May 20, 2017
Just remember that the original concept of timeshare was one week of vacation every year along with a deed and title, but the concept took a different turn years ago when the Point system was cooked up.
With points you really don’t know what you get and to prove it look at the study of how points compare between the various point related resorts in the market today. Click here.
Read what we have published in the past about Points vs Deeds here.
May 20, 2017
Even in South Africa there are timeshare problems. Well, what do ya know! If interested in the latest news Click here.
May 20, 2017
Great news finally for some timeshare owners, some who have been waiting for over 5 years, Click here if you have dealt with these companies Bluewater by Spinnaker and Coral Resorts LLC.
It Drives Me Crazy About The Debate Between Points And Deeded Timeshare Property! Think People, Think.
May 13, 2017
Take a look at this discussion board about timeshare points and deeded timeshare property. Click here.
The next time you take a tour of a timeshare resort, ask yourself ” What really am I buying?” If you like the resort after the salesperson shows you a two or 3 bedroom unit if (you will get the same unit he or she sold you the next time your come to the rsort?)
If not, ask why? Simple answer – you are not getting a deeded property. You are getting the right to use the resort or in other words you are in a “buying club” with nothing tangible that you own. Check out what we have explained over the years about Deeded vs Points
Think people think. Sorry for the rant but we hear these stories all the time.
May 13, 2017
Have you purchased a timeshare from Diamond Resorts between Jan. 1, 2011 and Jan. 23, 2017, you have until May 23, 2017 which is 10 days away to file a claim. Click here for this information.
May 8, 2017
This question was asked by someone on the Tug2.net forum board and there were some good comments. But the one that stood out the most was buying re-sale. We own 3 deeded timeshare properties. Click here for Forum Board
Buying points cannot be justified no matter how good t timeshare salesman explains it. It is not deeded real estate. It’s a money maker for the big boys selling timeshare today.
May 5, 2017
It’s a timeshare scam. Again Pretty Websites do not mean it is a legitimate business. You can find plenty of information on our website here referring to this problem all over the world. This is a United Kingdom and Spain related problem or for anyone who has purchased timeshare property in the Tenerife Islands.
Click here for more information
May 2, 2017
Can you believe this? The Virgin Islands government think that timeshare owners are big spenders. They are working or or have considered passing a law that anyone who would buy a timeshare property in the Virgin Islands are wealthy people. They want to charge the people who purchase a timeshare to also pay $25 per day while staying at a timeshare they purchased. Click here to read:
May 1, 2017
If you are interested in stock prices this might be of interest to you, but to the average timeshare owner and potential everyday person it isn’t. I’ll bet however, big money is involved and goes into someone’s pocket. Click here if interested in reading what is going on.
I just ran across this article about “writing a timeshare document” before you die”. Click here to read. Interesting information and lots of responses from other timeshare owners. But don’t forget the all important “Beneficiary Deed” if you purchase your timeshare out of state from where you live.
Read this. Read this about “Beneficiary Deeded Forms”
April 28, 2017
United Kingdom Timeshare Owners. Beware of Pretty Timeshare Websites. We would suggest you do a lot of research before even submitting your personal information and timeshare information. Click here to read what was found.
April 27, 2017
The life of a former timeshare salesman who regrets Click Here for the story.
April 26, 2017
Although we do not personally agree with everything that is mentioned in this article, particularly since you can purchase timeshare re-sales on the Secondary Market for as little as $1.00 on sites such as Tug2.net we think this article has excellent information. Click Here to read.
St. Maarten is an island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km (190 mi) east of Puerto Rico.
April 26, 2017
St Maarten Island and their efforts to control the timeshare industry. Click Here for the latest.
April 24, 2017
Luckily many people found the blog warning on time, but Click here to read the rest
April 22, 2017
The title of Direct Timeshare vs. Resale Timeshare Benefits refers to buying at retail from a salesman at any timeshare resort or buying through the Internet for as little as $1.00 or elsewhere from a current customer or anyone looking to get rid of their timeshare for little or nothing.
My wife and I own 3 deeded weeks at 3 different resorts. One week was given to us outright from someone who paid $8,800 but never used it, another we purchased directly at a resort, through their association without any salesman and another was purchased from a user who used it for extensive travels over the years and no longer were traveling. They paid somewhere around $10,000 for it 10-12 years earlier and were willing to pay all closing costs and letting it go for only $400.
Want to review other people’s view Click here!
April 22, 2017
This we can agree on. See our article about Deeds vs Points
and this recent article on the Tug Bulletin Board.
London, England Timeshare Info – Bronfman & Fritton Legal, dubious cold callers with a dubious pitch!
April 21, 2017
If you live in the London area, and own timeshare property, you might be interested in this article. Click here!
April 19, 2017
Think about it! If you are a timeshare traveler like my wife and I, by air and by car, things can happen that are beyond your control. Most are not covered by your insurance plans. Note: We are not compensated in any way shape or form by this service. Click Here!
A True Story
It was going to be a quick Spring getaway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Melanie and Craig had always loved the mountains. When they realized they had a week to sneak away, they decided to rent a condo in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. They wanted to witness the mountains coming back to life after a long winter.
The drive would take around eight hours, but Gatlinburg would be an ideal base from which to explore the park. They could do a little hiking, and search for wildflowers and other “spring peepers.” If weather permitted, there might even be some fishing or horseback riding included in the agenda.
The weather was good when they set out. And the trip there, while long, went very smoothly. Melanie and Craig were both glad to pull into the parking lot of their condo, unload the car and grab a quick bite. After all of that, it was time to call it a day. They wanted to rest so they could get up early and get off to a good start.
But in the morning, things started to get really bad.
Melanie had a really restless night and barely slept. She complained to Craig that she was having trouble catching her breath. Then, suddenly, she blacked out. Craig tried to revive her, but when she came to she was unable to communicate with him at all. Then she blacked out again.
Craig called 911 and waited–for what seemed like an eternity–for the EMTs to arrive.
After a quick evaluation, Melanie was (more…)
April 18, 2017
We are looking for your experiences with timeshare resorts. Click Here!
April 18, 2017
Over the last 15 yrs we have purchased 3 deeded timeshare weeks for $3,400 total. We made sure that the benefits from the original owner carried over to us. Click here for resale benefits.
April 17, 2017
Trudie Broekmann writes a well written article about the Holiday Club and is a Cape Town-based commercial, corporate and consumer lawyer. It follows articles that we have written about in many article on this website. Click Here!
The Margaritaville Vacation Club in Smith Bay is the newest time-share … between the Government of the Virgin Islands and the time-share industry.”.
The Margaritaville Vacation Club in Smith Bay is the newest time-share … between the Government of the Virgin Islands and the time-share industry.”
February 6, 2017
St.Thomas – Virgin Islands
The bill, which comes as part of Mr. Mapp’s sin tax measure, originally taxed timeshare unit owners $30 per day, but senators decreased the amount to $25. Click here for this insane story.
March 31, 2017
Have you received your call yet? Click Here and see how Action 9 TV helped this woman.
Feb 23, 2017
About 3.75 percent of timeshare borrowers were behind on their bills in the fourth quarter, up from 3.37 percent in the same period a year earlier…Click here for the rest of the story…
April 14, 2017
The island’s tourism economy. Less-than-positive timeshare developments and experiences in the past years had created an unfavourable image of the timeshare sector that represents the vast majority of St. Maarten’s room inventory. Click Here for the rest of the story.
Feb 22, 2017
Hilton Grand Vacations which McLean-based Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. spun off from its main business earlier this year, began quietly marketing timeshares in The District by Hilton Club last fall. Click here for the full story.