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THE WORLD’S BIGGEST AFTER-HOURS TIMESHARE WATERING HOLE!  PUBLISHED WEEKLY, EVERY SATURDAYPull up a stool, order your poison and join the conversation! What do you know that you’d like to anonymously pass along? Did we get something right or wrong? Got gossip, rumors or bitches & moans, obituaries, kudos, anything you’d like to share? Send it …

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Weekly Wisecrack: August 12, 2017

6 TIMELY PAYMENTS   While playing the last hand in a late night winner-takes-all poker match with a couple of new liners from his resort, Doc, now out of cash, tells the remaining green-pea, “I’ll tell ya what I’ll do. I’ll call ya and raise ya my next 3 commissions. $4-K in all Pal. I’ll …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: August 12, 2017

  ► Some of you will remember when comedian George Carlin shocked the world in 1972 with the 7 words we were not allowed to say in public? At least, they were forbidden on public airwaves, in newspapers, etc. I can’t speak to the tolerance level of individual household regulations regarding those words, though they …

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Weekly Jukebox: August 12, 2017

Beloved country music star Glen Campbell has passed away at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. You might say that Glen rests gently on the minds of everyone from fans to other musicians, which is rather extraordinary among musicians. He didn’t have a knack for making enemies and even people …

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Timeshare Financial News: August 12, 2017

  BBX Capital Corporation has reported financial results for the three-month period ended June 30, 2017 and we care because? That’s right. Because BBX owns Bluegreen Corporation, which owns Bluegreen Vacations. Note that The growth in system-wide sales during the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 is primarily attributable to a 16% and …

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Nevada USA Timeshare News: August 12, 2017

>> WESTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS LAS VEGAS: In June 2017 Westgate Resorts and Orange Lake Resorts filed separate lawsuits in Central Florida against Castle Law Group, PC; Judson Phillips, ESQ; Castle Marketing Group LLC; Castle Venture Group, LLC; Resort Relief, LLC; William Michael Keever; Kevin Hanson; and Sean Austin. The charges basically alleged various fraudulent …

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Caribbean Timeshare News: August 12, 2017

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS GRENADA: Lovely little Grenada, the “Spice Island” famed for its natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture, is adding a fractional ownership component to its luxury resort offerings. Called The Point at Petite Calivigny, the resort will include two-bedroom condominiums and three-bedroom stand-alone villas with scenic views of Calivigny Island, Hog …

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Idle Thoughts: August 12, 2017

QUOTABLE QUOTES: “A cow is a biological machine invented by humans to turn grass into steak.” -Unkown It’s no secret by now that timeshare exchange giant RCI is acquiring its independent competitor DAE Global Pty Ltd. (DAE), operator of Dial An Exchange, a leading timeshare exchange company headquartered in Australia and @Work International, a software …

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Getting BIGGER: August 12, 2017

Anantara Vacation Club is ready to start on Phase 3 of its Mai Khao Phuket resort. It will be located adjacent to the existing Phase 2 of the project. With a September starting date the property will feature 50 pool villas and 50 suites along with a self contained lobby, fitness center, pool, gym and …

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Weekly Wisecrack: August 5, 2017

THE OLDTIMER   One way or the other Ned absolutely needs a deal today. Called to another table for “assistance” during the 1st wave he again sizes up the body language of the prey and concludes that clobbering this pair with a quick nose-bleed drop will work. Ned then decides, if it doesn’t work he’ll …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: August 5, 2017

  ► Sales guests from hell. Admit it, we’ve all met them across the little round tables. They know everything there is to know about timeshares and timesharing, or at least they think they do, and they have attended so many presentations in order to get “free” gifts that they have their system down pat. …

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Weekly Jukebox: August 5, 2017

No two ways about it, there must be a gazzilion versions of that old classic St. James Infirmary Blues, sometimes known as “Gambler’s Blues.” It’s an American folksong of anonymous origin, though sometimes credited to the songwriter Joe Primrose (a pseudonym for Irving Mills) and made famous in 1928 by Louis Armstrong. Well, here’s another …

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NOTICE TO OLYMPIC VILLAGE INN OWNERS

NOTICE TO OLYMPIC VILLAGE INN OWNERS The Board of Directors’ Election at OVI will be held prior to the October 7, 2017 Annual Meeting of Members. OVI owners should receive their ballots in September 2017. The current Board of Directors continues to withhold the List of Candidates from the individuals who have requested that they …

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Timeshare Financial News: August 5, 2017

I told you so! Or at least I made a darned good guess. Wyndham Worlwide, as I sort of predicted, has announced a spinoff that will create two separate, stand-alone, publicly-traded business entities. The Wyndham Hotel Group will become a pure-play hotel company and Wyndham Vacation Ownership will be the world’s largest publicly traded timeshare …

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Florida USA Timeshare News: August 5, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: ORLANDO: The developers of the massive Margaritaville Resort Orlando project have broken ground for its 187-room hotel, which is scheduled for completion in late 2018. Some of the brand’s signature décor elements, created to put guests in a vacation state of mind, include such whimsical touches as a giant flip-flop …

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Caribbean Timeshare News: August 5, 2017

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS ST. THOMAS, USVI: It shouldn’t surprise anyone that timeshare owners are irate about the new $25 per night sin tax that the government of the US Virgin Islands is levying against them. “It isn’t fair!” they cry. And they’re right. At $25 per night owners will find themselves spending an extra …

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Idle Timeshare Thoughts: August 5, 2017

QUOTABLE QUOTES: “I’m shopping around for something to do that no one will like.” —Jerry Garcia How it was… Way back in the days before Diamond Resorts actually even WAS Diamond Resorts, before Stephen Cloobeck purchased Sunterra Resorts to start the company’s rise to bigness, Diamond was basically a one-project outfit that was marketing and …

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Weekly Wisecrack: July 29, 2017

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER!   While sipping a cup of instant coffee at the sales office Rick, who recently worked at one of the hottest resorts in Cabo San Lucas, realized that he had been duped into coming to Tijuana to make a “killing” selling a Vacation Club that turned out to be an …

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