• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 27 years!

    Join tens of thousands of other owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $17,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $17 Million dollars
  • Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

First timer - Harborside - exchange

csudell

TUG Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2007
Messages
569
Reaction score
0
Points
16
Location
South Jersey
I want to be sure I have the best information and this is the place to go... not sure what the person at Harborside reservations is the right advice and I want to be sure.

I own week 39 at Harborside (silver season). I want to make an 09 reservation for another silver season week (10/31/09). I called today - no rooms available. She said not to call back until 12/31/08 because of the preference period fixed week owners have. I was under the impression I should call daily, or more often at least.

Any advice would be a big help.

Happy halloween :)
 

mariawolf

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 19, 2005
Messages
1,042
Reaction score
12
Points
248
Location
Delaware
Resorts Owned
Harborside
Frenchman’s Cove
From 10-12 months out owners are guaranteed their week--if they own a fixed--at 10 months if they haven't called to reserve they open up to other owners in that season which is why they suggested calling at 12/31--ten months out. If you don't get anything at that point then I would call daily. You could still try between then and now as an owner might call and release theirs but the highest likelihood is at that point.
FYI--the easiest season to try to trade is silver so that works in your favor.
 

abcmanzer

TUG Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2007
Messages
110
Reaction score
0
Points
226
Location
NJ between AC and Philly
I own week 39 at Harborside (silver season). I want to make an 09 reservation for another silver season week (10/31/09). I called today - no rooms available. She said not to call back until 12/31/08 because of the preference period fixed week owners have. I was under the impression I should call daily, or more often at least.
I am a Gold fixed/float week owner, who has posted before on my difficulties switching weeks within my season. I have made a total of 30+ phone calls and finally got a reservation for the weekend I wanted exactly at the 8 months window. I did NOT get the check-in day that I wanted however, so even at exactly 8 months out it can be tough. I think that it is a total luck of the draw in calling day-to-day, and wish you luck if you try that strategy. I, myself got frustrated calling that way after the first 10-20 times. :annoyed:
 
Top