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Forum: Exchanging July 8, 2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By TravelSFO
SFX will take your week 52 at Star Island as long...

SFX will take your week 52 at Star Island as long as it has a full kitchen.

www.sfx-resorts.com
Forum: TUG Lounge March 28, 2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By TravelSFO
Don't kid yourself that the credentials on a BBS...

Don't kid yourself that the credentials on a BBS site are any less valuable. With access to your TUG credentials, the hacker has access to an email address and perhaps more, a mailing address,...
Forum: TUG Lounge March 28, 2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By TravelSFO
If you don't recycle your username and password...

If you don't recycle your username and password there is probably very little to be concerned about. The only thing someone might find is your email address, perhaps a city and state if you added...
Forum: About TUG BBS March 28, 2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,489
Posted By TravelSFO
There are different levels of secure. I'm not...

There are different levels of secure. I'm not suggesting you secure the entire site. I'm just asking for basic security for the user's credentials not being sent in the clear. That means just...
Forum: TUG Lounge March 28, 2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,122
Posted By TravelSFO
Exclamation Unsecure TUG login

Do you value your TUG login credentials? If not, don't worry about what I'm going to say.

If you do, be aware that TUBbbs, unfortunately, does not provide https login. This means that your TUG...
Forum: About TUG BBS March 28, 2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,489
Posted By TravelSFO
I hope that you make this clear to all TUG members.

Not everyone cares (or know that they should care) about whether they are sending their credentials over non-HTTPS. TUG members are probably at greater risk because they often used an unsecured...
Forum: About TUG BBS March 28, 2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,489
Posted By TravelSFO
Exclamation BBS Security (HTTPS)

Would it be possible the BBS admin to implement https for the login page? Many TUGgers will be logging in from unsecured networks and, as it stands, are sending their credentials in the clear.
Forum: Exchanging August 8, 2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By TravelSFO
Yup, unless things have changed you should be...

Yup, unless things have changed you should be able to cancel the guest certificate fee online for a refund. Perhaps a case of uninformed VC?
Forum: Caribbean Timesharing June 7, 2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By TravelSFO
Going to Jamaica in July

Have never been and will be staying at an AI (Iberostar Rose Hall Suites) in Montego Bay.

Any suggestions on what to do? We don't expect to be leaving the resort often except for very special...
Forum: Exchanging June 7, 2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,683
Posted By TravelSFO
Hi all, I don't think that even Mark@ SFX knows...

Hi all, I don't think that even Mark@ SFX knows when fees were increased which is why I'm trying to broaden my question. It would appear that no one was informed of this fee increase.

I also am...
Forum: Exchanging June 6, 2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,683
Posted By TravelSFO
SFX raises exchange fees - did anyone get a notice?

Mark@SFX just confirmed that exchange fees have gone up:

Gold Members: The exchange fee is $189 domestic or international.
Platinum Membership: $159 domestic or international.

This must have...
Forum: Exchanging June 5, 2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By TravelSFO
I tried this code today and got a notice that it...

I tried this code today and got a notice that it is invalid or expired.
Forum: Exchanging June 5, 2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,344
Posted By TravelSFO
Thanks. It seems it would be worth it you...

Thanks.

It seems it would be worth it you intend to use the short stays and $25 off getaways. We have way too many weeks as it is - no need to suddenly double that while reducing the inventory we...
Forum: Exchanging June 5, 2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,344
Posted By TravelSFO
Interval Gold vs. Basic?

We are thinking about joining II and was wondering if anyone can point out the benefits of Gold vs. Basic membership. All the discussions here seem to revolve around Basic membership (@ $89/year) so...
Forum: Exchanging May 23, 2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,932
Posted By TravelSFO
browser incompatibility

Various features seem to fail in RCI weeks when logged in use FF as the client.

I just tried logging in using IE and search works.

This is failure to test site compatibility properly. RCI, I...
Forum: Exchanging May 23, 2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,932
Posted By TravelSFO
RCI website issues

I get the weeks login but after logging in am unable to search. The 'processing request' box pops up and just spins without end.

I'm guessing they made some change to the website and its...
Forum: US - Hawaii Timesharing November 24, 2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,559
Posted By TravelSFO
$268/week for compact car -- includes the parking fee..

All, thank you so much for your input. In the end, we have decided that we would like the convenience of having access to a car for the entire week and the price is not bad after getting a Hotwire...
Forum: US - Hawaii Timesharing November 5, 2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,559
Posted By TravelSFO
Thank you all for the suggestions. I don't...

