Kiplinger’s – July 2000
Trading Places by Elizabeth Razzi

“You can accelerate the break-even point considerably by buying a timeshare on the resale market, where you can often find one for half the price charged by a developer.”

“Resale is the only way to go, according to Jim Breslin of Naperville, Ill. He and his wife, Pam, and their three children enjoy two one-week timeshares. Their most recent purchase was a Marriott timeshare in Orlando, which Jim bought on the resale market for $9,400, 55% of Marriott $17,199 asking price.”

“Let somebody else pay retail,” Breslin says. “You can get the same benefits as everyone else, and the original buyer takes the depreciation.”