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53 Marriotts on E-Bay!?


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Mar 30, 2007
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It's been a while since I've been in the market, but I found a good little timeshare today with only $97 bid, no closing cost, $100 transfer & MF of $600

Obviously this was no Marriott.

But what gives? Is it just the economy?

Are the Maintenance fees skyrocketing?
Are they all soon in need of renovations and a Special Assessment?
How's their cash flow?

53 Marriotts and the Marriotts aren't doing the ROFR?

Does someone know something or have a guess why this is happening.

Vacation Dude

Assuming that there are over 4 million timeshare owners (guess) and Marriott has 250,000 owners (guess) and the economy is tanking (not a guess) and annual dues are due in the next month (not a guess), then I am guessing that is why so many people are selling.


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May 20, 2006
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NE Florida
Resorts Owned
Marriott Grande Vista
Marriott Harbour Lake
Sheraton Vistana Villages
Club Wyndham CWA
It probably has more to do with the poor economy more so than the MF bills showing up. I am sure there are some listings due to MF coming up. Probably some due to both also.