Can a Timeshare Owner Use EBay To Get Rid of Their Timeshare?


One method that some timeshare owners try in order to get rid of their timeshare(s) is the online auction. The most famous of these online auction houses is of course, eBay.

You’ll see throughout the internet that EVERYONE tells timeshare owners to NOT pay anything upfront, yet even eBay has an upfront cost that can range from $35 to $300 depending upon the duration of your advertisement. They also have a Final Value Fee if your timeshare does indeed sell.

The point here is that you need to do your homework if you decide to try to sell your timeshare via auction, advertising or resale company or agent. Blanket statements and generalizations are ok shortcuts for protection but you’ll end up keeping your timeshare for a long time waiting for the perfect deal.

But if you take a look at some of the completed sales, you’ll see hundreds of timeshares that do NOT sell for $1 or even some for $0.01. Yes, there are a few that go for a thousand or two, but those are quite rare and most are brand names that sold for $30,000 or more at the original point of sale. They are also the most desirable timeshares out there.

For many timeshare owners, their timeshare will not fall into this category. So, unless you have the option to go with a service like Timeshare Relief, just be prepared to pay some money upfront and simply wait. Then, again, you might want to spend that money on lottery tickets, the odds might be better.

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  1. […] You’ll see throughout the internet that EVERYONE tells timeshare owners to NOT pay anything upfront, yet even eBay has an upfront cost that can range from $35 to $300 depending upon the duration of your advertisement. …Continue […]

  2. […] does mention eBay as a possible way of giving away your timeshare. We wrote on this blog on August 25, 2009 that you may end up waiting a very long time for a buyer to materialize on eBay. In the meantime, […]

  3. “So, unless you have the option to go with a service like Timeshare Relief, just be prepared to pay some money upfront and simply wait.” Excuse me, but it seems as if you are asking people to do the same thing, are you not? You seem to want a hefty chunk of money upfront and then the client has to simply wait until you have taken care of things – and who knows if it will be in a timely manner or not.

    • I think what was meant was that there is no guarantee with the alternatives to Timeshare Relief. Yes, we do charge a fee for our services and the transfer process does take some time to complete. But, our clients are guaranteed to get out of their timeshare contracts. That’s the biggest difference. If you try another way, you could pay and end up waiting forever.

      Thanks for the comment!

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