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Member Comments and Testimonials about the Timeshare Users Group
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As well as countless news articles in other newspapers and periodicals all over the world The following is a list of some wonderful comments we have recieved from members both past and present:
Thanks for maintaining a great site; I saved $30k by buying my first TS resale, thanks to TUG! - B.M.
Without a doubt, if anyone needs timeshare info, I will point them to your site G.B.
Thank you for a service that exceeds all other timeshare information sites, I wish you continued success! J.R.
Many thanks for the many years of TUG and it's great support for all of us that have owned or thinking about owning timeshares. I feel blessed
to have had you guys when we needed you. You do an invaluable service to your members and to those that need your advise. M.A.
I will always be grateful that TUG exists. C.D.
Through TUG's help, I was able to save my mother $3500 or more in third-party fees, plus end the ongoing
burden of paying for more vacation points than she could either use or afford to keep paying for. So, thank you, TUG! P.H.
Thanks for a great website. I will recommend it to all whom asks. C.G.
Thanks for the great website. L.R.
Many thanks for the years of great information we've received from TUG. R.R.
Thanks for the years of great reading/information/reviews. I think I first joined in 1997 or 1998 B.W.
I just have to thank you for your wonderful website - thanks to your advice and marketplace, we were able to transfer our timeshare points with no cost to us other than the $15 membership fee! Yes, we lost more than $25,000 over the past 15 years. Yes, we were scammed three times while attempting to sell (and that's after the original "scam" of buying in the first place, and the second scam of being "forced" into buying more points). But it has all finally come to an end and I can't thank you enough. L.S.
Many thanks for so many years of excellent service. I will certainly use TUG to rent villas for vacations in the future L.S.
Thanks for the great job you do. A.R.
You folks run a great organization. S.R.
I wish I had known about your site earlier. I am telling any of my friends who are interested in a time share to see your site first. M.M
Thanks to TUG we have successfully sold our time share. K.H.
TUG was very useful and I would recommend it to people H.S.
thanks for all of the great information on the TUG site J.H,
Thank you for such a great service...I will continue to recommend your site to anyone I know interested in timeshare ownership K.C.
This website is soooo helpful. I never book an exchange without checking here. E.W.
we are thankful for your site as it helped us sell our timeshare and we have told many about it! E.G.
Thank you though for being a reliable source of reviews, etc. for so long! A.L.
you all are doing a great service and thank you very much! M.K.
I successfully used Tug to sell my one timeshare. Thank you so much. Y.V.
TUG has always been asset to us, and we thank you for your hard work and dedication. W.A.
Thanks very much for the great work that you do to keep TUG going. We have benefitted greatly from TUG. J.Q.
The TUG marketplace came through again as I acquired yet a third TS at no cost. T.B.
I do think TUG is a wonderful website and I hope you can continue providing the services to those that need them.
I joined TUG for the specific purpose of looking for resales that were pet friendly. Glad to say that I just completed the transfer process on two separate weeks. With both of the previous owners offering to pay closing costs I was able to acquire these two annual weeks for a total cost of $25.00. It was definitely worth my membership fee. Thanks for being there. T.B.
TUG has been and continues to be a great resource for meeting our selectionand up to date information on our timeshare,including trading to other
timeshare locations. Keep up the good work! D.B.
Thank you very much. I feel I have already been rewarded for my membership in TUG. J.S.
thank you for all the information received from your TUG membership. B.H.
You perform a much needed service. Thanks for your hard work. R.J.
Thanks to you guys, I'm buying my first timeshare, at a great price! WOOHOO! The advice pages have been extremely helpful. K.W.
I was able to sell my timeshare through your site. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! S.S.
your service was invaluable. Thank you for providing us with all the information you do. CN
Thank you for providing such an excellent resource. S.H.
I was able to give away my timeshare the same day I posted it on your website. I can't believe, it was that easy. Your website is the best ! H.E.
I sold my timeshare using tug which was ver helpful I have recommended tug to friends who are also interested in selling D.K.
Appreciate all we have learned from TUG – it helped us to appreciate what we had – and how to use it effectively. We now bank our week in HI and use RCI and have had many successful and pleasant exchanges since. When we joined TUG - it was only to figure out how to get RID of our timeshare :0) Now we have learned how to be happy owners. C.M.
We found TUG to be very helpful over the years. L.J.
Your site provides so much information that I cannot imagine not being a member! B.M.
Thank you for TUG, it has been extremely helpful. V.T.
Thank you TUG for all the good that you do! J.V.
I really enjoyed this website and used it's info to release our family from 2 unwanted timeshares! A.C.
