I believe vacationhopeful addressed that in post #67:Because Interval generally requires depositing a full week. What you'll own with Westgate isn't a full week, it's just four nights. Westgate may have verbally told you that you can deposit into Interval, but Westgate sales agents have quite a reputation for lying.
"Westgate (when they deposit a unit representing YOUR SHORT STAY OWNERSHIP) is most likely depositing a FULL WEEK to II for trading. And you are getting a FULL WEEK trade, because THAT is due to the contract relationship Westgate has with II .. full week deposits and trades to its partial week members."
They have the most timeshares in Orlando, and there seems to always be something available there. The Casino one bedroom is an elite suite, however. Furthermore, although the Orlando suites are readily available, other locations are not that easy to get. Miami is rarely available, Myrtle Beach is elite only in the summer months and Utah is elite during snow season. I can get 2 studio suites at the casino through my vacation club, but not the luxury one bedroom suite that I was going to buy.Also, II has more Westgate weeks than they can find occupants for. In Orlando, the Westgates tend to be among the last timeshares to fill up. So, it’s not as if Interval is begging for more Westgate deposits.
Up until this point, I don't believe I have been arguing at all. I would have to argue that I have not argued. LOL. My impression is that the mere mention of Westgate sets some posters off. My guess is that their hatred of Westgate is personal. I think thats where I encountered some problems because most people wouldn't dare say a positive word about Westgate on this forum. As dominidude pointed out in post #94:I think you encountered some problems on this thread because you asked for advice, and then argued against the advice people were giving you.
"You are the very first person who I've read has anything positive to say about Westgate. In my view, Westgate timeshares are way overpriced for what you get, even if you buy resale. You bought at sticker price directly from the developer and seem to like the product, like I said, that's a first."
Really?! 30? Wow! Perhaps being a timeshare owner is more like a lifestyle, comparable to owning a boat. You must pay a fortune in maintenance fees! Do you own them to rent out? Is that profitable?Some of the folks here “live and breathe” timeshares (I own about 30, myself) so they get upset when a new member acts as if TUG members don’t know much about timeshares. If a new member here just asks, “Is timeshare for me? And if, so, which one would suit me best?” then they generally get a friendly reception and good advice
In my defense, I have been asking questions throughout this thread. If anyone doesn't know much about timeshares, its me, and I'll be the first to admit it.