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Exchanges

  • Timeshare exchange fees - How much is too much?

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    In December 2016, RCI raised their exchange fees again. If you're an RCI member, you know this is not uncommon. In fact, it comes less than a year after the last increase.

    Anyway, this got me thinking... When it comes to exchange fees, how much is too much? Continue...
  • RCI Changes their Combine Deposits feature

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    RCI has announced that they are changing how Combine Deposits will work, effective Sept 17, 2016. If you're an RCI Weeks owner, then this could affect your strategy for managing your deposits. You might want to take action quickly, too!

    What's changing and how will it affect you? Read all about it...
  • Interval hits owners with new upgrade fees

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    Members of Interval International got a rude surprise recently, when they discovered a new fee has been added to many timeshare exchanges. Depending on what you're trading, this could add $100, $200, or even $300+ to the cost of your transaction. Ouch! :(

    On the other hand, many owners won't see any effect. It all depends on your exchange strategies. So what's the big deal? Read more...
  • Interval Gold and Platinum - Are they worth it?

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    If you're a member of Interval International, you've surely seen promotions for their Gold and Platinum membership upgrades. They have a list of nice, shiny benefits that you can only get with these higher level memberships, but of course there's also a cost.

    The question is -- are these upgraded memberships worth it? Here's my take on it. . . [Continue]
  • How RCI Trading Power Protection works

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    When you have to cancel a vacation due to health, work, family or any other reason, it's always a bummer. Vacations are some of the best times in life, and missing out on a trip you've been looking forward to is always hard. If you also suffer financially as a result of the cancellation, then it's even worse.

    When you get a timeshare exchange vacation through RCI, you have the option of getting Trading Power Protection. What does this do, and is it worth the price? Read on to find out...
  • What is Flexchange, and how can it help you?

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    If you're in II, you've probably seen a promo like "Featured Flexchange Destinations." So what is Flexchange? The simple answer is an exchange within 59 days of check-in. While accurate, that doesn't tell the whole story. There's a lot more [...] Continue...
  • How to use the RCI Deposit Calculator, and why

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    If you deposit your timeshare with RCI, of course you want to get the best possible exchanges with it. Unfortunately, many timeshare owners get less trading power than they could, and don't realize what they're missing out on. The good news [...] Continue...
  • RCI vs. Interval - Filtering and transparency

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    A lot of the questions I get are about RCI vs. Interval International, so I'm doing a series of blog posts discussing some key differences. This starts with a fundamental difference in how the two companies filter your results when searching [...] Continue...