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How do I buy a timeshare? and what type?

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Lots of people I know have these and I don't - how do I buy one? They tend to trade them in - are there different categories of timeshare for when you trade - i.e. do I buy the cheapest I can find or … Read More
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
Lots of people I know have these and I don't - how do I buy one? They tend to trade them in - are there different categories of timeshare for when you trade - i.e. do I buy the cheapest I can find or do I buy quality as this will enable me to swap for better quality accommodation? Thanks
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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banned#1
Bought mine on ebay for £38. Maintenance for this started at $300, but is now up to $380.

And its located... wait for it... In Argentina.

Who cares. Im never going to go there. It just gives me a great exchange value (Its a 2 bed sleep 6 apartment) Last year we exchanged it and had 2 weeks in Orlando in a massive 3 bed place at the Bahama Bay resort.

So if you dont intend on going there - dont pay a fortune.
#2
guv
Bought mine on ebay for £38. Maintenance for this started at $300, but is now up to $380.

And its located... wait for it... In Argentina.

Who cares. Im never going to go there. It just gives me a great exchange value (Its a 2 bed sleep 6 apartment) Last year we exchanged it and had 2 weeks in Orlando in a massive 3 bed place at the Bahama Bay resort.

So if you dont intend on going there - dont pay a fortune.


but in order to swap it do you need someone to want that precise holiday? is there a middle man agency that does the swapping - if so how do they make money out of this? How does this all work for the uninitiated?
banned#3
fairy
but in order to swap it do you need someone to want that precise holiday? is there a middle man agency that does the swapping - if so how do they make money out of this? How does this all work for the uninitiated?


I use dial an exchange for mine. You dont swap with a person, its all registered as available. Not your problem if no one wants it.
#4
there are middle men that buy up timeshares or you can swap it /sell it yourself i imagine
you have actual deeds of the property and own them
you can do wahtever you want with them
banned#5
i though timeshare was a scam
#6
Craig david;3015117
i though timeshare was a scam

you are not the only one!!! Looks like guvs got a bargain with his!!
#7
timeshares arent scams if you use them wisely
theyre like owning property and you can do what you want with them
if you can justify buying one then yes go for it but theyre not for me
#8
guv
Bought mine on ebay for £38. Maintenance for this started at $300, but is now up to $380.

And its located... wait for it... In Argentina.

Who cares. Im never going to go there. It just gives me a great exchange value (Its a 2 bed sleep 6 apartment) Last year we exchanged it and had 2 weeks in Orlando in a massive 3 bed place at the Bahama Bay resort.

So if you dont intend on going there - dont pay a fortune.


totally agree - one you buy you are in the system - I stay every year in Marriott Cypresss Harbour florida for 3 weeks and my friends do too, as you get 12 weeks allowance of "gettaways" - (this is if you bank the timeshare with Intervalworld) also going away in December to a 5* ressort in Marbella - indoor pool etc for £34 for a 2 bedroom - buying a timeshare over 10 yr ago has more than paid for itself, I never have to stay in budget places - so buy:thumbsup:

I biought at Seaon - Laughne Park (which is great becaue I can visit any of their resorts in the UK and use all their facilities, i.e. pool gym| etc for free) also they have mini breaks in 2/3 bed resorts in the UK for as low as £45 Mon to Fri) which is all without using my week - my week in banked every year with Intervalworld, why would I want to use it if I can get the short breaks at the place for £45, also its a Gold Crown Resort)I have learned so much as I have had for over 10 yr if you need any advise pm me - they also do a referal program, where If I referred you would get 1 week free holiday, even if you dont buy
banned#9
harlzter
you are not the only one!!! Looks like guvs got a bargain with his!!


This is the actual timeshare I own. The company in the link is who I deal with - though it wasn't them that directly sold it to me. At the time, I was speaking to the company owner Leo - and was considering selling these myself (you get a percentage of the maintenance fee as well as the total sale figure. There were a few on ebay when I bought mine - and a few went for a few hundred quid. Something didnt smell right though, so I let it go. I even had a website set up ready to look the part!!)

