Sunday, April 20, 2008

Buy My Timeshare for $100 total (Oak Plantation Resort in Kissimmee, FL)

Have you ever wanted to own a timeshare, or thought about it? I own 2 timeshares at the same resort- the Oak Plantation Vacation Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. Owning 2 timeshares has turned out to be too much for me to own- I can't afford to take 2-one- week-long vacations. Therefore, I am selling my timeshare for $200 plus closing costs (about $300).

I paid $6,500 for the unit, plus closing costs, so compared to what I paid, you are getting a fantastic deal! Also, if you were to try to buy the same thing from the resort, they'd charge even more than what I paid, most likely.

Why am I selling for so low? Because I would like a quick sale!

When the deal is done, you will own this timeshare, a 1-bedroom unit at the Oak Plantation in Kissimmee, which sleeps 4 people, has nice amenities, and is close to Walt Disney World and other cool attractions. Your ownership will be annual- you will get week 36 each year (which usually starts within the first 7 days of September), in unit #107, which is a 1-bedroom unit. Your ownership will be forever (until you sell it or will it away). You will get use of the unit from Sunday at 4PM to the following Sunday at 12PM each year during week 36 (on the RCI calendar).

The only thing you have to do is to pay the dues (for maintenance and taxes) each year (this year it was $700), and the use of the unit will be yours, for vacations to the Orlando area at your property. You can also join either RCI or Interval International after you buy this unit from me for $200.

I am also offering one final inducement: I have paid the maintenance and taxes on this unit already for this year, so the use of the unit this year is mine to keep. If you decide to buy this annual timeshare unit from me for $100 AND if you would like the use of it for September 2010, I will sell you that week for an additional $400. Otherwise, I will keep that week, and although you will own the timeshare, your use of it every year will begin in 2011. If you join RCI or Interval International upon the completion of the closing documents, you will be able to bank your week with one of those companies, and you can exchange your week for a vacation to other great resorts around the world.

If you would like to pay the $400 and use my week in September of 2010 in addition to purchasing the timeshare, just let me know.

To check out the Oak Plantation Resort before you buy, go to Oak Planation and get good information before you purchase it.

Any questions? Call David Ransom in Los Angeles, CA at (323)393-5822.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Looking To Make More Money? I am.

If you are like a lot of people in America today, you pay the bills yourself. Therefore, you are aware that gasoline prices are up, along with airline ticket prices and food prices. You might also find yourself in debt. What can you do to make more money, you may ask yourself? I wonder the same thing. I guess I will get that economic stimulus that Congress passed a few weeks ago. If it is $600, it will quickly be eaten by any of my several heavily- charged credit cards. Like the one with the $21,000 balance. Or the one with the $6,000 balance. Or the one with the $2, 700 balance. Or maybe the one with $7,100 owing, or the last big one, with $3,300 owing. So that $600 check will leave me with a balance of $20,550 if I use it for my next payment on the $21,000 card.

Why do I owe so damn much money? Well, working for myself hasn't been so easy. The mortgage crisis killed my income. I applied for a job at Starbucks a few months back, but I never heard from them after my interview. I suppose that I should get a full-time job, and only do my business part-time. Maybe. We shall see. In the meantime, it would be nice to get some money out of the clear blue. Times are tough, baby.

I will try to sell a few things on Ebay to get out of this financial quicksand.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

A Sad Ending For 3 Airlines

Well, today another airline that I used twice within the last 9 months announced that it was going out of business.

Skybus Airlines, based in Columbus, Ohio, announced that they will be halting service, starting today, April 5, 2008. It's really sad. I flew this airline 3 weeks ago (to Columbus), and I had a really good time visiting my friends in Akron, Ohio.

Skybus was a fun airline to fly. They could get that plane boarded pretty quickly. Once in the air, the flight attendants would come by and offer you food, snacks and drinks to purchase. If you purchased, you could pay cash or credit card! I liked being able to pay for what I wanted, and being able to get quality food. They had a pretty good chicken sandwich on Italian bread, which I liked. When I first flew on this airline, you could even purchase Seagram's Lynchburg Lemonade! Of course, you could also buy M&M's (plain or with peanuts) and other candies. They even had Sara Lee blueberry muffins. Yes, I guess food is one of the highlights of any trip that I take, and although it wasn't spectacular, it will be one of the things that I miss about this airline (and the spirit of it, too- they tried something, and the economy and the world's fuel prices wouldn't allow it to continue.) I was lucky to be able to get the legendary $10 fares on Skybus, on both trips that I took to Columbus (with taxes, it worked out to be $40 round trip). At least I can say that I flew on Skybus.

Then there's Aloha Airlines. I never flew them, but I liked their logo. I used to work for Fed Ex in Customer Service at Los Angeles International Airport, and I remember serving Aloha Airlines employees sometimes with their shipments (they got a discount off Fed Ex shipping). Fed Ex employees also got discounts on Aloha, although I never took them up on it (they flew to Hawaii only from Los Angeles).

Finally, there was American Trans Air (ATA). I really have fond memories of ATA. For one, when I worked at Fed Ex, again I used to give discounts to their employees. Additonally, Fed Ex employees got really, really good deals on ATA. We could even buy cheap tickets from the airline, for ourselves, and even for friends who travelled with us! I remember flying ATA to Orlando. I remember their theme music: "On ATA, you're on vacation....on ATA, your on vacation... on ATA...

It's sad, but they say all things must come to an end, and so goes those great airlines...Oh, well. Now that Skybus is gone, I can start flying my all-time favorite airline, Southwest, again.

I love Southwest airlines. The people are friendly, they are very professional, the people are FUNNY, and I just love it. I always said that if I ever parted ways with Fed Ex for any reason, that I would love to work at Southwest. I just hope that they can weather the storm of the bad economy (and I hope we call can, me and YOU!).