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Forum: Hilton / HGVC February 3, 2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By smokyhill
So the end of Sept. thru the middle of Oct....

So the end of Sept. thru the middle of Oct. should have a better chance at booking, right?
Forum: Hilton / HGVC February 1, 2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By smokyhill
I've been doing more searching and I'm finding...

I've been doing more searching and I'm finding advice to "take" the 1st property we can get. Does that mean they're all fairly comparable? We're just looking for a little insight from some who have...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC February 1, 2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By smokyhill
Help on deciding Captiva Island resort

We're looking at trying to get into one of the properties on Captiva Island in late September / early October. We've never stayed there before. Just looking for some help / advice on which properties...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC December 30, 2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By smokyhill
Finally!

I left a window open and just checked it every 5 minutes or so. Finally after about 20 minutes, it brought up the page and allowed me to pay. You're right, I do remember having issues last year as...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC December 30, 2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By smokyhill
HGVC website problems?

I've tried off and on for well over an hour this morning to pay my maintenance fees on line. I'm able to log on to HGVC, but can't get the tabs where you pay to open. Anyone else having problems? ...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC October 27, 2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By smokyhill
Thumbs down Can't get in again! :mad:

Can't get in again! :mad:
Forum: Hilton / HGVC April 3, 2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,072
Posted By smokyhill
Yes, we would buy HGVC again. What we would do...

Yes, we would buy HGVC again. What we would do different is buy one 7000pt. package vs 2 4800 pt. packages. Other than that, we are very pleased with the HGVC system. :D
Forum: Hilton / HGVC April 3, 2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,022
Posted By smokyhill
We purchased Hawaii direct from HGVC and...

We purchased Hawaii direct from HGVC and rescinded just in time. We also then found Judy K and she found us a Vegas Strip every year 4800 platinum unit. Maintaince fees are reasonable. We will...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC November 22, 2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By smokyhill
I probably should have been more fair in my...

I probably should have been more fair in my wording... We agreed to participate (Had to "endure" wasn't fair) in a 1.5 to 2 hr presentation so as to qualify for the $200 gift certificate for future...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC July 13, 2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By smokyhill
I'm also a biker (the Harley kind!) However,...

I'm also a biker (the Harley kind!) However, we've seen tons of cyclists since getting here last Friday. The only ones looking muddy were the one's we saw coming down the mountain at Keystone. Your...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC July 12, 2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By smokyhill
We attended an owners breakfast here at Valdora...

We attended an owners breakfast here at Valdora this morning. I'm assuming they were pitching this deal as I don't imagine there are too many 8400/8400 winter/summer deals out there. The salesperson...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC July 12, 2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By smokyhill
We're here now!

I'm posting from our 2 bdrm + right now with the door to the deck wide open. I'd agree this is definitely an awesome place. We have yet to run into our 1st staff member that's not terrific.

I was...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC July 4, 2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By smokyhill
I don't mind kids either, I love my grandkids. I...

I don't mind kids either, I love my grandkids. I do however have a problem with parents that just let there kids run wild with no discipline in the lounges both at HGVC and Hilton hotels. If you...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC April 2, 2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By smokyhill
I figured something like that, but it's weird as...

I figured something like that, but it's weird as the message says "down from Friday Nov. 12th thru Mon. Nov. 15th???? :confused:
Forum: Hilton / HGVC April 2, 2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By smokyhill
Problems getting to RCI thru HGVC web site

We're trying to access RCI thru the HGVC web site to plan a trip. It allows us to "log-in" to RCI but when you try to continue to book a res, it says something about the web site being down over a...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC March 28, 2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By smokyhill
Hilton American Express Surpass (spend $40K @ yr....

Hilton American Express Surpass (spend $40K @ yr. = Diamond)
Forum: Hilton / HGVC January 22, 2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By smokyhill
We purchased 4800 pts at Seaworld last September....

We purchased 4800 pts at Seaworld last September. We bought resale on e-bay and paid $3050.00 plus closing costs. We also have 4800 pts in Las Vegas on the strip. We purchased that about 1 1/2 years...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC October 25, 2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,725
Posted By smokyhill
HGVC LV Strip 4800 pts. Plat.

HOA Las Vegas Blvd Vacation Suites Owners Association, Inc

2011 club dues 114.00
operating fee 413.04
reserve fee 92.65
real estate taxes 22.42
voluntaryARDA 3.00...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC October 7, 2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,863
Posted By smokyhill
I totally agree. Don't in ANY way act interested....

I totally agree. Don't in ANY way act interested. They are very good at their game and you WILL prolong the pitch if they think they have even a thread of hope.
We also own 2 weeks and love the...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC October 7, 2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By smokyhill
Have we hit bottom & started up???

A 4800 pt. Flamingo just sold on e-Bay for $5251.99! That doesn't include maintaince and closing costs of an additional $1708.00. Now we're looking at almost $7000.00. I know the Flamingo has...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC October 5, 2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,495
Posted By smokyhill
I have to totally agree, Diamond status alone is...

