RCI Exchanges

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RCI Exchanges
« on: March 13, 2019, 13:51:49 »
I have been a member of RCI weeks for over 22 years now, I have a number of ongoing searches in place but seem to be waiting  much longer than I was years ago. Also , the exchange fee goes up regularly ( think it was £177 per exchange for a european exchange), has anyone else had similar delayed experiences?



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Re: RCI Exchanges
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 17:09:13 »
there are issues with some timeshare owners and the impact of them defaulting on home resorts.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 11:17:30 »
I guess its since the recession in 2008 there seems to have been a steady decline (I feel) when talking to timeshare owners.I suppose you mean people handing them back or not paying maintenance?

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 14:05:58 »
Also, as had happened in far to many places (eg Beverly Hills in Tenerife) owners being driven out of their own weeks and the overall inventory declining rapidly as a result
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Re: RCI Exchanges
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 08:11:48 »
Well I must say things have definately slowed up from my perspective. I have had a search on all year for this coming May and only just  achieved an exchange, fees now up to £181 for European excchanges, if you add up my maintenance fee plus exchange fee plus RCI member fee its around £670 ( perhaps a little less if you think of the membership fee is for the year).Never the less its a UK exchange - ta similar week privately is advertised at £658 to book. All in all, when you add up the inconsitancy of getting a booking with RCI (or not) and having to buy a timeshare no wonder its decreasing in usage/popularity.Thinking about changing tactics.....

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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2019, 11:54:08 »
I spoke recently to one of the increasingly rare owners of timeshare at the Beverly Hills  / Mirage resorts.

To exchange a studio apartment (which is what he owns) his costs come to about £750 (maintenance and charges). He was horrified to discover very similar but slightly larger and refurbished studio apartments in the adjacent private development rent out at under £300 per week ...
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