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By Karen G.

Mystic Dunes now managed by Diamond Resorts

Hello Yes, I now have the new maintenance bill, is this legal and how does our original contract that we signed with Tempus work? We should get a class action suit going.

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6 years ago
Jan 07, 2013

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By Neil J.

Mystic Dunes now managed by Diamond Resorts

yes I do. I own 2 units here and do not recommend that you buy them from the resort because they are much more expensive than if you buy them directly from the owner like myself. The dues and maintenance have gone up every year and there are late penalties and interest on late payments because the maintenance has to be paid by January 1st to get the price they tell you if its late there is a $25 late penalty plus about $20 interest every month you have not paid it in full. The positive side is the resort is great, the people working there are great, and the amenities are great. It is one of the few resorts that do have transportation free to the parks but you must abide by their schedule. It is now managed by Diamond Resorts and they always want to upgrade you to points for a lot of money, if you have a floating week you are good.

karenn177 wrote:
I am in the process of purchasing a timeshare at Mystic Dunes. Just wondering if anyone knows if there are any concerns about maintenance fees being increased or if there are any special assessments happening, especially due to the transfer in ownership of the resort.

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6 years ago
Apr 03, 2013

By Neil J.

I own two units a 2 bedroom and a 3 bedroom. You don't have to buy anything from them just pay the maintenance. Sorry you feel like a sucker. You most likely overpaid and got less than you bargained for. Neil.

michaelm1390 wrote:
hi i had to buy another 1 bedroom in may and i was told that i will be in the highest point that i can be in with diamond resort and when i went back in decemberi was not in the point so i bought a 1 bedroom for no reason and now i,m being told that everyone who was a owner had to buy a 1 bedroom from diamond and it dose not matter if you owned one with tempus you had to buy one with diamond to get in the points .NOW I HAVE THREE TIMESHARES WITH DIAMOND RESORTS AND NOT EITHER BE IN THE POINTS!!CAN THAT BE TRUE IF YOU HAD TO BUY A ONE BRDROOM TOGET POINTS AND ALREADY HAD A TIMESHARE WITH TEMPUS??? WHY IF YOU HAVE ONE WITH TEMPUS YOU NEED TO GET IN THE POINTS BY BUYING ONE THOUGH DIAMOND !!PLUSE MY THREE BEDROOMS I,M NOW PAYING 1050.00 IN MAINTENCE AND I HAVE TWO OF THEM PLUSE THE 1 BEDROOM ..PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAD TO BUY ONE FROM DIAMOND TO GET POINTS,THANKS FROM THE SUCKER ,,

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6 years ago
Apr 03, 2013

By Neil J.

Yes my maintenance went from $455 way up to $815 on my 2 bedroom every other year and my 3 bedroom is every year at $1050 plus late payments because the costs are killing me how do I get in the law suit? It is such a shame for such a beautiful resort.

angelab412 wrote:
Please advise on this lawsuit. I am an owner and my week is for every other year. However, my maintanence fees went up from $500 in 2010 to $855 in 2012! I really want out of this timeshare with them.

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6 years ago
Apr 03, 2013

By Neil J.

Mystic Dunes now managed by Diamond Resorts

yeah? good luck. I bought mine from a real nice gentleman who paid about $27,600 and in less than a year handed it to me and I just had to pay the maintenance thats a 3 bedroom double lock off which is great to use for up to 12 people problem the maintenance is $1050 and by the time I pay it will be $1200. Good luck getting any cash for it. It is a much nicer resort than others that I own here near Disney. The golf course is great and so it the club house now if we can only get a few hundred off the maintenance it would be perfect.

normanc20 wrote:
I have been told these guys are ruthless. I own there and the Mainenance keeps going up. Also soecial assesements.

I am trying to sell my u;nit hter I own a 3 bedroom lock off.

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6 years ago
Apr 03, 2013

By Neil J.

