• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 29 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Come check it out for a chance to win a Free TUG membership (or renewal) just for helping out!

    Read more here
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $19,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $19 Million dollars
  • Our 2022 Timeshare Survey is now complete and the full results as well as our expert and witty analysis of each question is available here: Here We hope you enjoy reading the results as much as we did!
  • Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! 50,000+ subscribers! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Marriott resale question

alchook

TUG Member
Joined
May 31, 2008
Messages
254
Reaction score
47
Points
238
I own a platinum week at Marriott Mountainside. About two years ago I took a tour there just to get the points.

The agent then told me that all of the Mountainside weeks were sold out, but that they had a couple available in the resale program. He said they went very quickly, and that if Marriott desired they could sell all of them overnight to people on waiting lists to buy units. They've made the decision, however, to limit the sales to people taking timeshare tours.

I called the resale office the other day and got quite a different story. The rep there told me that they were just now starting to take Mountainside units in their resale program, that they had a huge backlog of units to sell, and it would probably be at least a year before mine would even be listed.

Has anyone else had this experience? I'm trying to figure out if their timeshare sales have gone this bad this quickly or if the first agent was feeding me a line,

Or both.
 

KathyPet

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2005
Messages
1,684
Reaction score
6
Points
38
Location
No Va
I believe what the salesman told you is called "poofing the product". Make people think that they are getting a rare opportunity to purchase something in short supply. Standard salespeople hype!
 

TheTimeTraveler

TUG Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2008
Messages
5,054
Reaction score
2,146
Points
498
Location
Florida
Marriott Resales

Interesting thread.

I was at the Marriott Custom House about six months ago and they did not have one resale Platinum week available.

Then I was there again last week and they now had many resale Platinum weeks available.

I asked why now? They told me that people are "bailing" as the economy downturns and they need to unload their weeks to raise funds.

So I guess vacation ownership takes it on the chin during tough times.
 
Top