I was able to sell my timeshare at Olympic Village Inn earlier this year through advertising with TUG and as a result I didn’t have to pay any upfront or back end fees and dealt directly with the buyer. We struggled through the process which took a while to complete but in the end both buyer and seller were able to get what we wanted. Without the help of TUG it never would have happened. Belonging to your website has been tremendously helpful learning the truth about various timeshares and which ones to avoid. Owners who do not belong to TUG take their chances with exchanges while those that belong get the truth about the resorts from people who have actually stayed there rather than marketing driven ads. It has been well worth the money to be a member of TUG. V.R.
Invaluable service to all timeshare owners! Keep up the good work! D.M.
Thanks for TUG--it is an invaluable resource for us in our timesharetravels and I would be lost without it. I always recommend it highly to
anyone who is interested in timesharing for the first time or veterans whoneed the resource for exchanging. A.D.
I have really enjoyed being a member of TUG and have learned so much about timeshares that I would have had no other way of learning. It is truly a great group of people! V.D.
Thanks much, your site was very, very helpful and informative. M.M.
TUG is a wonderful group. D.T.
I have found your newsletter to be very insightful of the timeshare industry and have recommended your organization to many of my friends that have timeshares or are thinking of buying a timeshare. G.B.
This website has been so helpful to me in finding good timeshares to tradeto, selling my timeshare and finding timeshares for rent in areas where I
want to trave to. I am so happy to have found you and feel that it's been aterrific value for the time that I have been a member. Thank you for your
wonderful website! V.L.
Thanks for all your hard work. I Love TUG. R.H.
Thanks for all you do for timeshare owners. A.S.
Thank you for providing an excellent resource for those needing more information! D.B.
TUG is a fantastic place for Timesharers...and wish we had know about you before we bought a timeshare. We always rented the 2 weeks we had on TUG everytime we listed. C.R.
I do want to thank you for all the help TUG has provided me during my membership. In fact, I was able to sell my timeshare through a posting in your ads. B.N.
All I can say is thank goodness for TUG. It was my go to place when I purchased my two resale timeshares for cheap and also for great trades over
the years along with helping me dispose of my timeshare. Wishing you best success with TUG! S.B.
Thanks for all you do. I don't know what I'd do without TUG! S.T.
Thanks for your good work and keep it up - the information you provide is very valuable. A.M.
I am a new "tugger" and think your service & newsletter are both great. You are providing a most valuable service. THANKS. L.C.
I admire what you and your Dad did and the wonderful group of people on TUG and all I learned. J.P.
you are a great resource, and I thank you for creating and sponsoring this organization. You are adding real value to timeshare ownership, and I benefited from membership. M.c.
I appreciate what you are doing for time share owners and wish you much success. E.C.
The website is great, and provided a lot of info regarding TimeShare. R.L.
We have been wanting to sell our time share for about 3 years. We fell prey to two companies telling us they could sell it and paid them a total of $800 to list it. Once we paid them the money we never heard from them again. Then I heard about TUG and joined. We paid $19,800 for the Time Share. When I advertised it for money, I got no response. Then I advertised it for $1.00 and immediately had a list of buyers who wanted it. We decided to let it go for $1.00 and appreciate the services of TUG. Apparently there are many folks who like and enjoy Time Shares and can afford the maintenance fees. We allowed ourselves to be persuaded by those high pressured salesman to buy the time share and really couldn't afford it. If we knew then what we know now we would never have bought it. We bought into a lovely resort, but I believe the methods used by Time Share Companies to sell them is deceptive and misleading. They told us our time share would go up in value and instead it went from $19,800 down to $1.00. If there ever is a class-action lawsuit against these Companies including Marriott, I will definitely throw my hat into the ring. To everyone who reads this, I say be careful. Don't pay full price to the Time Share Companies. If you want a time share, go to TUG and pay $1.00. And above all, beware to anyone who wants your hard earned money to take your time share off your hands. They will tell you that you can't give it away or sell it for $1.00. They will tell you the only way to relieve yourself of your time share is to pay them several thousand dollars. Don't believe them. You can sell your Time Share on TUG. And don't believe those who want to list your time share and tell you they can sell it for a lot of money. They are crooks. M.A.
I've gotten good advice from your organization and members. Please accept my thanks for all the work you do! M.K.
I did successfully sell it(my timeshare) through your website so that was great. B.T.
Thanks for all you do. This is a great source of info. I have often recommended it to others as the best 10-15 bucks they'll ever spend on timesharing. B.T.
Thanks for all your advice and assistance. D.C.
I appreciate all your help and will refer to others that are trying to sell their timeshares. R.E.
Hi. Thanks, I have learned a lot from your site. My time share is in the process of being transferred right now. If everything goes as planned, I have no reason to renew. If it doesn't, then I guess I'll be back! I sold it (or gave it away) using your timeshare marketplace. I have tried to send my friends to your site so they can
be well informed about timeshares, and maybe sell theirs as well. Great site. D.M.
