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Timeshare tips

  • 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...
  • Timeshare owners win this round...

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    In a classic David vs. Goliath battle, timeshare owners at a small resort in Lake Tahoe have fended off an attempt by Diamond Resorts to take control -- at least for now.

    In an industry where the power balance seems to increasingly favor the big companies, it's encouraging to see individual owners banding together and taking action. Find out what went down...
  • II vs. RCI - Timeshare App Showdown

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    We have smartphone apps for just about everything these days, from maps, to movies, to meditation. You can add timeshares to the list too, because the big exchange companies are also in the app market now.

    Both II and RCI have apps that let you access some of their features while you're on the go. What do they offer, and how do they compare? Here's a feature by feature showdown between the two. Check it out...
  • How much is my timeshare worth?

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    A lot of people want to know the answer to this:
    "I own a timeshare at __________. I bought it in ______ for ______ and have fully paid it off. I haven't been able to use it recently, and I'd like to sell it. How much can I expect to get for it?"
    I don't have figures for all timeshares at my fingertips, but I can tell you how to research this yourself. Here's a good way to see what your timeshare is worth... Continue...
  • Should I upgrade my week to RCI points?

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    Here's a question I get quite frequently - it goes something like this: . . . "We recently attended a presentation, where they told us we could upgrade/convert our week and get points, for $x,xxx. They said weeks like ours aren't very useful anymore, and if we want to get good vacations, we'll need to have points. Should we convert? Is this a good deal?" Continue...
  • 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...
  • Duped timeshare buyers score a victory

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    You've heard the horror stories. Maybe it even happened to you... A couple is steamrollered into buying a timeshare by salespeople who promise them the moon. Later, they discover the promises were lies. A Tennessee couple fought back [...] Read more...
  • 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...
  • Do timeshare owners get ripped off on cruises?

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    Have you ever used your timeshare to book a cruise? This option is available to many timeshare owners, and it seems like a great way to get a different sort of vacation. But are you getting ripped off if you do this? A new lawsuit charges just that. Continue...
  • Should I cancel my timeshare purchase?

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    "I just bought a timeshare at ____________, and I'm wondering if I made a mistake. Should I cancel my purchase?" Unfortunately, there are a lot of timeshare buyers out there with this question. While every situation is different, here's what I think [...] Continue...