits will not transfer. Redweek is not an authorized reseller for Grand Timber Lodge. You can contact Grand Timber Lodge to verify this.

Best Regards, Jason Tremblay CEO SellMyTimeshareNOW, LLC VacationOwnership.com, LLC

Then why did sellmytimesharenow.com (your company) quote $2,294 for closing when the poster above contacted them (you) in the first place ..... looks to me like you were trying to put one over on him.

Also, there is no authorized reseller for any timeshare .... owners at that resort can list their timeshare for sale on any timeshare ad site such as Redweek and choose a reasonably priced closing company such as www.timesharetransfer.com or JRA services that charge a reasonable fee for closing.

The OP made that quite clear when he saw other timeshares at that resort on Ebay that charged a reasonable fee.

sellmytimesharenow.com is desperate for business .... they'll tell you anything to make a sell.

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4 years ago
Feb 20, 2013

By jayjay

richardl253 wrote:
Mr. Tremblay and readers of this forum, After reading the CEO of sellmytimesharenow.com's post, I called his company back to find out why I was quoted $2,294 instead of Mr. Tremblay's aforementioned $950 for closing costs. The person whom I spoke with was calm, and courteous, and explained to me that the agent who gave me the first closing estimate was ill-informed ....

If you believe this then I have ocean front property in AZ that I'll sell you real cheap .... they wanted that $2,294 for closing, period, that's what they quoted you. I would never do business with sellmytimesharenow.com due to the outright lies they tell and then they try to cover those lies by claiming ill informed employees.

Timeshare scam resellers are some of the most notorious people in the world for telling believable lies .... they are well coached.

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4 years ago
Feb 20, 2013

By mervynf2

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roberts1014 wrote:
Mr. Tremblay,

I followed everything to a "T" that you discussed. Including my currently not resolved complaint with the BBB. After my initial conversation with your agent I asked him to call back in an hour because I really didn't trust what he was saying because it didn't sound right and when he called back I recorded a phone conversation between your agent and myself as he was making promises of sale and within a 90 day time frame, he went as far as saying he guranteed my timeshare would sell. I called your customer care center and emailed back and forth with a woman from there. Finally she asked me to send the tape recorded conversation. I made a copy of the tape and mailed it certified mail so I know that it was received, USPS said it got there but wouldn't you know it your agents never received it. I am in the process of seeking legal advice on this issue, and I hope for all those that have been lied to that I can get some resolve. So please Mr. CEO don't say there is currently no unresolved issues with the BBB, I can fax you my paperwork from them if you would like. I am owed $599.00 for false advertisement and business practices and until I see it I will not rest. Thank you for your time.

Robert D. Shannon Ad# 598897

Hi Robert & other interested readers. I'm an Australian with a red week to sell. Two 'Sellers' are in contact with me about advertising/selling my timeshare! I had a call today from SellMyTimeshareNOW.com. Surprise surprise. A representative (JP) asked me to pay a fee ($998) and they could advertise it almost immediately etc. I asked him to clarify it with the question: is this an upfront fee?? After learning that it was indeed money before service & results (in other words .. a trust basis - for basically a real estate sale) I started to query the practice of "money first" & explain how in Australia it's not usually done like that! I hardly got the first several words out - THE LINE WENT DEAD instantly. Coincidence ... Or let's not bother with this guy as he said he said he'd done research & was querying our practices. A non convert. Ok guys, enjoy your day with more info to draw on. Cheers. Merv

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4 years ago
Apr 04, 2013

By jayjay

refund listing fees from fraud sellmytimesharenow.com

mervynf2 wrote:
Hi Robert & other interested readers. I'm an Australian with a red week to sell. Two 'Sellers' are in contact with me about advertising/selling my timeshare! I had a call today from SellMyTimeshareNOW.com. Surprise surprise. A representative (JP) asked me to pay a fee ($998) and they could advertise it almost immediately etc. I asked him to clarify it with the question: is this an upfront fee?? After learning that it was indeed money before service & results (in other words .. a trust basis - for basically a real estate sale) I started to query the practice of "money first" & explain how in Australia it's not usually done like that! I hardly got the first several words out - THE LINE WENT DEAD instantly. Coincidence ... Or let's not bother with this guy as he said he said he'd done research & was querying our practices. A non convert. Ok guys, enjoy your day with more info to draw on. Cheers. Merv

Kudos to you for following the ever present mantra on Redweek's forums to never, ever pay a large upfront fee to any entity to sell your timeshare .... they sell advertising only that few people will ever see.

