Thanks for all the feedback. If I thought I would enjoy using the timeshare I wouldn't bother with trying to cancel it. If I felt that it was worth the money I have to pay out then the issue would be moot. It seems like a lot of work that needs to be invested in going on a vacation. Points, weeks, buying more points, reading directories, go to RCI....A Vacation shouldn't be work and a lot of effort. I just want to pick a location, go to trip advisor read the reviews, pick a place and pay for it and airfare and go at my leisure. Everyone is entitled to what they like. I just don't like Wyndham. Now, I may just have to chuck it up to a loss but, I am not ready to do that just yet...So, I will keep you all posted on my progress if, I have any. Failure is when you stop trying....Thanks again for all the suggestions. BTW My contract is for 84,000 points for $14,000 knowing what I know now yeah not a deal and NO I am not going to buy more and NO I am not even going to use those...lol! If you want them please let me know how I can give them to you but of course the contract comes with them.
I really don't know how successful you will be trying to get out of your contract?
You might want to consider using your points and renting out your booked vacation to try and re-coup some of your contract costs and maintenance fees. You can book a vacation for friends or family too. You do get 1 Wyndham Guest Confirmation to use each year at no additional charge with your points package tier.
84K points doesn't sound like too many points to manage, it can be used to book some very nice vacations within the Wyndham system. Look through the Club Wyndham Plus Member's Directory to see what your points will buy? If you need more,you can turn those 84K points into 168K points using the Points Credit Pool to save up your points to a higher total by depositing them with Wyndham for a $39 fee and have 3 years to use them. However if you do use the Points Credit Pool you lose the ARP booking ahead benefit (You can book your vacation 13 months in advance with ARP at your "Home Resort" or CWA resort). You can book your vacation 10 months or less anywhere else within Club Wyndham based upon availability.
Timeshares are NOT for everyone. You must learn how to use it. For me, it took me awhile - lots of reading (over and over) the Club Wyndham Plus Member's Directory hard copy and online copy. Reading posts on Tug BBS is very helpful.
Wyndham is a very flexible timeshare system. It has rules, but once you learn them - you can use your points to SAVE a ton of money on your vacations.
When I first purchased my points, I thought that perhaps there were just a handful of Club Wyndham resorts that I might ever consider going to. I did not really want to plan out things so far ahead. It is very challenging sometimes with work and family commitments that come up. However, there is flexibility within the Club Wyndham system, and reservations can be canceled and points returned back to your account (if you cancel at least 15 days or more before your vacation).
Keep in mind, there are often extra costs involved with regular hotel stays such as internet, parking fees, resort fees, taxes, etc... that can really add up. With timeshare it is mostly already included with your vacation points (know that each resort has it's own fee structures so you must read the resort details to find out the cost extras - if any?)
I am really enjoying the Wyndham product much more than I originally thought. The room quality, cleanliness and furnishings at places that I've gone to within Club Wyndham I really never had any issue with. Sometimes I wished decor was to a higher standard, or the location a bit more central to the area's highlights - but all in all not a deal breaker.
Club Wyndham has many locations to choose from. I would prefer some more tropical spots to choose from, but Club Wyndham keeps adding more places to their timeshare portfolio - so I remain hopeful.
If you set up your online access at www.myclubwyndham.com
you can view room floor plans, unit sizes, points charts, resort maps, amenities, etc... Not all Wyndham properties are equal - but with patience you can look up properties that you might find interesting at locations you DO WANT TO Go TO and use www.tripadvisor.com
to check those property reviews.
With RCI Exchange, I have traveled to some really wonderful places for really great price/per point ratios. Without RCI, I could have spent 5-8K for just 1 vacation if I paid out-of-pocket (without timeshare). I checked dates and prices with popular travel sites - I felt I really got the most bang for my buck. RCI also has LAST CALL vacations for under $300 for the week (travel within the next 60 days or less). There is also RCI Extra Vacations - for additional cash purchased vacations (no points involved).
Again, timeshare is NOT for everyone, and no one likes to feel they have made a mistake because of a salespersons promises, lack of information or any misrepresentations. However, if you can try to figure out how to make it work, you might be able to enjoy what you have already purchased?