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In an effort to protect timeshare owners from the tactics of rogue timeshare resale operators, BuyaTimeshare.com has announced the Top 10 items for consumers to use as a checklist when sorting through the options available on the resale market.

Timeshare-Resale consumersSome timeshare resale operators have been in the news recently for the wrong reasons, as law enforcement agencies from Florida, Wisconsin and Illinois have arrested and/or convicted resale operators accused of fraudulently taking money from owners.

Timeshare owners looking for help on the resale market often have a difficult time sifting through the details, or lack of details, to help them make informed decisions regarding available options. Therefore, BuyaTimeshare.com suggests that consumers check the following items before making a choice about using a resale company:

  1. Cold calls – owners should never do business with a company that initiates contact with them. Owners should only consider companies that they have first researched and contacted.
  1. Contact Information – always ask for a phone number and a street address from the company before considering them. Then, call that number back to make sure it is answered properly by the business.
  1. Beware the “have a buyer waiting” pitch – fraudulent operators often claim that they have a buyer waiting to buy an owner’s timeshare when they contact that owner. This is a consistent tactic used by rogue companies and owners must avoid them if they want a legitimate chance at selling their timeshare.
  1. Longevity – how long has the operator been in business? The longer the company has been in business, the more likely they are legitimate.
  1. Marketing Visibility – ask them how they market timeshares to buyers and to verify their claims. If an owner cannot find the company, say in a Google search for a general buyer-related term, then neither can a buyer.
  1. Offer Amounts – ask the business if they can substantiate the offers made by prospective buyers on the timeshares they market to the public.
  1. Registered Business – is the company registered to do business in the state in which they operate?
  1. Contracts – does the company have a written contract that an owner would sign before agreeing to do business with them? Florida law mandates this as a legal requirement.
  1. Credit Card Numbers – how, and when, does the company process an advertiser’s credit card number?
  1. Data Protection – does the company have measures they take to protect personal information and, if so, what are they?

These are benchmark issues in the timeshare resale sector and, while satisfying them does not ensure the sale of a timeshare, owners who keep these topics in mind will have a significantly better opportunity to find a buyer through a legitimate resale company.

For more information about BuyaTimeshare.com, please visit http://buyatimeshare.com

BuyATimeshare.com Joins CHaD for the 2013 Battle of the Badges March 8, 2013

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BuyATimeshare.com donates $2500 to the 2013 Battle of the Badges. A fundraiser for CHaD, The Battle of the Badges has returned to Manchester for another exciting game. It’s become an annual event that has raised nearly $1 million for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.

For the sixth year in a row firefighters and police officers are facing-off in a spectacular hockey championship. And as CHaD is New Hampshire’s only full care children’s hospital, it’s definitely a game worth checking out. And you can help bring the Battle of the Badges closer to its $1 million goal.

This year, instead of Firemen vs. Police, the all-star hockey championship will be a battle between East and West; each team will feature both firefighters and policemen. The Battle of the Badges has been raising money for services and patient programs at CHaD for nearly a decade. And BuyATimeshare.com has been part of the action for 3 years in a row.

With the NHL Hockey season in full swing it must be time for the 2013 Battle of the Badges!

Along with a $2500 cash donation to the kids at CHaD, BuyATimeshare.com will be hosting an event at Margarita’s Restaurant in Manchester on Saturday, March 16. Afterwards you can find everyone at the Verizon Wireless Arena for the exciting Battle of the Badges All-Star Hockey Championship. Game time is at 5:00pm. Tickets are only $10 at the door and all proceeds go toward patient programs and services for kids.

Last year’s game the NH Police Team won 4-2. This ties the overall series 2-2. And this year, the rivalry returns! New Hampshire firefighters and police from across the state will bring their passion and skills to the Verizon Center. Join BuyATimeshare.com and help raise some money for this year’s Battle of the Badges All-Star Hockey Championship. BuyATimeshare.com will be warming up with a fundraiser at Margarita’s Restaurant at 3:30 PM. So, if you’re looking for an exciting local event in New Hampshire, tickets are only $10.

