Now a days, many of the big timeshare developers are taking measures to assure the secondary market would not be an attractive option to posible buyers. They do so, by adapting into their newest contractual agreements, that only first time buyers get the full benefit pack and in some cases,certain developers, mostly in mexico specify that if you are a transferee, then the first visit inncentives negotiated by the first hand owner, can and will, be voided.
Fair or not, thats the way some developers are launching their first protection bars against second hand market. Not to mention that the transfers fee, which used to be on the hundreds, are scalating in some cases to the thóusands.
So,ir you really like a place, is always better to buy directly from developer, at least yu can fight for your rights in case something went wrong. As a second time buyer they always use against you, that the information was received oon the sales presentation, and whe you buy directly in the resort you have documentation, supporting everything was told, where in secondary market theres plenty of empty spaces.