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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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I have the same issue and have sugn a contract with Royal
Hi.i have the same issue and have sugn a contract with Royal Resort timeshare 2days after i sent email to them to cancel they advised us to come to their office and discuss that they . will do other m… read more
Leon
Leon
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Master's Degree
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I have purchased a timeshare at Peninsula Beach Resort in
I have purchased a timeshare at Peninsula Beach Resort in Bali. It was a very elaborate sales pitch and now I find that I will not be able to access accommodation as promised, in Europe and here in Au… read more
Leon
Leon
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We have two agreements with the Karma group. One is for the
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 service fee which… read more
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John Melis
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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
John Melis
John Melis
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We paid a deposit of $2,970 to Peninsula Marketing
We paid a deposit of $2,970 to Peninsula Marketing International for Beach Club Membership under an International Agreement with the Company under Indonesian Law. Not for timeshare but for access to 4… read more
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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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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I need help we signed a time share contract in Bali and paid
I need help we signed a time share contract in Bali and paid $4800 we don't wish to have the contract we have emailed as we believe they misled us with the details they said it is not as easy as made … read more
Leon
Leon
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I have been scammed in Thailand on holiday club purchase .
Hello I have been scammed in Thailand on holiday club purchase . Have read consumer protection laws they state 7 day cooling off period for this type of thing. The club say there isn't. I'm from Austr… read more
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Leon
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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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Im an Australian citizen and I'm over in bali. I think I've
Im an Australian citizen and I'm over in bali. I think I've fallen victim to a type of scam. I've signed up to a travel type of membership... I was tired and trying to help this Balinese man and then … read more
kmslaw
kmslaw
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i have signed a contract with Roual karma resort while in bali.i think it is more like
hi i have signed a contract with Roual karma resort while in bali.i think it is more like a scam.i paid advnce with CC and i donot want to proceed with further payment.thier office based in bali.there… read more
Leon
Leon
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hi, on a recent holiday to Bali we were conned into signing
hi, on a recent holiday to Bali we were conned into signing on for a timeshare with a deposit paid [$1000] and to pay the balance of $24000 to be paid over 5 years at 5%. no cooling off period they sa… read more
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Leon
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Indonesian/Australian Law - I am an Indonesian citizen has
Indonesian/Australian Law - I am an Indonesian citizen has been overstaying in Australia for almost 20 years. I lost my passport when I was studying abroad. Due to fear that I may be locked up in a fo… read more
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We were on holiday in Bali in Dec 09 and got talked into buying
We were on holiday in Bali in Dec 09 and got talked into buying a timeshare at a Royal Bali resort for $7500. It was a real hard sell and were told that if we did not decide there and then and sign up… read more
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hi, i believe i have been sweet talked into a time share sort
hi, i believe i have been sweet talked into a time share sort of agreement. i went with no intentions off bying anything but walked out 10k out of pocket for something i will probably never use, if th… read more
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