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Title: RCI trading power points
Post by: fastal909 on January 02, 2011, 15:40:33
I have been given a max 15 points for my 1 Bed 2 bathroom unit at Hollywood Mirage Club Tenerife for to exchange..

On the RCI site you need 17 points for the same unit to exchange into,also a studio unit has been given the same trading power points
Do you think this is fair.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Suebe on January 21, 2011, 10:29:56
How far ahead have you banked your week?  Doesn't this influence the 'points' value RCI give you?  The further ahead the more points, etc?
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Carolinian on January 21, 2011, 19:50:44
RCI's new Points Lite system really does stink.  There are many examples of where RCI skims value as they did with you.  On the other hand, there are resorts where RCI panders to the developer and overpoints deposits, requiring far less to trade back in.  The most glaring one of those I have heard of is one reported on a US t/s talkboard where RCI gave 50 points lite for a deposit of a 2011 week 52 at Vacation Village at Parkway in Orlando, but only required 10 points lite to trade back into it.  Vacation Village at Parkway was identified by Bootleg, an RCI employee who used to post on a number of boards, as the resort with the biggest oversupply in the entire RCI system. Yet RCI is giving 5 times as much credit for a deposit as it costs to trade in.

Points Lite has a numbers racket that only the mafia might love.  I am now splitting my summer UK week deposits between DAE and SFX.  I simply do not trust the shananigans of RCI these days.

www.dialanexchange.com

www.sfx-resorts.com
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Carolinian on January 21, 2011, 19:59:07
Here is a thread on the topic on a US board (I also put a link back to this thread in that one):

http://www.timeshareforums.com/forums/rci/112547-how-many-came-out-ahead-vice-versa.html
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: fastal909 on January 21, 2011, 20:29:37
This year i was given trading power of 14 pts for week 28 and 17 pts for week 29 same apartment they were reduced to 95% value  depending when you deposit.If i was to deposit my 2012 weeks i would get 100% but both weeks would get me 15pts each.????
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Willself on January 21, 2011, 20:58:17
BEST Advice you be to leave RCI..Points or Weeks..and gain  A t least a week -4 aweek!! Year Round.
with Dial an Exchange..More over if you own say a Studio..within there system you could Exchange for
a 2 bed sleep. 6..Subject to Availability!!
NO  joinging fees...and about £30. to Gain Gold Standard Membership!! No harm in having a Look!!
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: fastal909 on January 22, 2011, 12:00:06
Good idea think RCI are a rip off
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Carolinian on January 23, 2011, 15:50:52
Quote from: Willself on January 21, 2011, 20:58:17
BEST Advice you be to leave RCI..Points or Weeks..and gain  A t least a week -4 aweek!! Year Round.
with Dial an Exchange..More over if you own say a Studio..within there system you could Exchange for
a 2 bed sleep. 6..Subject to Availability!!
NO  joinging fees...and about £30. to Gain Gold Standard Membership!! No harm in having a Look!!


+1

After RCI started renting exchange deposits to the general public, its exchange system was degraded.  And now with this ''Points Lite'' change to their "weeks" exchange system, it is degraded further, especially for resorts where they are skimming value.

I have been happy with DAE.  I am now exploring SFX as well, and have made my first deposit with them.  I hear good things about that exchange company, as well.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Morpheus on January 23, 2011, 16:55:55
I agree about DAE - while the level of inventory is lower, everything is clear and above board.

They also bring in privately owned properties so the geographical spread of availability is higher..
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Buzby on January 24, 2011, 12:45:52
Sadly, DAE is becoming more expensive. Previously upgrading to Gold Membership was an extra few really bothered with. Nowadays, many properties are being restricted to gold members ONLY, which takes away the benefit of membership to impose a dual-standard availability.

Sad, but true.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Morpheus on January 24, 2011, 13:04:29
As I understand it, you can get Gold membership either by paying OR by depositing a week (I am sure that is how it works but cannot find it noted on their website)!

Certainly when we deposited weeks we got Gold membership as a result.

