|Timeshare Users Group
This page provides you with the history of Timeshare Users group and everything you get by joining the TUG family!!!!!
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Why was TUG formed?
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 more than 60,000 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.
Who can Join TUG?
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!
How Much Does It Cost?
The membership fee is only $15 for an entire year! ( renewal dues are only $15 a year or a discounted 3 year renewal for $30 and you receive free classified ads in the Timeshare Marketplace! )
What Do I Get For My Membership?
TUG provides the following for all members for only $15!
Access to Ratings and Reviews of thousands of resorts all over the world! These reviews are written by actual timeshare owners who have traveled to these resorts and give you an accurate account of the property, room, local attractions and more! Also view pictures from the resort as well as videos and virtual tours! Check out this sample review of the Fairfield Seawatch Plantation as an example of what we provide! Click to View Review!
The TUGBBS online forums consists of more than SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND other timeshare owners on the first and most informative online Timeshare Forum on the internet! No timeshare question goes unanswered no matter how simple or complex! With Timeshare experts and owners alike, you will learn more from just reading and participating in these forums than you could ever imagine! Register today at http://www.tugbbs.com
The TUG Timeshare Marketplace is one of the largest and most visited timeshare classified ad sites on the internet with approximately 5000 ads running at any given time and more than $15,000,000 (YES THATS MILLION) in completed listings to date! All ads are open to the public and do not require membership to browse! Ads come complimentary with your TUG membership so you can post your timeshare for sale, for rent, and for exchange all for the cost of the membership fee!
TUG Advice is probably the most helpful section of the site for new buyers/sellers just getting into timesharing. Written by owners, members and experts. These articles cater to the entry level and intermediate level timeshare individual and are a must read for anyone thinking of buying or selling a timeshare and those who want to make the absolute most out of their timeshare experience! At the very least read this article on "How to Sell your Timeshare" free just for visiting!
Thousands upon thousands of members have saved perhaps millions of dollars through TUG and its advice, ratings, and online forums. Read member testimonials here!
and post Free Timeshare Classified ads in the