I already own two resale deeds. One is 189,000 and the other is 182,000. They told me this summer that I couldn't trade them in because they were resale.
Lprstn: My question was "did your friend "buy" these resales in the past 12-18 months?" Purchases done years ago, prior to the great August 07 letters which revoked VIP status, started with VIP accounts being audited, but Wyndham will go thru more deeds. It is more cost effective to use their VIP program to function as a marketing hook - selling to addicted owners full price Wyndham points is much cheaper and easier than to newbies who rescind.
I bet Wyndham even has calculated how many revoked VIPs cough up money to become a VIP again, by buying developer points. Again, hooks are the "Bonus" points and the "Discovery Packages" with Wyndham calculating how many of these users brought MORE full price point packages. That is WHY it is called MARKETING. IMHO, it rewards Wyndham with DOLLARS by lowing the usage/numbers of VIP and raising the number of people who BUY DEVELOPER POINTS to get VIP. VIP is a program paid for by the marketing department. Why do you think Wyndham is developing the "Presidential" status level - a bigger hook? Or bigger dollar payoff?