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GNEX Conference 2013, Wesley Kogelman Is Scheduled to Attend January 30, 2013

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Wesley Kogelman, president and founder of BuyATimeshare.com, is scheduled to attend Perspective Magazine’s GNEX Conference 2013—The Global Meeting of Minds.

GNEX Conference 2013BuyATimeshare.com has announced that its founder and president Wesley Kogelman will be attending the 3rd Annual Global Networking Expo (GNEX Conference 2013 – The Global Meeting of Minds) in Beverly Hills, CA.

Kogelman, who has been part of the timeshare resale industry for over a decade, will be sharing his experiences and building relationships with presidents and top executives from companies across 6 continents.

Kogelman’s company has been successful in presenting offers to owners promoting their timeshare on BuyATimeshare.com. For timeshare owners who are looking to sell or rent their timeshare, BuyATimeshare.com has remained a pioneer in by-owner advertising and marketing online.

Due to the industry leading, technological advances made by the company’s website, offers made on the resale market were nearly 50% off the average price of a new timeshare interval. This remains an excellent value for vacationers that are seeking ways to save money when they travel.

Wesley Kogelman explains the importance of this Global Networking Expo. “GNEX provides a great opportunity for the industry’s brightest minds to share their experiences. This meeting of CEOs and decision makers creates an open forum for people to better understand the issues facing the shared ownership marketplace.” Kogelman has attended every GNEX event over the past 3 years.

This year’s gathering provides a chance for senior executives to tackle issues and draw knowledge from distinguished speakers like ARDA President and CEO Howard Nusbaum, Westgate President David A. Siegel, and RCI President Gordon Gurnik.


Scheduled for Feb. 3 – 6, 2013 at The Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA, the GNEX Conference 2013 is the only professional networking event for the vacation ownership industry.

Perspective Magazine will be kicking off the conference with a VIP Super Bowl Party. Along with the always popular speed networking events is Perspective Magazine’s Awards Gala Dinner. The Hollywood-themed bash will recognize nominees for global recognition across more than 30 categories.

Sponsors and supporters of GNEX Conference 2013 include:
Anantara Vacation Club, Baker Hostetler, Blue Strawberry Resorts, Brand Tango, daelive.com, Emirates Vacation Club, Global Connections, Gold Key Resorts, Holiday Systems International, Interval International, Leisure Logistics, Lloydshare, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, Perspective Magazine, Ragatz Associates, RCI, Resort Television, The Association for Timeshare Owners Committees (TATOC), Track Results Software, Trade Winds, Wells Fargo, Westgate Resorts, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, The American Resorts Development Association (ARDA), Hutchinson & Co Trust Company, ResortCom International, Yucatan Holidays.

About BuyATimeshare.com
BuyATimeshare.com is an internet advertising and marketing company for timeshare owners who seek to sell or rent timeshare by-owner. The company has been in business since 2000 and was ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the country—making the prestigious Inc. 5000 list in 2010 and 2011. BuyATimeshare.com was also listed as one of BusinessNH Magazine’s Top 10 Companies to Watch in 2009 and the company also operates Timeshare Pulse, an innovative program designed to help buyers and renters find the timeshare vacation of their dreams. For more information, please visit http://www.buyATimeshare.com or call 1-800-882-0296.

Vacation in Ireland with the Morrison Dublin, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels January 6, 2013

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If you are looking for a vacation in Ireland, The Morrison Dublin, a DoubleTree by Hilton resorts is set in the heart of Dublin.

Hilton has announced that it will be transforming one of Dublin’s finest hotels into a high-end DoubleTree by Hilton resort. Owners of Hilton Grand Vacations Club timeshares are able to vacation in Ireland with 4 premium DoubleTree by Hilton locations. Book your next trip to Ireland and save thousands of dollars with BuyATimeshare.com and the timeshare resale market.