This avoids people plundering the system without putting anything back in, which seems fair and sensible to me.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: steveandybob on January 24, 2011, 14:07:27
have booked 2 weeks to gran canaria sept 2011 through RCI thier new points system. Found i had 3 points left over which i thought i could keep. Yes i can but i`ll have to pay an xtra £65 thank you no help there then. About RCI i have many times tried to find good resorts to holiday too of recent san diego(i have weeks in hollywood mirage) all resorts on offer are in the middle of nowhere and are absolutley rubbish you never get like for like,even when you pay £145 up front for first service. I am a member of DAE but have yet no weeks till next year having banked with rci. As most people consider/ think in whoose pocket is whom in
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Suebe on January 29, 2011, 14:31:55
Quote from: steveandybob on January 24, 2011, 14:07:27
have booked 2 weeks to gran canaria sept 2011 through RCI thier new points system. Found i had 3 points left over which i thought i could keep. Yes i can but i`ll have to pay an xtra £65 thank you no help there then. About RCI i have many times tried to find good resorts to holiday too of recent san diego(i have weeks in hollywood mirage) all resorts on offer are in the middle of nowhere and are absolutley rubbish you never get like for like,even when you pay £145 up front for first service. I am a member of DAE but have yet no weeks till next year having banked with rci. As most people consider/ think in whoose pocket is whom in


You have to pay for Gold Membership with RCI (£30) but you do get some benefits for that including a discount on exchange fees if booking long haul destinations I think, as well as first opportunity to book weeks deposited.  Don't get it free when depositing weeks.

I have a week with DAE and am in RCI Points scheme.  Don't know much about the new RCI Weeks scheme.  I was told that it has come into being as a result of court cases in USA and the fact that RCI have now got to be transparent with regard to 'trading power'.  Is this true?

It would seem, from what Carolinian says, that there are still large anomolies in the system and there is no transparency at all.  How does one get information about these Points Lite values?  I need to find out the trading power values for a Club la Costa resort - Marina del Sol on Costa del Sol.  Are there any tables of maximum values for the various resorts (realising that these values will decrease the longer you leave depositing a week).  Can anyone help?

I am also convinced that RCI enters into all sorts of 'agreements' with various large resorts/companies to enhance their status, give them unfair advantages, etc.  Those that have bought into timeshare and use their exchange system are low on RCI's list in terms of fairness and ensuring their members get the maximum benefits.


Sue
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Carolinian on January 29, 2011, 17:33:21
There is a trading power calculator on the RCI website, but it may not be availible to members of the original RCI Points.  It is on the page for depositing weeks for members of what used to be the weeks program.

RCI has used the lawsuit as an excuse for the new system, but the ''settlement'' in that case was a sham which really required RCI to do almost nothing.  The attorneys for the plaintiff class sold out their clients and waved a white flag in return for a few low value trinkets for thier clients and a million dollar legal fee payoff for themselves.  The lawsuit was about RCI's widespread rental of exchange deposits to the general public instead of using them for exchanges, not about the way the exchange system worked internally.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: fastal909 on January 29, 2011, 20:30:01
I have just tried to exchange my banked weeks with RCI.I put in for an exchange worth 16pts in Gran Canaria, my week was worth 17pts so i had 1pt left over.So i thought i would be able to add this onto my other week i have which is worth 14pts to make 15pts so i could book a second week in Gran Canaria at the back of one another. Thats when i found out that i would have to combine my 1pt and my 14pt week at a cost of another £69.This is on top of the exchange fee.This was after being told that my weeks are now worth only 95% of ther value cause i didnt bank them until just before xmas.Full value must be 273 days before our weeks start,how can i get full value if my maintenance at my resort doesnt come till December.The lady from RCI also told me the Points awarded for weeks go on the demand for them,it doesnt matter if you have Gold Crown Resort or not.I banked 2 Gold Crown weeks and the week i wanted was not.What really p---ed me off was them charging me to use my point i had left over to combine it onto my week that they already reduced at a cost o f£69 now that i think is a rip off.Forgot she also said the weeks points are done on a basis that they look 2 years ahead to what the demand will be for resorts hence my 2012 weeks are only worth 15pts each.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Suebe on February 06, 2011, 20:15:37
Quote from: Carolinian on January 29, 2011, 17:33:21
There is a trading power calculator on the RCI website, but it may not be availible to members of the original RCI Points.  It is on the page for depositing weeks for members of what used to be the weeks program.

