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Discussion in 'Wyndham Vacation Resorts' started by stugy, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. tschwa2

    tschwa2 TUG Member

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    With the way things work right now I would consider 1 million platinum points to be worth about 1,250,000 regular points+ $1400 in Guest Certificates+ $500 in Transaction and HK.
     
  2. ronparise

    ronparise TUG Member

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    Thats the question, isnt it? Can we still count on discounts and upgrades on all our reservations, under the new rules.

    If you are right and the answer is yes, Id be surprised. If Im right and the answer is no, a VIP account isnt worth squat
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2017 at 1:53 AM
  3. Nomad34

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    Very true and I'm counting on it to be right.
     
  4. chapjim

    chapjim TUG Member

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    I can't imagine what makes you a "glass half full" person.

    I don't see any way (and from off-line conversations, neither does Ron Parise) that it will be economical to acquire VIP benefits and Presidential Reserve benefits. The question for me and many others is, since we are already VIP/PresRes owners, is there a way to make it profitable, even if only marginally so. I don't think there is.

    Concentrating on high-demand weeks is certainly a useful strategy. It may be possible to rent Mardi Gras, Daytona 500, Bike Week, NCAA or professional championship event weeks and make a couple bucks with no discount or upgrade. Since it is just my wife and me on our account, the limit for reservations is two per event, unless I make reservations with other names listed as guests, knowing it will cost me $99 down the line.

    Our only hope is that Wyndham never figures out how to implement the auto-upgrade feature and gives up trying. Even then, experience with canceled reservations reappearing in inventory has not been promising so I don't see cancel/re-book/upgrade ever becoming what it was.

    Personally, I'll probably try to stick it out through 2018 (since I'm already out of 2018 points) and make a decision about divesting most of my Wyndham ownership, keeping a couple million points for our own use and an occasional rental at or near cost.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2017 at 6:26 PM
  5. ronparise

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    Im taking a wait and see approach too.

    When I started this thing it was right after the last round of anti renter rule changes. Conventional wisdom was that it was impossible to build a rental business. and yet there were a lot of us that figured it out

    I think the same thing will happen now. Someone will figure it out.
     
  6. Nomad34

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    This is what I found interesting but need to know more about this. I have heard this is possible from others so I will continue to learn more.
     

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