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  • Title: Timeshare Users Group - The first and largest online community of timeshare owners providing timeshare resort reviews, timeshare ratings, FREE timeshare advice and FREE Timeshare Classified ads!
    Descriptive info: .. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.. Sir Francis Bacon.. Welcome to TUG.. Providing the truth about timeshares to owners for over 19 years!.. The Timeshare User's Group, started in 1993.. by a group of Timeshare Owners just like yourself, is a family run self-help organization providing an unbiased source of consumer oriented information and advice on Timeshares.. and the Timeshare concept.. Here at TUG you get.. the truth about timeshares for FREE.. ! Learn more.. About TUG here.. TUG Banner Ads.. click for details on this banner program.. Free Timeshare Ratings.. Timeshare Reviews.. Sales History Data.. Sightings Forum.. Timeshare Marketplace.. -.. General TUG Info.. JOIN TUG NOW.. About TUG.. TUG Help (FAQ).. TUG Newsletter.. Renew Membership.. Payment Options.. Whats new on TUG.. Site Index.. TUGBBS Online Forums.. Free Registration.. Login Now.. FAQ and Help.. Timeshare News/Info.. Free Advice Articles.. Google Timeshare Map.. Selling Your Timeshare.. Free Exchange System.. Direct Exchange List.. TUG Ad Submittal.. TUG Free Samples.. Planning Calendar.. -.. Member Services.. Password Reminder.. Bad Email Address.. Email Update.. Member Referral.. Privacy Statement.. TUG Logo Shop.. Promotions.. Owner Referrals.. Business Ads.. Resort Ads.. Banner Ad Program.. Paypal order form.. TUG Secure Payments.. Latest TUG news and announcements!.. $14,000,000 in Timeshares Sold Rented!.. The TUG Timeshare Marketplace which provides FREE CLASSIFIED ADS FOR TUG MEMBERS has had more than.. FOURTEEN MILLION DOLLARS.. in completed listings to date! With HUNDREDS of completed resale and rental listings EACH MONTH! TUG is easily the best value in the industry for Selling or Renting your Timeshare and proves it can be done WITHOUT HUGE UPFRONT FEES!.. FREE TUG Newsletter!!.. Now you can view the most popular and interesting discussions on TUG as well as get updates of the latest Timeshare Resort Reviews, Timeshare Classified Ads, and Timeshare Exchange opportunities! Sign up for the TUG newsletter today, membership not required!.. Free Timeshare Users Group Newsletter Signup!.. Free Timeshare Exchanges!!.. Tired of paying ever increasing exchange fees? List your timeshare in the Exchange section of the Timeshare Marketplace and trade with other Tuggers for free!! Click the link below for a list of all currently available exchanges on TUG, and add your own for FREE!.. Timeshare Exchanges available on TUG for free!.. Free Timeshare Classified Ads!.. We have had.. over ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND  ...   members all over the world on their vacations! Read more at this link:.. TUG Member Banner.. TUGBBS Online Forums eclipse 63,000 Members!.. Get completely independent and unbiased answers to any and all of your questions from timeshare owners JUST LIKE YOU!! The Bulletin Board is and always will be.. COMPLETELY FREE.. , membership is not required to register and participate on the first and and largest online.. timeshare community forum.. !!!.. Click.. here.. to visit forums!.. Timeshare Community Forums.. Check out our new FREE Top 10 Resorts lists!.. Free Timeshare Ratings and Reviews.. TUG TURNS 20 THIS YEAR!.. Started in 1993 by a group of Timeshare Owners just like yourself, is a family run self-help organization providing an unbiased source of consumer Timeshare info, and the Truth about Timeshares!.. TUG Member Referrals.. Gain referral awards to use toward free membership renewals or free ads.. Click for more details on the.. program.. TUG will help you sell your timeshare!.. We released the new.. TUG TIMESHARE MARKETPLACE.. in 2008 ! This new system provides TUG members with free classified ads with.. HUNDREDS of timeshare sold or rented EACH MONTH.. !.. Join TUG.. and you can place.. The Timeshare Marketplace provides a free venue to Buy Timeshares, Sell Timeshares, view Timeshare Resales and Timeshare Rentals, or even view Trade exchanges of Timeshares.. Why become a TUG member?.. There is an extended TUG resort reviews database here on this web site available only to TUG members.. There are over 4000 resorts covered by this database now and growing weekly.. The reviews also include pictures of the resorts, general resort information and a list of owners' email addresses who are willing to answer additional questions regarding the resorts not covered by the detailed reviews.. This is a quick way to see how our members rate the resorts which they have actually stayed at.. It has become a valuable source of information to use when planning for exchanges.. JOIN TUG TODAY.. and post.. Free Timeshare Classified ads.. (for individuals).. in the.. -Click to learn more-.. Send comments/feedback by email to:.. tug@tug2.. net.. © Copyright 1993-2013 Timeshare Users Group.. PO Box 1442, Orange Park, Fl 32067.. Phone: (904) 298-3185.. page updated apr 2013 by B Rogers - Send email regarding this page to..

