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Attended Spinnaker Resort Presentation

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Howdy folks,

My girlfriend and I recently did a tour with Spinnaker Resorts. Of course we resisted the urge to buy at the presentation, especially with how rude the sales lady was after we said no. The maintenance fees did seem lower than at many other resort systems I've seen, and it didn't look like a bad buy overall if I weren't aware of resale timeshares and TUG. My question to you all would be what are the cons of buying resale with Spinnaker? I know some resort systems treat resale purchases like trash, so what are some of the cons with getting a Spinnaker timeshare resale?
 

rickandcindy23

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There are no cons that I can think of. Why would they treat you badly? I know that Spinnaker requires payment of MF's for at least a year out, maybe two, before they will allow you to transfer it to someone else. I know that because of the Branson Spinnaker resort that a friend owns.
 

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Friends of mine and family own many weeks at spinnaker. No problem being a retail owner.
Wife, 2 cousins and I are at Bluewater right now. As are some of our friends.
Deeded resorts like Bluewater require $1500 prepayment of future maintenance fees. Otherwise its all the same.
Great place and great service.
 

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There are no cons that I can think of. Why would they treat you badly? I know that Spinnaker requires payment of MF's for at least a year out, maybe two, before they will allow you to transfer it to someone else. I know that because of the Branson Spinnaker resort that a friend owns.
What I mean is that some timeshare systems treat resale owners as second rate. For example, Westgate charges something in the ballpark of $600 to book a week outside of your season if you're a resale owner instead of the typical $59 for their retail owners. Just wondering if Spinnaker had any similar little "gotchas" if you happen to own a resale week. Overall I did like Spinnaker's no frills approach to timeshare and some of the lowest maintenance fees I've seen in a while.
 

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I don't know if resale owners get low priced rentals. I don't think bluewater resale owners get the developer AC's in II (beyond the AC's everyone gets).
 

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Owner of resale spinnaker waterside for 15 years. I have a fixed week. No difference for staying in my week. All fixed weeks trade with Rci not II. Prepayment of annual fees is to ensure legit transfers vs someone transferring to shell corp. affects your cash flow, but it’s credited to your annual fees. Also have liked spinnaker management and relatively low annual fees for a hhi week.
 

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Got my Spinnaker (Southwind & Egret) weeks from fellow TUG members (resale) and am treated the same as any other owner. The only “benefit” I have been told I don’t get is the reward points for sending referrals to take part in a sales presentation. I have never considered doing that so it is no loss for me. Transfer of the deed did require a prepayment of $1500 which was 100% applied toward the next 2 years MF so I was happy to do so.
 

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Half the maint fee of 3 bdrm at W.
 
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