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Bill8777

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Hi,

1) Is there a vacation destination you wish to visit most of the time or on a regular basis? if so where? Not really. I'm mostly looking to travel to different places each year. I'd like the Florida Keys, Atlantic City, Cedar Point Ohio, Orlando and California

2) Do you want to visit your home resort at least half the time, or do you want to trade more than half the time? Probably trade. I have purchased two 2 bedrooms in Florida and I'm waiting for escrow and ROFR.

3) What are your 5 top trade destinations? Listed above but would also like to go back to Aruba.

4) How many people do you usually travel with - total, including yourself? 3

5) Can you travel any time, or are you locked into the school schedule? Anytime

6) Can you make firm plans 12 or more mos. in advance? Yes

7) Can you vacation for a full week at a time? Yes

8) What level of accommodations do you prefer on a scale of 1 to 5 stars? Nicer is better but I don't have a problem staying at a Holiday Inn so as long as the location is decent and its not a shack.

9) How much can you afford to spend upfront, without financing? $1000 but there are so many for less. Less is better

10) How much can you afford to spend every year for a maintenance fee that will come due right after Christmas, and increase each year?1500-2000.


11) Are you a detail oriented planner? Not really. I usually book my airfare and hotel and leave the rest to chance


12) Do you understand that once you buy a timeshare, it may be very difficult to sell or give away, and you are responsible for all fees, until you do? Yes.
 

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What have you purchased?
I purchased 2 2 bedroom RCI point timeshares. One at vacation village parkway and the other Weston. They both have ROFR clause so I have no idea if they’ll go through. I plan to share them with my sister so I’m open to a 3rd.


 

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Someone who knows this system will chime in.

I would have bought something in the Keys because any resort there will trade like a monster.
I’ve actually been looking at a Hyatt there but the MF are super high.
 

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I’ve actually been looking at a Hyatt there but the MF are super high.

They are super high.

But you can RELIABLY get anywhere between two and four weeks on one Diamond maintenance fee if you trade. I bought mine just to trade. And I've been trading it for 25 years. That takes the sting out of the annual fee.

It used to be 3-to-5 weeks but they devalued the system.
 

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They are super high.

But you can RELIABLY get anywhere between two and four weeks on one Diamond maintenance fee if you trade. I bought mine just to trade. And I've been trading it for 25 years. That takes the sting out of the annual fee.

It used to be 3-to-5 weeks but they devalued the system.
I’ve seen 2. One was gold season 1500$ 2 bedroom 2300mf. The other is $3500 and 2300 md platinum week. the platinum only gives 8000 points. I have no idea their value.
 

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I’ve seen 2. One was gold season 1500$ 2 bedroom 2300mf. The other is $3500 and 2300 md platinum week. the platinum only gives 8000 points. I have no idea their value.

Gold season is 1880 points and platinum is 2000 points. Hyatt doesn't work the same way as RCI. Take everything you know about timeshares and throw it out if you want to consider Hyatt.
 
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