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  • Title: Free Timeshare Resort Ratings and Reviews from the Timeshare Users Group!
    Descriptive info: Free Timeshare Resort Ratings and Review Samples!.. This page provides you with 4 free live ratings and review pages within the TUG Timeshare Resort database as a sample for what you get by joining! Members of course have access to these and thousands of other pages just like them for resorts all over the world!.. Members Click Here to Log In.. TUG GUESTS:  ...   Click the links for live resort rating and review pages!.. Fairfield Seawatch Plantation.. (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina).. Marriotts Newport Coast Villas.. (Newport Coast, California).. Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas.. (Lahaina, Hawaii).. The Royal Sands.. (Cancun, Mexico).. Unlimited Free Timeshare Classified ads.. (for individuals).. © Copyright 1993-2011 Timeshare Users Group.. page updated Jun 3, 2011 by B Rogers - Send email regarding this page to..

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  • Title: Timeshare Users Group Web Banner Advertising Program!
    Descriptive info: TUG Web Advertising Program!.. This page provides information on TUG Banner Advertising across all of the TUG websites.. The TUG Banner Ad program has become one of the best and most cost effective advertising sources for timeshare related businesses.. The TUG website has become the most active timeshare site on the Internet generating.. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF HITS A DAY FROM TIMESHARE OWNERS!!!.. Now you can access that advertising potential by using either of our TUG Ad Programs below!.. Newsletter Ads.. Brand New pricing for 2013!.. A few months ago TUG began delivering a FREE and 100% opt in newsletter to both its members, and the general public.. This newsletter is distributed on a weekly basis to more than 35,000 verified and legitimate SUBSCRIBED emails.. and this number grows each week!.. You can view a sample of one of our newsletters here:.. TUG Newsletter Sample.. A short paragraph of your choice, as well as the link of your choice will be inserted into the newsletter as the 4th "news and highlights" item.. This advertising is obviously more targeted than the banner ads, and is priced differently on a per newsletter basis of course with discounts available for purchasing multiple weeks!.. 1 Newsletter Ad: $150.. 2 Newsletter Ads: $275.. 4 Newsletter Ads: $500.. (for more than a month's worth or additional questions, please contact.. ).. To begin, simply email tug@tug2.. net both the link you wish to include, and the paragraph advertisement for verification.. Once approved you can submit payment using any of the options available below!.. You are also welcome to register your own email address to recieve the free TUG newsletter if not already done so, it can be done here:.. http://tug2.. com/newsletter.. Banner Ads.. Our ad program is designed so that all banners are equal and are randomly rotated throughout our site to generate the number of impressions purchased per level.. This lets you determine the amount of advertising exposure you would like on TUG and order the level you need to create that exposure.. The Bronze Level would generate 7500 quarterly impressions.. The Silver Level generates 15,000 quarterly impressions.. The Gold Level provides 25,000 quarterly impressions.. The Platinum Level is 90,000 quarterly impressions.. You may request multiple banners, they can either be the same or several different banners linked directly to your home web page ( or any other web page you select ).. To clarify as some internet sites muddle the terms impression, hit, page view, etc etc.. When we mention you will get 90,000 impressions, we mean your banner will appear on 90,000 different pages loaded by someone visiting our site each month.. 1 page view to us equals 1 page view, not 1 page vew equals the number of "hits" that page generates  ...   can be made by credit card using either any of the payment plans linked on our home page or by calling 800-243-1921.. Checks should be mailed to TUG, po box 1442, Orange Park, Fl 32067.. Banner Ad Frequently Ask Questions.. What is a banner GIF?.. Your banner GIF is simply graphic that will represent your site.. How do I create a banner?.. You can create your banner just as you would any other image for your Web page.. Use a graphic design program such as PhotoShop or Paint Shop Pro to make your banner.. Then save it as a GIF.. For more information, please go to the.. How Banner Ads Work.. page.. What are the requirements for the banner GIF?.. All banner GIF's must be 468 pixels wide by 60 pixels high and less than 100K in file size.. My paint program does not show measurements in pixels, what are pixels in inches?.. At a resolution of 72 dpi (dots per inch) a banner size 468x60 would be 6.. 