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[triennial - points]
O. K. Article -- To A Point.

The article would have been a more valuable introduction to timeshares & timeshare vacationing if it had included 2 vital points, to wit:

1. There is no such thing as a new timeshare. By the time the owner shows up & checks in, all timeshares are used-used-used. So therefore . . .

2. Buy timeshares resale. Save $10,000 (or more -- maybe lots more).

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​
 

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I don't know where the author got his "facts" from but for the most part he is way off the track. Publishing such confusing generalities certainly does nothing to the reputation of the editors.:annoyed:
 

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You know what's scary

I have never read an article on timeshares from one of these EXPERTS that wasn't way off base.
Now experts off base on Timeshares is no big thing, but what if all the other EXPERTS on vital subjects are equally misinformed.
 

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Not completely accurate!

Why don't they let Brian write these things!

She states that timeshares may not be for those who want to travel spontaneously...obviously she doen't know about getaways and last calls! I think for those who do like to travel last minute that memberships in II or RCI could be a truly wonderful thing!

Janna
 

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I have never read an article on timeshares from one of these EXPERTS that wasn't way off base.
Now experts off base on Timeshares is no big thing, but what if all the other EXPERTS on vital subjects are equally misinformed.
This is an exceedingly funny post. Very subtle. :rofl:
 

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And nothing about the resale market in the article. As a journalist myself I recognize this kind of article. An editor assigns a staff person the topic of "timeshare" and they spend perhaps an hour researching it, perhaps less (and mostly through Google searches) They call one or two people to get a quote, write for about a half hour and then they're finished. And readers are left with useless or misleading information. Sad, sad, sad.
 

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I got sent a link to this one as well, but I honestly do not remember talking to Ms. Walker about this.

Then again, I get contacted at least weekly to do interviews for timeshare articles...*shrug

I do know that every single interview I do, I make sure to tell the reporter:

"if there is one thing you wish to get across to your readers to benefit them more than anything in the timeshare world, is to educate them about BUYING RESALE!"

more often than not it goes ignored as that probably wasnt the focus of the story, at least they got the point of not buying right then and there and doing research first!

I also ask them to put the website address in the article too....what can ya do!
 
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