Time shares have been much maligned over the years. I am a fan. When Scott and I were first married we went to our first time share presentation while we were staying at the Marriott in Maui on a great promotional deal. We had no intention of purchasing anything during our visit. With both of us being sales oriented, we are easy fodder for a salesman. Sure enough–we left owning a week at the Maui Marriott for perpetuity and can even will it to our children.
So here we are this week packing our bags for Hawaii because we HAVE to use our week. With this current economy, it is pretty certain we wouldn't be taking much of a vacation this year–but we can't let this week go to waste. Actually, we have gifted honeymoon weeks in the past for family members. Luckily, no one is getting married this year. It couldn't come at a better time with work being as stressful as it is. It's far enough to be a real getaway but still can stay connected to our business.
I'm a bit embarassed to admit this isn't the only Time Share we own. We'll be off the the Hyatt in Carmel in a few months. We have sworn off going to any more presentations.