RCI has used the lawsuit as an excuse for the new system, but the ''settlement'' in that case was a sham which really required RCI to do almost nothing.  The attorneys for the plaintiff class sold out their clients and waved a white flag in return for a few low value trinkets for thier clients and a million dollar legal fee payoff for themselves.  The lawsuit was about RCI's widespread rental of exchange deposits to the general public instead of using them for exchanges, not about the way the exchange system worked internally.


Perhaps an rci Weejs member with access to the calculater could give me an idea of how of the trading value of a week 29 2-bedroom (6/6) apartment in Spain.  Don't know what other information would be needed.

Over the last few months I have been looking for exchanges both within the RCI Points and RCI Weeks system both of which seem to have very limited availability even in such areas as Spain, and the Canary Islands.  In the RCI Weeks inventory the number of resorts/weeks available throughout the year can be listed in 10's.  By chance I looked at the Extra Holidays section (where weeks can be booked but have to be paid for)  - what a surprise to find 100's of weeks available at various locations throughout Europe and other parts of the world, giving a much wider choice. 

Where are these weeks coming from - are they coming from the exchange system or is RCI using spare capacity at resorts throughout the world and renting them out on behalf of the resorts?  Is the same thing happening here in Europe as happened in USA?  People who used to work for RCI have reported that good weeks are creamed off for the rental market - is this the truth or just rumour-spreading??  It makes you wonder when there are so many weeks available for rent and so few for exchange.

Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: arkwright on February 06, 2011, 21:20:19
Hi Suebe

RCI ask for resort and apartment number as well as week number and size. I have no idea if different apartments have varying trading values.
A 2 bed at Anfi Beach Club for week 29 2011 has a maximum trading power of 23 and a current trading power of 21.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Suebe on February 10, 2011, 07:25:31
Thanks for that Arkwright.

If you could check on CLC at Marina del Sol - it would be a two-bedroom sleeps six - but I don't have an apartment number.

Sue
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: williea on February 10, 2011, 09:38:11
Hi Sue

A week 29 2 bed at Marina Del Sol is 31 pts for 2011 and 2012   (apt 114)
A week 29 2 bed at Las Farolas is 30 pts for 2011 and 2012   (apt AV-2D)
A week 29 2 bed at Las Faroles Royale is 37 pts for 2011 and 2012  (apt LFR02)

Willie
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: fastal909 on February 12, 2011, 21:37:55
No wonder we cant get exchanges in spain with these points values,they are about double the Tenerife timeshares
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Willself on February 13, 2011, 09:21:03
Exactly!! How mad is that?? Now with DaE..you could own a studio. in Bulgaria..and Exchange that, for a 2 Bed  on the Costa-del-Sol. Mainland Spain..or anywhere else for that matter!! How Good is that??
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Suebe on February 15, 2011, 18:36:39
Quote from: williea on February 10, 2011, 09:38:11
Hi Sue

A week 29 2 bed at Marina Del Sol is 31 pts for 2011 and 2012   (apt 114)
A week 29 2 bed at Las Farolas is 30 pts for 2011 and 2012   (apt AV-2D)
A week 29 2 bed at Las Faroles Royale is 37 pts for 2011 and 2012  (apt LFR02)

Willie


Thanks for that. Very useful.
Sue
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Owner12yrs on February 25, 2011, 17:37:30
 :( having owned timeshare at royal sunset beach club Tenerife  for nearly 13yrs and in Florida for 6 hrs, I am becoming very disillusioned. We've had some great exchanges over the years. In more recent years it has become more and more limited for choice & like for like exchanges. Now with the introduction of this trading power scheme it feels like another con just to get more money from us. I banked 2weeks before this scheme was launched so expected to be able to exchange in normal manner. I now find one of the weeks have only been graded at 5 , no use at all for an exchange unless I pay for the privilege of combining with other weeks at the cost of£65 on top of the exchange fee. My Florida resort is points with HIVC, at the moment I seem to have more choice exchanging through them & slightly cheaper. I've looked DAE but until more of us join to make more viable then limited currently.perhaps if there was a mass exodus they would rethink this approach.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: fastal909 on February 25, 2011, 20:57:51
AS i said earlier in a post RCI are ripping us off big time.We should all leave.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: flygirl on April 04, 2011, 16:52:00
Quote from: fastal909 on February 25, 2011, 20:57:51
AS i said earlier in a post RCI are ripping us off big time.We should all leave.


