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New guy here. Last week visited WKORV (fantastic stay) and bought a 2BR EOY unit at Princeville Kauai for the asking price of $33,500. As an incentive they awarded 120,000 Star points and an option to purchase an additional 80,000 for $1550.
They also offered a one year option to purchase an additional week to make it every year for an additional $22,000.

THANK YOU folks here at TUG for saving me many thousands of $$$$$.
Had until tonight to rescind the deal, which I did yesterday.
Again, many thanks.
Been lurking and reading/learning for the past 4 days.

So glad I found you folks in the nick of time !!:clap:
 

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Once owned these: FirstFairway@Walden X 2; Lawai Beach; ManhattanClub; PuebloBonitoRose; 4 South Africa--now timeshare-free
So glad I found you folks in the nick of time !!:clap:
Welcome to TUG. We love reading stories like yours! Hope you'll stick around and learn all you can about timesharing. It's a great way to vacation, and there are ways to do it more economically than buying from a developer as you have already learned.
 

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Thank you Karen G.
I will be sticking around and learning all I can. Timesharing is very alluring to me and family. The power of the internet is amazing in its information sharing.
 

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Thank you Karen G.
I will be sticking around and learning all I can. Timesharing is very alluring to me and family. The power of the internet is amazing in its information sharing.
congrats! Head to ebay for a resale after you done your hw
 

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Before you buy look in to doing a few rentals so you can get to know some resorts and systems.
 

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Welcome to TUG. So glad that the folks here helped you out. The members of TUG are the best. It is a very welcoming and savvy group. Enjoy!

Dori
 

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While you are researching, look into purchasing at Sheraton Desert Oasis (SDO) - I bought a 1-BR for $250 on Ebay and it trades into Westin Princeville!
 

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While you are researching, look into purchasing at Sheraton Desert Oasis (SDO) - I bought a 1-BR for $250 on Ebay and it trades into Westin Princeville!

That's an excellent point. One could trade into WKORV at will with very little up front cost and a fraction of the MFs.
 

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Welcome to Tug :hi:
Feel free to post in the Starwood and other forums that you may be interested in and learn about the different systems and get advice as to what your best options are to achieve your vacation goals.

And- give yourself a pat on the back for coming here first and not getting so caught up in vacation mode that you looked back in a week or two and realized you spent thousands more than you needed to to get exactly the same reservations. Double congrats for that- since you saved well into the five figures!!
 

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Oh, Hallelujah! It is so wonderful to read stories like this. I dearly wish we'd been as smart before we bought our first ... three, I believe. I knew there had to be a resale market, but I didn't know where to look. We were tasty bait for the sharks.
Good for you! Jean
 

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hallelujah,,

another soul saved,, another sheep in the flock..

welcome to the flock. :hi:

I see you have already spent some of the money we saved you by joining TUG.. good move..

lot to learn and many to learn from.. I am sure you will become addicted to timeshare like the rest of us.. :D
 

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Check out all of TUG's forums, for regions, systems, newbies, etc - but stay on the lounge too. We talk about all kinds of things (except the verboten subjects :ignore: ) and we're generally friendly :hi: . Someone recently said she felt like she was in someone's living room :)
 
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