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Forum: TUG Lounge February 17, 2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
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, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
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, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
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, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 21,153
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: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) October 25, 2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,892
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, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
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: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) October 17, 2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
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, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
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, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
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, 03:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,316
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, 01:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,966
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, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,577
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, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,577
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 16, 2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,797
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, 02:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,797
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, 01:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,797
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, 01:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,797
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, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
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, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,613
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, 01:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,526
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: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) August 8, 2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,776
Posted By l2trade
Thrilled! This is great news! :)

Thrilled! This is great news! :)
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) July 22, 2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,891
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: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) June 21, 2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
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: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) June 21, 2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
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 21, 2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
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, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
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, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By l2trade
Great voice, amazing talent. :)

Great voice, amazing talent. :)
Forum: TUG Lounge May 31, 2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,851
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, 06:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,851
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, 11:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,997
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, 03:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
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, 01:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
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, 12:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
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, 12:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
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, 12:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
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, 12:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
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, 11:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
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, 10:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
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, 09:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
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...
Forum: TUG Lounge May 14, 2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
Posted By l2trade
Well said! In your situation, I applaud Disney...

Well said! In your situation, I applaud Disney for the accomodation. Life is tough enough and people are way too quick to judge when they don't see an extreme physical disability. Disabilities can be...
Forum: TUG Lounge May 14, 2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
Posted By l2trade
Rich Manhattan moms hire handicapped tour guides

Rich Manhattan moms hire handicapped tour guides so kids can cut lines at Disney World -

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/disney_world_srich_kid_outrage_zTBA0xrvZRkIVc1zItXGDP

This...
Forum: Caribbean Timesharing May 13, 2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,466
Posted By l2trade
this is cool Jordan! thank you for sharing! :)

this is cool Jordan! thank you for sharing! :)
Forum: TUG Lounge May 2, 2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By l2trade
Cool! I am picking out a few new ideas from here....

Cool! I am picking out a few new ideas from here. Of course, Planes, Trains and Automobiles - I love that movie!

I'd love to watch more movies about timesharing. Queen of Versailles was fun to...
Forum: TUG Lounge May 2, 2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By l2trade
What are your favorite travel related movies and tv shows?

Here are just a few of my favorites -->
I love the Vacation movies - long time favorites.
Up in the Air - saw this awhile back and I love how it captures the Flyertalk lifestyle.
An Idiot Abroad -...
Forum: TUG Lounge April 26, 2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,242
Posted By l2trade
imho, the only place where you should list your...

imho, the only place where you should list your timeshare net worth as an asset, is the paperwork to qualify to buy a new one. at the sales presentation, i am not sure if you should list the $25...
Forum: TUG Lounge April 26, 2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,238
Posted By l2trade
i have a handful of mystery keys. not a bowl and...

i have a handful of mystery keys. not a bowl and certainly not a drawer. good to know i'm not alone. now i don't feel so bad. thank you! :)
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) April 24, 2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,117
Posted By l2trade
Ok. Let's see, a lawyer who has been in real...

Ok. Let's see, a lawyer who has been in real estate since 1963. That is 50 years in real estate and he is working as a timeshare salesman? He should be enjoying retirement and taking vacations, not...
Forum: TUG Lounge April 20, 2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 15,326
Posted By l2trade
I am not an expert, but I thought the...

I am not an expert, but I thought the heat/thermal imaging systems work much better at finding people when the sun goes down.
Forum: TUG Lounge April 19, 2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 15,326
Posted By l2trade
Thank you! Keep reporting.

Thank you! Keep reporting.
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) April 17, 2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By l2trade
I've done this before with both Starwood and...

I've done this before with both Starwood and Marriott resorts. SDO is very accomodating. I recommend putting this on your room preferences and then calling about a month ahead of time to remind them....
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) March 31, 2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By l2trade
no more spaceship shower or love jacuzzi?

no more spaceship shower or love jacuzzi?
Forum: TUG Lounge March 25, 2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,004
Posted By l2trade
Congrats on your 50th!!! :) I agree with...

