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Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 10, 2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,505
Posted By JMAESD84
I chose timeshare ownership over the option of...

I chose timeshare ownership over the option of having a second home and built my portfolio with a concrete plan regarding my life as a "snow bird" once retired.

I'm closing now for additional...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting February 3, 2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,267
Posted By JMAESD84
It is possible to directly contact the (PCC...

It is possible to directly contact the (PCC fueled) power sellers on eBay to sell your timeshare directly on a commission basis. I haven't done this myself so I don't no the exact terms available...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting January 16, 2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 24,141
Posted By JMAESD84
I've posted several times in the past my opinion...

I've posted several times in the past my opinion that resorts need to deliver VALUE. This VALUE PROPOSITION is very important for the stability of the resort as an ongoing entity.

Adding "value"...
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 4, 2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,710
Posted By JMAESD84
I would recommend against buying a Marriott...

I would recommend against buying a Marriott timeshare NOW, unless you absolutely have to have it, and KNOW it is the time/location that you must have.

A full analysis of the timeshare marketplace...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 23, 2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By JMAESD84
You're predicting that Marriott "weeks" timeshare...

You're predicting that Marriott "weeks" timeshare resale prices are going up, because supply is capped and potentially decreasing over time.

I disagree with this theory.

The factors that cause...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 19, 2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By JMAESD84
I'm not surprised that each of you have EXITED to...

I'm not surprised that each of you have EXITED to the sideline at the moment.

Rock bottom price buyers perform an even greater price support service than an active ROFR buying program. As...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 18, 2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By JMAESD84
TUG Members new bottom price

I've long held the theory that timeshare experts (such as TUG members) set the rock bottom price levels on eBay resale pricing. Experts generally focus on specific resorts or resort groups.

These...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 14, 2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 52,830
Posted By JMAESD84
Of course (access to weeks deposited for points),...

Of course (access to weeks deposited for points), isn't this the dream they are trying to sell to new Points Buyers.

It would seem that they would have to replace this inventory with comparable...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 14, 2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 52,830
Posted By JMAESD84
:hysterical: Weeks converted for points can...

:hysterical:

Weeks converted for points can only see other weeks converted for points. WOW!!

And those first to the enrolled points party think they are going to get exactly what for trades?...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 8, 2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,634
Posted By JMAESD84
I believe that Marriott will only selectively...

I believe that Marriott will only selectively ROFR inventory from a resale market that they hope to destroy.

Once the resale market has bottomed out they will have an ample source of inventory...
Forum: Marriott Resort System June 24, 2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 121,342
Posted By JMAESD84
Never owned Marriott

An impartial opinion regarding this new system.

The new system will significantly reduce the external resale value and effective yield to any current owner wishing to leave the Marriott "family". ...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting June 14, 2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By JMAESD84
I don't know the answer to the "acquired" status,...

I don't know the answer to the "acquired" status, but, most certainly buying more points from the developer is the wrong answer (99.999999%) of the time.
Forum: Exchanging June 9, 2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,410
Posted By JMAESD84
One of the points weeks that I own is triennial...

One of the points weeks that I own is triennial (an 86,500 point week), with points distribution of 28,833 annually.

This is not very many points annually so when you factor the annual membership...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting June 2, 2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,869
Posted By JMAESD84
Cindy, Nicely done. This is just one of...

Cindy,

Nicely done.

This is just one of several creative ways that timeshares can be advertised to folks that have no idea about the timeshare resale market or the low cost inventory that exits...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 22, 2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By JMAESD84
I think you can understand what I'm trying to...

I think you can understand what I'm trying to accomplish. Which is using the POA legal instrument to have another person "stand in your shoes and act in your name" with regard to the timeshare...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 21, 2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By JMAESD84
Power of Attorney - Used for control and use.

I've been bouncing this idea around in my head for a while.

I wonder if a recorded power of attorney for the disposition and use of a timeshare product could be employeed as a method of retaining...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 20, 2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,572
Posted By JMAESD84
Agree completely. I'm sure once this issue is...

