Is it a good idea to buy a timeshare on the internet?
Buying timeshares on the internet can be good if you already know you like the resort and destination. Only do this if you pay a solicitor to handle the paperwork. Make sure it is done correctly to ensure there will be no problems down the line.
Do not just buy a timeshare because you like the price. If you take that first holiday and find out you hate the resort and destination then you may be committed to taking every future holiday there, and paying for it.
A resort could look great on photos, but when where these photos taken? Was it when the resort was first built? They can easily edit out any unsightly views they would prefer you not to see.
You should always see the resort and apartment before buying. Can you see yourself holidaying there year after year? Are the staff at the resort polite and helpful? Bad mannered staff can ruin your holiday.
Try out the resort before you buy a timeshare there, go on a timeshare tester week. These cheap timeshare holidays are a great way for you to test out the timeshare first before making that big decision. The timeshare reps, of course, will try to sell you a timeshare as that it the reason why you are there. They can give you more information than you can get online. If they are pushy with their sales practice, then you know the resort is not for you. Better to find out now rather than when you already own there. Ask the guests around the pool if they own a timeshare there and what their experiences have been. The hotel guests are real people and have all gone through the same timeshare meeting as you. Ask them if they would still make that same decision to buy.
Timeshare tester weeks are available in most resorts with an active timeshare sales deck.