Contrary to popular belief, a timeshare is not a financial investment. Buying a timeshare is like buying a new car. The second it's purchased from a resort developer, it decreases in value by 50 – 90%.
Head over to eBay and search for a timeshare. You might be surprised by what you see: timeshares on sale for just $1. This happens because many timeshare owners get tired of never-ending fees and just want out.
Are timeshares worth it…ever?
A timeshare resale is when the owner sells it, so it can often be extremely cheap. You’ll be on the hook for the yearly maintenance fees, but that’s not a big deal if you use the timeshare every year.