Hello, and thank you for your wonderful timeshare club. It is the ONLY one that I trust and have been a member for a long time. I really appreciate all that I have learned through belonging to it. My timeshare that I listed for sale has a buyer, and is about to be transferred over soon. Even though I’m no longer an owner I will continue to renew my membership because of the invaluable information and possibilities that are available through your website. It was money well spent. V.L.
I have always been very please with my TUG membership and renting my time share . S.R.
Your service is not only extensive but remarkable. P.W.
Thank you! TUG is great! T.J.
TUG has been an excellent resource for us over many years. D.J.
We certainly do appreciate all of the work you all do with Tug. It is a terrific and helpful website. G.B.
The TUG site is terrific and informative. P.S.
Love Tug!!!!!!!!!!!! N.H.
Amazing! God led me to your website and as soon as I became a member, I immediately wrote ads on your classifieds. Wow! my email box was busy. I found a buyer in about a week. Thank you TUG. V.F.
I do want to take this opportunity to express my thanks to TUG for the service we received in the past, especially the write-ups from members utilizing various timeshare locations. They were very helpful to us when exchanging our home timeshare. T.M.
Please accept my thanks for the years of service and advise from your newsletters and web site. You gave helped me to use my timeshares wisely. H.G.
We have made many timeshare exchange choices based on your service and deeply appreciate its availability. B.S.
Thanks for maintaining a great site!! I have learned so much and have saved thousands of dollars.
Tug membership is a relative bargain!! M.M.
Best money I have ever spent to help educate myself on owning a timeshare. Thanks! C.S.
have truly enjoyed using your site. R.J.
Considering the wealth of info available on the site and what other expenses are involved in timeshare ownership, TUG is the BEST VALUE in timesharing... BAR NONE! R.B.
Thanks very much for a wonderful resource L.M.
The info I found on TUG was extremely helpful P.L.
I think TUG is is well wothwhile and have recommended it to others. H.H.
I really appreciate the service TUG provides M.J.
Just a quick THANK YOU for all the hard word and good information that comes out of TUG! The support people are very much appreciated! C.B.
Really enjoy reading TUG and being a member! E.M.
we LOOOVE TUG J.D.
Thank you for your wonderful service and wealth of information that enriched my timeshare experience. I will recommend TUG whenever I can. S.K.
I have always valued TUG over my 25 years in timesharing. C.S.
Thanks also for the wonderful site. TUG has become part of our lives the past four years and have made a large impact on our timeshare ownership. W.L.
Thank you so much for your wonderful service over the many years my husband & I were timesharing. We will definitely not hesitate to recommend you if the situation warrants. C.R.
You have a wonderful organization. Just what all time share owners need. J.L.
We have enjoyed our membership for many years and think it is a great resource for timeshare owners. E.K.
Even when I don't rent I learn alot about the resorts, the areas they are in etc. Makes traveling more fun even when I don't stay in a time share. I have also learned it is more economical to rent from the owner than to own a unit myself. Thanks for such a wonderful web site. J.A
I think TUG is a great website and I have been a subscriber for years. S.H.
Thanks for all the great info over the years. We really got a lot out of our TUG membership and referred many others to your site. R.H.
I was able to sell my timeshare membership very quickly through TUG O.S.
I just wanted you to know we sold our timeshare at Orange Lake through your site. Thank you. You do a good service to timeshare owners. D.W.
I have sold both my timeshares by using TUG. Thanks Again! J.M.
Love the TUG reviews and forums! P.K.
I have been saved from a terrible mistake thanks to TUG! B G
We are very grateful for the information we received on the TUG website. It was very helpful to us while we were timeshare owners. N.M.
I really love TUG. Thank you so much for a truly awesome web site. D.B.
Great Service you do for the Timeshare Community.. Thank You !!! R.S.
I sold my KoOlina timeshare thanks to TUG. It is a GREAT FORUM to list a timeshare. D.J.
I certainly could not travel without TUG--I never consider trading into or visiting a timeshare without checking it out first on TUG. A.D.
Thanks again for your help in making TUG such a positive and useful site. I refer to it at some time most weeks! G.F.
I wouldn't want to be a timeshare owner without TUG. It's way to dangerous to not have TUG friends to back me up in my choices D.M.
Keep up the good work! Sure glad you were there to keep me from making a huge and costly mistake. B.D.
I do think you have a wonderful organization and hope you have much success in the services and communications you provide. R.Y.
Love the TUG site! M.R.
TUG has been a great resource. D.F.
Thanks for a great site! We have learned so much about using our weeks C.K.
I'm a tug member and love your site. Thanks for providing the valuable info. T.C.
I actually joined in an effort to sell my parents's time share after my father passed away and was successful because of an ad that someone else places on TUG. Thanks for the help -- it is a great community! G.B.
