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Forum: Marriott Resort System January 30, 2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,742
Posted By Lawlar
Fixed week

I'm at MOC this week. Love it here. We have a fixed week so no hassle. I met a nice couple here who own two weeks and bought points, and still can't get the weeks they want. So, of course, the...
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 13, 2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,479
Posted By Lawlar
Changes to Marriott Rewards Program

Marriott sent me an email today saying that they are changing the Marriott Rewards Program. Here's the statment:

"On May 16, 2013, Marriott RewardsŪ will be changing which hotels are in which...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 29, 2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By Lawlar
New is beautiful

I used to stay at the old Marriott hotel before it was converted. I did tour the conversion units when we bought at the new Lahaina tower.

Frankly, there's no comparison. The new towers are far...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 16, 2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,380
Posted By Lawlar
Points vs Weeks

Do any of you have an opinion on whether sales have increased or decreased since Marriott changed to the point system? Is the new concept working for them or is it falling flat?

One thing seems...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 14, 2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By Lawlar
Marriott in Wailea, Maui

I just booked a week at Marriott's Hotel in Wailea, Maui, for a week in 2013. I used points to pay for the week (a lot of points). And at the end of the confirmation process, I got dinged for $30 a...
Forum: Newbies Help February 14, 2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,798
Posted By Lawlar
See the Attorney who Drafted the Will

It's a good idea to have the will and estate documents reviewed by an attorney. There may be tax and other issues you may miss if you don't have a professional prepare the will (or trust agreement)....
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 14, 2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By Lawlar
Very Nice but crowded

We stayed a week at the Marriott hotel in Wailea using Marriott reward points. It's really nice there. But we were surprised at how crowded the beach and pool areas were (I confess to putting...
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 12, 2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By Lawlar
We just got back from MOC, and there was no...

We just got back from MOC, and there was no construction activity. The new StarBucks is really nice.
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 24, 2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By Lawlar
Lovely lies

Let us know what lovely lies they tell you. Those will probably hard earned points. Enjoy your trip.
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 23, 2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By Lawlar
Last October

I was there last October and stayed in a refurbished room. It was really nice. They changed the color scheme of the buildings have also changed. The desert pink is gone. Took some getting use to,...
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 16, 2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,343
Posted By Lawlar
Should Have Known

Why doesn't that surprise me?
Forum: US - Hawaii January 16, 2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,506
Posted By Lawlar
Timely Question

I tried to find a rental yesterday for our trip to Maui at the end of this month. Most of the quotes were for $600 (plus all the extras) and Dollar and Avis said they had none available.

We...
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 16, 2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Lawlar
Stepdaughter

I have an evil stepdaughter. I would tell her Marriott is a great buy.

But I would never recommend that anyone else - friend or foe - have anything to do with Marriott's TS business.
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 14, 2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,343
Posted By Lawlar
How's the Food?

We'll be there in two weeks. How's the food since the change? The food was a bit iffy before, hopefully it's been improved (new ownership?).

I gave up coffee last month, so Starbucks will only...
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 29, 2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Lawlar
I second this option

For the last three years, I've spent two to four weeks at Marriott's Palm Desert restorts (from June through October). For a two bedroom, full kitchen, golf course view, I've been spending about...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 27, 2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,030
Posted By Lawlar
MOD code

What's the MOD code, and how does it work?
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 12, 2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,134
Posted By Lawlar
Those White Lies

I remember so well how our salesperson told us when we bought in the new Lahaina tower that we would have no problem reserving the week we wanted during the summer months. She even had the manager...
Forum: TUG Lounge March 28, 2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,526
Posted By Lawlar
Unequal

What is disturbing is the small percentage of the population that own America's assets. 2% own 50% of our assets.

When I was in high school, my class read an article in the L.A. Times about how...
Forum: TUG Lounge March 22, 2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Lawlar
NY Times & Kindle

I love the N Y Times. No one writes as well or with the debth as the gray old lady. I subscribe on my Kindle and it arrives every morning at 3 a.m.
Happily, the N Y Times sent me an email...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 21, 2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,434
Posted By Lawlar
Franchise Fees

Marriott is going to treat the spinoff company as a franchisee. Marriott will be charging the spinoff company a yearly franchise fee (and probably other fees as well) which the spinoff company will...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 11, 2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 46,371
Posted By Lawlar
This Thread is Too Long and Convoluted

