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Old October 2, 2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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Westgate Owners?

Been with Westgate Lakes 3.5 years and I have a value - floating week that I am not going to use this year. I would like to rent it, or just bank it and have two weeks next year. I sent a email on the owners site and based on previous dealings with Westgate I don't expect to get any customer service. I could type pages about Westgate but that would take too long and would not accomplish anything. I have accepted that I got screwed and now just trying to deal with timeshare ownership. Is it better to bank it with II? I have read a lot about II on tug and it is not good.

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Old October 2, 2009, 01:23 PM   #2
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Been with Westgate Lakes 3.5 years and I have a value - floating week that I am not going to use this year. I would like to rent it, or just bank it and have two weeks next year. I sent a email on the owners site and based on previous dealings with Westgate I don't expect to get any customer service. I could type pages about Westgate but that would take too long and would not accomplish anything. I have accepted that I got screwed and now just trying to deal with timeshare ownership. Is it better to bank it with II? I have read a lot about II on tug and it is not good.

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If SFX won't take it then look at Redweek or Trading Places. The last choice is II due to their overall poor performance and especially for a Westgate deposit as they are awash in them and they have very little trade value.

I see you already came to the obvious conclusion about the "value" of owning at Westgate. No fun, is it?
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Old October 2, 2009, 08:53 PM   #3
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Been with Westgate Lakes 3.5 years and I have a value - floating week that I am not going to use this year...
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Value weeks do not get much value (no pun intended) when exchanging regardless of it being SFX, II or anybody else. Regardless of what others say, my event weeks (wks 6 & 7) keep getting me good exchanges regardless of the resort being Westgate Lakes trading thru II. I must caveat this with "providing one deposits early enough".

A value week is like a VW and an event week is like a Cadillac. Wasn't always that way. However it is now. Westgate now gives II any week it wants regardless of the week you own. Even though this appears to be the fact, I still keep getting good exchanges when I do decide to bank with II. My units happen to be large 4BR/4BA units which allow me to get a possible 3 weeks from the ownership of 1.

This is the order in which we use our Westgate Lakes timeshares---use them, rent what is left over and if not all rented then bank the remaining. It has served me well to date. However, if I owned a 1BR or 2BR instead, I am sure my feelings concerning timesharing might be different. Thius again is largely due to the type of Westgate resort timeshares I own.

There are varying opinions on Westgate Lakes. I can't comment on the other Westgate resorts as my experience has been solely with Westgate Lakes. When you go to Tripadvisor for instance, roughly 50% view the resort as great while the other 50% view it as the pits. Go figure?

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