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    Is renewing SFX Diamond worth it?

    Hello, I am a new Timeshare owner with Vidanta. I realize that my contract only came with one year of SFX Diamond membership, and it will be expiring in a few months. I am inclining to pay and renew the diamond membership, but would like to hear your opinions? Any issues with booking with them...
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    SFX - Buganvilias free 4 night stay

    This last year I got a bonus 4 night stay at Buganvilias in Puerto Vallarta for depositing a week; my wife went down ahead of me and will be meeting me at Grand Luxxe for a week. Turns out that what they actually gave us was a full week at Buganvilias from the prior Saturday to this next one...
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    Received a "last chance" email to deposit weeks with Vida/SFX

    We received an email stating we had until October 31 to deposit unused 2018 week. We don't believe there is any downside in not going to the timeshare in 2018 (Cabo site). We don't really want to bank any weeks for the future. Does anyone have more insight? I am always leary of timeshare...
  4. NiteMaire

    SFX Hawaii Trade: Happy Exchanger

    Previous to today, I had not exchanged through SFX. I signed up last year for a 3-year "Diamond" membership when I forgot to deposit my Colonies at Williamsburg 2BR with II until it was well within the flex period (less than 1 month until checkin) . I called SFX and they took my deposit with no...
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    SFX Exchange Company

    On TUG, most people seem to trade with II and RCI. What do Tuggers think of SFX? Marriott trades with both II and SFX. What is trading power like with SFX? Which one would Tuggers recommend?
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    SFX Questions

    I've been trying to search the forums to get info about SFX, but I can't seem to locate anything and when I do a search, I get a message something like "Your seach has too few characters, too many characters, ..." I think I've seen some threads, but just can't seem to locate them now. I, like...
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    SFX Great Getaway Weeks

    Has anyone used the last minute weeks offered by Sfx?