Agree completely. I'm sure once this issue is communicated to VIN Inc. this will get resolved to the buyers satisfaction.
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 19, 2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,259
Posted By JMAESD84
I'm still buying. I'm trying to be...

I'm still buying.

I'm trying to be extremely selective in my choices.

My portfolio is already as large as I want it to be at this time to achieve the short term goals I have. I'm also...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 15, 2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,479
Posted By JMAESD84
This sort of thread just never goes away.....well...

This sort of thread just never goes away.....well that is until the moderators :eek:
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 15, 2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 29,555
Posted By JMAESD84
Nice to see many of TUGs seasoned veterans and...

Nice to see many of TUGs seasoned veterans and true pros contributing to what has turned out to be a very upbeat thread about the goodness of timesharing.

To the OP, you are fortunate to have...
Forum: Exchanging May 9, 2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By JMAESD84
All the time. You'll need to go through RCI web...

All the time. You'll need to go through RCI web support to complete the exchange to get the online price.
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 8, 2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By JMAESD84
My last two purchases where just pay closing...

My last two purchases where just pay closing costs and one had the first years use free.

Great time to acquire timeshares if you can afford the costs/risks of owning.
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 8, 2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 527
Posted By JMAESD84
Club Regina....Raintree Points

Have been looking into adding Raintree Points to my portfolio of timeshares. I realize that there was a recent special assessment equal to about a years MF.

Seeking TUG input on regarding...
Forum: Exchanging May 1, 2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By JMAESD84
RCI evidently has a bug in their system (imagine...

RCI evidently has a bug in their system (imagine my surprise). I'm experiencing the same situation now.

WARNING: This explanation will be difficult to follow for those not familiar with the RCI...
Forum: Exchanging April 29, 2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,325
Posted By JMAESD84
If you've got a premium week and you are happy...

If you've got a premium week and you are happy with the trades that you get in the week system, then I don't see any need to convert.

If you want the flexibility/options that points provide you...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting April 27, 2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By JMAESD84
If you only are going to purchase into one points...

If you only are going to purchase into one points system then I would choose RCI points (I'm an owner) as the best for exploiting what the RCI exchange system has to offer(both points and weeks...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting April 9, 2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,773
Posted By JMAESD84
While I can appreciate the difficulties that...

While I can appreciate the difficulties that highly seasonal locations like Cape Cod face, they too should offer a VALUE PROPOSITION to their owners.

I don't live far from Cape Cod and the...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting April 4, 2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,773
Posted By JMAESD84
I agree. I have posted several times about...

I agree.

I have posted several times about this issue and the fact that resorts must offer a VALUE PROPOSITION to their owners. If an current owner no longer sees the value in the ownership and...
Forum: Exchanging March 28, 2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 827
Views: 65,294
Posted By JMAESD84
What is being described here is exactly what...

What is being described here is exactly what Redweek does today. Absent the formula for setting exchange values on deposits, which probably won't be provided by any of the exchange companies.
...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) March 11, 2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By JMAESD84
Westin Mission Hills Resort Villas ($11.50 total)

Westin Mission Hills Resort Villas 2BD/2BA EEY

$11.50

Free Closing and Free 2010 usage.

eBay Item number: 380212661495
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 11, 2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By JMAESD84
Was the full amount of the assessment about equal...

Was the full amount of the assessment about equal to a years maintenance fees.
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 11, 2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By JMAESD84
Does anyone know the status of the special...

Does anyone know the status of the special assessment within the Raintree system?
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 10, 2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,097
Posted By JMAESD84
I would agree with this. This would also be a...

I would agree with this. This would also be a great time for an owner controlled HOA to petition the court to get control of the developer rights, unsold inventory and all marketing rights to the...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 5, 2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By JMAESD84
You can: Choose to go on vacation yourself...

You can:

Choose to go on vacation yourself using your week. (Always an option up until the end).

Reserve a new date as you've stated to extend the period to find a renter.

Deposit with the...
Forum: Exchanging March 2, 2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,969
Posted By JMAESD84
There is nothing inherently wrong with the "buy...

