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A word of caution about one of the 2 49,000 points contract at Westwinds. The second one listed on E-Bay as of this evening is the group(s) that appear in the title. The ad states that similar timeshares bought from the developer sell for over 30,000. Three thoughts on this matter:

1. I was not aware that Westwinds was still in a active sales mode.

2. If the $220 per thousand that was made reference to in a recent post is used for a 49,000 point Wyndham contract, that would make the developer price $10,780 dollars.

3. I was not aware that Wyndham was selling developer properties at the 49,000 point level anymore.

I would urge extreme caution when buying on E-Bay and especially from the above refered group.

The screen name being used for the ad is laman34
 
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I have brought a timeshare or two off eBay. And from these guys. Good outcome.

How does it matter IF the developer is still in active sales at a resort? And if there are 2 deeds for 49K in points, then that point value was sold by the developer at one time or another. After all, it is a used timeshare.

Valid points for a resale might be yearly maintenance fees, closing costs and transfer fees.

Another question would be if these Westwinds points are UDI points or converted fixed weeks ==> important if ARP is desired in the Myrtle Beach regional units.
 
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... Another question would be if these Westwinds points are UDI points or converted fixed weeks ==> important if ARP is desired in the Myrtle Beach regional units.

The AD is representing that the timeshare is 49,000 Wyndham Points. I would guess that it is actually a converted weeks contract or possably a UDI contract.
 

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I had a satisfactory sale outcome with laman34 and would buy from him/them again.

I think your caution is too general - perhaps you could contact the seller and they would either correct the listing or clear it up for you.
 
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I also bought my current timeshare from "laman34". All eBay timeshare listings estimate how much they were bought from the resort (developer), the only thing I look for is Current Bid Price, and if it's ANNUAL or BIENNIAL (EOY). I also look at the MFs (for instance, I saw an Edisto/Myrtle Beach 77000 ANNUAL listing with a $65/mo MF, which is the same amount for 128k at Star Island), and Closing Costs. And, to a lesser extent, when the Use Year is. I've even seen high point auctions, which are basically combined (2+ contracts). In those cases, you pay TWO transfer fees at closing ($598), unless the Seller pays all/portion.
 

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The AD is representing that the timeshare is 49,000 Wyndham Points. I would guess that it is actually a converted weeks contract or possably a UDI contract.

It is ONE or the other! This is MUCH MORE important that if Wyndham is still in active sales!

So, Robert, YOU are now considering buying MORE points via resale or eBAY?
Yes, you can use your Platimum VIP status with these new points. Welcome to the "Dark Side"!
 

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It is ONE or the other! This is MUCH MORE important that if Wyndham is still in active sales!

So, Robert, YOU are now considering buying MORE points via resale or eBAY?
Yes, you can use your Platimum VIP status with these new points. Welcome to the "Dark Side"!

Thanks for the info, have never left the market for some additional purchases. We have enough for us. But family members are starting to join up. I agree with you that the type of contract is of upmost importance (converted week, UDI, or Access). Then come location in my opion. Finallly, comes cost of the unit.
 

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I usually ignore "if you purchase this week from the deveolper, it can cost more than $xxxxx" on ebay ads.
This is a typical form of most carefree journey's ads and the amount is not accurate.
I too, check only maintenance fee, if it's one contract or multiple, closing cost, deeded week (if it's fixed) and when buyer' first usage begins from their item description. I ignore other useless explanations.
Carefree journey is ok, I purchased many timeshares from them, and sometimes their item description is not correct (like other ebay sellers), and that's when buyer can get a great bargain.
 
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