So I'm a 'vacation owner'. Yeah, I was stupid and bought this almost 15 years ago. I fell for the lines and the empty promises.
They tell you things like "It's a real-estate investment", and "You get priority booking at your 'home base'". It's all bullshit. After dropping something like $6k on it, I now spend $30/month on Maintenance. I get 120k points to 'spend' every other year. So those cost me $720.
- That the timeshare interest purchased would appreciate and increase resale price and value over time.
- That the timeshare interest purchased could be freely exchanged, transferred and sold.
- That the timeshare interest purchased was a financial investment.
- That the timeshare interest purchased would result in the purchaser receiving booking priority over non – purchasing vacationers wishing to stay at one or more of the properties owned and/or maintained by the defendant.
Using them is the problem. I tried to book my wife a weekend, and what did I find?
No Vacancy. (Now this is after bitching to them after 2 weeks of their website not reporting inventory correctly).
So I started looking at Expeda for alternatives and come across the Wyndham Grand Desert, and what do I see? Availability.
So I call Wyndham. I knew I should have hit record on my phone. The lady actually told me that it was a 3RD PARTY that was reselling their inventory. Like I don't know what Sabre is. Worse, after asking to speak with a manager, she put me on foreverhold.
Now, they'll argue they don't use Sabre, that's fine - you can find the Grand Desert GDS codes here:
You'll note their 'WorldSpan' GDS number - Expedia will get their inventory via WorldSpan:
Just for fun, I decided to also check out Hotels.com. Yep - Inventory:
Still cheaper than what I paid, and I chose the 'free to cancel' option. Hotels.com use Sabre.
This is the norm. I haven't used this timeshare in years because of awful availability and shitty customer service.