Daily Archive: 12/13/2014

The Weekly Wisecrack: December 13, 2014

The VLO

“I dread coming in behind Bob’s deals. Especially when they read the disclaimer in the acknowledgement and verification form about sales reps verbal promises, claims or assertions regarding benefits and uses not being valid unless they are in writing. Oh well. Next!”     (Leave your own caption in the Comments if you’re so inclined…) …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: December 13, 2014

Mona Lisa selfie, with a duck face

► Scoop says that according to his recent research, in 1974 when RCI first started their exchange system the fee was a whopping $7.00 for an entire week! If true, then adjusted for inflation that same exchange fee today for owners/members should be around $34.41 (for the week) – which is far lower than RCI’s …

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ITG Weekly Jukebox: December 13, 2014

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With Hanukkah starting on Dec. 16, I thought I’d offer you all some good Hanukkah humor this week. And who’s funnier than Jimmy Fallon? So here he is singing his favorite song lyric tweets submitted by his fans via Twitter, with the hashtag #HanukkahSongs. It’s good for grins. Hanukkah Sameach! (Save me some latkes, I’ll …

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Florida USA Timeshare News: December 13, 2014

Rendering of Disney Vacation Club's Polynesian Bungalow

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: MIAMI: Barry J. Graham, 59, and Ricky Lynn Stokes, 54, both of Ft. Myers, Florida, have pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana S. Snow in Key West. The charges stem from the defendants’ …

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Pennsylvania USA Timeshare News: December 13, 2014

Scratching head

>> Eastern USA Timeshare News WILKES-BARRE: Apparently the Sundance Vacations attorneys hired by John Dowd to wreak vengeance on Albert Whitehead for breaking his promise not to disparage the company are still convinced (or pretending to be convinced) that he is responsible for creating the Boycott Sundance Vacations page on Facebook, and they have morphed …

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Colorado USA Timeshare News: December 13, 2014

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>> WESTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: BRECKENRIDGE: Kudos are due this week to the sales team at Breckenridge Grand Vacations, who blew single-day sales records out of the water selling more than $7.1 million in vacation ownerships on Dec. 5, 2014 at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8, the company’s fourth resort in Breckenridge. The success …

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California USA Timeshare News: December 13, 2014

>> WESTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: CARLSBAD: It looks like Grand Pacific Resorts is going to be getting BIGGER. The company has been in negotiations with the City for a “ground lease option agreement” on a 3.15-acre parcel owned by the City next to The Crossings at Carlsbad golf course and the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & …

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Hawaii USA Timeshare News: December 13, 2014

ALL ISLANDS: Hospitality Advisors LLC and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), with the support of ARDA, have released the first four reports of the “Hawai‘i Timeshare Quarterly Survey Report,” and I must say I’m pretty impressed by the figures. These initial reports include data from July 2013 through June 2014 from more than 70 percent …

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Caribbean Timeshare News: December 13, 2014

Richard Franken, of travel club infamy

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS US VIRGIN ISLANDS: Word on the streets of St. Thomas say the infamous travel club fraudster Richard Franken (shown here) has showed up on the island with his new vacation club called “Welcome to Paradise”. Franken has gained quite a seedy reputation running travel clubs in South Florida (and elsewhere). Essentially, …

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Mexico Timeshare FRAUD: December 13, 2014

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS ►►► CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE ALL OF THE POSTS IN THIS BLOG ABOUT MEXICO’S TIMESHARE RESALE/ESCROW/BANK WIRE SCAMS! CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE IN DETAIL HOW THE TELEMARKETING BOILER ROOMS IN THE PUERTO VALLARTA AREA OPERATE PLUS THE REAL NAMES OF SOME OF THE SCAMMERS! CLICK ON THIS …

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