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Thank You for the great info in 2015! New TS owner for 2016 and purchased wisely!

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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone here for the wealth of information! I was able to purchase the following in 2015 ... I went from no points to 12,000 points!

5000 pt Vegas Strip - $1,250
Seller paid closing costs + transfer fees + 2016 MF
Total paid: $1,250
I have access to the 2015 points and already used them for a stay in Orlando for 5 nights at Parc Soleil for a Christmas Vacation with the family.

7000 pt Tuscany (International Drive) Orlando - $2,500
Buyer paid closing costs + transfer fees + 2016 MF
Total paid: $2,500 + $814.50 (Closing + Transfer) + $1,201.04 (MF + taxes)

Thanks everyone and Happy New Year!!!
 

alwysonvac

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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone here for the wealth of information! I was able to purchase the following in 2015 ... I went from no points to 12,000 points!

5000 pt Vegas Strip - $1,250
Seller paid closing costs + transfer fees + 2016 MF
Total paid: $1,250
I have access to the 2015 points and already used them for a stay in Orlando for 5 nights at Parc Soleil for a Christmas Vacation with the family.

7000 pt Tuscany (International Drive) Orlando - $2,500
Buyer paid closing costs + transfer fees + 2016 MF
Total paid: $2,500 + $814.50 (Closing + Transfer) + $1,201.04 (MF + taxes)

Thanks everyone and Happy New Year!!!

Wow you got them at great prices :clap:
 

clotheshorse

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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone here for the wealth of information! I was able to purchase the following in 2015 ... I went from no points to 12,000 points!

5000 pt Vegas Strip - $1,250
Seller paid closing costs + transfer fees + 2016 MF
Total paid: $1,250
I have access to the 2015 points and already used them for a stay in Orlando for 5 nights at Parc Soleil for a Christmas Vacation with the family.

7000 pt Tuscany (International Drive) Orlando - $2,500
Buyer paid closing costs + transfer fees + 2016 MF
Total paid: $2,500 + $814.50 (Closing + Transfer) + $1,201.04 (MF + taxes)

Thanks everyone and Happy New Year!!!

Great prices, congratulations.
 

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Those are amazing prices and I expect them to be the new normal since the transfer fees are so high for resales now. Enjoy your vacations!
 

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Good stuff. You're a lucky man and I know you and your family will enjoy the. Are you looking to collect any more points?
 

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Those really are terrific prices--where did you find them?!?
 

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and the added bonus of helping out an existing HGVC owner who wanted out! win win!
 

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Congratulations

Congratulations on a great deal! Will Hilton allow you to trade your timeshare points to Hilton Honor points, if you want to?
 

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Great Deal

Congratulations on a great deal! 12000 points would cost anywhere from $60,000-$80,000. Will Hilton allow you to trade your timeshare points to Hilton Honor points, if you want to?
 

presley

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Congratulations on a great deal! Will Hilton allow you to trade your timeshare points to Hilton Honor points, if you want to?

It has to be done the year before the points are awarded. 2016 points needed to be converted by the end of 2015. Now would be the time to convert 2017 points, but they do not show up on the hhonors account until 2017.
 

alwysonvac

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It has to be done the year before the points are awarded. 2016 points needed to be converted by the end of 2015. Now would be the time to convert 2017 points, but they do not show up on the hhonors account until 2017.

HHonors points can also be obtained in the current year when you make a Hilton hotel reservation using HGVC ClubPoints via the HGVC Customer Service desk. You get a lower rate 20:1 (instead of 25:1 when you convert the following year's points which goes directly into your HHonors account). The HGVC Customer Service desk can use a combination of Clubpoints and HHonors points to make your hotel reservation.

NOTE: Once a hotel reservations is made the points can not be returned to your HGVC account. If you cancel your hotel reservations, the points are returned to your HHonors account.

For more details see the HGVC CLUB RULES - http://www.hgvclubprogram.com/content/1Rules-ENG-010116.pdf
 

alwysonvac

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Congratulations on a great deal! 12000 points would cost anywhere from $60,000-$80,000. Will Hilton allow you to trade your timeshare points to Hilton Honor points, if you want to?

The only thing you lose with resale is HGVC ELITE status however that requires 14,000 HGVC point purchased from the developer.

NOTE: The HHonors conversion rate is very low which makes it a less desirable option in most cases when you calculate your out of pocket cost.
 

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Congratulations ! Great prices . I paid $5k for 8400 points GPP -HGVC. Platinum season ( maintenance $1300 ) last November 2015...... I still waiting :). Now I feel like I paid full sale price in compare with your deal . Enjoy it!:clap:
 
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