That is what I am thinking.  I have summer weeks at Stouts Hill and Broome Park.  Neither gets what it used to since RCI went to this new system.  They have undervalued both resorts compared to what they used to trade for.  I think I will call the resorts and ask that they join II.

Has anyone ever heard of something called UKRE?
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Willself on April 04, 2011, 19:30:26
FLYGIRL...

Absolutely!! They cater for UK Exchanges, and Now..further afield.....Personally, 1 prefer DaE..

That said, 1 mostly Holiday Abroad..
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: flygirl on April 08, 2011, 13:05:26
Quote from: Willself on April 04, 2011, 19:30:26
FLYGIRL...

Absolutely!! They cater for UK Exchanges, and Now..further afield.....Personally, 1 prefer DaE..

That said, 1 mostly Holiday Abroad..


I like what I see about how DAE operates and they seem to be highly regarded on these boards.  I want to look at all my options.  Can you tell me a little more about  UKRE?  I do not seem to see much about them on this site.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Simoncc on April 12, 2011, 12:46:07
I must be one of the few members on here disappointed by DAE.

I joined the Gold membership scheme last year and wanted a 2 bed school holiday week in Scotland - not a sniff of an exchange even though the unit I would have deposited is the same type/season,just a couple of weeks earlier.

Willself regularly makes a virtue out of DAE's policy of 'anything in gets anything out' but if all the good stuff is snatched up by owners of out of season, unpopular resorts then what incentive is there for the owners of high demand weeks to make a deposit?
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Carolinian on April 13, 2011, 15:04:27
Two of the biggest incentives to use ANY other exchange companies are 1) RCI's policies of renting out prime exchange deposits to the general public (I would like at least a fellow timeshare exchanger to get them, NOT the general public as a rental), and 2) RCI's new Points Lite ''enhancements'' of Weeks that have devalued many timeshare weeks, especially in the UK.  My two summer UK weeks which in the old RCI Weeks system used to trade better than my summer NC Outer Banks week, now get only about 2/3 of the points lite of that Outer Banks week.  That's why I now split them between DAE and SFX and RCI will not see them again as deposits.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Simoncc on April 14, 2011, 12:27:41
RCI do seem to want to destroy their long term business model.

Unlike Carolinian, I am a fan of the RCI Points system but good quality availability is undeniably going down. In my opinion this is either because of RCI renting out the best units and/or members are becoming disillusioned with the exchange opportunities and are not depositing their best weeks.

Either way, if not addressed RCI could quickly find themselves losing a siazeable chunk of their membership.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: confusedabouttimeshare on April 14, 2011, 14:42:29
We have noticed a lot of our resale buyers are buying an exact timeshare resort and week that they have been looking for sometime.  They tell us they simply want to holiday at this resort at that time of year which is fine.  However when we mention exchanging a greater number of customers seem to say no we don't want to join an exchange company.  I guess they have other plans for other holidays but this also maybe a reason why not so many weeks are being deposited with the exchange companies.    ;D
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: timesharerUK on July 04, 2011, 14:21:32
We own a summer week during the school holidays at Broome Park.  Our unit is one of the largest there, and this is a resort in much demand, with far too few deposits, so it is often not availibile at all.  Summer is a large unit is almost impossible to trade into.  The points we were assigned were way too low, so RCI will never get our week now.  The whole resort was nicked badly on these new points, something that I have noticed at other English resorts, too.

Maybe we need to get management to switch to II.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Simoncc on July 04, 2011, 14:45:04
Quote from: timesharerUK on July 04, 2011, 14:21:32
We own a summer week during the school holidays at Broome Park.  Our unit is one of the largest there, and this is a resort in much demand, with far too few deposits, so it is often not availibile at all.  Summer is a large unit is almost impossible to trade into.  The points we were assigned were way too low, so RCI will never get our week now. 


