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    Grand Solmar Lands End

    Hi, We purchased Grand Solmar in Cabo, 1 bedroom, 22 week odd year time share in 2015 and used it just once last year with paying $910 maintenance. This timeshare does not make sense to us and the beach is not safe to swim in that specific area. For that $900, we can find many nice locations in...
  2. P

    Need advice about offer

    So, I'm new to timeshare. I've never owned one, but I do know about some timeshare systems. I got persuaded into a timeshare presentation at Sheraton Vistana Resort. (On the plus side, everyone was very polite and patient. I didn't feel super rushed to decide...even though the offer was for...
  3. K

    Rescinding on an HICV Orange Lake Country Club Timeshare???

    All, I can't tell you how blessed I am to have found this site. My wife and I just left Holiday Inn's Smoky Mountain Resort where we got a 4 day 3 night stay in there resort after paying $249. Friday 3/9/18, we went to the "2 hour" presentation that turned into 7 HOURS!!! We both went in with...
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    Free: The Surf Club of Marco week 50 - paid for 2018 (Marco Island, FL)

    My family has owned this week 50 unit on Marco Island, Florida, right on and facing the Gulf of Mexico since 1993. I took it over from my Mother in 1999, and it is time to let it go. It is paid for this year, too, so you get to use it right away. This is a gold crown resort that trades in...
  5. S

    [ 2018 ] HELP - New owner looking for options to get out of Welk timeshare

    Looking for some advice on what to do. After browsing through this forum, I am so disappointed I didn't find out about this great group last August, so I could at least rescind my contract. In Aug 2017, we sat through a Welk presentation and everything sounded "good" so we decided to try it...
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    2 Floating Red Weeks Sheraton Vistana Resort - The Fountains - Orlando Fl - $1 each

    2 Weeks Available - $1 each Sheraton Vistana Resort - The Fountains 2 Bedroom - 2 Bath Villa Floating Weeks/Units : Both weeks are Prime Time (weeks 18 and 25) but you are not limited to those weeks, these are floating weeks and units within the Fountains. Maintenance Fees: 2018 fees will...
  7. S

    Looking for owners of timeshare at the Riviera resort and spa in malta

    I am trying to find other timeshare owners who are having problems with the above resort after recent refurbishment. Effectively, all the apartments have been turned into single or interconnected hotel rooms with no kitchens. This clearly breaches the original contracts. The hotel owners seem...
  8. JJohnsonx21s

    Trying to help my Mom with selling a Williamsburg Plantation Timeshare...

    Looking to help my Mom sell her Williamsburg Plantation Timeshare. It is week 16, usually around mid to end of April. The unit numbers are 295A and 295B side A has a full kitchen and side B has a limited kitchen. The maintenance fee is about $409. We were told that it was worth anywhere from...
  9. M

    Need help! Considering a time share

    Where do I go to look at options? We stayed at the new Hilton in Hilton Head, and loved it. We want somewhere to spend a week with our kids and eventually with grandchildren. We like Hilton Head (golf for me and beach for my wife) and would also consider something more family friendly for future...
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    New to Buying and Has Questions

    Hi everyone, I am thinking of purchasing a timeshare and am in the research phase. This forum has been very helpful! I do have a few questions and I apologize if they seem too basic I just want to make sure that I am understanding properly. 1. Has anyone purchased through...
  12. copperpenny22

    Petit Crest Villas at Big Canoe, GA

    We have enjoyed our timeshare at Petit Crest Villas for many years; but our age and physical needs are keeping us from vacationing as much as we used to do. We are selling Week 46, which usually falls on Thanksgiving week every year. The Villas are stand alone cabins, 2 bdrm, 2bath, with loft...
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    FREE - The Village at Palmetto Dunes - Hilton Head, SC- 3 Weeks in January

    Free studio unit at The Village at Palmetto Dunes in Hilton Head, SC. Usage starts week 2 in January, and continues through weeks 3 and 4, all in the same unit. The unit comes with a full kitchen and has a 4 adult occupancy between a king bed and a sleeper sofa. It is an RCI property, will...
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    Garza Blanca Nightmare

