Every other week you will be reading it in the relevant business and consumer pages of your regular online paper. Disputes and disagreements never seem to go away. And it is the most vulnerable among the public that always seem to be caught off guard with so many dubious contracts that they just never seem to be able to get out of. There are stories of pensioners being robbed blind by so-called holiday clubs. And then there are the endless queries from unwitting consumers wishing to know how they can get a timeshare cancellation through.
It is a knotty problem, to be sure. But now is not the time and place to point judgmental fingers at others who have, well, had their fingers burnt off. In any case, such costly disputes can happen to the best of people, even those who are generally good at handling their financial affairs. And who wouldn’t mind expending themselves every once in a while on a well-deserved holiday at some or another idyllic location far, far from home. The motivation was already there. To save money. And to enjoy the added convenience of being able to be self-sufficient, and empowering yourself with something that you could say is yours right from the start.
How ironic it all turned out to be. But that’s in the past now. Now is the time to look forward to your next timeshare destination. Yes, that’s quite right. The very same legal minds that are helping people out of their timeshare jams are helping to set them up with good, binding contracts elsewhere, and still with the freedom to opt out, should that be the desire of the consumer in the future. And it should be. It is the consumer’s right.