I got all I need and didnt but points. My wife convinced me to buy points but I got out of it before the 3 days after reading all the fine print. Wsheww! I am glad I did. Now if I can only get rid of Polynesian Isles I owe them a fortune in dues and maintenance and penalties bigger than the IRS for the last 5 years. If you know anyone that would just take it and make a deal on the maintenance I am well behind on they can have it. Diamond owns both and tried to make me a deal on the points to combine 3 of my timeshares to points but when I sat down I saw they were taking it for free and charging me over $7000 I said forgetaboutit. Undercover boss saved me and let me cancel the deal.

alans273 wrote:
stop complaining!

i am paying $4 a gallon for gas, my roads are crap, we cannot even get US athletes from Heathrow to the olympic village in a bus[it took a dude 4 hours for a journey thats 1 hour as he got lost using a GPS]

stop moaning!

i am paying over $2000 bucks at mystic and yes its all a CON, similar to a pyramid selling scheme. the problem started years back when Tony & Gordon [uk PMs] messed up and cooked the books. then most folks didnt have any money to buy into timeshares so the PRICE goes up as less people are paying maintanence charges

i have now NO CHOICE [as they got me by the short & curlies ] to buy more points so i can be a gold DRI member. if i dont i am gonna end up going to mystic for the rest of my life!

PS. if you want to sell me 6,500 points[as i already have 23500] plz get in touch

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6 years ago
Apr 03, 2013

By Neil J.

so you are not hurting enough? ok how much will you give me for 6500 points? ......... Wait a minute you can only buy RCI points the only one who can sell Diamond Points are Diamond Resorts INTL. Would you like to buy a nice bridge going to Manhattan in NY the Queensboro, Brooklyn, and Manhattan are up for sale, you can put up a toll and get rich. Anything else you want to buy?

alans273 wrote:
stop complaining!

i am paying $4 a gallon for gas, my roads are crap, we cannot even get US athletes from Heathrow to the olympic village in a bus[it took a dude 4 hours for a journey thats 1 hour as he got lost using a GPS]

stop moaning!

i am paying over $2000 bucks at mystic and yes its all a CON, similar to a pyramid selling scheme. the problem started years back when Tony & Gordon [uk PMs] messed up and cooked the books. then most folks didnt have any money to buy into timeshares so the PRICE goes up as less people are paying maintanence charges

i have now NO CHOICE [as they got me by the short & curlies ] to buy more points so i can be a gold DRI member. if i dont i am gonna end up going to mystic for the rest of my life!

PS. if you want to sell me 6,500 points[as i already have 23500] plz get in touch

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6 years ago
Apr 03, 2013

By Dianne P.

just wondering how the law suit is going as we to are an owner since 2008 were not told about the problems with tempest we are very unhappy and want out my husband wants to stop payments they wanted us to buy another timeshare with them and have 2 mortgages (crazy)we own a 2 bedroom lock off gold flexable no more points can someone contact us email buttertart@rogers.com thanks Dianne and Brian in Ontario, Canada

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6 years ago
Oct 06, 2013

By Charlie G.

Any updates on the law suit? I just got the bill for next years maintenance fees and they are now at $1200 for a 2 bedroom. Ridiculous. I need to get rid of this thing.

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6 years ago
Oct 30, 2013

By David F.

wow I am an owner of a 2 BD L.O. and just got back from last weeks vacation, we used an exchange as my weeks are in April. I was gently pressured to buy points and I listened and listened but at the end of the day I didn't have the money to buy more of anything. so I own NO points from DRI, I still have my 2bd unit but am not a member of Diamond international. My question is will I still own there in the years to come without being a member of Diamond at all?? After reading all of your posts I am glad I did not partake in the points.

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6 years ago
Nov 12, 2013

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By Terrene D.

I just received a maintenance fee letter on the 3rd of December and they are still raising the prices. I hate that Diamond Resorts has taken over management and are now including all of these extra charges. I JUST WANT OUT. Is there a way to file a LAW Suit again them for these practices? Am I screwed? This is ridiculous.

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5 years ago
Dec 10, 2013

By Gary L.

I agree, this is getting out of hand. I think it's a strong arm tactic to make you want to go points, (which I have not and will not). 15% increase in the last two years, what are we to expect, 15% year over year, this is becoming unbearable.

