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Did anyone buy timeshares on craigslist? I have no idea about timeshares but am interested in buying one?what are the pros and cons of timeshare?

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sb75

Asked by sb75 at 9:29 PM on Mar. 23, 2011 in Travel

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  • The bad part is the yearly maintenance fees.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:33 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • We bought our first timeshare on Ebay. It was a good deal. We have never been to it. We have traded it on RCI every year and bought a number of additional weeks for very little.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 10:00 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • We didn't buy our timeshare online but we love where we are at. We use it every year to go on vacation a couple of times a year. We also trade on RCI but the last minute deals we are offered are great we use often. The maintenance can get expensive and if you are not flexible it may be hard to book the resort that you want.
    Kari126

    Answer by Kari126 at 10:26 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I've been tempted to do a timeshare a few times, but I've never actually done it.
    sherribeare

    Answer by sherribeare at 10:44 AM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • We have one. We love ours. But yeah, it sucks to pay maintainance fees, but the upside is that the maintainance fees are less than paying for a couple weeks use of a condo in a desireable location.

    I would educate yourself on how the particular timeshare works that you are looking at buying. Is it a fixed week? Is it points that you can use at any of their locations?

    There are usually timeshare forums for each of the timeshare companies and you can join and ask a lot of questions.
    slw123

    Answer by slw123 at 11:01 AM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • We are currently getting out of our timeshare, they have to many so called dues for this and dues for that and the yearly fees became outrageous. It just wasn't worth the hassles anymore.
    mlgrob57

    Answer by mlgrob57 at 11:41 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

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