• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 29 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
  • TUG started 29 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Check out our happy birthday post here: Happy Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Come check it out for a chance to win a Free TUG membership (or renewal) just for helping out!

    Read more here
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $20,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $20 Million dollars
  • Our 2022 Timeshare Survey is now complete and the full results as well as our expert and witty analysis of each question is available here: Here We hope you enjoy reading the results as much as we did!
  • Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! 50,000+ subscribers! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Can we get a sticky on How to Buy?


TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Dec 12, 2006
Reaction score
San Francisco Bay Area
There are ones for Selling and Renting but how about a resource of links on purchasing resale?

It could include trusted links to valid selling websites (I know there is a sticky on just the websites), escrow companies and especially what questions to ask for particular timeshare systems sales. Reputable/non-reputable Ebay sellers could also be added.

For ex., I am most familiar with *wood but might not know the ins and outs of Marriott. It would really help having private (non-developer) sales pointers all in one place.

I am also very interested in ebay sales but have no idea what is needed, step by step, to complete the sale. I do know how to use ebay in general but have never used it for a RE purchase.This, of course would be after I have done my research and decided which specific resort I want to own.

Would anyone else find this useful?
Last edited:


Mar 24, 2006
Reaction score
There are actually a few "purchaser checklist" and "timeshare buyer guides" advice articles in the TUG advice section


im int he process of redoing this page as well to make it more reader friendly!