Congrats on your 50th!!! :)

I agree with others. Why not do both? If nobody offers to throw you a party, I think you should throw one for yourselves and invite all your friends. And, of course,...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 19, 2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By l2trade
why a low offer? i think even a fair price offer...

why a low offer? i think even a fair price offer may get ROFR exercised if Marriott considers the buyer a likely future sales prospect. this happened to someone i know six years back.
Forum: Disney Vacation Club - DVC February 15, 2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,832
Posted By l2trade
lol! yes, true, i totally agree, i know that,...

lol! yes, true, i totally agree, i know that, hence the winking smiley and follow on comment about hilton head.
Forum: Disney Vacation Club - DVC February 15, 2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,832
Posted By l2trade
Hilton already is part of II. Ever hear of...

Hilton already is part of II. Ever hear of "Elara, A Hilton Grand Vacations Club"? Or, how about Hilton Head? ;)

As for DVC, I really wish they would come back. It will take more than a poster in...
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 11, 2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,925
Posted By l2trade
I will try that. I hope it works. Thank you.

I will try that. I hope it works. Thank you.
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 11, 2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,925
Posted By l2trade
Well, this ruined my night. All the places I...

Well, this ruined my night. All the places I looked to stay at later this year for Disneyland bumped up in category. Not only does this reduce the value of my points, but it also puts these locations...
Forum: TUG Lounge February 2, 2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,037
Posted By l2trade
Younger folks must pay more for things because...

Younger folks must pay more for things because their purchase price includes all the expensive advertising campaigns targeted at their age range to get them to buy in the first place.
Forum: TUG Lounge February 2, 2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,835
Posted By l2trade
move west, perhaps as far as hawaii. the time...

move west, perhaps as far as hawaii. the time difference may help solve your problem. ;)
Forum: Exchanging January 27, 2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,905
Posted By l2trade
If it were me, my 1st choice would be to have all...

If it were me, my 1st choice would be to have all the 'kids' share the two bedroom. Let them figure out the sleeping arrangements. As the parents, there is nothing wrong with telling your kids you...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 26, 2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By l2trade
i haven't itemized in a decade... standard...

i haven't itemized in a decade... standard deduction - it saves times & minimizes the risk of an audit. :rolleyes:
Forum: TUG Lounge January 25, 2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 28,902
Posted By l2trade
So, it sounds like the OP will be relocating from...

So, it sounds like the OP will be relocating from Long Island to NC, when the promotion offer comes through. I wish him and his family all the best with the relocation. It sounds like the move will...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 25, 2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 28,902
Posted By l2trade
Bucky's post refers to an offensive bumper...

Bucky's post refers to an offensive bumper sticker. I do not see Bucky agreeing with that bumper sticker, do you???

The prior sentence Bucky wrote is "Since we left in 1990 things have obviously...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 25, 2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,058
Posted By l2trade
Exactly! There must be some psychological...

Exactly!

There must be some psychological reasons why victims of long term lies create fictions to perpetuate the lies even after the truth becomes well known. Manti believed in this fake...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 22, 2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,092
Posted By l2trade
We use Amazon Prime. I used to be a Netflix...

We use Amazon Prime. I used to be a Netflix subscriber, I plan to renew this too in time for the new Arrested Development season. I am currently in a two month free trial of Hulu Plus - commercials,...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 20, 2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 28,902
Posted By l2trade
Moving away from family & friends is a big CON,...

Moving away from family & friends is a big CON, especially since you have deep roots in your home town (born & raised). You have to want the move and be excited about living in the new location (or...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 19, 2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By l2trade
It was that an email from my new landscaper sent...

It was that an email from my new landscaper sent me a link to this Intuit web page that immediately asked me for my checking account info which made me suspicious at first.
Forum: TUG Lounge January 19, 2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By l2trade
I went to create an account, only to find out...

I went to create an account, only to find out that I already had one with my email address thanks to Turbo Tax. I didn't make the Turbo Tax connection to Intuit at first. Now I realize that nothing...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 18, 2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,058
Posted By l2trade
This sounds like an elaborate episode of the mtv...

