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Smallest Wyndham Points Contract?

chapjim

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There is an active eBay listing for 28K points at National Harbor. With 28K, you can book a Friday OR Saturday during Value time (25,500 points) at National Harbor. It will NOT get two week nights ever, even during Value time (15K per night).

The good news is the maintenance fee is $112/year!

The bad news is the Closing Cost is still $199 and the Transfer Fee is still $299.

Think it will sell???
 

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Ill bet it is a mistake but there are 28k contracts out there.

One way to get a free RCI account.
 

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probably not

My family uses from 330k to 340k pts per yr and we had 308k so I was pretty close to buying a 28k. The problem was that the 28k would still leave me short on HK's so I bought 77k instead. However, if my family only did off season trips a 28k contract would be all I would want just to get in on RCI last call stuff, but I'm sure most people travel during peak season so it probably won't sell.
 

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My family uses from 330k to 340k pts per yr and we had 308k so I was pretty close to buying a 28k. The problem was that the 28k would still leave me short on HK's so I bought 77k instead. However, if my family only did off season trips a 28k contract would be all I would want just to get in on RCI last call stuff, but I'm sure most people travel during peak season so it probably won't sell.

The lowest points contract was at 4,000 points at Westwinds. The person was thinking of selling it and his fixed week contract (converted week, if I remember) as a package. I was talking with the owner about buying it but decided not to.
 

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My family uses from 330k to 340k pts per yr and we had 308k so I was pretty close to buying a 28k. The problem was that the 28k would still leave me short on HK's so I bought 77k instead. However, if my family only did off season trips a 28k contract would be all I would want just to get in on RCI last call stuff, but I'm sure most people travel during peak season so it probably won't sell.

If it doesnt sell thay will reduce the fees and try again..a similar 28k contract sold today for $287, all fees incl

Buying a contract like this for the included RCI membership makes sense to me. Consider it a cheap vacation club, with access to RCIs last call
 
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If it doesnt sell thay will reduce the fees and try again..a similar 28k contract sold today for $287, all fees incl

Buying a contract like this for the included RCI membership makes sense to me. Consider it a cheap vacation club, with access to RCIs last call

Not a bad idea given the give away prices RCI has been known to use.
 

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If the annual MF is still more than the RCI annual fee, it does not make any sense to own such a contract. I don't think there is any real use for such low points. I have 24k points left for next year that I can not find any use for. It is a good contract to own when you could trade 28k points as a blue studio in RCI and II.
 

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If the annual MF is still more than the RCI annual fee, it does not make any sense to own such a contract. I don't think there is any real use for such low points. I have 24k points left for next year that I can not find any use for. It is a good contract to own when you could trade 28k points as a blue studio in RCI and II.

Can you buy a RCI membership without owning a timeshare ?

I agree that 28000 points is small, but not useless. I can do 3 nights at Bonnet Creek later this month for less, or put next years points in the credit pool and stay 5 days

Thats staying in a pretty nice place for less than $50 a night
 

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For 2012 Wyndham has increased their program fee.

It is on their December 2011 billing statement.

If you have a small contract for "Members without PlusPartners it is $.51 per 1,000 points or a minimum Program Fee charge of $98.00 per year, whichever is greater."

This must be their way to eliminate the "free RCI account" for the ones who buy a small contract to get a RCI weeks account.

Good news is that every other years program fee (Biennial) is now back to what it was before 2011 (not doubled).
 
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Can you buy a RCI membership without owning a timeshare ?

I agree that 28000 points is small, but not useless. I can do 3 nights at Bonnet Creek later this month for less, or put next years points in the credit pool and stay 5 days

Thats staying in a pretty nice place for less than $50 a night

Ron I agree if you already have other contracts. But if someone ONLY owns 28K points wont they have to pay housekeeping fees and possibly a reservation transaction? I think he would only get 28 Housekeeping credits (which will only get you a studio) and less than 1 reservation transaction Not sure but If OP is about to purchased he should look into...

just saw OP has 2.95 million Wyndham points! My comment may be valid for others.
 
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Sorry to disagree but it is Great News not good news.

This would indeed be Great News -- do we have confirmation of it? I just spoke to an advisor while I credit pooled my 2012 points and she didn't know anything about it. She offered to connect me to Financial Services, but I didn't have time (15 minutes of waiting to get connected to her!!).

It will be great if we can confirm this.

Thanks!
 

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I just looked on Wyndhams web site at my 2012 statement dated a day or so ago as I have EOY contracts and wanted to verify this. Here is a copy of the paragraph concerning Program Fees that was in the letter they will be sending me thru the mail:

"Below you will find the 2012 CLUB WYNDHAM® Plus Program Fees as approved by your Board of Directors. Effective January 1, fees are based on your annual point allocation or half of your biennial point allocation".

My monthly payment is a little less than last years due to them finally righting their wrong. Would like to know how much extra they made last year charging all EOY contracts the full amount vice just half.

Looks like maintenance fees for Smokey Mountains go from $3.92 to $4.17 next year.

Doug
 

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Looks like maintenance fees for Smokey Mountains go from $3.92 to $4.17 next year.

I noticed that too... 8.53% increase in MFs portion. The reserve fund and taxes didn't change...so a 6.38% increase overall. They're still relatively low... but is this a case of developer subsidies being reduced?
 
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