In 1988 a fresh-faced 18-year-old, Barry Ley, made his first tentative foray into the cut-throat world of timeshare sales. This book chronicles his adventures around the world, from side-splitting anecdotes of sales tactics to hair-raising tales of extortion and organised crime. It follows Barry's story from his first days as a rep in 1988 to his time in Mexico, detailing all his adventures, relationships and losses along the way. Ninety per cent of those who enter the timeshare business give it up within a fortnight, such are the pressures they face. But for those who stick it out the rewards can be sky high: the chance to earn big money, and have a bloody good time doing it. Blaggers is an insider's expose of timeshare salesmen - the people we all love to hate - as they fast-talk and freewheel their way around one of the most ruthless marketplaces on earth.
Barry Ley has been travelling the world for the last 12 years. He has lived and worked in many parts of it, including mainland Spain, the Canary Islands, the Balearics, California, Mexico and Thailand.