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    "Possible" offer to buy scam for Vida properties

    I have recently been contacted by a Raymond Conley who stated that he was a junior broker of a company called Global Business Consultants based out of New York. He stated that they had an "investor" who was interested in acquiring Vida properties for investment and tax write off purposes and...
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    Vidante ownership & Vida dollars _HELP NOW!!

    I am currently at the Grand Luxe in Rivera Maya — we have owned timeshares for years and very happy with our current TS which we use via RCI and points - traded here for 3rd time in 8 years - and love Vida resorts - but not sure what to do about the pressure offer — is it really worth the new...
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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. GladlyGoingGordon

    Somewhat unique scenario, advice needed on canceling in Mexico

    Hello, my situation is strange so bear with me... TL: DR - Purchased a cheap RTU at Vidanta yesterday only as leverage to sell my current expensive Timeshare in FL, want to cancel, taking advice to best do so. I purchased a timeshare last May in Orlando, FL. Big mistake, want out. Currently on...
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    Vidanta/Vida: 5-year "Renovation Fee"; What happens when I don't pay?

    We bought into the Grand Mayan, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico almost 10 years ago. I recently received my 5-year renovation fee notice ($1100). I am not interested in paying this bill or keeping my membership. Do I need to officially cancel my membership? If so, how?? If I don't pay the fee, Vida...