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Hello,

I resently purchased a week [details removed] using RCI points. Something has come up and we won't be able to go. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get rid of the week without a loss? The resort can't help and if I pass it back to RCI I will lose my transaction fee, plus 75% of the points.

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Tailor
 
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aliikai2

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There is no way within the rules where you can come out whole. You can give the week to a friend for the Guest Certificate fee, you can cancel, you can let it sit empty. Sorry but RCI made the rules and you agreed to them when you became a member.

Greg
 

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I would advertise that you have a week that you can't use and see if someone can take it off of your hands. Otherwise, you'll be at a complete loss. Good Luck!
 

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Please note that publicly advertising an exchange for rent can bring unwanted attention from the exchange company, or someone may report you. On one hand you have an obligation to the renter to reveal that it is an exchange because of the inherant risks involved - on the other hand, that's not good info. to publish on a public forum. Be careful.
 

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Bad advice

If you advertise and find "someone to Take it off your hands" RCI can and will cancel this exchange, freeze your account, and leave your " Guest "without a place to stay. It simply is not worth taking the chance. Cancel it, take your lumps and maybe next time you should by their exchange insurance;) , Greg

I would advertise that you have a week that you can't use and see if someone can take it off of your hands. Otherwise, you'll be at a complete loss. Good Luck!
 

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If you advertise and find "someone to Take it off your hands" RCI can and will cancel this exchange, freeze your account, and leave your " Guest "without a place to stay. It simply is not worth taking the chance. Cancel it, take your lumps and maybe next time you should by their exchange insurance;) , Greg

Thank you for the correction. Renting my timeshare for dates I cannot use it has worked in the past for my husband and I, but perhaps we just got lucky that no one reported us. Good to know.
 

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Thank you for the correction. Renting my timeshare for dates I cannot use it has worked in the past for my husband and I, but perhaps we just got lucky that no one reported us. Good to know.

It is usually OK to rent weeks you "own" - you just can't rent weeks that you only control because you got them from RCI in an exchange.

For example I own a 2 bedroom week 16 at Meadow Lake in Montana and I can give it or rent it to anyone I want because I "own" it. But, almost every year I trade it into RCI and get other places to use - this year I swapped it for a week 30 at Pend Orelle Shores in Idaho. If I tried to rent the POS week 30, I would be in violation of the RCI agreement I agreed to and subject to cancellation of that agreement with RCI.
 
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