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Avalon Timeshare: Top 10 Complaints

Avalon Timeshare: Top 10 Complaints
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If you are headed to this popular resort on vacations chances are you’ll encounter an aggressively friendly man or woman offering you a free meal or a gift, but with the condition to submit to a timeshare pitch. At first sight you will think that there it would be no harm, but this is the way timeshare companies get your attention to sell you a timeshare property, as we can see in:

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Mexico Timeshare Scam

Timeshare Companies: The truth about them

Avalon is a timeshare company that has sales locations in several places and works under several names like:

  • Avalon Grand Cancun
  • Avalon Baccara Cancun
  • Avalon Reef Isla Mujeres
  • Avalon Excalibur Acapulco
  • Avalon Grand Panama

Its legal name is Avalon International Resort, S.A. (Panama), Avalon Resorts, Avalon Vacations y Operad. This company also works with a rental company: Vacation Timeshare and Rentals.

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Top 10 Complaints about Avalon timeshare

  1. They said you can use your timeshare week in whichever of their destinations (Acapulco, Cancun, Isla Mujeres or Panama) but it is not true.
  2. If you don’t use your timeshare week, Avalonasks you for a fee to reinstate it.
  3. If you call Avalon  to reserve a week, you have lots of trouble booking it.
  4. They promise to rent out the timeshare weeks as a financial investment to pay off the timeshare membership.
  5. If you already own a timeshare, Avalon promises to resell it.
  6. The timeshare salespeople use hard selling tactics almost forcing you to buy.
  7. You are pressured into signing a contract for an Avalon timeshare.
  8. Timeshare maintenance fees increase every year.
  9. Also, they charge special assessment fees for the resort expenses.
  10. Timeshare presentations are very long lasting.

These are just a few of the lots of complaints that abound all around the internet.

How to avoid Avalon timeshare scam

  • Do not sign any document at the moment of the timeshare presentation.
  • Take the paperwork with you once the timeshare pitch is over and review it very carefully. Make sure that all the verbal promises are in the timeshare agreement.
  • If the sales pitch becomes too aggressive leave the room immediately.
  • Check the BBB, look for complaints about the company, and if it is possible talk with other owners.
  • If you decided to sign, get a copy of the timeshare contract immediately. Do not allow the company to email it later.

What to do if I am already a victim of Avalon timeshare scam

The best thing you can do if you are victim of timeshare scam is to get out of your timeshare contract.  There are several solutions to get out of a timeshare, but most of them are very difficult to accomplish. The best solution to get out of a timeshare is by cancelling the original contract. This way you will not have any string attached to the timeshare company.

At Mexican Timeshare Solutions we can help you cancel your timeshare contract with no fees in advance. Our associates are several years experienced and will give you the advice you need. Contact us for a free consultation and prepare to get out of your Avalon timeshare scam.

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18 Comments
  • BrendaJune 7, 2018, 11:43 pm

    Evitense problemas y la fatiga de estar batallando con AVALON, nosotros al igual que otras personas compramos la membresia de tiempo compartido con ellos, sin embargo no cumplieron lo que nos prometieron, actualmente queremos cancelar la membresia lo antes posible ya que es un gasto inecesario y muy costoso.

  • CharlesDecember 24, 2015, 2:06 pm

    We have the same story. We were able to get our contract cancelled and $1, 000 of our $14, 000 back. So many have been ripped off it's amazing that the Mexican gov't allows these crooks to continue to operate.

  • Vicky FDecember 4, 2015, 5:26 pm

    We were approached by someone on the street to go check out an Avalon Vacation Club timeshare for $20. I said it wasn't worth it. He kept raising the amount until he was offering us $90 to go listen. I said to my husband, I can spend an hour or two for $90. So we went. After the meal and the spiel, we told them we weren't interested and they got nasty. We went and collected our $90 and took the kids horseback riding for an hour which we thoroughly enjoyed.

  • KathyOctober 1, 2015, 1:46 pm

    I have timeshare with Avalon and am trying to find a way out. I purchased December 08 and have yet to use my points. I was not told that the points expire and the salesperson misrepresented all the facts.

  • MelodySeptember 28, 2015, 9:45 am

    I bought Avalon Club timeshare in April 2012 because the sales person lied to me. She said I could get $17/night. In addition all flights would be cheaper through them. When I called to book a flight, I found it more expensive. The $17/night was a lie too. I didn't read the contract when I got it from her. Is there any consumers protection to complaint to, even if I was negligent and didn't read the contract do I have any rights? I will never trust a sales person. I don't want to pay maintenance fee $900 every year.

  • SylviaSeptember 22, 2015, 11:41 am

    I would like to know more about reporting a high pressure, demeaning sales process that was full of lies. We are just finding out how bogus our purchase was, and would like this company to be legally FORCED to stop ripping people off!!!

  • LizSeptember 14, 2015, 5:36 pm

    Hola, estoy de acuerdo que esos TC son un verdadero fraude, por otro lado, en serio, cuando uno va de vacaciones lo menos que puede uno pedir es que lo dejen descansar, y esos vendedores no lo dejan a uno en paz !!

  • EvaSeptember 9, 2015, 3:57 pm

    My husband and I also were scammed by Avalon timeshare is 2013! We were promised 10 break a way weeks that could be sold for $1, 000. That did not happen!!

  • JosephAugust 31, 2015, 2:33 pm

    What's worst with these timeshare scams at Avalon is that they victimized usually those owners who wanted to extract some amount even though they cannot recover the full cost before dumping their timeshare property. So, for some timeshare owners wanting to get rid of their units, beware!

  • Carmen JuliaAugust 24, 2015, 1:16 am

    i dont know how i felt in the trap of this resort, while i was reading this article i notcie how fool i am , know i see that all my mistakes , my first error was to accept going to a timeshare presentation , once there i bought some weeks, worst invesment ever, the maintenace fees are insane !

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