Enjoyed reading your site, you perform a great service R.L
I can't thank you enough for all of your good advice, experience and knowledge... Again, thanks for your wonderful group You have saved a lot of people a lot of misery. S.D.
your site was very valueable during our traveling years.. A.J.
Thank you for the privdlige of being a member of TUG! It is a wonderful resource and I used it alot. D.H.
Thank you for providing this wonderful serverice and refernence web site. D.H
I've just joined and wanted to make sure you can "hear" my applause. Very impressive. B.P.
I am a new member to TUG and I am so, so glad that I found you. My husband and I were recently on a trip to Arizona and fell in love with every place we visited. Before we left for home we purchased a timeshare for about 10K. We thought it wasn’t too bad a price considering other destinations and TS presentations that we had been too. When we got home I decided to go on line and check out some of the information we had received about our timeshare. Well, you have heard the story thousands of times – we discovered the resale market and found that we could have spent 10% of what we paid and received the exact same product. We felt sick. During my research I had seen the TUG site come up several times and decided to click on it. I devoured the information that I found and ran to get our contract. We couldn’t believe it when we realized that we had 2 hrs. left of our 7 day cancellation period. There was no hesitation – we followed TUG’s advice and cancelled with an hour to spare. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Since that evening I have become a member of TUG and have been scouring the resources on this site. I have become much more informed and know that I will make a good decision when I buy on the resale market. This of course is all due to the great advice and sharing of information from TUG members.
In future I hope that I can contribute in a way that might help a newbie as much as you have all helped me.
Love this Site! S.R.
You certainly do provide a great service J.C.
Just wanted to add my thanks to the giant list of thank yous I see. Your site is so helpful and informative. Our only regret is that we did not find you BEFORE we spent too much money on a timeshare. You provide a wonderful service, and I would recommend you to anyone even slightly thinking about any phase of
the timeshare business. S.D.
I love this site and it has served me well R.S.
TUG remains a great place for timeshare information J.W.
I have truly enjoyed my TUG memberships over the years. Great job C.D.
I have had four weeks listed here on TUG2 and within 6 months have sold three of them.... THE COST..???? MY $15.00/YEAR membership...!! P.G.
I really appreciate all your hard work in what you do A.M.
Have enjoyed being part of your fine organization. H.R.
Really enjoy the site. It is very useful, particularly the resort reviews and the user forums - which can be quite enlightening. Three years for $30 is a
real deal! L.S.
You are doing a great job, keep it up. I've sold several of my timeshares and get a lot of useful information from your site. Thanks M.M.
We have had a very good relationship with TUG and will surely recommend anyone who wishes to sell their timeshares A.L.
Thank you for providing such a wonderful service. K.L.
Thanks to the add we placed on TUG, we got a buyer and were able to sell our timeshares. Thank you so much. R.S.
Thanks for the marvelous work you do with TUG. This is a very user friendly and user focused site. THANK YOU! B.H.
This is a great site E.P.
It was thanks to my association with TUG that I was able to sell my timeshare. You can take my name off of the membership rolls, but I will pass along your information (if that is okay) to the folks that purchased my timeshare as they might enjoy being members and taking advantage of the good connections and information that TUG provides!! B.K.
Wish I had knowledge of this before I bought or tried to sell. L.I.
I'm happy to spread the word about TUG. You provide a LOT of value for the money. M.M
Keep up the good work. You provide a valuable service to your members. B.W.
Thanks to the "FOR SALE" exposure here on TUG2....we have been wanting to sell three of our six weeks owned the the Royal Sands and Royal Haciendas!!! Within 6 months - we sold two weeks at the Haciendas and are in the midst of completing out third sale at the Sands. With just one more week at the Sands to sell....we will have a more manageable 2 weeks ONLY........!!! That is our goal....and we are 75% there......!!! Thanks again......TUG.! P.G.
thanks to TUG-we sold our timeshare, everything worked out just great! B.N.
I sold my timeshare I had on the classifieds! L.K.
Should we ever want to rent a week somewhere we will certainly check out your site and recommend it to friends.
You offer a very useful resource. C.H.I originally joined TUG to sell my mother's timeshare, which your site successfully assisted me in doing. Thank you for you assistance. W.S.
You thank us for support but I want to thank YOU for such a great source of information! A.R.
The information I have already received from your website has been very valuable – good job R.S.
I love TUG. K.L.
Tug is an excellent resource! J.B.
No doubt TUG is the best J.S.
You have a great web site. T.G.
We sold our timeshare and will not be renewing our membership. We appreciate the valuable information provided through this website. L.B.
I have enjoyed and valued TUG for many years. Thank you! S.S.
Thanks for a great service. G.B.
