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Ads for free timeshares on Craigslist

Discussion in 'Bargain Deals' started by rwpeterson, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. rwpeterson

    rwpeterson Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    Here are a few of the ads I've found while seaching on Craigslist. I don't own any of these weeks and I can't answer any questions on the ads, I'm just posting what I've found.
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    Here's a free timeshare in Branson:
    Paradise Point Resort at Holister, MO
    http://wichita.craigslist.org/vac/1010118648.html

    Here's another free timeshare in Branson:
    Suites at Fall Creek
    http://springfield.craigslist.org/vac/1006779868.html

    Here's a free timeshare in N Daytona Beach:
    Celebrity Resorts: Harbor Club at Palm Coast
    http://muncie.craigslist.org/vac/1005548137.html

    Here's a free timeshare in Indio, CA:
    Indian Palms
    http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/vac/1021820371.html

    $10 timeshare at Foxhunt - week #26 (July 4th)
    Sapphire, N Carolina:
    http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/for/996966089.html
    (per other owners, this gets an AC and trades well)

    Here's a free timeshare in Canyon Lake, TX (near San Antonio):
    http://austin.craigslist.org/reo/1007348413.html

    Here's a free timeshare in Cable, Wicsonsin:
    Telemark Resort
    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/vac/1023240504.html

    Here's a free timeshare in Anaheim, CA:
    Peacock Suites
    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/vac/1008519412.html

    Here's a free time share at Padre Island, TX:
    http://montana.craigslist.org/reo/1008761117.html

    Free timeshare at Pompano Beach, FL:
    Seaside Beach Club
    http://southjersey.craigslist.org/vac/1005660513.html

    Free timeshare at Kitty Hawk, NC:
    Seascape Golf and Beach Villas
    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/reo/1017803586.html

    Free timeshare at Myrtle Beach:
    The Yachtsman Resort
    http://delaware.craigslist.org/reo/1006085398.html
     
  2. wackymother

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    It's nice of you to post these. Thanks! I hope someone can use them.
     
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    I sent an email to the owner of this one: $10 timeshare at Foxhunt - week #26 (July 4th)
    Sapphire, N Carolina:
    http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/for/996966089.html
    I asked if the week trades in II or RCI. It makes a big difference.
     
  4. rwpeterson

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    Foxhunt is dual affiliated

    I also contacted the owner of the Foxhunt week. He and his brother inherited it in the 80s when their father died. I don't think they ever traded it and barely used it. This week is really tempting but I think I'm going to pass, I hope I don't regret this decision.

    Foxhunt is dual affiliated, FXH - Interval International and #3421 - RCI

    According to another owner (and TUG moderator) FoxHunt receives an AC when deposited with Interval and is a good trader. I don't know how it trades with RCI.

    So if you're a newbie looking for your first timeshare, this would probably be a good one.

    Wendy
     
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    Here are more free timeshares:

    2 weeks at Club Ocean Villas II in Ocean City, Maryland
    http://easternshore.craigslist.org/reo/1021383102.html

    TANGLWOOD RESORT HAWLEY, PENNSYLVANIA
    http://syracuse.craigslist.org/reo/1006286093.html

    STONY COURT AT BRYCE MOUNTAIN BAYSE, VIRGINIA
    http://richmond.craigslist.org/reo/1005905937.html

    2 weeks at Northshore at Chautauqua in Chautauqua, New York
    (includes banked weeks with RCI)
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/for/1029666439.html
    Favorable TUG reviews on this one

    Aspen at Streamside Unit 203 Week 12 - pay the maintenance fees
    http://denver.craigslist.org/for/1005168621.html
    maintenance is high but this is a prime ski week in Colorado
     
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    what do you all use to globally search craig's list? Google?
     
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    I use google advance key
     
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    That scam has been around for years and has been much discussed on TUG, and frankly I can't imagine anyone with any business sense falling for it. Also - it doesn't have anything to do with getting a timeshare for free. Just because a timeshare is free, doesn't mean you can't use a reputable closing/escrow company to handle the transfer and make sure everything is legit.
     
  16. rwpeterson

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    Here are a bunch more ads I found on Craigslist.

    Free Wyndham points
    http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/trv/1071483968.html

    Free timeshare - Whistler, BC
    http://saginaw.craigslist.org/vac/1029134970.html

    Free timeshare - Ormond Beach, FL
    http://daytona.craigslist.org/for/1071642903.html

    Free timeshare - New Smyrna Beach, FL
    http://daytona.craigslist.org/for/1069937953.html

    Pay maintenance & transfer for the Resort on Cocoa Beach, FL
    http://orlando.craigslist.org/for/1068673096.html

    Pay maintenance & tranfer for a Diamond resort in Orlando
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/1076838238.html
     
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    All I can say is WOW!
     
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    :whoopie:

    I am looking for Wyndham points but it depends upom MF

    who want to make committment for life
     
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    What do you put in the search? I tried craigslist timeshare for sale, and still got tons of stuff that weren't craiglist listings even though I used the "all these words" option.
     
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    I responded immediately and positively to one of those ads for a free timeshare, and never received a response. How legit are they?
     
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    I think with everything, some are legit, and some aren't. It's possible that the person found someone to take the TS rather quickly and didn't bother responding to others who later wrote them. If they weren't legit, they probably would have written back and said that they needed some sort of deposit to pay for the closing/transfer/resort fees involved in giving the TS to you.
     
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    Here is what I do:
    I go to google, advanced search and put in free timeshare or something similar. I put craigslist.org in the domain to search.
    cathyv
     
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    We posted an apartment for rent on Kijiji last week (our family business manages a few small apartment buildings) -- we were inundated with calls and emails and actually signed the lease the next day. We didn't have time to get back to everybody who tried to contact us, especially the people who were asking questions where the answer was an absolute NO. eg. wanted to rent it without seeing it.

    I think if it is a private person selling their timeshare, you're more likely to run into this. Like us, they don't need to make contacts for future business.
     
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    Thanks for the responses. I finally did hear from the seller today, so it was legit. Not a private person but someone who works out of the resort, they want to choose the closing company and want me to pay upfront.

    I assume they are trying to get rid of deadbeat accounts.
     

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