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Newbie looking for a resale - So Glad I found TUG

Discussion in 'New to Timesharing? Look Here!' started by Travel991, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Travel991

    Travel991 TUG Member

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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? Williamsburg VA and Mrytle Beach SC

    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? Nope

    3) What are your 5 top trade destinations? Say what?!!

    4) How many people do you usually travel with - total, including yourself? 3

    5) Can you travel any time, or are you locked into the school schedule? School however year round not your normal traditional school schedule. Weeks available to travel: 11-13, 23-27, 37-38, 49-52

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

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

    8) What level of accommodations do you prefer on a scale of 1 to 5 stars? 4 and 5

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

    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?$1600. Would be nice if I can find a Monthly payment option.

    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? Absolutely
     
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  2. SteelerGal

    SteelerGal TUG Member

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    I would read the Stickies comparing the various systems. There are also the Independents that trade into RCI or Interval.
     
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  3. rickandcindy23

    rickandcindy23 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    I gave advice on another thread that I will give to you because it's my best trader. I will find the thread and provide a link. Myrtle Beach is in SC, just an FYI.

    I would buy in Myrtle Beach, since there are 3 of you, and you should consider Sheraton Broadway Plantation, a two bedroom lock with fees of $1,204 total, so basically $600/week. You can deposit two bedrooms into II and get two weeks of vacation. It's the best thing we own and trade, and they are free here on TUG and on eBay.

    Another option would be a 2 bedroom at the Marriott in Williamsburg, a lockoff unit, fees a little higher, I believe, but it cannot be had for free. The SBP is free.

    The fees for Sheraton have not increased in 3 years. I assume we are in for a shocker next year or the year after, but you would never pay much more than $1,600/ yr (the amount you put in your OP) for two great vacations. $1204/ 2 = $602 + $209 exchange fee + 1/2 of the membership fee of $45. Each week $845.

    Of course, there are other considerations involved, like II membership ($89/yr), and exchange fees of $169-$209, and upgrade fees, if you upgrade from the 1 to 2 bedroom ($118).
     
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  4. rickandcindy23

    rickandcindy23 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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  5. Travel991

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    Thank you everyone!! I really appreciate all of your advice. I have a lot to learn. I need to do some research. All of your advice is great but some of it is over my head and I need to understand a few things. For example, even if I plan if I need to change my dates do to an emergency will I have an option to change even if I need to travel with in 30 to 60 days? I always thought that points were more flexible than weeks.
     
  6. SteelerGal

    SteelerGal TUG Member

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    Each System has a points system so you will need to study.
    Yes, you can cancel and try find availability but it could be difficult. Or you can trade into the exchange company and have extra time, up to 2yrs, to use your week. Or you can try to rent said week so you don’t lose out on the $$$.
    We recently came back from an exchange via RCI. Have another in Sept.
     
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  7. rickandcindy23

    rickandcindy23 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Sheraton Broadway Plantation is extremely flexible. Even if you cancel a day ahead, you can book another date ahead, if it's available, or you can bank into Interval International for an exchange later on. With the small side of my lockoff unit, I get amazing exchanges through II, including a 2 bedroom at Marriott's Newport Coast for the end of September.

    Point systems are great. You said Myrtle Beach, so Wyndham and WorldMark both have resorts in Myrtle Beach, but you also said, $0 buy-in. That takes those out (and I would RATHER own SBP myself because I cannot believe how great it's been for us, since day one). You also said 4-5 stars.
     
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