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Marriott vs. Wyndham

Travelmom64

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I would like to hear from those who own both properties (advantages and disadvantages). As of today, I have the opportunity to purchase resale from a friend that really needs to get rid of her week. She inherited the week from her father and it seems maybe she has not been guided on how to get the best use of her timeshare. Unfortunately, I do not know enough about Wyndham to advise her. I thought they were on a point system with RCI and what would appeal to me, is not having to use a full week at at time, using just enough points for long week-ends.

Right now, on Ebay there are several very inexpensive auctions for this property, with different levels of points. All greek to me.

It is Palm-Aire, Pompano Beach FL, fixed week #2, two bedroom, annual useage, not sure of the points if any (with an inheritance) and she has not set a price.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
 

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I thought this heading looked familiar. I typed “Marriott vs. Wyndham” in the search area at the top of the page and sure enough there was the exact same thread title started just 2 weeks ago. There was also something like 8 pages of threads that came up in the search. My guess is that if you would try the same thing your question may already be answered previously?

Charlie D.
 

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I would like to hear from those who own both properties (advantages and disadvantages). As of today, I have the opportunity to purchase resale from a friend that really needs to get rid of her week. She inherited the week from her father and it seems maybe she has not been guided on how to get the best use of her timeshare. Unfortunately, I do not know enough about Wyndham to advise her. I thought they were on a point system with RCI and what would appeal to me, is not having to use a full week at at time, using just enough points for long week-ends.

Right now, on Ebay there are several very inexpensive auctions for this property, with different levels of points. All greek to me.

It is Palm-Aire, Pompano Beach FL, fixed week #2, two bedroom, annual useage, not sure of the points if any (with an inheritance) and she has not set a price.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

From your post, it looks like this is only a fixed week unit. No Wyndham points assigned to the week/unit. You would have a full weeks vacation at Palm-Aire for week 2 every year. Alternatively, you could join RCI and deposit the week and see what exchanges you may be able to make to go elsewhere. Palm-Aire is a very nice resort with lots of on site amenities. However, it is inland and not on Pompano Beach. There are several golf courses adjacent to it.

Week 2 is considered a Prime Week by Wyndham for that resort. It's value would be very small, probably less than $100 on ebay.

BTW, Wyndham's points system and RCI Points are completely different programs.
 
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Thanks Mike!

From your post, it looks like this is only a fixed week unit. No Wyndham points assigned to the week/unit. You would have a full weeks vacation at Palm-Aire for week 2 every year. Alternatively, you could join RCI and deposit the week and see what exchanges you may be able to make to go elsewhere. Palm-Aire is a very nice resort with lots of on site amenities. However, it is inland and not on Pompano Beach. There are several golf courses adjacent to it.

Week 2 is considered a Prime Week by Wyndham for that resort. It's value would be very small, probably less than $100 on ebay.

BTW, Wyndham's points system and RCI Points are completely different programs.

Thank you Mike for your kind reply. Now I know why I see so many of these weeks on Ebay for $1-$99.
Lisa
 
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