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Bargain Deals Forum Rules

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Summary added April 15, 2016:

-All timeshares offered in this forum should be offered for free.

-You may ask the new owner to pay for the transfer fees.

-You may not ask the new owner to pay the maintenance fee for a usage year that you are going to keep.

-If you want to "sell" your timeshare, please use the TUG Marketplace, instead.

-Please do not post "want Ads" in the Bargain Deals Forum. This forum is for those wanting to give things away. Want Ads can be posted in the TUG Marketplace.

- Please don't post rentals in the Bargain Deals Forum - we already have other areas for rentals:

-TUG Timeshare Marketplace (any date - any price.)
-Last Minute Rentals ($115 per night or less - 45 days or less.)

Thanks,
DeniseM
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Ok, we are going to try something new in hopes that it will work out and not turn into a fiasco :crash:

What this forum will serve as, is a place for members to post "smoking deals" on anything from Timeshares, to taco toppings. I dont care what it is, as long as it is a "smoking deal" it can go here.

The intent of this forum is for folks to have a place to list a timeshare they are trying to GIVE AWAY or otherwise dispose of, completely free of charge. no TUG membership is required, no fees to be paid...just list your timeshare here to be given away to a willing owner!

Any post here is subject to removal if it is not considered to be a smoking deal, and a full refund of the amount paid to post the ad will be given immediately.

This forum will of course be subject to abuse, however I hope that it will be kept to a minimum to allow this forum to continue. If not, Ill shut it off and consider it a lesson learned!

Please use your best judgement when posting "smoking deals" and ENSURE YOU WORD THE TITLE ACCORDINGLY.

"Residence club avaria week 52/penthouse, Free to good owner!" is a valid title for a smoking deal

as would be

"Woot.com selling 60GB ipods for $99.99 today only!"


"buy my timeshare" is not

This forum will also serve as a place to move posts that may be borderline advertisements from other forums.


enjoy! :banana:
 
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This will be cool!

Brian,

I think this is a great idea. Can't wait to see what deals people post. I hope it's not abused much though. Would hate to lose something fun and useful like this due to a few knuckle heads. I think limiting it to TUG members will help.

Keep up the good work!

Janna
 

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Sounds like a great idea that could work very well. :clap: Here's to its success!! :cheer:
 

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Brian,

I saw the title of your post and thought the subject was about smoking cigarettes, pipes and/or cigars ...

suggest considering a change in titles - e.g., Red Hot Deals

Richard
 

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well this forum has been hidden for awahile, so I figure ill give it a shot this week as something new.

Ive seen more and more threads regarding cheap or freebie timeshares or other bargains, and we are trying to allow this sort of topic to discuss, without violating the no advertising rule.

so for now, we are going to try this out and see if we can make it work. This will ONLY be temporary unless it works out. If it just turns into a nightmare for me to moderate, ill shut it off and we will go back to the way things were.
 

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This will also serve as the place to ask "is this a good deal or not" for those of you who happen to be looking for items for sale or rent!
 

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I find it extremely unlikely that the people posting these ads are pricing them that way to "lure" unsuspecting individuals to pay that much, vs just not actually realizing the actual value of a timeshare in the resale market.
 

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Love it--Way cool!!!-- Thanks Brian. ;)
 

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A thought: Since this forum pertains to "anything from Timeshares to taco toppings," should it be in the "Timesharing" part of the board? Perhaps it would be more at home next to the "TUG Lounge" section. ... Not that I have an oar in this boat.
 

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the intention was for it to be "travel" type deals...but im not opposed to deals that anyone finds useful.

My goal was to provide more exposure for timeshares and such that people are truly looking to find a new home for...and not make any profit on. Ie just get out of their timeshare.

this is just a trial run...as many a person feels this will just end up being abused by people trying to post free ads and such vs putting them in the proper place on the marketplace.

id just like to see how it goes...sofar it's worked out really well!
 

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the intention was for it to be "travel" type deals...but im not opposed to deals that anyone finds useful.

My goal was to provide more exposure for timeshares and such that people are truly looking to find a new home for...and not make any profit on. Ie just get out of their timeshare.

this is just a trial run...as many a person feels this will just end up being abused by people trying to post free ads and such vs putting them in the proper place on the marketplace.

id just like to see how it goes...sofar it's worked out really well!
So where do we post our red hot deals? dunnock
 

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please do not post "want" ads here, this is for people trying to give away deals...

we have a wish ad section for want ads. (as well as a last minute rental section)
 

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Please don't post rentals in the Bargain Deals Forum - Post Rentals in the Marketplace, or the Last Minute Rental Forum. Thanks! :hi:
 
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Wrong place. Sorry.
 
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did this bargain deals move to a new location or did it sunset?
Bargain Deals is right where it always has been - this thread is a sticky at the top of that forum, and specifically, it is the "rules" thread for the forum.
 
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"this thread is a sticky at the top of that forum, and specifically, it is the "rules" thread for the forum."

Ah yes, Kindly thank you. I got lost again and see now the menu PATH at the top of the page to help find my way...

Timeshare Users Group Forums > Timesharing > Buying, Selling, Renting > Bargain Deals > Bargain Deals Forum Rules

cheers,
 

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Free timeshare

Is it better to list each timeshare separately of put them all in one thread?:shrug:
 

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Is it better to list each timeshare separately of put them all in one thread?:shrug:
Yes - and put as many details in the title as possible, so people see it when browsing the forum.
 

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How successful has anyone been in giving their timeshare actually "away"?
 

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I was able to give away 3 weeks (wife and I are about to buy DVC so had to get rid of my others to justify new fees) in less than 19 minutes and closed and transferred in 2 days. It worked so good for me I've asked the resort (I still own there as I love it) if I could post some of the foreclosed units they have for free. Now don't get me wrong, I gave the guy incredible deal including transferring my RCI account that is prepaid through 2019 including the TPUs that the account contained (about 60) and I paid to do the transfer ($37) so it was great deal.
 
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