TUG Released the Timeshare Marketplace back in 2008 and it has become one of the largest and most popular places to List your Timeshare for sale and for rent with hundreds of completed listings each and every month! However many folks dont realize they can list their Timeshares for Exchange absolultely free in that exact same successful marketplace and trade directly with other owners!
No Catch at all!
Firstly, to define the direct exchange program on TUG is quite simple. You are merely posting an exchange ad that lists the information about the timeshare interval you currently own and wish to trade for something else. You will also submit information about what sort of timeshare you are looking for in trade for the timeshare you currently own. Once this information is submitted in the system, the marketplace will automatically notifiy you via email of any matches or potential matches of ads that fit what you are looking for and or are looking for what you have listed!
There is no cost or obligation involved in this process, you are not depositing your timeshare week with TUG and are free to list it for rent/sale/exchange elsewhere on TUG or any other site as you see fit because unlike other exchange companies, you still own your week!
All we are doing here is providing our members with the ability to find FREE exchanges within the TUG community. It is our hope that each and every TUGGER will submit their intervals regardless of if they have actually decided to exchange them or not, as you never know who might have that dream exchange you have been looking for but didnt realize it!
In short, all you need to do is log into the TUG timeshare marketplace here: TUG Timeshare Exchange Marketplace and place a new Direct Exchange ad listing what you own and what you are looking for in trade (optional). After that, you will begin to recieve email notifications of potential trades as they are submitted!
*Also note that during this process you can select that you are interested in Permanently Swapping the week you own with another owner for their week if that is something that interests you!
TUG will never be a true "Exchange Company" however with tens of thousands of owners we simply want to provide alternatives to the ever increasing costs involved with exchanges!
Being able to provide this automatic matching system in the marketplace makes it simple to list your Timeshare as an exchange at no cost to you! Nor do you have to give up the ability to use or rent out your week should you decide to go that route instead!
The entire goal of the TUG Direct Exchange system is to match owners with each other and let them trade for free, and this has been extremely successful for many members, we hope you will add your interval to the exchange marketplace today!
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