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Buying Event weeks for HHV - No Choice but to buy developer?

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Firstly, thanks to all for the wonderful advice you have offered on this forum!

After doing some research, I find myself in the position of perhaps having to buy from the developer, and I wonder if I have missed something?

I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Pretty much every year, I travel back to visit the family in weeks 51 and 52 (events weeks). HHV through HGVC satisfies this need (as well as accomodation using spare points in other places).

Problem is that I understand that in order to be pretty sure of getting these event weeks at HHV year after year (apparently these weeks at HHV are among the toughest to get through exchange), I not only have to get an HHV based membership, I probably have to get a "fixed" week membership?

Second problem seems to be that these event week HHV memberships very rarely come up for sale on re-sale (I am looking specifically for a studio or one bedroom)? And when they do, the discount to buying from the developer's inventory is rumored to be much less than the say 50% typical discount from developer sales for normal HVGC resale purchases?

Does this imply that I should consider buying from the developer (if HGVC has any inventory - it seems that the HHV is sold out until the build two new towers, so they are only offering units which were bought through the Right of First Refusal.

Any and all comments and ideas would be welcome! Mahalo in advance!
 

yumdrey

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Have you contacted Hilton resale brokers like Judi K or Seth Nock?
If you buy from them, you can save significant amount of money.
 

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