Thank you all for the suggestions. I don't remember exactly how much it is but parking is probably still $22 per day .. it just seems like a lot to pay for the convenience of having a car. We don't...
Forum: US - Hawaii Timesharing November 5, 2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,559
Posted By TravelSFO
Going to HHV in Dec .. getting to Costco without a car?

Hi, we're hating the fact that parking is $30/day and would like to do this trip without a car. Has anyone made the trek from HHV to Costco without a car? If so, how did you do it?

How much is a...
Forum: TUG Lounge November 14, 2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By TravelSFO
First off, you'd have to tell us which client she...

First off, you'd have to tell us which client she is using -- AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), MSN, or 3rd party chat/IRC client like Trillian?

I don't believe AIM has logging, but most likely if she...
Forum: TUG Lounge November 14, 2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,036
Posted By TravelSFO
Looks like it is not just me... however, I am...

Looks like it is not just me... however, I am seeing (from my brief search) that it is not considered rude by some.

DH is from the East Coast -- maybe it is an East Coast thing? I'm all...
Forum: TUG Lounge November 14, 2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,036
Posted By TravelSFO
Whistling - is it rude?

Does anyone else here think that it is rude to whistle to get someone's attention?

DH has done it to me a few times (e.g. at the grocery store) and I promptly told him I am not a dog and do not...
Forum: Exchanging November 11, 2007, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,572
Posted By TravelSFO
Have you tried contacting Trading Places to see...

Have you tried contacting Trading Places to see whether they will take you week? If they won't immediately take it (since it is so close to the check in date), they can offer it up and see if anyone...
Forum: US - Hawaii Timesharing November 2, 2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,810
Posted By TravelSFO
How about Roy's? They have a prix fix menu that...

How about Roy's? They have a prix fix menu that could keep you within budget and while we haven't taken kids to the Roy's on Maui, we have had kids at the location in San Francisco and they are VERY...
Forum: US - West Coast Timesharing October 31, 2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,961
Posted By TravelSFO
That huge empty lot at 17th and Rhode Island --...

That huge empty lot at 17th and Rhode Island -- yes, the entire block! -- is Whole Foods and its parking garage on the 1st and 2nd floors. Condos up above.
Forum: US - West Coast Timesharing October 31, 2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,961
Posted By TravelSFO
Fern, 17th runs parallel to Mariposa. Do...

Fern,

17th runs parallel to Mariposa. Do you mean the barn at 17th and Bryant?

Btw, there is a Whole Foods here now. Safeway at the Potrero Center has an entire organic section to keep...
Forum: US - West Coast Timesharing October 31, 2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,961
Posted By TravelSFO
Composition is also a factor. The homes in (on)...

Composition is also a factor. The homes in (on) Potrero (Hill), where we are, are built on rock. We felt some motion but it was very, very minimal. Let's just say I could not see anything move...
Forum: US - West Coast Timesharing October 30, 2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,961
Posted By TravelSFO
The 8:05pm quake measured 5.6 on the Richter...

The 8:05pm quake measured 5.6 on the Richter scale and was centered in Alum Rock (San Jose). We felt it slightly in San Francisco.

http://pasadena.wr.usgs.gov/shake/ca/archives.html
Forum: Mexico Timesharing October 25, 2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By TravelSFO
Smile FYI - passport processing was speedy .. 2 weeks!

Just as an update, we applied for our son's passport in mid-September (immediately after we received his official birth certificate.) We received the passport via FedEx LESS THAN 2 WEEKS LATER!
...
Forum: Exchanging October 25, 2007, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By TravelSFO
Cabo San Lucas?

Yes, we've gotten into the Hacienda del Mar (Sheraton Resort) in Cabo.

But, all of our other Mexico exchanges through SFX have been to a Mayan resort.
Forum: US - West Coast Timesharing October 22, 2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,868
Posted By TravelSFO
Exclamation We have four families (family members) with homes...

We have four families (family members) with homes in the area. So far, none of the homes have been affected but all have been evacuated. One family says the fire is within a half mile of their...
Forum: Mexico Timesharing October 4, 2007, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By TravelSFO
At the Grand Mayan Riviera Maya, we split our 2...

At the Grand Mayan Riviera Maya, we split our 2 bedroom unit up with another couple. At our request, the front desk was able to split and separately key the units (Hotel Unit and 1 bedroom unit each...
Forum: Exchanging October 1, 2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,484
Posted By TravelSFO
Exclamation RCI lied ... ??

