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Timeshare Re-sale Agents, a Business or Not a Business?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by tradeweeks, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. tradeweeks

    tradeweeks New Member Webmaster

    :dance2: Trade Weeks Europe’s leading wholesale supplier of timeshare weeks to the trade questions the role of the so called “re-sale agents”

    The Re-sale agents who charge timeshare owners to register their timeshare for sale usually at the price they paid for it or in some cases even more then claim to take a percentage of the sale arranged by them between a current timeshare owner and a perspective client are rife in Europe, Trade Weeks questions their validity and cannot understand the logic of a business we don’t believe exists!

    Trade Weeks concede that there are many timeshare marketers selling weeks directly to the public and doing a very good job, Mr Simon Mullish of Trade Weeks said “We know they exist we supply most of them with stock, they do a great job of marketing through, usually print advertising and are a great benefit to the consumer as they are able to sell at much lower prices because of their low marketing costs”

    However Trade Weeks questions the validity of the re-sale agent with the two following points

    1. Timeshare is not usually purchased it is SOLD to a client in an extensive face to face presentation usually on a resort or in an office, there are exceptions to this statement, there are educated timeshare owners who look to purchase a specific week, they are the consumers who will reply to timeshare marketers who advertise LOW COST weeks (Usually less than 40% of the retails price) in the press, we estimate this market to be less than 3% of the total market.

    2. Why would any company with the ability to sell Timeshare at the retail price wish to do that on behalf of a consumer and take a percentage of the sale for example 20%, when they could buy the same stock from Trade Weeks at less than 10% of the retail price and keep 90% versus 20% from the consumer, even taking into account the amount they are paid to register the clients this does not make logical sense

    Trade Weeks suggests that these business’s only exist to take registration fees, that is the focus of their business and we can only deduce from the facts that it is impossible to sell a timeshare week on behalf of a consumer at retail price!

    Trade Weeks warns timeshare owners to exercise extreme caution when dealing with companies who charge upfront fees and that claim to have a buyer for their week at anything above wholesale prices, as to us it sounds too good to be true and when it sounds too good to be true it usually is!
  2. stevewalter

    stevewalter New Member Webmaster

    Nice sharing, its beneficial for me...

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