As a fellow RCI member I'm sad to see a potential UK summer exchange drop out of the system  :'( .
However, I wonder if the new Points lite has actually changed the exchange options for you or simply highlighted an imbalance that was already there? If, thanks to the transparency of the Points system,  many RCI members are now aware that the exchange options for their week do not appear fair then it may eventually force RCI to improve their system.

This is probably a naive hope and it is likely that RCI will continue someway on their current path before they realise the damage they are doing to their long term business model. 

Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: timesharerUK on July 05, 2011, 20:00:46
We looked at actual trades we have made in the past with our week and at weeks that used to be availible for exchange as an even trade, and many of those now take more trading power points than what RCI gives for our deposit.  That indicates that they have downgraded its trading power which makes no sense.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Willself on July 05, 2011, 20:46:17
Simoncc.

Granted, you have a point..if you own a highly prized week...other than exchange  it, on a personal level.
between other members,  without the need to Bank it.. the options, are limited..that said, just seen a
3 Bed Spanish Finca available this month July! available to exchange..Re;DaE..which no other network
Offers..Perhaps thats the way forward..bring in more alternatives, more family friendly Accommodations.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Morpheus on July 05, 2011, 22:19:40
Quote from: Willself on July 05, 2011, 20:46:17
Simoncc.

Granted, you have a point..if you own a highly prized week...other than exchange  it, on a personal level.
between other members,  without the need to Bank it.. the options, are limited..that said, just seen a
3 Bed Spanish Finca available this month July! available to exchange..Re;DaE..which no other network
Offers..Perhaps thats the way forward..bring in more alternatives, more family friendly Accommodations.


I think you are right there.

DaE offer not only timeshare properties but privately owned properties that are available for rent - the owners use DaE to exchange these weeks just like timeshare owners do (including ourselves being honest).

A lot of these properties appear to be in areas with no timeshare alternatives, or just a different type of accommodation.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Willself on July 06, 2011, 08:17:04
Morpheus.

One advantage lol is....No one knocks on your door lol..at ungodly hours Ha Ha!!
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: redstater on August 24, 2011, 13:18:06
Quote from: fastal909 on January 02, 2011, 15:40:33
I have been given a max 15 points for my 1 Bed 2 bathroom unit at Hollywood Mirage Club Tenerife for to exchange..

On the RCI site you need 17 points for the same unit to exchange into,also a studio unit has been given the same trading power points
Do you think this is fair.


Definitely not!  Much of what RCI does with its numbers these days is not at all fair.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: fastal909 on September 16, 2011, 14:16:08
Just recieved RCI Holiday Magazine.Inside it states that the minimum points you need to get into the Hollywood Mirage Club for an exchange is 18pts.I own 2 weeks there and RCI have awarded my 2 weeks 15pts each weeks 28 and 29 in a one bed two bathroom.Talk about being ripped off,for me to exchange into my own resort i would have to combine my 2 weeks to get one week at another time of year if i wanted to exchange back into the resort.Goodbye RCI
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: lawnmower60 on September 16, 2011, 19:48:48
Fastal909 have you really got two bathrooms in your one bed apartment
Just recieved RCI Holiday Magazine.Inside it states that the minimum points you need to get into the Hollywood Mirage Club for an exchange is 18pts.I own 2 weeks there and RCI have awarded my 2 weeks 15pts each weeks 28 and 29 in a one bed two bathroom.Talk about being ripped off,for me to exchange into my own resort i would have to combine my 2 weeks to get one week at another time of year if i wanted to exchange back into the resort.Goodbye RCI
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: fastal909 on September 19, 2011, 12:33:10
Yes we have got two bathrooms in our one bed apartment in the Jane Mansfield Block apartment 3131
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Carolinian on September 21, 2011, 09:29:08
Quote from: fastal909 on September 16, 2011, 14:16:08
Just recieved RCI Holiday Magazine.Inside it states that the minimum points you need to get into the Hollywood Mirage Club for an exchange is 18pts.I own 2 weeks there and RCI have awarded my 2 weeks 15pts each weeks 28 and 29 in a one bed two bathroom.Talk about being ripped off,for me to exchange into my own resort i would have to combine my 2 weeks to get one week at another time of year if i wanted to exchange back into the resort.Goodbye RCI


