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I personally like paying as you go with my vacations over paying upfront costs and additional maintenance fees. Although I like nice hotels, I am happy in a simple hotel wherever I'm at because it is really the location you are visiting, not the hotel.

I tend to agree and also typically discourage people from joining a timeshare organization.

That said, my wife and I are members of the Disney Vacation Club. We both love to go there for a trip every year...it is relaxing and fun. When we have kids (hopefully starting next year), we will have even more reason to visit each year. Plus, we know we can get around 90% of the purchase price on the resale market should our thoughts ever change (this is very atypical in the timeshare business).

There are few vacations that people will want to do year after year. Before buying into a timeshare, you really need to spend a lot of time thinking about how likely you are to grow tired of your timeshare. And spend time researching the resale market -- both because you might want to buy that way *and* because you might end up selling that way at some point.

The right timeshare can be an amazing value over time; the wrong timeshare can be an albatross!

Acme
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