Thank you and thanks also for a great site with lots of useful information. I find it very helpful when planning a vacation. K.S.
Thanks for all you do. TUG is a terrific community to belong to! G.D.
Our timeshare, Peregrine Townhomes, was hit by hurricane IKE and is down till 2010, but hope to pursue timeshare travel and enjoy all the information tug has to offer by then, thanks M.W.
we sold our timeshare as a result of our ad on your website. R.M.
Many thanks for keeping this going. Most honest resource for timeshare info out there! M.T.
I have recommended your site to many of my friends over the years and they continue to thank me. F.P.
While I have the chance, I would like to let you know how much we have enjoyed TUG. It was through this service that we were able to find a deal for our first timeshare purchase! The reviews and suggestions are very informative, too. Keep up the good work! J.D.
your site is chock-full of great information! D.S.
We managed to sell all 4 of our timeshares. Thanks for the good job you do. D.S.
Thank you for the wonderful organization and information you have provided to us. R.R
TUG has been an invaluable tool for me when planning my timeshare vacations. I'm glad to contribute. Thanks so much for keeping this website going. J.B.
Thanks for the wonderful world that is TUG! T.Z.
I love the TUG website. It's always very helpful. T.M.
please keep up the great work you do G.K.
Thank you for this valuable resource that you provide. W.I.
Thanks for everything. Awesome board you've got here. One of the best I frequent. R.F.
Thank you for all that you do. M.L.
Again, thanks for maintaining such a wonderful and resourceful forum for us. C.T.
Thank you for all you do. S.L.
Tug is awesome and has taught me how to get so much more from my weeks. G.l.
Thanks for the great site. M.M
Thanks for a great site and keep up the good work! It's the best TS site out there. R.W.
Thank you for contacting me about renewing our membership with TUG. While we have enjoyed our time as a TUG member and have found it quite beneficial, we have recently sold both of our timeshare units and no longer are timeshare owners. As such we have decided not to renew our membership with your fine organization at this time. Many thanks for all you have done in the past and continue to do for timeshare owners. T.B.
I enjoyed the website and found it to have lots of info when we were exchanging weeks. T.W.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE TUG! It is a wonderful, informative site. I have developed many wonderful friendships over the years. R.P
I love you TUG! D.P.
Enjoyed your website immensely. R.B
Thank you for the exceptional website T.R.
Having been successful in selling our timeshare through TUG classified ads, we are no longer timeshare owners and have no expectation of returning to
the fold in the foreseeable future, so we will not be renewing our TUG subscription. Thank you for the service provided. P.H.
Thanks for doing such a great and inexpensive service! L.S.
I just sent payment for 3 more years. Over the years of being a member it has been the best $$ I ever spent!! Thanks for having this site, I for one really appreciate it!! S.A.
You provide a wonderful service. Thank you very much. a.s.
I was very pleased to be a member. My fellow members were, for the most part, gracious and helpful. Thanks very much, keep up the good work B.M.
YOU FOLKS DO A GREAT JOB OF KEEPING MEMBERS INFORMED -GREAT WEBSITE ALSO APPRECIATE YOUR TIMELY ANSWERS TO EMAIL QUESTIONS D.M.
we were able to resell or timeshare for a small amount of money, through your sales listings and thank you very much for the service. M.H.
Dear Bill Rogers, I think T.U.G. is one of the best things I've come across in my 20+ years of timeshare ownership. I only wish I had connected with it that long ago M.S.
We have been TUG Members for a long time and have found it to be a very useful service c.g.
GREAT JOB!!! Thank you for all your hard work and effort on behalf of the TUG membership!!! Just one more great resource and benefit. I'm thankful to be a part of this great group of folks. Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A.S.
Just wanted to say thanks, because of TUG and great advise from fellow Tuggers I have now successfully sold a week (at a resort I never thought I could sell let alone profit $900, and also successfully rented a week. S.S.
TUG is a great site and service for vacation owners. L.P.
TUG is a great organization and has been very helpful to me. C.C
many thanks for all you do for TUGgers. We are indeed a wonderful community, and your unfailing and dedicated efforts are much appreciated! D.F.
Thanks, and keep up the great job with your excellant website! J.V.
I joined TUG to find a good and trustworthy source of information and people in order to sell my two timeshares that had become a burden to me. I had no desire to make money on the timeshares, but just wanted to move them on to someone else who would enjoy them. Through TUG I was able to find a school principle who was planning to retire in a couple of years. He and his wife were looking for affordable timeshares they could use to travel in their retirement. It was a wonderful fit. TUG members also helped me find someone to walk us through the paperwork and properly finalize the sale and transfer. I could not have been happier with my experience with TUG. This is a great organization with great people and I very much appreciate all the help you gave to me. R.R.
I LOVE TUG! L.K.
