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  1. K

    Keep or Cancel?

    Hello. I know NOTHING about timeshares, but travel internationally and domestically within the US often. My fiance and I went to a presentation and....guess what signed up! It is an every other year timeshare valued at 10500 pts with RCI (double pts and rci fee waived every year), we paid 6200...
  2. G

    Bought a timeshare and have company possibly scamming

    Hello all, New here, but I will get to the point. I purchased points via a spot in Mexico for 9k around 4 years ago. I posted to sell it 2 years ago on couple sites, but nothing came of it. Fast forward to last week. Got a call from all services travel saying they want to make me an offer and...
  3. Rachman

    How do escrowed eBay Sellers make money?

    I was looking to purchase a timeshare on eBay and see the bid for a few ideal Timeshares were only $1. In addition some are offering gift cards and closing costs paid in full. What is in it for these unattached sellers/brokers (ex. J&J Timeshare & Timeshares4U) who have no affiliation with the...
  4. J

    I am developing a new rental platform, what features would owners want to see?

    Good Morning! I am developing a new rental platform, we will be live in 60-70 days. In development, we have an owner centric platform that charges ZERO fees to the owner, all you'd have to do is tell us how much you want for a week and we have been developing a dynamic pricing model to mark up...
  5. V

    Free Orbit One Vacation Villas, Orlando Fl. Wk 25

    Hello all, I hope I'm doing this right! (my first post) Orbit One Vacation Villas just opened up this year after being repaired/renovated from hurricane Irma a few years ago. Yes these past years were the most money I've paid on a vacation we never used. The kids are grown now and we're not...
  6. J

    Purchased & 1 Day left to Rescind at Grandview Las Vegas - please HELP and comment

    Found this site and realized I might have made a mistake. Please leave a comment and what your thoughts are on this deal and if I should Rescind or if I should keep it. Grandview at Las Vegas Total price $16,000 USD Usage: Annual Fixed annual week 4: They said I could change this anytime...
  7. I

    Foreclosure reported? Sheraton

    Hello, I came across this site when trying to research and get questions of my own answered about my Sheraton timeshares; I actually have 2 one in Florida and the other in the Bahamas. I was wondering if anyone knows if I stop paying my maintenance fees and if it was foreclosed on would it end...
  8. S

    Wanted: Florida 2-bdrm March 9-16 (week 10) days flexible

    Looking for a last minute timeshare/vacation rental in Florida. Must sleep min. 5 people with 2 bathrooms. Prefer east coast beach location (Miami, Pompano, Fort Lauderdale, etc), but will consider Orlando/Kissimmee, and gulf coast beaches (Fort Myers, etc). Please private message me if you have...
  9. ryuuichimitsukai

    Ryuuichi: What Should I Buy?

    Hi TUG fam. My name is Ryuuichi, and here's my survey. 1) Is there a vacation destination you wish to visit most of the time or on a regular basis? if so where? We spend a lot of time in Southern California and San Francisco, so those are usually well visited. 2) Do you want to visit your home...
  10. S

    Wanted: SE Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale) 2-bdrm March 9-16

    Looking for last minute rental a 2-bdrm/2-bath for March 8 or 9 (week 10). Prefer Miami area (Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Hollywood, etc), but will consider Fort Myers Beach area, and Kissimmee/Orlando. Thank you.
  11. G

    We messed up

    We bought "points" at that horrible presentation from holiday Inn Orando Resorts last year. We are well past our 10 cancelation days, we just kind of forgot we did this in the first place. How do we get rid of it? We tried contacting them but they gave us information on selling through them...
  12. Mike Skywalker

    Orlando, FL-Blue Tree Resort 2BR/2BA-5 Min From Disney

    Blue Tree Resorts at Lake Buena Vista - Orlando, FL 5 Minutes from Disney! Star Wars Land aka "Galaxy's Edge" is coming end of 2019 2 bedroom suite - 2 bath. Accommodates up to six people. Mike’s Contact info Email dj.seaquest@gmail.com Cell 847-621-4862 Please leave a...
  13. Capt Ol

    FREE [Sheraton Vistana Villages] Bella Florida Timeshare 2019 Maintenance already paid

    My wife and I are looking to give away our Bella Florida Condominium timeshare. We have recently retired and are no longer able to travel to the USA (we are from the UK), we just want it off our hands. BELLA FLORIDA CONDOMINIUM 1 BEDROOM, SLEEPS 4 USING LOUNGE WEEK 17 UNIT 02303 MAINTENANCE...
  14. pwrshift


    Due to family illness I can't use my Marriott BeachPlace guest room this year. It contains a 1 King bed plus Sofa bed, TV, Balcony, Kitchenette, for the week of February 24 to March 3, 2019. Marriott's current rate for the guest room that week is $354USD per night or $2,483 for the week...
  15. G

    FREE - Florida Sheridan vistana timeshare for two weeks per year

    Free timeshare due to my Nan being 93 now and my parents have health problems, we aren’t using it. 36 The Courts Sheraton Vistana Weeks 18 and 19 ( first two weeks in May ). Next years fees paid for so nothing to pay until Jan 2020. Sleeps up to 8 . Rare and superb weeks at this brilliant...
  16. E

    Should I hire a lawyer to sue Wyndham?

