WebsiteThe main Tradebloc website is brief but thorough, and is overall very clean- and professional- looking, as well as easy to navigate. The content offers succinct but helpful information about their various services, which makes it easy to know what to expect from them. The About page is the main place where one can find this information. Tradebloc notes here that the services they offer include credit monitoring, credit and identity theft protection, debt settlement, and contract cancellation. All of this, based on their reviews — which we’ll get to below — definitely applies to timeshare exit.
There is also, notably, a separate website for Tradebloc’s travel-related services. It offers similar information to the main website’s Travel subpage, and appears to be mostly a hub for getting in touch with the company. It notes that “Tradebloc has finally jumped into the travel arena and has built the best travel fulfillment technology in the world to give its members the world’s best, authentic, discounted travel.”
So it appears that, not only does Tradebloc help people resolve long-standing issues with resorts and timeshare companies, but they also provide an interesting alternative to timeshare programs. Since many timeshares tend to take advantage of people’s desire for discount travel as well as their interest in visiting a favorite destination more than once, this is an encouraging option to see.
While, as noted, the content is spare, it still allowed us to look more thoroughly into the owner and CEO Tim Clark. We found that he certainly has a history of making options like this accessible for consumers. Another website managed by Clark and Tradebloc, travelclubIQ, has a number of resources for finding discount flights and hotels. Overall there seems to be an honest investment in giving people the tools and resources they need to make smart financial decisions, especially when it comes to travel.
Aside from that, it’s also good to see that their staff is listed in its entirety on the Our Team page. It shows a degree of transparency that we don’t always see with timeshare exit operations. Overall the Tradebloc website is a well-designed, helpful tool for connecting with this company.
ReviewsWhile Tradebloc is not yet accredited with the BBB, they have a solid five out of five stars and an A+ rating. The reviews on their BBB profile page are overwhelmingly positive. A few standout comments included:
- “When I got laid off I was paying our bills with our credit cards I was racking up debt so fast with no end in sight I missed job opportunities due to delinquencies on my credit report. my vacation resort was being foreclosed on and I felt lost. in August 2019 I turned to Tradebloc for help. Now February of 2021 my credit has been rebuilt. the $150k of debt I had has been settled and I owe nothing. I thank these guys so much. Dee in customer service is great and Jamour was super easy to work with. I went to a seminar, took a chance, and couldn’t be more happy with the results. obviously it wasn’t fast but worth it.”
- “…I went to a seminar regarding Diamond ownership. We have looked for a way to get out of this burden. We spoke with Shawn about 7 months ago and were very skeptical after reading so many warnings and reviews on other companies. Everything that we were told happened to the letter. We are so thankful for this relief. We got our cancellation letter 4 days ago and have such relief. Thanks to the Tradebloc team for all they have done for us.”
In addition to these reviews and writeups, we found that Tradebloc is in good standing with OpenCorporates, and has a handful of five-star reviews on both Google and Facebook. They are quite active on Facebook as well, regularly providing information related to being safe from identity theft and getting help for financial and credit issues. All of this is indicative of a strong history of being trustworthy with their clientele and successfully helping people get out of their timeshare contracts.
CostWhile we did not find specifics about costs on Tradebloc’s website, based on one of their reviews, you could probably expect to pay up to (or in the neighborhood of) $5,000 for help with exiting a timeshare. This will likely vary based on your situation. So, that said, it’s always a good idea to take advantage of any free consultation that Tradebloc may offer to make sure you get an exact number for your situation.
And keeping that in mind, it’s also a good idea to make sure that whoever you work with will not charge upfront fees. We always recommend working with someone who uses escrow for payment when it comes to getting out of a timeshare. This means that the person responsible for helping you will not be paid until you’ve successfully been freed from your contract. To learn more about why escrow is important, you can visit this page.