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Las Palmeras Orlando

Discussion in 'Hilton Grand Vacations Club / HGVC' started by Nate2629, Aug 5, 2018.

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4800 annual points + 20k bonus, good deal @ $29k?

Poll closed Aug 8, 2018.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Recind offer asap

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  1. Nate2629

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    We attended the Las Palmeras, Orlando presentation yesterday and they offered a resale for $29k which was 4800 annual points (platinum), $935 annual maintenance fee and then threw on an additional 20,000 bonus points to use in the next 3 years. Since we liked the idea of having access to RCI at a discounted rate as well as the discounted hotels we signed up....now I’m reading multiple threads that reservations are next to impossible to reserve and numerous issues and concerns with the program. Overall, was this a decent package they presented or should I look into recinding this agreeement, it’s been less than 24 hours...thank you!!!!
     
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    I bought three resales all platinum weeks total points 28,000 and paid about $28,000 + closing costs of about 4k. Total annual maintenance just under 4k.
    If I was buying more would buy something like Vegas boulevard 7000 point platinum 2bedroom unit for about 7k with annual fees under $1000.
    But of course if you want better guarantee of staying somewhere that can factor in to.
    29k for 4800 points is not a good deal and has high annual fee ratio. 20000 bonus points worth about $5000 liberally
     
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    I would advise you to rescind asap. Follow the instructions in your documents to the letter. The HGvC program is a good program but you should buy resale and not direct. The resale cost is approx $1 per point. So a 4.800 points contract should cost $4,800.

    When you say, that you read that reservations are almost impossible to reserve, which reservations are you talking about? Reservations in Orlando through hgvc is almost always possible.
     
  4. Panina

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    Welcome to Tug. Rescind immediately, consider yourself lucky that you found tug in time to save 29k. Resale is the way to buy.
     
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    Maybe the thread on the issues with the online booking the West 57th? As far as the points, that’s quite a lot. There’s a 7000 point 2 bedroom platinum at the Flamingo for $3900 on the Tug marketplace. It has MF’s in the $1000 range. Compare that with what you are asking about.

    https://tug2.com/timeshare-resort/r...Grand+Vacations+Club+at+the+Flamingo&ID=11664
     
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    We live in Tampa, so we really don’t have a high interest in the Deeded property in Orlando. Was planning on more Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico resorts along with discounted RCi properties which some threads mentioned was tough to reserve but I was told that wasn’t an issue buying in a t platinum. Thanks!
     
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    If you live in Tampa and are not interested in Orlando, there is no advantage to this purchase. You can buy a platinum week in Vegas or Orlando for closer to $1.00 a point, so you'll get much more for your money.

    I suggest rescinding now and doing more research and then buying resale.
     
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    You might consider an hgvc affiliate that is a member in Interval, which will give you even more choices for trading. You can use your week, deposit it in hgvc and go another hgvc resort, trade with RCI thru the hgvc portal or deposit in interval and trade with them.
     
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    If using a club reservation, platinum status is how many points you have. With the exception of booking a larger room, you get no advantage in reservation with platinum status. The SW Florida properties are very difficult to book in platinum season as many of the owners never release their weeks into the system. Currently, HGVC had no Carribean resorts. If you are wanting to trade into RCI, HGVC is not a good value to use to trade. You can spend much less in MF’s and trade.

    In your poll, I voted for you to rescind. If you don’t, you may wind up being very unhappy. You should join TUG (it’s only $15 a year), learn as much as you can about HGVC (it’s a good system) and timesharing in general. Then decide what’s best for you. Answer the questions linked below and let those that have timesharing experience help you make up your mind.

    https://tugbbs.com/forums/index.php?threads/what-to-buy-questions-for-newbies.208742/

    Good luck and don’t delay on rescinding.
     
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    I spoke with the Hilton rep and he mentioned the ROFR in regards to resale. So if I find a property such as flamingo in which that doesn’t apply that would be a better alternative, correct? Also he mentioned resale’s do not receive the cash rates nor any flexibility with RCI, so I’m only buying Hilton points to use, is that accurate as well?
     
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    You are wise to your research. Definitely rescind and buy resale.
     
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    There is no rofr with affiliates. Cash rates are available to all members and all members have the same access and rules to RCI. Do not believe anything the sales person told you. Keep reading on Tug, learn, ask and in time you will figure out what will work for you.
     
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    The other thing to be aware of is that there is no financial penalty to you if Hilton does exercise ROFR on a Hilton developed (non-affiliate) property that you try to buy. The Hilton reps try to make it sound like a terrible catastrophe for you as a buyer. Not so. It is disappointing, but all you really lose is your time. Hilton pays the seller the price you had agreed to pay the seller, and any deposit you made is returned to you. And back to square one with better luck next time.
     
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    Sales weasels will tell you anything to keep their commission.
     
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    HGVC have no presence in the Caribbean so you would have to go with RCI for that. Even if you buy a platinum, silver or gold week in HGVC you have the same options of booking through RCI. In RCI all the high demand weekends/resorts gets taken by "on-going-searches" aka OGS'. So to get one of those you need to setup an OGS yourself, how far out depends on how popular the destination and resort is.

    The discounted RCI properties in RCI is actually only the leftovers or remaining inventory at 40 or 45days out, those you can book paying cash. IMO unless you already have a vacation planned for those dates its difficult to plan for a vacation with so short notice.
     
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