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WORLDMARK INFORMATION and ADVICE ARTICLES

Discussion in 'Worldmark The Club' started by TUGBrian, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. TUGBrian

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    Worldmark the Club Information and overview! - TUG Advice Article

    WorldMark Resort Info and Point Charts. FYI -Point charts at the bottom of each resort page.

    Worldmark Owner Education - Worldmark Site


    Comparison chart of the major Timeshare point systems:

    http://tug2.net/timeshare_advice/timeshare-system-comparison-chart.html



    Detailed chart comparison of Timeshare Systems:

    http://www.tugbbs.com/forums/index.php?threads/timeshare-reference-spreadsheet.256474/


    List of all Worldmark Timeshare resales, rentals and Exchanges in the TUG marketplace:

    https://tug2.com/MarketplaceClassif...k&ForSale=True&ForRent=True&ForExchange=True&
     
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    have updated the Worldmark article with the help of CO Skier and replace the URL above to the new link...check it out and be sure to thank David for his work on this!
     
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    This is absorbing reading. I wonder what game Wyndham is playing with their World Mark (WM), Club Wyndham Access (CWA) and Wyndham UDI members......I've done the following comparison calculations based on the posted value of WM "Credits" MFs (maintenance fees) at the 20,000+ level of $0.073 per credit, and CWA "Points" MF cost per 1,000 points. The WM / Wyndham Daytona Beach Oceanwalk is the sample resort.
    For a Red Week stay, WM owners pay 11,000 credits for a week in a 2BR. CWA owners pay 203,000 points for the same thing.
    Let's compare: 11,000 x $0.073 = $803.00 plus housekeeping (ONLY if no HK credits available) of, say, $100 or so. This totals out to Approx. $903. CWA owners pay 203 x $6.34 / 1,000 points = $1,287.02. For Daytona UDI owners, it's $1,297.17.
    Does anyone else see a questionable practice going on here, or am I using incorrect assumptions? Please help stop the bellyache this has caused me!
     
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    Worldmark and Wyndham are two completely separate timeshare systems. You might as well compare the cost of Marriott vs Bluegreen vs Hilton etc. Apples and oranges.

    Sue
     
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    There is nothing questionable going on. I'm not entirely sure but I think from reading OP's posts in other threads that Worldmark credits sell for more and have a higher resale value than Wyndham points. If so they would have had a higher up front cost. Like Sue said it is like comparing apples and oranges. Unless you factor in the cost of what you paid for the WM credits vs the Wyndham points and that gets pretty complicated plus it wouldn't be consistent from person to person.

    Most people when they buy have no idea that there can be a sizable disparity in maintenance fees depending on where and what you own. What you nicely demonstrated here is that the maintenance fees of where and what you own make a big difference in what a stay costs different owners. This is a very important thing to know for people wanting to become first time owners or those wanting to add to what they already own. Another good lesson is yes you can pick up a Wyndham deed that someone is giving away for only the closing costs or one that is going cheap on eBay but if it is at a resort with higher maintenance fees you might be better off in the long run to spend a few hundred dollars more to buy WM credits or a deed at a resort with lower maintenance fees. If you only own say 200k Wyndham points the difference in the maintenance fees doesn't amount to a lot but if you own a lot of points like many people do it adds up. Using your $6.34 figure for CWA, if the points we own were CWA we would be paying $2375.82 more in maintenance fees for just this year!
     
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    Previously Ron P. pointed out that the equivaleny between WM and CWA was about 1WM Point to 13 WYN Points. He also demonstrated that even with the high number of WM Points need to stay at at WYN Resort through Wyndham Pass that the MF Cost for WM Member was less than the MF Cost for a WYN Member to stay at the same Resort. This was again demonstrated by dandjane1 above.
     
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