I am considering buying a Marriott Hawaii resale timeshare through the internet, and not directly from Marriott because of cost savings. I want to hear from people that have purchased through the internet and not from Marriott. Do you feel you receive inferior treatment from Marriott? Examples -Do you have trouble reserving the week you want? Do you feel you get placed in rooms with inferior locations? (All oceanview rooms are not created equally) Are you aware of having lost any benefits because you didn't buy directly from Marriott? Examples - Can you trade your week for points? Do you feel Interval International gives you low priority in your efforts to make trades?
Any feedback, insight or comments will be greatly appreciated.
Marriott is open about saying that people who don't buy directly from Marriott, don't get equal treatment. I wonder if this is a scare tactic or if there it truth to this. Some of my friends who have bought directly from Marriott think there is truth to this.