Vacation in Ireland with the the Morrison Dublin, a DoubleTree by HiltonMartinez Hotels & Resorts has signed a franchise agreement to reopen the world-famous Morrison Hotel as the Morrison Dublin, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. Along with an extensive $9.3 million overhaul, the 138-suite hotel is scheduled to open its doors by early February 2013.

“We are delighted to be working with Hilton Worldwide to bring the DoubleTree by Hilton brand to Irish shores for the first time,” said Stephen Mulligan, UK & Ireland director, Martinez Hotels & Resorts.

“There were many aspects of The Morrison’s identity we wanted to maintain when making the decision to convert to a branded hotel. DoubleTree by Hilton hugely impressed us with its track record of converting established properties to its globally recognized brand, while ensuring a real sense of individual flavor in every location.”

With a convenient locale near Dublin’s top tourist attractions, the Morrison overlooks the River Liffey and Dublin’s International Financial Service Center. The hotel offers guests easy access such sporting and concert venues as Aviva Stadium and O2 Arena, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and the Guinness Storehouse, a local favorite.

“DoubleTree by Hilton is one of the fastest growing upscale hotel brands in Europe, and we are confident it will be a hit here in Ireland,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide. “We’ve been eager to secure the right opportunity and believe we’ve found it in The Morrison. This deal also is indicative of a renewed buoyancy in the Irish hospitality market, visible both in the strong performance of our other Hilton brands and the confidence of owners and developers to invest.”

Hotel amenities include two restaurants and a bar, the convenience of a 24-hour business center and easy access to Dublin’s bustling city center. At 4,400 square feet, the hotel’s event space has the capacity can host events for nearly 250 guests.

So, if you have been dreaming of a vacation in Ireland, don’t wait to take advantage of BuyATimeshare.com and premium access to a Hilton timeshare and DoubleTree properties. Buying a Hilton timeshare could let you enjoy their wide collection of resorts for one low price.

The DoubleTree by Hilton brand opened its first European property in 2008. Today, you can choose from more than 50 hotels across Europe’s finest cities. In Dublin alone, there are 4 properties by Hilton Worldwide. These properties include 3 Hilton Hotels & Resorts, as well as the stylish Conrad Dublin hotel.

ARDA Study Shows Timeshare Satisfaction is on the Rise December 7, 2012

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As the New Year approaches more timeshare owners are visiting their resort and getting away for the holidays. And for good reason: 57% of owners are expressing higher timeshare satisfaction, says a study conducted by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA)

The Shared Vacation Ownership Owners Report: 2012 Edition, surveyed a national sample of 1,002 current timeshare owners in February 2012. According to the study, Shared Vacation Ownership Sales and Resort Operations represent a significant and growing force in the global economy. “This study further cements the correlation between ownership and vacationing,” said ARDA president and CEO Howard Nusbaum. “Across the globe, owners are nearly twice as likely as non-owners to have vacationed in the past 12 months.”

Some key points from the study:

• Timeshare owners are satisfied with the timeshare products they bought.
• About 83 percent of owners rated their experience as “Excellent”, “Very Good,” or “Good”.
• 67 percent of timeshare owners rated their overall home resort experience as “Excellent” or “Very Good”.
• Approximately 66 percent of owners would recommend that their friends or family become owners at their home resort.

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As nearly 20% of owners purchased on the resale market, it is no wonder timeshare satisfaction is up. Families are able to save thousands of dollars on their pre-paid vacation property. For over a decade BuyATimeshare.com has been helping families to buy with confidence on the resale market. With affordable luxury and the convenience of buying from home, folks are continuing to buy timeshare, achieving a global occupancy rate of 76%.

The study also surveyed owners in 24 different countries and found that nearly 2% of the households (20 million owner households) own at least one timeshare product, and that 81% of owners have vacationed in the past year.

How to Ease the Cost of Vacationing:

According to the Shared Vacation Ownership Owners Report: 2012 Edition, the economy has had less of an effect on the way that families travel. In the wake of the Great Recession, many owners are still making changes to their vacation plans in order to curb the high costs of travel.

