Ok, so here is the story/series of events, please bare with me!!!
A friend of mine has RCI, she wanted to stay on Disney Property and was unable to, I wanted to go somehwere else so we decide to trade time shares for 2009. I booked her reservation for October.
The economy got bad, so DH and I decided we were going to take the year to bank up some cash and go in 2010. She was fine with that, no big deal, we were going to go to St. Martin in feb 2010!!!
RCI and DVC partner!
She and I talk this AM and she is able to book a 2 BDRM at AK for the exact time she wants to go. Why would we bother trading. It ends up being a wash. She books the 2 bdrm, I call DVC to cancel her reservation and we are back to managing our own timeshares!
I decide to ask about reserving an RCI resort. (next time, I should stop there!)
(When DH and I bought into DVC we were excited because they had access to The Atlantis, Paradise Island. This is where we honeymooned and we would have loved to go back. We researched it and they actually have a top rated “Kids Club”, so we figured, why not book there instead for Feb 2010! It would be perfect! )
WELL… RCI does not have The Atlantis as a resort, and we as DVC members no longer have Interval International resorts to choose from either!!!
I am angry!!! I really have noone to blame but myself, since we were not about to travel this year and were actually planning on going to St. Martin with our friends time share, we didn’t really read that much about the partnering! I misunderstood, I thought we were adding RCI to our list of partnering Timeshares, NOT REPLACING them with RCI! Little angry!!!
And to top it off… If I book with RCI, and I have to cancel, I do not get my points back to use at Disney, I MUST USE THEM WITH RCI!!! Ok, fine, must be the same way for RCI members!
I call my friend, and she contacts RCI, asks about her points, they say no penalty to her, she gets her points back to use at RCI even if she uses them to book a DVC vacation and has to cancel! Does this seem like it is fair? Shouldn’t she have to use them to book a DVC vacation? What was DVC thinking?
Ok, now that I blurted all of my anger out at all of you, is anyone out there willing to educate me as to why I shouldn’t be angry! I welcome the help in calming me down! Thanks for the forum to vent!!!