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We would like to buy a Grande Vista unit but don't have a lot to spend. Do they ever show up on ebay for $1 starting price? We would prefer an eoy but ey would be ok. I've checked on tugs bargain basement, but no luck.

Thanks for sharing your opinion.

Anne
 

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Anne,

Are you looking for a studio, 1, 2, or three bedroom?

Does it have to be GV? There are many other Marriott timeshares in the area. Just asking to try to be of better help.
 

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We would like to buy a Grande Vista unit but don't have a lot to spend. Do they ever show up on ebay for $1 starting price? We would prefer an eoy but ey would be ok. I've checked on tugs bargain basement, but no luck.

Thanks for sharing your opinion.

Anne




Your best bet for a $1 is to buy at Marriott's Legends Edge and use the Florida Club to reserve @ Marriott's Grande Vista instead. I've seen both Gold and Platinum weeks sell for $1 there.

Using the Florida Club allows you to reserve @ five Marriott Resorts without the need for trading in via Interval International.




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depending on when you like to travel there are often getaways at G. Vista at well below annual fees.
 

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Marriott Grande Vista 3 bedroom EOY
We would like to buy a Grande Vista unit but don't have a lot to spend. Do they ever show up on ebay for $1 starting price? We would prefer an eoy but ey would be ok. I've checked on tugs bargain basement, but no luck.

Thanks for sharing your opinion.

Anne

Place a wish ad. I did and was contacted by 2 timeshare selling companies within 2-3 days. I closed on a gold 3 bedroom lock off EOY Grande Vista for $1500.00 total. Placed my ad last week of December and everything done and in my name last week of January.
 

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Not really much of a chance getting a Grande Vista even for $1. You could easily get a gold for $1000 or less on Ebay. However the upfront cost really has little meaning when it is below $500. The real costs in ownership when you pay that little is in the ongoing MF commitment. That $1 or $500 upfront will quickly be dwarfed once the first MF bill comes. If you are stretching to buy a timeshare, it certainly isn't for you as the MF commitment is where the true costs lie.
 

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Thanks for the replies. The wish idea sounds like a good one. I am watching ebay as well. I don't mind going a bit over $1. I know the maintenance fees are high but eoy with a unit I can split would work for us.

Thanks everybody.

Anne
 
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The real costs in ownership when you pay that little is in the ongoing MF commitment. That $1 or $500 upfront will quickly be dwarfed once the first MF bill comes. If you are stretching to buy a timeshare, it certainly isn't for you as the MF commitment is where the true costs lie.

That is really great advice

I don't mind going a bit over $1. I know the maintenance fees are high but eoy with a unit I can split would work for us.

I think you really need to reconsider owning.

If you are looking for $1, then forget timeshares as you can get hit with rapidly escalating annual dues, assessments, and the possibility that you may have to pay someone to take your contract when you want to get rid of it.

Again, the upfront cost is NOTHING....it is the annual dues that is the killer. Just based on your original post, you really need to DELAY buying anything, even if it is only $1.

How will you feel if your annual dues goes up 15% every year for 3-4 years like it did at Marriott Williamsburg?
 
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