5 by.. 833 inches.. Is it okay if I create a JPEG or use some other graphic format instead?.. No.. Sorry! Please submit GIFs only.. My banner isn't saved in GIF format, how do I change it?.. There are several programs that offer a GIF file format.. The easiest one to use is Paint Shop Pro.. Just open your banner image in PSP and resave it as -- GIF.. If you are using PhotoShop, you need to 'Export' the image to an 89a GIF format or reduce the 'Indexed Color' to 256 colors.. How do I check my file size?.. On a Mac desktop, select the file and choose "get info" from the file menu.. If the file is smaller than 100k you're home free! On the PC, checking the 'properties' of the file will give you the same info (you can also check the size at the DOS prompt).. If you need to reduce the file size of your banner to 100k or less, try the online website of.. http://www.. netmechanic.. com/accelerate.. htm.. Their gif bot program does an excellent job and provides you with many samples of your banner to choose from.. Unfortunately, while I can create a Web page, I do not have the ability to create a GIF file, what should I do?.. There are 2 very simple online web programs that allow you to create your own banner.. Please go to the.. www.. zyweb.. com.. website for more help.. There is also another very easy to use online banner program at.. animationonline.. If you would like more information about this advertising opportunity, just call 904-298-3185 or 800-243-192.. 1.. Free Timeshare Classified ads.. page updated jan 2013 by B Rogers - Send email regarding this page to..

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  • Title: How to Rent your Timeshare! - Timeshare Users Group Free Advice Article
    Descriptive info: How to Rent Your Timeshare.. T.. his article was written for owners, by owners and provides a step by step guide on how to rent your timeshare.. Most timeshare owners actually dont realize they can rent out their own timeshares to offset the annual maint.. fees, you can learn how to do it the right way here for free!.. by TUGGER DaveM.. Want to rent your timeshare week out? Don t know where to start? Don t know how much to ask or where to advertise or whether to pay an up-front listing fee? Check the.. TUG Advice section.. for pertinent articles and read the info that follows:.. Note that although you can generally rent a week that you own at your own resort (a very few resorts restrict rentals), the rules for most exchange companies prohibit rentals of weeks obtained through the exchange company, whether obtained as an exchange, Bonus week, Getaway, Last Call, One Plus One, etc.. Start by determining how much rent you should ask for your week.. Call the resort and, acting as though you want to rent a unit for your use, ask how to find a rental and what the rates are for the week you have in mind.. The resort may have a rental program and may be able to give you a $$ amount.. Also ask your resort for rates for weeks in other seasons or ask them to fax you a rate sheet, showing rental rates for all seasons.. You'll soon see why you need that info.. Ask the resort if they know of any realtors or other entities that rent out weeks.. Follow up on these leads.. Check the Sunday newspaper for the resort area for timeshare rental , vacation rental or short-term condo rental classified ads of realtors or individuals that list weeks available for rent at your resort or at other nearby resorts.. Call realtors that have ads, even if such ads are not for your resort, and ask what rates would be at your resort (for your week, of course).. Next do a Google.. com search, using the name of your resort (in quotes if more than one word), and various words such as.. timeshare, rent.. or.. rental.. , and the name of the state in which the timeshare is located.. Mix and match these terms to come up with different sites that might list rentals for your resort.. Here, as with some other sources, you'll need to do some interpolation of rates, because (for example) that week 27 on the beach listed for rent will fetch a much higher rent than your week 20 in cooler weather before school gets out.. That's what the rate sheet that you get from the resort is for - to make comparisons.. You can also use the TUG global search feature to find threads and topics about your resort and rentals here:.. Search for your Resort on TUG.. Read this.. list of rental and resale sites frequently mentioned positively by TUGgers.. and