TUG MEMBERS: Joining TUG does not automatically register you as a user of the TUG Bulletin Board. You must register yourself.


*ads are disabled when logged in as a member*
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 24 years!

    Join tens of thousands of other owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. TUG started 25 years ago this month in 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Check out our happy birthday post here: Happy Birthday TUG!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $10,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $10Million dollars
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
    Dismiss Notice
  6. TUG is trying out a new program that will trade you a TUG membership for a Timeshare resort review if you are an expired member, or even just a guest here on the forums!

    Read more here
    Dismiss Notice
  7. Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
    Dismiss Notice
  8. Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
    Dismiss Notice
  9. A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!
    Dismiss Notice

Help for II Exchange -- Ongoing vs Instant?

Discussion in 'Exchanging Timeshares' started by cali-gal, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. cali-gal

    cali-gal TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Location:
    Southern California
    Resorts Owned:
    Marriott Maui Ocean Club, Ka'anapali Beach Club (Diamond)
    I have an unusual situation right now in that my son and DIL found out their vacation dates only six weeks out- she just graduated pharmacy school and the hospital she is interning in hired her full-time after her internship is over. So now they have one exactly week, and they want an admittedly difficult location - Central to Southern California the week of June 17-24. I placed one ongoing search as soon as we got the dates using an ocean view Ka'anapali Beach Club, but still have a Marriott MOC and one more KBC ocean view to use for instant searches. If anyone has great suggestions, I'm certainly open to any and all ideas.

    If I understand what I’m reading in other threads, doing instant exchanges means just checking II frequently for an exchange? Can that pick up units that have been just released by other users, or do they only show up when the II computer does its updating at night? It's unfortunate that we have such a time limitation and I know it might be a pipe dream to hope something will turn up, but if finding something is possible, I'm happy to continue trying.
     
  2. jlp879

    jlp879 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    874
    Likes Received:
    123
    Trophy Points:
    253
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Is this June 2018 or 2019? I'm confused because you would not be able to make an ongoing search request so close to the check in date of June 2018.

    If it really is next week, you will need to check II manually about 10 times a day. Best results come after midnight (PST). Check again at 2 am. This is when the systems reload the inventory.
     
    cali-gal likes this.
  3. VacationForever

    VacationForever Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,907
    Likes Received:
    2,064
    Trophy Points:
    398
    Location:
    Somewhere Out There
    OGS does not work within 30 days of check in. You can put in that search but it is turned off internally so it won't get matched. You need to manually check.
     
  4. klpca

    klpca TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Messages:
    3,962
    Likes Received:
    1,011
    Trophy Points:
    399
    Location:
    CA
    Resorts Owned:
    SDO, Quarter House, Seapointe, Coronado Beach, HGVC Bay Club
    Assuming that you mean this year, 2018, you need to be searching all the time. You should also put a sightings request on the sightings board. Then I would back it up with a cancellable cash reservation. Maybe check the last minute rental board and the marketplace, plus Redweek. This is a tall order.
     
  5. mdurette

    mdurette TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2,387
    Likes Received:
    610
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Location:
    New England
    Also, set up a getaway alert via II app. Sometimes last minute trades show up as getaway inventory also. You pretty much need to be checking constantly.
     
    klpca likes this.
  6. Steve Fatula

    Steve Fatula TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,069
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Location:
    Calera, OK
    Resorts Owned:
    Marriott Desert Springs Villas II 2BR
    Playa Andaluza Silver Seafront 2BR
    Destinations Points
    Yes, check each day many times until you get something good! Yes, you can definitely get stuff that someone with a OGS will not, it's the only way we trade. Could be a last minute cancellation for example. We have never used an OGS in 20+ years and love the inventory that we can get. You won't have a unit upgrade fee either. That all being said, it's very late! A weeks notice? Not sure if you will find much. I don't even see any getaways which is not a good sign.

    I don't understand how you say they got their vacation dates 6 weeks out, but, the dates you show are one week out? Did you mean July perhaps?
     
  7. cali-gal

    cali-gal TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Location:
    Southern California
    Resorts Owned:
    Marriott Maui Ocean Club, Ka'anapali Beach Club (Diamond)
    I apologize for the late thank yous to all who answered. My kitty was hospitalized for urinary blockage, but is now home and well.

    The dates were for this year (less than two weeks-- I mentioned we had only been given six weeks' warning so I've been checking since early May); unfortunately, DIL's work schedule is now up in the air, so potential vacation dates are uncertain. But, I am so grateful for the wonderful advice! To have such great information is really invaluable for me. Though I'm a long-time owner, we didn't usually exchange. Since purchasing another KBC, however, I do usually have at least one week to exchange each year now. Fortunately I was able to use our week (which expires in November 2018) for son #1 in Vegas since he's going to see the Smashing Pumpkins in September. I was concerned about losing that week, so I'm relieved it is getting used.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
    klpca likes this.
  8. cali-gal

    cali-gal TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Location:
    Southern California
    Resorts Owned:
    Marriott Maui Ocean Club, Ka'anapali Beach Club (Diamond)
    So if I download the app to be alerted to getaways, that last minute inventory may ALSO be available for trading? Or did you mean I could purchase a getaway?
     
  9. mdurette

    mdurette TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2,387
    Likes Received:
    610
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Location:
    New England
    Sometimes the inventory is offered both via getaway and exchange, especially if it is the last minute. You will at least get an alert that a getaway is there - then you can log in to see if available as exchange.

    NOTE: setting up alerts has been hit or miss the last few months. II has a glitch they haven't worked out. But, worth a try.
     
    cali-gal likes this.
  10. Sugarcubesea

    Sugarcubesea TUG Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    2,018
    Likes Received:
    417
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Resorts Owned:
    SDO, QH, & Pinestead Reef
    How would you set up a getaway alert?
     
  11. mdurette

    mdurette TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2,387
    Likes Received:
    610
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Location:
    New England
    It is an option on their app.
     
    Sugarcubesea likes this.
  12. cali-gal

    cali-gal TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Location:
    Southern California
    Resorts Owned:
    Marriott Maui Ocean Club, Ka'anapali Beach Club (Diamond)
    I tried that yesterday. I could not get the app to load any requests. It wouldn't even allow the keyboard up so I could type in my request. It seems the app has a lot of bad reviews on Google Play.
     
  13. SkyBlueWaters

    SkyBlueWaters Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    725
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Chicago
    The app alert stopped working early this year but I just checked. Looks like it’s working again.
     
  14. Steve Fatula

    Steve Fatula TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,069
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Location:
    Calera, OK
    Resorts Owned:
    Marriott Desert Springs Villas II 2BR
    Playa Andaluza Silver Seafront 2BR
    Destinations Points
    It had broken on IOS as well, but appears to be back also. We were not able to add an alert previously, it just didn't work. Pretty bad QC!
     

Share This Page