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Forum: TUG Lounge February 17, 2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By l2trade
As others have said, Marriott weeks are easier to...

As others have said, Marriott weeks are easier to sell because Marriott often buys them back - it is almost too easy. IMHO, that is great reason to hold onto the Marriott weeks as long as you can.
Forum: Marriott Resort System November 13, 2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By l2trade
Thank you Susan! :) California with Prop 13...

Thank you Susan! :)

California with Prop 13 is an interesting state for property taxes. Long time homeowners typically pay a fraction of what a new neighbor next door pays. I guess, with...
Forum: Exchanging November 12, 2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By l2trade
ok - so then it really is a mystery. maybe we are...

ok - so then it really is a mystery. maybe we are all getting different offers. anyone getting anything different than the $25 off all getaways or $100 off select getaways?
Forum: Exchanging November 12, 2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By l2trade
II Mystery Sale - What is the mystery?

I logged in yesterday to see I can get $25 off a getaway. I login again today and see the same offer. Not much of a big deal. What is the mystery? Are different people getting different deal offers?...
Forum: Marriott Resort System November 6, 2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,703
Posted By l2trade
I do not think we should include Property Tax...

I do not think we should include Property Tax when calculating the maintenance fee increase because:

1. Property Tax varies based on individual owner's purchase price.
2. Property Tax increases...
Forum: Starwood Vacation Ownership October 25, 2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,583
Posted By l2trade
in addition to food measures others have...

in addition to food measures others have described, i always ask for a high floor. i figure if the roaches want to invade my room, at least they will have to climb further for it. 1st floor rooms are...
Forum: Exchanging October 21, 2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By l2trade
Update - My sold weeks no longer appear under my...

Update - My sold weeks no longer appear under my II account. I logged in today and the only thing I see under exchanges and my memberships is the one week I still own... all the old weeks that were...
Forum: Starwood Vacation Ownership October 17, 2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By l2trade
Anyone attend annual SDO meeting today?

Did any Tuggers attend?

I am curious if there were any announcements about 2014 projected maintenance fees, delinquencies, refurbishment updates, etc

Thanks :)
Forum: Exchanging October 14, 2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By l2trade
What are the official rules? Can they freeze or...

What are the official rules? Can they freeze or cancel my membership if they find out, similar to what they do when they catch people renting II trades on ebay? For example, I think it would not be...
Forum: Exchanging October 14, 2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By l2trade
Does RCI/II cancel membership after you sell your week?

Maybe a dumb question, but please help - I know you need to own an affiliated resort week to join RCI. What about after you sell that week. Can you keep & renew your RCI membership when you no longer...
Forum: TUG Lounge September 22, 2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,418
Posted By l2trade
I do not like the new style either. Why should I...

I do not like the new style either. Why should I have to?

The old versus new are based on radically different design approaches, neither of which is right or wrong. IMHO, it simply comes down to...
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 18, 2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,552
Posted By l2trade
It makes absolutely NO sense to enroll my...

It makes absolutely NO sense to enroll my existing weeks which I purchased resale after June 20, 2010.
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 17, 2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,282
Posted By l2trade
When Marriott resells the week, they reattach the...

When Marriott resells the week, they reattach the full benefits of DC, points, etc. Their resale prices seem about twice what it would cost private party, which means the selling owner cut of the...
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 17, 2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,282
Posted By l2trade
I called the Marriott Resale Department the other...

I called the Marriott Resale Department the other day. I am not interested in selling (I am a happy owner for now), but I was curious what they might offer. There is a long resale list, but they...
Forum: TUG Lounge September 15, 2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,334
Posted By l2trade
You describe it well. I guess I really don't know...

You describe it well. I guess I really don't know what those gunk flakes actually were, but I assumed it was the worst thing that came to my mind. And, it smelled too. So gross! With two of us now...
Forum: TUG Lounge September 15, 2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,334
Posted By l2trade
I have my own checklist for each vacation. I need...

I have my own checklist for each vacation. I need to ensure the refrigerator works before grocery shopping because the time I came back with a weeks groceries to a broken fridge. I need to ensure the...
Forum: TUG Lounge September 15, 2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,334
Posted By l2trade
That is a great idea! That is what resort staff...

That is a great idea! That is what resort staff did at MGV. They spent well over an hour, with chemicals, filling, running jets, and draining multiple times. The staff - 2 employees - acted as if...
Forum: TUG Lounge September 15, 2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,334
Posted By l2trade
Back in 2009, I turned on a jetted tub at...

Back in 2009, I turned on a jetted tub at Marriott Grande Vista. What happened next was one of the most shocking and disgusting things I have ever seen at a timeshare.

I NEVER use jetted tubs at...
Forum: TUG Lounge September 3, 2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By l2trade
App developers will make apps for whatever...

App developers will make apps for whatever platforms have marketshare. That said, WP has enough apps already to be viable. It does not matter how many apps, but rather that the most popular ones are...
Forum: TUG Lounge August 12, 2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,413
Posted By l2trade
I am sold on everyting about the Tesla Model X,...

I am sold on everyting about the Tesla Model X, except what I expect the price will be. The $5k reservation price is fully refundable, so I am tempted to get in line and start saving $5k/month until...
Forum: TUG Lounge August 8, 2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,159
Posted By l2trade
Isn't 17 year old & responsible the right age...

