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If you have a friend who is a member perhaps they can purchase one along with a Guest Certificate so it can be in your name. Keep in mind that it is against II rules for one to sell an exchanged week, and it very well may be against rules to sell a Getaway. That said, if neither you or your friend say anything who's to know that you ever paid your friend back for the week they purchased for you?
I once set up three units (two getaways and an AC exchange) for a friend of mine, so three couples could take a vacation. I called II and put the units on hold and told them that my friend will be calling back to put payment on their credit card. My friend was able to pay the bill (the II rep even waived the guest fees).
It can be hard to find, but you can also purchase a program called Leisure Time Passport which will give you the same benefits of an Interval Gold membership without the ability to exchange (since you don't own a resort).. The getaways are slightly more expensive than what a true member would have to pay- but it's still a great way to try out some properties without the issues of owner rental or the tour presentations.
Many resorts sell this as a exit program for a few thousand and normally include a week back at the resort to get you to return and give the salespeople another shot at closing you.
Timeshares Only affiliated brokers can sell a year's membership to Leisure Time Passport for $299, which they use as an introductory program to people brand new to timeshare.
I wasn't aware condodirect had much timeshare inventory. I've only seen hotels there..