I discovered "Sharket" while doing timeshare market research. The timeshare we bought had "A ONE Salability
Score with a Resort Rank of #1,056". This is what score means: Sharket assigns a "Saleability Score," which
estimates the ease of selling a unit at a particular resort. "If your resort receives a score from 8 to 10, a timeshare
expert suggests you "contact a real estate broker who specializes in timeshares." If it's scored 6 or 7, you still
have a good chance of selling, but probably via eBay, RedWeek or the Timeshare Users Group. Units at resorts with a low saleability
score may be harder to unload, but you may be able to give them away through a bargain basement website".
Sharket.Com: All Timeshares Are Not Equal
"Unload" is right. A timeshare reseller inflated the value of our timeshare and it languished with no offers for
3 years despite extreme discounts. We paid $1500 for this service and they weren't going to give us our money back.
From another website, we did get a reasonable offer, but the buyer tried to rip us off on closing costs with a bogus cashier
check for $2900. We never cashed it. A dark reality of timeshare is that its liabilities extend further than the timeshare
I heard that one guy got ripped off six times by timeshare resellers or conmen.
Most timeshare members are surprised by the devaluation that happens to their timeshares. Even good ones sell at a discount
of 40% or less of their initial price.
As far as we know, timeshares based on points are at the bottom of the barrel. Ours have a market value of less than $10
There's an obvious different between timeshare ownership of weeks based on an actual location and one that gives points that
expire after a short time. The second one is a pay-for-use "Vacation Club".
The former obviously rates higher on the Sharket Scale than the latter which we have.
We call our "ownership" a program on Star Trek's Holodeck.