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newbie advice

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    Need advice, just pay/work on Deedback?

    Hello, long story short, my husband and I signed a contract for a VV Williamsburg timeshare last Oct 2021. I should have never signed it, and rescind as soon as I could, but literally the day of the presentation/contract my father died early that morning. I was a wreck, and just wanted to...
  2. S

    Newbie here: need help finding the right timeshare

    Hey Guys, I'm looking to purchase my very first timeshare. Looking for any and all advice! I have done some vacation with timeshare pitches so am familiar with the retail prices. After my first timeshare vacation I almost ended up buying retail! Luckly I found TUG that night and immeditely...
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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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    Help ! Buying with Arcadia Resort, not timeshare

    Arcadia resort offered below RCI Last Call Deals to be booked within 45 days of travel - unto 6 weeks for $199-399 RCI membership - Platinum PREMIER WEEKS any where in World - 6 weeks OneTime Cost - $6k Annual Membership - $250 Is it worth buying ?
  5. TwilightHours

    My survey - what should I buy?

    Hi everyone, I’ve been looking over all the FAQs and other new user information. There is a lot of good stuff there for me to absorb, so thanks to all who have built and maintained it over the years. A little about myself to frame my desires and goals… I’m about 5-7 years from retirement, so...
  6. M

    New Diamond Member - Orientation Next Week

    Hi, I dont know if these kind of posts are "allowed" here, but I just wanted to drop a line and say hello to the other Diamond members in here. i made the purchase in Fall of last year, and I am finally having my orientation at Pigeon Forge next week. I'm looking forward to learning more about...
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    What should I buy?

    I think my husband and I would really benefit from a timeshare for our vacations at least for 1 week every year, and several 4 day short vacations. There are so many options, I'm not sure which program is best, or how many points or what location we should be looking for. Our short vacations are...
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    HGVC Resell

    Hi everyone, We’re a family of three in mid 30’s with a 2yo kid who attended a HGVC presentation while we were in Hawaii last week. We were staying in the Hilton Hawaiian Village and was interested in the TS concept so we agreed to attend the presentation when offered 30,000HH points. I did a...
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    Please Help a Newbie: How to Safely Sell My Timeshare Here on TUG?

    Please Help a Newbie: How to Safely Sell My Timeshare Here on TUG? I want to post an ad to sell my US Diamond Collection points for some reasonable, but not too high amount of money. How to do I go about it without getting scammed? Please forgive me if there are resources for this, I'd...
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    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...
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    Availability for WKORV - 2 BD Ocean Front Deluxe

    Hi! My husband and I are looking at a resale for a 2bdrm oceanfront deluxe annual at WKORV. We are entirely new to timeshares, other than the Nanea (overpriced) developer presentation that we attended. We like the concept and the flexibility of the Vistana point system to sometimes go somewhere...
  12. crashtime

    What should I buy (in HGVC)?

    Hello and thanks in advance for the opinions and sharing your knowledge! I've lurked around the forums for a while, but would like to formally ask for some help getting started. General info:I prefer to stay in the HGVC family because I trust and often choose the Hilton brand for business and...
  13. M

    what to buy survey?

    1) we do not have a vacation destination we particularity like to visit. We would however like the kids to visit every state by the time they finish high school (10 year old triplets) 2) Would likely not go to the same resort often. 3) top destinations may be Hawaii, Alaska, Colorado, maybe...