- Dec 20, 2005
- Reaction score
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Resorts Owned
WKORV OFD (Maui)
WSJ-VGV (St. John)
I have friends that own 2br Westin Kanapali, bought it when it was preconstruction and have never been there. They can't seem to plan far enough in advance. They have use staroptions for princeville and sheraton and exchanged 1 year for both a week in colorado and 1 week Avalon isla murales as well as a few nights in Cancun.
But they enjoy the TS and do whatever they want with it?
Glad to hear they enjoy TSing - they unlikely want to hear about the money they would have saved buying in the states since they are using their expensive SOs to exchange anyway - and saving even more $ buying resale... and more value buying Mandatory.
This is where researching TS systems can save a lot - by choosing one that best fits your needs - and being patient to find the best value - this would have saved $25-30K (in this case - for example - buying the same SOs resale at a Mandatory resort like WKV (west) or SVV (east)).
Fortunately - for SVO - they get folks when they are most vunerable (and sell beautiful vacation dreams).
Fortunately - for SVO buyers - there is TUG for those few who get this far.
(I say 'few' because I would guessimate that <1% ever get here)
I continually tell folks I meet that own TSs about TUG - and I don't think many have ever ventured here. Why is this? One reason I would imagine is related in some part to a type of 'buyers remorse'.