My boyfriend and I were pretty much swindled into a timeshare presentation in Nueva Vallerta at the Mayan resort. Our sales agent was nice but what we didn't know is that we were offered Vida dollars with a program that somehow doesn't allow you to actually use the dollars completely.
This is a discount program really where they inflate prices and then say you can only use a portion of the dollars to offset costs.
For example a car rental for one week would have cost us $367 for one week and we could only use $30 of our $1,100 dollars, where we would be ultimately paying approximately $100 more using their "discount" program and it would take us well over a year to actually use the dollars - this doesn't seem like a deal to me. Now I am VERY nervous about the timeshare we purchased, we are now out $11,000 and have yet to benefit from it.
Monetary Loss: $11000.