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Old February 7, 2009, 10:06 AM   #1
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Ads for free timeshares on Craigslist

Here are a few of the ads I've found while seaching on Craigslist. I don't own any of these weeks and I can't answer any questions on the ads, I'm just posting what I've found.
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Here's a free timeshare in Branson:
Paradise Point Resort at Holister, MO
http://wichita.craigslist.org/vac/1010118648.html

Here's another free timeshare in Branson:
Suites at Fall Creek
http://springfield.craigslist.org/vac/1006779868.html

Here's a free timeshare in N Daytona Beach:
Celebrity Resorts: Harbor Club at Palm Coast
http://muncie.craigslist.org/vac/1005548137.html

Here's a free timeshare in Indio, CA:
Indian Palms
http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/vac/1021820371.html

$10 timeshare at Foxhunt - week #26 (July 4th)
Sapphire, N Carolina:
http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/for/996966089.html
(per other owners, this gets an AC and trades well)

Here's a free timeshare in Canyon Lake, TX (near San Antonio):
http://austin.craigslist.org/reo/1007348413.html

Here's a free timeshare in Cable, Wicsonsin:
Telemark Resort
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/vac/1023240504.html

Here's a free timeshare in Anaheim, CA:
Peacock Suites
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/vac/1008519412.html

Here's a free time share at Padre Island, TX:
http://montana.craigslist.org/reo/1008761117.html

Free timeshare at Pompano Beach, FL:
Seaside Beach Club
http://southjersey.craigslist.org/vac/1005660513.html

Free timeshare at Kitty Hawk, NC:
Seascape Golf and Beach Villas
http://norfolk.craigslist.org/reo/1017803586.html

Free timeshare at Myrtle Beach:
The Yachtsman Resort
http://delaware.craigslist.org/reo/1006085398.html
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Old February 7, 2009, 10:33 AM   #2
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It's nice of you to post these. Thanks! I hope someone can use them.
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Old February 8, 2009, 11:31 AM   #3
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Here are a few of the ads I've found while seaching on Craigslist. I don't own any of these weeks and I can't answer any questions on the ads, I'm just posting what I've found.
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Here's a free timeshare in Branson:
Paradise Point Resort at Holister, MO
http://wichita.craigslist.org/vac/1010118648.html

Here's another free timeshare in Branson:
Suites at Fall Creek
http://springfield.craigslist.org/vac/1006779868.html

Here's a free timeshare in N Daytona Beach:
Celebrity Resorts: Harbor Club at Palm Coast
http://muncie.craigslist.org/vac/1005548137.html

Here's a free timeshare in Indio, CA:
Indian Palms
http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/vac/1021820371.html

$10 timeshare at Foxhunt - week #26 (July 4th)
Sapphire, N Carolina:
http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/for/996966089.html
(per other owners, this gets an AC and trades well)

Here's a free timeshare in Canyon Lake, TX (near San Antonio):
http://austin.craigslist.org/reo/1007348413.html

Here's a free timeshare in Cable, Wicsonsin:
Telemark Resort
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/vac/1023240504.html

Here's a free timeshare in Anaheim, CA:
Peacock Suites
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/vac/1008519412.html

Here's a free time share at Padre Island, TX:
http://montana.craigslist.org/reo/1008761117.html

Free timeshare at Pompano Beach, FL:
Seaside Beach Club
http://southjersey.craigslist.org/vac/1005660513.html

Free timeshare at Kitty Hawk, NC:
Seascape Golf and Beach Villas
http://norfolk.craigslist.org/reo/1017803586.html

Free timeshare at Myrtle Beach:
The Yachtsman Resort
http://delaware.craigslist.org/reo/1006085398.html

I sent an email to the owner of this one: $10 timeshare at Foxhunt - week #26 (July 4th)
Sapphire, N Carolina:
http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/for/996966089.html
I asked if the week trades in II or RCI. It makes a big difference.
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Old February 9, 2009, 05:30 PM   #4
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Foxhunt is dual affiliated

I also contacted the owner of the Foxhunt week. He and his brother inherited it in the 80s when their father died. I don't think they ever traded it and barely used it. This week is really tempting but I think I'm going to pass, I hope I don't regret this decision.

Foxhunt is dual affiliated, FXH - Interval International and #3421 - RCI

According to another owner (and TUG moderator) FoxHunt receives an AC when deposited with Interval and is a good trader. I don't know how it trades with RCI.

So if you're a newbie looking for your first timeshare, this would probably be a good one.

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Old February 9, 2009, 05:36 PM   #5
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Another free timeshare:

Here's a free timeshare in Hawaii:
Maunaloa Village By The Sea in Kailua-Kona
http://honolulu.craigslist.org/mau/zip/1011442581.html
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Old February 9, 2009, 06:05 PM   #6
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Here's a free timeshare in Hawaii:
Maunaloa Village By The Sea in Kailua-Kona
http://honolulu.craigslist.org/mau/zip/1011442581.html
Pics of Mauna Loa can be seen here. We really liked our stay there. I think the mf's are really high, though.
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Old February 9, 2009, 08:03 PM   #7
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Here's another, at Morritt's Tortuga in Grand Cayman. It's a bit hard to tell, but I think the owner is offering it for free.

