Nothing is black or white when it comes to timeshare – Is it a good investment? Is it a waste of money? – perhaps more than 50 shades of grey is more likely. But what is central to knowing if timeshare is the investment for you is whether those 50 shades of grey lead you towards amazing vacation experiences or whether you are heading for an investment you cannot afford. Just as Christian Grey makes an offer you simply cannot refuse, is timeshare a similar hook?
The grey areas that come with a timeshare purchase however, are far less shocking than the Shades of grey trilogy. On the contrary, you have every power whether or not to buy a timeshare and indeed you have a choice about with whom. There is no masochism involved, just your gut instinct for a great bargain. The best, most reputable timeshare companies will leave you in no doubt about your choice as competition is so high that timeshare products get better and better each year.
So what are the 50 Shades of Grey when it comes to Timeshare?
One of the grey areas when it comes to timeshare is whether they actually save you money. On paper it would seem that timeshare does make financial sense if you were to calculate how many vacations you will take over the next 20 years, likewise, you may end up spending the same (relatively) because you will have more spending money and chance to enjoy activities and excursions. Statistic show that we tend to spend to our means and are not likely to save the money we save when buying a timeshare.
Another of the 50 shades of grey for timeshare is thinking of your timeshare membership as a lifetime financial investment. This kind of sale’s tactic is the kind you could imagine Christian Grey performing to manipulate you towards pleasure. In most reputable timeshare companies, this kind of strategy is condoned and considered misleading. Buying timeshare should be seen as an experiential investment rather than a monetary one. It may save you money and you can indeed sell timeshare on, but it is not a financial asset in terms of real estate.
And finally … just as all things in life are rarely black and white, timeshare is certainly an investment with plenty of grey areas, however, you have to weigh up the pleasure you will receive with the cost.