- May 8, 2016
the lock-off premium is really what has me most concerned. Resale restrictions aren't great -- but the 2020 chartpocolypse, to me, was unconscionable.I am like a stuck record here, but:
Disboards DVC threads, 2013- "DVC is fantastic, buy it, love it, even with grumbles it is great, best timeshare on earth, good resale etc etc". This is exactly the vibe that led me to research further, not just dismiss, and buy in. Everyone happy.
Disboards DVC threads 2019- Some good but lots of "Restrictions, rip off, hard sell, restictions, cannot use at 14, restrictions, blue card vs white card, points re allocation, lock off premium, cannot trust management, POS, greed".
If I had looked in 2019, rather than 2013, well first of all I would have thought I do not understand what is going on here- white v blue, restrictions and what the hell is a POS etc- life is too short for this, and second, it looks quite 'dodgy' as I suspected, I will leave well alone.
They took the world's leading timeshare, a massively profitable product anyway, with great efficacy, and basically damaged its reputation- for what? $$$$$ is what.
Now ironically us moaners on here can see through it and still think it is pretty good (albeit many will not buy Riviera)- But as a newbie reading about what has happened?