If you're thinking of buying Marriott Vacation Club Points - my advise is: DON'T!! The points are a bad deal no matter how you look at it. If foolish enough to buy directly from Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI) you will be $13-14/point which, once you seal the deal, will only be worth, at most, $3.50-$4.00/point moments later. You will also pay substantial yearly maintenance fees which will typically cost more than the value of the 7 night stay you can obtain with the points. Moreover, neither Marriott nor MVCI stands behind this product. They have no repurchase program. The points do not seem tied to inventory. When talking with an executive at the MVCI corporate office, they say they have no program for repurchase, that funds are tied up, that there are legal issues, and so forth. They say they can't buy-back points because the points are tied to inventory. That begs the question that, if they would re-purchase points, then they would get inventory back. Even if they won't give full value (right now they offer $0), they could buy back the points at a discount and resell them at profit IF they were tied to inventory. I suggest looking up the various class action suits in play on this issue.
To put real figures to this, I (stupidly) spent about $30K in points in 2012, then another $30K in points in 2015 - all with promises that I was not to worry because I could always resell them, and they were increasing in value every year (yes - for MVCI, but NO - for everyone else - they neglected to mention that). I pay about $3,300k/year for these points which, if I book 12-13 months out MIGHT get me two vacations which are worth about $2,200 (based on what I could buy the same weeks, at the same time, same location on Red Week). So, my $60K is nearly a total loss (I might get $17K on resale), and my maintenance fees cost more than the value of the place I'm staying. This is a HUGE loss for the many MVCI owners who purchased points.
By the way - the timeshare purchase weeks used to be an ok deal, but their values are quickly approaching zero as well. If you wait too long, you'll have to pay $2K to a broker just to liquidate. If you want out, I suggest going to using a licensed real estate agent who specializes in timeshare sales/liquidation. You know you have the right broker if they DO NOT charge any fees up front.
Shame on Marriott and MVCI for this scam.
My advise: STAY AWAY!