I just wanted to say thanks for TUG! I love everything about it and it has greatly impacted my vacation experiences. Best Regards, P.V.
I just love the TUG website, I recommend it to all my friends that own timeshares! C.L.
Thanks once again for serving the timeshare public in a responsible and efficient manner. This free service will come in handy for all the reasons it was created and looks promising. I know I can trust you for reviews and special timeshare owner tips that we all need during these uncertain times, now I can also try your new service too for secure and attractive options. GOOD JOB !!!!!! S.M.
first I would like to thank you all for sharing your knowledge with all of us newbies:-) I am very new , have been studying for the last few days on tug site and my head is just spinning. U.K.
I got a lot of help and guidance from this board also. There are some really great people here, and I am happy someone else has indulged in the value of this site. L.P.
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who graciously posts such helpful information. I've been lurking around here for a while - occasionally asking a question, but generally found most of the information I was looking for was already here. We've been contemplating some sort of timeshare purchase for a while - and would have gone down the wrong path had it not been for all of the information here. We probably would have ended up buying something in Orlando (thinking it would trade well) buying direct from the developer (wasn't aware of resale). Anyway, to make a long story short, we've just bought our first timeshare (interval ownership, actually). We are stepping into this slowly - so we bought a week at The Royal Caribbean in Cancun. We rented at The Royal Sands last month and spent some time checking all of the Royals out. The 10 year lease works well for us - it lines up with our youngest heading off to college. We got a GREAT deal on a penthouse beachfront unit. That was only after being flatly rejected by another seller whose asking price was completely unrealistic - yes, he thinks that listing prices reflect selling prices. (At least I knew better!) So after going through the agony of feeling slapped across the face for our "insulting" offer, we managed to find our new home away from home - at least one week per year. So, just wanted to say thanks to all of you who helped me without even knowing it. This is a great resource and I am so glad I found all of you to save me from myself. Thanks again! M.L.
I wanted to post my story here of the past 4 months of getting to 5*. Before I do I wanted to say how much I appreciate everyone's help throughout this process. You are all great! If I hadn't found TUG I would not have been able to buy the weeks that I got and I would have paid a lot more to get to 5*. W.S.
Thank you to all the tugger's everywhere,for the terrific help and information you have given me for my family's( Around the World Trip),in May/June J.S.
This site has been a great help in learning the process and what to look for. Thanks to everyone here!! V.B.
I wanted to sincerely thank everyone who provided input for our mega trip to Maui and San Francisco. We are from the Boston area and this was our first Hawaii trip and my first to San Francisco. It was one of the top trips of our lives so far. Your generous input about flights, resorts, activites and places to eat made this trip to Maui and San Francisco one we will never forget. P.G.
I am a newbie here - and just in time! My fiancee and I purchased a 2br unit from the Grandview at Las Vegas for $25k last week. They threw in 4 extra "bonus weeks" and we travel a lot, so this was very enticing. We were doing research on these so-called "bonus weeks" and found this site. Upon reading this forum (day in and day out), we were able to rescind on the last day! We have always known that we would purchase a timeshare, but never considered the resale market. I wanted to thank you all so much for sharing your knowledge and helping others make smarter luxury purchases. We have now decided an HGVC package would be much better suited to our needs and have contacted Seth regarding some options. Thanks again! Look forward to learning more and more on this wonderful site! P.S.
We have sold our timeshare. Thanks for the help and advice on the website...it really helped while we were selling our unit. D.S.
I just re-upped for 3 years and paid through Paypal. As always TUG is a great resource filled website and we have made good friends over the years through the TUG BBS and the TOTUG (Toronto TUG group) B.C.
We have enjoyed the tug site over the past years... Thanks again for all the hard work on the site. T.G.
Thank you so much for all the time and energy spent making TUG so incredibly helpful for us. I couldnt imagien making timeshare exchanges without the adi of TUG. TUG's the lighthouse in the turbulent waters of timesharing! J.T.
Thanks for the past service. It has been excellent D.B.
I have learned so much about timesharing from TUG. Keep up the good work! S.M.
I sold my timeshare. Your site was instrumental in that sale Thanks. J.N.
We sold our Timeshare about a year ago! Your website helped give me some reality to our dilemma J.C.
TUG has been a wonderful resource for us. K.L.
thanks for your help i did sell my time share thu this ad. P.M.
Tug has been a great source of info for our Marriott and Worldmark Timeshares. The best source there is, actually. Thanks for making it work and providing such a great service. D.B.
I love TUG! S.H.
Thanks for your help in the past though. TUG helped us a lot. J.N.
Just wanted to send along a thank you note for the great work you guys do with TUG and the web site. A fine resource for all things timeshare. G.M.
It is a great site that I recommend to many friends. M.H.