Isn't 17 year old & responsible the right age where he could stay home alone?

My assumption is this reliable woman is staying there for your peace of mind and she has minimal chores. If that is...
Forum: Starwood Vacation Ownership August 7, 2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,262
Posted By l2trade
Thrilled! This is great news! :)

Thrilled! This is great news! :)
Forum: Starwood Vacation Ownership July 22, 2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,674
Posted By l2trade
I am always tempted to buy developer from SVN...

I am always tempted to buy developer from SVN because I enjoy attending their sales presentations.

My 1st choice of a new SVN resort location would be somewhere near Disneyland. Marriott got it...
Forum: Starwood Vacation Ownership June 21, 2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By l2trade
The large side has a nice big shower. I think you...

The large side has a nice big shower. I think you are referring to the spaceship shower on the small side. That is gone, gone, gone. It is replaced by a typical shower/tub. :)
Forum: Starwood Vacation Ownership June 21, 2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By l2trade
There was a lower part of the ceiling in the...

There was a lower part of the ceiling in the bedroom. From the pictures, it looks like that lower ceiling section is removed which makes the room look bigger. The lighter paint tones make the room...
Forum: Exchanging June 20, 2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By l2trade
My understanding is that while they are trying to...

My understanding is that while they are trying to call you about an alternative choice, the system is paused from continuing to look for an exact match on your request. This could be a couple days if...
Forum: Exchanging June 20, 2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By l2trade
II request first - does partial match pause search?

I am wondering if others know more about this topic.

Here is my understanding about how request first works -
I have a request first for specific resort, minimum room spec and dates. II calls...
Forum: TUG Lounge June 14, 2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By l2trade
Great voice, amazing talent. :)

Great voice, amazing talent. :)
Forum: TUG Lounge May 31, 2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,653
Posted By l2trade
It is a good idea because I don't need a 2nd...

It is a good idea because I don't need a 2nd home. That is why I sold it, except I sold way too soon. I am not a real estate investor. I have timeshares, so I don't need a vacation home. If prices go...
Forum: TUG Lounge May 31, 2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,653
Posted By l2trade
It's only a "bubble" when you sell your 2nd home...

It's only a "bubble" when you sell your 2nd home near the bottom and right before the big bump up. Which, unfortunately I did... :bawl:

Where I sold, it seems we will be seeing rising prices,...
Forum: TUG Lounge May 26, 2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,516
Posted By l2trade
This story does not make sense to me. No proper...

This story does not make sense to me. No proper Disney or security protocols appear to have been followed. It sounds like a rogue employee, possible discrimination. A letter should definitely be...
Forum: TUG Lounge May 15, 2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,785
Posted By l2trade
ScoopLV - your example of Mr Sprinter, sprinting...

ScoopLV - your example of Mr Sprinter, sprinting alone and on his way to the gym in a Ferrari is an extreme example of abuse. Problem here is that too many people are too quick to judge when there is...
Forum: TUG Lounge May 15, 2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,785
Posted By l2trade
Well said Fern! :clap: let me add - Often...

Well said Fern! :clap:

let me add - Often times a disabled person is assigned a hangtag placard because they do not drive and/or do not own a car. The hangtag belongs to the disabled individual...
Forum: TUG Lounge May 15, 2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,785
Posted By l2trade
Also, while there are different kinds of GAC...

Also, while there are different kinds of GAC accommodations that can be made at IASW for non-wheelchair disabilities, this is a particularly difficult attraction to staff at Disneyland (Disney World...
Forum: TUG Lounge May 15, 2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,785
Posted By l2trade
IASW lines vary greatly based on the season and...

IASW lines vary greatly based on the season and time of day. There are plenty of times where IASW is well known for having much longer lines for wheelchairs, since there is a limit to the number of...
Forum: TUG Lounge May 15, 2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,785
Posted By l2trade
Disney does offer a VIP tour option for rich...

Disney does offer a VIP tour option for rich people. I have no issue with that. Good for the rich if they can afford to pay it and play by the Disney rules honestly.
Forum: TUG Lounge May 15, 2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,785
Posted By l2trade
hmmm, i've heard a similar argument about...

hmmm, i've heard a similar argument about carnival freak shows... I hope as a society we have evolved far enough along where we can offer employment & acceptance for those who are different without...
Forum: TUG Lounge May 14, 2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,785
Posted By l2trade
Very true. The intent of the wheelchair stamp is...

Very true. The intent of the wheelchair stamp is not for 'line jumping'. Newer attractions are widening waiting lines so wheel chairs can wait with everyone else. Some older attractions can be...
Forum: TUG Lounge May 14, 2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,785
Posted By l2trade
Really? That is quite an insensitive, prejudiced...

Really? That is quite an insensitive, prejudiced and judgmental comment. If you took the time to know and love someone suffering from gross obesity, you may learn that the root causes vary person to...
Forum: TUG Lounge May 14, 2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,785
Posted By l2trade
The abuse may seem pretty obvious, but it is also...

The abuse may seem pretty obvious, but it is also pretty easy to be wrong. Those who abuse the rules take advantage of the fact that not all disabilities are readily apparent. They also take...
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