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I See a Reprimand in Someone's Future

lawgs

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another funny thing is ....he says his ONE bedroom often gets 2 bedrooms in exchange

when you do a search with a 2 bedroom using his dates....

his resort only comes up with one bedrooms for exchange into....what a joke...

ours is a strong trader or should be week 52 at olcc and we do not see a lot o the weeks he mentioned....now granted my search is today and not january 14th....but methinks there is something rotten in the state of VV on the Parkway and its trading power....


maybe someone should send him an email asking if RCI has waived ....the below:

From Madge

There was a thread in this forum that addressed this issue and several references have been made to it. However, that thread may have been purged as the links to it are no longer working.

Following is information I have posted in response to questions about this issue in the past. If you have additional questions or would like clarification, please let me know.


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It is a violation of RCI's Terms and Conditions of Membership (Section 8) to rent, sell, barter, or auction, a deposited week or confirmed exchange, even if a Guest Certificate is purchased. Violation of this guideline could result in the termination of your RCI membership.

You may give a vacation to a friend or family member via the RCI Guest Certificate; however, you may not receive any compensation beyond the price of the exchange and Guest Certificate fees. Compensation includes anything of value, even another exchange vacation.

Following are a few of the reasons RCI prohibits deposited weeks and exchange vacations from being sold:

1) Accurate representation of Trading Power value -- RCI has contracts with its affiliated resorts and is in a better position to influence information provided about its program.

2) Fair exchange policy - RCI's program strives to provide a vacation that is comparable to the one you own. If members buy a deposited week from a resort they've never visited, RCI has no way to gauge their expectations.

3) Support for timeshare sales and purchases -- Most people who want higher quality vacation exchanges invest in the purchase of higher quality weeks. When these weeks are deposited with RCI, they in turn provide exchange families with a better selection and quality of inventory from which to choose. Travelers would not be incented to upgrade their purchases if they could simply buy the "interest" for a fraction of the purchase price per year.

4) The demand among RCI members for certain areas and times of year is overwhelming (school breaks, holidays, etc.) This is magnified when non-members can compete for the same space.

If you can't use a confimed exchange, cancel it and make the unit available to other RCI members who may be requesting it. When members rent or swap confirmed exchanges, they undermine RCI's program to the detriment of other members. If a member is waiting for a vacation, he would indeed be upset to think that prime exchange units were being offered to the general public or traded among friends instead of being released.

RCI works hard to keep its exchange program viable and to satisfy its subscribing members. Maintaining control of our inventory is crucial to our ability to do this.


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gjw007

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Vacation Village at Parkway is an RCI Points resort althogh I do understand that it sals use a ladder-scheme and will sell fixed weeks (I heard this from a sale person while attending a presentation at Hilton's GVC, so take it for what its worth). To the best of my knowledge, all units are 2-bedroom lockouts. The total sq. footage of the 2-bedroom unit is 1500 sq. ft but Suite A is about 1000 sq. ft. and Suite B is about 500 sq. ft. It appears that he is trying to rent out the lockouts. He also has another ad for Hawaii.
 
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klynn said:
Jim, Here is a lady who currently has 28 aucitons. I inquired about one of them and she wrote back telling me it was an RCI exchange. If you're interested here is a link:

www.bidshares.com/auctions/index.cfm?fuseaction=act_search&userid=26949

I think this kind of thing happenes often.

The most interesting thing about these auctions is that NOT ONE of them has a bid. Just goes to show you how weak bidshares is as a timeshare rental venue.
 

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BocaBum99 said:
The most interesting thing about these auctions is that NOT ONE of them has a bid. Just goes to show you how weak bidshares is as a timeshare rental venue.

I noticed that. Google took me to bidshares yesterday, to look for Orange Lake deals for a TUG thread. Not one had a bid, and their reserves are hidden. You have to search for them.

BTW, I don't care what someone else does in violation of anyone else's rules. It is none of my business. There always has been and probably always will be a bunch of it going on. I am not the RCI police.

As I have said before, when we first got involved in timesharing, the impression that was given to us by the sales people was that we could do quite well selling exchanges to prime locations. That has been reaffirmed in sales pitches several times since. In '99, Georgio at EVR at Poipu said that he gets $14000 for prime Caribbean exchanges!

So, yeah, the person could be unaware that they are doing anything wrong.

I just posted for informational purposes, to inform TUG readers, since this is a common topic here and TUG users have been reprimanded.
 
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I just sent him an email asking if he is awear of the RCI rule.
 
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