(Closed) Need quick feedback: Apple vacations, scam or not?

posted 8 years ago in Travel
  • poll: Is this a scam?
    Heck yes... don't go! : (5 votes)
    23 %
    No way!! : (9 votes)
    41 %
    Maybe.... might as well go check it out : (8 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think you should go and see what happens! Just be aware that they are going to be SUPER high pressure to try and get you to buy a timeshare or whatever they’re schilling! Like, might not let you leave til you buy something high pressure. It happens, but just stick to your guns!

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I don’t know if it’s a scam or not but I’m always leary of stuff like this even if it is through Apple Vacations.  Not to mention taxes and alcohol on a cruise can often add up to be more then what you paid for the cruise.  Just be aware of that. 

    Post # 6
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    3576 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Yes, I think they are generally reputable.  We’ve looked online for honeymoon deals and previous vacation deals with Apple.  They are pretty well known in our neck of the woods (Phily area).

    Post # 7
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    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Ive heard of Apple, I think Future Mother-In-Law uses them and i’ve never heard her complain, I’m not 100% sure tho

    Post # 9
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    2703 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i actually got the same offer from global vacations for a 3 day trip to vegas… i tenatively have an appt for saturday to go in with the Fiance, but i’m def on the fence about taking a 45 minute drive to be hassled by pitchmen.

     

    anyone won a similar trip??

    Post # 10
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    4567 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My dad has gone on a couple of things like this cause he LOVES to research different hotels/ travel venues and this is an interesting perspective on it. He’s a wealth manager with a pretty substantial interest in travel and this is so “insider info” on sales pitches that he can’t pass it up.

     

    Post # 11
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    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    It’s a scam in that you probably didn’t “win”- they likely called and offered this to everyone that entered. However, in general they’ll probably live up to the deal they described. Just make sure you’re totally prepared not to buy anything at the sales pitch.  Don’t even bring your credit cards or check book!

    Post # 12
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    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    you didn’t win anything, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad deal either. We have sat through time share presentations also, and it’s not bad. We actually purchased one to hawaii that was a ridiculous deal, so they’ll probably call us for the rest of our lives. But if you don’t have patience, and really don’t want to book any future vacations with them, do not waste your time. We only attend presentations for Hilton, b/c we use them so frequently already and it’s not a waste for us (even when we say no thanks!).

    Post # 13
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    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I voted before I read the post. Sorry. I thought the question was whether Apple Vacations was legit. I’ve used them a couple of times and they are definitely legit and I recommend them.

    However, this situation sounds similar to the time share presentations. I hate those. They are high pressure and always take longer than promised. I’ve been in situations where I haven’t gotten exactly what has been promised to me.

    So if you have time and won’t let it get to you, go for it. Just know that you may wind  up walking away without what you were promised and they may send in multiple layers of salespeople to convince you that whatever they’re selling is a great deal.

    Post # 14
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    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Sooo…  How did it go?  🙂

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