I have to totally agree, Diamond status alone is worth the 75.00 to me. (50% bonus points sure are nice!) :D
Forum: Hilton / HGVC September 13, 2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By smokyhill
Sorry to hear you lost out. Bummer! Has anyone...

Sorry to hear you lost out. Bummer! Has anyone else heard of Hilton exercising? This is the 1st one I've heard of in some time. We just had a 4800pt Seaworld clear last month for $3050.00 and someone...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC August 30, 2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By smokyhill
[QUOTE=Talent312;975193]We recently had a report...

[QUOTE=Talent312;975193]We recently had a report of platinum points going for as little as ~$1.00 per point ($1.50 is like last-year). So, a bit high. You may want to check out completed e-bay...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC August 30, 2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By smokyhill
Ours went in Aug. 2nd and cleared yesterday also....

Ours went in Aug. 2nd and cleared yesterday also. (Aug. 23rd.) Seaworld 4800 points $3052
Forum: Hilton / HGVC August 23, 2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,723
Posted By smokyhill
Curatio, any update? I noticed this listing was...

Curatio, any update? I noticed this listing was pulled some time ago from the "completed" listings page at e-bay. Also noticed the same seller listed another 4800 Flamingo package again with the...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC August 23, 2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By smokyhill
That's one of the advantages of buying through...

That's one of the advantages of buying through Judi or Seth.
Forum: Hilton / HGVC August 17, 2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,573
Posted By smokyhill
My opinion (for what it's worth) would be for you...

My opinion (for what it's worth) would be for you to contact someone like Judi or Seth who specialize in HGVC resales. We personally worked with Judi Kozlowski ( Judi@judikoz.com ) and consulted with...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC August 17, 2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,723
Posted By smokyhill
Could you let us know what you find out on the...

Could you let us know what you find out on the address issue? Just curious which property it actually is.
Forum: Hilton / HGVC August 13, 2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By smokyhill
I believe they have 30 days in which to respond....

I believe they have 30 days in which to respond. We bought resale in late 2009 and it took about half that time. We just bought another unit and the paperwork went to Hilton Aug.2nd. so we're in...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC August 13, 2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By smokyhill
Talent 312 is correct. You already have 2 account...

Talent 312 is correct. You already have 2 account #'s now. (1 through A-mex and 1 through HGVC). You don't want to apply for another. Just call HHonors C/S and explain your situation and they will...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC August 9, 2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,237
Posted By smokyhill
1st off, welcome to TUG. You're lucky you found...

1st off, welcome to TUG. You're lucky you found this place BEFORE buying. Yes, you can definately do better buying resale. I did a quick search for "Seth" and the following is one of the posts that...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC August 2, 2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By smokyhill
I agree you would probably be better off buying...

I agree you would probably be better off buying resale in Florida or Las Vegas. Points are points and you'll definately save a bundle buying resale.
Good luck!
Forum: Hilton / HGVC July 23, 2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By smokyhill
No reason to expect anything otherwise. I guess I...

No reason to expect anything otherwise. I guess I was just looking for the added comfort level knowing that a fellow TUGger had used them and was happy.
Forum: Hilton / HGVC July 23, 2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By smokyhill
greattimesharebargains

Just curious if anyone has any experience dealing with this seller on e-bay (greattimesharebargains) Feedback looks good, but would appreciate hearing from any TUGgger who has dealt with them.
Forum: Hilton / HGVC July 22, 2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By smokyhill
Sorry, it was me

Yes it was a TUGger that won the auction. We're hoping to add it to the 4800 pts we have at the Las Vegas strip. We're just keeping our fingers crossed it passes ROFR. I'll post as soon as we know.
Forum: Hilton / HGVC March 23, 2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,451
Posted By smokyhill
We have a week booked there thru HGVC the 2nd...

We have a week booked there thru HGVC the 2nd week of October. Do we have anything to worry about? :( Would they still honor previously booked reservations? We're planning on a 3bdrm plus to...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC February 21, 2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By smokyhill
Smile need 3 bdrms.

Does anyone know if it's possible to end up with 3 bdrms.? We would love to visit here, but would like for all (6) of us to be able to stay together and each couple have their own bdrm. Thanks for...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC January 18, 2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,105
Posted By smokyhill
Didn't figure right.

Didn't figure right.
Forum: Hilton / HGVC January 7, 2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,579
Posted By smokyhill
Thanks! :) I was just able to check mine. All...

Thanks! :) I was just able to check mine. All was good.
Forum: Hilton / HGVC December 13, 2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,607
Posted By smokyhill
That's exactly what we did using Judi Kozlowski...

That's exactly what we did using Judi Kozlowski to handle the deal for us.
We just closed and got our contract number. (Judi hand carried the deed to Hilton) We plan on calling Hilton in the morning...
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