Actually, I think this is a valid point. I believe we discussed membership vs public in another thread earlier this week, and this is a good example of the disconnect between the two.Please delete this mesage and refer people to visit the sightings board for a good sighting. There are not many 2br available and it's unfair to post it on the public board
It would be nice if the forum software supported including some threads that are only visible to members. If possible, then we could include it here without worry. I think this would be an improvement for various topics, which was my point in my posting earlier this week in another thread. Not all threads should be public, and in fact at some point a public thread might even need to be restricted to members. Is that flexibility possible with this forum software?We go with a middle ground--perhaps a suggestion to check the sightings board for an item of interest to Starwood owners?
1) For 3 days, only Starwood owners can see and reserve other Starwood resorts, so I'm sure that's why it was posted here.Please delete this mesage and refer people to visit the sightings board for a good sighting. There are not many 2br available and it's unfair to post it on the public board
Yes, but it would be a nice way to encourage Starwood owners who are not TUG members to join.1) For 3 days, only Starwood owners can see and reserve other Starwood resorts, so I'm sure that's why it was posted here.
True, but I doubt most people constantly check their II accounts to see what's available.2) This info. is available to the public and anyone with a II Acct. can see it whether they are a TUG members or not.
I think the way Kath posted the exchange was correct. She got a great exchange, but did not expose what was on the sightings board.So Katherine's post was okay because she was letting people to know about the sighting, but it did invite people to look at II today that would otherwise not have known, which could affect the ongoing searches that others have placed today, knowing they might get something on Monday morning.
I think salesmen have way more to be bitter about than an II sighting... such as, I don't know, our "RESCIND NOW!!!" mantra. How exactly do you think ticking off salesmen could hurt us, eventually?Yes, I think that is true, but salespeople at the Hyatts, Starwoods, Marriotts, and even some of the owners at these resorts, often are bitter that a resale week can pull these bulk banks. I think this could hurt us, eventually. So at least if the information is under Sightings, it is the members who see it. Now if a salesperson at Harborside paid for a membership, that salesperson would already know what we know.
rickandcindy23, you ROCK. I frantically have been on the phone with several people seeing if they would commit to go to Ricky Martin's favorite resort. Booked two weeks and I am super excited.I think the way Kath posted the exchange was correct. She got a great exchange, but did not expose what was on the sightings board.
Isn't the whole purpose of this board to learn how to better use your ownership and exchange information?
Lisa, even though this doesn't belong here, because it is a Wyndham issue, I will share what happened when people were bragging to their sales people, and on this site and the other timeshare sites. They talked up their RCI trades with low numbers of points, and they were using their points for rentals for some extra cash, but they made a huge deal of the lack of value for the developer purchases (with the salespeople). These same people were buying up lots of points for pennies on the dollar on eBay and basically told timeshare salespeople just how they were doing everything through resale, so why pay $20K for a new purchase?I think salesmen have way more to be bitter about than an II sighting... such as, I don't know, our "RESCIND NOW!!!" mantra. How exactly do you think ticking off salesmen could hurt us, eventually?
Personally, I consider this debate to be a "meh." If I were a lurker who received such valuable information, I'd join just as a sign of gratitude.