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ARDA-ROC Voluntary Contribution, not clear that it's voluntary

Discussion in 'Diamond Resorts International / Embarc Resorts' started by artringwald, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. TUGBrian

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    dang, maybe weve been doing it wrong all these years and need to change the TUG fee to $7...call it ARDA-TUG =D
     
  2. Fredflintstone

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    You need the resorts to put it on MF bills and make it hard to get off....wait a minute....you promote dirty resale for people right? No cooperation then unless you start going retail only.


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  3. TUGBrian

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    thats true, absolutely no chance an organization that actually helps owners would be promoted by the industry :ponder:
     
  4. Fredflintstone

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    it’s to their benefit to encourage sites like this. I wonder how many times TUG has found a new paying owner that otherwise would have been another foreclosure? Not only has this site saved owners money but saved resorts from foreclosure costs.


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  5. TUGBrian

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    sadly if saving foreclosure costs was the goal of resorts in general, they would all have very popular and well used deedback programs.

    its much more profitable to scare owners into threatning collections/delinquencies/credit hits/foreclosures than it is to work with owners who have reached the end of their ownership lifetime.
     
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    We have owned since 2010 with DRI, points only. From day one, we have NEVER paid the $7 ARDA fee. I questioned it from the get-go, and each year, have to call and get it removed. The new Balance shows up on your DRI "Dashboard" very quickly - in a couple of days. It was really nice to see that the Price-Per-Point MFs for 2019 are the same as 2018 - maybe to keep owners happy for when Apollo spins off DRI later in 2019 with an IPO?
     
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    UPDATE: I just checked my online account history. My final 2019 payment minus the "ARDA-ROC Voluntary Contribution" was made on 12/31/18, and I received a $7 credit on 1/2/19. No contacting DRI necessary.
     
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    Will the cruise voucher really be worth $500, or is it otherwise not really worth the paper it is printed on?
     

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