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Comparison Chart of current major point system Timeshare developers

Discussion in 'New to Timesharing? Look Here!' started by TUGBrian, May 20, 2017.

  1. TUGBrian

    TUGBrian Administrator

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    We have compiled a chart that provides a great high level overview comparison of the major Timeshare industry players currently (2017) that have point system memberships.

    http://tug2.net/timeshare_advice/timeshare-system-comparison-chart.html





    Created with help from TUG members spurned by the discussion in this thread:

    http://www.tugbbs.com/forums/index.php?threads/how-to-compare-point-systems.255425/

    We hope you enjoy reading it and find it useful! It was quite a learning experience for all involved in creating it!
     
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    If I'm reading the chart correctly, you do not have a RCI points comparison. I see Wyndham which has same ownership but different point system.
     
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    Concerning RCI Points -- it should be addressed but it isn't in the same "ballpark" as the products listed in the table. RCI Points is more of a service than a product. One doesn't purchase pure points directly from RCI -- but, instead, one buys a separate timeshare that is 'converted to points' and 'affiliated' with the RCI Points exchange service.

    There are many (hundreds? thousands?) of different timeshare resorts affiliated with RCI Points. Their cost and point structures will vary widely -- making it even more difficult to "average" than the handful of points products listed in the comparison table.
     
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    Passepartout TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    I have come to love the insight from another TUGger (whom I couldn't find the source of, but a 'tip of the hat' anyway)

    THE ULTIMATE POINT SYSTEM: CASH.

    JIM
     
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    Many of my vacations would cost me at least twice as much in the CASH Rental System. I use my cash to buy WorldMark points and get my vacations at a significant discount.
     
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    have had a few people send emails/calls about the lack of "rci points" listed in the comparison chart.

    im not quite sure how we would incorporate a useful comparison given its not an actual membership you can "buy" but instead is an exchange company.... but we can talk it over more if you like!
     
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    Why have you ignored Festiva?
    You may want to add Festiva to your listing. They have 21 resorts plus sailing vacation and they have an exchange network. They also exchange through I.I.
     
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    This would be more appropriate for a comparison of exchange companies - I wouldn't put it with the resort systems.
     
  9. Sandy VDH

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    Not enough discussion or participation by Festiva members. I know nothing about it. Obviously no one else that contributed knew anything either or we would have added it.

    Can't comment about what we don't know. I personally have Hilton, Wyndham and Holiday Inn points. I can comment about those just fine.
     
  10. T_R_Oglodyte

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    There are lots of smaller systems out there. As the systems get smaller, the return from effort involved to create the table and keep it updated diminishes. At some point it's no longer worthwhile.

    Perhaps it would be good to also list out smaller systems that are not included in the chart, and suggest that people post questions in the "All Other Timeshare Systems" forum.

    BTW, other systems, in addition to Festiva, include Vacation Internationale and Raintree.
     
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    Last summer I attended a sales presentation at The Grandview in Las Vegas -- a Vacation Village resort. They were selling RCI points and the pitch was indistinguishable from what I have received at pure points systems like Diamond Resorts and Bluegreen. I also attended the Bluegreen presentation at Club 36. I don't see how a newbie would have any idea there's a difference between RCI points and Bluegreen points.
     
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    This comparison chart is so cool.
     
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    we just need to find a shell owner/expert to fill in the last few blanks!
     
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    On the chart, ownership in Diamond Resort maintenance fee includes II membership.
     
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    Developer purchased points only. Developer points and resale points are held in separate accounts. An individual with both types will have two accounts. An II membership is included only with the developer account.
     
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    Shell fees include an II membership but doesn't show on the chart.

    Shell is crazy expensive, as I know so very well. However, using the points for 5-night stays, starting Sun, is much less expensive per night, and that is how we use our Shell ownership. Peacock Suites is cheap to stay, and it's really even cheaper than exchanging into the resort. It's only 2,550 points for a one bedroom for a full week, which is 23.5 per point X 2,550. That is a little less than $600 for a week. The two bedrooms during prime summer are only 3,900 points. It's less than that during some of the slower times of year. So it's not as bad as it looks.
     
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    Brian,

    This is a good addition to TUG, I'm glad that it has been created and it will help many people!

    Best,

    Greg
     
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    thank you for the shell information, ive updated the chart and uploaded the new version to the site!
     
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    glad you found us in time!
     
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    Brian - Maybe you can start a new post like the one in 2006 where TUG members were surveyed about how they rank different time share companies and why? There is so much information out there and it would be interesting to see how things have shifted. Just a thought. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Which post are you referring to, Binspira? Do you have a link? Thanks!
     
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    Brian,
    On Worldmark, majority of the timeshares require only 10,000 points for a 2BR. The MF is under $800 for 10K points.
     
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    Ah, but it was updated? The new version is linked right at the top of the 1st thread: http://tug2.net/timeshare_advice/timeshare-system-comparison-chart.html

    In fact, you are commenting in the discussion topic related to that very update! :) Perhaps what is called for is a short list of "strengths and weaknesses" for each column?
     

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