We own two weeks, one for exchange and one for home resort use. We are very happy with both! We gifted a third week to our son and his wife that they use and our daughter owns a week that she uses. Thank you for helping me sell our "extra" week a few years back. K.B.
We LOVE Tug. Thanks for all you do. I am so glad we found out about you years ago. D.B.
Thanks again for a TERRIFIC site! M.L.
Thank you for your excellent service C.C
Yours (website) is the best deal in town and helped us a lot. B.H.
After seeing a previous post for thanking this forum for helping a new owner in purchasing a timeshare. I feel derelict in not thanking this forum and members. I joined in 2000 (?) and purchased a Marriott Summit Watch Gold resale (Shelly Preece Transaction Realty Lifetime Member of Tug) after researching timeshares on TUG. I saved $9000 on that purchase alone. Makes the $15 dollar membership fee seen miniscule now. I still seek advice here and provide some when I can. I have since purchased and sold over 12 timeshares and value the advice of each and every one of you. I feel fortunate that I found Tug and a responsible resale company that directed me the right way before I fell victim to the developer sales staff lies. Thanks again and that $9000 will pay my dues until I pass on to the final timeshare!!! BM
what a great resource this site is! R.J.S
Once I found this site, I have been able to make the most of our ownership. The info here is amazing! L.M.
Best $15 I could spend for this kind of information. P.G.
I want to take the opportunity to thank the site and fellow tuggers for the tremendous services and helps I received in the past. C.C
Our membership is priceless!!! J.B.
As regards our membership in TUG, we joined because it seemed (and still does) to be a bright light in what we were finding is often a dark business. And although we won't be renewing our membership (due to no longer owning a timeshare), we nevertheless applaud your mission as an association of like-minded folks who are willing to help one another to enjoy the many benefits of timesharing at its best. A.M.
Thanks TUG! We joined a year ago to get the straight skinny on the value of our timeshare with the intent to sell. We, like many others, fell for and sent money to, two supposed timeshare selling services promising to get double or triple the value we paid ten years ago. After no results and many hrs. spent on hold checking the status of our "gold mine", we needed to act ourselves. By using the resources at TUG, we were able to finally get back to reality. E.D.
Thank you, but I am not renewing my membership because I sold the two time shares I listed with you. Thanks again. D.M.
thanks so much for all your hard work In continuing to enlighten us timeshare users. It is very helpful And informative when making decisions regarding our investments. Keep up the good work. F.S.
Fabulous - you are the BEST - thanks again. It is amazing how much one can learn through a group experience. - M.S.
Best $25 I could spend -- I've gleaned a ton of info from the TUG site! Thanks for all you do! - B.W.
Just a note to let you know how thankful I am for TUG. I placed an ad to sell my timeshare around the first of June and it sold and whole transaction was completed by September 18. Also JRA Services, Inc., as recommended by TUG, made the whole procedure move along swiftly. - J.W.
I'm a recent member to TUG and have to tell you that I just love it. It is so informative and has helped me make several exchange decisions already. The new BBS is fantastic and it's great to talk to other fellow time-share owners about what and what-not. I'm sure the success of this site is brought on by a lot of hard work and dedication and I just want to say THANKS! Carla Rowell
What a wonderful
idea!! I am going to join today. The
information I just received regarding an upcoming exchange is
invaluable. Keep it up! KATHREN A ALBRIGHT
I just wanted you to
know how much I appreciate all of the
work that you do at TUG. It is my favorite site and the one that I
visit most often. I have found the information to be extremely helpful.
The information is wonderful and I love being able to talk with people
who have actually experienced the results. Thanks again! Anne
Hi I will not be
renewing my membership because I sold my
timeshare last year. Your service allowed me to sell it on my own. It
is a great website. Thanks for the help. Mark Cox
What a SUPER
!!!!!!!job on the new web site, it looks great,
easy to understand. I will recommend to all for membership. Thank you
and keep up the good work. It's the best investment (membership) that I
have ever made. Sincerely, Jo Kelly
This ad was
successful and I've rented out all my time for the
next two years. So we can drop it now. I have other property that I
will list at a later time. Jim Pivec
Will use this
opportunity to thank you for the great service
you provide with TUG. I use it several times a week and find it
tremendous! We've been TS owners for over 12 years and only wish we
would have discovered something like this long ago. I will continue to
do my small part and update the reviews for resorts we visit. Thanks
couldn't be happier... I rented 10 weeks in
'97 through my ad on this site... I recommend it to everyone I meet."