    We were staying at nice resort in Puerto Vallarta which we were very happy with and we wanted to book some excursions through a tour booth in our hotel lobby. The sales people there informed us we could get a discount card worth 20 - 60% off regular excursion prices, if we simply went to The...
  15. THope

    Free Summit at Massanutten McGaheysville,VA 4Bed Lockout FloatingWk

    Summit at Massanutten McGaheysville, Virginia 4 Bedroom Lockout sleeps 12 Floating Annual week 2017/2018 fees paid
  16. Betty L

    Mexican Timeshare Solutions is a Scam

    Hello all! I’m writing here to tell everyone to stay away from doing business with Mexican Timeshare Solutions. You’d think they are a legit company given what you see on their website (timesharescam.com), but my friend got scammed by them. Even though they were supposed to help cancel her...
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    FREE Diamond Resorts Membership

    2500 points annually Paid in full. Only maintanence fees. $800 annually Diamond resorts International https://www.diamondresorts.com/ I Will pay transfer fees Texts welcome: Nine zero 9 five 2 4 five two two two
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    Buying a Wyndham Timeshare Resale

    I have owned 238,000 Wyndham points for 20 years in Williamsburg (which we never go to) and exchanging has worked fine for us. Now we are considering buying a resale either deeded or club access to get more points. We have been to the Wyndham presentations and we will never buy new because of...
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    Grandview Las Vegas Tri Annual TS For Sale - $1 - Seller pays closing costs

    -resort name: Grandview Las Vegas -unit size: 1BR -season owned: Week 30 - Tri Annually - Started 2009 -maintenance fee: $122 per year - 2017 is paid - Next fee's are due in January 2018 -current reservations: Next available Date is in 2018
  20. M

    Vacation Village at Parkway, Kissimmee Florida

    annual 2 BR/2bathroom timeshare. Week 47-high season. Fees $950. Family-friendly Kissimmee condo in Disney's Maingate East with 6 outdoor swimming pools Location This family-friendly Kissimmee condo is located in the entertainment district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Celebration Golf Club and...
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    Timeshare in Duck, NC available for ownership

    2 bedroom Ocean Pines unit on the Currituck Sound. Week 47 (usually Thanksgiving week). Annual maintenance fee ~ $500. End unit with cable TV/internet. Includes access to recreation room and indoor pool as well as beach access.
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    Where Most of You Started

    Hi All! This is my first time posting as I just registered. I've lurked for over a year and am to the point where some advice would be great. My wife and I are in our early thirties and are considering how we want to vacation for the next several decades. We have sat through 2 Marriott...
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    Edgewater beach timeshare, free to new owner

    need to get out from under the maintenance fees, we never use it. Lovely 2 bdrm, 2 bath, sleeper couch in living room. See www.edgewatercapecodma.com for details. Green (Floating Weeks 1-12. 48-50) Actual week is week 50 ( week before Christmas). Use as a winter getaway, with indoor pool...
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    TimeShare Exit company

    I heard this advertised and did some research, which showed mixed results regarding their success. They say they have a 100% money back guarentee, but it looks like it is tied up in legaleze wording. We are stuck with a useless to us timeshare, we can't even give it away, and now we are being...
  25. TUGBrian

    Ex-Wyndham salesperson awarded 20million in lawsuit for exposing dirty sales tactics

  26. DeniseM

    How to rescind (cancel) my timeshare purchase?

    How to Cancel a Timeshare Purchase - Free timeshare advice article
  27. CMF

    Timeshare Ownership poll - Please vote now!

    [Thread moved from About TUG BBS forum. - mg] I there a corner of TUG that shows who owns what? It would be interesting [at least for me] to know what percentage of TUGers own Marriott, Hilton, World Mark, etc. I'm not as interested in the specific resorts owned. I'm more curious about the...