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Buy Fairfield Points from Fairfield or Resale

INeedAVacation

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I am interested in getting points, preferably to use in a 2 bedroom Fairfield resort in Newport, RI during July or August (154,000 points needed). I can:

1) Buy a 154,000 point Fairfield timeshare on eBay for ~$3500, which is probably not based in Newport.
2) Buy 77,000 points based in Newport from Fairfield for ~ $6600 and buy another 77,000 points on eBay for ~ $1500. Fairfield will combine them for a Newport based timehare with MF of ~$700


The advantage to going through Fairfield is that Newport will be my home resort & I can book 13 months in advance instead of the 10 months if another resort was my home. The disadvantage is that they are getting very stingy about resales. I am not sure I can resell it, just deed it to a "relative". Another real winner is that after Feb. 28 they are changing Newport purchases from deeded to right-to-use.

I would rather just buy the points on eBay. The deciding question for me is how available are Newport units in July or August 10 months prior to use? Does anyone have access to check for this summer?

This will be my first timeshare purchase, & Fairfield seems like a good program. Although I pretty much want to go the same place most years, I don't want to go with a fixed week because I like the flexibility
 

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If you are patient, you will find a Newport resale on ebay. I've seen several just in the past few weeks. Search completed listings.
 

outofthewoodwork

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No Availability

I did a random check and did not see any availability at Newport for this July or August (did not check every date.) However, most places can be gotten at the 10 month window if you are ready to make your reservation early that morning. Keep your eyes open and you can find it on the resale market. Also, if FF told you they were going to RTU it was probably a selling tactic to get you to buy. I wouldn't put much stock in that statement.
 

Jya-Ning

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FF Newport

FF Purchased Newport, so most of the unit there are fixed weeks. They are working on one of the resorts, and is selling some inventories there. But since most are fixed week, you will not see too many availability in the area especially in summer red season until they complete their work on the existing inventories. Unless they have new building, your best bet is to be the owner there. But I don't believe the unit they are selling are 2 Br. So even if you are owner will not help you.

Jya-Ning
 

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Fairfield Points

You mention buying 77,000 points on e-bay and booking 13 months out. You need to know that you can only book a size unit that your 77,000 points can reserve if you want to book 13 months out. For a larger unit, you will have to book 10 months out.
 

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buy resale for .02 per point or less.See if you cant get in. Then after you have learned the system if you still want to be from developer you can. But for now buying resale will let you play without any risk. You can always sell your resale points and break even.

You will never break even on your developers points if you buy them
 

ausman

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You probably need to do something else- the Cape perhaps

For a first timeshare purchase you need to do some more due diligence, which you seem to be doing.

Fairfield althought managing most of the Newport RI resorts actually contol very few units. So, it becomes a factor of I have the points but you don't have the units available in the times I want, especialy at 10 mths out. To be fair Fairfield cites as a disclaimer in their book " Limited # of accommodations." for all resorts.

Most of these units have been sold previously, in about 1985 lower Thames Street got the Onshore and Inn on the Harbor, so there is some history for those and other resorts. Most were sold as fixed weeks long ago.

If you want Newport it may be better obtained, and cost more, elsewhere. I would guess 7 - 8K would be the price range with effort.
 

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Newport through FF points during prime time will be very very tough even if it is your home resort. Most of the units are already sold to fixed week owners and most use or rent those units out. We have been tracking Newport for a while now. Even if you own there, you would have ARP but only for those units that FF has control of.

Lisa
 

ausman

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I needa vacation,

Actually, I have a question to you.

In your message you refer to "Newport" as your possible home resort and not a specific resort.

Is that how the sales people pitched it, Newport as a whole area.? How did that work.
 
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