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Good deal?

Discussion in 'Wyndham Vacation Resorts' started by AZLatin5, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. AZLatin5

    AZLatin5 TUG Member

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    Blue Whale
    300k points 1600 MF
    $1500
    Have read a lot and seems decent. What I don’t understand on some resale’s is the # of points for sale that do not match to anything in the directory.
    This resort has nothing that matches 300k 1bdrm deluxe prime 203k
    Anyone know why this is and is that wasteful?
     
  2. chapjim

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    Contracts and points charts have nothing to do with each other. Wyndham sells contracts with as few as 56,000 points, maybe fewer, at resorts where you can't get an off-season closet for 56K.

    Use your other 97,000 to book a weekend someplace or deposit it and book two weeks next year.
     
  3. AZLatin5

    AZLatin5 TUG Member

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    Thanks! Dk if mattered. Have owned traditional timeshare for 20 years and after going on some presentations, staying at some resorts and doing a lot of reading I am buying my first resale!!
     
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    Can’t tell if your getting a good deal or not without knowing what your buying.
    What resort is the contract deeded at or are you buying a CWA contract ?
    What are the MFs ?
     
  5. AZLatin5

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    Mf’s 1600
    Wyndham Oceanside annual
     
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    Yes that’s a good deal!!
     
  7. WyndhamBarter

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    The MF quote seems accurate. We own at Oceanside and our current MFs
    are $1772/year including program fee. For our 330kpts, that's $5.37 per 1k pts,
    which matches your quoted 1600/300 = $5.33 per 1k pts.
     
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  8. AZLatin5

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    More questions! I have yet to successfully close on any resale’s I have tried to purchase. One was a bait and switch -was told not selling that one anymore but has a more expensive one (even though I still see the ad) one didn’t advertise any fees then wanted buyer to pay them all. This last one I agreed to price and closing cost+transfer fee then they wanted 2018 MF’s even though 1st use for me would be 2019 and additional $25 for estoppel an additional admin fee and to pay for title insurance if I wanted it.....,
    Is this normal?
     
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    I have bought all my Wyndham points on TUG. It is not typical there.
     
  10. AZLatin5

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    2 were from TUG. One was from Redweek.
     
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    How do you like owning there? Can you reserve June/July easily or do you have to make sure you reserve 12 months using ARP?
     
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    I would say that it is better than a good deal. It is a very good deal. If they are paying maintenance fees through closing and that takes 6 months or so, it is a great deal.
     
  13. WyndhamBarter

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    Summer time can be tricky. Right now, for example, May 11-17 (Fri-Thu) is available.
    But only unreservable single days in June and July as far as I can see.

    We've stayed there once a year for at least the past five years; it's a beautiful location.
    Back before Voyager, we even managed to snag one of the few 4BRPR units for cheap
    via cancel-rebook-cancel-upgrade - but those days seem to be mostly gone now.

    Anyway, we're pretty flexible so we mostly stay there in spring or fall. ARP has
    also worked for us there.
     
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    So you would make a reservation June 2018 to go June 2019
     
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    We own at Oceanside. Oceanside MFs are below average. ARP is beneficial for summer weekends. Yes I would make the June 2019 reservation ASAP. There is no benefit in waiting to make a reservation other than if you run out of RTs additional ones are $19
     
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    If I recently purchased resale and I am still waiting to close and for transfers will I even have time or will there be availability to reserve this year? My points begin 2018 and I was hoping to get Old Town Alexandria Oct 6. Possibility or pipe dream?
     
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    Just 5 months away... I'd say it's a pipe dream... unless the stars align in your favor. If it does complete by then you'd have to get lucky and catch a last minute cancelation.
     
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    If you bought the Oceanside deeded contract you referenced.
    Figure 4 months from the time Wyndham receives the deed.
    If your deed has been sent to Wyndham I would call to confirm they have received the deed. All you need to know when you call is the Wyndham contract number you are buying.
    At 3 months I would start calling ounce or twice a week to see what week they are processing.
    If you don’t call to find out when Wyndham finalized the transfer you can add another month before you get your welcoming letter.
    So if you ignore the process and wait for Wyndham to notify you figure 5 months from when Wyndham received the deed
     
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    Just did a search. No availability on 10/6. 1BR for only 2 nights starting 10/7.

    There might be cancellations, so don't give up hope entirely. Sometimes cancellations
    appear around the 15-20 days in advance point. OTOH, National Harbor is still showing
    plenty of availability for one week starting 10/6. (You might consider renting from another TUGger).

    harbor.jpg
     
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    Thanks so much for info! I will follow up with Wyndham to see where they are and I know it can take months. I knew buying a resale with points starting this year would be tricky. I’m bummed I’ll miss my ARP for summer 2019 too but will be interesting to see what I can get for 2018 once transfer is done.
     
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    If nothing is available by the time the transfer comes through can I deposit them into RCI so I don’t lose them? Or what are the options ..... I read the sticky notes but unsure of the timeframes .....
     
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    Someone here has two Myrtle Beach properties to get rid of. Not me. lol
     
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    You have up until the end of your Use Year to deposit them to RCI
     
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    After my run-in and cancelation at retail last week, I've been researching for a better deal on here and eBay. Most eBay listings have high MF, but this one seems to stand out at $5.22/1k.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/202320924257

    154k points at Daytona Beach

    Basically no bids yet, with $800 closing costs. Do you think this might be a good entry into Wyndham?

    We're unlikely to stay at the home resort, and I could never plan a vacation 13 or even 10 months out due to work and family. We're interested in booking mostly at overseas resorts in various locations (we move a lot), and having access to RCI last call is a big benefit for us.
     
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    If this were my vacation plan, I'd buy a 92,500 annual points contract for Vacation Village at Parkway and work entirely in the RCI points system. VV at Parkway contracts are for sale all the time and MF's are relatively low. Working inside RCI gives you better flexibility for borrowing/saving points. Just be sure to get an annual contract worth 92,500 points. RCI via Wyndham is not a very efficient use of Wyndham points. There are fees inside RCI, of course, but you cut out the Wyndham to RCI conversion step. I own VV at Parkway (all resale) and own Wyndham (some resale, some developer). I find the mix to work very well.
     
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