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Aug 19, 18, 10:05 am
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Posted By esdot

Iím sure it is an oversight,...

Iím sure it is an oversight, owners.marriottvacationclub.com still advertises the legacy 5N packages.



The devaluation of hotel certificates and mile transfers are separate. Comparing the old...
Aug 19, 18, 1:35 am
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Posted By esdot

Just to add... this will by my last year as an...

Just to add... this will by my last year as an SPG platinum or Marriott platinum elite or whatever. That isn't based on today's announcement. That is based on the devaluation of the program. SPG, I...
Aug 19, 18, 12:53 am
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Posted By esdot

​​​ Something is f’ed up, but it wasn’t...

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Something is f’ed up, but it wasn’t announced today.

Yes, Marriott withheld information. And yes, Marriott sold packages until the final moment. But what package sold certificates that lost...
Aug 18, 18, 8:45 pm
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Posted By esdot

But you didn't upgrade your certificate...

But you didn't upgrade your certificate accordingly. You had a certificate, knowledge that about a third of the properties at that level would be increasing in price, knowledge that new travel...
Aug 18, 18, 7:57 pm
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Posted By esdot

But the "loss" you describe was missing out on a...

But the "loss" you describe was missing out on a hopeful windfall. Why would you be able to book a stay next fall (not yet bookable) with a lower value certificate not matching the more expensive...
Aug 18, 18, 7:10 pm
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Posted By esdot

1. The speculation that Marriott didn't disclose...

1. The speculation that Marriott didn't disclose because there would be windfalls to be had turned out to be true.
2. The casual Marriott member who was not looking to how to game the system sees...
Aug 13, 18, 11:27 am
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Posted By esdot

If the leaked terms are legitimate, what do...

If the leaked terms are legitimate, what do 3.14.b and 3.14.c.ii mean to you? 3.14.b has language suggesting that redeeming for a new travel package requires a "selected hotel." 3.14.c.ii has...
Aug 7, 18, 2:40 am
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Posted By esdot

I see a travel package as a Reward. The terms do,...

I see a travel package as a Reward. The terms do, too. Whether a member characterizes a travel package as "something more tangible which is now a product," a certificate is no more than one of "his...
Aug 6, 18, 5:17 am
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Posted By esdot

I agree. I said there is a devaluation with...

I agree. I said there is a devaluation with respect to point-to-mile conversion when comparing old to new travel packages. If you compare anything to the 1:1 point-to-mile ratio of the old packages,...
Aug 6, 18, 2:29 am
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Posted By esdot

The mistake most speculators make is to conflate...

The mistake most speculators make is to conflate the devaluation of TPs with the devaluation of point redemptions at higher-end properties. There is no massive devaluation of the travel packages--a...
Jul 29, 18, 1:55 am
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Views: 7,478
Posted By esdot

Koloa Landing is mia.

Koloa Landing is mia.
Jul 21, 18, 10:35 am
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Posted By esdot

they checked to us. some bet. they check raised....

they checked to us. some bet. they check raised. now go all in wussy cowards!
Jun 16, 18, 8:17 pm
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Views: 225,361
Posted By esdot

Actually, that policy is still on Safeway's...

Actually, that policy is still on Safeway's website.
Jun 16, 18, 8:15 pm
Replies: 2,199
Views: 465,813
Posted By esdot

I'm pretty sure a $250,000 penalty agreed to by a...

I'm pretty sure a $250,000 penalty agreed to by a Mr. Haider in 2017 has something to do with it. Moneygram has advised investors that it adopted compliance procedures that go beyond requirements,...
Jun 16, 18, 1:15 am
Replies: 884
Views: 225,361
Posted By esdot

Actual practice can range. But the policy is...

Actual practice can range. But the policy is clear:
Is there a limit on the denomination or number of a gift cards I can buy?
Yes if you are paying with a credit or debit card. If paying with a...
May 16, 18, 3:16 am
Replies: 2,199
Views: 465,813
Posted By esdot

Maybe someone with fat fingers keeps triggering...

Maybe someone with fat fingers keeps triggering fraud alarms at your WM.
May 3, 18, 3:29 am
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Views: 465,813
Posted By esdot

Sounds believable.

Sounds believable.
Mar 10, 18, 12:28 am
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Views: 465,813
Posted By esdot

I hope you are joking. Otherwise, shame on you....

I hope you are joking. Otherwise, shame on you. Blame whales or look in the mirror....
Feb 7, 18, 2:10 am
Replies: 1,051
Views: 197,920
Posted By esdot

Is there any way to provide fare hold/lock...

Is there any way to provide fare hold/lock information to Business Platinum Travel services so that they can book with points and receive the rebate?
Jan 31, 18, 11:38 am
Replies: 14
Views: 5,124
Posted By esdot

How are you MS'ing via MPX?

How are you MS'ing via MPX?
Oct 14, 17, 10:49 am
Replies: 1,429
Views: 344,194
Posted By esdot

Why would you do something fraudulent in response...

Why would you do something fraudulent in response to fraud prevention?
Sep 25, 17, 11:08 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,991
Posted By esdot

Did the second on your itinerary have A-List as...

Did the second on your itinerary have A-List as well?
Sep 14, 17, 2:39 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 31,994
Posted By esdot

You edited your response, which shows you have...

You edited your response, which shows you have more sense than sense of humor.



As to your original response, I'm not bitter. My cryptocurrency holdings equal your ability to take a joke. But...
Sep 14, 17, 1:56 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 31,994
Posted By esdot

Uhhh... if you can't handle some float, then you...

Uhhh... if you can't handle some float, then you shouldn't be here.
Aug 28, 17, 5:01 pm
Replies: 1,429
Views: 344,194
Posted By esdot

... because a money launderer clearly can't buy...

... because a money launderer clearly can't buy gift cards?
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