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BREcKENridge blows- worst sales rep ever

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I was at a local ski and snowboard expo and a rep from breckenridge was there selling lift tickets and housing deals. They had a sign for 2for1 lift tickets. So I inquired about the deal. He would not sell me the tickets because 2for1 was not worth it for 1 day of skiing because I would "have to sit through a sales presentation". $45 not worth it? Needless to say, I won't be skiing breckenflat anytime soon. It was quite obvious that he'd rather sit on his butt, then give me a 2 minute spiel.

Any bears got some deals on MJ? My fiance will be traveling through denver on our way back from our honeymoon.


Perhaps, Vail Corp would love to hear this. What do you think?

First post, but long time lurker
David
post #2 of 18
I think you misunderstood him. The 'sales spiel' is AT the resort, not from HIM. You would have to agree to sit in during a Condo/ Timeshare, etc. sales pitch, I'm assuming, but I'll bet he was saying: If you have one day to spend skiing, don't waste 1/2 of it lessening to a sales pitch.

Sounds like he was looking out for your best interest instead of doing his job.
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
I think you misunderstood him. The 'sales spiel' is AT the resort, not from HIM. You would have to agree to sit in during a Condo/ Timeshare, etc. sales pitch, I'm assuming, but I'll bet he was saying: If you have one day to spend skiing, don't waste 1/2 of it lessening to a sales pitch.

Sounds like he was looking out for your best interest instead of doing his job.
What he said!
post #4 of 18
What's this about Brokebackenridge?
post #5 of 18
Sounds like that South Park episode...
post #6 of 18
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Sounds like that South Park episode...
exactly what i was thinking
post #7 of 18
GREAT FIRST POST!!
post #8 of 18
I'm no fan of Breck at all, though at least it's not Keystone but... I think that Whiteroom called it correctly, it wasn't 2 minute pitch at the booth, it was at the resort and takes most of the day
post #9 of 18
I suggest you continue to lurk.
post #10 of 18
I must have missed the part where you said thanks?
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by shoal007 View Post

I was at a local ski and snowboard expo and a rep from breckenridge was there selling lift tickets and housing deals.
The "rep from Breckenridge" may have worked for any number of timeshare properties in town that have nothing to do with the ski area. I believe timeshares are in every resort area of the country. FYI, they are paying $150 locally if you are a qualified prospect and just walk-up and sit through their pitch.
post #12 of 18
Shoal007 slides right through the flaming ring of condo salesmen. He's out.

We went to Cancun awhile back and we could have spent a whole week indoors if the goal was 2 for 1 dinners. Not worth it...
post #13 of 18

explaination

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I would "have to sit through a sales presentation".

David
FYI: His sales pitch is the only reason he was offering lift tickets. The reason he did not want to "sell" you tickets was because he did not see your lovely spouse. Having both of a couple is not just a "nice thing", but a key requirement for him to make his sales pitch. I'm surprised that there is still someone out there who is not aware of how these things work.
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FYI: His sales pitch is the only reason he was offering lift tickets. The reason he did not want to "sell" you tickets was because he did not see your lovely spouse. Having both of a couple is not just a "nice thing", but a key requirement for him to make his sales pitch. I'm surprised that there is still someone out there who is not aware of how these things work.
Well, my apologizes. It sure looked like an official booth setup for breckenridge. It had their logo etc. If he did save me a timeshare presentation, I am happy with that. I lived in Colorado for about a year, and must admit, Breckenridge was my least favorite, too many groomers -- reminds me of Minnesota. My fiance has not skied Colorado however, and thought she might like it. But there are better alternatives. We'll be hitting up big sky, Targhee, Alta, Snowbird, Loveland, and WP on our 2 week trip.

Plz be a little gentler fellas about my first post. Have a brew.
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Plz be a little gentler fellas about my first post. Have a brew.
Just thank your lucky stars that this didn't turn into a Maggot thread...
post #16 of 18
We sat through a timeshare pitch at Ascutney, VT once. The deal was $90 for 2 nights in a condo and 2 days skiing for my wife and I. Probably the best hardsell pitch I was ever subjected to. We actually came very close, too close to buying in right then and there. It took about 2-hours out of the weekend so for the price I guess it was worth it.

If anyone does go to one of these - do not buy! I did a little research when we got home and found I could purchase the same deal on the resale market for about 1/4 - 1/2 of the "deal" they were offering if we agreed to sign a contract on the spot.
post #17 of 18
I think you should post this on TGR. They'll be much more receptive and nicer about it. Be sure to link to it though so we can see their responses.
post #18 of 18
JONG! There, someone had to say it on this thread!
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