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As in 2010, the many families simply cut their total vacation spending. There are is a wide range of options available to those who want to save as much money possible without sacrificing their time off. The most common include vacationing closer to home, driving instead of flying, and taking fewer days off for their vacations. The percentage of folks planning to cut costs is lower than what they were two years ago.

Celebrity Winter Vacation Spots 2: Snowy Timeshare Getaways November 29, 2012

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Celebrity Winter Vacation Spots 2: Who Might You Just Meet?

Buy A Timeshare.com is your key to celebrity winter vacation spots. Hit the slopes with the rich and famous and spend thousands of dollars less on the time share resale market. Take a look at Part 1 for some deals on sunny time share getaways.

Find an unbeatable deal and join the party on the snowy peaks of Banff or the picturesque Blackcomb Mountains of Whistler. When the temperature drops, book your next trip these famous celebrity winter vacation spots.

Save some dough in the snow with Timeshare Resales:

Aspen: The Little Nell is a premium getaway for celebrities, but there are plenty of resorts that share the same slopes in the famous the Rocky Mountains. These slopes are beloved by everyone that loves high end luxury and world class skiing. But you won’t need the same bankroll as Antonio Banderas to vacation in Aspen. Jay-Z and Beyonce, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have all been known to vacation here. And with Buy A Timeshare.com, you can own or rent a suite at Shadow Mountain Lodge and maybe even share a lift with a celebrity.

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Whistler: British Columbia is Canada’s world-class ski destination. Recent articles have snapped shots of Halle Berry, Heidi Klum, Justin Timberlake, Reese Witherspoon, and even Seal. Raintree’s Whiski Jack Resorts are scattered throughout British Columbia. Whistler is set at the foot of the Blackcomb Mountains, and resorts offer luxury and fantastic alpine scenery. And who knows, that masked skier next to you just might be your favorite actor or rock star.
Banff: Find a Banff timeshare that fits your budget and your love of celebrity sightings. Banff, Alberta comes to life in the winter, as it fills with skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. Entertainers Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen and Tim Robbins have enjoyed the great north for their winter vacations. With luxurious resorts like Banff Rocky Mountain Resort and Chateau World of Resorts at Banff Gate Mountain Lodge and Spa, these spots are near the finest ski runs in the world. It starts snowing in October and the area’s skating and cross-country ski conditions are ideal.

Again, we’re not saying that you’ll meet Halle Berry poolside. But play it cool when you inevitably ski past a famous actor at any of these celebrity winter vacation spots.

Celebrity Winter Vacations: Sunny Timeshare Getaways November 27, 2012

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Celebrity Winter Vacations Are Not Impossible With Us

Have you been looking for a celebrity winter vacations? Find a snowy mountain lodge or a far off island where celebrities are sure to make an appearance. With Buy A Timeshare.com, you too can live the life styles of the rich and famous.

Elegant vacation club memberships and glamorous time share resorts are available to you for prices that will out perform any retail offer. So, get ready to hit the slopes of Aspen or warm up on the shores South Beach. Buy A Timeshare.com has hundreds of affordable resorts in the world’s favorite winter vacation spots.

If you are on the look out for some of todays hottest luminaries, Buy or Rent a time share in Mexico, Miami, Hawaii or even Colorado and live like your favorite celebrity. And who knows, you could see your favorite celebs dining at the same restaurant or shopping in the same shoppe.

Choose your celebrity winter vacations at these legendary destinations:

Cabo San Lucas: Strut along the same shores as Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, Jessica Alba and more. Stylish spas and non stop night life. Resorts like Cabo Villas Beach Resort have been drawing the rich and famous for years. The Baja Peninsula is crawling with celebs that are looking for a quick getaway, some exotic shopping, golfing and world class good times at these celebrity winter vacations spots.