When I called RCI, I was told that I must have canceled the exchange since RCI never cancels an exchange without consulting with the Exchanger.

I am now communicating with Sheri Carte via...
Forum: Exchanging August 29, 2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,484
Posted By TravelSFO
Looks like it has happened to others -- I found...

Looks like it has happened to others -- I found this thread in the Mexico forums which highlights the same problem experienced by another member:
...
Forum: Exchanging August 29, 2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,484
Posted By TravelSFO
Angry RCI - cancelled exchange to Grand Mayan Cabo without notice!

I had a week confirmed at the Grand Mayan for 2008. I went into my account about a month ago and found that I had an ongoing search for Mexico and figured I had forgotten to confirm the week and it...
Forum: Ask RCI (Read/Search Only) July 28, 2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 17,101
Posted By TravelSFO
The OP did ask a question about "Banking a week...

The OP did ask a question about "Banking a week expiring soon". But, yes, until the purchase is complete, there is no banking when the OP does not even own it yet.

It is possible that a...
Forum: Ask RCI (Read/Search Only) July 28, 2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 17,101
Posted By TravelSFO
Why not rent the week out on Ebay? Or, post the...

Why not rent the week out on Ebay? Or, post the rental here on TUG in the Last minute rents section.
Forum: Ask RCI (Read/Search Only) July 28, 2007, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 51,357
Posted By TravelSFO
Would it make sense to change the forum name?

How about "Ask ABOUT RCI?"

Or, archive "Ask RCI" and create a new forum for questions concerning RCI.
Forum: Mexico Timesharing July 24, 2007, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By TravelSFO
We had no problem bringing a large cooler on...

We had no problem bringing a large cooler on wheels to the POOL at the Grand Mayan Riviera Maya. Then again, our group consisted of 3 couples and 3 toddlers all under the age of 2 -- and it was a...
Forum: Mexico Timesharing July 19, 2007, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By TravelSFO
Question Pam, we can still use a birth certificate in...

Pam, we can still use a birth certificate in place of a Passport of travel to/from Mexico?
Forum: TUG Lounge July 19, 2007, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By TravelSFO
Red face Turns out it was a hoax ...

I am embarrassed but relieved at the same time ...

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/07/18/international/i201504D12.DTL&tsp=1
Forum: Mexico Timesharing July 18, 2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By TravelSFO
2 weeks seems like the current estimated...

2 weeks seems like the current estimated processing time for expedited processing. Great news! Thanks!
Forum: Mexico Timesharing July 17, 2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By TravelSFO
Thanks for the response, Judy. We are...

Thanks for the response, Judy.

We are concerned of the recent reports that it is taking 3 or 4 months to process even with expedited processing. Hopefully they will get through this backlog when...
Forum: Mexico Timesharing July 17, 2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By TravelSFO
Exclamation Another passport question! (infant traveling in Dec 07)

Well, our son is not quite here yet (still a bun in the oven) and we were wondering how long it will take to get his passport.

When our daughter was born, we had to wait a few weeks to get her...
Forum: TUG Lounge July 17, 2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By TravelSFO
I'm an Asian who frequently eats "Pork buns"...

I'm an Asian who frequently eats "Pork buns" (although, I prefer chicken) and just thought it was interesting.

Someone (in my real life) had mentioned that people were using cardboard as a meat...
Forum: TUG Lounge July 16, 2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By TravelSFO
Sorry -- that was not meant to be political - it...

Sorry -- that was not meant to be political - it was my idea of humor. Please delete if this is not the case.
Forum: TUG Lounge July 16, 2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By TravelSFO
Hypocrisy: China rejects US meat while vendor serves cardboard...

http://www.bloggingstocks.com/2007/07/16/china-turns-down-american-meat-but-cardboard-is-ok/
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting July 16, 2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By TravelSFO
There is an amusing scambaiting forum that gives...

There is an amusing scambaiting forum that gives further information about this cybersport:

http://forum.419eater.com/forum/
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting July 16, 2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By TravelSFO
You could 1) do nothing (ignore), 2) report it...

You could 1) do nothing (ignore), 2) report it (most likely, nothing will happen or
3) You could have a little fun with the scammer. Why not? He will probably offer more than your asking rental...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting July 16, 2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By TravelSFO
Thumbs up Bought a Hawaii week from him several years ago. ...

