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Just saved someone $1300 or so.

Discussion in 'Buying, Selling, Renting' started by MOXJO7282, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. MOXJO7282

    MOXJO7282 Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    Happy to say I just saved someone probably about $1300. I listed one of my Marriotts for sale and found a buyer and we happened to start a conversation on TSs. He told me he had an Orlando unit that he was trying to unload. He went on to say he was about to pay someone $1700 to sell it for him. I told him he might as well throw the money out the window as they wouldn't sell anything for him. I advised him to list it on Redweek and TUG for $1, pay closing and offer a $100 gift card and it's likely to sell since I see activity on the resort on RW and it would put him at the top of the list of sellers.

    We spoke for some time about Marriott and I told him he wouldn't have to worry about getting stuck with the Marriott because there is always a market for a summer HHI Marriott and that gave him some comfort considering the frustration he had with his previous non-Marriott ownership.

    This guy was so appreciative of the information it was a great feeling to help out a fellow TS owner.
     
  2. PamMo

    PamMo TUG Member

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    Good for you! It's great that you saved him from paying $1,700 up front to sell his timeshare - which most likely would be money thrown into the wind.
     
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  3. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Someone else saved from throwing out money, warms my heart.
     
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    absolutely love timeshare conversations with owners on vacation at timeshares!
     
  5. LannyPC

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    Did he say how much the scammer would allegedly fetch for this property?

    BTW, where did you meet this person and have this conversation?
     
  6. WalnutBaron

    WalnutBaron TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Way to go, Richard! I'm sure you told him about TUG. Once he comes here, he won't believe all that there is to learn about the timeshare world.
     
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