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Maui: When the winter weather arrives many of todays entertainers, politicians and musicians migrate to the vibrant Hawaiian Islands. Maui’s  resorts have been used by Arnold Swarzenegger, Alice Cooper, Bill Clinton, Gwen Stefani, and a long cast of others. And why not? With resorts like The Four Seasons Maui, a personal favorite of Oprah Winfrey, or Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club are perfect for relaxing like the  stars do.

Miami: When the snow begins to fall, stars like Rihanna, Ricky Martin and Cameron Diaz have been found enjoying some of the prime spots on South Beach. Miami is filled with famous restaurants, nightclubs and resorts like Hilton Grand Vacations Club at South Beach. More high end hotels like Crescent Resort on South Beach provide guests with a high end, stylish winter vacation retreat. The only place you will find more movie starts is in Hollywood.

We’re not saying that George Clooney will be walking down the hall of your resort. But with the same beautiful scenery that takes us all, you may just jog by him on the beach one day or any one at the celebrity winter vacations spots.

It Is Family Vacation Time – Plan Your Next Family Vacation With Us November 21, 2012

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Family Vacation Time? Plan Your Next Family Vacation With Us

No matter where you travel, it is important to take a family vacation together. So, if you are looking for your next family vacation, the Buy A Timeshare.com  Advanced Search function lets you filter your search by a wide range of activities. Vacationers are able to find the resort that fits their budget and their schedule on a few easy steps. Consumers are able to know exactly what they are getting out of their resort by specifying exactly what they want in their resort. While most people will know whether or not the property is at the beach, what about nearby items like casinos, water sports or golf?

In addition every resort profile comes with an Area Attractions tab for quick info about the nearby activities. Some resorts don’t even feature that on their own websites. What is better is that users are free to search by price, location, week, and even room size. These state of the art search functions are great travel options for any holiday vacation. Whether it is at Diamond Resorts Coconut Palms or a get away to Hilton Grand Vacation Club at Flamingo, Buy A Timeshare.com has thousands of resorts. And each vacation package is available for up to 60% off resort prices. Even if you do not use the resale market to save money; at least you can make an educated decision about where to stay. Vacationers can browse a wide range of spots from the ease of their own home. And without the commitment of ownership, timeshare renters can book a family vacation without the annual maintenance fees and taxes.

Top Activities Chosen by Timeshare Buyers:

Beaches: For Thanksgiving travelers South Carolina provides an affordable and sunny getaway that everyone can enjoy. Bluegreen Resorts Harbour Light is a peaceful vacation spot on the  inter-coastal waterways. Hilton Grand Vacations Club at South Beach is Miami’s most hot beachfront resort for the holidays.

Casino: Grand View at Las Vegas is set like a jewel on the Las Vegas Strip. The surrounding area offers live entertainment, fine dining and all of your favorite games. Las Vegas is unmet when it comes to breath taking stage shows, casinos and its majestic desert backdrop.

Family Vacation Friendly: Resorts like the Wyndham Branson at the Meadows offer planned activities, nearby theme parks and a fun environment that is sure to have something for all ages. Orange Lake Resort is another resort that is popular with families that are looking for a resort nearby Disney and hundreds of golf courses and links.

Buy A Timeshare.com wants you get the most out of your holiday season. Make sure your next getaway is one to hold in your heart. As the world’s most progressive time share resale provider, we are the only Free way to search through thousands of resorts at one time. Design a vacation for the holidays at resorts across the globe.

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In addition to making the prestigious Inc. 5000 list in 2010 and 2011, BuyATimeshare.com was listed as one of BusinessNH Magazine’s Top 10 Companies to Watch. For more information on our Advanced Search, please visit Buy A Timeshare.com or call 1-800-882-0296.

On Behalf of Everyone at Buy A Timeshare.com Have A Great and Fun Family Vacation!

