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Should I buy? Survey

steffb

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Hello! A little backstory. I did a presentation at Garza Blanca about a month ago and purchased a bi-annual contract for a studio. I had 2nd thoughts (mainly because I wasn't getting the value from the RCI weeks I thought I was getting) and was able to rescind the contract. Then I found out about resales and so I am still considering buying something (still leaning towards Garza Blanca) but, I actually prefer to travel in the Caribbean more than Mexico. I do vacation 3-4 times a year and rarely stay a full week anywhere, so I have thought a small points resale may still work for me and yet give me some flexibility to plan other vacations outside of the timeshare world.



1) Is there a vacation destination you wish to visit most of the time or on a regular basis? if so where? The beach, mainly the Caribbean or Florida Gulf Coast

2) Do you want to visit your home resort at least half the time, or do you want to trade more than half the time? Possibly if I like the resort

3) What are your 5 top trade destinations?
Vegas, Hawaii, Florida, Caribbean
4) How many people do you usually travel with - total, including yourself? 1 or 2

5) Can you travel any time, or are you locked into the school schedule? Can travel anytime (prefer the colder seasons)

6) Can you make firm plans 12 or more mos. in advance? Yes

7) Can you vacation for a full week at a time?
Yes

8) What level of accommodations do you prefer on a scale of 1 to 5 stars? 3+

9) How much can you afford to spend upfront, without financing?
$3k

10) How much can you afford to spend every year for a maintenance fee that will come due right after Christmas, and increase each year? Prefer under $1k

11) Are you a detail oriented planner?
No

12) Do you understand that once you buy a timeshare, it may be very difficult to sell or give away, and you are responsible for all fees, until you do? Yes
 
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