I want to repeat that this is my personal opinion only. You can make your own decision about Timeshare Points and Deeded Weeks.
This is a logical approach and very simple in the opinion of my wife and I. We own 3 deeded timeshare vacation weeks. Think about it. The original concept was to purchase one week’s vacation in a one or two bedroom cabin, condo or whatever, wherein you and your family could look forward to a dedicated one week vacation with your family or friends every year.
You get ownership and title to that one week just like your own home. You pick the week and you own it. 52 weeks in a calender year and 51 weeks actually sold leaving one week every year for routine updating and maintenance. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Outside of owning that week you could join an outside affiliated association, for an extra fee, so you could exchange your week for what’s available anywhere in the world. That’s called banking your week with that outside affiliated association to take two weeks every other year if you so desired. Works pretty good. Well, it has for my wife and I for the last 13 years. We love our timeshare deeded weeks.
Now Timeshare Points comes along.
In our opinion this is a huge money maker for RCI, Wyndham, Hilton, Westgate and other resorts. Take a look at some of the videos below and see if you don’t agree.
For example: Today they sell points that apply to almost everything you can imagine. It leaves out deeded specific weeks. You are sold timeshare points based some of the following ideas the timeshare industry cooked up:
1. So many points starting out with a one bedroom efficiency.
2. So many points based on a one bedroom unit
3. So many points based on a two bedroom unit
4. So many points based on a high demand season at the resort you are receiving the presentation
5. So many points based on a medium demand season at the same resort
6. So many points based on a low demand season at the same resort
7. So many points if you use only 1-2 days at a resort
8. So many points if you want to use a motel, or a room within the same resort
Note: So many points for this and so many points for that – it would make your head swim. And if you don’t have enough points you can buy more points to upgrade.
9. Another thing, these points are not cheap. You also have to pay maintenance fee’s based on points as if you owned a deeded timeshare week.
Now, my wife and I purchased all three deeded weeks on the resale market for a total investment of only $3,401 over the years. We have never had any trouble exchanging to other 5 star timeshare resorts all over the U.S.
We believe if you purchase a timeshare deeded week with no points involved, on the resale market, you will be much happier. Check out ebay, amazon and tug2net.com at smaller non-franchised 5 star resorts. There are some outstanding buys for as little as $1.00 and maybe or maybe not closing cost. Anyway, that’s our opinion, you decide!