Are we getting off the subject here ?
The OP was about what this UK based reseller (agent) was doing using EBAY with unrealistic prices.
Well the fact is that he /she or they are UK based so it is probably a reasonable assumption that the owners looking to sell are UK based owners.
None of his EBAY listings are auctions - all are Buy It Now with a make me an offer option on many but not all.
Having looked at a few of the listings - any offers are always rejected.
He is clearly not a PCC trying to offload inventory that he/she has already scammed someone over with an upfront fee (something that is getting a lot of consumer protection interest in the UK now).
The prices are clearly set by the owners. Are some of them unrealistic? Well yes some of them clearly are unrealistic. But if the owners were desperate to sell then prices would be reduced and offers might be accepted.
Is £24,500 ($37,000) unrealistic for a Plat 2 bed week Crystal Shores unrealistic - probably but who knows - it is on the UK EBAY site as a buy it now with a make an offer option. See listing: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marriotts...s_Travel_Accommodation_ET&hash=item336f3a92bd
However I doubt anyone in the USA is going to consider buying that week either at that price or from a UK based agent - likewise I would not buy a week at a Marriott in Europe from a seller on EBAY in the USA at any price.
BUT the big question is why is he/she doing this at these prices - well I think he/she has achieved their objective - we are all talking about it and the inventory and prices are all out there in Cyberspace.
Do they expect to sell any of these weeks - I would say no. However if someone did buy or make a close offer then they would probably do the deal outside EBAY anyway.
My experience with another UK reseller/agent was very much in this line. Lots of weeks at the resort I was interested in offered as Buy It Now on EBAY UK with a Make an Offer option. All my low ball offers were being rejected so I went to his own corporate WEB site and called them on the number listed. I also did my due diligence in researching the company to ensure that it was not a scam operation.
After many months of me making offers and owners rejecting them we arrived at a point where he had an owner willing to take what I was prepared to offer.
Both weeks were being sold out of the estate of deceased owners and so negotiations took a while but in the end I got my weeks at a price I was happy to pay - about 20% of Marriott developer prices at the time. In fact MVCI are now offering to buy back weeks at Son Antem for about what I paid for my resales so I guess I got the prices right.