2B2B LO that I have owned free and clear for 13+ years, don’t ever use at the home resort, (purchased when I lived in NY, now that I live 30 min from the resort it’s kind of meaningless), and have so much difficulty in exchanges, (which of course increases the overall spend on your ‘vacation’ every year, adding II, exchange fees, etc.)… this is how my maintenance looks to this point from 2007: 2007 699.00 2008 742.99 6% 2009 774.68 4% 2010 811.84 5% 2011 884.20 9% 2012 1016.79 15% 2013 1168.27 15% If we assume 15% every year, doubt they can keep this up but maybe the way this industry works you never know… 2014 1343.51 2015 1545.04 2016 1776.79

Can’t sell it, can’t give it away, (have tried – will try again), can’t just walk away without an ugly financial suit or bankruptcy, just useless. I’m going to talk to a lawyer just to see if there are any possible scenarios that can apply that I have not thought of but I already know there are not.

Just plain disgusted, feel trapped and extorted.

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5 years ago
Jan 01, 2014

By Neil J.

What did you do I own 2 timeshares there same problem any solution? Call me 973-698-9010 or email me at davidjurman@yahoo.com help I'm in the same boat and its sinking fast.

garyl108 wrote:
I agree, this is getting out of hand. I think it's a strong arm tactic to make you want to go points, (which I have not and will not). 15% increase in the last two years, what are we to expect, 15% year over year, this is becoming unbearable.

2B2B LO that I have owned free and clear for 13+ years, don’t ever use at the home resort, (purchased when I lived in NY, now that I live 30 min from the resort it’s kind of meaningless), and have so much difficulty in exchanges, (which of course increases the overall spend on your ‘vacation’ every year, adding II, exchange fees, etc.)… this is how my maintenance looks to this point from 2007: 2007 699.00 2008 742.99 6% 2009 774.68 4% 2010 811.84 5% 2011 884.20 9% 2012 1016.79 15% 2013 1168.27 15% If we assume 15% every year, doubt they can keep this up but maybe the way this industry works you never know… 2014 1343.51 2015 1545.04 2016 1776.79

Can’t sell it, can’t give it away, (have tried – will try again), can’t just walk away without an ugly financial suit or bankruptcy, just useless. I’m going to talk to a lawyer just to see if there are any possible scenarios that can apply that I have not thought of but I already know there are not.

Just plain disgusted, feel trapped and extorted.

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5 years ago
Jan 03, 2014

By Susan L.

Has anyone had any luck selling their Timeshares here? We have an annual 2 bd/2bath week 47, and we do like the resort, but as you all noted the annual fees are killing us.

Is there no end, any legal way out of this nightmare?

Are there any class action suits in the works?

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4 years ago
Jan 05, 2015

By Bonnie F.

I stopped paying my taxes and maintenence fees. I tried selling, no luck. Tried giving it away for FREE with no luck because of the high taxes and fees. I told Diamond Resort they could have it for free and they could re-sell it, they didn't want it either which I find hysterical. I got a certified letter from home owners group that they were going to put a lein on the condo...then I got another letter from the home owners that they were going to sell it and all money will go to pay the amount owed and they will keep the rest. So because I own it out right and I owe for 2014 and now I will owe 2015 all I can say is good luck to them.

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4 years ago
Jan 05, 2015

By Gary L.

There doesn't seem to be any legal way to get out from this lifetime trap. I purchased years ago, maybe 15 years ago, paid in full and my maintenance has gone up on my 2bd/2ba LO so much over the last couple years under Diamond... In 2007 maintenance was 699.00 2008 - 742.99, (6%) 2009 - 774.68, (4%) 2010 - 811.84, (5%) 2011 - 884.20, (9%) *2012 - 1016.79, (15%) *2013 - 1168.27, (15%) 2014 - 1226.43, (5%)

Yes, it looks like it leveled out but that's after a couple years of exorbitant hikes. I do wish that my credit was shot so I could unload this and tell them to go scratch but I have perfect credit and just refuse to let them take THAT from me as well. ANY and I mean ANY legal means of relinquishing this I would entertain. I get disgusted thinking of their sales tactics, the new people falling for the purchase and getting stuck in a lifetime of loss because of this horrible company/industry.

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4 years ago
Jan 05, 2015

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