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/for/1021998157.html
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Old February 12, 2009, 10:09 AM   #8
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Here are more free timeshares:

2 weeks at Club Ocean Villas II in Ocean City, Maryland
http://easternshore.craigslist.org/reo/1021383102.html

TANGLWOOD RESORT HAWLEY, PENNSYLVANIA
http://syracuse.craigslist.org/reo/1006286093.html

STONY COURT AT BRYCE MOUNTAIN BAYSE, VIRGINIA
http://richmond.craigslist.org/reo/1005905937.html

2 weeks at Northshore at Chautauqua in Chautauqua, New York
(includes banked weeks with RCI)
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/for/1029666439.html
Favorable TUG reviews on this one

Aspen at Streamside Unit 203 Week 12 - pay the maintenance fees
http://denver.craigslist.org/for/1005168621.html
maintenance is high but this is a prime ski week in Colorado
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Old February 19, 2009, 11:24 PM   #9
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Free Breezy Point timeshare

Here a free Thanksgiving week at Breezy Point
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/zip/1042372591.html
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Old February 19, 2009, 11:52 PM   #10
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More Craigslist ads

Free Silverleaf at Holly Lake
http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/for/1010663377.html

Almost free ($50) timeshare at Harbour Cove, northern Michigan
http://detroit.craigslist.org/for/1034743546.html

Free week at Mariner's Point Resort, Crossville Tenn
http://nashville.craigslist.org/for/1006853861.html
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Old February 20, 2009, 08:06 AM   #11
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what do you all use to globally search craig's list? Google?
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Old February 20, 2009, 12:49 PM   #12
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I use google advance key
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Old February 24, 2009, 07:33 PM   #13
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More free timeshares

Here's a free timeshare at Lake Shore Village Resort in Weare, NH
http://nashville.craigslist.org/for/1006853861.html

Here's a free timeshare at the Ridge Sierra at Lake Tahoe
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/1047268475.html
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Old February 28, 2009, 09:12 PM   #14
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Red face

Craigslist is pretty good stuff but you still have to be careful... check this link regarding a scam targeting timeshare listings. I am sure there are variations on this method also.

http://www.consumerfraudreporting.or..._timeshare.php
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Old February 28, 2009, 09:50 PM   #15
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Craigslist is pretty good stuff but you still have to be careful... check this link regarding a scam targeting timeshare listings. I am sure there are variations on this method also.
http://www.consumerfraudreporting.or..._timeshare.php
That scam has been around for years and has been much discussed on TUG, and frankly I can't imagine anyone with any business sense falling for it. Also - it doesn't have anything to do with getting a timeshare for free. Just because a timeshare is free, doesn't mean you can't use a reputable closing/escrow company to handle the transfer and make sure everything is legit.
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Old March 17, 2009, 06:50 PM   #16
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Here are a bunch more ads I found on Craigslist.

Free Wyndham points
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/trv/1071483968.html

Free timeshare - Whistler, BC
http://saginaw.craigslist.org/vac/1029134970.html

Free timeshare - Ormond Beach, FL
http://daytona.craigslist.org/for/1071642903.html

Free timeshare - New Smyrna Beach, FL
http://daytona.craigslist.org/for/1069937953.html

Pay maintenance & transfer for the Resort on Cocoa Beach, FL
http://orlando.craigslist.org/for/1068673096.html

Pay maintenance & tranfer for a Diamond resort in Orlando
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/1076838238.html
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Old March 17, 2009, 09:30 PM   #17
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All I can say is WOW!
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Old March 19, 2009, 12:53 PM   #18
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I am looking for Wyndham points but it depends upom MF

who want to make committment for life
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Old March 27, 2009, 12:34 PM   #19
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More free timeshares

Newport Bay Club, RI
http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/for/1093866540.html

Liki Tiki, Orlando, FL
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bar/1093964365.html

Blue Tree Resort, Orlando, FL
http://denver.craigslist.org/vac/1082569266.html
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Old March 29, 2009, 01:31 PM   #20
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What do you put in the search? I tried craigslist timeshare for sale, and still got tons of stuff that weren't craiglist listings even though I used the "all these words" option.
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Old March 29, 2009, 10:47 PM   #21
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I responded immediately and positively to one of those ads for a free timeshare, and never received a response. How legit are they?
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Old March 29, 2009, 11:00 PM   #22
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I responded immediately and positively to one of those ads for a free timeshare, and never received a response. How legit are they?
I think with everything, some are legit, and some aren't. It's possible that the person found someone to take the TS rather quickly and didn't bother responding to others who later wrote them. If they weren't legit, they probably would have written back and said that they needed some sort of deposit to pay for the closing/transfer/resort fees involved in giving the TS to you.
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Old March 30, 2009, 07:12 AM   #23
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Here is what I do:
I go to google, advanced search and put in free timeshare or something similar. I put craigslist.org in the domain to search.
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Old March 30, 2009, 08:10 AM   #24
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I responded immediately and positively to one of those ads for a free timeshare, and never received a response. How legit are they?
We posted an apartment for rent on Kijiji last week (our family business manages a few small apartment buildings) -- we were inundated with calls and emails and actually signed the lease the next day. We didn't have time to get back to everybody who tried to contact us, especially the people who were asking questions where the answer was an absolute NO. eg. wanted to rent it without seeing it.

I think if it is a private person selling their timeshare, you're more likely to run into this. Like us, they don't need to make contacts for future business.

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Old March 30, 2009, 12:11 PM   #25
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Thanks for the responses. I finally did hear from the seller today, so it was legit. Not a private person but someone who works out of the resort, they want to choose the closing company and want me to pay upfront.

I assume they are trying to get rid of deadbeat accounts.
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