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1. Posted by ksciorro (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y

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I recently won a travel package from SoHo Vacations has anyone been on one of these trips before? Won it through a popup. Not free of course but huge discount.

2. Posted by pretenses (Budding Member 9 posts) 12y

I haven't won one, but where's it to?
Riley

3. Posted by steviec (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

Caveat Emptor. please, please please do NOT buy this vacation package. Soho vacations are conmen trying to extort money from unsuspecting clients. theyt also have a compny called Funpak, with exactly the same deal. In their websites they name the same person as having holidayed with them. his name is (wait for this one) Kaj Lamntas. form Ireland? enough said

4. Posted by roxymoxi (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y

I also won one of the packages from SoHo Vacations. I actually just returned from my holiday, and it was even better than they had told me! I would definitly reccommend this package to everyone, it's amazing!

5. Posted by steviec (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

C'mon Roxi, who are you trying to kid?. Check out their websites www.sohovacations.com and then check out www.funpakvacations.com. See the similarity. (they deny each others existence) Also enter them into google and see what you come up with. £299 each? "there is no such thing as a free lunch"

6. Posted by grahalee (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

I have rescently (nearly) been conned by "Soho Vacations"! Fortunately my credit card company (egg) prevented them from taking money from my account. They then proceeded to call us back to check up about the payement, and when i told them that i had consulted the watchdog travel website, and conversed with my credit card company, (who had already cancelled my credit card), the man in question denied the fact that they have ever conned anyone. Then i asked the man who i was speaking to for his name, and he said his name was "Martin Fostor". I then asked him for the chairmens name and he gave me a customer service number, and told me to consult it, and inquire about anything i wanted. Then before i finished the conversation with the man on the phone i told him that as soon as i answered the phone that i was recroding the conversation so as i could pass it on to the authorities. At this he said to "please go ahead" and then said goodbye.
So, therefore i would like to advise anyone and everyone to be careful about what they find on the internet, and before any credit card details go through, check it all on the internet, and infor your credit card company.
Thankyou very much

7. Posted by karenmal (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

i have booked the holiday too, i have read alot about them since and changed my mind about it, but also my partner and i have split up and i tried to get my money back but they said i couldn't, thanks to this site and also another i now know to get in touch with mypaysystems, i did this last friday on line, not heard anything back yet but fingers crossed - i will! Has anyone actually been on this holiday that can say it was what they said it should be?
karen

8. Posted by grahalee (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

As far as i know i don't actually think that there is anyone that has been on the holiday, so ignore the thing that roxymoxi posted, because it is pure rubbish!
It is an awful way to loose money, so i beg you to not go through with it. As it is, one of the people i had spoken to is still trying to contact me, to say that the "pakage" that they were going to send me, (convieniently after i had paid) had not been sent, and he is inquiring as to why, and if the payment had gone through. So my advise to you would be that if you have give them your credit card details, to speak to your credit card company, and get them to cancel your card, (and if you are still worried, cancel the next issue that your credit card company sends to you, so as they don't just change the issue number on you details).
Wish you the best of luck with it all
Lee Graham

9. Posted by karenmal (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

i have had confirmation from soho for my full refund now, it took some time and alot of effort but in the end i got what i wanted, my advise to anyone that is trying for a refund is to stick to your guns and don't except anything less, they offered me half of my money back and at first i accepted but then i went onto the blagger site and found that they had tried that with alot of people, so when soho rang me to record me confirming the deal, i told them that i wasn't happy with half the money and that i wanted a full refund, the man i spoke to got very aggresive towards me and told me i could NOT have a full refund,then he put the phone down on me, i then made a few complaints to mypaysystems and soho and the next day they called and said i had got my full refund and would be in my account within 10 working days. For a company to say you cannot have something that you certainly can have makes me know for sure that they will do there best to rip people off, luckily i wasn't.
karen

10. Posted by Somuchtodo (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y

I vowed never to respond to a pop-up on the internet albeit vacations, but SoHo Vacations came up while I was on the "The Sound of Music" website and flashed up these really great pictures of a discounted holiday package. Well, the deed was done and I was left in a fretful state ever since that day in January this year. It did seem to be a good deal initially, but as I did not consider the costs of the flights (for four of us); Disney Tickets, Car Hire etc, it really mounted up even before we left. I have to say that this company cast its net wide using deceit and cheating from the word go. Bits and bobs were trimmed off our package, we never got the precise addresses of where we were going to stay - just big hotels which had Welcome Centers that would direct us to our hotel. The biggest thing was that it was a Timeshare Tour package and one was not to really know this until one arrived at the various Welcome Centers; whereupon one was told that to qualify for the accommodation one had to undertake a tour of a resort - not lasting more that one and a half hours. We drove sixty miles to reach such a resort for a presentation before breakfast!! The time horizon is a basic lie, once you get there the clowns that run the show have no intention of letting you go, and they keep on and on, it was just so demoralising, timewasting, and humiliating to be shovelled about like that. Having met fellow vacationers on self same deals in hotels beforehand we were prepared for what to expect, but those that went without advice told us they were reduced to tears. Moreover, the hotel accommodation we got ranged from very good to good to absolutely horrible. Please beware, we have discovered that there are so many other ways of enjoying a holiday in America through booking elsewhere, or just turning up and finding a place. Disney looked to be doing some great deals, we lost several days of our otherwise lovely American holiday because of the Timeshare sellers who were most unscrupulous and underhanded. I have written a very long letter of complaint to SoHo Vacations and asked for my money back or other form of compensation. I will let you all know how I get on.