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    You can book a discounted stay there on any of the major sites like Expedia, Kayak, Sell of Vacations etc. Why bother buying membership?

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    For the services and membership privileges that are not offered to the general public. Some or all of which may be of no interest to any particular travel site customer - but boy do they complain in the travel site comments when they can't go somewhere or do the same things as members.

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    man I need one of those membership cards just to keep the sales guys from hitting me up while I'm walking down the sidewalk. Will it also get me a beach massage and hair braiding by one of those beefy woman on the beach?

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    My understanding is that the all inclusive mealplan is not locked in at the time of purchase. I have a friend, I will call her Sucker for this example. Paid a bundle for the membership, they kept selling her upgrades after upgrades, helicopter pick ups etc etc.

    When she purchased, the all inclusive meal plan was about $30 usd a day, per person, now it's well over a hundred, maybe 150. They have to pay that in addition to their fixed rental price in addition to over 100k they got scammed out of.

    The knuckle dragging people who seek out the deals on cheap Caribbean website are the smart ones. The rest stupid suckers.

    There is no guarantee that you can even get a villa or a room when she wants, it's kinda 1st come 1st served, even after buying in. Lol

    Going there and not getting the meal plan is an option, but a sad one.

    Time shares are for sad stupid people.

    I did know a guy who bought a time share for almost nothing with tiny maintenance in order to use the rci network. He worked the system.

    People who bought in lifestyle.....
    Lol

    Pay your 150 a day for mediocre meals.
    Last edited by Luperon; 07-10-2019 at 11:15 PM.

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    I think they issue everyone who enters those AI resorts crocs, nascar t-shirts, stained baseball caps and ugly stick-on tattoos that say no "ragrets"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    I think they issue everyone who enters those AI resorts crocs, nascar t-shirts, stained baseball caps and ugly stick-on tattoos that say no "ragrets"
    "Mamma, are we rednecks?"

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    I never have understood the people who do the timeshares, maybe just naive not necessarily stupid.

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    Perhaps the owners might see that they might get more occupancy if they sold through tour operators rather than timeshare. I think the timeshare bubble has burst and people are waking up to the fact that late comers into the club subside the early members. It's just a fancy pyramid scheme.

    Amway anyone?

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    In my case, I simply met with the manager at POP Village years ago and said cut me a deal and this will be my winter home. I paid $3000 for unlimited use of a villa suite and a fixed $40 AI rate for as long as I stayed there. They were charging me $350 a week for the villa suite. I got my money back in about 8 weeks and I’ve been staying there for 12 years. Every now and then you can luck into a good deal if you lower your expectations. It’s a three star but the rooms are clean and the food is good. They are revamping the resort. Making it more high end and more eco friendly. It will be interesting to see if they will continue honouring the deal.

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    sounds like you got a nice deal ecoman.
    the only thing I find more depressing than the timeshare clientele is the casino slot clientele. The old people dragging around an oxygen tank while playing slot machines wearing bathrobes, spending their social security pensions.

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