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Do all timeshares have exchange points?

Discussion in 'New to Timesharing? Look Here!' started by Slwags, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Slwags

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    i was looking at Tahiti Village timeshares on EBay. Most had RCI points listed others didn’t. I contacted the seller on one with none listed and they said it did not come with any. Are some timeshares that way?
     
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    No - all timeshares are not enrolled in RCI - some are just deeded weeks.
     
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    So if a timeshare is listed as week 44 / 49000 points do you get both or do you have to exchange your week for the points?
     
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    It will either be a fixed week or a points week. With a fixed week if you don't want to use your week you can deposit it with RCI and get TPUs, Trading Power Units, to go somewhere else the same week or at a different time than your week. With a points week if you want to use the underlying week those points are based on instead of getting the points for that year then I believe it is 13 months out you have to contract your resort and RCI to arrange to use your week.
     
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    With deeded weeks you do not have to belong to an exchange company, especially if you intend to use your week every year at your home resort and not exchange or rarely exchange. You simply show up the week you own.

    You could always try to swap on TUG or try to exchange through the free memberships of the smaller exchange companies if you only want to trade once in a while. With a points ownership you have to belong to an exchange company.
     
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    Passepartout TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Different timeshare companies have different 'deals'. So in this case I will assume you are referring to an RCI Points resort. In this case you would be deeded week 44 (sometime in November) OR on your anniversary (and assuming you have paid the annual Maintenance Fee AND the RCI membership) they will deposit 49,000 points in your account that you can use as 'currency' to book another RCI resort. (Plus pay an 'exchange fee'). You are in effect depositing your week in order to get the flexibility to go somewhere else, plus you have 2 years to use those points, and they can be extended, and it you don't use them all, the leftovers carry over, and you can 'borrow on the next year's points of the MF is paid.

    In short, it's an either/or thing.

    Jim
     
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    rickandcindy23 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Don't buy that timeshare. I know it's probably a good deal, but it's Vegas, Vegas has a lot of timeshares. A LOT of timeshares, so don't buy this one. Someone wanted to get rid of it, and there are some great ones on eBay, but don't buy anything in Vegas, unless you want to buy something like Hilton points or something else with underlying value. Hilton and Marriott aren't free, but either of those would be much better choices.
     

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