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I hate EBAY but I love it

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I want to buy like 20 weeks!!! Luckily I have shown great restraint - mainly because I want too many weeks so I can't decide what to buy. But with $1 plus free closing on many this is insane! I remember buying the Manhattan Club and WKORV on EBAY for at the time were steals and now those are even cheaper! If only fees weren't mostly all due in January I could spread this out. I will have to buy something soon though I only have so much will power! LOL But seriously I need to knck down this list to like 3 - I only get so much vacation time!
 

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How about buying biennials or triennials. That way you don´t have to pay MF´s on all of them every year and get a toe hold in several systems. That´s what I do. ;)
 

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I want to buy like 20 weeks!!! Luckily I have shown great restraint - mainly because I want too many weeks so I can't decide what to buy. But with $1 plus free closing on many this is insane! I remember buying the Manhattan Club and WKORV on EBAY for at the time were steals and now those are even cheaper! If only fees weren't mostly all due in January I could spread this out. I will have to buy something soon though I only have so much will power! LOL But seriously I need to knck down this list to like 3 - I only get so much vacation time!

i feel your pain! I want to buy them all too!! LOL
 

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I bought a bunch last year...Like you my biggest fear was that Jan billing when everything would come due....The way I handled it was to only bid on the auctions where current years fees were paid. I opened a bank account and started adding money each month so that in Jan there would be enough to cover the fees......

my 2012 fees are paid and when I use a week I put the money aside for next years fees.

Now I look for auctions where current years fees have been paid and the current years use is mine...I rent the week and pay next years fees with the income...With any luck there is some profit left over (to bid on another one)
 

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How about buying biennials or triennials. That way you don´t have to pay MF´s on all of them every year and get a toe hold in several systems. That´s what I do. ;)

Me too. but I still want more than I really need. :D
 

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It is an addiction. I am very appreciative of sniping because then I put in my highest price I am willing to go and if it is meant to be, its meant to be.

Lisa from PA :)
 

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Another way to look at ebay is to upgrade - either sell or give away a lesser timeshare and buy a better one that fits your needs. However, your portfolio looks pretty terrific as is. Funtime
 

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[triennial - points]
I Resemble That Remark.

I hate EBAY but I love it
I need another timeshare like a moose needs a hat rack.

I need another French horn like a frog needs a hair net.

Yet I keep sending in eBay bids on both -- mostly losing, but sometimes (rarely) winning.

Just this morning I set up an eSnipe last-second bid for a dinky points timeshare that I might need -- if I didn't already have a perfectly good eBay non-dinky points timeshare.

I don't know which will be more disappointing -- winning or losing.

We'll see, eh ?

Whoever said it's an addiction wasn't just whistling Dixie.

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​
 

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Aw Alan, you should know better by now. When will you ever learn? When will you ever learn? Hey, that could be a catchy tune.
 

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The way I handled it was to only bid on the auctions where current years fees were paid. I opened a bank account and started adding money each month so that in Jan there would be enough to cover the fees......

I guess I need to do that. I tried just putting cash into an envelope, but other urgent things kept coming up. So, when dues were due, I have like $40. in the envelope. :bawl:
 

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Owning t/s in three countries has netted three different due dates for me! That spreads things out!
 

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... I opened a bank account ....so that in Jan there would be enough to cover the fees......
...when I use/rent a week I put the money aside for next years fees.
...I rent the week and pay next years fees with the income...
With any luck there is some profit left over ...

I also pay the ad costs out of this bank account.

Same playbook, Ron. And it does work.

If I sell or buy a unit, I use the funds from this bank account also.
 
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Yea, just this morning I found one just like I was searching for ... oh, damn what am I doing searching?

Well lucky for me it is likely the same one Alan set up the esnipe for so I can relax knowing that one won't go to waste ... whew.

:hysterical: :rofl: :hysterical:

I am not an addict ... I am not an addict ... I am not ...
 

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From a Marriott standpoint I'm not seeing many deals out there these days, at least not the ones I track. I'm kicking myself for not having enough courage to buy when the market was really low in 2009 early 2010. That is when there was some serious deals happening for high end Marriotts.

I did pick up a few HHI Marriotts for a real song but there were some Maui units I should have jumped on but there was just so much uncertainty at the time.

I remember one deal for 2 - 2 BDRM OV Mauis for under 9k each that someone offered me and I just didn't pull the trigger. Wish I had because now deals are far and few between for good Marriotts.
 

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chriskre said:
How about buying biennials or triennials. That way you don´t have to pay MF´s on all of them every year and get a toe hold in several systems. That´s what I do.

I opened a bank account and started adding money each month so that in Jan there would be enough to cover the fees......

This is my strategy also.
 

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I am not an addict ... I am not an addict ... I am not ...

Yeah, keep telling yourself that.
If you switch to TS light (biennials) then you can still get satisfaction without all the calories (MF's). ;)
 

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[triennial - points]
I Resemble That Remark.

