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Some interesting statistics on developer costs at Wyndham, which were extracted from their financial reports, were posted on another site.The average receipts for Wyndham for timeshare they sell at US$17K for weeks sold to new buyers and $22K for weeks sold to existing members. Wyndham sells both every year timeshare weeks and every other year weeks, and the difference in average sale prices may be that new buyers are more likely to buy every other year weeks than are current members.More interesting is the breakdown of where the receipts go. For sales to new buyers, they are:Construction cost of unit 20%marketing cost 58%bad debts 16%profit 6%For weeks sold to existing owners, the numbers are a bit different:Construction cost of unit 20%marketing cost 32%bad debts 12%profit 36%It looks like even current members often do not follow through on their purchases, given the bad debt numbers.With the current methods of developer sales, the huge marketing costs mean that there is no possible way the product could hold value at or near its sales price.
Hi CarolinianWas there a breakdown in the marketing costs?