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The timeshare industry is notorious for deceptive practices and bad faith dealing.
If this ended up going to court, and it was proved that the company engaged in deceptive practices and or bad faith dealing (and the sales agent's omission seems to amount to both), then there is a good chance that the court would not enforce the contract.
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I'm wanting to know if there is anything else I should do right now, to help the situation; to help sway them toward allowing me to cancel the contract. I would rather it not go to court, if possible.
No one wants to go to court. But having an idea of the outcome if one does go to court makes the negotiation more meaningful, and will help prevent going to court.
The things that will help sway them are simply letting them know that you know that they dealt deceptively with you, and they dealt with you in bad faith, and that therefore the contract with them is unenforceable.
So, they can just cancel it now, and perhaps keep what you paid so far, or they can pay the expense of going to court, and take the chance of losing everything, including what you paid so far. Because if they lose, they will probably have to refund your money in full. You have to try to be firm, and assertive, and not let them continue to take advantage of you.