Discovery VIII: Time Share May 5, 2007Posted by WishBoNe in Emotions & Feelings, Holiday, Random Thoughts, Transport, Travel.
Seems like I was lucky to be stuck at this so-called presentation of maximum 60 minutes on a “new” company called Discovery Lines or something like that. I had a call from Global Trend (the lady was long-winded, kept repeating my information, at least 3 times) after I had completed their survey. I thought that was it but it wasn’t. A few days later, I had a call from the same(?) lady saying that I was selected to win 3 gifts; 7 nights stay in a hotel in Bangkok, free air humidifier and something else that I didn’t catch. All I had to do was to spend a maximum of 5 hours to listen to their talk.
I don’t know why I decided to go, she was pretty insistent, saying I could go over after work, best would be that day. Crazy. I told her that I was busy for this week and she immediately asked if I were free today. In the end, I decided to give it a try. Just before I could end the call after getting the details, she repeated her words on “Never mind give a try, no point we just say, you can recommend to your friends” etc. Long winded, I tell ya.
I was rather late. I had two calls from them to confirm my time. The first was from the lady I was supposed to meet, the second was the gift number. Why the heck didn’t the lady get the number and give it to me over the phone? They are very low-sow too, this was a bad start to towards the presentation.
The lady attending to me was young and she sounded different from the lady (sounded older) whom I was supposed to meet. She was sweet and went through everything in details. Asked me personal questions for 30 minutes. I could have spent 2 hours stuck there with her trying to pyscho me into buying their subscription fees.
The membership sounded very good, with $600 rebate if I were not to travel for the whole year due to various reasons or I could transfer to someone to use or I could get up to 60% discount on local hotels (4 or 5 stars). Their hotel stay per night, I saw from Hilton was
She was about to go through the various hotel locations when DD called. I had purposely set my mobile to vibration mode just in case she got carried away and never stick to the 60-minute time limit. DD’s call was timely, it was just the 60th minute that she had the chance to finish her sales talk. I didn’t like her manager though. She had a proud attitude and felt that it wasn’t her lost if I were not to subscribe to them.
I just did some search and found that someone had it worst than me, 2 hours just to hear them and being pushed to buy their services. I did get the gifts though, the free 7 nights stay had a clause though: attend a holiday presentation or else, the full charge of the stay will be implied.
Frankly speaking, I didn’t like the open area during the talk. It was too noisy. So, the point is that this company may be out to suck our hard earn money. The various name changes does raise some eyebrows.