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Discussion in 'New to Timesharing? Look Here!' started by Adventureisoutthere, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Adventureisoutthere

    Adventureisoutthere TUG Member

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    I've been looking around at resale points for Wyndham and Bluegreen; I'm not sure what the pros/cons to each are. I am looking at a resale of 84,000 wyndham points for Margaritaville, St. Thomas for what seems affordable to me including the yearly maintenance fees. I know this isn't a ton of points, but could get me rooms during low season which works for my family. Would these points allow me to travel to Wisconsin Dells, Orlando, Margaritaville, etc for one trip per year?

    It's scary right now to actually make the leap into timeshares, so I'm trying to get more information from Tug before making a purchase. I appreciate any responses from you experts.



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

    Wisconsin Dells, Orlando, Hawaii - we have small children and are looking for fun places to travel on a regular basis. We live in Minnesota.

    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?

    Open to either

    3) What are your 5 top trade destinations?

    Near ocean in Florida, Caribbean, Hawaii

    4) How many people do you usually travel with?

    4, potentially 6

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

    We are an airline family, so prefer to travel during low season for more open flights.

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

    We do not book far in advance, prefer closer to 1 month in advance

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

    No, prefer multiple trips 3-4 days at a time

    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?

    Looking to spend less than 2K with closing costs

    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 (give or take); would prefer less than 700 to get started

    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
     
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  2. RNCollins

    RNCollins TUG Lifetime Member

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    Regarding number 6, if you are booking 1 month in advance timeshare ownership may not be a good fit for your travel style.


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    I don't think 84,000 points is enough. 4-6 people would need a 2 or 3 bedroom. I don't think you are going to get that many places for only 84K points even off season.

    I also think you may not be a great candidate for owing a timeshare because you want to plan only 1 month in advance. You won't find much availability 1 month ahead of time at most places, especially the popular resorts. We are going to Wyndham Glacier Canyon in Wisconsin Dells next month and we had to book it 10 months ago to get the dates and units we needed and its only High season not Prime. I would assume with children you will be tied to a school schedule which means you will likely be traveling more in High and Prime seasons than in Value or Quiet seasons.

    Rentals give you the flexibility of not being tied to any one system and if you are flexible (especially if you are an airline family and can get cheap or free flights last minute) you may get some steals with last minute rental deals.

    I think you should try renting from existing owners instead of buying yourself. My family has been renting from owners on TUG (and also some from Redweek) for the last three years. We have gone to Bonet Creek, Hilton Head, Las Vegas, Branson, Nashville, Myrtle Beach, Smokey Mountains, and the upcoming trip to Wisconsin Dells all by renting from other owners and all for way less than what a hotel stay would have cost for any of them, and having the kitchen and multiple bedrooms makes for a much more enjoyable trip that sleeping in a hotel room with our two young children.
     
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    Thank you! I am looking at available rentals and now more points :)
     
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