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  1. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 35 Using Airbnb with your timeshares

    In this video, I highlighted that AirBnb can be an excellent opportunity to expand your travel options. In my case, I rented a one bedroom in Phoenix during the peak period of January. If I rented timeshares for that same period, it would have cost me much more than the $1300+ I paid for the...
  2. T

    New to the Timeshare Game- Help and Advice appreciated!

    Hello all, I just returned from La Pacifica in Los Cabos and I have to tell you I was absolutely enchanted. I was seriously considering buying the timeshare on the spot when I learned that HGVC uses a points system in order to make reservations, but the upfront retail prices scared the crap out...
  3. andrewjjtimeshare

    Grandview at Las Vegas Week#47 Annual FREE

    I have an account that needs a new owner. Account details are below. Grandview at las Vegas Annual Usage Fixed Week#47 Float Unit 2bed/bath, sleeps 8, Full Kitchen Annual Maintenance fees $835.00 Deeded ownership Seller is paying closing costs
  4. L


    We had a great time in Wyndham Florida. We got the best of our timeshare, lots of points for at least three vacations for year. Unfortunately we have no choice but to Sell Wyndham timeshare because unfortunately I lost my job because of COVID, and can no longer afford it. If someone wants to buy...
  5. K

    Which timeshare flex is right for me [Sheraton Flex]

    Hi new member here, so I recently rescinded but I’m still interested, one of the sales agent said with the 9k package I think it was 30k points he said I could get any hotel under their brand 5 days 4 nights even if it’s Hawaii during peak season, it sounds too good to be true and a load of crap...
  6. andrewjjtimeshare

    Winner Circle Accounts

    I have two accounts at the Winners Circle. Account information is below. File# 65065 Annual Usage First year 2022 Float Unit 1 bed 2 bath, sleeps 4, Partial Kitchen. Fixed Week#38 Friday Check in February 25th - March 4th, 2022 Annual Maintenance fees $1,022.38 File# 66483 Annual Usage First...
  7. P

    Sent cancellation letter to Hilton, should I call?

    So I sent a cancellation letter to Hilton within four days of signing. Cancellation was within the allotted 10 days and it says they have 20 days according to the contract to refund our money. I didn’t put too much in the letter other than me and my wife’s decision to cancel within the time...
  8. J

    [Marriott] weeks vs points

    Hello everyone, My family is interested to buy a Marriott timeshare. We own Worldmark timeshare and are new to Marriott's system. Can someone advice what are more beneficial to buy: Marriott week or Marriott destination points? Most of the time we travel by weeks, but it will be great to have a...
  9. K

    Helping parents sell their timeshare - where to start?

    Hello- I'm helping my (elderly) parents to try to sell (or give away) their timeshare. I'm tech savvy, and have sold my home in the past by owner, so they wanted me to try to help. Only thing is I'm new to timeshares, and trying to read up on how to do this on my own. They own a 2-bdrm at...
  10. andrewjjtimeshare

    Free Properties Updated Weekly

    We here at Buy and Sell Timeshares get a lot of properties that we need gone. I will be uploading a new list every Monday to show our current properties that are free. Refer to the most recent post from me to see what properties are available. Below is the current list (updated by admin...
  11. S

    Wanted: 03.27-04.03.2021 South Florida

    Family of 4 people is looking one week of rental in South Florida ( POMPANO BEACH or FT LAUDERDALE ) from 03.27.21 to 04.03.21. Thanks.
  12. T

    Help! opinion on holiday inn exit

    Hey guys! My husband and I bought a Holiday Inn timeshare in Florida back in 2018 for around 25k. I had just graduated from college and thought it was a great investment... I was 21 years old. Used it once in Arizona in 2019, immediately regretted it. Contacted an exit company but they haven't...
  13. Clifbell

    A week’s stay at a timeshare for under $400 with RCI or Interval International

    In order to keep my costs down living in timeshares all year round, I use both RCI and Interval international for special deals. Usually this means that I book timeshares within two months of my stay. This is when timeshares that have excess capacity lower their prices. I will be doing a...
  14. U

    Timeshare surrender denied, no idea why, please help

    TUG, This is my first post. I have a problem and I hope someone can guide me in the right direction. My parents died about 6 and 9 years ago, respectively. They had no will or estate. I am their only child. They owned a timeshare; bought in 1990; fully paid for; only annual maintenance fees...
  15. Clifbell

