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Marriott Vacation Club Info

RNCollins

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Hello,

I am just learning about timeshares and I would like to know more about Marriott in detail. I remember finding on this site somewhere a detailed description of the major vacation clubs/TS's but I can't seem to find it now. Does anyone have the link to the Marriott information?

Thanks!
 

m61376

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Look at the stickies threads at the top of this forum
 

Ron98GT

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Read every post under Marriott Resort System. You'll be surprised how much you'll learn. That's what I did before I bought mine.
 

mauialoha

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Read every post under Marriott Resort System. You'll be surprised how much you'll learn. That's what I did before I bought mine.

Agree 100%! Read and take notes on posts in this forum. Believe the info here perhaps even more than the sales representatives for MVCI. If you sit down with a sales rep take more notes - come back to this forum with your questions before signing any papers. Good luck - ownership can be a great thing if done correctly.
 

Fasttr

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Hello,

I am just learning about timeshares and I would like to know more about Marriott in detail. I remember finding on this site somewhere a detailed description of the major vacation clubs/TS's but I can't seem to find it now. Does anyone have the link to the Marriott information?

Thanks!

HERE is a good general overview that was posted to a similar thread where the OP was asking for general info. It may be a good starting point for you to get a general understanding of what you will be reading in the Weeks and Points Sticky's.
 

jme

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Marriotts:
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Waterside by Spin x 2
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taterhed

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Hello,

I am just learning about timeshares and I would like to know more about Marriott in detail. I remember finding on this site somewhere a detailed description of the major vacation clubs/TS's but I can't seem to find it now. Does anyone have the link to the Marriott information?

Thanks!

At the risk of over-simplifying, I'll give you a short list.
Pros:

  1. Excellent quality
  2. Lots of great locations
  3. Trades in Interval International
  4. Has some value/desirable on resale market (could change)
  5. Trades well
  6. Marriott Trade Preference
  7. Lock-offs
  8. Resale points/weeks hybrid bundle offers value, flexibility, points rental
Cons:

  1. Expensive to buy (relative to resale <some resorts>)
  2. Expensive to maintain (MF's)
  3. Weeks system may evolve (negatively) over extended time period
  4. Expensive weeks/points resales could loose value in future
  5. Super-premium locations/dates hard to book with just one unit
  6. Down-trading/Exchanging increases 'per-week' cost
  7. Weeks only (legacy) unlike HGVC points
  8. Resale DC points very expensive (relative)
Just my 2c. You'll notice I own two of them, so I kinda like 'em.
Among the hotel resorts, I think the real questions are: cost/value, fixed vacation location vs trading(internal)/exchanging, weeks/partial weeks, 12 mos reservations/less than 12 mos, and locations desired.


cheers.
 
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