see if your resort is being rented at one of these locations already.. Search current and closed auctions at eBay for rentals at your resort, using some of the same search terms as in your Google search.. There is also rental price history for your resort located on the.. TUG Resort Review Pages.. , simply browse to them and click the Price History Tab.. Any interval that was rented successfully on TUG will be listed there with the rental price.. Check the Getaway or Bonus week inventory at II or RCI for the location and dates for your planned to rental.. If there are such weeks available for rent in the same general area as your resort, you might have trouble renting your week, even if your week is at a different resort.. Take those rental prices into account in setting your price.. After you have gathered as much evidence as you can on what similar weeks at your resort rent for, consider that you likely don't have the same advertising clout that the resort and some other  ...   who want to rent and have no problem paying the entire amount up front and without an escrow agent.. Ask to get a copy of the reservation BEFORE you pay money.. Ask for a phone number to the resort and verify the reservation.. Unfortunately the landlord can easily call up and reassign the renters name to someone else.. Word processors and ink jet printers can duplicate just about any document and have it looking real.. Getting someone to pose as the resort takes just a throw away cell phone.. So if someone wanted to scam a bunch of folks out of a lot of money wouldn t be hard.. Get a rental agreement that spells out what s involved.. However, if something goes wrong are you going to hire a lawyer at $200 per hour to fight a $1,000 rental of course not.. Pay with PayPal no lost checks in the mail and proof of payment.. Can use credit card to make time payments.. - Please note that after recent discussions on the TUGBBS forums, it has been determined that using PAYPAL to RENT a timeshare is against their policies, and will not be covered under any of the normal protections provided by paypal for approved transactions.. Basically what this means is that as a renter or a rentee, if a problem exists you are likely to find that paypal is not going to side with you one way or the other given the transaction was for a Timeshare Rental.. Some new options for safely using a 3rd party to facilitate a rental transaction are discussed here:.. TUGBBS THREAD ABOUT RENTING TIMESHARES.. Landlord.. Get 100% of the money up front there are so many flakey renters out there who change their mind that taking a deposit and finding out 30 days before check-in that the renter is not going forward means a loss of a lot of money.. Get a rental agreement and make sure that the person supplies a copy of their driver s license and prove that they are at least 21 years old.. Many resorts require the person checking in to be at least that old.. Get a 10% security deposit returnable 14 days after check-out.. You would be surprised how folks want that deposit back and don t trash the place.. Call the resort 14 days before check-in and double check the reservation and ask for special handling like no smoking rooms or rooms that face a certain direction, etc.. Call the resort 1 day after check-out and confirm that there were no problems.. The renter has to put up a credit card when checking in but if they max out and there is damage the resort will come calling on you.. Find out before you return the security deposit.. Always ask for PayPal payment the renter thinks he has some protection when paying with PayPal and Credit Card the truth is he does not; but he feels much better and you get paid instantly.. The 4% process fee is small compared with a renter who sends a Cashier s Check AND the carbon copy and then it gets lost in the mail what a disaster you don t get paid and he thinks you stiffed him and he has NO proof of payment and must go thru a 90 day refund period with the bank and put up a bond.. SEE NOTE ABOVE!!!.. I ve never had a renter request escrow and would not go along with it if they did.. Folks so scared always turn out to be a pain.. You can get started today selling your Timeshare on TUG and have your ad up in one of the largest online marketplaces for Timeshares in the world.. Join TUG instantly here:.. http://join.. tug2.. net.. and have your resale and rental ad up TODAY!.. Note: this live article is available on the TUGBBS online forums here:.. http://tugbbs.. com/forums/showthread.. php?t=43.. Free Timeshare Classified ads in the.. © Copyright 1993-2012 Timeshare Users Group.. page updated May 2012 by B Rogers - Send email regarding this page to..

