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Random phonecall Vegas deal

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Killer_Demo, Apr 23, 2013.

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  1. Killer_Demo

    Killer_Demo Tourist

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    Got a random call on my cell and had the 702 vegas area code thought it might have been some random hotel host. Guy explained some deal for 2 vegas trips for 249 at a hotel called the jockey club. He said it's a small hotel on center strip next to Bellagio & cosmopolitan. Looked at the website seemed like a timeshare-like site. Here's the website www.vegasresortsuites.com

    I think its a bogus scam but I could be wrong maybe someone on here has used them?
     
  2. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    It sounds like someone trying to get you in to do a time share pitch on you. The jockey Club is just time shares. No casino and they are "allowed" use of the Cosmo pool.
     
  3. Killer_Demo

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    Figured that thx for the input
     
  4. thebucket

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    Yep. Timeshare sales - if you really want one, you can do a lot better on your own on eBay. If they call you again, tell them they've called a business line, for emergency use only. That generally shuts them up. :)
     
  5. jdvegas

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    timeshare pitch for sure
     
  6. mdee

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    How do you suppose they got hold of your cellphone number?
     
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    I got a call from them last year. They got my name and number from a raffle I entered when I went to a Wranglers game. They were going to put my up for a couple of nights, F&B credits and some freeplay somewhere all I had to pay for was airfare. As soon as I said I was single she lost interest and told me the offer was only valid for couples.
     
  8. aliasyoshi

    aliasyoshi Low-Roller

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    I can only assume that everything is smaller in the jockey club and the ceilings low? :evillaugh
     
  9. PeterNY

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    Timeshare presentations are a lot of fun. As soon as you start asking pointed questions about the true accumulated cost (APR / maintenance / adjustments) and low Vegas hotel room rate offers / comps they get really nasty.
     
  10. BillysNuts

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    I have been on a few timeshare tours in my day. I got tired of them constantly passing you off the next high pressure guy and swore off them. I got a call about one the other day and had a great idea.

    They typically tell you that there is no obligation to buy and (though it's been a while) they never used to ask if you got vacation at your work. I think they just assume that you do (I mean you're on vacation if you're talking to them) and if you make a certain amount, etc. then you must. Since they don't actually ask and they are always vague with what they are offering, you play it like this.

    After the tour and when they start the pitch, you just look them right in the eye and say "I don't get vacation." They will be like, "Huh???". You say, very deadpan - "I am getting ready to start a new job with the government and I don't get vacation for 5 years."

    When they start asking you about it, you look them right in the eye and say "I'm not allowed to talk about the job." If they keep prodding then you say "If you continue to ask me questions, then I'm going to need to get your information. I have been specifically told that I am supposed to report to them on anyone trying to gain information related to my new position."

    What can they say?? They know you are lying...you know you are lying but now they're jammed up. All they can say is "Well...then why did you come here??" You say, "your sales person said it was a short presentation with no obligation to buy. They didn't say I would need to be able to take vacations and didn't explain what you were selling. I wouldn't have come if I had known. Free gift please." ZING!
     
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    I have not been to a timeshare presentation in over 15 years, but if I did get sucked into one nowadays, I have a fantasy of whipping out a smart phone and finding a unit for sale on e-bay for $1 (seriously, go check) and make them explain why they are still asking 15 large for theirs.
     
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