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Confused in Vegas :)

Discussion in 'Hilton Grand Vacations Club / HGVC' started by pharmacistking, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. dayooper

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    The OP isn’t looking to stay in Vegas. They are looking to buy points in the HGVC system and use them at other resorts. Vegas has some of the cheapest MF’s in the system.
     
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    I am not following your math on this.

    If you only have a 5 year horizon, the lowest purchase price will trump any MF savings if you include both purchase price and MF in the calculation.

    If you plan to own 5 years (purchase price + (5* MF) then:

    1) Flamingo $10,435 over 5 years.
    2) Paradise $10,900
    3) BLVD: $11,000

    The time value of money (which states that a $1 today is worth more than a $1 tomorrow) only makes this purchase price discount benefit greater because the extra $ spent on MF in future years is discounted.
     
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    Eh, I was trying to show something, but it’s not worth explaining again.
     
  4. PigsDad

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    Was that the name of those fish-bowl drinks w/ the dry ice in them? I was there for a guys weekend many years back and I believe I drank 1 & 1/2 of those myself (I think they were meant to share between 3-4 people!). Now I am a tall, big guy, but my buddies had to help me out of there that night and it couldn't have been easy. :eek: It was a crazy, fun time! :D

    Kurt
     
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  5. CalGalTraveler

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    LoL What happens in Vegas...
     
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    That was it, indeed. We never actually had it since it was that large. But we saw it enough times :)

    "A friend will bail you out of jail. A good friend will be sitting in the cell next to you saying 'damn, that was fun'."

    Cheers.
     
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  7. PigsDad

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    That reminds me of another one:

    "A friend will help you move. A good friend will help you move... the body." :eek:

    Kurt
     
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    make sure to also evaluate Elara
     
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    Agreed. Don’t mean to keep pushing Elara but that’s where we found our AMAZING deal!
     
  10. CalGalTraveler

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    Where did you find it listed? Most Elara's I see with decent HGVC points tend to have a premium. I would love to find a bargain HGVC Elara. Great resort.
     
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    TCHOA25 has a 7k platinum 1BR grand on eBay right now for $6,650. He lists the MF as $891.81 (membership fee not included). He has listed it at least three times and gradually been lowering the price. I bought my Flamingo from him and found him to be prompt, trustworthy, and a good communicator. I have no stake or involvement with the listing. I am looking for an Elara bargain too, but am taking my sweet time.

     
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    I can also vouch for tochoa25. Just finished a deal with them for Paradise and found them fast, efficient and easy to work with. Another option (this is what I did) is to contact them after the listing expires and make an offer outside of eBay. Perfectly within rules., AFAIK, and they do work this way.

    Cheers.
     
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    Just won an auction from a Postcard company for a 5000 points HGVC on the boulevard. For a ridiculously low amount... Will keep you posted if it passes ROFR.
     
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    What is a postcard company?
     
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    Timeshare exit company.
     
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    Just watched a Platinum Odd Use Year 8400 points at Breckinridge go for $0.77 on eBay. Doubt it passes ROFR, but WOW!
     
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    No ROFR at Valdoro AFAIK. Crazy price, but note that this is most likely a summer Platinum week, and would not get you a ski week. Given the fairly high MF at Valdoro, this may not be as big of a bargain as you think.

    Kurt
     
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    You’re right. And I completely forgot about the no ROFR there. Still a crazy price.
     

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