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low number of timeshare sale ads on ebay this year?

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I get the impression that there are currently way less TImeshare for sale ads on eBay than usually and especially for this time fo the year (upcoming MFs).

I only see 413 "timeshare for sale" ads plus 47 ads under "everything else".

But there seem to be way more timeshare rental ads than usually.

Any thoughts what the reason could be?
 

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You must have a filter set

963 results found in Timeshares for Sale

Lower than normal but not as low as you were reporting
 

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I get

963 also, smaller than the last two years, but double what you are seeing, wonder why?

Greg
 

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I don't understand

I'm seeing 1534 when I just search "timeshares" wjthout limiting where they are listed.
 

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Ditto...

I'm seeing 1534 when I just search "timeshares" without limiting where they are listed.

Seeing, at 8:24 a.m. East Coast time today:
1534 timeshares, in "all categories"
950 timeshares, in "real estate" category alone
 

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Seeing, at 8:24 a.m. East Coast time today:
1534 timeshares, in "all categories"
950 timeshares, in "real estate" category alone

Maybe people are figuring out ways to avoid the fees in the Real Estate category.
 

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I did an ebay search on the keyword "timeshare" and got back 1530 hits as of 10:15 AM Eastern Time.

I seem to recall it being in the 2000s or higher last year. A couple of possible theories:

1) The "good" weeks have been absorbed into the resale market and have found new owners. The new TPU system actually makes it very attractive when you deposit a nice summer beach week, for example. This has introduced new entrants into the market who would have otherwise stayed in hotels when travelling and now have been educated to the benefits of timsharing. I include myself and some of my friends in this category.

2) Sellers have given up on listing zero demand weeks (ex. Week 48-50 in Myrtle Beach).
 

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I am logging into ebay.com with my login data of my German ebay.de account, so they know I have a german adress.

Could it be I see much less because lots of these auctions have selected "shipped to the US only" and these do not show using my German adress?
 

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hope on the horizon?

I too recall ~1900 last year about this time -- but there was also a short-term drop in auctions that would end during the XMAS holidays. So it will be interesting to see how the number comes back, after the first of the year. But it does appear that the number is generally down over the past ~6 months.

The general drop in the number of auctions might also be due to:
1. The "washout" in timeshares is starting to come to wind-down maybe? The economy does show a flicker of some improvement; and people seem to have more disposable income, given the holiday sales figures for this year.

2. The number of timeshares taken in by the PCCs has dropped; since they might be having difficulty in disposing of them. Increased regulatory scrutiny, more resorts aware of their 'collect and foreclose' tactics, and other avenues for re-selling might be finally having an influence. [One could also hope that better/more info from TUG and other boards on disposing of timeshares, has had an affect.]

Both of these could be signs that the "Tulip-bulb Crash" is coming to an end? :rolleyes:
 

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Sales + Rentals

I'm seeing 1534 when I just search "timeshares" wjthout limiting where they are listed.

You are picking up timeshare rentals in addition to sales. I'm getting 970 sales.

Sales dipped below 800 a couple of weeks ago.
 

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pcc

A PCC is a short for Post Card Company. There are many of these companies that send post cards (or make unsolicited phone calls), to timeshare owners offering to buy them. Most all charge some type of a hefty up-front fee to do this. (They may call it a listing, appraisal, or some other type of fee; but you essentially end up paying it before the transaction is started/completed.)

You can search the forum for more info.
 

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Maybe there aren't as many because they simply aren't selling on Ebay. I have quite a few properties on my watch list and more often than not the auctions close without a single bid. Just a thought. :)
 

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There was another discussion about this in another thread - last year around Xmas there were over 3,000 listings under real estate - timeshares.
 

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Back over 1,000

I count 1,017 timeshare listings on Ebay. The numbers are going up.
 

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I agree

Maybe people are figuring out ways to avoid the fees in the Real Estate category.

based on a phone conversation that I had yesterday with a seller company rep. I was having trouble locating a unit that I knew was on Ebay. She stated that they listed in catergories other than Real Estate to avoid a $100 one time listing fee. Lesson learned for me was search for "timeshare" in all categories and then apply filters.
 

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I've noticed almost no one listing fixed weeks as, fixed weeks, there is a way to search by weeks in the side column and i notice no weeks when i search that way now
 

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You're right

based on a phone conversation that I had yesterday with a seller company rep. I was having trouble locating a unit that I knew was on Ebay. She stated that they listed in catergories other than Real Estate to avoid a $100 one time listing fee. Lesson learned for me was search for "timeshare" in all categories and then apply filters.

I checked the "everything else" category on Ebay and there are 60 timeshares in there. Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it seem that hiding in the shadowy corners of Ebay kind of defeats the purpose of listing there?
 

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Be careful, some of those are just the one weeks use not the deed :eek:
 

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I checked the "everything else" category on Ebay and there are 60 timeshares in there. Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it seem that hiding in the shadowy corners of Ebay kind of defeats the purpose of listing there?

I think when people list in the everything else, it is less expensive to list on ebay. Also real estate auctions have different rules that are enforced differently. Deeded TS should not be in the everything else but point memberships and RTU memberships can be.
 

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And according to a previous thread here - at least one of the sellers will treat any bid like a "buy it now" and transfer the TS into your name without any further contact.

When confronted - he seems to think or say (not clear) bidding is "intent" to buy.

What a Ba(*&^d.

Found the thread here
 
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