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Resale and points


TUG Member
Jan 12, 2006
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San Jose
Sitting here in Ko Olina. Attended a TS presentation and learned about the Marriott points system. Didn't purchase - entry cost is high for my comfort, esp to purchase the number of points that allows us to come back without "purchasing a low number of points now, borrowing ahead, and then buying more points in 2-3 years" - which is what the rep recommended.

This is our second time in 3 years "renting" Ko Olina. It's a nice place...and the kids like it. I wanted to see if we really liked it before getting serious about purchasing a unit.

Seems resale (continues) to be a way to go, but I'm not completely connecting the dots wrt to the "new" points system.

If I were to purchase a resale (say in May), can we chose to keep with the old system, or are we forced to convert to the points system? I believe that we can elect to say as is, week-for-week....Correct?

Insights welcome.
Kind regards,


TUG Member
Feb 29, 2012
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Easy. If you buy resale now, you can't join the optional points program unless they offer to include it as part of Trust Points purchase.