If you switch to TS light (biennials) then you can still get satisfaction without all the calories (MF's).
We're down to 1 USA biennial + 1 USA triennial.

Together, those don't even add up to 1 complete annual timeshare week.

Our foreign timeshare in a far-off land overseas may or may not still be operating as a timeshare. The status is murky & the communication is infrequent & unclear.

So it goes.

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​
 

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We're down to 1 USA biennial + 1 USA triennial.

Together, those don't even add up to 1 complete annual timeshare week.

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​

I admire your willpower. :D
Seems every time I get rid of one I acquire one. :shrug:
 

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[triennial - points]
I Resemble That Remark Also.

Seems every time I get rid of one I acquire one.
Me too -- when it comes to eBay French horns.

Not only that, I have no satisfactory answer to the question, "Why do you need so many horns?"

Truth is, need has nothing to do with it.

At least they're only French horns & not tubas.

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-- hotlinked --

I count my blessings.

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Buying unknown liabilities

Has anyone bought a timeshare on Ebay and subsequently discovered that the resort has a large debt that the owners are responsible for? It would not be disclosed as a SA, but as a long-term liability on the resort balance sheet.
 

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Has anyone bought a timeshare on Ebay and subsequently discovered that the resort has a large debt that the owners are responsible for? It would not be disclosed as a SA, but as a long-term liability on the resort balance sheet.

You should do your due diligence on any purchase. Call the resort and ask. They will usually tell you but you may also google the resort and I'm sure all the dirt will rise to the surface about any resort. :wave:
 

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Has anyone bought a timeshare on Ebay and subsequently discovered that the resort has a large debt that the owners are responsible for? It would not be disclosed as a SA, but as a long-term liability on the resort balance sheet.

That wouldnt bother me as long as the payments are amortized (no balloon payment due in a few years that would require a special assessment) and as long as the payments are covered by the mf. In other words if the payments for the debt are being paid by the mf and if the mf is still reasonable and if I want to own in this place...Ill buy it

You will never know from the ebay ad if this is the case however..you need to know what you are bidding on better than the ebay seller or you do risk a nasty surprise
 

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I also pay the ad costs out of this bank account.

Same playbook, Ron. And it does work.

If I sell or buy a unit, I use the funds from this bank account also.

Another way to do this is to charge yourself "rent" when you make a reservation...ie when you use your 2012 week pay an estimated 2013 mf directly to your poa
 

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Speaking of Marriott ebay values here appears to be a Marriott price anyone can afford listed on this recently completed ebay auction for anyone that is to poor or wants a far better value than paying Marriott Developer Prices. It just proves what many of us have been saying all along about resale prices.

Joe, you tout how well the Marriotts hold their Develper price value as resales in many of your pass Tug BBS posts. Well here is a link to a completed ebay auction for a Marriott at Vail holiday week that sold for $1 with no closing costs or transfer costs to the buyer. This one bedroom has yearly MF's listed at :bawl: $1,119. and was put up for auction by a company that may be a postcard company. If it was indeed a postcard company it might mean that the owner had to pay them 2 to 4 yearly maintenances to dump it at a cost of about :bawl: $2,000. to $4,000.

You have endlessly touted the Marriotts as good high :rofl: :hysterical: "end " rental and resale investments on the Tug BBS many times along your "Team Marriott" signing the same choir song and your posting just yesterday timesharers like me are wrong and do not know as much as you about all around timesharing

This must be a really high end Marriott resort has this 1 bedroom maintenance fee is higher than a 2 bedroom Marriott Newport Coast by other $100.
Or is it now aged and below Marriott standards with such a high 1 bedroom maintenance fee because of age as a lot of RCI 2 bedroom Ocean Front 2 bedroom maintenance fees are almost $500 less. Please explain and stick to the issues I raised .

I am interested how your Team Marriott explains this costly investment Blunder that might have cost thie owner $12,000 to $16,000. in losses. with his Marriott Investment"I guess he wa a bit lucky and did not buy a 2 bedroom there and have even bigger resale losses

Joe, I know I am maybe asking for the impossable from you but please for a change explain and stick to the issues I raised.

Time to get back to vacationing in PV.

Regards Bruce:D

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-BR-Vail-C...20835237287?pt=Timeshares&hash=item4ab34535a7

From a Marriott standpoint I'm not seeing many deals out there these days, at least not the ones I track. I'm kicking myself for not having enough courage to buy when the market was really low in 2009 early 2010. That is when there was some serious deals happening for high end Marriotts.

I did pick up a few HHI Marriotts for a real song but there were some Maui units I should have jumped on but there was just so much uncertainty at the time.

I remember one deal for 2 - 2 BDRM OV Mauis for under 9k each that someone offered me and I just didn't pull the trigger. Wish I had because now deals are far and few between for good Marriotts.
 
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Brucecz, I don't much care for koolaid drinkers either, but damn, why do you get such a kick out of tirelessly and publicly needling folks?
 
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