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Purchasing MVC


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Jun 6, 2005
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Las Vegas, NV
Im looking at purchasing MVC ..what is " best , flexible " option to look into, meaning - location, MFees not too high, flexible exchange to another MVC resorts and II -- shall i buy from developer or somebody recommends reputable resale broker?/ -- i travel 2-3 weeks total In USA and oveseas .with 2-3-4 people max . thanks


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Mar 25, 2008
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"Most flexible" would be a resale Destination Club Point (aka Vacation Club Point) purchase which would allow you to book any size villa for any length stay at any Marriott resort. Or you could trade your points into II for any resort in the II system. Cheaper would be a resale 2BR lockoff week. You're limited to weeklong stays but can lock your unit off and stay in each half or only stay in one half while trading off the other into II.

Really the answer depends on how long you wish to stay in any one location and the flexibility of your travel schedule. I have found II to be completely useless...others have had very different experiences.


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Oct 17, 2005
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Disney Vacation Club, Marriott & Wyndham pts
Destination points would be flexible. If value is important, I would look for a lockoff platinum resale 2 bedroom. Maybe Marriott Grande Vista (if you buy it and it is in the Florida Club, you can trade to other Florida Marriott’s at 6 months out without using II). Look at the Tug Marketplace and RedWeek for resales. Other Marriott lockoff’s some use to trade are Marriott Willow Ridge or Grand Chateau.


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Aug 2, 2006
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Hmmm... I think there are a few questions which need to be asked before we can really give you sound advice; some of these have been mentioned above.
1- Do you prefer to try new places each trip, or is there a destination that you like to frequent? Are you looking to constantly go new places, or do you like the idea of a familiar destination to travel to perhaps half the time?
2- Are any of the US destinations within reasonable driving distance?
3- What is your work flexibility? What is your personal flexibility (os- are you locked into school vacations and, if so, will that likely change in the near future)?
4- Are you ok with week long vacations, or do you prefer shorter stays (or only like longer stays)?
5- Budget is always a consideration....

For example, as Littlestar points out, many here love resale weeks at Grande Vista for either use or to trade in II, but you either have to like Orlando (and many people do) and/or have the flexibility to obtain trades in II. You are less likely to do well in II if you have a more restricted vacation schedule and can only travel high demand weeks, but if you have wide personal availability and/or can travel slightly off season, II can be amazing value-wise. Another consideration is if you really enjoy a certain destination, and envision returning most years. then buying a week there on the resale market is likely your best option. In our case, we love Aruba, so owning there makes sense for us. We have job flexibility, so trading in II has worked well for us. Anyway, as you explore your options, these are some factors to consider.
Good luck!