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    Legacy/trial timeshare offering from HGVC (Hawaii)

    We kept on refusing during our timeshares presentation at HGVC Hawaii and at the end were offered this legacy/trial(?) package: Hawaii Collections, HOA ~$950/year $10K buy-in (can be used as credit towards the typical "lifetime" timeshares) 5500 points generated every other year 10 years plan...
  2. R

    Question about resort points / availability

    In the process of purchasing HGVC in Las Vegas. Been poking around the web, and slightly confused. I've seen many places listing point requirement charts, which seem to list the same properties (45?), but on their website https://www.hiltongrandvacations.com/en/resorts-and-destinations there...
  3. G

    Help-New Purchase-Should I cancel/how?

    Hi all After 6.5 hours of pitch, Hilton team convinced me in to buying a $18000 timeshare at kings land Hawaii. I get 5440 points a year for a MF of about $1700 but I got 18k hgvc points for signing up and another 200k Hilton honors points for signing up and using an Amex card to pay Is...
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    In October of 2022 we signed for a HGVC in Las Vegas for Elara. The total cost was about $15,000 and we get 2560 points a year. Everything sounded good until we logged in and realized that 2560 points doesn't get you much of anything! Definitely not the "about 10 days" we were sold. Do I not...
  5. Z

    Help! I've got 10,000 HGVC saved points and can't use them.

    So due to a recent military deployment, I was not able to use my 2021 saved points. Any recommendations on what I can do to not just lose them for nothing?
  6. B

    Least expensive access to Open Season bookings

    Sat through a presentation yesterday and was intrigued by Open Season bookings. After looking at the 2022 rates, and assuming the availability the agent showed me was real, it seems like a great option for people who can travel on a whim, or who are willing to bounce around units, possibly...
  7. M

    Newbie needs help with first HGVC resale purchase: Trump International or Grand Islander

    Looking to buy our first TS and have two different options. Both look like good deals relative to other offers but still leery about pulling the trigger on our first TS because it feels like we are always missing something in this complex world. We might use the Islander once or twice (prob...
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    Cancel Timeshare Contract after Rescission Period

    Hello all, I made this account due to inability to find anything specific to my situation thus far. Backstory: I signed with HGVC in May 2021. My contract entails 3,520 points every even year of the platinum season at Las Palmeras. I have monthly payments of $189, which I have always paid on...
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    HGVC Kings Land Resale Purchase Questions

    Hello, first time post and still learning about timeshares! I grew up timesharing with my parents and am finally at that stage with life and family that I'd like to start to develop a portfolio of my own. That said, I'm trying to get a good understanding of what I'm buying, the rules, and the...
  10. J

    HGVC new loyalty tiers for direct owners

    I attended a timeshare presentation and it seems like they are replacing the existing three tier eee elite for direct buyers with new rewards (for direct buyers). This is a draft / not yet official guide to the new tiers. i don’t understand all of it but though it would be interesting to get the...
  11. ChuckCNE

    Unsolicited phone call

    I received a call from TFC (Trade Financial Corporation) claiming that there is a “legal filing” regarding deceptive sales practices against HGVC. They want me to attend an in person meeting to hear details. I’d appreciate any information about this?
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    New to the Timeshare Game- Help and Advice appreciated!

    Hello all, I just returned from La Pacifica in Los Cabos and I have to tell you I was absolutely enchanted. I was seriously considering buying the timeshare on the spot when I learned that HGVC uses a points system in order to make reservations, but the upfront retail prices scared the crap out...
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    Looking to sell

    My first time posting. Looking for information/assistance on creating a post to sell our 1 bedroom Hilton Garden Vacation Club at the Indian River Plantation Beach Resort in Stuart, FL. Not sure how this works so any advise would be appreciate appreciated. Timeree
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    When to post HGVC Las Vegas rental wish list ad?

    Hello world! (First to start a thread.) I am considering purchasing one of the HGVC Las Vegas resorts because the annual maintenance cost is usually cheaper (I am primarily looking for points!) and I like to look around CES. I will look for the historical rental price, but I am not sure when...
  15. Nowaker

    Could any Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare owner look up availability on some dates for me?

