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    Need Help Again- Just bought from Marriott Sales Presentation (Ocean view myrtlebeach)

    1) This forum has been a blessing for me. Once saved me from a bad purchase at Sheraton in returning. introducing me to Redweek and the resale market etc. 2) My wife and I so far did not own any timeshare but today finally pulled the trigger after a Marriott sales presentation and what we...
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    Can Marriott restrict deeded weeks rentals

    Has anyone heard of Marriott restricting how many weeks one can own or how many weeks one can rent, before it is labelEd a commercial enterprise? Can’t folks do what they want with their deeded weeks?
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    US Marriott Points vs Asia Pacific Points, or should I be looking at others like Hyatt, Hilton or Welk points?

    I am a Bonvoy Platinum and looking into buying into Marriott Timeshare for Marriott Points to trade in during prime vacation weeks (skiing week 51 or 52, President's weekend, Spring break/Easter vacation, summer mid June-first week of August or Thanksgiving). What is the best Marriott points...
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    MVC DP owner looking at buying more points

    We are new-ish Marriott vacation club point owners, prior to the pandemic. I have been a immersing myself in all the forums and groups I can to try and overcome The steep learning curve. After transferring points to II and booking trips through Marriott it is clear that I need to purchase about...
  5. sophyly

    Destinations Club Points vs MVC Asia-Pacific Points benefits and disadvantages

    Hi Tuggers, Need advise on Purchase of MVC Asia Pacific Points. A newbie here. We have been offered 7000 points for $14,800 on resale market. Since we are Asian but based in Middle East, it is more advantageous to enrolled to MVC Asia Pacific points? We wish to visit more US cities and Europe...
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    Interval International Getaways Friends & Family Programme

    Can someone explain to me the fundamental difference between Condo Direct's Interval International Getaways Friends & Family Programme: https://friendsandfamily.condodirect.com/web/cs?a=5&clubCode=interval-internet And Interval's Getaways booked through Intervalworld.com? We have booked many...
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    Marriott Vacation Club - Secondary Market

    I'm thinking about buying a Marriott Vacation Club week on the secondary market. Has anyone had any experience (good or bad) with using a week purchased on the secondary market? I'm concerned that I might go to the bottom of the list with respect to availability and preferred unit assignments...
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    Legacy Adventures Inc

    Anyone bought Marriott Destination points through them?
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    MVCI points purchase via the secondary market

    Hello, I am currently an "owner" level of MVCI and looking at purchasing points to move to the next level "select". How does the secondary market work? If I purchase on the secondary market will the points be added to my existing point total to achieve the next level and receive the perks...
  10. GoldenVIKE

    [2017] Just Joined Marriott Vacation Club - Was it a good choice?

    My wife and I (33, 36 yo) with 2 kids (1, 2 yo) just joined MVCI (4,000 points level) mostly to realize financial benefits over time (including in retirement in the distant future), but also for some of the intangible benefits the club offers like access to bigger villas, broader experiences...