10 sites renting RCI inventory

Started by heather, November 29, 2005, 14:34:52

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heather

Here are the sites that I know of that rent RCI inventory. I never find anything of prime value but being retired, I see lots of weeks that I can use off season and off the beaten track all over the world. And.....in another forum the debate continues over the ethics and legality of this.

That being said, here are the ones that I have bookmarked:

http://condosoftheworld.com/index.html
http://www.getawayweeks.com/
https://www.icondovacations.com/ivi/Home.aspx
http://www.rciholidaynetwork.com/hn/default.asp
http://www.rcihnresorts.com/RT_partners/CDA/RT_partners_index?ID=get
http://www.extraholidays.com/default.asp
http://www.skyauction.com/
http://www.snaptravel.com/
http://www.getravelop.com/html/ge_index2.asp
http://www.mygovholiday.com/pages/1/index.htm

*note that getaway weeks.com  is just a glimpse of what you can get from Skyauction. You cannot purchase directly.

 

heather

 

LRE

Hi Heather
Have you used any of these sites your self l some times wonder if these sites are ok to use and if you book in and then find it is a scam .It is ok to book a resort and use it but to book it and find you have a peice paper that not going to let you in to a resort and a empty Bank Card.
 

Carolinian

quote:
Originally posted by LRE

Hi Heather
Have you used any of these sites your self l some times wonder if these sites are ok to use and if you book in and then find it is a scam .It is ok to book a resort and use it but to book it and find you have a peice paper that not going to let you in to a resort and a empty Bank Card.



Some of them, like Snap Travel, are owned by RCI.

Some others. like Sky Auction, give buyers a standard RCI confirmation on the same form as an exchange confirmation.

Some, I have never heard of.
 

heather

quote:
Originally posted by LRE

Hi Heather
Have you used any of these sites your self l some times wonder if these sites are ok to use and if you book in and then find it is a scam .It is ok to book a resort and use it but to book it and find you have a peice paper that not going to let you in to a resort and a empty Bank Card.



Yes, I have used Skyauction repeatedly and their link to getawayweeks.com. They have an option to buy one week and get $100.00 off the next so I have four weeks in Florida this winter (not the popular west coast, though) at an average cost of $140.00 per week. And as Carolinian points out, my confirmatins are identical to my exchange comfirmations from RCI. As a matter of fact, when you call to reserve the week, it's an RCI Guide whom you talk to. The others operate at barely arms length from RCI and have been used happily by others but I can't confirm from personal experience.

 

Walt

It would appear that Snap Travel is going to be renting Prime Resorts in Prime Time.  They also have a deal with American Express to give a 30% discount for American Express card users.  

The Maui Embassy is available for rentals in March, April, and May for $1239.99.00 USD  ($867.99 for American Express card unser). They are taking Owners Spacebank Weeks (Free to RCI) and renting them for larger amounts.



http://americanexpress.snaptravel.com/americanexpress/default.asp

Walt [:)]

Carolinian

Through Sky Auction, RCI has periodicaly rented desirable weeks such as in the Caribbean, Manhattan Club, and summer Hilton Head, where there has to be much more demand from exchange members than supply, for a song to non-members.  Many of these were at sold out resorts where they could not be developer inventory.
 

larry12468

I imagine all these sites will be closely investigated as part of the class action suit against RCI over the issue of renting out members' deposited weeks.

Anon, are you still around?

Has anyone heard any more about the class action suit?

RCI used to be a great company. Maybe after the suit they may be again. [:)]

heather

Hi Larry. May I second your wish that RCI get back to its grassroots members?

From your vantage point in the industry are you seeing people not wanting to buy when they can rent so cheaply?
 

larry12468

quote:
Originally posted by heather

Hi Larry. May I second your wish that RCI get back to its  grassroots members?

From your vantage point in the industry are you seeing people not wanting to buy when they can rent so cheaply?



I don't really have a gauge in order to determine what effect it has on purchasing as opposed to trying to rent.

My guess is that most people still don't know about the rentals, so when they attend presentations they still buy, either directly from the resort, or on the resale market.

The problem occurs when they try to exchange, especially if they own non-RCI Points.

I own both regular weeks and RCI Points and I get exchanges using RCI Points that I had no success in getting using regular weeks.

It really shouldn't be that way, but right now from my experience it is.

Hopefully the class action suit will turn things around for traditional weeks owners.

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