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Buyer tips

  • Are timeshares still about timeshares?

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    I was talking to a friend recently, who owns a fair amount of timeshare points. She said "Timeshares aren't really about timeshares anymore. It's now about your entire travel experience."

    Is that true? And if so, is it a good thing? Continue...
  • How much is my timeshare worth?

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    A lot of people want to know the answer to this:
    "I own a timeshare at __________. I bought it in ______ for ______ and have fully paid it off. I haven't been able to use it recently, and I'd like to sell it. How much can I expect to get for it?"
    I don't have figures for all timeshares at my fingertips, but I can tell you how to research this yourself. Here's a good way to see what your timeshare is worth... Continue...
  • Should I upgrade my week to RCI points?

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    Here's a question I get quite frequently - it goes something like this: . . . "We recently attended a presentation, where they told us we could upgrade/convert our week and get points, for $x,xxx. They said weeks like ours aren't very useful anymore, and if we want to get good vacations, we'll need to have points. Should we convert? Is this a good deal?" Continue...
  • Duped timeshare buyers score a victory

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    You've heard the horror stories. Maybe it even happened to you... A couple is steamrollered into buying a timeshare by salespeople who promise them the moon. Later, they discover the promises were lies. A Tennessee couple fought back [...] Read more...
  • Should I cancel my timeshare purchase?

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    "I just bought a timeshare at ____________, and I'm wondering if I made a mistake. Should I cancel my purchase?" Unfortunately, there are a lot of timeshare buyers out there with this question. While every situation is different, here's what I think [...] Continue...
  • All About Interval International Points

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    RCI Points are popular and well known. In comparison, Interval International's point system has been flying under the radar, and most people know little about it. There are key differences between Interval and RCI timeshare points systems [...] Continue...
  • Buying a Timeshare in a Tax Auction

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    If a landowner fails to pay their property taxes, the county can seize the property and put it up for auction. Did you know timeshares can also be seized for tax default and auctioned by the government? There are online auctions where you can find these... Continue...
  • Selling Timeshares Like Tupperware

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    Back in the 1950s, ladies would gather at a friend's house for a Tupperware party. Over cookies and tea, they'd hear about (and purchase) the latest food storage products. Today, similar parties sell everything from jewelry, to chocolate, to... Continue article...