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Can someone help me with this ebay auction - Bentley?

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http://cgi.ebay.com/FAIRFIELD-POINTS-Wyndham-GOLD-CROWN-Timeshare-DEED_W0QQitemZ360075012748QQihZ023QQcategoryZ15897QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I'm new to this and wonder if this is something worth bidding on. I may not even try but wonder what I should be looking for. I have read lots of information but can't find if this is a converted weeks property to points resort. I don't see the MF as really outrageous compared to some others so maybe someone could comment on Bentley Brook in general.

I live in MA and while we travel frequently to Orlando (for now - kids), we thought we should buy one we can drive if necessary.

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It states it is UDI and the MF's are consistant with that so it is not a converted week.

Have you looked at the points chart to see if the points are adequate. Basically 154K doesn't get you a two bedroom in ski season or summer but will other times, it will get you a one bedroom at all times.

As of 2005 I think all the UDI units were two bedrooms, may be worth enquiring of the resort how many 1BR and 2BRs Wyndham has.
 

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Jo-Ann,

I also own one of these units. Was originally owned by another company and was taken over by Wyndham/Fairfield. If it was converted to points, it is part of the Fairshare Plus program at Wyndham. Membership fee is a monthly fee. Points are decent, I have deposited with RCI by splitting up the points and have 2 1 bedrooms and a studio for my 164,500 points. And the price if it stays at $300 is great.
Good luck.

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Thanks for the info. I don't even know if I would ever go during ski season. I was thinking that owning close to home would be a good thing but the MF are about $800. It seems like you can get that many points (154k) for a much lower MF somewhere else. If trading my points within the FF system isn't too difficult (like to Bonnet Creek) should I just look for a starting pool of about 154k (with the thought of eventually buying more) at a place with lower fees like the Smoky Mountains?

Thanks!
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I would.

When I have checked Bently Brook has always had good availability within Wyndham (excepting Presidents week of course) given reasonable and at times unreasonable lead times.
 

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Thanks for the info. I don't even know if I would ever go during ski season. I was thinking that owning close to home would be a good thing but the MF are about $800. It seems like you can get that many points (154k) for a much lower MF somewhere else. If trading my points within the FF system isn't too difficult (like to Bonnet Creek) should I just look for a starting pool of about 154k (with the thought of eventually buying more) at a place with lower fees like the Smoky Mountains?

Thanks!
Jo-Ann

Purchase at a place with lower fees and somewhere you may want to have advance booking advantage. If you don't see yourself desiring advance booking advantage, start off with a place with the lowest MFs. You can book within Wyndam at most all places when reserving early. Bonnet creek isn't difficult to get into and Wyndam has other nice properties within Orlando and other parts of FL too.
 

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Thanks! The table with the comparison of MF is a but tricky to understand but it seems like the properties in Williamsburg, Arkansas, and the Smoky Mountains have among the best MF -- is this true? eBay listings seem to confirm this and that DC and some beach properties have among the highest MF.

Do all my points get pooled -- so if I own 100k in Williamsburg and 154k in Arkansas can I combine them and book at Bonnet Creek?

Thanks,
Jo-Ann
 

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Thanks! The table with the comparison of MF is a but tricky to understand but it seems like the properties in Williamsburg, Arkansas, and the Smoky Mountains have among the best MF -- is this true? eBay listings seem to confirm this and that DC and some beach properties have among the highest MF.

Do all my points get pooled -- so if I own 100k in Williamsburg and 154k in Arkansas can I combine them and book at Bonnet Creek?

Thanks,
Jo-Ann

All of your points gets pooled if you are booking within 10 months. If you are booking in the 10-13 month window at your "home resort" you can only use the amount of points you own there to book earlier than 10 months out.
 
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