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Travel & Acquisitions LLC

Discussion in 'Mexico Timesharing' started by richontug, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. richontug

    richontug TUG Member

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    Anyone dealt with Travel & Acquisitions of Scottsdale to sell Vidanta TS?
     
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    Vidanata has done a good job of destroying the resale market by including very high transfer fees and stripping all ancillary benefits. There are some really old contracts with nominal transfer fees but they are typically in Mayan Palace or below. What year did you buy, which property do you own and how much are the offering? The answers really don't matter because the answer is going to end up that it is a scam.
     
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    I agree 100% - SCAM

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    FYI - Richontug ,
    If your contract is old enough to have the every 5 year reno fee ( ended about 2011)- Vidanta likely
    would take it back so they can recycle the “renews as a registered week (at 25 years ) registered week “ into a new contract . ( which only has a 10 year or less registered week - with the renewal called a residence week or similar )

    If it is new enough to have - “ no go / no pay “- MF on use only addendum ( started 2006) - then there is no reason to get rid of the TS .

    If your goal is to truly get rid of it for $ 0 - contact Vidanta Member Services with your
    contract number and they will likely email you forms .
     
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    I’d agree that it’s very likely a scam, but I’d disagree on whether there’s a potential reason to get rid of the TS.

    If my recollection is correct, Rich owns at one of the Vidanta lower tiers, but typically exchanges into GL RM using a Wyndham TS via SFX. Now that they’ve starting making GL available through RCI as overflow from Registry, the Vidanta ownership is an impediment to his being able to book GL that way without going through RCI. Most of the GL weeks in RCI are in NV, but the GL RM Spa units show up as available for extra vacations (though not in the high season, of course). The only problem is that they have a restriction preventing second class citizens (AKA Vidanta owners) from booking under those resort IDs. It’s not readily apparent why they’ve done that now that they impose the resort fees on bookings through that method, but divesting a Vidanta ownership that he doesn’t use would get him out of the class of individuals that are discriminated against this way.

    It is an interesting case of timeshare exchange arbitrage, by the way, that allows a Wyndham owner to book through their RCI portal into a Vidanta resort through Registry. They show up as extra vacations even though they’re restricted to Platinum priority access for exchange. I think you might get that if you own Wyndham Presidential Reserve, but I’m not sure. In any case it changes the amount of points you need to book somewhere if you go that route.
     
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    Thanks for all the comments.
    To follow up on Eric's comments, I have owned at Mayan Palace since 2011 but have only used for an RCI exchange.
    I often go to Grand Luxxe using Wyndham trades through SFX. SFX indicates my MP ownership has no effect on their exchanges.
     
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    Does it have MF on use only ?

    FYI - my 2006 Mayan Palace contract has it ( actually - it kicked in after year 5 / which was how it was written & sold ) I forgot this - until I read enough TUG comments to read the original contract & any addendum .)
     
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    Yes - MF on use only. I have exchanged into the much better GL for less money and so have not used MP.
     
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    Did you use them? Sell? I am in process, but skeptical. Please help!
     
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    IF THEY CONTACTED YOU - It will end up a scam / 100% guaranteed !!!!
     
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    They did contact me. How do you think they found me? There is a contract. Now they say I am bound by the cintcont.
     
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    Unfortunately, they are scamming you. We hope that you have not wired any money. When their victim refuses to carry through with the “deal” they will say that you are still bound by the contract and will try to force you to pay their commission. It is simply an attempt to steal your money. You should stop communicating with them.

    This scammer’s website was created July 2018. As I have seen more and more, the scammer filed Arizona paperwork in August 2018 to fraudulently change the address of a some one else’s legit LLC that was originally formed in 2011 (and the original business appears to be out of business). I suspect that the scammers told you of their “7 years in business” when trying to scam you, all in an effort to gain your trust.
     
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    Well thanks! Do you know a trustworthy TS company? I would like to sell if I can!!
     
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    What do you own? Unfortunately most timeshares in Mexico aren’t worth a dime on the resale market.
     
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    Thanks for confirming what I found. I ignored them and they we went away!
     
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