There is nothing inherently wrong with the "buy where you want to go" advise that seeks to assure useful value even if exchanging becomes a problem with your timeshare or the exchange company.
...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting February 23, 2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,679
Posted By JMAESD84
This question suggests that a resale market for...

This question suggests that a resale market for timeshares was ever "established". The resale of timeshares has always been inefficient. Those of us (myself included) who use eBay as a measure of...
Forum: Exchanging February 9, 2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,561
Posted By JMAESD84
If you call RCI Points you'll get transferred to...

If you call RCI Points you'll get transferred to the a points partner agent who will complete the booking. You can also do the transaction on line by following the link provided after logging into...
Forum: Exchanging February 8, 2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,561
Posted By JMAESD84
I've done several flights via RCI points partners...

I've done several flights via RCI points partners and it has worked well for me. The redemption rate (discount) I get is slightly better than my per point costs, so it is a decent alternative use of...
Forum: Exchanging January 31, 2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 836
Posted By JMAESD84
No. Harborside is not affiliated with RCI.

No.

Harborside is not affiliated with RCI.
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting January 30, 2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By JMAESD84
Since virtually every RCI points resort is not...

Since virtually every RCI points resort is not one of the hotel brand resorts you are almost certain to get what you want at a very good price.

The beauty of RCI points is the almost unmatched...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 24, 2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,266
Posted By JMAESD84
The issue of spiraling defaults, due to "walk...

The issue of spiraling defaults, due to "walk away" owners non longer willing or able to pay ever rising maintenance fees, potentially leading to the bankrupcy of the resort has been discussed in...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 23, 2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,266
Posted By JMAESD84
Now nothing about Perry. There has always...

Now nothing about Perry.

There has always been risk and reward in owning timeshares, that will never change. There has never been a set price that timeshares transact at. Multiple weeks of the...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 23, 2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,266
Posted By JMAESD84
I certainly don't want to make this thread all...

I certainly don't want to make this thread all about Perry. Your advise to avoid purchasing timeshares now due to the risks involved my prove correct.

However, your agrument that now is not a...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 23, 2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,266
Posted By JMAESD84
I'm not a perfect human and I agree that the...

I'm not a perfect human and I agree that the timeshare climate is very very risky. If you are thinking of a purchase (even one where you are paid to take ownership) and it is something that you will...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 18, 2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,266
Posted By JMAESD84
"ARDA's Nusbaum says industry woes can be traced...

"ARDA's Nusbaum says industry woes can be traced largely to developers no longer being able to package mortgage debt as asset-backed securities sold to Wall Street."

Claiming developers having to...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting January 11, 2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,162
Posted By JMAESD84
An easy read and spot on.

An easy read and spot on.
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) January 11, 2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,729
Posted By JMAESD84
Interesting. What are WKV 1-bed deluxe platinum...

Interesting. What are WKV 1-bed deluxe platinum (with 67k SOs) pricing out at nowaday's with closing?
Forum: Exchanging January 10, 2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By JMAESD84
Ask for the WEB team

If you run into that "nature of your account problem" ask for the WEB team when you call RCI points. They will get it straightened out and get you the week at the on-line exchange rate.

I had it...
Forum: Exchanging January 10, 2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By JMAESD84
This is a business agreement between the resort...

This is a business agreement between the resort and RCI, who apparently have a significant enough common interest that RCI is willing to limit the exchange benefits of it's members. RCI is an...
Forum: Exchanging January 9, 2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 949
Posted By JMAESD84
If you haven't already deposited your week with...

If you haven't already deposited your week with RCI you should list it for a direct exchange on TUG, since the Marriott's Grande Vista is not RCI.


You should also consider renting out your week...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting January 9, 2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By JMAESD84
Now if there was just a group of TUG members out...

Now if there was just a group of TUG members out there acting as a sort of "watch dog" group who would investigatively engage with these folks, obtaining all the necessary information to submit a...
Forum: All Other Timeshare Systems January 9, 2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,441
Posted By JMAESD84
I'm a second year owner of with a Royal level RHC...