Bought a Hawaii week from him several years ago. Trustworthy guy.
Forum: Exchanging June 9, 2007, 02:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,685
Posted By TravelSFO
I'm also a bit disappointed with SFX. When I...

I'm also a bit disappointed with SFX. When I recently called to try and speak to someone about near-term availability, I was sent through the phone tree several times, got someone to answer who then...
Forum: Vacation Travel Information May 30, 2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,559
Posted By TravelSFO
Privo!

I found this line while shopping in NYC. I LOVE their air-cushioned (and very stylish) walking shoes: http://www.shoes.com/product.asp?p=5027697&variant_id=EC1013178

*I should also mention they...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 29, 2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By TravelSFO
Just in case anyone (by chance) should take me...

Just in case anyone (by chance) should take me seriously, I am also posting a link to a site with some Bonnet Creek units for sale: ...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 29, 2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By TravelSFO
Because timeshares, like any real estate, only go...

Because timeshares, like any real estate, only go UP in value!

Silly :rofl:
Forum: TUG Lounge May 29, 2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By TravelSFO
DH and I heard the teaser on the news last night...

DH and I heard the teaser on the news last night and thought for sure the story would be about timesharing. Turns out it really is a low budget way to travel! You can sleep on a couch in home in...
Forum: TUG Lounge May 29, 2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By TravelSFO
New Budget Travel Accomodations!

Saw this on the news last night:

http://www.couchsurfing.com/
Forum: Exchanging May 29, 2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,685
Posted By TravelSFO
Also, when calling always mention that you are a...

Also, when calling always mention that you are a Platinum member. They perk up for that.

I once called and asked some questions about a request, and was given the runaround. Then, once I...
Forum: Vacation Travel Information April 11, 2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,679
Posted By TravelSFO
Question Marriott Points for Priceline stay?

Does anyone know if we can earn Marriott Points for a stay we booked via Priceline?

Any experience?
Forum: Exchanging April 5, 2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By TravelSFO
Thanks for the confirmation. I just think it...

Thanks for the confirmation.

I just think it is odd that I had the option to confirm (it was already on hold) yet RCI decided to auto-confirm anyway.
Forum: Exchanging April 5, 2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By TravelSFO
Exclamation Does RCI ever "auto-confirm" a match?

I had an RCI ongoing search that matched with something last week. I never confirmed it. Today, after logging in, I noticed that the match (from last week) was confirmed.

I just want to make...
Forum: US - East Coast Timesharing March 26, 2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By TravelSFO
We're on the 22nd floor with what I'd consider ok...

We're on the 22nd floor with what I'd consider ok to poor wireless access. I would think the MC would be aware of this situation and done something about it by now if they were ever going to. I...
Forum: US - East Coast Timesharing March 26, 2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By TravelSFO
The window coverings are the same old ones...

The window coverings are the same old ones they've always had. Ours seem crooked and falling apart -- I guess they were just not on the list of things to refurbish/replace.

Wireless access has...
Forum: US - East Coast Timesharing March 25, 2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By TravelSFO
Thumbs down I've decided to persist in getting a hold of the...

I've decided to persist in getting a hold of the hotel manager for the wireless access code. I've been holding for over 20 minutes as of right now.

Update: The manager finally took my call after...
Forum: US - East Coast Timesharing March 25, 2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By TravelSFO
At the Manhattan Club now. There is indeed...

At the Manhattan Club now. There is indeed highspeed Internet access in our room (cat-5 cable) and wireless -- although, I have yet to access the wireless as it requires a call to the front desk...
Forum: Vacation Travel Information February 23, 2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By TravelSFO
Melinda, you are right. We didn't lose any...

Melinda, you are right.

We didn't lose any time in the end -- we arrived within 15-20 minutes of our original schedule. It was just a lot of aggravation of having to deal with our own luggage...
Forum: Vacation Travel Information February 23, 2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By TravelSFO
Angry My AA story

Thanks for the responses.

Here was the itinerary:

IAH -> ORD
ORD -> SFO

(don't ask .. this was what was available when we booked last minute for President's Day Weekend ...)

We...
Forum: Vacation Travel Information February 19, 2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By TravelSFO
Question Mileage for delayed flight?

We were booked on an AA flight that was so severely delayed that they told us to deboard and go to the counter for alternative arrangements. AA put us on another carrier (CO), but I'm curious to...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 30, 2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By TravelSFO
As mrsstats mentioned, it is a very good idea to...