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  • Title: Timeshare Bluebook Values - What is my Timeshare worth? - Timeshare Users Group Free Advice Article
    Descriptive info: Timeshare.. Community Forums.. Timeshare Resort.. Ratings Reviews.. Timeshare.. Marketplace.. About.. TUG.. Free Timeshare.. Advice Articles.. Member.. Testimonials.. Free.. Sample Reviews!.. Learn to Sell.. your Timeshare!.. How do I know what my timeshare is worth?.. his article answers one of the most common questions about timeshares by those individuals who are attmepting to sell their timeshare on the resale market.. What is my timeshare worth?.. Unfortunately there is no easy answer to this question, and in fact the answer is of course going to be different for every single person who asks it.. What we can provide you here at TUG to help you answer this question yourself, is listed below:.. The TUG Sales History Database.. Many moons ago one TUG volunteer took it upon himself to create a custom sales history database that TUGGERS could use to input the historical sale prices and information about their purchases and sales of timeshare weeks/intervals.. As of 2007 this database had more than 2000 entries in it.. Sadly the entries into this database dwindled significantly and it had not seen any significant new information in many years.. Thusly it was time for a change!.. In late 2007 TUG released its new member only system and with some other very impressive features included an integration within the resort review pages, is now a detailed Sales History tab allowing any and all TUGGERS to get a detailed view of all sales history records for that resort right on the review page itself.. On top of this, since we had released the  ...   look at other sales history records, you can go here to search for your resort:.. We do however realize that its simply not possible to have a large amount of sales history data for each of the 4000+ timeshare resorts around the world, it is in these situations that other methods must be used to obtain an accurate resale price for your timeshare, and in these situations.. you should always refer to the How to Sell your Timeshare article here:.. net/timeshare_advice/howtosellyourtimeshare.. This is a detailed, step by step guide on how to get your timeshare sold yourself, for little or no cost to you.. and more importantly.. avoid being ripped off! This article discusses other options for obtaining an accurate resale price for your timeshare.. This is a vital step in trying to sell your classified ad, as if you are attempting to sell your timeshare at an unreasonable price greatly above what other owners are listing the exact same thing for in the resale market, then you have little to no chance of selling your timeshare at all!.. Sadly this is indeed one of the main reasons that timeshare owners experience EXTREME frustration in their attempts to sell their timeshare, as many simply just do not know how to accurately price their timeshare in the resale market! and of course another reason why we hear the phrase "I wish I would have found TUG earlier!".. © Copyright 1993-2010 Timeshare Users Group.. page updated Jan 14, 2010 by B Rogers - Send email regarding this page to..

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  • Title: Timeshare Users Group - The first and largest online community of timeshare owners providing timeshare resort reviews, timeshare ratings, FREE timeshare advice and FREE Timeshare Classified ads!
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  • Title: Free Timeshare Classified Ads - Sell , Rent or Exchange your Timeshare for free with TUG!!
    Descriptive info: Timeshare Marketplace Information.. This page describes the features and enhancements of TUG's new Timeshare Classified Ad site called the Timeshare Marketplace!.. Free Timeshare Classified Ads from Timeshare Users Group!.. Welcome to the new TUG Timeshare Marketplace information page! This page will allow for easy navigation of all the new TUG classified ad features!.. First and foremost, placing a new ad is restricted to TUG members only, but with this new system, gone are the days of paying $10 per ad as Timeshare classified ads are now free for individual members!.. Free ads, Free renewals, all included with your TUG membership!.. (please note that brokers, which are members posting or renewing more than 25 ads a year will be subject to a $3 per ad fee for each ad over the limit, since 99.. 9999% of our members will never reach this limit, you all can feel free to post away!).. Ok, enough advertising! now on to the program itself! I will now show you how to search for ads, browse all ads, and place new ads as well as define the individual types of ads for you and how to post each one in hopes to make this a much easier process for everyone!.. TUG Free Timeshare Marketplace Homepage.. What kinds of ads can you place for free?.. Timeshare for sale Classified Ad.. "you have a timeshare you want to sell to someone".. Timeshare for rent Classified Ad.. "you have a timeshare you want to rent to someone".. Timeshare Exchange Classified Ad.. "you want to trade your timeshare directly".. (replaces direct/potential exchange).. Timeshare Rent Wish.. "you want to rent a timeshare from someone else".. (replaces want to rent).. Timeshare Buy Wish.. "you want to buy a timeshare from  ...   search for any attribute of a timeshare (example: Number of bedrooms/bathrooms), and any combination each of them! None of the fields in this tool are mandatory, and you can select as many or as few as you want! Searching is 100% free and open to the public as we do not want to limit the number of potential views your timeshare ads will recieve.. We have of course designed this system so that your email addresses do not show up anywhere on the ads themselves to greatly reduce the number of spamn/junk emails members used to recieve in the old system! We hope you enjoy!.. Search Timeshare Classified Ads Now!.. TUG Timeshare Marketplace Homepage.. 5.. Timeshare Wish Ad Search / filtering results.. Since the "want to rent" and "want to buy" ads are so fundamentally different, they are stored in a completely separate section and thusly require a separate search tool.. The comprehensive.. Timeshare Wish Ad Search Tool.. will provide the exact same functionality as the Timeshare Classified Ad search tool, but this of course will only show ads from users who want to buy or rent your timeshare! You can either.. Browse all Wish ads.. , or Filter your results just like above using the.. Timeshare Wish Ad Search Tool here.. I hope this accurately explains how to post new ads, and view existing ads in the new Timeshare Classified Ad program for TUG! Any questions and or comments can be directed to tug@tug2.. net and I will answer them within 1 business day at the latest!.. Screenshots for free timeshare classified ads!.. Sample Timeshare Classified Ad!.. © Copyright 1993-2008 Timeshare Users Group.. page updated Feb 17, 2009 by B Rogers - Send email regarding this page to..