    I'm considering acquiring a HGV timeshare worth 5000 points. Looking at the official booking rates, as well as other terms, it appears a timeshare would make sense for me. However, the points aren't worth anything if I can't utilize them the way I want, and my requirements aren't any high (Las...
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    Another "Convince me to cancel my timeshare purchase" Thread

    Like some of you, I recently stumbled upon this website when looking up information on timeshares after a presentation. I'm currently at a Hilton Grand Vacations hotel in Las Vegas and got suckered into purchasing a timeshare at a presentation yesterday. The purchase is a bit on the low end, but...
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    Program Comparison Table: DVC to Hilton Grand Vacations

    Hello, all. I'm a first-time thread contributor- be gentle ;-) There may not be a lot of people who own at DVC but might be thinking about buying into Hilton's timeshare program (Hilton Grand Vacations). In case you might be - or are just interested in how the programs compare - I'm sharing a...
  18. prajora

    HGV App limitations

    Just wondering what are the limitation of the HGV App vs. HGVwe site. Here are some I can point out: 1. HGV App cannot be used for RCI bookings or last min deals 2. HGV App does not also show Hilton Last mins deals There may be many more. Let’s hear from the experienced HGV owners. Thanks
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    My Survey - Help! What should I buy? (or should I even buy?)

    THIS IS SO AMAZING!!! First, let me just say Thank You for creating this, and to all members for keeping it alive. When we first moved to Rhode Island I couldn’t find anyone who knew a thing about steam heat and found a website called Heating Help that taught me all I needed to know. This seems...
  20. prajora

    Best ways to end your HGVC ownerhip

    Let’s say you had HGVC ownership for few years. Enjoyed it and created good memories from vacations. Now it is time to end a contract or want to upgrade/ downgrade your points. What choices you have? 1. Sell your ownership in say TUG marketplace. Be ready to get pennies on the dollar. Don’t even...
  21. prajora

    Best way to book HGVC, RCI, Hilton

    Are there some good ways to book your vacations as HGVC member. Here are some observations : 1. Mobile app for HGVC offers limited view only. You need to use HGVC website to see much more info. So big diff in mobil App and website. Correct? 2.Mobile App does not allow RCI bookings. HGVC...
  22. prajora

    Share your TS portfolio- starting with HGVC

    Let’s share your HGVC and other TS portfolio(RCI, Wyndham etc). For each holding it will be nice if you can share Points, annual, bienial, MF approx, TS location, Buying price. Just a short summary to tie it all together. Say your best holding and why. Any big regrets and why. Purpose is just...
  23. prajora

    RCI vs HGVC ownership

    Does it make sense to have both HGVC and RCI ownership for wider reach to resorts? 1. HGVC properties may be higher level than many RCI properties. But RCI has many resorts. Correct? 2. If the goal is more choices, can that be achieved by just HGVC to RCI selection or have RCI ownership. More...
  24. prajora

    HGVC purchase deal opinion (merged)

    Looking for opinion from experienced HGVC owners if the following deal makes sense: Annual 5000 pts. MF about $1100, Vegas Unused 5000 pts to transfer Sale price $1000 MF paid for 2021 Is this a good deal? Thanks
  25. prajora

    Timeshare ownership with friends and family

    New to Timeshare ownership. Do own a HGVC -not resale. So not very smart decision. But do enjoy the resort stays now. Q 1: Is is possible to own jointly TS with another friend or family member? That way we can share buying cost, Yearly mainteance etc. Q2: Are there certain TS more friendly to...
  26. prajora

    HGVC or RCI resorts in Hawaii

    Dear HGVC owners, Could you advise on good HGVC resorts or RCI deposited points, for stay in Hawaii. Important consideration is bookable in next 4months. So offer good chance to get booking. - Looking for 1bedroom, Kitchen- 1week stay. - Not looking to eat out a lot. - Is rental car...
  27. prajora

    HGVC - point conversion to Hilton Honors or RCI

    Hi, I am relatively new to the HGVC ownership. My question is what are the best choices for HGVC point conversion if they will expire say end of year and you may not be able to use them: 1. Extend HGVC point by paying fee. 2. Convert to Hilton Honors- don’t expire but don’t give lot of...
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    by Hilton Club / The District -- dues questions

    I own several HGVC weeks (2 in Park City UT, 1 in Vegas), none of which are "by Hilton Club." I'm considering the resale purchase of a week at The District in DC, which is a bHC property. I'm aware that the bHC properties have an 'all-inclusive' Club Dues option with a $313 (ish) annual fee...
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    HGVC RCI 2-year rental program...good deal?

    Still a newbie owner here. Just got a call from HGVC RCI agent asking if I want to join the 2-year Rental Option program through RCI/HGVC. Can someone please tell me what the downside is? It's kind of like when we bought our property...everything sounded too good to be true. I only have 24...
  30. Family Traveler

    Advice Needed on Selling HGV NY Club

    Greetings, Like so many others, I wish I found this forum years ago! Thank you for all your informative posts. We are looking to sell our timeshare and would like advice on how/where to sell it and realistically what we should expect to get for it. We own at The New York Club, 7,000 points and...