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Thanks Alex - my husband and I are 'intelligent professionals' so it is extremely embarrassing that we jumped in without researching. Maybe we were just so relaxed that our brains were 'asleep'. How long are records kept? A part of the contract read as follows:
'3. If after due enquiry (within 15 days after home arrival) either you or your legal advisors can point to any matter which demonstrates that you will not receive exactly the benefits of membership as set out there in the written agreement, then:
a) Club Troipical will cancel this agreemenht
b) All monites paid will be refunded in full
c) You will be under no obligation to pay any balance
PLEASE NOTE HOWEVER THAT THIS IS NOT A GENERAL RIGHT OF CANCELLATION. This is an opportunity for you to check the legal arrangements).'
Am I able to send you a copy of the paperwork?
Thanks again. I have emailed you a copy of our paperwork.
Of note, I would be interested to know whether Club Tropical used to be Absolute Vacations. I understand that Absolute Vacations was shut down, but subsequently started up under another name???
I'm not certain that Club Tropical is a scam, but I believe it's not as 'fantastic' as it was made out to be. There is also a $375 annual fee similar to 'body corporate' fees but Club Tropical don't actually own any properties, there are resorts that are available to Club Tropical members, subject to availability etc.
Therefore to be a member would be a very expensive exercise for 1 'free' week per year and other 'discounts'!! If Club Tropical were to shut down what happens to the '50 year' promised subscription??
It just does not make economical sense and upon reflection we see the 'error of our ways'. Hence the value of 'cooling off periods'.
I look forward to your advice re cancellation of this contract.
Do we not have grounds to rescind the contract or is it the case that as there r few words in the contract we r not left with any legal avenue to cancel??
Also, if it's a scam would they register our details with the authorities in the event that we don't pay the balance and if so, how long r records kept?
I appreciate yr assistance.
That's a shame - we love Thailand - expensive lesson. Is it possible down the track to check the court register to see if we have been placed on it?
How will they know if we return?
Thank you Alex for helping us with this issue.
We will certainly use this service in future and will leave feedback as extremely happy customers.