There are two methods of buying points. One way is as pure points, which is the most costly. The second is by "ceding" an existing timeshare week or weeks in exchange for points. This is the least expensive option. There are no hurdles to jump in reselling pure points and they can be gifted or willed in the same way as a timeshare. Timeshare weeks ceded into the system are allowed to be un-ceded and reverted back to a week exchange system. Points can be bought at any of the affiliated resorts or through "sub agents." If you are a potential member snooping around for a bargain, you might want to consider buying a week in the secondary market to cede to points.