Thanks for the inside scoop.
We paid 18K for 105,000 points. We were told we could get a week or longer in a resort for those points. We soon realized that was BS. We can get 4 nights somewhere. We can get the same 4 nights on Kayak for less than our annual fee. We'll never save enough to recover our 18K.
In one post you said "The whole purpose/ process to sell to an owner is "Finding the pain". Make them feel they were sold wrong package before and show them how you can fix it without costing them anymore money."
How do you fix it without costing more money? What should we be asking for?
You will never be able to get back the money you spent. You can default/foreclose on it if you have to. You can also learn the PIC plus program and get a cheap resale 3 bedroom deed to enroll into PIC to be at VIP bronze for another 49,000 points. A 3 bedroom PIC is worth 254,000, so you'd have 408,000 developer points to work with, which is enough for a few weeks.
I don't think bronze is worth the $8,000-9,000 pricetag on the 49,000 points for me because the benefits only apply to developer points (I'm 100% resale), but since there's not way to undo your purchase, it might be better to just do that so you at least get some VIP benefits with the high price tag of your original purchase. Bronze at least lets you have 15% off, 1 extra housekeeping token for short stays, suite upgrades at 2 weeks out (if available), and 1 reciprical ARP reservation at 11 months for hard to book places like Clearwater.
If I were to buy 49,000 points, I would only be able to get the VIP benefits on those points plus the 254,000 PIC points. My 805,000 resale points won't be eligible for any of the benefits above, hence why I don't bother with it.