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Aug 18, 2008
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Northern Virginia
My husband and I bought a week at Williamsburg (week 41 / 2br lock off) back in January. It's a once every three years deed, and our II membership gives us a bonus week every year. Originally I thought we would gradually upgrade (through the resort) to a yearly unit with a better week (haven't done this yet thought). After finally finding this site I now realize we got hosed, since we don't have a week with a lot of trading power and the ACs from II are pretty much not going to do anything for us. We have 4 kids all school aged so we can really only travel during the summer months. Although, my husband and I do have the ability to travel off season without kids. So I'm thinking that this TS will be mainly for that purpose.

My question now is that I would like to start from scratch and buy a new TS (resale of course) that will mainly be for trading and will get us a great deal of flexibility. I understand that I should buy somewhere that we would actually want to go on a regular basis but I guess I want my cake and eat it too. I was looking at the RCI point system and I'm wondering if all points are equal or does it matter where and when your resort week is. I'm also confused with the floating week concept, it seems to me that if you have to lock in a week before it can be deposited then it would be difficult to get one of the better weeks. Could someone please clear this up for me.



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Jun 6, 2005
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McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.
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Grandview At Las Vegas

[triennial - points]
Points Are Points.

I'm wondering if all points are equal or does it matter where and when your resort week is.
Points are points.

Mox nix which points timeshare(s) the points come from.

I'm talking RCI points. On other timeshare points systems, I am a total doofus -- a worse doofus than I am on everything else. ( So it goes. )

If I had it to do over, instead of buying a dinky points timeshare I would have leased a points timeshare, 3 years, renewable, RTU, works just like a deeded points timeshare for points-based timeshare exchnges.

Live & learn, eh ?

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​



Jun 6, 2005
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Northern, CA
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WKORV, WKV, SDO, 4-Kauai Beach Villas, Island Park Village (Yellowstone), Hyatt High Sierra, Dolphin's Cove (Anaheim) NEW: 2 Lawa'i Beach Resort!
Hi Jennifer & welcome to TUG! :hi:

These are my recommendations for buying a TS.

For more info. on RCI points, visit the Points forum on TUG.