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Where have you successfully sold or given away your timeshare?

Discussion in 'Buying, Selling, Renting' started by Panina, Sep 6, 2017.

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Where have you successfully sold or given away your timeshare?

  1. Tug

    29 vote(s)
    50.9%
  2. Ebay

    10 vote(s)
    17.5%
  3. Redweek

    7 vote(s)
    12.3%
  4. RE Agent independent

    3 vote(s)
    5.3%
  5. Sold thru HOA or RE representing HOA

    3 vote(s)
    5.3%
  6. Gave back to HOA

    20 vote(s)
    35.1%
  7. Sellmytimesharenow

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Buyatimeshare

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Gave to family or friend

    9 vote(s)
    15.8%
  10. Other, please post so we know what other is

    18 vote(s)
    31.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Have you had success selling or giving your timeshare away? Many of us have, so trying to see what methods have been the most sucessful.

    I have so far success with 3. One I deeded back to the HOA, another I gave to a fellow tugger and the third my HOA did a permanent trade for a week I could use.
     
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  2. linsj

    linsj TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Please add Craigslist to your list. I gave away several there, as well as one on TUG.
     
  3. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    I tried to edit, but it won't let me change the list. I asked in the survey, when other is selected to post like you did. I will keep track of the posts and report on where most others came from.
     
  4. Egret1986

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    Other: Craigslist, MyResortNetwork
     
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  5. DaveNW

    DaveNW TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Other: Private direct sale to a coworker. The rest were eBay and Tug.

    Dave
     
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  6. donnaval

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    My "others" - Craigs List (1), My Resort Network (1), gave back to Wyndham (several small contracts), let expire when it was time to renew with Mayan Palace (2), gave back to Diamond (1), gave back to Daily Management (1). Would still like to give away a couple more.
     
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  7. FreeIn2010

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    Club Wyndham, Bluegreen, a handful of East Coast beach resorts
    Other: gave a fixed week to a family member of someone on the Bluegreen Yahoo group forum
     
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  8. Pietin

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    Wyndham-Glacier Canyon, Star Island, Cypress Palms, Pagosa Spring, Kingsgate, DVC - OKW, VGF
    Gave a couple back to the HOA's, one to Wyndham Ovations, one to an HOA on with a years maintenance fee, and other to the HOA as the resort went bankrupt. We did give one away on tug and several a few years back to a company called Donate for a Cause, they took them for free but I don't know if they still operate. I guess we have had more timeshare than I care to admit, been doing this since 1997. We have moth most through resale so it doesn't hurt too much to give them back or away.
     
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  9. rod

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    AQUISITION:
    1989 from developer -------------- Oakmont
    1990 from developer -------------- Powhatan
    1993 from resale broker ---------- Ventura
    2001 from eBay on-line auction --- Tree Tops
    2005 from eBay on-line auction --- Sudendorf
    2005 from eBay on-line auction --- French Lick
    2008 from eBay on-line auction --- Oakmont
    2009 from eBay on-line auction --- Hotel Nashville

    DISPOSAL:
    2002 bidshares on-line auction --- Ventura
    2012 listed on HOA website ------- Oakmont
    2012 deeded to HOA --------------- French Lick
    2015 tax foreclosure by state ---- Sudendorf
    2015 deeded to developer --------- Powhatan
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2017
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  10. klpca

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    My "others" were through 1) a Facebook buy/sell group and 2) brokered through Marriott.

    Otherwise, I have used the TUG Marketplace, the TUG Bargain Deals, and my most recent one is a private sale to an individual found through the HOA.
     
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  11. byeloe

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    sold my Westgate on bidshares(I think that was the name 15 years ago)
    sold my South Africa to a broker? that was mentioned in the SA forum here on tug
     
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  12. chellej

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    I gave 3 away on Tug under the bargain deals, Did a direct exchange with other tuggers for 3 different weeks, sold multiple on ebay and several on redweek.
     
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  13. waffleman

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    I have two that I want to give away, any suggestions?
     
  14. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    I would first call your resort to see if they will take a deed back. If not start by listing them on Tug Bargain Deal and placing an ad in the Tug Marketplace. Lots of other ideas here to try too that were shared in the previous responses.
     
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    Me too - I gave away one for FREE on Craigslist. I probably could have asked for $50 or $100.
     
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    When I was at my timeshare in the Bahamas I talked to people at the pool and found several who were enjoying themselves. I sold mine for the annual maintenance fee I had just paid. Since I had multiple weeks it was great to get rid of one without any additional cost to me and we did the paperwork right on site. Easy way.
     
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    Sold 2 timeshares back to Marriott, for pennies on the dollar, but we're rid of them!
     
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    Gave one away I think via TUG years ago, and then ultimately regretted it and am now looking to replace it lol.
     
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    gave one away on TUG, paid HOA to take one back, and managed to sell two weeks at a very low price when we were visiting the resort.
     
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    We greatly enjoy Timeshares and Own Six Marriott Vacation Club Atlantic Ocean Front in Hilton Head, one Marriott Vacation Club Atlantic Ocean Front in Palm Beach Shores, Treetops Gatlinburg, and one in Canaan Valley, WV.

    Been Timesharing for nearly 30 years, and have exchanged all over US, Mexico, Europe.

    Been buying and selling properties for 30 years, and selling will huge success.

    Found that our FT Meyers Beach and Marathon, FL properties actually sold at small profit.
     
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    Every now and then, the Newly TUG listed Bargain Basement Timeshares for sale, all under $500 offer a great buy, and we recommend.
     
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    In 2000, we sold our Whiski Jack Red Week back to the developer for 1/3 of what we paid for it in 1993. Never used it and it was a poor trader. A one bdrm unit at Banff Rocky Mountain we, in essence, gave back to the HOA by not paying our maintenance fees after we learned we were paying the same amount in fees as the owners of 2 bdrm units having twice the space our one bdrm unit had. Management wouldn't correct that allocation.
     
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    for the life of me i can't see why anyone would want to "GIVE AWAY" a timeshare that they paid mucho $$$$$ for. if the property has become so unearthly bad, either from a cosmetic or financial disgrace point of view, sue the owners/sales department of the timeshare. timeshare owners haven't, for the most part, disposed of their sales price.............and exorbitant maintenance fees...................for charity's sake. i own in THE MANHATTAN CLUB, NYC. check it out: you'll see what we owners of this timeshare are going through.......and this is for prime new york city property. REALLY FOLKS, do you think we should give it away? NEVER.
     
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    I just (almost) completed transferring ownership of two timeshares via LT Transfers. They were highly recommended by Denise, and other Tuggers. It was simple, and not pricey. Thank you all! The signed paperwork is in the mail!
     
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