Hilton Sunrise Lodge, the Newest Resort by HGVC November 15, 2012

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Hilton Sunrise Lodge | Hilton Grand Vacations has announced its newest timeshare spot

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Hilton Sunrise Lodge is the newest addition to Hilton, so if you own a timeshare and are looking for new and exciting locations, this new Hilton timeshare is set at the coveted Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah. Just in time for ski season, this new Hilton resort is slated to open on November 21, 2012.

Located at the base of the Sunrise Lift, guests can enjoy 4000-acres of skiing and snowboarding trails. The Canyons Resort features a rustic, log-cabin design and warm stonework. A Press Release by Hilton Grand Vacations Club “earlier this month, HGV was selected by  Resort Finance America to manage the property and to provide time share sales and marketing services.”

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All 83 suites are available as timeshares to vacationers who love to hit the slopes and travel with a membership that units at the Hilton Sunrise Lodge are available as timeshares.

Each deed to a timeshare interest sold includes a membership to Hilton Grand Vacations Club. Including studios as well as beautifully appointed 1, 2, 3 and 4 room suites, outdoor heated pool and relaxing  spas.

Kim Kreiger, HGV Senior Vice President Club and Resort, explains the potential of this new resort: “We expect strong interest in Park City vacation reservations at the new Hilton Sunrise Lodge and the resort experience itself will be remarkable. The most memorable vacations are shared with family and friends, and our spacious, residential suite offers up to four private rooms, gourmet kitchens and snug living areas with fireplaces.  All of which are great for a get away at any time of year. We look forward to making Park City vacations a favorite spot to go to for guests and Club Members.”

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Mark Wang, president of HGV explains that the Canyons Resort is highly sought after location with skiers that enjoy a get away. “Park City is an absolutely spectacular destination and the ideal place for a new Hilton Grand Vacations Club resort.

As the newest ski spot in Park City, Utah, Hilton Sunrise Lodge will offer easy ski access to the famed Canyons Resort. Owners and guests will be among the first to hit the slopes. Join HGVC today with an affordable time share for rent and for sale by owner at Buy A Timeshare.com.

Hilton Grand Vacations, which is based in Orlando, Fl, is a division of Hilton Worldwide. For the latest info on new time share resorts, Buy A Timeshare.com is here to keep you up to date on new development and locations. If you have you been looking for a ski resort in the heart of Park City, Hilton Sunrise lodge at the Canyon Resort opens in time for the holidays and the busy ski season.

David Siegel Westgate CEO Gives Raises Not Layoffs November 9, 2012

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David Siegel gives raises and not layoffs, even with the election results

A month after Westgate CEO David Siegel sent his staff an email that assured them if Barack Obama was reelected they might lose their jobs, he is conceding with a company-wide pay increase.

In October, Westgate CEO David Siegel stated that if Obama won it would mean massive layoff and he may even have to retire. So why did he choose to give his 7000 employees a raise? David Siegel explains in a recent interview with Bloomberg Business Week, “I wanted to help them handle the additional burdens the government will put on them.”

When asked how the business climate will change now that Barack Obama has been reelected, Siegel did not hold back. “I think it’s going to be a negative climate for business. It’s going to be more of the same, and the same was terrible. I’m not optimistic. I’m going to work hard, try to turn lemons into lemonade, but I don’t see this economy turning around. I think it’s going to be worse in four years.”

When asked what was ahead for Westgate, CEO David Siegel said “I don’t see growth.” He continued on to say “I’m not just pessimistic about the next four years. I’m pessimistic about the future of the country.”

The infamous billionaire went on to say that “I’m going to work my hardest to keep the company going and expand the best I can. We’ll see what happens. Meanwhile I gave everybody in the company a raise this week—the average was 5%.”

Instead of pink-slips, Westgate CEO David Siegel surprised a lot of people with a different memo than his earlier caveat. He told Bloomberg, “I sent everyone a nice letter today telling them I’m going to work my butt off to keep things going. I wish them well. I told them how important they are to me and I hope things are going to be better than I expect. I don’t want to fulfill my own prophecy.”

Read his latest interview with Bloomberg Business Week here. Read our initial blog and the email he sent employees here.