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On the Spot Timeshare Disposal

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Does anyone have any experience with or knaowledge of a company name On the Spot Timeshare Disposal?
 

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They are going to charge you a large upfront fee (thousands $$$).

Before you consider using a company like this, please consider giving your timeshare away to someone who wants it - http://www.tugbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132509
I have had it in the TUG marektplace for months with no interest and have padi the 2012 fees with no reimbursement necessary but still nothing. We have owned it for 15 years and used it one time so we really need to dispose of it. We have a beach house and other than going there we usually visit family and friends elsewhere.
 

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Oddly enough, I have been in a brief conversation recently with a Diamond employee in their resale department.

This is a perfect example for me to ask their strategy for this situation (ie I see that you have the property listed for a dollar on TUG already)

have you previously contacted Diamond to see if they would take it back?
 

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I have had it in the TUG marektplace for months with no interest and have padi the 2012 fees with no reimbursement necessary but still nothing. We have owned it for 15 years and used it one time so we really need to dispose of it. We have a beach house and other than going there we usually visit family and friends elsewhere.

Please note that the TUG Bargain Deals Forum and the TUG Marketplace are 2 different locations, with different readers. I highly recommend that you list it in on the Bargain Deals forum, and bump it once a week with new info. See the link above.
 

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Have you previously contacted Diamond to see if they would take it back?

IMO this should be your first step. If they say "No", wait 4-6 weeks or so and ask again. No harm, no foul. As I have mentioned on other threads I have successfuly divested myself of 4 Weeks this way.

George
 

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IMO this should be your first step. If they say "No", wait 4-6 weeks or so and ask again. No harm, no foul. As I have mentioned on other threads I have successfuly divested myself of 4 Weeks this way.

George

Do you simply call them and say I would like to give my week back to you? If so is there a department that is best to ask for and do you by any chance have any contact info on them? Thanks so much for this guidance.
 

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Oddly enough, I have been in a brief conversation recently with a Diamond employee in their resale department.

This is a perfect example for me to ask their strategy for this situation (ie I see that you have the property listed for a dollar on TUG already)

have you previously contacted Diamond to see if they would take it back?

I have not Brian do you by any chance have any contact info and guidance for the department I should request when I call? Thanks for your help and have a great weekend!
 

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My recommendation...

Do you simply call them and say I would like to give my week back to you?

Write, don't call --- and politely request the courtesy of a written response in return (as well as procedural instructions, if the "deedback" is to be accepted).

After all, do you really want to accept a telephone answer on such an important matter from a bored receptionist (...or worse, from a clueless call center operator?) :shrug: :eek: :shrug:
 
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Do you simply call them and say I would like to give my week back to you? If so is there a department that is best to ask for and do you by any chance have any contact info on them? Thanks so much for this guidance.

Just call the Resort and tell the person answering the phone that you want to discuss deeding your Week back to the HOA. Who to talk to is dicey. Just work your way through the organization. Eventually you will get a person who can give you a definitive answer. If the answer is "No", try again in 6 to 8 weeks. With one resort it took me almost a year and a half before they agreed to take back my Week. In the interim just keep using it, depositing it for points, renting it, or whatever.

George
 

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Write, don't call --- and politely request the courtesy of a written response in return (as well as procedural instructions, if the "deedback" is to be accepted).

After all, do you really want to accept a telephone answer on such an important matter from a bored receptionist (...or worse, from a clueless call center operator?) :shrug: :eek: :shrug:

At least with the all too well known Wastegate writing & asking for a response is a total waste of time. They will never respond in writing or by phone to any letters/messages sent or left on voicemail. Your only hope is actually getting someone on the line that will talk to you and you had better get the exact name, telephone extension and an email (if you can) as the chance that you will ever hear from them again by any means is extremely remote. That is SOP at Wastegate for anything but sales contacts. Somehow those Weasels are always able to find a way to reach you.
 

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Oddly enough, I have been in a brief conversation recently with a Diamond employee in their resale department.

This is a perfect example for me to ask their strategy for this situation (ie I see that you have the property listed for a dollar on TUG already)

have you previously contacted Diamond to see if they would take it back?

just as an update to this, since I just recieved a response...I figured id share it.

I was basically told to "discontinue" all further communication with said individual (the diamond employee)...despite Him contacting me first.

how nice aye? (he also took a week to respond with that)

Sorry friend, I was hoping they would at least make an attempt....until one of the larger Developers makes an attempt to thwart the "viking ship" model, they will continue to lose weeks to them IMO.
 

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Does anyone have any experience with or knaowledge of a company name On the Spot Timeshare Disposal?

I received a post card... called in, it was $585 + transfer fee to take over my Vistana Lakes ownership. I found this thread... but looks like all the reply's have nothing to do with the original post and have nothing to contribute to the posters question... Anyone else with input on this company, I would appreciate it. Not looking for more info on how to get rid of it my self...
 

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I received a post card... called in, it was $585 + transfer fee to take over my Vistana Lakes ownership. I found this thread... but looks like all the reply's have nothing to do with the original post and have nothing to contribute to the posters question... Anyone else with input on this company, I would appreciate it. Not looking for more info on how to get rid of it my self...

Make sure the contract states that they actually DO take the Timeshare out of your name...and always double and triple check with your resort afterwards that it isn't in your name anymore...Alot of places say they'll take it out of your name, but when you read the paperwork its just a contract to put it for sale for you on their website

IF(big IF) they do that, you're getting a deal for only $595
 

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I received a post card... called in, it was $585 + transfer fee to take over my Vistana Lakes ownership. I found this thread... but looks like all the reply's have nothing to do with the original post and have nothing to contribute to the posters question... Anyone else with input on this company, I would appreciate it. Not looking for more info on how to get rid of it my self...

The regular posters here would not use a company like this because:
1) We like timeshares and we aren't desparate to give them away
2) We know better than to pay an upfront fee
3) We know how to give away a timeshare without paying someone big bucks

Your timeshare is a strong trader in II for other Starwood resorts. (There is a Starwood to Starwood priority in II, and you could trade this for places like Maui, and the new Cancun resort.) If you put a little effort into it, you could give it away at no cost to yourself, but if you'd rather pay big bucks to an unknown entity - good luck with that! :doh:
 
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