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Never understood why HGVC chose RCI (instead of II)

alwysonvac

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Steve & CaliDave

Thanks for your response and sharing your opinions of the best timeshares Southern California & Florida has to offer.

I think I used the wrong choice of words earlier when I stated “luxury accommodations’.
I really should use the description I gave in my original post - “At a bare minimal, I want an exchange that is at least equivalent in quality and service to my HGVC timeshare”

While the HGVC timeshares are upscale and very nice. HGVC is not in the same category as the Four Seasons, which offers true luxury accommodations.

Based on your descriptions, I think I would be happy to stay at most of the resorts you both listed. It’s good to know the top resorts since my personal preference would be to trade up whenever possible but I would be happy with any resort that matches in quality and service to HGVC.

Thanks again for sharing your thoughts and opinions.
 

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I had considered buying HGVC, but then heard they had an "exclusive" agreement with RCI that precluded owners from using independent exchange companies unless RCI was first given the opportunity to make the exchange. It's one thing if an exchange company won't accept your resort, but quite another if your resort restricts where you deposit the week that you ostensibly OWN. If an owner wants to deposit with an independent, they shouldn't be forced to give RCI "first dibs."
 

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Avery said:
I had considered buying HGVC, but then heard they had an "exclusive" agreement with RCI that precluded owners from using independent exchange companies unless RCI was first given the opportunity to make the exchange. It's one thing if an exchange company won't accept your resort, but quite another if your resort restricts where you deposit the week that you ostensibly OWN. If an owner wants to deposit with an independent, they shouldn't be forced to give RCI "first dibs."
I am sure some more experienced Tuggers will weigh in, but many who own HGVC have had some very successful trades with SFX. I have never heard of RCI having "first dibs"
 

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I've given weeks to SFX without any contact or first dibs wit RCI..
this is completely false
 

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I'll second CaliDave's statement regarding SFX based on my experience.
 

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There has been significant mis-information about HGVC and the independant exchange companies. This link is information direct from the SFX rep on TSforums.com
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Hope this helps
 
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