I'm a second year owner of with a Royal level RHC points contract (resale of course) and have used it almost exclusively for NYC reservations (Rome being the exception).

I added RHC points to my...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 8, 2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,448
Posted By JMAESD84
I understand that many folks may have no need to...

I understand that many folks may have no need to become a member of TUG.

IMO - It is a great bargain to be a member.

If you exchange your timeshare(s) with any regularity, and especially if you...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 7, 2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,582
Posted By JMAESD84
YOU have an opinion. YOU expect others to share...

YOU have an opinion. YOU expect others to share your opinion and express disbelief when they don't.

YOUR sense of fairness "overrules" ? Overrules what? Others opinions.:eek:
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting January 6, 2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By JMAESD84
I think that there is still a market for a...

I think that there is still a market for a platinum level. Unfortunately, the $500 transfer fee RHC charges will limit what you will yield from the sale.
Forum: About the Rest of TUG January 5, 2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,614
Posted By JMAESD84
Thanks Brian for all that you do to provide the...

Thanks Brian for all that you do to provide the best website for we timeshare users.

Regarding resort photos.

Can we also have the ability to download resort photos?

This would be a...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting January 1, 2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,008
Posted By JMAESD84
Another interesting eBay listing

http://cgi.ebay.com/TIMESHARE-IN-LOS-VEGAS-NV_W0QQitemZ260531725141QQcmdZViewItemQQptZTimeshares?hash=item3ca8e6a355

I'm guessing Walter just woke from his New Year celebration:rofl:
Forum: Exchanging December 31, 2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,795
Posted By JMAESD84
The OP was able to extend 100,000 points for a...

The OP was able to extend 100,000 points for a year for a fee. The balance was put to use immediately to avoid expiration.

:cheer: Very last minute but things turned out nicely thanks to TUG...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 31, 2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By JMAESD84
I've noted that you have made several posts...

I've noted that you have made several posts questioning the value proposition of RCI points, so I find it surprising that you've started this thread about continuing with RCI points by adding a...
Forum: Exchanging December 30, 2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,149
Posted By JMAESD84
Those of you unhappy with RCI should strongly...

Those of you unhappy with RCI should strongly consider posting what you can trade here at TUG with free direct exchange and also consider Redweek which assigns a point value to your deposit.

I...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 27, 2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 24,008
Posted By JMAESD84
Why can't an HOA who's in a death spiral, use...

Why can't an HOA who's in a death spiral, use bankruptcy to reorganize and re-write the governing documents to give it a better chance of survival after reorganization. Failing reorganization the...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 27, 2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 24,008
Posted By JMAESD84
I'm not a board member for an HOA, but IMO any...

I'm not a board member for an HOA, but IMO any plan that doesn't include obtaining HOA clear title ownership for "non-paying" or potential "non-paying" weeks is a bad plan. Resorts need to have...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 27, 2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 24,008
Posted By JMAESD84
Absolutely, if that is what it takes to deliver...

Absolutely, if that is what it takes to deliver on the "value proposition" why not openly offer to take back weeks. The resort could have stipulations so that they get clear title and even recieve a...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 27, 2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 24,008
Posted By JMAESD84
I think that this is a good article that...

I think that this is a good article that highlights several troubling issues affecting the industry.

I'm affraid that even the "sold-out resorts that have been wisely managed" have been way to...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 25, 2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,008
Posted By JMAESD84
It could also be that they have created a...

It could also be that they have created a judgement proof entity, an LLC in this case, and plan to transfer many valueless timeshares to the LLC. Where the LLC will become a very...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 22, 2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 24,008
Posted By JMAESD84
You can claim that people walking away is the...

You can claim that people walking away is the problem and that increased fees to cover bad debts/collections is the symptom. I claim both are symptoms of the same root problem.

Where I come from...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 22, 2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 24,008
Posted By JMAESD84
I completely agree with you. Well run...

I completely agree with you.