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  • Title: Search for answers on any Timeshare Topic!
    Descriptive info: Search pages within TUG and the TUGBBS online forums easily here!.. Simply type your question or search query into the box below!.. Custom Search.. One of the more common requests and or comments is that given the enormous amount of information contained in the hundreds of TUG pages, as well as the hundreds of thousands of TUGBBS posts, it is increasingly difficult to search them all to find what you are looking for!.. We have  ...   indexed within google, and with that, we can now utilize google search to JUST search TUG and the TUGBBS forums for exactly what we are looking for!.. This page exists to allow any and all users to quickly and easily type in a search term or question and find the answer within TUGs vast and ever increasing cornocopia of timeshare knowledge!.. page updated Mar 2012 by B Rogers - Send email regarding this page to..

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  • Title: How to Sell your Timeshare yourself without paying upfront fees! - Timeshare Users Group Free Advice Article
    Descriptive info: his article was written for owners, by owners and provides a step by step guide on how to sell your timeshare the RIGHT way and avoid being scammed and or parted with your hard earned money! There are many ways to sell a timeshare, however with 15 years and countless tens of thousands of owners experiences, you can learn how to do it the right way here for free!.. by Tugger Dave M.. We at TUG get many questions relating to the various steps in an effort to sell a timeshare week.. Here is one formula for selling your week.. It is a compilation of recommendations of those here at TUG who have been through the process many times.. It expands on some of the info in the TUG Advice section.. That section (link at the top of this page) should also be reviewed for assistance in how to sell your week.. Paying Up-front Fees.. Most important rule:.. Never pay an up-front fee in an effort to sell your Timeshare!.. Whether the fee is called an appraisal fee, a market analysis fee, a marketing fee, an advertising fee or some other type of fee, the result, historically, has been the same for all who have reported here about their experiences.. There have been only.. two.. reports at TUG of successful sale transactions as a result of paying such an up-front fee.. Neither has been verified.. There have been.. hundreds.. of reports and complaints at TUG from those who have paid such fees without success.. Yes, I know you want to believe that the company has a buyer (or several buyers) waiting to make a deposit on your week.. All [the company] needs is a $495 deposit from you.. It s refundable.. Or the company has a money-back guarantee.. I know how desperately you want to believe that sales pitch.. Don t believe it! There is no purchaser waiting in the wings.. Once the company has your money, they have no significant incentive to work for you.. And despite guarantees and other promises, you won't get your money back when you complain!.. There are narrow exceptions to this advice against paying up-front fees - for selected nominal fees ($15-$30), such as to place an ad in a specific publication or at TUG where you can place as many ads as you want for free with your membership!.. What Is Your Timeshare Worth?.. Advertise your week at a realistic price.. With few exceptions, owners of timeshares purchased from a developer can expect to take a beating on resale.. Although it s not what you want to hear, most timeshares sell on the resale market for only 30% to 50% of the price you likely initially paid to the developer when you purchased.. Shocked? Please believe it!.. The key is to bury forever any thoughts that because you paid (let's say) $12,000 for your week, someone else will be willing to pay the same amount.. They might, if you were putting on the same glitzy sales presentation that some high-pressure salesperson did when you bought, including giving free incentives for attending the presentation.. But you don't have that luxury.. So do your homework and set the price at the right level.. It will sell.. To help establish an asking price for your timeshare, try to find out what other weeks like yours are selling for.. Ask your resort about recent sale prices, check the TUG sales database (to which you have access if you are a TUG member), look at current and completed eBay auctions, check real estate records in the county where the resort is, etc.. For more help in establishing value, look at all of the places listed below for advertising your week.. To find other current listings, do a Google.. com search using the name of your resort (in quotes, if more than one word) and the word.. timeshare.. as search terms.. When you have done all of that work, you might be even more confused as to what asking price you should set.. As an example, you might find 15 listings for your timeshare here on TUG in the.. or on Redweek (see next section) at asking prices ranging from $2,000 to $12,000.. First, keep in mind that most timeshare owners have no concept of what resale values are.. They may incorrectly think of their timeshare as a traditional piece of real estate that should appreciate in value.. Thus, they way overprice their timeshare, looking to recoup - at a minimum - most or all of what they paid for it.. Second, make sure you compare the details of your week (week or season of the year, # of bedrooms, view, etc.. ) with the other for-sale listings for your resort to determine which listings are reasonably comparable to yours.. Lastly, keep in mind that if there are multiple listings for the same or similar timeshares, buyers will seek to buy only the one listed at the lowest price.. Thus, you should almost always list your week at or below the low end of the range of asking prices you see.. Otherwise, you will own your timeshare for a long time!.. Where  ...   