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What more do I ask. Buying resale

AlbertaTravel

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I am looking at buying and I've been reading Tug for a while but sometimes there is that one question no one ever thinks of. I know where the TS is. I know it trades with II. I know it is 1-17 and 40-50. I can buy thru Holiday Group or Redweek. I know what it costs new. Its VP Flamingoes in Nuevo Vallarta. They are all new and nice. So what else do I find out. I'ld appreciate some more questions I should be asking.
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See this Timeshare Purchaser's Checklist from the TUG Advice section for 50 possible questions to ask. Some would be better asked of the resort rather than trusting a possible unknown seller. Some of the questions might be taken care of by the closing company.
 

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I know it trades with II. So what else do I find out. I'ld appreciate some more questions I should be asking.
Thanks everyone
Not really questions, but you might also want to read the posts about timesharing in general -- one common recommendation is to have your home resort be one you want to go often -- and maybe even in driving distance (given what's happening with flying these days). And you might want to read the thread about DVC switching to RCI -- you can't count on what might be tradable in II in the future. (Part of the reason we bought was the lure of maybe being able to exchange into II -- but we are now losing that option).
If trading is your main interest: Is the resort of your choice likely to be a strong trader -- high quality resort in a high demand area?
 

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This is good info. I've read the questions on TUG and I actually like the resort and plan on going there and I know I can exchange within the Villa del Palmar resorts as long as I have gold. I guess my thing is trusting a company I only see on the internet or even buying from ebay is scary even if it's only a couple thousand that's still more than I would care to lose.
 

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If you were to buy from eBay, look at the seller's rating. I wouldn't buy from someone who wasn't rated in the high 90's. Also, don't buy from someone who has only a few ratings as a seller, unless it's an individual. In that case, several conversations may make you more comfortable or make you decide that you don't want to do business with them.

Sue
 

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You may want to know how far in advance you can reserve your week. Mine floating weeks allow rezzies a year out which makes it easy for airfare. Some are six months out with is more difficult I think, and you should ask if you can select a week for deposit should you wish to do so, or do they select the week for you which may mean you get a dog trader.
 
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