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Increasing II exchange fees & membership fees as of 1/1/19

Discussion in 'Exchanging Timeshares' started by mauitraveler, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Sugarcubesea

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    Wow, so that went up $10.
     
  2. hintok

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    I just renewed for $311 for five years by calling in. The on line renewal page stated $356. I wish we could buy a package (in increments of 5 or 10, without expiration dates) of exchange fees for a discount.
     
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    I had already made the decision to not renew or personal account when it comes do, so I suppose this information only confirms the my decision was a good one for us. Between the membership fee, exchange fee's, upgrade in size fee's and the ever popular resort fee's many resorts are charging, it's just to expensive to exchange outside the systems we own in.
     
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  5. Sugarcubesea

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    I'm moving toward having my TS's be ones that I use vs relaying on exchanges... I'm rearranging my portfolio to me units that are not reliant on exchanges
     
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  6. Panina

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    Most of my portfolio I am using. Whereas I kept a few that are great exchangers, thinking of changing those to weeks I can actually use if a request first doesn’t match on II.
     
  7. klpca

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    Like @chemteach I am still happily exchanging most of my weeks because we still have places to see. As long as it's less expensive then renting, I'm good with it (which does not mean that I am happy with the cost increases). Long term though, I have tried to buy units that can either be easily sold, or places that we wouldn't mind visiting. I won't buy a trader that is located across the country because if things ever got so out of whack that we couldn't travel I don't want to have to fly to a destination (except Hawaii which is an easy flight for us and near the top of our destination list). I also buy EOY contracts/lockoffs, and places that offer day use to keep the annual costs down and stretch out the usage.
     
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  8. Sugarcubesea

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    I agree, I wish we could lock in the fee’s as well. The good news is that I’ve now locked in the yearly fee of II till 2029.
     
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    Wow, going to 2029 is impressive, Sugarcubesea!!! As I noted in Klpca's thread on dropping her RCI membership, we're finding less and less value in trading anymore due to rising costs of MF's plus exchange and add-on fees. I'm glad we own where we want to vacation. Thanks for the heads up on the $311 for 5 years, though. We still see value in II Getaways, RCI's Extra Vacations and Last Calls.
     
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    PamMo:

    The reason why I did this was to have access to getaways. I’ve now changed my portfolio to what I can use vs exchange. Since my end goal is to retire in FL, I want the ability to grab a getaway for when family visits.

    This year during a promo II had I was able to snag a 1 bedroom in AZ for a week for $359. I also grabbed another deal on a getaway for FL, for $250 less then what the MF’s are for that resort.
     
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    I went to update an ongoing search and I was asked for an additional $20? Has anyone else had this happen?
     
  13. Panina

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    In the past when the rate went up the same thing happened if you updated your search.
     
  14. MissRumphius

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    I have a reservation with eplus. Has anybody done a 2019 eplus retrade for a resrvation made in 2018? Did you have to pay the additional $20 difference?
     
  15. tschwa2

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    You should not have to pay any difference when using eplus on an existing exchange.
     
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