Hi, I'm Bill Rogers. I initiated TUG because my wife and I traded our very nice (Gold Crown & 5 Star rating) resort for what can only be described as a run-down converted motel. To say that we were upset, is to put it mildly.
The picture in the Exchange Resort Directory looked great! The description had everything we were looking for, even tennis. But when we got there...... The condo was probably WW II vintage and still had the original furniture (I have seen better thrown away on the street). But the straw that broke the camel's back was the tennis court (we love tennis and all our trades usually have tennis available). The only court was over grown with weeds and did not even have a net!) When we asked about it, we were told it had not had a net for years! So much for Resort Directory pictures and write-ups! We vowed we would never be ripped off again! From that time on, when we are in an area (and have time) we tour the timeshare resorts to find out what they are really like. We will no longer rely only on the Exchange companies for this information!
During our vacations, we found that most timeshare owners feel the same way. So, with the help of other timeshare owners, we have formed the Timeshare Users Group. We invite you to join us in this organization. The more members we have, the better the quality of information. Currently our BBS online forums has tens of thousands of other owners just like you! (previous versions of the TUGBBS forums over the past 19+ years have had hundreds of thousands of timeshare owners as well!)
By the way, the exchange company did credit us with their exchange fee ($69) to be used toward another exchange. What a joke! We lost a week's vacation, not to mention, the hundreds of dollars in maintenance fees we had to pay at our home resort.
Membership is available to anyone who owns or is thinking of purchasing a timeshare resort unit ( the best time to join our group is prior to buying your first resort so you can take advantage of the members experiences and learn which resorts to buy and how much to pay ). TUG is not limited to the USA and anyone in any country can join and participate!
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