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Sticky - DRI now accepting deedbacks - Give back your Diamond Resorts Timeshare

Discussion in 'Diamond Resorts International / Embarc Resorts' started by TUGBrian, Mar 19, 2015.

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Have you used this information to deed-back your DRI Timeshare?

  1. Yes, DRI took back my DRI TimeShare (or DRI said they will take back my TS)

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  2. No, DRI said they would not take back my TimeShare

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  1. oneely

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    Buy back and voluntary surrender are two entirely different things.

    I think that voluntary surrender would be easy in a really ethical company, which Diamond is not. Instead they have consistently denied that it exists and are not pubicly acknowledging it's existence even now!

    Buy back is beyond Diamond's ability because they are basically dishonest and rip off customers every chance they get. They will never pay you back any of the money you spent! They stay just inside the law, most of the time, but really don't have the customers best interest at heart,

    Don't expect a real Buy Back program from Diamond. Your investment was primarily to pay high pressure salesmen and women to separate you from your hard earned cash with the promise of Nirvana. The old saying still applies, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Stay vacationed with your own money!
     
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    I am happy for those who were able to finally get rid of the millstone of monthly payments they could no longer afford. When I can no longer travel I will avail myself of this option, if Diamond still offers it. And thanks to this forum for spreading the information that Diamond doesn't want to acknowledge.
     
  3. TUGBrian

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    they wouldnt really buy back anything that has no resale value...nor would there be much need for such a program as if DRI packages had significant resale value...these folks utilizing the deedback feature could just offload them on the resale market.
     
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    Wondering if I should start it all closer to early September, near my scheduled vacation. On messages #317, #397 and #392, they state you are only given 30 days to return the document/check to the office after they are mailed to you.
     
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    We've been sitting on paperwork since March. When we called they said just send it in when you are ready. We'll get it notarized before we leave for Los Abrigados and Santa Fe next month, so it will be all ready for the mail when we return.
     
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    I just found this site yesterday morning and submitted my email yesterday. I did receive a response within a couple of hours saying although my quarterly dues were up to date all of 2016 must be paid off prior to surrendering my points. We did that right away and emailed them to let them know it had been paid. Today we get the email about the company acquiring Diamond.. I hope this does not stop the process... I want to be rid of this nightmare ASAP.
     
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    DRI deedbacks

    I am in the same position, I was advised to hold off submitting my request until nearer my time, which is not until December. They told me I would lose this year's time otherwise, and I can't as I have already booked flights.

    I have emailed them to see what the current position is.
     
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    Please share what you find out. I emailed them yesterday to confirm that my payment was made and to find out what the next step would be but have not heard back. If I don't hear anything today I will call them tomorrow.
     
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    Just received email that my surrender paperwork is being created and will be mailed in 7 to 10 business days. Whew!!!!:cheer :cheer:
     
  10. riverdees05

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    Letter came today, that our deeds have been transferred and our account has been closed. Sent in our request for deedback on 10-12-15. Almost 9 months to get rid of our twin babies! Happy Day!
     
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  11. TUGBrian

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    Great to see this thread still alive and DRI still taking intervals back!
     
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    I guess that's probably less than it would take if you were trying to sell it or give it on the open market.
     
  13. tstraveler2

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    Just sent my email requesting to give my points back. Used the info on this thread (thank you!)

    2 questions: (1) From reading a few of the posts (didn't try to read them all), if DRI accepts this transaction, can I safely assume that I am looking at 6-9 months at least? (2) When I sent the email, I listed both contracts (US Collection). However, their response only listed one of them. Did they ignore the other or just listed one?
     
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    Fingers Crossed

    I just found this site and it is an answer to my prayers! We have points with Diamond that we originally purchased with ILX back in 2006. We have only used the TS 3 times in the past 10 years. In May we used a week and the "owners update" was horrible. Basically they told us we had to pay another $14,000 to convert to Diamond and get more points or what we had was useless and that our MF would be going up drastically. After 2 1/2 hours I just walked out in tears. Totally ruined the vacation. I sent my email to loss mitigation yesterday and received my ticket number last night. Fingers crossed that we will be free of these crooks. If this works TUGBrian you will be my angel!!:clap:
     
  15. clifffaith

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    Very glad to hear that they are still handing out ticket numbers, which presumably means they are still in the take back mode. We go to the notary on Friday and will mail in paperwork that day. Will be just our luck that it is processed immediately and we will be locked out of our three rooms in Santa Fe on the 23rd, or our single room at Los Abrigados on the 29th. We'd planned to mail paperwork Aug 1st when we get back home, but are getting antsy.
     
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    my fingers are crossed for you too!

    whatever you do dont pay 14k to upgrade a thing!
     
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    DRI Deedback

    Thanks to all who have posted about this. It has been great. I finally sent my first email request on July 6. I got my case # email and waited a few days. I started calling different times of day and leaving messages.(877-497-7521 option 1 for English and then option 3) Never got any return phone calls but today on call #2 for the day I finally got a very helpful young lady named Sharissa (spelling?).

    My situation is I was on this time share deed at Los Abrigados (purchased under ILX) with my sister who died in 2010. Now have too many timeshares to use. I was informed that First American Title Company will be doing the work on this one and in about 45 days I should receive a warranty deed affidavit and joint tenant documents I will complete and return with an original notarized death certificate and $250. She told me if I have not received it by the end of August, to call back as they have a lot of these request. Different states may have different rules about what is required for probate, etc. but I feel lucky on this one. A Florida unit I have requires probate. I will keep you posted and keep calling every few weeks to make sure it is progressing.
    Thanks again Tuggers.;
     
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    DRI Deedback for Villa de Santa Fe

    Tuggers,
    My deceased sister also owned Villas de Santa Fe and a third sister is on that deed. Has anyone done deedback with this resort and succeeded?
    Thanks for any comments.
     
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    You would need to contact them to find out. Some deeded weeks qualify but I am not sure if all do.
     
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    One of our weeks was a fixed deeded week. That part has nothing to do with it. They are, however, selective about what resorts from which they'll accept a deed. As mentioned above you'll need to contact DRI's loss mitigation department.
     
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    I've passed the info along to my friend who owns at Bryan's Spanish Cove.
     
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    Just spent the last day of another wonderful trip to Santa Fe. This morning we mailed our two US contracts back (37,000 points) return receipt requested (so we do not have to fret over whether they actually got our envelope). While we were wandering the Wheelwright Museum Cliff got a call from the concierge at Los Abrigados, our stop in Sedona on the way home to LA. They know we just declined to buy anything six days ago at our Event of a Lifetime at Sedona Summit, yet they want us to come sit with them on Friday with the incentive of $120 in resort credit. Not happening! (Well, maybe if they change that to a $100 Amex card since we aren't doing anything besides chilling and keeping me out of the stores -- have a Mexican style home so a driving trip to the southwest always begets more treasures!)
     
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    Congrats!!!:clap:
     

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