    Hi, all, Me and my hubby fell into the sales pitch at Wyndham sales office in San Antonio, TX and bought 200,000 points for $29,000 about a month ago. Then we did some research that day and went down to the sales office the following day to cancel the purchase with a rescission letter. We asked...
  17. Michael Olivier

    FREE Week at Sea Crest Surf & Racquet Club in Hilton Head, SC

    Inherited a free week at Sea Crest Surf & Racquet Club from my father and we no longer live on the east coast. They are located approximately one block from the beach. All maintenance fees are paid through 2019 and we'll cover all transfer fees using a local (Hilton Head, SC) law firm. Sea...
  18. L

    Can I sell timeshares

    hello everyone. I own an apartment in a resort in Turkey. I want to ask can I contact a timeshare company to sell my apartment as different shares and still be the owner of the apartment? Also to take maintenance fees from the timeshare owners? Sorry for the dumb question I am new to this.
  19. A


    Hi, I am trying to cancel my timeshare contract with Wyndham Resort, but I have question about rescission period. I live in VA and bought timeshare in VA. The VA laws stated that I have 7 days to cancel the timeshare contract. My 7th day is a Sunday. So, I believe I have until next day (Monday)...
  20. lprstn

    Deed Back to Resort - Presidential Resort

    Just finalized my deed back to the Presidential Resort in VA. It was horrible. This was the process so others may benefit from the experience. Conditions: No loan on the deed. Maintenance fees around $550 a year No trading ability through RCI as the phase we purchased allowed use of campers...
  21. N

    Wanted: Last minute labor day in the northeast

    Looking for last minute affordable labor day vacation within driving distance of northern NJ. Would need 2 bedroom starting August 30 or 31, and ending September 3 or 4. Would consider Williamsburg, VA, Atlantic City, NJ, the Poconos, anything in that area. Open to other locations within...
  22. C

    Cancelling timeshare contract

    My husband & I fell prey to the nice fast talking sales people at a timeshare resort in Punta Cana Dominican Republic. We signed on 8/12. I found out on 8/17 I had 5 days to rescind the contract. I called the company, immedately, & they said I couldn't cancel. I'm sending them an email today &...
  23. F

    What are timeshares?

    Basic question thought.
  24. E

    Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge FREE

    I have a Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge that we do not use. It has a $0 balance. Its a studio, silver, Excellent View, week 39 float. Unit 7211 Float Weeks- 15,20-23,39-43,46-47 First Usage is 2020. We usually rent this out. The timeshare is free, The new owner will need to pay the...
  25. R

    Rescinding a westin nanea options timeshare

    Just arrived home last night after finding this forum the night before. First thank you to everyone that has built this community. I still have 3 days left on my right to cancellation form (state of california) put 10% down via credit card. My main question at this stage is i have 2 addresses...
  26. 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...
  27. sb_sparky

    I have many Diamond Timeshare points-How can I rent to someone to help pay for our maintenance fees?

    Hello, My husband and I bought at Point and Poipu in 2004 (15,500 points) and paid sky high Maintenance Fees for the water intrusion project for several years. We live in CA and there is very limited availability on the west coast. We always end up at the same locations available, Palm...
  28. T

    Grandview at Las Vegas - Giving away

    Giving away an every other ODD year week 29 Grandview timeshare. 1 BR Maintenance fees $200 (paid for this year) Seller will pay transfer fees.
  29. P

    Should I buy a resale right after sending letter in to rescind?

    Hey everyone I just joined the forums today after reading through all of them for the past couple of days. Long story short I just purchased a Wyndham Club Access by the developer on Sunday. As soon as I had gotten home I started researching and typed a rescind letter with my signature on it...
  30. M


    I am writing this in regard to my timeshare with Massanutten! Stay far far away from this group as they are indeed a timeshare scam and want nothing more than to take your money! It is impossible to book a reservation and upon sending multiple letters to try to come to some type of amicable...