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Who does everyone recommend for timeshare resales?

rach

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My husband and I are considering buying a Marriott timeshare but are not sure what companies/websites are trustworthy for resales. Since everone seems to recommend resale versus developer, who have you all used in the past? I think we are leaning toward the Marriott Aruba Surf Club. Also, my understanding is that Aruba has a high trade value (though lower than Hawaii). Is this correct or was the Marriott representative just trying to sell us? We want a timeshare that we will be able to exchange frequently. Thanks for any help!
 

Bill4728

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Most people here on TUG suggest that you own a TS, that if you can't exchange that you might be happy going to at least 1/2 of the time.

If you are saying that you want to buy Aurba to trade, I'd say don't buy Aruba. Buy one of the many Marriott TS which you'd think that maybe I'd go there if I can't exchange.

Personally IMHO, one of the best Marriott TS for owning and trading is the platinum season at the Marriott TS in Williamburg. You can buy there resell for about $7000 - $9,000.

Good luck
 

mamadot

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I bought 2 of my Marriott timeshares from Shelley at
transactionreality.com

She is very informative and was only a phone call away if I had any questions.
You can ask her about Aruba vs. another Marriott property for trade value and cost.
 

lprstn

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I just went to holidaygroup.com and saw a Hawaii Marriott in Kaui for 7K, not bad.
 

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Cathyb

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Point to ponder with Aruba -- what if there were an airplane strike, fares doubled or even worse trouble with wars, etc. -- you possibly would lose use of your week. We own at Kauai and went thru the 1992 Iniki hurricane disaster. Took three years to get our resort back up to normal.

In other words, you might think about a Marriott closer to home and trade.
 

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I purchased a reale Marriott from Sell My Timeshare Now. You deal directly with the owner. I had no problems. I also purchased from the Holiday Group and had no problems. My first Marriott was purchased from the Marriott Resale department. I was happy with all my transactions. Be sure to check Dioxide's Right of First Refusal website to see what prices Marriott is letting pass. You won't be sorry if you purchase Marriott.
 

tombo

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E-bay has the cheapest prices in most instances. You might buy a week for a good price and Marriott might ROFR it. If that happens simply buy another one and keep trying until you own one.There is a never ending supply of Marriott's for sale on e-bay. Marriott is not ROFR'ing very often (if at all) with the economy like it is. I personally won't buy a week at any resort that has ROFR in their contract, but that is for another thread.
 
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