Complaint / review text:
My advice to consumers is this: only buy a timeshare if you want to go there every year, and you love the resort. With RCI, you must first deposit your week in order to acertain exchange availability. So, you end up risking a trade for a much lesser unit at a less desirable location and dates, and still get to pay RCI dues and an exchange fee!
I think that timeshares can be a reasonably good deal if you try to get the very best price - look for resales on the Internet - but only again if you want to always stay where you own. Consequences to me have been mainly a huge waste of time. We had factored in our other two bonus weeks as defraying the cost, but may not be able to use one of them, and certainly won't use the second one as I'm afraid to deposit my owner week again.