    A Comparison of four Southern California Timeshares

    Over a four week period, I stayed in four different timeshares from north of San Diego to south of Los Angeles. I feel really fortunate to have been able to stay at these four wonderful timeshare properties. I would go back to any one of them again, but I am curious which of the four you...
  16. Z

    Massanutten Timeshare Give Away

    Selling our timeshare!!!! We are moving and will not be able to use it any longer. It is paid for in full, and we will pay the transfer fees. You will only be responsible for the yearly maintenance fees which run about $350.00. *please post the details, vs a link to another resale site.
  17. simpsontruckdriver

    Staycaytions in COVID-19

    I decided to take my wife out for a night away, seeing as how we live outside Orlando. Hotels nationwide are throwing out incentives like crazy! For instance, Best Western (where we are staying) is throwing out plenty of bonus points for any stay. Maybe a timeshare, if you find one nearby in the...
  18. tc

    Has anyone traveled recently and developed health problems (Covid or otherwise).

    Just wondering if anyone personally has developed health issues as a result of recent travel to a timeshare or other travel (Covid-19 or other conditions).
  19. STLBBB

    Interesting timeshare verdict

    The following is from Missouri Lawyers Media, which has a paywall. I figured some on this board might be interested in this. Judge sides with couple ‘duped’ into club membership By: David Baugher February 28, 2020 An Idaho woman will receive about $29,500 in damages after...
  20. S

    Free - Hilton Las Vegas Strip (HGVC), Floating Week

    Free - Hilton Las Vegas Strip (HGVC), Floating Week, 3400 points. Buyer to pay transfer fees. Available for use in 2021. Please contact for additional information.
  21. S

    Free - Sanibel Lighthouse Resort & Club, Week 50

    Free - Sanibel Lighthouse Resort & Club, Week 50 Buyer to pay 2020 maintenance and transfer fees Please contact for additional information.
  22. I

    Cove at Yarmouth Timeshare Fixed Week

    Have unit 135 week 30. Looking to give away for free. Had it since it was built but retiring now and no longer want it. I'm working with Newton group transfers but haven't given them any money yet. I'm so far skeptical and probably won't use them. Anyone interested let me know...
  23. simpsontruckdriver

    Jackie "Queen Of Versailles" Siegel has regrets

    The Siegels (owners of Westgate timeshares) have been building their mansion for the last 11 years. She regrets it, now that they want to focus on drug addiction - and bilking timeshare visitors.
  24. dleroux000


    Anything in Orlando for a week checking in Wednesday 11/13 and checking out 11/19-20 . Send me a direct message or email direct at backupemail9256@gmail.com Dale
  25. P

    Free Vacation Village at Weston Deed

    Week 23, Even Years, maintenance will be paid for 2020-2021. Beautiful location and beautiful resort! (https://www.tug2.com/timeshare-resort/default.aspx?Vacation-Village-at-Weston-Weston-FL&ID=12818) 2 bedrooms (sleeps 8 in 1 King, 1 Queen, and 2 sleeper sofas), 2 bathrooms, and a kitchen.
  26. M

    Unlimited Vacation Club - 6 months in and want to stop payments

    I want to stop payments on the UVC timeshare. This is what happened. A "Friend" signed up for the timeshare in February 2019 - she has "mental health" issues and jumped right in and purchase the Pearl package in addition to the Flyback option. A month into her timeshare she called me...
  27. C

    Hilton Grand Vacations Default and Resale Purchase

    We attended a HGVC presentation earlier this year and purchased 3500 points every other year for $11,000. After doing some research online we learned that we had made a huge mistake. Fast forward a few months and we are now closing on a better deal for twice the amount of points with a better...
  28. T

    Unload Wyndham Timeshare

    I currently have 665,000 points deeded at Ocean Blvd Myrtle Beach. What is the best way to essentially give these away? We just want out. Thanks for any help.
  29. Grammarhero

    $10 Williamsburg Plantation resale TS or just rent?

    Been looking and considering Williamsburg TS for 3.5 weeks now. I love the place and can come back yearly. Here are what I’m considering 1) Williamsburg Plantation, EY week 30 7/27/19 to 8/3/19, 4LBR/4BA/F12, $10 sales price, $874 MF, buyer pays closing and transfer costs (TUG ad attached) 2)...
  30. Grammarhero

    Want to buy this $3 resale Varsity Clubs South Bend TS but TUG Ad disappeared.

    After speaking with my little sister, she says the most she can travel with her daughter was to Varsity Clubs South Bend in the summer, maybe an EOY visit although I may purchase an EY TS. I just visited Chicago for two (2) days. I barely scratched the surface of Chicago and miss the place. I...