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4 years ago
Apr 05, 2013

By kjb6

refund listing fees from fraud sellmytimesharenow.com

Crazy how this company is a fraud and still open and running... maybe jay jay is .. WRONG

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4 years ago
Jun 28, 2013

By donp196

Kjb6 sounds like a shill for the company.

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4 years ago
Jun 28, 2013

By angelar285

I know this is old but wow so much bickering and round and round going absolutely nowhere! !!!!! Having worked in timeshare for so long in many capabilities (sales, corporate customer service, and now own a small owner account management firm) I can see both sides because the timeshare world does not exist in black and white but in many shares of grey! Do some companies exist solely in that grey area? Yes they do and this is one of them! Is their marketing strategy in the same realm as my moral compass? No but it's not illegal or we wouldn't have timeshares in the capacity we do with such a large market to sell. This is because most of you were sold with these same tactics they are using, the grey area where I can relay exactly what you want to hear but say it in a manner that means something very different. This is the most important factor in timeshare anything VERBAGE. true industry Rockstars are very well versed in this and sounds like they are training their staff to great extent in this technique. Unfortunately this is perfectly legal and the fine print is the only thing that matters in timeshare, most contacts contain a clause saying the written contact supercedes any verbal contact. Everyone on here has signed this knowingly or not, and therefore has given up their rights by agreeing to those terms. Is it right? No Is it legal? YES so be careful very careful. There are a few of us out there who opened our doors to be owner advocates by having all the inside knowledge of these companies and internal policies that lady right beside the previous clause. Lol However, reputable companies are very far and in between and I say if a company cannot guarantee you a rate and rental then keep looking! If we sign you as a client then there is a guarantee among full service companies but we are generally smaller (as you aren't just a number) so in your search efforts please keep digging. Google lists in order of seo ranking not on business integrity or moral codes (now there's an idea! !!!!!!) Closest thing to that is a Christian directory

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3 years ago
Aug 21, 2014

By margareej

I have some timeshare at Orange lake Resort. I looking for a Ligit Company to help sell my timeshare.

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5 months ago
Aug 11, 2017

By lancec13

margareej wrote:
I looking for a Ligit Company to help sell my timeshare.

The first rule when trying to sell a timeshare is to never, ever pay anyone a large, upfront fee to sell, rent out, market, or "cancel" your timeshare as that is almost always a scam. Based on what you said about where your resort is located, it likely has a resale value of about zero dollars. Therefore, I would recommend just trying to give it away.

If you are "looking for a Ligit (sic) Company to help sell [your] timeshare", you can go to ltrba.com. They have some licensed resale brokers who will sell on a commission with the fees taken out of the proceeds of the sale, not upfront. However, they will likely tell you what I just said. Your unit probably has a resale value of about zero dollars and these brokers charge a minimum $1000 fee.

If you seriously want to unload your unit to get out of paying maintenance fees, then you can try asking the resort's Homeowners' Association (HOA), in writing, that you want to give your unit back. They might ask you to pay closing costs and maybe even the next maintenance fee. But at least it will be done properly and efficiently. You might also want to state that you are not going to pay another penny in maintenance fees (except to facilitate this transfer) and that it would be best for all involved for the HOA to take the unit back amicably.

You can also try advertising your unit for sale or giveaway here on RedWeek in the Bargain Basement. Maybe even offer to pay closing costs. Other sites where you can advertise are E-Bay, Craigslist, My Resort Network, and Timeshare Users Group (aka "TUG"; tugbbs.com) where there is a Bargain Deals section that lets you advertise for free that you want to give your unit away.

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5 months ago
Aug 11, 2017

By garym731

You run a scam. Your email is proof of more lies. You took my money upfront to sell my time share. And we all know now that you will never sell it and pocket my money. One of your customer representatives even had the courage to tell me that your scam company do not sell timeshares but only advertise. Now you confess in your email that you do masquerade as a seller

jasont87 wrote:
This information is incorrect.

We do not charge $2,294 in closing costs. We are the only authorized reseller for Breckenridge Grand Vacation Club and use their title company. Their title company is Land Title. Closing costs average $950 which includes title search and title insurance. You can contact them directly at: 970-453-2255. Ask for Caroline. If you purchase Grand Timber Lodge from a resale company other than SellMyTimeshareNOW.com, resort day use benefits will not transfer. Redweek is not an authorized reseller for Grand Timber Lodge. You can contact Grand Timber Lodge to verify this.

