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Marriott Timeshare Question.

Staying at the Grande Vista...any idea what the prices will start out for a timeshare there. I am commited to listening to a presentation as part of my trip..was just curious as to what they cost to begin with. Thanks

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1. Re: Marriott Timeshare Question.

Depends on the season you buy and the # of bedrooms. We purchased a 2BR in the Gold Season (not peak) for around $20K. I don't remember the exact amount, but it was in that area. We already own in Aruba and find the Marriott experience works well for us. We like that the property is deeded to us, and it can be willed to our kids when the time comes (hopefully not for a LONG time!!). Whether you purchase or not, I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself. The property is beautiful, and only about a 10 minute drive to Disney, less to Sea World. When you get there, see if you can ask to have Nick Autiello do your presentation. He's who did ours and we found him extremely helpful and knowledgable.

Also, to put you at ease, it's a VERY LOW PRESSURE presentation.

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Check out www.bidshares.com (thanks, bssd) and see what the resales are actually going for now. You can save a lot on resales; never buy at a presentation. If buying from a developer, you can always buy later, after testing and researching what they told you; don't take anything at face value. Also see if the developer (Marriott) has "first right of refusal" on resales; this would apply both to if you're buying a resale and/or buying from a developer. If the developer can void a transaction between two private persons and take it at the agreed on price, or keep you from giving the timeshare to someone (which is what "first right of refusal" essentially is; all resale transactions have to pass their desk before going through), that takes away from the idea of "owning" a timeshare for me; its not really true ownership, unless I can sell it to whomever I want at our set price without interference from the developer.

If you haven't already, check out the "Timeshares/Vacation Rentals" forum on TA.

Marriott Vacation Club International has a form at www.vacationclub.com, where you can ask for a proposal for buying a timeshare; you could fill that out and wait for their response to get something.

My understanding is that beyond buying the timeshare, the club is going to cost extra fees.

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the first thing you do is ask them about the forecloser ones first cause they give you the highest priced ones first then work they way down that's what I did at Westgate and got 1 for $8000 so go that route first

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