We bought our Coconut Malorie unit in Ocean City, MD through Holiday about five years ago. (The woman we dealt with is gone and we now deal with Wayne Sanchez.)
Back then, they listed a floating studio at the Coconut Malorie for $1900.00. As previous posters have said, they told me it was a trade in from someone who had bought at a different resort. I offered $1500.00 and they took it so quickly that I kicked myself into next Tuesday for not offering less. Oh, well.
We got a terrific bargain and we get to go to Ben's Kite Festival.
Just two weeks ago we got a 1 -- 52 floating 4/4 at the Summit at Massanutten for $3830.00, plus the closing. Wayne had been looking for one for us for quite some time. I had also tried making reasonable bids on Redweek and Bidshare, but people seem to think these units are worth $20,000.00.
The price for the one we bought from Holiday started at $4800 and I just held my ground. Ben said "He'll call back." And he did. We went back and forth on the price and after we agreed, I played the TUG card. He sighed, talked to his boss and gave me the $200.00 more off. I think we did OK.
Wayne says the closing will take about 60 days, more or less. I would really recommend doing business with Holiday in general and Wayne in particular.
Protocol Question: When can you add a new resort to your TUG profile? When you buy it? Or should you wait till you close?
Last note -- This is our LAST timeshare purchase:hysterical: I mean it.