As mrsstats mentioned, it is a very good idea to separate out coverage for your children. Consider the possibility of a horrible accident caused by your son, hopefully no one seriously injured, but...
Forum: Exchanging January 27, 2007, 01:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,949
Posted By TravelSFO
I expected the Domestic exchange fee to be $164,...

I expected the Domestic exchange fee to be $164, not $199. And no, I did not add any International locations (this was Northeast US).

If the exchange fee is still $164 but RCI now requires a full...
Forum: Exchanging January 27, 2007, 12:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,949
Posted By TravelSFO
Thumbs down RCI domestic exchange fee now $199 ???

Grrr. I just tried to enter an ongoing search for the Northeast (US) region -- and was prompted to deposit $199 for the request.

Please don't tell me the domestic exchange fee is now $199 !!!
Forum: Exchanging January 25, 2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By TravelSFO
Yes, you can still conduct searches with an...

Yes, you can still conduct searches with an ongoing search.
Forum: Ask RCI (Read/Search Only) December 19, 2006, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By TravelSFO
Question Making up the difference?

Madge,

I had an ongoing search from this past summer that recently matched. I paid $149 to initiate the search (before rates increased) and when I matched online, it looks like RCI now wants me...
Forum: Exchanging December 7, 2006, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,912
Posted By TravelSFO
Thumbs down Membership is $30k??

http://sales.holidaysystems.com/

(scroll all the way down to see the cost...)
Forum: Mexico Timesharing November 22, 2006, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By TravelSFO
We're going to be in the Riviera Maya -- I would...

We're going to be in the Riviera Maya -- I would guess it would be valet parking, too. Is that optional, and, what is the cost?
Forum: Mexico Timesharing November 22, 2006, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By TravelSFO
Question Parking at the Grand Mayan ...

We are traveling with two other couples ... all staying in the same unit. Can someone tell us if there will be a problem if we each rent and park our own car at the property? There will be 3 cars...
Forum: Mexico Timesharing November 20, 2006, 05:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 569
Posted By TravelSFO
Question Where to purchase cellular SIM card in Cancun?

Does anyone know of a place that sells prepaid SIM cards in Cancun ?

Actually, we are going to be at the Grand Mayan in Riviera Maya area so at the airport would be most convenient for us. If...
Forum: Mexico Timesharing November 16, 2006, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,132
Posted By TravelSFO
Oh well :( ... but that certainly won't ruin our...

Oh well :( ... but that certainly won't ruin our vacation!

Thanks, Debra.
Forum: Mexico Timesharing November 16, 2006, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,132
Posted By TravelSFO
Question Grand Mayan Riviera Maya -- lazy river, wave pool? water park onsite?

Hi all,

We can't seem to find this information online. Can someone who has been to the Grand Mayan Riviera Maya recently confirm if there is a lazy river or wave pool? I could have sworn I read...
Forum: TUG Lounge November 6, 2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By TravelSFO
Wow, this is not exactly the answer you're...

Wow, this is not exactly the answer you're looking for but that's an awful lot of money that your friend spent to store the furniture -- unless they had sentimental value.

$180 x 84 months =...
Forum: TUG Lounge October 24, 2006, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By TravelSFO
you should have him checked out...

Our dog had some "fatty deposits" that were nothing to worry about. I'm not sure how large the mass is that you are referring to, but our doggie's was about the size of an almond and there were...
Forum: US - West Coast Timesharing October 5, 2006, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By TravelSFO
Exclamation I just got a reminder letter from RCI about this...

Here's the entire letter which explains it pretty well:

"Dear <timeshare owner>

As a timeshare owner, we want to warn you about a proposed property tax which unfairly targets timeshare owners...
Forum: US - East Coast Timesharing September 29, 2006, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By TravelSFO
Thank you :) We'll assume golf cart fees are not...

Thank you :) We'll assume golf cart fees are not mandatory for non-golfers.
Forum: US - East Coast Timesharing September 28, 2006, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By TravelSFO
Exclamation Coral Reef Resort, Hilton Head Island *Mandatory* Golf Cart Fees?

We just matched for a 2 bedroom unit at the Coral Reef Resort in Shipyard Plantation, HHI...

In the RCI Resort Information, we saw the following:

"FEES CHARGED FOR TENNIS & GOLF; GOLF CART...
Forum: Exchanging September 14, 2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By TravelSFO
Also keep in mind that the cost of the bonus...

