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Old 08-12-2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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Help! Feeling frustrated!!

I am currently a Feb use year DVC owner at BLT. I just purchased 100 points at VGF also w a Feb use year. I was told by my guide that NO ONE was getting 2013 points avail for use as the resort doesn't open til November. My friend also owns at BLT, purchased at VGF as well and has an April use year. She got 2013 points!!! And will be getting 2014 points as well when it's time obviously. I called and questioned my guide as to why she got points and we didn't when he told me "NO ONE" was. He says he told me FEB use year wasn't, April was. Totally not true! Feeling hosed because I put a 20% down payment and am making 7 months worth of payments before I get any points, but meanwhile because her use year is different she has points now, can bank them and gets them again in April. Why am I paying for something for more that half a year that I can't utilize unless I borrow from next year! Seems unfair. My guide old me that they can't give them to everyone bc then "too many points will be floating around for people to use". Feeling frustrated bc it's not what he told me originally... I was almost afraid to post this bc I've seen how some folks get blasted on here, but I'm putting it out there bc I'm wondering if anyone else on here feels the same way.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:46 PM   #2
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I am sorry your guide did not give you all the details upfront.
He/she is right that April UY is the first month that will receive points as the resort was officially declared April 1st, 2013. What they did not say was that you could have requested a different UY and received 2013 points if the UY was April or later.
We have a Dec UY and requested an April UY for our VGF contracts.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Too bad. No doubt the guide decided not to tell you you could select a different use year and get 2013 points. A poor play on his part...
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
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Considering those VGF points can be easily sold / rented for $15 per point, it's like you are missing a rebate of $15... full $150 / pt vs. $135 / pt... frustrating isn't it?
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:19 PM   #5
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When did you purchase? There is a time frame when you can back out (10 - 14 days I believe) if you are within that time frame cancel the contract immediately and purchase a later UY if 2013 points are really important to you. I just sold a 130 point contract with a different UY (smaller contract) because it was kind of a hassle (do able but just a pain in rear). I came to the conclusion I prefer sticking with the same UY for all my contracts. Thats just me. Good luck
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:40 PM   #6
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I also have a Feb UY and won't even consider buying VGF for this reason.

There is no March UY and the resort won't even be open for occupancy until late Oct/early Nov but April UYs and forward get 2013 points? I just think it's unfair and I cry foul too. Shutting out 1 UY exclusively is not right.

People say that over the course of ownership it will even out.......I don't plan to outlive my contract, I'll be 62 next month.

I say rescind that contract and buy resale.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:16 PM   #7
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I'm so upset! I have someone from sales management contacting me in the morning, cannot be changed???
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:25 PM   #8
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I'm past the 10-14 days. I bought during the promo price for existing members.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:27 PM   #9
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Although, they let me split the down payment 10% up front and the second half later. I just gave that second half about 10 days ago....
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:36 PM   #10
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I think it is terrible your guide did not explain this to you. Very poor on their part.

For what it is worth:

- you will not pay MF until you get points (they will be prorated). So you will not being paying MF for Feb points until Feb 2014. Others will be paying MF earlier prorated from when the resort opened. That is where people with April UY get the biggest benefit. They get two allotments of their points fairly quickly while only paying MF from October for the first year.

- you will get the same amount of points, unfortunately, yours will come at the end of the contact for the last installment.

In the end, it does balance out. However, most will not have the contract in 50+ years to see that balance.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:43 PM   #11
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I'm sorry you're going through this frustration. But the bottom line is there are no such thing as February 2013 points. The resort was declared in April 2013. So when the quality assurance manager calls there are two options: You either accept their apology that your guide wasn't as forthcoming with the details (or mistook whether you were willing to add a different UY from your original) or you demand a new UY (and get the new membership number that comes along with it). There's every chance in the world they won't give you the latter option because you're well outside the recision window. But you should really debate if you want a different UY and all that comes with that.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:44 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by micandsofsmom View Post
Although, they let me split the down payment 10% up front and the second half later. I just gave that second half about 10 days ago....
This is a very gray area, but may be a potential way out for you. My understanding of the recission period clause is that you have 10 days from the day that the last portion of the contract was executed. If charging the second half of your payment constitutes an element of executing the contract, this might be the loophole you need to still be within the 10 days. It doesn't hurt to try!

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Old 08-13-2013, 12:52 PM   #13
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I didn't buy VGC for the same reason. I have an April use year and the first month was June. I wanted to buy 100 points but didn't want to wait a year for them. I figured I would try my luck at 7 months. So far it has worked, I'm 3 for 3.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:51 PM   #14
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I had a bit of an issue when I purchased my Marriott timeshare. There was a misunderstanding (my salesman totally misled us about the MF's) and I didn't realize it until the following year. I was FURIOUS! In the end they gave me a free week to use. At the time I was still mad about it, but now that I have had time to think about it and accept it, I am ok with it. There was nothing I could really do. My point is, take whatever they will offer you now and keep your same UY, especially since you got it at 145.00! If they have to redo it, they may charge you 150/pp, you have the hassle of different UY, and then what is the point??? I think dinner at V&A's would make me feel better

I'm sorry this happened to you though, and I 100% know how you feel!

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Old 08-13-2013, 02:22 PM   #15
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I understand the frustration OP - had the same thing with VGC and my April UY.

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