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Thread: PLEASE help.... buying a timeshare for the first time. need honest advice

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    Please excuse me, I'm a Dick. Not a moron just a Dick
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    And who is one of the leaders in discounted vacation rentals? The following is their $299/week offering today:

    604 Resorts (14708 available units)

    And how many are at Gold Crown Fine Kettle of Fish?: 120 check-in nights available
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    It took awhile to make the connection, and get back to my computer, but maybe what I posted in another thread today is the best route for the OP, if anyone knows what it is RCI is talking about here:

    • In response to customer demand, a series of new short-term and trial ownerships are being brought into the marketplace so you can now sample the timeshare lifestyle without making a lifetime commitment right away - See more at: http://www.rci.com/pre-rci-en_GB/lea....KEqsJgMS.dpuf

    Almost expected . . . the link does not work.

    That statement was here, under "Did You Know?":

    http://www.rci.com/pre-rci-en_GB/lea...timeshare.page
    Last edited by JLB; 07-08-2014 at 04:54 PM.
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    You might want to consider using this website that RCI set up for military people.
    You can stay at alot of the same resorts without the long term commitment.

    http://www.afvclub.com/military_vacation_deals

    If you really have your heart set on owning a timeshare and have not been dissuaded by
    every one here just yet, IMO you should buy into a points system that has internal
    trading like Bluegreen, Worldmark or Wyndham instead of buying a fixed week
    which may not work for your lifestyle.

    Welcome to the forum and thanks for your service.

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    Sure, why buy the cow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLB View Post
    Sure, why buy the cow?

    Says the man with a herd who also owns 2 other homes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyg View Post
    Those who say no to ownership are those who can't give the timeshares they own away.
    Which narrows it down to a few million timeshare owners, plus everyone who doesn't own one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyg View Post
    Says the man with a herd who also owns 2 other homes.
    Seen the price of dairy lately?
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    I feel like I, and several other people here, have been very negative. I own 3 timeshares and paid less than $1000 for all 3 combined. They are not great traders, but over the years I've gotten some really nice trades; however, most of the time I've not gone in prime time. Not sorry I bought. If you really want to buy, do not buy direct from resort!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy View Post
    I feel like I, and several other people here, have been very negative. I own 3 timeshares and paid less than $1000 for all 3 combined. They are not great traders, but over the years I've gotten some really nice trades; however, most of the time I've not gone in prime time. Not sorry I bought. If you really want to buy, do not buy direct from resort!

    Nancy
    I tried to temper my realism with post #22, if anyone can figure out what RCI is saying there.

    Even in my heyday of timeshare revelry, I could never have encouraged a 21-year old who hasn't bought a house and has no idea where he might be or what he might be doing in two years (assumption on my part) to get locked into a forever timeshare obligation. There's just too many ways to get a taste of it without a lifetime obligation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLB View Post
    Seen the price of dairy lately?
    Bought a gallon of milk for $ 2.69 Sunday.

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