Timeshare Adventures is a timeshare resale company in St. Petersburg, FL. The company has been in business since 2004.
A simple search for “Timeshare Adventures review” on Google tells you everything you need to know about this company. As of 2/6/19, the company has a D on the BBB with 26 complaints in addition to 9, 1-star reviews on Consumer Affairs and 4, 1-star reviews on Yelp.
So, what’s the reason for all the 1-star reviews and the D rating on the BBB? Simple – the up-front fee. Timeshare Adventures charges timeshare owners an up-front fee to advertise your timeshare for sale on their websites. This is the oldest trick in the book in the timeshare world.
You pay an up-front fee and your timeshare most likely won’t sell. Timeshare Adventures has no incentive to sell your timeshare because you already paid them an up-front fee. In traditional real estate, the real estate agent gets paid AFTER your home is sold, not before.
The idea that you can sell your timeshare for a profit is a fantasy. Timeshare does NOT increase in value after you purchase it. In fact, it decreases by 50% or more. Most timeshares don’t even sell on Ebay for $1.
Based on reviews around the Internet, customers have paid Timeshare Adventures a variety of costs to “sell” their timeshare. Some reviews mention a cost of $650 while others have mentioned paying $895, $900 and even $1,200!
Now, it’s important to note that there are a few positive reviews from customers who seem to have had a positive experience with Timeshare Adventures when buying or renting a timeshare. It is much easier to help someone buy or rent a timeshare because there are so many people trying to sell.
According to the Timeshare Adventure’s BBB page, this company is associated with a timeshare exit company by the name of Helping Timeshare Owners. Timeshare exit companies work with lawyers to get your timeshare cancelled. With timeshare exit services, you pay a timeshare exit company and they cancel your timeshare.
When using a timeshare exit service, you should not expect to get any money back. These companies cancel your timeshare and stop your future fees. They do not claim to “sell” your timeshare because most timeshare are extremely difficult, if not impossible, to sell.
When you’re shopping for a timeshare exit company to work with, our #1 recommendation is to only work with companies that offer a no up-front fee escrow payment option. Learn more about escrow and why it’s important here.
When you pay with escrow, you pay an escrow account up-front, but the timeshare exit company does not get paid from the escrow account until AFTER your timeshare has been cancelled. This gives the timeshare exit company incentive to complete the work it was hired to do – cancel your timeshare once and for all.
If you still have questions about how to get rid of your timeshare, initiate live chat or submit a contact form on the right side of the page.