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RCI - tpu deposit trade spread increasing

Discussion in 'Exchanging Timeshares' started by Panina, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    I have been noticing that for certain areas the RCI tpu’s needed for a trade are increasing but if you deposit you are given less, much less then in the past. Tonight I saw a week the end of August in Seawatch in Fort Myers. You needed 44 tpu’s to get it. Went to the calculator and you only got 30 if you deposited it. (32 would be the max if it was deposited sooner). There are others. Just can’t understand the why except they can .
     
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  2. T-Dot-Traveller

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    Hi Panina ,
    think this is the inverse of the Tuggers who own “traders” that on a cost average get them a TPU cost below $ 15 .

    “Life is a game “
     
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    Maybe they think we should own where we want to vacation...? Nah, that couldn’t be it.

    Could be that it gives RCI room to discount for shorter range reservations or improves their cash flow by having more unreserved inventory available for rental as “extra vacations” or otherwise.
     
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    With this and the increases in fees it almost seems like they think that those that bought to trade have no other options. I wonder if places like redweek are or will be seeing a large increase in renting. There is a bit more work here so it will be interesting to see if people just go along or get fed up enough to work a bit harder.
     
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    klpca TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    I voted with my feet. I have no idea what the spread is on my summer Seapointe unit, but my max TPU's were 40. I am sure that they are asking more in exchange - it's an August week in CA at the beach. I can't get anything comparable for that amount of TPU's in RCI but in GPX I can get into other Grand Pacific properties just about whenever I want or with SFX I can get into HGVC or NYC. In both cases the exchange costs are less than RCI's. People aren't stupid. They will start looking for alternatives.
     
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