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Living in Australia (temporary resident), right now I'm in
im Colomb***** *****ving in Australia (temporary resident), right now I'm in Bali on my holidays, I was approached for some holidaymakers and I signed contracts to a membership wich right now I regret as I do think the information was not of my entirely understanding. Me and my girlfriend had to pay a membership and then continue paying monthly fees and annual management fees for a period of 25 years, I do not want to continue with this agreement but it has no cooling off period, We are having such a nightmare and I would really like to know how can we get out of this! We do not want to continue … read more
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Leon
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I see many questions and answers on your site in regard to
Hi. I see many questions and answers on your site in regard to contracts signed with Karma Resorts in Bali by people on holiday there. My wife and I did the same in 2016. Stupid I know but it all soun… read more
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Leon, My wife and I have just returned from a holiday in
Hello Leon, My wife and I have just returned from a holiday in Vietnam. Whilst there we attended a presentation on holiday membership with the Karma Royal Group. Whilst the holiday specials seemed a l… read more
John Melis
John Melis
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Second opinion] We have two agreements with the Karma group.
Second opinion] We have two agreements with the Karma group. One is for the membership instalments with no cooling off period under Indonesian law, the other is for the $1083 US per annum management s… read more
Leon
Leon
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We were in Bali last week and signed a contract with karma
Hi we were in Bali last week and signed a contract with karma group for the holiday package. After coming back to the hotel we contacted them with 24 hours to cancel the contract. They had advised us … read more
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Leon
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I have also fallen prey to karma group in bali. What was
I have also fallen prey to karma group in bali. What was meant to be a 1 hour presentation became a 6 hour hard sell. We had the spiel and no cool off period and not under duress. Our credit card decl… read more
Leon
Leon
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I've tried to cancel my gym membership at goodlfe gym
Hi, I've tried to cancel my gym membership at goodlfe gym Sandringham and they won't cancel my membership and keep charging me … read more
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Leon
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Pearl, I need some help regarding a contract that we signed
Hi there Pearl, I need some help regarding a contract that we signed while we were staying in Bali Indonesia. It was for a Holiday club. We paid a $2500US deposit. There is a substantial balance due in 13 days. The contract is half Indonesian, and half Singaporian. I was hoping that someone who has dealt with Karma Group contracts could give me some advice regarding: 1) Whether I should cancel my credit card account. At this stage, I have had new cards issued, but have not cancelled the account. Here are the facts surrounding this: i) I made the deposit payment via eftpos, and had to enter my pin. ii) I have a mastercard account. iii) I contacted the bank today, and they said that depending on the contract that I signed, they may be able to take additional funds from my credit card. They suggested that I send them an email to say that we do not give them authority to take any additional payments from my credit card. iv) They supplied me with a form to allow the remaining balance of the contract amount to be taken from my credit card. I have not completed this form, and they do not have that authority.2) If there is any point trying to get our deposit back? i) I asked if there were problems with availability. We were told as long as we didn't want to book into New York at Christmas time, we should be fine. Online there are numerous instances where we members were complaining about limited availability, and being asked to stay at a hotel close by for an additional price. ii) We were sold on the fact that we could stay at local resorts in Rottnest, Margaret River, Broome and Perth. There was also a large sales pitch on South Africa. None of these properties are mentioned in the Karma Resort Profiles iii) I asked if there were any Terms and Conditions to our ‘Free 2 Week holiday that we won”. I was told no, only to discover: a) The vouchers we were given asks you to refer to the terms and conditions on the website b) The website does not exist. There are numerous complaints of this also on a number of forums. c) You need to pay an administration fee. iv) We have 21 days to do our due diligence. But we can only do our due diligence if we have access to the system. And the only way to get access to the system, it to pay the remaining balance. We then need to prove that we do not get everything that we were promised via Singapore lawyers. v) There is a clause that talks about availability not being so good in peak season. We accepted this and understood. But when you look at some of the resorts, peak season is from week 1-52. So there is no guarantee at all that you can even stay at this resort. (One of these is Rottnest Island – which influenced us to start with). We were not made aware of this until we were given the guide book after we had signed. We were under the impression that peak season would be the term usually used in travel. vi) We were also told that when we bought a membership that we were purchasing an asset that was resaleable. This was used as a benefit to purchase given that we would not loose money on our investment. Research suggests that you are lucky to get 10% of the purchase price back on one of these holiday group shares.3) Is there any other legal comeback in Australia for Singapore, and Indonesian contracts besides potentially taking money from my credit card??Many Thanks,Jodie. … read more
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John Melis
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I came through this website through online search. I had and
I came through this website through online search. I had and enquiry and Am willing to pay you online. Last week holidaying in Bali, we kind of signed a contract with karma royalty group for timeshare… read more
John Melis
John Melis
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I would like to know if my parents can be sued and lose
Hi I would like to know if my parents can be sued and lose theirs house if they break a timeshare contact in Bali . There are 3 different contracts all stating no cooling off period and they say the c… read more
Leon
Leon
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Master's Degree
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We signed up to a Timeshare deal with Royal Karma resorts in
We signed up to a Timeshare deal with Royal Karma resorts in Bali I accept that I was 'succoured' by the hard sell marketing at the time and the way they promoted exchanges and use of other resorts et… read more
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John Melis
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While away in Bali we signed a contract for a Royal Karma
While away in Bali we signed a contract for a Royal Karma Oydessy holiday scheme. At the time we thought this was a good idea as we are nearing retirement and travel is on our agenda. We now feel very… read more
Leon
Leon
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Master's Degree
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From Melbourne and while I was in Bali recently, I signed up
I am Bala from Melbourne and while I was in Bali recently, I signed up a time share agreement with Karma Group and have paid initial 25% and the rest I need to pay by 5 Oct. On reading and researching various items on the net, I have my second thoughts and would like to get the refund of the deposit and also not go ahead with the membership. I see that the company is registered in Singapore and I also see from one of your comments in your website, the company cannot sue anyone in Australia . Would you please clarify ? … read more
Leon
Leon
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Master's Degree
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I have just come back from Bali but while I was there I
I have just come back from Bali but while I was there I signed up with the Karma Royal Group for their holiday membership. While i had misgivings at the time I went ahead and paid a deposit with a con… read more
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kmslaw
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I recently signed up for a timeshare with a company operating
I recently signed up for a timeshare with a company operating out of Bali. We felt pressured at the time but still went ahead. (Stupid I know) we paid a deposit of approx $2300 with balance of 18K and… read more
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Leon
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I also signed up to a Timeshare deal with Royal Karma resorts
I also signed up to a Timeshare deal with Royal Karma resorts in Bali- I accept that I was 'succoured' by the hard sell marketing at the time and the way they promoted exchanges and use of other resor… read more
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We purchased a Club Membership in Phuket and I am trying to
We purchased a Club Membership in Phuket and I am trying to cancel the membership using the "14 Day Cooling Off Period" Absolute mentioned at the time for us to join their membership club as we had ju… read more
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On 23 June I signed up to VISION in East Brighton, Vic, for a personal trainer and gym use. I paid $199 on credit card as a joining fee - for which I was given a red Towel (which I did not want), a ba… read more
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