Why Are Redseason Prices So Low?
This is one of the most common questions that I get asked - particularly by people who have just attended a Wyndham/Worldmark or Accor Vacation Club presentation and are then comparing the prices that we offer.
Essentially, as with any free market, the price is basically determined by supply and demand. If we put our prices up then we get more people wanting to sell their membership to us and fewer buyers whilst if we drop our prices we get fewer sellers and more buyers. Where the number of buyers and sellers is balanced is the market value of the memberships and currently this appears to be at around 90 cents per credit for Worldmark credits. With their retail price of $2.69 this represents a discount of around 67% off their price.
With AVC memberships things are a little more complex. AVC memberships are sold in classes from Bronze to Corporate. AVC do not allow memberships to be combined together so there is effectively a different market price for each size membership. The Bronze and Silver memberships are in quite high supply but low demand as most buyers on the resale market recognise the value in purchasing a larger membership - consequently the resale price on a Bronze membership is under $2.00 per point. On the other hand Platinum memberships are much harder to find but actually in much higher demand and therefore the market price on those is around $2.30 per point.
The question really should be why are the Developer prices so high? Both Wyndham and AVC use a high pressure presentation sales technique which is also a high cost sales process as they have expensive sales centres, staff paid on commissions, free gifts to entice you to attend the presentation, etc. Of course all those expenses have to be paid for so those costs are added to the price of each membership.
In contrast at Redseason we use a very low overhead online sales model, we do not pay sales commissions to our staff, we keep our overheads and advertising costs as low as possible and pass all these savings on to our customers.
For anyone still concerned that we may be a scam we can assure you that this is not the case and to prove it we do not require any payment until the transfer process is completed and you have the opportunity to verify the details with the club before you make your payment to us.
Still concerned? Call us for a chat on 1300 79 60 89 and we will happily answer any questions you have.