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Just rescinded my purchase, now what's next?

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Curious, what price did they offer to pay for your resale? What you paid for it?
The price they offered was what they sold it for (retail)... to the original buyer.
A significant sum to be sure, but it left an absurd amount to pay for a "new" TS.

I did my own upgrade by adding a unit at an affiliate for cost of transfer only.
Thanks to the TUG member who gave it away and the "Bargain Deals" forum.

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none of the new HGVC resorts (where HGVC is simply managing the sales and operations but another investor is paying for the development) are available for upgrade - even for direct purchases.
It is true that affiliates are different, but I am not sure this statement is universally true. I do know that within the Strand Capital Group (Anderson Ocean Club, Ocean 22 and Ocean Oak) you can upgrade.
 

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It is true that affiliates are different, but I am not sure this statement is universally true. I do know that within the Strand Capital Group (Anderson Ocean Club, Ocean 22 and Ocean Oak) you can upgrade.
As of two weeks ago, you couldn't upgrade into either of those. I saw in official HGVC documentation they showed me, which I have no reason to believe wasn't accurate. Things are a changing after the IPO.
 

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As of two weeks ago, you couldn't upgrade into either of those. I saw in official HGVC documentation they showed me, which I have no reason to believe wasn't accurate. Things are a changing after the IPO.
Thanks, I stand corrected then because my information was over a year ago. Wow, I personally think that will hurt direct sales (but that ain't my problem).
 

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Thanks, I stand corrected then because my information was over a year ago. Wow, I personally think that will hurt direct sales (but that ain't my problem).
They are still allowing upgrades into HGVC-developed properties (including KL Phase 3 as well as the never ending recycling of older resorts).
 

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As of two weeks ago, you couldn't upgrade into either of those. I saw in official HGVC documentation they showed me, which I have no reason to believe wasn't accurate. Things are a changing after the IPO.
Did this also even apply within the same affiliate resort?
 

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Did this also even apply within the same affiliate resort?
I would assume not, but I don't know. The restriction was for recent developments (Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Washington DC, new Waikiki development), so mostly would impact people who own older developments.
 

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Of course, the sales-weasel is lying. Resales can get an upgrade option.
At an "owner's update," they offered to credit my resale-TS against a new one.
Of course the deal was crap: Lose a perfectly good TS to pay full-freight for another one.

There are reports that resale-owners are not often invited to "owner's updates" anymore.
No loss there, IMHO.

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Ok....I'd be more careful then. The sales guy told me that if I add my parents as co-owners onto the deed, they will be able to share my HHonors Gold status(earned through hotel stay or credit card, not from elite). I searched around a little bit, but seems no one mentioned this at all.
Is this an known benefit? or just another dirty lie...
 

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I believe the Hilton Honors is restricted to the primary owner, but could be wrong.
 

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AFAIK... Co-owners do get a joint-membership in HHonors. Thus, DW and I share a single HHonors account number. HHonors allows joint membership only by HGVC owners.

However... What I've discovered is that HHonors bookings can made only in the name of the first or primary-member. If the booking is really for another co-owner, their name needs to be added as a "guest" so they can check-in. It's what I had to do when DW went off to visit a relate.

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Ok....I'd be more careful then. The sales guy told me that if I add my parents as co-owners onto the deed, they will be able to share my HHonors Gold status(earned through hotel stay or credit card, not from elite). I searched around a little bit, but seems no one mentioned this at all.
Is this an known benefit? or just another dirty lie...
I don't know about that, but you can get a Hilton AMEX and add your parents as auth users and book them hotel stays if you want to. I have booked the hotels for both of my kids and they get the same benefits as I do when they check in - they are not associated with my HGVC account at all.
 

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AFAIK... Co-owners do get a joint-membership in HHonors. Thus, DW and I share a single HHonors account number. HHonors allows joint membership only by HGVC owners.

However... What I've discovered is that HHonors bookings can made only in the name of the first or primary-member. If the booking is really for another co-owner, their name needs to be added as a "guest" so they can check-in. It's what I had to do when DW went off to visit a relate.

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One scenario this doesn't work with either way is corporate bookings, since my wife is required to book through her companies travel agency to get their corporate discount, therefore I couldn't book it for her. I'm guessing she could put my HHonors code in the rewards member # field (since my guess is their travel agent can put anything in that field whether it's valid or not), then the hotel would have to validate it, at which point that would see her name is on the account.
 
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