you more than your asking price.. You are told to wait until their check (usually a foreign " bank check" or "certified check") clears and then refund the difference, still netting you a very attractive sales price.. The problem is that well after their check cleared your bank and you sent them money, their check will bounce and you'll be stuck!.. Another gimmick is to invite you to a meeting at a second tier hotel/motel near where you live and offer you several thousand dollars for your timeshare.. At the same time they "invite" you to purchase a great (not!) vacation package for (usually) $6,995.. The problem is that the real value of the vacation package ("free" cruise, discounted vacation rentals, discounted air fares, etc.. ) is several hundred bucks at most.. All of the package offerings can be found on eBay and other Internet sources for nominal prices.. Further, the "free" cruise and other benefits require significant additional payments.. A similar gimmick is the meeting at that same second tier hotel/motel where you're told you can unload that terrible no-value timeshare that you have simply by paying $3,995 (or some similar high amount).. You might also be told (incorrectly) that the loss you incur upon sale is deductible on your tax return.. Before considering such an expensive and unnecessary transaction, follow the various sale options discussed in this article!.. Perhaps the best advice is that if you get an offer or solicitation related to your ad that seems too good to be true or seems unusual, ask about it on the TUG.. Buying, Selling, Renting Timeshares forum.. Timely and Accurate Information to Prospective Buyers.. Treat prospective buyers the way you would expect to be treated if you were considering a purchase.. Respond quickly to e-mail messages or phone calls from prospective buyers.. Consider making reasonable counter offers when someone offers less than your asking price.. Make sure that information in your ad and in responses is accurate.. If you tell a fib or accidentally provide the wrong info about the annual maintenance fee, the view from your unit, whether it's a fixed or a floating week, whether maintenance fees for this year have been paid, whether this year's use is available and whether the week has been reserved or other important information, you'll likely lose your sale when the prospective buyer checks your info with the resort.. No one likes to deal with someone who can t be trusted.. Worse, you might have legal difficulties after a sale, based on your having provided inaccurate information.. Once You Have a Buyer.. It s best to have a contract with your buyer that specifies what the buyer gets in addition to ownership (e.. , use of this year s week?) and what you get (payment amount and terms) and when.. Although you should consider the possibility of engaging an attorney to assist you, the cost to do so might be prohibitive, depending on the price of your transaction.. Timesharing Today has a.. Resale Document Kit.. , which you can purchase for about $30, or even less if you choose to download the kit.. Instructions, fill-in-the-blank forms, sample letters, loan documents, etc.. Easy to follow.. A kit from My Resort Network.. sells for under $10, but might not include legal language required if the timeshare or one of the two parties is in Florida.. If you want to be somewhat secure in the closing process after you have negotiated a written deal, consider using one of the low-cost timeshare closing services such as.. Timeshare Transfer.. JRA Services.. so that neither the money nor the deed is disbursed until both are in the hands of the closing company.. Your buyer might insist on using such a service.. Fees are typically $300-$350 depending on what services you utilize.. TimeTravel Traders.. will handle the closing for about $100, but the fee does not include escrow handling of purchase price funds.. Or for $119 and a lot of paperwork, if you are comfortable with the details, you can be guided through a self-closing at.. TurboClose.. Whether you or the buyer pay such closing fees is a matter of negotiation between you and the buyer.. Using such a service is not a substitute for having a contract with the buyer.. Another reason for using a closing company: Keep in mind that.. you.. are responsible for the timeshare maintenance fees until the resort is properly notified of the title change, along with payment of the resort's transfer fee, if applicable.. Donate Rather than Sell?.. If you believe it would be too much trouble to sell your week, consider donating your week and claiming a tax deduction for it.. See.. this TUG Advice article.. for information on donating and the "Donating" part of.. for information on the tax aspects of your donation.. Also see.. this link.. for a good description of the actual process of donating a timeshare, unfortunately its not as great an option as most would imagine!.. Conclusion.. Selling a timeshare week takes effort, patience and diligence (to avoid a scam).. But the effort, if you are realistic in your expectations, will pay off.. View this live article at.. tugbbs.. php?t=44..

