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My Survey

Discussion in 'New to Timesharing? Look Here!' started by TvBriggs, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. TvBriggs

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    1) Is there a vacation destination you wish to visit most of the time or on a regular basis? if so where?

    Wyndham Bentley Brook, MA

    2) Do you want to visit your home resort at least half the time, or do you want to trade more than half the time?

    Yes

    3) What are your 5 top trade destinations?

    None Really, maybe I'd trade for a beach on the East Coast within Driving distance of NYC Suburbs.

    4) How many people do you usually travel with?

    My two children but usually have another couple tag along.

    5) Can you travel any time, or are you locked into the school schedule?

    School Schedule. Though we recently booked Bentley Brook for a snow day mid week. It was great and apparently the resort is only 30% occupancy during the week. Another owner said getting a few days during the week without much notice is easy, as its pretty much empty.

    6) Can you make firm plans 12 or more mos. in advance?

    Yes

    7) Can you vacation for a full week at a time?

    I'd personally like 2-3 weekends and a couple of weekday snow days during the ski season.

    8) What level of accommodations do you prefer on a scale of 1 to 5 stars?

    4

    9) How much can you afford to spend upfront, without financing?

    Depends, a few grand I suppose if its worth while.

    10) How much can you afford to spend every year for a maintenance fee that will come due right after Christmas, and increase each year?

    1500-2k? I'll also bring another ski family along most trips to help offset the cost easily.

    11) Are you a detail oriented planner?

    Yes

    12) Do you understand that once you buy a timeshare, it may be very difficult to sell or give away, and you are responsible for all fees, until you do?

    Yes


    Below is a link for the MA timeshare for sales. There are a few in there for a 940 MF and about 1k and under for sale price. I have reviewed Point Structure for the resort. During Ski season off prime a 2BR is 33,250k for weekend and 19,600 per night. Rentals there usually run 250-300 a night. I'd think I'd save a few dollars and have a nice Ski Mt Vacation 2-3 times a year and maybe sneak in some fresh powder days when a storm is coming. Owners I think have access to the resort even when not staying. This includes Parking, Lockers, etc? I cannot verify this though.

    I've attached a few PDF's as examples in the for sale section.

    https://tug2.com/timeshare-classifi...tts&ResortArea=14&ResortGroup=26&ForSale=True

    Thanks!
     

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  2. rhonda

    rhonda TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Welcome to TUG! Sounds like you "know what you like," got a good feel for it during your 'snow day' visit, and have researched available resale listings. Congrats!

    Nothing in your survey particularly jumps out at me with 'alarms ringing' -- but I'll admit to having little experience with timesharing in the NE region. Hope others jump in with their ideas.

    Again, Welcome! Hope you stick around and enjoy our community. :)
     
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  3. WalnutBaron

    WalnutBaron TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    I agree with Rhonda. You're one of the most focused and educated newbies to come along in quite awhile--much more educated than I was when I bought my first timeshare.

    Here are all the things you're doing right:

    1. You're buying resale. Excellent! You will not get ripped off by the infamous sales weasels (as we like to refer to them at TUG), which are the developer sales team. Nice going.
    2. You know what you want. Too many people have only a general idea, don't know much about the system they want to buy into, and have pretty grandiose travel plans not matched by their budget.
    3. You've already researched TUG's Marketplace and have found a unit for sale that fits your needs and your budget.
    4. You have realistic expectations for what you want and what you'll be able to use it for.
    What are you doing wrong? Nothing!

    As Rhonda has suggested, take time to roam around the TUG Boards, especially the Wyndham Board since that's where you intend to buy. You'll learn a ton and enjoy the experience.

    Welcome to TUG!
     
  4. TvBriggs

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    Thanks for the replies!

    Looks like those resales are already gone and one was a fixed week which I'm not interested in. I couldn't imagine staying at a small Mt resort for a week (it's not Colorado) There maybe 50 trails on the Mt. "A Weekend, Sure!", "Snow Day, Yes!". Thats about it..

    I'm looking for a long weekend get away a few hours from my house. Gone are the days of spending a week in Cancun once the little ones came.

    Does anyone have any experience booking a few days in advanced if the resort is operating far below operating occupancy? Can this really be done as an owner there told me? Would it cost more or less points?


    There's a bunch listed here but horribly overpriced and a bit too much like a Realtor. Any experience with these guys?

    sell-my-time-share-now.com
     
  5. silentg

    silentg TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Hi and welcome to TUG. Have you become a member? If so I suggest you check out the Marketplace. There are a few ads for Bentley Brook for sale or rent. You might find something on TUG and save some money too!
    Good Luck!
    Silentg
     
  6. TvBriggs

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    Thanks! I plan on joining momentarily. You can view the Marketplace as a visitor though, unless there's a hidden sub-forum or something.
     
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    silentg TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Why are you reluctant to join TUG? Best $15.00 you can spend.
     
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  8. TvBriggs

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    Working on it!
     
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