Also keep in mind that the cost of the bonus weeks has gone up considerably -- from $299 to $399 and $499. Factor that in with the fact that SFX has partnerships with certain resorts (excess or...
Forum: TUG Lounge August 31, 2006, 01:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By TravelSFO
Only good things to say about the laminate floors...

Only good things to say about the laminate floors -- except .. a bit more "slippery" than I'd like. Our dog slips all the time when running on the floor and I'd be more concerned about pets injuring...
Forum: TUG Lounge August 31, 2006, 01:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,741
Posted By TravelSFO
Wow, so sorry to hear about what happened to you...

Wow, so sorry to hear about what happened to you .. and while on vacation :-( Some others have suggested that it sounds like kids -- a "pro" would not waste time vandalizing the home as well.

I...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting August 30, 2006, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By TravelSFO
It is highly unlikely that you will be able to...

It is highly unlikely that you will be able to persuade Paypal to change their policies even with the efforts of all your friends and their friends.

What you can do (next time) is to pay with a...
Forum: TUG Lounge August 28, 2006, 11:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By TravelSFO
Wow, this just reminded me of my dog that passed...

Wow, this just reminded me of my dog that passed on 5 years ago now -- and now I'm a bit sad. So sorry for your loss -- and happy to know that you know you did the right thing!
Forum: Exchanging August 25, 2006, 06:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,358
Posted By TravelSFO
Exclamation You may not owe them a dime ...

RCI's accounting is horrific and I occasionally they give me a migraine when I see the mess on my credit card statement due to exchange fee charges and refunds because RCI accounting can't figure out...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting August 23, 2006, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By TravelSFO
Thumbs down RCI's no rental of exchange weeks policy is now...

RCI's no rental of exchange weeks policy is now clear to me, but I was once a newbie. The part I don't get is I have spoken to at least 2 RCI VGs who have mentioned that I could rent out an exchange...
Forum: Vacation Travel Information August 22, 2006, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By TravelSFO
Maybe a useful link: ...

Maybe a useful link:

http://www.indexcreditcards.com/internationaltransactionfees/

We have an MBNA card that we use for International purchases and it was my understanding that we paid no fees....
Forum: US - East Coast Timesharing August 20, 2006, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,408
Posted By TravelSFO
Don't forget WHOLE FOODS at the Time Warner...

Don't forget WHOLE FOODS at the Time Warner Center!

Broadway between 58th & 60th Streets
Concourse Level
The Shops at Time Warner Center
212.823.9600
212.823.9610 fax
Store Hours: 8 a.m.10...
Forum: US - East Coast Timesharing August 20, 2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,628
Posted By TravelSFO
SanDiego brought up the new hospitality fee issue...

SanDiego brought up the new hospitality fee issue ($15/night studios and $25/night 1 bedroom) MC started charging guests as of April 1, 2006. This has made exchanging into the Manhattan Club "not as...
Forum: Exchanging August 18, 2006, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By TravelSFO
My mistake. If you make your change "more...

My mistake. If you make your change "more restrictive", then it should not be considered a new request. Though, I would make sure that part of it is clear with the SFX rep on the phone.
Forum: Vacation Travel Information August 18, 2006, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By TravelSFO
Would you care to share your experience?

Would you care to share your experience?
Forum: Exchanging August 18, 2006, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By TravelSFO
I think this confirms it: ...

I think this confirms it:

http://www.timeshareforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8764&page=2

If you call SFX to make a change to one of your requests, your request is considered a new request...
Forum: Exchanging August 18, 2006, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By TravelSFO
Uh oh. I would verify this with SFX. I have...

Uh oh. I would verify this with SFX. I have called to change a request online before only to find that the request was "reset" to the date I called. You can verify the date of your request by...
Forum: Mexico Timesharing August 17, 2006, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By TravelSFO
SFX is no longer allowing members to book the...

SFX is no longer allowing members to book the Grand Mayan with any bonus weeks. I believe I read this in their latest bonus offering.
Forum: Exchanging August 16, 2006, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By TravelSFO
You don't have to accept it ... but since it is...

You don't have to accept it ... but since it is so close, you may have to if RCI cannot come up with alternative accomodations. Catch 22...

At the *very* least, RCI should be reimbursing you for...
Forum: Exchanging August 14, 2006, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,247
Posted By TravelSFO
SFX will extend the expiration of your week...

SFX will extend the expiration of your week another year if you deposit another week with them. (Not much help if they can't get you the week you want, I know ...)
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