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New Poll - If I could go back and do Starwood all over again -

If I could go back and do Starwood all over again I would-

  • change nothing

    Votes: 66 31.1%
  • never buy a timeshare

    Votes: 19 9.0%
  • buy from the developer

    Votes: 4 1.9%
  • buy resale

    Votes: 61 28.8%
  • pay more for a better view(s)

    Votes: 12 5.7%
  • pay less for a different view(s)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • buy a smaller unit(s)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • buy a larger unit(s)

    Votes: 10 4.7%
  • buy a fixed week(s)

    Votes: 2 0.9%
  • buy a fixed unit(s)

    Votes: 4 1.9%
  • start out with a strategy to reach Elite status

    Votes: 18 8.5%
  • buy at a different Starwood resort(s)

    Votes: 16 7.5%
  • buy from a different company

    Votes: 11 5.2%
  • buy in a different location

    Votes: 9 4.2%
  • only pay cash

    Votes: 4 1.9%
  • put my money in a vacation condo or home instead

    Votes: 3 1.4%
  • only rent, not own a timeshare

    Votes: 10 4.7%
  • buy resale again

    Votes: 16 7.5%
  • buy at a mandatory resort

    Votes: 25 11.8%
  • would not become/try to become an Elite owner

    Votes: 5 2.4%
  • not have requalified my resales

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • buy resale first, and then requalify

    Votes: 29 13.7%

  • Total voters
    212

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OK - have at it boys and girls. :hi:

You can vote in as many categories as you want.

If you think of anything good to add, let me know.
 
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please add - buy resale again :hi:
 

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please add - buy resale again :hi:

I would be glad to - just curious, would that be your only response, or are there other things you would change?
 

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How about "Not bother trying to reach elite status" and/or "Not bother retroing/requalifying my resale with a developer purchase"?

-nodge
 

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How about buy resale first, then developer requal second ... instead of the other way around.
 

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How about buy resale first, then developer requal second ... instead of the other way around.

Would that be this one?:

start out with a strategy to reach Elite status
 

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I am happy with my purchases and would not change anything. Ask me in a few years, maybe I'll change my mind.

That makes you a - "change nothing" vote, then. :hi:
 

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Would that be this one?:

start out with a strategy to reach Elite status
Actually, no.

If I'd bought in the reverse order I wouldn't have elite status, and honestly, I'm not that interested in obtaining it (there's not enough benefits at the three-star level, and I don't have enough timeshare-vacation time available to go any higher).

But if I'd bought in the reverse order, I would be able to combine StarOptions between my two units (among other things).
 

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Actually, no.

If I'd bought in the reverse order I wouldn't have elite status, and honestly, I'm not that interested in obtaining it (there's not enough benefits at the three-star level, and I don't have enough timeshare-vacation time available to go any higher).

But if I'd bought in the reverse order, I would be able to combine StarOptions between my two units (among other things).

Gotcha! :hi:
 

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How about "thanks to TUG, I avoided all the newbie mistakes". :D

Katherine
 

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Wow over 30% wouldn't change a thing.

I'm shocked.
 

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We bought at Sheraton Mountain Vista because we are skiers. Stayed as an exchange years ago and liked it.

It was the last of our MANY timeshare purchases and the only one that I have (a bit of) buyers remorse. The MF are a bit high and our first owner stay last winter had a variety of bumps in the road. Hopefully we will be happier with our next stay.
 

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I guess answers will be based on people's actual financial situation, and that's fine. Out of curiosity, I would like the responses if the poll was based on an unconstrained budget scenario...:ponder::cool:
 
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