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Dang Just lost out on the QH I bid on

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I'm bummed, I thought my bid was high enough but alas another sniper came thru higher….

Due to our work schedules, we can only bid on weeks the 2nd or 3rd week of any given month….

All right all you resident experts whats the secret to getting a unit here and not spending $10K
 

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I should have stated this is for Quarter House...
 

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Use a sniping program and cross your fingers that yours is better (this time) than the other guys'. (shrug) Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn't.
 

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I'm bummed, I thought my bid was high enough but alas another sniper came thru higher….

Due to our work schedules, we can only bid on weeks the 2nd or 3rd week of any given month….

All right all you resident experts whats the secret to getting a unit here and not spending $10K

when you see something you want, call the ebay seller and make an offer. They will often negotiate a deal.
 

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That ending price is about what I have paid for on an eBay auction for a 2BR/2BTH. It seems to be near the auction ceiling for a QH 2BR. I've paid less with mass seller listings but not on eBay.

The safe bet if you really want a 2BR unit is a snipe for about $1,850 all in. It's overpaying for a rental but it's not a bad value for own use or a lock-off for use and/or exchanging. The difference in purchase price is not a big deal compared to the annual fees over the life of ownership.

The week 45 that went for a little over $1K a couple weeks ago only had 1 bathroom with a handicap shower and no tub. I have that same unit number for week 51&52. I didn't realize until after I bought it that it was shower only.
 
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Use a sniping program and cross your fingers that yours is better (this time) than the other guys'. (shrug) Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn't.


I did use a sniping program, but it went past my budget. I'm still bummed but I will keep on the hunt
 

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That ending price is about what I have paid for on an eBay auction for a 2BR/2BTH. It seems to be near the auction ceiling for a QH 2BR. I've paid less with mass seller listings but not on eBay.

The safe bet if you really want a 2BR unit is a snipe for about $1,850 all in. It's overpaying for a rental but it's not a bad value for own use or a lock-off for use and/or exchanging. The difference in purchase price is not a big deal compared to the annual fees over the life of ownership.

The week 45 that went for a little over $1K a couple weeks ago only had 1 bathroom with a handicap shower and no tub. I have that same unit number for week 51&52. I didn't realize until after I bought it that it was shower only.

Thank you, for all of the help…I'm going to scout out the mass sellers and put in a higher snipe bid. I thought I was safe with a snipe bid of $1,500.97 but the person that got it had a higher snipe set up
 

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Thank you, for all of the help…I'm going to scout out the mass sellers and put in a higher snipe bid. I thought I was safe with a snipe bid of $1,500.97 but the person that got it had a higher snipe set up

Summer units at QH go higher than I personally think they should, but New Orleans doesn't really have an off-season. 2BR units in New Orleans are also a rarity so they come at a premium.
 

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Summer units at QH go higher than I personally think they should, but New Orleans doesn't really have an off-season. 2BR units in New Orleans are also a rarity so they come at a premium.

Now, I know I will have to bid high on these units
 

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When I bought off Ebay, I did it 2 ways. One was as Ron suggested. I would message the seller asking if they would end the auction early and let me buy the unit for a specific price. If they said yes, I'd buy it. If they negotiated, I didn't budge and kept the regular auction.

When I was buying WM, I would find a contract I was interested in and set my high bid rather use a snipe program. I knew what I wanted to pay and didn't need to snipe for it. It took a few weeks, but I did get what I wanted for the price I wanted to pay. There were many auctions that ended a little higher than my max bid, but I didn't let that stop me. I wanted to pay a maximum amount and didn't want to go one cent higher. Perseverance pays off.
 

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I got my best timeshare using the method Ton suggested, except I emailed rather than called.
 

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Not necessarily. It just depends. It pays to do research. Just keep in mind that even though there are only 111 units at the QH there hasn't really been a shortage of them for sale.

Good to know that ones are always for sale.
 
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