There are a couple threads currently mentioning how Wyndham Dolphins Cove is exchanging weeks for points at no charge. I looked on eBay and found a couple WDC points, but no WDC fixed weeks (unless I am searching wrong). Those that had fixed weeks were renting them out.
Question is, if I purchased another Wyndham Fixed-Week resort, what do they usually charge to convert to points? My thought is, if a resort can get a person to switch to points, it frees up that suite for either Wyndham Points or RCI to fill it.
I just learned what was behind Wyndhams offer to Dolphins Cove fixed weeks owners. They offered to take the fixed week in trade for points in Club Wyndhan Access...This is not the usual points conversion where a fixed weeks owner keeps his weeks and points are laid over top of it.(and it costs over $2000 for the conversion)
Dolphin Cove fixed week ownere were asked to give upo their ownership there in exchange for CWA points...no charge
Why is that? I think I figured it out
Recently Wyndham and a group of Worldmark owners settled their court action...as part of that settlement Wyndhan is required to put 21 Dolphins Cove units into Worldmark......Where will they get these units? They are, I think, "buying weeks" from fixed week owners with CWA points
This is such a special situation that I wouldnt look for them to make similar offers, at any other resorts The regular fee is i think about $2300 for the first week and $950 for additional weeks done at the same time
Does it make sense to convert weeks to points? perhaps; There are some lockoffs at some resorts in prime season that convert to over 200000 points...Ridewithme's July 4th lockoff at Kingsgate would convert to 238000 points, with an mf of about $3.50/1000..... If you had 2 of these it would cost about $3200 to convert to 476000 points
Check the cost to buy that many points with mf that low. If you have the weeks and you want the points, It may be worth the money....I dont think, however that it makes sense to go out and buy a week with the expressed purpose of swapping it for points