Well run resorts that control costs (including those associated with deadbeats) and that deliver the best value possible to the owners should as a result be delivering...
Forum: Exchanging December 22, 2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By JMAESD84
Most resorts allow you to choose the week that...

Most resorts allow you to choose the week that you want to reserve (based upon availability of course), then you request to deposit your week with II.

Reserving a week with the strongest trade...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 22, 2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 24,008
Posted By JMAESD84
When I use the term "the resort", I do so to...

When I use the term "the resort", I do so to represent the entity that is the decision making and controling entity (the establishment). An HOA exists, with a resort manager employee or...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 20, 2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,998
Posted By JMAESD84
The brand timeshares had the largest devaluation...

The brand timeshares had the largest devaluation of prices in 2009 (in terms of pure $$) and I expect this trend to continue for 2010.

We could be witnessing the collapse of an industry who's...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 20, 2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 24,008
Posted By JMAESD84
.. The example you give sounds very...

..

The example you give sounds very effective. Hopefully, "the resort" is even more effective at keeping all costs down and delivering good value to the owners so that the majority wish to remain...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 20, 2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 24,008
Posted By JMAESD84
True, I think it's been fairly well established...

True, I think it's been fairly well established who "the resort" will turn too to pay the fees. After all, aren't management fees sacred and gauranteed.

I wonder if the tipping point is ever seen...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 20, 2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 24,008
Posted By JMAESD84
I'm not actively looking to increase my inventory...

I'm not actively looking to increase my inventory of timeshares at this time(SOLD ONE and PURCHASED ONE in 2009) but always have an eye out for a truely outstanding deal.

These are challenging...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 20, 2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 24,008
Posted By JMAESD84
Obviously this is a trend that a resort should be...

Obviously this is a trend that a resort should be working to avoid.

Why are so many owners refusing/unable to pay?

Have we done everything to hold down costs and maximize owner value?

Do...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 20, 2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 24,008
Posted By JMAESD84
I agree with Dan. Timeshares are sold on the...

I agree with Dan. Timeshares are sold on the basis that they provide a value proposition to the owner. That value proposition might never have been built in but can certainly be destroyed by...
Forum: Point System Discussions December 19, 2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By JMAESD84
The good news is that 152,000 is enough points to...

The good news is that 152,000 is enough points to reserve anything that does become available. The bad news is you can't do an ongoing search with points so you have to look often to find what you...
Forum: Point System Discussions December 19, 2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By JMAESD84
I'm guessing that you have an RCI points account?...

I'm guessing that you have an RCI points account?

Or will you be using your MIL's account to make a reservation with these points?
Forum: Exchanging December 18, 2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By JMAESD84
What number of points did Redweek offer you? ...

What number of points did Redweek offer you?

Point valuations have been one of the most common complaints about the Redweek system. While I've made many deposits I own some weeks that I will not...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 17, 2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 24,008
Posted By JMAESD84
A clear response that has your own "me" self...

A clear response that has your own "me" self interests first and foremost.




It's your decision to choose to continue to pay.

What if it was the developer that choose to walk away and...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 16, 2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 24,008
Posted By JMAESD84
Many advise NOT walking away because they are...

Many advise NOT walking away because they are protecting their own self interest (calculating that their cost will increase as a result).

I say do whatever it is that you have to do to effectively...
Forum: All Other Timeshare Systems December 16, 2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By JMAESD84
I'm only in my second year with them so it's too...

I'm only in my second year with them so it's too early to say if I'm happy with them yet.

I've seen a couple of things that I find distrubing. The recent special assessment (I was lucky that my...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 16, 2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By JMAESD84
Resort Transfer Fees

I think resort transfer fees (above any nominal record keeping fee) is outrageous. Royal Holiday Clubs $500 fee, Mayans's 10% of original puchase price, both come to mind.

It's like they are...
Forum: Exchanging December 16, 2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,337
Posted By JMAESD84
Thanks for posting the new rates & fees. This is...

Thanks for posting the new rates & fees. This is still a fine deal for those wishing for a trial period for RCI points (walk away if it doesn't seem to fit).

