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LwnmwnMan2

I realize this may not be the right forum to post this, and if it isn't feel free to move this post, or notify me, but there's not really a right forum either, as far as I can tell.

Anyways, the wife and I got a notice to go to the larger time share place up by Brainerd and we'll get a free TV, along with a $25 gas card.

Now neither of I are interested, however, even if the TV is junky, I've been wanting one for my shop, which the wife says "no way" too. I see this as a free way to get a TV, if I set for 90 minutes to listen to a speech presentation.

I can make it there and back on a tank of gas, which is about $40, so that's not even an issue with the $25 gas card.

Anyone here ever done this?? Is it worth it?? Or do you feel real beat up by the time you're done if you don't buy into the plan??

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rubber duck

My wife ane I sat in on one at vegas a few years ago. We got free tickets to a show and dinner, but that was two hours of my life I will never get back. So whats your time worth?

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IFallsRon

My mother-in-law made the rounds one summer. The haul: steak knives, portable gas grill, screen tent, etc.

We did a Brainerd-area tour, too. Got $75 gift certificate to Dayton's. We get calls about every six months from one on Mille Lacs. We also got hooked into a presentation in Las Vegas but managed a "bathroom" break before it got too far.

The sales guys get real disappointed when you don't pull the trigger on the deal, especially after they've invested 90 minutes in the presentation. You may have to remind them that there's a premium at the end of the rainbow.

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musky hunter

If a deal sounds too good to be true it probably is. Yes, you'll get the trinkets at the end of the speil, but make no mistake, it's a snow job you are in for. I pitch the offers in the wastebasket. Good luck whatever you decide to do.

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bigdog

I did the one in up there a few years back for a $100 Gander card. Was almost dangerous. I never had any intentions of buying but the girlfriends mind changed during the presentation resulting in a real fun ride home.

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Macattak1

Greetings,

Don't do it! And if you do, don't take your spouse! You do not need to fight off the sales people and your spouse!

Friends stuck me in one of these things before, but it was much worse. Free movie tickets. Only 45 min or so. They were giving away a TV, yeaaaa, black and white, and free groceries, one bag of junk.

They had us watch commercials. There were 70 people there to start, within 5 min it was 60, by 15 it was 30, by 20 I said I am leaving and walking home if I have to. There were maybe 10 people there when we left.

Spend your time on a nice lunch with the spouse. It will be better for your soul, relationship, save you wear and tear on the vehicle, and you won't want to beat your self for going when you get done.

You think high pressure sales is bad, this is way beyond it. Further, if you are ever going to do this, you want to get in when it is new and get thier finale price and then cut it in 1/2 or walk.

Peace and Blessings

Did I say don't do it?

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