It's time to break this thread down into separate topics!!! It's too confusing and longwinded for anyone who wants to learn about this important topic (and, in case you forgot what the topic was,...
Forum: Marriott Resort System December 21, 2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By Lawlar
Fixed or Forget It

When we bought our Lahaina Villa unit we soon discovered that summer weeks were impossible to get (the salesperson told us that we would have no problem getting summer weeks, but that proved to be...
Forum: Travel Info November 10, 2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,181
Posted By Lawlar
Bora Bora

1980 and 1982, trips to Bora Bora. I spend days floating on the water watching fish and taning myself on a motu. It was magical. (I hate to think of the hotels there now).
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 30, 2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By Lawlar
You Can Buy Mine!!!

If you change your mind, and you decide to buy one for $80,000 - YOU CAN HAVE MINE!!!!! Maybe even for $70,000, as a big favor to you, or maybe $60, or maybe....
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 26, 2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By Lawlar
Snow

It rained all day Sunday. But it's beautiful now. The mountain tops are dusted with snow. You skiers must be getting anxious to get into snow season - it's won't be long now!

DeniseM: That is...
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 25, 2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By Lawlar
Remember When? Timberlodge

Three years ago I spent this same week at Timberlodge and there were Marriott salespeople everywhere. Two or three were standing outside in front of the resort flagging down tourists, one was at a...
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 14, 2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,746
Posted By Lawlar
XYZ

This is the first thread I have read about XYZ. Interesting.

We never trade. But I admire how some of you learn all the ins and outs of getting the most for your TS.
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 13, 2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,746
Posted By Lawlar
Average Joe and Mary

OK, those of you who devote your efforts to making the most of your TS value, buying resale, getting your ACs, XYZs and ABCs, may be getting a bargain, of sorts. You are very creative, and I admire...
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 12, 2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,746
Posted By Lawlar
You are right

Yes, you are right. It's a really nice place. We are spoiled. But I could stay at another really nice place for a lot less money.
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 12, 2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,746
Posted By Lawlar
No Inflation Protection

I have to side with those who believe that this inflation argument for buying a TS from Marriott is false (for most of us).

Here are the numbers for my TS:
Purchase price: $50,000 -
...
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 11, 2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,823
Posted By Lawlar
Wizard

As I read this post, I couldn't help but think of the man behind the curtains in the Wizard of Oz. As the old guy pushed his buttons there was plenty of impressive smoke and mirror effects. But in...
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 28, 2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Lawlar
What Is Your Time Worth?

Why would you want to spend your vacation time being badgered to buy something you don't want?

Stay away from the false and misleading sales pitches and enjoy your vacation.

Unless you are...
Forum: TUG Lounge September 24, 2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,118
Posted By Lawlar
57

I retired at 57 (five years ago) and love it. No stress!!! I hang out at the Santa Barbara beach and enjoy life.

Spouse: Don't show my wife this post. I keep telling her how much I miss my...
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 24, 2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,575
Posted By Lawlar
Better Deal

I'm going to Shadow Ridge on Oct 2nd for $300 for the week. And Tahoe for about $300 for the week (yes, two bedroom/full kitchen).

I'm renting these weeks through II. No points.

So how much...
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 16, 2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,198
Posted By Lawlar
Rent Don't Buy

I think the advice given on this thread is really good. I would add that one should consider renting rather than buying a timeshare. You can often rent a week for less than the yearly maintenance...
Forum: TUG Lounge September 5, 2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,422
Posted By Lawlar
Yes and no

I use to go to the library about once a week. We have a beautiful library in Santa Barbara. It is an archietectural wonder.

But then I bought my Kindle. Reading on a Kindle is so much better...
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 27, 2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By Lawlar
It Worked For Me

About three years ago, I saw a post on TUG offering to rent a week at Marriott's Timber Lodge for $500. I thought that was a great bargain and I purchased it from the TUGGER, using Paypal. The...
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 23, 2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By Lawlar
I Agree

I soooo agree with the OP. I don't get the whole concept of buying points with an uncertain value (well, it's probably certain they will depreciate over time). And MFs besides (a weird concept...
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 20, 2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By Lawlar
Read A Book

I would love that opportunity. I will tune in and then read a good book until the 45 minutes are up!!!
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 12, 2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,316
Posted By Lawlar
Ouch!

Ouch! But I'm not laughing - you can image what we paid for our week at MOC. We must have been drinking too many tropical drinks that week.
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