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[RCI Points] Convert or purchase through resale?

Debbyd57

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We are interested in converting to RCI points. If we are to purchase a resale that is already in RCI points, would the RCI points account convert to us or would we have to pay to convert to RCI points? What would be cheaper, purchase a week which includes RCI points or convert the resort we already own in weeks (Landmark Holiday Beach resort) to points? What are people currently paying to convert to points through the resort? Thanks. Debby
 
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I moved your thread to the Points Forum where you will get expert help. There are some recent threads on this topic that may be helpful to you.
 

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We are interested in converting to RCI points. If we are to purchase a resale that is already in RCI points, would the RCI points account convert to us or would we have to pay to convert to RCI points? What would be cheaper, purchase a week which includes RCI points or convert the resort we already own in weeks (Landmark Holiday Beach resort) to points? What are people currently paying to convert to points through the resort? Thanks. Debby

In general,
- If you buy a TS which has been converted to RCI points, you as the new owner will be in RCI points ( BUT there are a few resorts which make you reconvert again & a huge TS system ( wyndham) which doesn't allow resale buyers access to RCI points at all)
- Almost always it is cheaper to buy a converted week than it is to convert to RCI points. THIS SHOULDN'T BE TRUE!! BUT IS BECAUSE THE RESORTS CHARGE MUCH MORE THAN THE $200 DOLLARS WHICH RCI CHARGES THEM TO CONVERT TO POINTS. {There are a handfull of resorts which only charge the $ 200 which RCI charges to convert, (Sheraton Vistana is one)} IMHO, I'd never pay more than $400 to convert a week to points. If they ask for anymore than that, tell them you can buy a converted week for that and why should you pay more??
- People pay these large fees because the resort lies to them about what will happen if they don't convert. And just like buying resale instead of buying from the developer, most people don't ever question the story they are being told by the resort/developer.


Good Luck
 
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glandiu

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Bill, If I purchase a Wyndham week resale that is not already converted to RCI points, they do not allow me to convert the week to points? Are all Wyndham weeks purchased a part of the Wyndham points system or do you have to convert them as well? If so, I imagine there is a cost to do so?
 

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If you purchase a Wyndham fixed week that hasn't been converted to points and you would like to then it would cost $2395 for the first week and $995 for each additional weeks at the same time. If you have another week and decide at a later time to convert then it will cost you $2395 for the first week.

You can't convert Wyndham resort to RCI points.

Vincent.
 

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Is it possible to open a points membership with RCI and then just deposit your week into your points account? Also, if the week has 154,000 Wyndham points, those points don't translate into 154,000 RCI points correct? They are just Wyndham points?
 

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Is it possible to open a points membership with RCI and then just deposit your week into your points account? Also, if the week has 154,000 Wyndham points, those points don't translate into 154,000 RCI points correct? They are just Wyndham points?

No, RCI and Wyndham points account are completely separate. When you purchase Wyndham points account, you are given an account to login at Wyndham site. You are likely to be given a RCI week account as well.

You can't deposit Wyndham points into an RCI points account. You are however given an RCI week account if you purchase an RCI affiliate resort. the points deposit into RCI is given is week.

No they don't translate into the same amount. Yes they are just Wyndham points.

If you have the resort in question I may be able to tell you for sure as to what is possible or not.

Vincent.
 
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