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Is this silver Marriott being given away on ebay?

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Check out THIS auction on eBay. The seller is paying all closing costs. The bid is $1. Could it be you can buy a silver week on eBay for $1 total?
 

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It's a mud week studio. Who really wants it? They may have to pay more than closing costs to dump it if no one bids on it.
 

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It's a mud week studio. Who really wants it? They may have to pay more than closing costs to dump it if no one bids on it.
I never noticed that it was a studio. I didn't know you could buy a studio by itself. What good is a silver studio? Now I see what you mean.

The price is right but isn't mud season quite muddy? ;)
What exactly is Mud week? Is it literally muddy there? Couldn't there be some nice weather in Silver Season? I don't know because I don't ski..
 

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No reason to buy it, you can probably rent a getaway week in a larger unit during this period for quite a bit less than the maintenance fee. Also, I've heard that this Marriott (and the one in Vail) is not near as nice as the average Marriott TS.
 

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Maintenance fees of $800 for a studio? There's no justification for it other than poor oversight. The HOA has ruined the value of this resort by allowing the fees to get out of control.

Nevermind shoulder season, it's possible to rent a studio during ski season at nicer places than this for $800 or less.

edit: The days of people not concerned about overpaying are over. The consumer has rapidly become more savvy about price and value. Resorts like this one (and there are many) will quickly need to adjust the way they operate to stay viable. Most probably won't be able to make the necessary changes quick enough.
 
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I never noticed that it was a studio. I didn't know you could buy a studio by itself. What good is a silver studio? Now I see what you mean.


What exactly is Mud week? Is it literally muddy there? Couldn't there be some nice weather in Silver Season? I don't know because I don't ski..
I know that Lake Tahoe has them and it is too wet for hiking and no longer good for skiing either. It's wet under the feet and what snow is left looks dirty.

I looked it up for Colorado and here is a reply for you.
 

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I know that Lake Tahoe has them and it is too wet for hiking and no longer good for skiing either. It's wet under the feet and what snow is left looks dirty.

I looked it up for Colorado and here is a reply for you.

Thanks for that link. It explains a lot.
 

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There will be tons of beautiful white snow in the spring, but there is no skiing, and what do you do in snow with no skiing? You can snow shoe or possibly some other sports, but Colorado in the mountains is not that fun during these times of year. But if you like peace and quiet, it's okay. The fees are outrageous on the Marriotts in Colorado, but I think they have assessments in their fees or something.

This is an example of a Marriott resort no longer in active sales, and a severe downturn in value has occurred. Even prime weeks go very cheaply. I haven't been to this particular resort, but remember the fate of the other Marriotts in Colorado? If owners didn't want to pay a huge fee, they would still be associated with Marriott. I would have voted for the increase, if I had a ski week there.

In comparison, our lowly Val Chatelle in Frisco, very close to Breck, has maintenance fees of $436 in off-season, and the units are townhouse style, with single-car, heated garage, sleeps 8 with 3 stories on the interior and basically 3 bedrooms, and have a hot tub on each deck. We even have full-sized washer/dryer! Comparing the two, I would say that Marriott is ripping off the owners, unless those fees have an assessment involved.
 
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