Many UK resorts rarely show online availibility in warm season and sometimes show no availibility at all.  These resorts show a supply / demand curve that would indicate high points levels if RCI set points on an honest basis.  However, when they charge more points to exchange into a week than they are giving at the very same point in time for a deposit of the same week, it is crystal clear that they are deliberately shortchanging the depositing member.  On the other hand, when RCI regularly gives more points lite for a deposit than they charge for an exchange into the same week, as they regularly do in overbuilt Orlando, for example, where they are constantly awash in excess inventory, that shows they are giving away to other members more points lite than they deserve.


It is easy to see which areas are being screwed like the UK and which are being overpointed like Orlando.

One UK resort that often has nothing at all availible online and when it does it is usually only offseason, is Broome Park.  Recently, Broome Park showed a week 48 studio for 2, its smallest unit type in one of its least desirable weeks of the year, availible for exchange for 19 points lite.  Looking at the deposit calculator at RCI, the owner would have gotten at best 17 points lite for the deposit.  So RCI was cheating him even on this small offseason week.

Consider if this had been a 2BR unit, which the deposit calculator says the resort has only one of, and in summer during school holidays, say week 31.  The deposit calculator says RCI would have given only 29 points lite for that deposit.  Since this type of week almost never appears online, and is generally snagged by an ongoing search, where RCI can charge whatever it wants for the exchange, how much do you think they would charge someone exchanging in to it?  Twice what the owner depositing it was given?  A large summer week is likely to get a much bigger points inflation than a small winter week, isn't it?

As long as RCI does business this way, why would anyone trust dealing with them?
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Willself on September 23, 2011, 15:20:57
Because RCI.  are the Largest Exchange Network...They seem to think, there is NO  alternative!!

Well 1 beg to differ.. DIALANEXCHANGE.COM..stand head and shoulders above them!! In FACT!!

Using ur example ie owning a studio out of season, so called , with DaE...you could get a 2 bed sleep. 6.

During School Holidays..Subject to Availability, with a smaller exchange FEE!!
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Carolinian on September 25, 2011, 06:27:38
Will - IMHO the off season small studiio is probably valued about right at 19. Where RCI is cheating its members is giving only 17 for a deposit when they are charging 19 for an exchange. I get your point about the rigidity of these points compared to the flexibility of DAE.

What is a complete travesty is the 2BR prime summer school holiday week.  If the other week is 19, that one should be much higher than 29 points lite.   Going back to the DAE conmparision, they would give two credits for a deposit of that week, allowing two exchanages for one deposit, a far better offer than a measly 29 points lite.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: Morpheus on September 25, 2011, 09:03:44
Quote from: Carolinian on September 25, 2011, 06:27:38
Will - IMHO the off season small studiio is probably valued about right at 19. Where RCI is cheating its members is giving only 17 for a deposit when they are charging 19 for an exchange. I get your point about the rigidity of these points compared to the flexibility of DAE.

What is a complete travesty is the 2BR prime summer school holiday week.  If the other week is 19, that one should be much higher than 29 points lite.   Going back to the DAE conmparision, they would give two credits for a deposit of that week, allowing two exchanages for one deposit, a far better offer than a measly 29 points lite.


Carolinian is right again.

I am betting that DaE is getting a flood of new members from RCI who are fed up with the poor service and high costs of the "RCI Experience" compared to what DaE offer. When I see how the RCI rip offs just seem to be so much worse with the new Points Lite system, I  can understand everyone's fury at the system. It is such a pity that RCI has so totally lost its focus these last years.

We joined RCI in 1984 and loved it, but these last few years the benefits of membership have fallen away and costs soared. We are now happily with DaE, and finally (blessedly) leave RCI at the end of the year.
Title: Re: RCI trading power points
Post by: MaxwellSmart on October 06, 2011, 18:17:50
How does RCI come up with their number values?  Do they publish some formula that we could look at to explain some of these very strange things?