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quote:Originally posted by SimonccIn the short term this measure will help weeks owners see what their week is worth and realistically what exchanges can be pulled.In the long term I don't see RCI running both Points and Points Lite systems and expect them to try and encourage owners to move to the full Points option over time.
quote:Originally posted by Carolinianquote:Originally posted by SimonccIn the short term this measure will help weeks owners see what their week is worth and realistically what exchanges can be pulled.In the long term I don't see RCI running both Points and Points Lite systems and expect them to try and encourage owners to move to the full Points option over time.However, in publishing values, it raises a lot of the same dangers as RCI Points, namely developers still in sales colluding with RCI to manipulate numbers to favor their resorts or resort areas. For example, right now any blue week out there will trade easily into Orlando which is tremedously overbuilt in timeshare and awash in exchange deposits. An honest set of numbers would put much of the year in Orlando at the same level as off season weeks in mundane places. RCI has already dummied up the situation for the developers by calling Orlando red all year. In RCI Points, Orlando was given inflated numbers. Why should be not expect the same to happen with this new points lite? A non-pubished set of numbers at least kept the system honest and fair in that respect.
quote:Originally posted by davidayThis sounds a lot like the Redweek.com exchange system (I always refer to it as Dial-an-Exchange points, thanks to their tie-up). The problem will be in finding a consistent, transparent and fair system of allocating the points/trading power number, which Redweek.com have consistently failed to achieve. That apart, it's a good idea.
quote:Originally posted by jclowreyI first saw the new trading power program rolled out at the ARDA conference! I dont believe that the to systems (Weeks and Points) will be merged because there are a few differences. The main one being that you will not be able to use the points partners programs through the weeks program. So yes trading power will have a number, however that number is not a points value, its a trading power! That was the pitch anyway!
quote:Originally posted by CarolinianIt seems to me that what RCI has done with Points Lite makes a much stronger case for timeshare owners to use alternatives like DAE and SFX.