….For our current purchase we have upgraded to an EY 10080pt HGVC deed at Ocean Tower in HI for 17k +17K bonus pts and HGV Max. We are all in for ~47K, no financing and our maintenance fees have not changed. We are not likely ever going to Hawaii, but were primarily after more points and more location flexibility- which is exactly what we got.
Rescind and research is always the preferred option since timeshare owners only have only one chance to rescind compared to endless opportunities to buy from the developer (if you still want to go down that path after your research
You’re on your third purchase from the developer. Going from $30k in sunken cost to close to $50k with this most recent upgrade. The sales team will always come up with some new excuse on why you need to spend additional $$ (more points, higher status, lower maintenance fees, newest resort, new program, etc.). They‘re not looking out for your best interest, like any salesman they’re looking to make their commission.
If you decide a week, month or year from now that you want out, you will be lucky to get back $6,300 ($1/point) for your one bedroom Gold week (originally 6300 points).
Here’s the asking price for a one bedroom platinum resale from Redweek.com (link
More resorts might seems like a major enhancement but is it really at locations that are on your bucket list?
Look at the map below. Would you really visit these new DRI locations more than once? Is it worth the extra cost?
For some resort/locations/travel periods, demand will always be greater than the supply (peak ski season, summer beach weeks, major holidays/events, etc).
From HGVC March 2021 Presentation (link
As a result, popular resorts/locations/unit types are immediately grabbed as soon as the booking window opens. These occurs in all timeshare systems. Opening up inventory several months later via HGVC MAX will only mean little to no availability especially during peak travel weeks and/or at high demand resorts/locations.
Some examples within HGVC
I know several people have noted the total lack of availability at Ocean Oak (Hilton Head) through the end of 2020. Did anyone ever get an answer from HGV why this is the case? (I've tried to read through the threads... I apologize if this has been answered elsewhere.)
Has anyone booked a stay here at the 9 month window recently? Wondering what availability is like? I was thinking of booking for Presidents Day week in 2022. Should I start walking a reservation now? It’s particularly annoying to do that since this resort can not be booked on the app, and would...
We have checked for the past few years (minus this one) to try to get this property but, of course, we want to go in summer. Any non-owners ever have luck getting a unit in July? Just wondering if it is really possible!! Thanks in advance.
Just a quick question on walking a reservation. Is it better to already have an existing reservation and change it or start a brand new reservation? Does the time you take entering your credit card for the transaction make it more difficult to book those popular resorts? When I walked a...
Beware of affiliated resorts within any timeshare system. It may mean limited availability depending on the arrangement.
Some examples within HGVC
There are 17 resorts on Florida West Coast broken down into 9 on Captiva Island 3 on Sanibel Island 5 on Marco Island Has anyone done a better analysis such as the most desirable locations or tips on how to book them? They all appear to have limited availability and are hard to book. I see a...
We just returned from a stay at Plantation Beach Club - Indian River Plantation. While there I had an interesting conversation with the on-site HGVC sales-rep... Amanda has been there 19 years and she's more a transfer + enrollment agent. There's no active sales operation, but she'll mention...
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