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Give back your unwanted wyndham Timeshare - Wyndham Ovations / Wyndham Cares / Certified Exit

PeterS

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You are the first and only to report the free usage with resale when given back. My speculation is that perhaps they were coded as retail but it never hurts to ask when inquiring about certified exit.
Maybe of those who reported here but I have heard of others (unconfirmed).
Here are some possible reasons I think it worked out for us:

We purchased our resale units as pure weeks before the resort was bought by Fairfield.
Maybe they gave us all retail status when they took over.

A few years later they offered to convert it to points for a small fee (if I remember correctly under $1000 for two weeks), which we did,
Maybe the point conversion changed us to retail status.

I bet many longtime owners, who have been through many changes of Fairfield/ Wyndham, weeks/points may not know what their unit is coded as.
I know I didn't, and actually still don't know what it was coded...
Even the Ovation team member couldn't explain why, but recommended to grab it before it goes away.
When I contacted them about 3 months later to make sure everything was fine they said I was lucky as they were no longer offering the 3 years usage to anyone at my old resort.

I am just trying to point out that from my experience, there are no hard and fast rules... they seem to change at the will of Wyndham,
So again ask for everything and if you like the offer... grab it. If not, wait a few months and try again.
 

Bill4728

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Re Shell Vacation's Certified Exit program

As of today, Sept 14, 2021 the three weeks we own at the Mountainside Lodge in Whistler BC, are not being accepted into Shell's Certified Exit program.
 

TUGBrian

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it is interesting that resorts outside the US seem to be excluded from many of the major deedback programs. I believe it relates to the added complexity or issues with closing costs and or changing ownership in a different country (or at least thats the only excuse ive heard from an executive relating to one of those programs)
 

tschwa2

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it is interesting that resorts outside the US seem to be excluded from many of the major deedback programs. I believe it relates to the added complexity or issues with closing costs and or changing ownership in a different country (or at least thats the only excuse ive heard from an executive relating to one of those programs)
I think there are also laws prohibiting (or at least making it very difficult) for these foreign properties to be put in an American land trust and that is what many of the big guys are selling almost exclusively now.
 

Mary Dew

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Wyndham points for Limetree
I called yesterday about getting out of my F/W St. Thomas Limetree contract (205K points) because the maintenance fees are skyrocketing by 87% from 2020 to 2021. I assumed this was a mistake, but the rep informed me that the resort's Board of Directors voted in October to pass on the costs from hurricane damage repairs and increased insurance premiums to the owners. In the 20 years I have owned with Wyndham (first Fairfield) I have never felt this aggrieved.

I was given three exit options:
  1. Transfer to an eligible family member - no cost, maintain MF for 3-4 months until transfer is complete
  2. Outright Certified Exit - no cost, no payout, maintain MF for 3-4 months until exit is complete
  3. Limited Edition Certified Exit - surrender all of my points (note: I have another 405K in CWA) and use them to travel for 3 years, free from MF
The rep also gave me the address for the St. Thomas BOD, to file a complaint; and she also provided information for Wyndham's two featured resellers, who she said are rated well by the BBB and charge no listing fees (no details on their commission though, or whether Wyndham gets a kick back on it):
  1. Fidelity Real Estate 800-410-6889
  2. Timeshare Brokers Associates 877-624-6889
This is the first time in two decades that I have felt unfairly taken advantage of since owning this timeshare. I guess I'm fortunate that it took this long.
Have you been able to get any information on the increase. I missed the assessment so 10 months into the year I see my maintenance fees for Limetree went up 200% $380 to $999 plus management fee. I called but no one returned call. Thanks for any information you can share.
 
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