Like I said, Ive never any intention of going there. Both my sisters have timeshares in a place in Loch Lomand. Their maintenance fees are extortionate. But they use it and effectively it works out cheap. If they exchanged it like I do with mine, they'd be mugs. But people do. I could exchange for what they have with mine. And thats exactly why I bought it. Have paid the maintenance on it for 5 years now - though last year was my first swap. I currently have 3 years banked with dial an exchange.

Its worked well for me, but I truely understand peoples sceptism - but thats truely brought on by the timeshare pests you used to see abroard.
banned#10
octobergirl
totally agree - one you buy you are in the system - I stay every year in Marriott Cypresss Harbour florida for 3 weeks and my friends do too, as you get 12 weeks allowance of "gettaways" - (this is if you bank the timeshare with Intervalworld) also going away in December to a 5* ressort in Marbella - indoor pool etc for £34 for a 2 bedroom - buying a timeshare over 10 yr ago has more than paid for itself, I never have to stay in budget places - so buy:thumbsup:

I biought at Seaon - Laughne Park (which is great becaue I can visit any of their resorts in the UK and use all their facilities, i.e. pool gym| etc for free) also they have mini breaks in 2/3 bed resorts in the UK for as low as £45 Mon to Fri) which is all without using my week - my week in banked every year with Intervalworld, why would I want to use it if I can get the short breaks at the place for £45, also its a Gold Crown Resort)I have learned so much as I have had for over 10 yr if you need any advise pm me - they also do a referal program, where If I referred you would get 1 week free holiday, even if you dont buy


I assume you'd have to sit through the timeshare patter? Sounds worth a listen to - esp as its in the UK (no need to worry about falling exchange rates and fuel surcharges etc) PM sent!
#11
i went to a timeshare day out in orlando this year (got free tickets to go)
it was a hard sale and the sellers do feed you with flowery sale talk (i didnt buy)
they talk you into it and it had to be a compulsive buy (i think they wanted £3000 or there abouts there and then
or if i remember one big paymen and several others but it was a contrct that i couldnt justify on an impulsive buy

if you are interested get as much info as you can

it is for life and can be a reward for people who do go on holiday
guv got lucky but it can be one of your most expensive purchase
probably the fourth fifth or sixth most expensive purchase in your life
banned#12
jasonrat
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guv got lucky but it can be one of your most expensive purchase


But did I? This has prompted to have a butchers on ebay. Item 160277210808 is a US timeshare with one hour to go priced at $29.99 - Less than what I paid! I want a refund! :w00t:
#13
got a nice deal there guv. The reason I would not get a timeshare is because I Would never really want to vist the same place twice on holiday.
banned#14
black gerbil1
got a nice deal there guv. The reason I would not get a timeshare is because I Would never really want to vist the same place twice on holiday.


And what part of I've no intention of using it didn't you get?:w00t:
#15
guv
And what part of I've no intention of using it didn't you get?:w00t:

second part was not aimed at you, more of a general statement brah.:)
#16
black gerbil1;3015605
more of a general statement brah.:)

Like this?
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s308/harlzter/Bra.jpg
Or is that a general purpose bra?
#17
black gerbil1
got a nice deal there guv. The reason I would not get a timeshare is because I Would never really want to vist the same place twice on holiday.

You dont have to you bank it and use the service of the people you bank with i.e. Interval International, once your in you are entitled to things called gettaway 12 in any 1 yr you can also let friend use them
for example
I have stayed at
Surfers Paradise Australia for £79 pw in a 2 bed apartment overlooking the Gold Coast, Bilambil Heights, NSW again roughly £120 p.w.
Sydney a 1 bed apartment in Manly
I have also stayed at many Marriotts including every January at the Village Ille De France Nr disneyland Paris
also in Canada for approx £150 p.w. in an amazing condo
In fact I have been all over the world just by owning 1 wk in one timeshare (which I never use)
banned#18
Do you pay a membership fee to Interval?

The one I use is free (exchange fee aside). RCI is a bit of a rip off!

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