Time share - pluses and minuses
January 3, 2014 8:48 PM Subscribe
Do you own a time share? What do you love about it? What do you hate about it? What would you have liked to know before you bought it?
We're on the fence on buying a time share with a name brand. But the hype and fears around the concept make our judgement clouded. Please share your advice and anecdotes.
posted by Rabarberofficer to Home & Garden (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Assume that we have the economy to purchase the time share up front (almost). And can cover the upkeep for a reasonable future.
We would like to use the "points" generated from the time share to stay at hotels, but also to return to the place where the time share is located. Our decision making process is severely affected by both the hype and fear surrounding the concept of time sharing (or fractional owning, if you like that better...)
What do you as a time share owner love about it? And what's the drawbacks? Would you buy one again if you could?
Do you hate it? Has the terms changed? Extra fees appeared? Points lost value?
What would you do differently today? What questions would you ask the friendly sales person?
Have you even bought a time share in the resale market (ie EBay)? Have you ever made some real money from it?
You're more than welcome to advice us in Memail if you prefer. Thank you!