Best Regards, Jason Tremblay CEO SellMyTimeshareNOW, LLC VacationOwnership.com, LLC

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2 months ago
Oct 28, 2017

By ken1193

garym731 wrote:
You run a scam. Your email is proof of more lies. You took my money upfront to sell my time share. And we all know now that you will never sell it and pocket my money. One of your customer representatives even had the courage to tell me that your scam company do not sell timeshares but only advertise. Now you confess in your email that you do masquerade as a seller

Sell My Timeshare Now (SMTN) has been around for a long time. SMTN has NEVER been anything but a "listing" site, where prices are generally unrealistic and exorbitantly high (with rare, occasional exceptions). I personally have NO use whatsoever for SMTN, but neither do I see how their practices constitute a "scam". They "list" (usually overpriced) timeshares for people who have unwisely (but voluntarily) paid serious upfront money to advertise a timeshare with SMTN, usually at a price too high to draw much interest from prospective buyers. It's probably a waste of money to pay SMTN, also considering their extremely high closing costs --- but where's the "scam"?

I personally believe that SMTN is an overly expensive and very poor choice for any prospective seller. Paying them and "listing" with them very often (usually?) yields no results whatsoever. That being said, it seems to me like quite a stretch to call SMTN a "scam". Also, as far as I know it is the SELLER that identifies their listing price, not SMTN, so pointing fingers at SMTN for their inflated listing prices may well be misdirected blame.

Last edit by ken1193 on Nov 28, 2017 05:49 AM.

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2 months ago
Oct 28, 2017

By garym731

just read all the reviews in the many websites. Whoever reads them before paying them, unlike me, will never give them a penny.

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2 months ago
Oct 28, 2017

By crystalt86

I agree with you completely. My husband and I were charged over $1700.00 upfront fees from www.sellmytimesharenow.com. We have found out it is illegal for them to do so. We contacted them to get our fee back. But they refused to do so stating they are not a sales company but they just list. However, when we signed up we were told part of our fee goes towards closing. My husband and I will be reporting them to Pam Bondi Flordia Attorney General, BBB, Federal Trade Commission and others. We will be requesting a class action lawsuit. Sell My Timeshare Now WILL be required to refund us because they have broken the law.

jayjay wrote:
After re-reading this entire thread I see that the owner of Sell My Timeshare Now, Jason Trembely, has also tried to justify his company in a previous post on this thread .... have you and your employee not read all the negative testimonials on the internet concerning your company and then you get one of you socalled employees to come back and try to post that your company is legit.

Everyone that's been taken by your company needs to file a complaint with the Florida attorney general (research contact info) and hopefully you and all upfront fee scam companies will be put out of business one day .... this is my goal. It might be time for you to look for another line of work, Mr. Trembley. The attorney general has already shut down some upfront fee scam companies like yours in Florida.

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2 months ago
Nov 19, 2017

By ken1193

crystalt86 wrote:
My husband and I were charged over $1700.00 upfront fees from www.sellmytimesharenow.com. We have found out it is illegal for them to do so. We contacted them to get our fee back. But they refused to do so stating they are not a sales company but they just list. However, when we signed up we were told part of our fee goes towards closing. My husband and I will be reporting them to Pam Bondi Flordia Attorney General, BBB, Federal Trade Commission and others. We will be requesting a class action lawsuit. Sell My Timeshare Now WILL be required to refund us because they have broken the law.

I have NO use for SMTN, but I still believe that you are entirely mistaken about SMTN "breaking the law". SMTN has been in business (and thriving) for quite some time. No offense, but you surely will NOT be obtaining any refund, no matter to whom you complain. If you succeed in doing so, you'll frankly be the FIRST.

It is NOT "illegal" for SMTN to collect hefty fees from people who are willing to voluntarily pony up (far too much) money just to "list" their timeshares. SMTN is nothing more than a (overpriced) "advertising" site; they have never been (and they will never be) anything more. SMTN makes NO active effort to "sell" timeshares. Their work is (lawfully) done when they "list" timeshares for owners who (over)pay to "advertise" there. SMTN listings are also usually (although not always) priced at numbers that no one would pay in the first place. Even if / when a prospective buyer is interested, learning about the inflated and excessive associated closing costs usually sends them running in the opposite direction.

I'm sorry that you fell for the SMTN pitch. Although I sincerely wish you luck, I think you are deluding yourself believing for one moment that you will receive any of your money back after CHOOSING to overpay a nearly useless "listing" service to advertise on their site.

Last edit by ken1193 on Nov 20, 2017 01:23 PM.

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