** Updating Title to Hardcore Selling instead, following RA NO. 10175 law**
Everybody loves FREE stuff, lalo na if someone will tell you that you win a FREE 3 nights/ 2days hotel accommodations and BUFFET Dinner for two.
I was shopping late for my Christmas gifts last December 24 at Megatrade Hall when somebody approached me and gave me Raffle Tickets where I did fill up (wala namang mawawala so I did). I put the stubs on my pocket and forget about it… then a call from 3 different hotels rang my cellphone.
The first one is from CLUB ASTORIA, my first reaction was excitement maybe because I was praying for an out of the country honeymoon next year. Yey! I was so thrilled, immediately I told Daddie about it.
The next morning before leaving to Ortigas, I received another call. Now from a representative of CLUB BALAI ISABEL with the same message: Another FREE Buffet Dinner for two and FREE Hotel accommodation.
OMG! Am I lucky or what? Hep-hep, don’t get so exited Jaie there’s one more. After 15 mins I accept another call from Crown Regency Club Ultima with the same message. What in the world is happening to hotels – they are giving FREEBIES. (Oh did I mention that their will be a 90mins hotel presentation before the claim). Anyways I told myself that wouldn’t be a hustle you can’t find any FREEBIES while sleeping.
So I confirmed all the claim schedules and head to my first destination: CLUB ASTORIA at Ortigas, without having any idea that there is something fishy with these FREEBIES my husband and I enjoy our first FREE buffet lunch. The Astoria Hotel Crew name Rexter brought as to 35th Floor and start his presentation.
Wahhhla!!! Everything about his presentation is about TIMESHARE. A timeshare is a type of property ownership typically reserved for vacation properties. A timeshare is when a multitude of owners have a right to use the timeshare property for a specified time each year.
Although I find this Rexter selling strategy so amusing (listening to his love story with the man he love and everything) I learned so much about timesharing, honestly the concept was good and if you’re a compulsive buyer who is unprepared for this tactic you will absolutely buy the idea.
Sorry Rexter what ever sweet and mapalabok things you say but this strategy is not fitted for me hehehe, I’m a bummer and a DIY Traveller and who is not fun of luxury hotels. We’d stay just to get the Gift Check and head to Makati Ave for our next Hardcore Selling encounter. 😀
Oh well I will not detail my story with Club Balai Isabel wala ring pinagkaiba we’d stay just to get the FREE GC. What a day! The Crown Regency Hotel representative was calling me several times just to know my whereabouts (we’re 2 hours late from the 6pm confirmed sched with them) hmmm this people is so eager to meet you just to sell you their Timeshare.
Although we didn’t spend anything beside from the cab expenses, here’s the so KAINIS part of this Hardcore Selling encounters:
- The buffet is not worth it.
- You’ll not get your free accommodations.
- Reading online comments from people who actually bought the timeshare contract gave me headache. (Sakit sa bangs!)
Guys pls. take note of the following here is how the Hardcore Selling works:
1. They are roaming around the country now and joining different trade events. Looking for someone they can deceive through raffle tickets.
What to do: Always keep in mind, if the raffle ticket doesn’t have any DTI registration prints think twice. (specially if they are offering it to you for no reason)
2. The people behind this swindling business’s tactic was HARD SELLING, meaning they will always say that their will be no OBLIGATION to buy their timeshare but the offer will be just for THIS DAY ONLY. You’re not allowed to think and decide carefully.
What to do: Outsmart them, or better tell them that you’ll be leaving because you’ve finished your buffet 😛
3. Don’t wait for the GC. Promise hindi mo magagamit yun. Several people posted online that the hotel itself didn’t honor the voucher.