This sounds like an elaborate episode of the mtv show Catfish. I do not understand how people get duped into believing an online virtual FB / phone relationship is real, but apparently, according to...
Forum: TUG Lounge January 17, 2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By l2trade
Intuit PaymentNetwork?

I am used to paying online with Paypal or online bill pay through my bank. Has anyone used Intuit PaymentNetworks? I just received the 1st invoice from a new service company. All they take is Intuit...
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 9, 2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By l2trade
Lol! Totally agree on the disconnect between DC...

Lol! Totally agree on the disconnect between DC points and owner MF for NCV weeks.

To the OP question - My experience with NCV is that booking any week in gold season (including the best weeks of...
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 7, 2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By l2trade
A/C offer for NCV deposit by Feb 17th?

Sorry for a newbie sounding question. I know all AC are not the same. I have an almost useless one from a getaway offer earlier in the year with a tight grid and 60 day max.

I haven't accepted the...
Forum: Wyndham Resorts January 3, 2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,754
Posted By l2trade
I totally agree with what Denise says. It is a...

I totally agree with what Denise says. It is a waste of precious time for most typical families. And yet, in spite of knowing all that and what L2Trade himself knows to be true, he finds the owner...
Forum: TUG Lounge December 4, 2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,781
Posted By l2trade
"Windows Phone has over 100,000 apps, but iOS has...

"Windows Phone has over 100,000 apps, but iOS has 700,000 apps, with 275,000 made specifically for the iPad."

Now this is just a silly comparison, isn't it? As long as the important apps are...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) November 22, 2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,598
Posted By l2trade
I believe this story. Over a year back, I heard...

I believe this story. Over a year back, I heard rumblings from Starwood employees about SVN rumors. The rumor sounded imminent. I even tried to buy a true plat resale SDO on eBay with the hope that...
Forum: TUG Lounge November 16, 2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,721
Posted By l2trade
twinkies, twinkies, twinkies, why????? - I...

twinkies, twinkies, twinkies, why????? - I haven't had one in quite some time, but I really, really want one NOW! It must be the power of suggestion. My wife is hopping store to store, but it...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) October 30, 2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,649
Posted By l2trade
Tried same thing. NM = New Member... valid code,...

Tried same thing. NM = New Member... valid code, but just not for me. :(

II, can you make an exception for a soon to be Former Member like me? Nope, that didn't work either.
Forum: TUG Lounge October 27, 2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,289
Posted By l2trade
Orbitz is known to do this. A simple web search...

Orbitz is known to do this. A simple web search brings up lots of news articles about it. Please tell - which Vegas hotel is doing the same on their website?
Forum: TUG Lounge October 25, 2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,378
Posted By l2trade
Thanks hypnotiq! I've been reading the early...

Thanks hypnotiq!

I've been reading the early reviews and I think I will wait for the surface pro release before I decide. The appeal of buying a Microsoft tablet is full compatibility with windows...
Forum: TUG Lounge October 23, 2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,378
Posted By l2trade
Hi hypnotiq, Are you using the Win RT or Win 8...

Hi hypnotiq,
Are you using the Win RT or Win 8 Pro version? Since cost difference isn't a huge consideration for me, I am thinking of waiting for win 8 pro version. Your thoughts on the differences?
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 6, 2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,711
Posted By l2trade
I say don't give up. Put out a timeshare wanted...

I say don't give up. Put out a timeshare wanted ad for the price you are willing to pay and let Marriott ROFR them all. My guess is they won't.
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) October 5, 2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,783
Posted By l2trade
A couple years back, I rented my timeshare to a...

A couple years back, I rented my timeshare to a co-worker / friend. She had problems which I think reflected much more on her than the resort (they even switched her villa), but nonetheless her young...
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 3, 2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,926
Posted By l2trade
Fletch, my guess is that Marriott looked at the...

Fletch, my guess is that Marriott looked at the schedule and picked the least likely prospects to call first with this offer. The remaining salesperson probably got pick of the most qualified leads....
Forum: TUG Lounge September 19, 2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,870
Posted By l2trade
Where is the like button? Great story and...

