Started by charlie1, February 15, 2013, 22:28:46
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Quote from: Carolinian on February 16, 2013, 12:55:36My point is that if a UK timeshare owner insists on using RCI instead of an independent exchange company, then their trading power is likely to be more realistic and therefore better in using Points rather than ''Weeks''. If one is considering just those two systems, that is an advantage to Points.A disadvantage to Points is that a points owner is not able to use the independent exchange companies, which is a huge disadvantge, while a member of ''Weeks'' can choose to give each week to either RCI or an independent exchange company, which gives greater flexibility.
Quote from: Carolinian on February 18, 2013, 23:10:42Sue, you seem to forget that RCI Points itself was created by the merger of RCI's ''Global Points Network'' (GPN) product and the CRI points system of Europe (CRI Points of South Africa was left out). The result was a blend but closer to the GPN product.In a future merger of RCI Points and RCI ''Weeks'', one has to remember that ''Weeks'' (a/k/a ''Points Lite'') is the newer product, and I suspect that merged program will look more like it.When is a merger likely? Who knows but I suspect it is still some years off.
Quote from: Carolinian on February 18, 2013, 23:12:56Charlie, I think you are right that there is a timeshare product that will fit the needs of most people, but that the way timeshare is sold, buyers are usually only offered one product and it may too often not be the right one for them. That results in a dissatisfied customer.
Quote from: Gail2005 on March 30, 2013, 20:12:54As charlie1 has pointed out, the most efficient way to be in RCI Points is to own peak weeks at low maintenance resorts and want to holiday off season.This is exactly what I have done. I own 5 weeks totalling 469000 points and when I retire next year, I intend to use all those points and get up to 10 weeks holiday a year.We are quite open minded about where we go to and we are currently planning Las Vegas, The Rocky Mountains and Hilton Head in South Carolina next year.I also have the advantage of being a former CRI owner so I pay no exchange fees for Points exchanges and get 2 'Weeks' exchanges fee free. I do pay a higher membership fee though.I am also a member of DAE and occasionally book Bonus Weeks.To move away from RCI Points, I would feel cheated if I put a week in for an exchange and took a week without getting any 'change'.For me, RCI Points works extremely well.