No longer such a good deal if you...
Forum: Exchanging December 15, 2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,337
Posted By JMAESD84
I'll be renewing my lease in 2010 for the $99...

I'll be renewing my lease in 2010 for the $99 fee. I contracted for a fairly large number of points 3 years ago and from the discussions I've read I'm under the impression that only contracts for...
Forum: Exchanging December 15, 2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,337
Posted By JMAESD84
What are the latest terms and costs for these...

What are the latest terms and costs for these leases?
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 14, 2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By JMAESD84
I like this quote from the article: "There...

I like this quote from the article:

"There are phenomenal deals. It just depends on what you want to own," Servais said. "But it's not an investment; it's a pre-arranged vacation for a discount."...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 11, 2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,880
Posted By JMAESD84
Well this statement certainly seems true. I've...

Well this statement certainly seems true. I've purchased from Thomas Ochoa before and had things go well. However, I just recently attempted another purchase that ran into some problems (mostly to...
Forum: Exchanging December 11, 2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By JMAESD84
I mean it could take years to SELL what you own,...

I mean it could take years to SELL what you own, if you needed to unload your holdings in RCI points.
Forum: Exchanging December 10, 2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By JMAESD84
As a clarification it is the higher of 33% of...

As a clarification it is the higher of 33% of your annual points(up to 250,000) or 25,000 per calendar year. So in your example you could use up to 28,833 but you would then be limited to the point...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 9, 2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,340
Posted By JMAESD84
If your a value conscious (cheap) like me, these...

If your a value conscious (cheap) like me, these costs are the main sunken costs of the acquisition. My transaction fees on the purchase side average 150% of purchase price. They are not to be...
Forum: Exchanging December 9, 2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By JMAESD84
Certainly, if you are happy with RCI or II (as...

Certainly, if you are happy with RCI or II (as you've stated) then it's unerstandable to stick with them.

If you've only got a couple of timeshare weeks for exchange and your unsure if you'll get...
Forum: Disney Vacation Club - DVC December 8, 2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,185
Posted By JMAESD84
I've seen a Disney week as high as 136,500 RCI...

I've seen a Disney week as high as 136,500 RCI points.
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 7, 2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,943
Posted By JMAESD84
This is exactly what has caused the collapse of...

This is exactly what has caused the collapse of Manhattan Club prices. Well that and the ability to get the reservations.

Soaring MF's will be the death of timeshare prices. Only those resorts...
Forum: Exchanging December 7, 2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By JMAESD84
I've deposited early and often with Redweek's...

I've deposited early and often with Redweek's Exchange program and have been very satisfied with the system. Everything about the system is done well. They lack a few of the features of the larger...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting December 3, 2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By JMAESD84
This year particularly, rentals with < 60 days...

This year particularly, rentals with < 60 days until check-in is more the norm than the exception at drive to destinations. Fly to vacations tend to be less last minute due to risks with costly...
Forum: Disney Vacation Club - DVC December 2, 2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,185
Posted By JMAESD84
You will need to have a significant number of RCI...

You will need to have a significant number of RCI points should a Disney exchange become available, this is expecially true if you desire a larger unit.

So buying into an RCI points unit you will...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting November 29, 2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By JMAESD84
As I said, everyone will have their own...

As I said, everyone will have their own favorites, as one size does not fit all....and again that was not the point of the thread.

Do the brand name resorts with their sharply lower entry costs...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting November 29, 2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,922
Posted By JMAESD84
Beauty (and Timeshare Value) is in the eye of the...

Beauty (and Timeshare Value) is in the eye of the beholder.
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting November 29, 2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By JMAESD84
My last "best buy" was a Vacation Village at...

My last "best buy" was a Vacation Village at Weston, fixed week 11, converted to 86,500 RCI points, with complementary 2009 points. The complementary points made this a negative entry purchase. ...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting November 29, 2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By JMAESD84
Best Buy

I've always been of the mind to only buy high season, best trade value preferably lock-off units at very nice gold crown resorts that are well managed with stable MF's for $1 (sometimes negative with...
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