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  • Title: How to Sell your Timeshare yourself without paying upfront fees! - Timeshare Users Group Free Advice Article
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  • Title: Timeshare Marketplace Instructions - Sell your timeshare for free!!
    Descriptive info: Timeshare Classified Ad Instructions!.. This page is a step by step instructional guide on how to post your Timeshare for Sale for FREE in the TUG Timeshare Marketplace.. How to Post an Ad in the TUG Timeshare Marketplace.. This page will serve as an instructional page on how to post a new Timeshare Marketplace Classified ad.. I will be submitting a Regular For Sale - Fixed Week Classified ad in the example below.. Step1.. Point your web browser to the Timeshare Marketplace Homepage here:.. com/timesharemarketplace.. This is the TUG Timeshare Marketplace Homepage, all For Sale, For Rent, For Exchange, and Wish ads are placed here!.. Step 2.. Click on "place new ad".. As you see highlighted in the Red Circle below, the PLACE NEW AD link is only available if you are logged in as a TUG member.. Also note the difference between the CLASSIFIED ADs (want to sell, want to rent your own timeshare) and the WISH ADs (want to buy, want to rent someone else's timeshare) and ensure you are posting the correct ad type!.. Step 3.. Read the Ad Section warnings and suggestions completely!.. It really is recommended that you read these before you post any ad as they serve to protect you from scammers as well as learning the right way to sell your timeshare before you post your ad!.. You must scroll down to the bottom and click "I have read and agree to these terms".. Step 4:.. Choose your Ad type.. You only have 3 options here: For Sale (you want to sell your Timeshare), For Rent (you want to Rent out your Timeshare), For Exchange (you want to exchange your Timeshare with another Tugger).. In this example I will use the For Sale option.. Step 5:.. Contact Information.. The only portion of this information that will be DISPLAYED on the ad is your phone number, and that is optional.. Your email address WILL be hidden from public view.. This contact information is merely used to send you an email notification when someone contacts you about your ad.. The actual message about the ad is stored on the TUG server, which you can access by logging back into the marketplace and clicking "view your messages".. Step 6:.. Choose the Specific Ad type.. You must select either Fixed, Floating, Points.. or Other (not intended for regular timeshare listings and will not show up in searches).. If you are confused about what you own, check out this advice article for a better description on the different Timeshare types (or contact your resort):.. Timesharing 101 Guide.. Step 7:.. Choosing the Start week.. If you are posting a fixed week, note this will be the only selection you make, as  ...   description.. The description here is completely up to you.. , Simply type in an appropriate description of the interval you are selling, and be sure to include any helpful tips or details that a potential buyer should know! (like you are offering to pay closing costs, or have already paid this/next years Maint.. Fees).. Step 15:.. Review your listing.. This page is a summary of your ad and allows you to edit any individual section by clicking "edit" on the right hand side.. If complete, simply click to post the ad at the bottom of the page and you are done! Please note that all ads go into a pending queue before being published live on the site.. This normally only takes a short time, but never more than 24 hours!.. Step 16:.. View your classified ads Messages.. After clicking submit at the bottom of the summary page, you are brought here displaying ALL of your ads ever posted in the marketplace.. This is also the page you are brought to when you click "Ads you placed" from the marketplace homepage! This is also what you will see when clicking "edit your existing ads / view your messages" at the Marketplace Homepage.. All options for viewing messages, your ad, making changes, and marking it as sold/rented are available on the right hand side of the screen.. Step 17:.. Check back Regularly and respond to Messages!.. One of our biggest complaints is individuals not responding to ad messages.. It is very important to check back regularly to view your messages as many times our "notification" email will get trapped in spam filters or junk email folders and go unnoticed.. This is the very reason we keep the original messages stored on TUG with your ad (it wont ever be deleted unless you click delete) and will remain there forever as a record!.. Also be sure to mark your ads as sold or rented as applicable to ensure the accuracy of ads in the Marketplace! Note that ads by default will expire 90 days after posting if they are not renewed! You will get an email notification that your ad is about to expire within the next 10 days, and after logging back in you will see a new link allowing you to "extend your ad" an additional 90 days!.. We hope this article helps you with posting ads in the TUG Timeshare Marketplace! Go post your ad today!.. Place new Timeshare Ad Now!.. Feel free to stop by our.. if you want to ask specific questions, with more than 60,000 other Timeshare owners and experts, no question goes unanswered!.. page updated Apr 2013 by B Rogers - Send email regarding this page to..

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