I own a February week at Causeway on Gull in Minnesota. Hoping to have a retirement party for my husband at that time, I booked an EV on RCI's website for $285.99. Then I stumbled across information about RCI's site to allow government employees access to inventory "overstock". The same week for $264. Now, I AM a state employee and could have taken advantage of that price had I known about it a week sooner. My tough luck, I guess. However, even if I acknowledge RCI's right to sell off inventory as it wishes, why would they offer weeks to non-members for LESS than those offered to members? Doesn't membership buy us any privilege? I think the answer is that membership no longer equals privilege. Cendant is just greedy. A previous post mentioned the no-longer-free guest certificates on extra vacations -- just one more example of taking advantage of those who pay the membership fees. I think I'm done with RCI when my membership runs out. The luster is off the timeshare gem.