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What should i look at besides Welk?

Discussion in 'All Other Timeshare Systems' started by Cmckeeman, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. Cmckeeman

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    Went to the Welk presentation yesterday and im interested in the idea. I'm very glad enough things seemed off on paying the developer price that i didn't, my girlfriend was pretty upset about thtay though.
    I have looked at getting 120,000 or 240,000 points resale which is something i could handle financially, but if im going to make a calculated decision what are some other points based timeshares i could look at and try to compare?
    For reference flexibility and different locations are two things that i liked about Welk and RCI so im not really looking at being deeded to a single resort and very hesitant at a single week.

    Thanks.
     
  2. rboesl

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    Divi Village Beach & Golf Resort
    Vidanta Grand Mayan
    Villa del Arco Cobo
    Grandview Las Vegas
    Vacation Village at Bonaventure
    There is a questionaire at https://www.tugbbs.com/forums/index...uy-questions-for-new-timeshare-owners.208742/ that will help TUG Members give you advice. Please take a few moments to provide those answers.

    But, right off the bat, I can tell you that you made the right choice. Whenever possible you should not buy from the developer. Welk is a good system but there are others that may stack up better for you. Tell your girlfriend you'll have potentially saved thousands of dollars and will still have the same options for vacations.
     
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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?
    No, and honestly variety is probably better, maybe finding random events in various cities is more our style

    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?
    Answered above

    3) What are your 5 top trade destinations?

    4) How many people do you usually travel with - total, including yourself?
    2, myself and my girlfriend

    5) Can you travel any time, or are you locked into the school schedule?
    School schedule but a lot of flexibility in the summer, then probably high demand times in the winter.

    6) Can you make firm plans 12 or more mos. in advance?
    Maybe, haven't tried and I've made a career change to try and move more toward this
    7) Can you vacation for a full week at a time?

    8) What level of accommodations do you prefer on a scale of 1 to 5 stars?
    Probably 3, im much more of a go and see the area than enjoy the room kind of person.

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

    $1000-$2000

    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?

    ~$2000 is the higher end

    11) Are you a detail oriented planner?
    Not really, but my partner is

    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, figure buy low and hope that someone else later might want to buy low too.
     
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    Welk does trade extremely well in RCI and II, which it can be traded with both. Welk also puts very few limitations on resale owners, virtually none when owning less that 540k points. At the 240k point mark you're looking at roughly $1500 a year in maintenance fees and it typically goes up 4% a year.
     

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