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mlpmd56

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Greetings Tuggers!
Does anyone know off hand (or keep track of) when timeshare sales on ebay command the highest prices? I know at the end of the year things go cheap due to maintenance fees being due, but what about the rest of the year?
Thanks for the help! Marcy
 

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Greetings Tuggers!
Does anyone know off hand (or keep track of) when timeshare sales on ebay command the highest prices? I know at the end of the year things go cheap due to maintenance fees being due, but what about the rest of the year?
Thanks for the help! Marcy

As far as I can tell anytime if the resort comes onto E-Bay. Better resorts, in my observation, which may not be right because I do not track for that, are becoming fewer in number, i.e. Myrtle Beach and Smokey Mountains. Others like Bonnett Creek appear to regular entries on E-Bay.
 
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As a buyer/ potential buyer thats been watching for the last year things just seem really random. I've watched great weeks at great resorts go for well under $1,000. Then a month later I will see a mediocre week at the same resort go for 2 or 3 times as much. It doesn't appear to be much about time of year. The only thing that matters is if there happens to be 2 or more buyers looking at the same time. If I were you I would just leave it out there for a few months with a "buy it now" price on it and see what happens.
 

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bid wars

What you described is commonly known as a pi--ing contest. No one wins, you have a winner of the auction but actually they are a looser because they paid way more than they had to. Sometimes these people are ones that just got back from the resort and think "WOW" this is a great deal. I offered to sell a guy a unit once at 1/4 of the price the resort was asking and he thought there was something wrong, that I couldn't sell it that cheap.
Oh well his loss:hysterical:
 

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What you described is commonly known as a pi--ing contest. No one wins, you have a winner of the auction but actually they are a looser because they paid way more than they had to. Sometimes these people are ones that just got back from the resort and think "WOW" this is a great deal. I offered to sell a guy a unit once at 1/4 of the price the resort was asking and he thought there was something wrong, that I couldn't sell it that cheap.
Oh well his loss:hysterical:


And some buyers are SOOO hot to buy something -- anything --RIGHT NOW, they fixate on a resort they think they want, and their ignorance forces them to click the BID NOW button. I can speak partially from my own experience with my first (now long gone) resort ebay purchase. I just KNEW that same resort wouldn't show up again on ebay EVER! (Now that I have several years of ebay-watching under my belt, I see the same resorts over and over, including the one I had initially purchased.) I've learned my lesson, and now I'm much more circumspect before bidding on something. I have to REALLY want it, and even then, there's a moment of hesitation when I do bid on it. :shrug:

Dave
 
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