Where is the like button? Great story and pictures. Congrats! :)
Forum: TUG Lounge September 12, 2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,760
Posted By l2trade
I've got an offer from them $25 total for 6...

I've got an offer from them $25 total for 6 months. I am tempted to do it, but I've read too many horror stories about auto renewal and failed attempts to cancel with continuing charges despite...
Forum: TUG Lounge September 4, 2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By l2trade
+1 for the Roku. It is my streamer of choice,...

+1 for the Roku. It is my streamer of choice, even though my tv, blu-ray, wii, win 7 media center pc, ipad and TiVo offer streaming too...
Forum: TUG Lounge September 4, 2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By l2trade
I love the news today! Amazon Prime rocks! I was...

I love the news today! Amazon Prime rocks! I was happy with the streaming deal as-is before. It allowed me to cancel Netflix in protest. I've held off restarting Netflix for this long and with...
Forum: TUG Lounge September 4, 2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By l2trade
I can only comment on what I know. Bought our...

I can only comment on what I know. Bought our Vitamix @ Costco right before that last thread and so far we absolutely love it. Since Costco sells both blendtec & Vitamix depending on location, my...
Forum: TUG Lounge August 24, 2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,948
Posted By l2trade
We tried the juicing thing a year or two back,...

We tried the juicing thing a year or two back, Jack La Lanne's... We loved it, but it got really messy & wasteful with too much cleanup required. That juicer been sitting in the cupboard since then....
Forum: TUG Lounge August 23, 2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,948
Posted By l2trade
It is just 24 hours into it and we blended away...

It is just 24 hours into it and we blended away all the fruit in our fridge. It does work way better than our old blender. No comparison. Yes, I think it is way overpriced, but we are enjoying it! My...
Forum: TUG Lounge August 23, 2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,948
Posted By l2trade
Is Vitamix a status symbol?

I watched the demo at Costco. Perfect strangers approached me to share their unsolicited positive reviews as I weighed my decision. After all, it just looks like an overpriced blender. When I finally...
Forum: Exchanging August 22, 2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,970
Posted By l2trade
No Vegas on the grid at all? Interesting...

No Vegas on the grid at all? Interesting...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) August 11, 2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,970
Posted By l2trade
This trend is likely part of the predictive...

This trend is likely part of the predictive inventory model and method to improve generic seasonal trade values. The earlier Starwood pre-deposits weeks for future owner assignment, the greater the...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting August 10, 2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,212
Posted By l2trade
Rrlongwell, if I read the legalese of the link...

Rrlongwell, if I read the legalese of the link you posted about AZ, a lawyer is not required for AZ deeds. Correct? If so, back to my earlier open question to Carolinian. What law did LTT break to...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting August 10, 2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,212
Posted By l2trade
Rrlongwell, I agree with you on that. I used a...

Rrlongwell, I agree with you on that. I used a rolling eyes smiley. I was joking about not paying. I believe all three deeds are valid and it is my responsibility to pay until I sell. Let's be...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting August 10, 2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,212
Posted By l2trade
I just checked a few resale purchase timeshare...

I just checked a few resale purchase timeshare deeds which I am now in the process of struggling to sell. These are crappy out of state timeshares I regret buying. One says prepared by an llc title...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting August 10, 2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,212
Posted By l2trade
What if all my deeds turn out to be invalid and...

What if all my deeds turn out to be invalid and I've been taking someone else's vacations all these years? And paying for it too? :eek:

I don't know why, but this conversation reminds me of this...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting August 10, 2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,212
Posted By l2trade
I don't get it. Nor do I get the long thread...

I don't get it. Nor do I get the long thread about LTT that the OP is referencing. I recently used LTT. LTT helped us as buyer & seller complete the fastest, cheapest & no-nonsense timeshare...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) August 8, 2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,267
Posted By l2trade
Those II and RCI deposits are held back before 12...

Those II and RCI deposits are held back before 12 months based on predicted inventory assignments. Starwood even bulk banks some weeks > 1 year out, just look at recent sightings for proof. This is...
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