Thanks for the
response. I understand your dilemma. What I
don't understand is someone who expects something for nothing. This
site has educated me so much on timeshares, and the general public
thinking about making a purchase would benefit greatly from the info
contained here. Thanks again for all of your work. Kathy
All the great TUG
info has saved me so much money and has
helped me have some of the best vacations ever! Thank you, thank you,
thank you. Caroline
I have been on your
TUG website for the last 2 hours. My
husband and I recently purchased our first timeshare. It's comforting
to know that there is support out there from seasoned timeshare owners,
for first-time owners like myself. Thank you so much for this service,
Betty M. Flores
We put an AD on your
BB early April and was able to sell 3 of
our weeks almost immediately. The buyers were very pleasant and it was
a pleasure to do business with them. We were able to accomplish our
need and the buyers obtained Timeshares in probably the best property
in the world , in the best location in London, at a very reasonable
price. So seller and buyer's are all happy thanks to "TUG" and Bill
Rogers. Thanks for everything, Sincerely, Michael S. Balbes
Thank you very much
for your assistance! And thanks for doing
such a great job with the TUG page. It is really is a super resource.
-- Kendell D. Camp
Bill - Glad to say I
have rented the property in Las Vegas
thru TUG. What a great service. If now I can only find the time to go
somewhere. thanks again. Belinda Tomlinson
I do not wish to
renew. I sold my timeshare through your
classified so therefore I will no longer need your services. I had been
trying to sell it for the last four years.....then I found you....the
rest is history. Thanks for everything. Bonnie Gruchalski
Hello TUG (Bill):
Just a quick note to say THANK YOU for the
Resort Reviews. TUG members saved our butts, big time, the very first
time we reviewed a resort.
Yes, the ad was
successful... I not only rented the unit... I
have people waiting in the wings for other units... Dick Eckstein.
Per your suggestion,
we are informing you that we have
completed an exchange for our week advertised in the Direct Exchange
section. It read: Week 4, Club International de Cancun....JCollova
Just to let you know,
my 2 bedroom unit at Resort World has
been sold. I lowered the price from $3700 to $3200 and that did the
trick. It's also interesting that once the price was right, not only
did I get e-mail inquiries, but for the first time people also called
on the telephone (anxious, I guess).Thanks,Ken Dressner
Thanks for the quick
reply. So glad to get the new TUG
password. I go in there to check things out daily and would hate to
have to miss a day. I'll keep the new password handy. Thanks to you and
all the other volunteers for your efforts. You do a terrific job!
Thanks again. Carla Rowell
Thanks, you are doing
a great job. As a new timeshare owner, I
feel comfortable knowing that there is a place I can go to get
Please delete my ad
to rent our one bedroom unit at the Royal
Caribbean in Cancun, Mexico. The unit has now been rented. Thanks for
your help!! kathy pitch
I have called your
800# and left my Visa info to pay for my
renewal. I appreciate the services your organization provides. I
usually make at least three RCI exchanges a year and my investment in
TUG has really paid off! Thanks again!
We have sold our
Cypress Pointe week by advertising on your
web page. Thank you so much for displaying the ad in a timely fashion,
maintaining a professional ad and continuing to increase your customer
interest by adding value add information. We will recommend your site
for friends who are considering timeshare rental, purchase or sale.
believe it or not I
have sold my timeshare week through your
web site. I will recommend you to others thanks jim taber
Thanks, but I think
we're going to have the thing sold by next
week. Just dotting the I's and crossing the T's so to say. Yes, I rec'd
a reasonable response from it. If this deal I'm working right now falls
thru, I will be back for another ad run. I have been trying to sell
this thing thru an agent for 2 yrs and within a couple months of
running the ad on your site, I think I have it sold. Great service,
keep up the good work! WILLIAM SLUSHER
Bill: Just a note on
the development of this site. We use it
on a regular basis. Even though there are not time shares in Alaska, we
were able to make an exchange for the use of our house for two weeks
for a week in Mexico. Next time I'll go 2 for 2. Thanks Mac
I was extremely happy
with the response to the TUG ad. I
should have it sold before the new year. Thanks. Nick Palmiotto
Good news! My condo
sold, and I attribute completely to the ad
in the tug www page. Thanks. You may delete it. Eileen Samberg
Happy Holidays to you
Bill!!! My husband and I love TUGS.
Thanks for all your hard work! Pat Rutowski
Hi, I am not renewing
my TUG membership, NOT because I don't
like it. I sold my timeshare last year through TUG (thank God) and just
don't have the money to vacation right now. When I recover from this
financial disaster I'll be back. You guys do a great job, if only I had
found you before I bought! So in the meantime you can take me off your
mailing list - Keep up the great work.
Just a word of thanks
for a great service. I occasionally drop
in to the TUG site and I always find something helpful and interesting.
please continue the good work! Wally Jenkins
This is to confirm my message on your 800 number answering machine that I am renewing my TUG membership. The new format and the content of the Web site is fantastic. You are all to be commended. Thanks. Carol Easton
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