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Sticky - Tuggers Can And Should Consider Direct Exchanges With Each Other

Discussion in 'Exchanging Timeshares' started by swift, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. DeniseM

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    I agree that it's a good idea to put everything in writing but a formal contract is only needed if you plan to sue them if the deal falls through. You can accomplish the same thing by putting all the details in an email.

    However - If you are uncomfortable with the trade, you should rethink it.
     
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  2. silentg

    silentg TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    No, not uncomfortable in the least!
     
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    Don't forget the free independent exchange companies. i am registered with all of them and I don;t even deposit first- I look to see if something is available that I want and then exchange,
     
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    free independent exchanges?

    Mind telling us about them?
     
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    I just came back from a wonderful week on Cape Cod using a trade with another Tugger who took my Hawaii week and we were both thrilled with our FREE exchange! A reminder to everyone...use our Marketplace. The bigger it gets the better for us all!
     
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    Hawaii exchange

    Which resort on which
    Island ?
     
  9. TUGBrian

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    going off their profile, it looks like they traded pahio at kauai beach.

    Congrats on the successful trade! More options always make it better...again there is absolutely no obligation to deposit your week just by posting an ad in the marketplace...its merely to populate the database with your resort information and allows matches to be made between owners!

    It definitely works, and its 100% free...the more people who post direct exchange ads the more people will end up with free exchanges =)
     
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    :)Amen I have to agree, tired of II wanting a deposit but I cant find an exchange. Thats what happens when they sell more than they have and sell you on the idea that exchanges are easy and no problem. Never anything available when you want to go and heaven help you if you extend the exchange or worse yet cancel one. Then you might as well give it back.
     
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    It's a bummer this service doesn't seem to be used all that much...is it that it's not being promoted?
     
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    It takes trust and needs to be an equitable exchange.


    Sent from my iPad Mini 4 using Tapatalk
     
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    I do often wonder why many members dont just list their home resorts etc as a direct exchange ad just to see what might be out there and available for free.

    perhaps owners are so conditioned that anything exchange related has a fee attached, they assume the same with TUG!
     
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    We leave soon for Ireland via a direct exchange with a tugger. They are staying in our Maui unit. We started with email, then facebook, and ultimately a real phone call. So far, so good. I don't expect any problems or surprises - you get a feel for people after awhile. I couldn't have asked for a better first time direct exchange!

    In our case we both have fixed unit, fixed weeks, and coincidentally my week is a week 23 and hers is a week 24 so it reduced our uncertainty with the situation. I'll be looking to do future exchanges via Tug, that's for sure.
     
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    Probably because nobody will accept a trade between a studio and a 2 bdrm but through II/RCI it is possible.
     
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    I tried it with a high demand, prime week and got offers of dud weeks I could book for 10 TPUs. I would really like a more selective exchange group--such as only Tuggers with 100+ posts and only HGVC, Marriott, Hyatt, DVC, etc., and maybe non-hotel prime weeks (summer beach, prime ski, Yellowstone, etc.). Any way we could do this? Maybe a forum with a password like sightings?
     
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    that doesnt have anything to do with posting the direct exchange ad.

    TUG doesnt require you to deposit your unit, you can do whatever you like with it. the ad is merely to find possible matches for you.
     
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    Why I would wasted my time posting an ad for a direct exchange with a Disney owner when I know that my week is not the same value (my week worth way less in $$$) and nobody will accept this kind of exchange except if they are dumb but with RCI in the name of the trading power my week worth more.

    Do you think that an owner of a studio at the Marriott's Grande Vista in Orlando would have been able to do a direct exchange with an owner of a 3 bdrm at the Marriott's Lakeshore Reserve in Orlando ? Except if the owner of the 3 bdrm is completely stupid, the answer is no. So, why the studio owner would have wasted is time posting an ad when this kind of non sense exchange is possible only on II.

    The majority of people want to up-trade. So, why people will waste their time posting an ad for a like for like when they want to up-trade or for an up-trade knowing that nobody want to downgrade.

    This is why I said "Probably because nobody will accept a trade between a studio and a 2 bdrm but through II/RCI it is possible."
     
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    I second the minimum post count idea. In my opinion, this should be a benefit extended to those who contribute to the collective knowledge of the board. I would have a difficult trusting someone who doesn't participate in the board discussions.

    As far as the name brand restriction, I would put that within your ad. In our case, both units are non-name brand (but in high demand locations at high demand times). I would hate to have some arbitrary restrictions in place on what can be exchanged. It is up to the user to decide if it is an exchange that they want to make.
     
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    im not sure how this applies to the argument in question.

    it costs you nothing to post a direct exchange ad (it doesnt even take away an ad credit)

    it doesnt require you to reserve or lose your week or otherwise do anything with it you wouldnt normally do


    the chances of you getting the exchange you mention are indeed low, but they are an order of magnitude greater if you post an ad, vs not post one in the first place.

    clearly a number of people are making trades with each other evidenced by this thread, and they never would have gotten those free trades had they not posted an ad to begin with.
     
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    all ads in the markeptlace now should have a label on them showing how long the poster has been a TUG member.
     
  22. tschwa2

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    When an exchange fee is involved I usually look for an up trade. If it is a direct exchange, I am more likely to look for like for like although some people value what they own more than others might.
     
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    Ok continue to wonder why many members don't just list their home resorts etc as a direct exchange ad just to see what might be out there and available for free.
     
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    delete double post
     
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    oh well, I guess no "upscale" direct exchange filter then. Although the direct exchange ads did not work for me and I don't see trying again without a quality filter, I have done a number of great direct exchanges with tuggers who private mssged me after one of my tug Q+A posts about an area/trade, who then offered their TS or requested a unit that I had--those have all worked out well for both sides. Elaine
     

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