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  1. J

    New Timeshare Purchase good idea or bad idea?

    Purchased Timeshare thru HICV- 50,000 pts for $11,700. Points are awarded annually. $408 Assesment Fee. Given a bonus of 100,000 pts. Deeded property is Orange Lake West. Sister and bro-n-law have Timeshare thru same developer and have had it for years. Have been traveling with them, but want...
  2. Rachman

    Rescinded! Now just a couple of questions...

    Thank you TUG family for talking me into rescinding. Sent the letter this morning. Just a couple of questions on the right timeshare on eBay/classified's. 1) As I am not sure how far RCI points go since we are not RCI members yet - due to our work schedule, we're looking to do 3 two-evening...
  3. Rachman

    Rookie - First Purchase, How did I do?

    Hello TUG Family, 2 Questions: 1) I just purchased a 2-bedroom Triennial Deeded Week 5 (Floating) at Vacation Village at Parkway (VVP) for $9500 (1 yr payoff plan - no interest) upfront. Maintenance is $969 (every three years). The VVP sales manager told me I would receive an RCI Certificate...
  4. I

    Need advice on buying first timeshare

    Hi Everyone! Apologies, but I couldn't find where to post this survey, so here goes. Thanks in advance for your advice! 1) Is there a vacation destination you wish to visit most of the time or on a regular basis? if so where? No - we want flexibility of destinations. 2) Do you want to visit...
  5. T

    Looking for advice on buying a timeshare on secondary market

    Hi all, looking for some wisdom please... We have a young family (2 kids ages 3 and 5). My work schedule is pretty crazy. I run a non profit for kids. Its hard to plan well in advance for when I can take time off. I can pencil something in a month in advance but the concept of knowing for...
  6. Shawn p Johansen

    First time at Grand Desert

    Hi everyone, My wife and I are new to TUG today!! :whooopie: Thanks to TUG we avoided buying at a sales presentation in Hawaii, (that lady was GOOD! and actually very nice and non pressuring, shocking right!) and we now own 224k at Bonnet Creek (for almost nothing!:banana:) My wife and I...
  7. N

    Potential Buyer looking for some guidance

    For the first time in my life, I am considering buying a timeshare, and after seeing some of the good advice given by TUGers on similar topics, I was hoping to mine the wealth of knowledge on here to challenge my thinking. Here is a bit of the backstory as to how this idea got planted. In the...
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