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Question about "Weeks" in the marketplace

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Sorry if this is the wrong place... I'm the new guy.

In the marketplace results, I see "Days" and "Weeks", but I'm confused on what that actually means. I've tried looking everywhere, but can't find the answer. I figure that weeks indicates the week in which the owner is able to use the timeshare, but why have weeks for floating weeks? Also confused about the "Days" part of the fields:

In the case of:
06/01/16
08/01/16
Does this mean there's two weeks available when purchasing this unit?

In the case of:
06/01/16
08/01/17 (note the year)
Does this mean that there's only one week available? If so, why would the days be different?

Is it normal for only the current/next year to be listed under the Days/Weeks field? Or does this mean after 2017, there's no more weeks (example: I don't see 2018 listed, can I assume that there's a week for 2018, 2019, etc)? Final question, if the ad is for a floating week, does this mean the seller has probably used the week for 2016, or does that vary from seller to seller? Thanks!
 
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Most of those questions can be asked by reading the rest of the ad. The headline fill in the blank info probably isn't enough.

First off are you looking at renting or buying?

If renting it may mean those are the range that can be booked or it may mean the owner has several weeks or periods between those dates already booked.

For a sale ad, it would usually indicate a float week but sometimes that period my not be continous and you would need to verify the exact dates. Sometimes when selling an owner has a prime week booked or at least something booked and may expect re-imbursement for 2016 mf or may give 2016 use free.

IMO good ads will have at least most of the answers spelled out but you still may need to contact the owner to ask these questions.

Most resorts and systems with float weeks require the better weeks to be booked 8-12 months in advance. If you are looking for a specific less than prime week there still may be availability for 2016. The owner may or may not be willing to negotiate for usage starting in 2016 vs 2017.
 

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Thanks for letting me know I'm not going crazy. I'm looking specifically for buying. So you're saying that when they have multiple weeks it could go either way (maybe they DO have two weeks, or maybe that's the range of when they can be used)? And it's normal that the next several years aren't listed on the ads (it's weird that 2017 would be listed, but not from then on).

Thanks for the quick reply!
 

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I think when they start an ad the max they can go is one year range from the date they wrote the add. Some might use the same outline for both renting and selling thus the odder full year instead of showing the range in a calendar year.
 

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I think when they start an ad the max they can go is one year range from the date they wrote the add. Some might use the same outline for both renting and selling thus the odder full year instead of showing the range in a calendar year.


That makes total sense! Everyone on here is so friendly and full of knowledge! Glad to be part of TUG! Cheers!
 

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Why not reply to the listing with your questions? People trying to sell something should be happy to clear things up for you.
 
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