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Old 01-08-2020, 05:17 PM   #1
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After doing a timeshare presentation last year through Marriott I decided to check on a used contract. They wanted to sell me a 2500 point contract for 14.50 per point but was willing to sell for half price of I bought then.

On redweek.com I found a bunch of Marriott contracts. The best deal is a 1500 point contract at $2 a point. For.me I would use it at Hilton head in January. Well how much will a 1500 point contract get? There are 4 resorts I would use it at. Surfwatch and Baring beach are 650 points a week, Grand ocean is 825 points a week and it's 400 a week at shelter cove.

Maintenance is 1100 for the 1500 points. I guess we should not complain about dvc compared to Marriott.
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Old 01-08-2020, 05:31 PM   #2
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In Marriotts defense, that gets you a 2 bedroom villa that sleeps 6-8. Shelter Cove 2 bedrooms are smaller. There are no studios or lock offs.
A January week at DVC is way more expensive in buy in and Maintenance Fee.

Also the activities are outstanding and many are free.
Just spent 3 weeks on Hilton Head at Surfwatch, Barony, Harbour Point, Harbor Club in 2 & 3 bedroom villas.
Also Disney’s HHI.
My hang up is I prefer the off-season, like you, and I want to own a home on the Island.
The Island was over 98% occupancy weeks 51&52 so it’s getting tougher to find off peak availability.
Not to mention, MVC is buying up their competition.
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:29 PM   #3
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Marriott resale has hefty transfer fee.

I just spend 2 nights in 3 bedroom at Surfwatch, booked direct paid cash.
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:11 PM   #4
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How much is the transfer fee
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:20 PM   #5
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How much is the transfer fee
I totally forgot but I believe it was close to $3/pp

Anything that cost you less then 6-7/pp have greater chances of ROFR.
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:29 PM   #6
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I looked it up but it's 200 for every 250 point increment with a minimum fee of 3000. It was 2000 but they just raised it. Sure glad I bought Disney!
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:36 PM   #7
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Make that 500 per incremental 250 points. They have destroyed the resale market.
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:13 PM   #8
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Go to tugbbs.com. Become a member. Best place there is to research timeshares.

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Old 01-09-2020, 01:29 AM   #9
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I own a Marriott week in Hilton Head- the old fashioned way, itís just a deeded week with no Destination Club points (although I do have those associated with my Marriott Mountainside ownership).

I bought my week resale for I think $2500 maybe 5 years ago- itís an every odd year gold season week, garden view unit. Gold season is basically spring and fall, including Labor Day week and Memorial Day week. Current resale value on that week is $1000-$1500.

You could probably pick up a Jan week for free and MF are around $1600/yr- canít recall because I didnít pay any this year, since weíre not coming up on an odd year.

Even though you could get the week for free, Iíd think before doing that- mostly because it might be hard to get rid of down the road. A cheap Interval getaway can be had in Jan typically for less than MF with zero ongoing obligation. Currently thereís Jan 2BR weeks available for around $450 at several different Marriott resorts in Hilton Head- obviously last minute so thatís likely affecting the getaway price but Iíd still assume these weeks can be rented inexpensively. Anyone with an II membership (such as myself) could book you a week with the purchase of a guest certificate.

We also own Marriott Destination Club points so I fully appreciate their utility- I just turned my summer Marriott Mountainside (Park City) 2BR week into a 5 night 1BR summer reservation at Mountainside + a 3 night Marriott Maui Ocean Club oceanview studio reservation + a 2 night Marriott Newport Coast 2BR early Oct reservation. DC points are swell. But theyíre not necessarily the most cost effective way to access Marriott properties.
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Old 01-09-2020, 09:16 AM   #10
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I am not on. the market for any Marriott. I was thinking about the 1500 point contract until I found out about he 3,000 transfer fee.

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