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HGVC RCI ongoing search

Discussion in 'Hilton Grand Vacations Club / HGVC' started by DannyTS, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. DannyTS

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    New member, I am placing an ongoing search in my HGVC RCI account.
    Do I have to place 2 searches, one for one bedroom the second one for 2 bedrooms or if i specify one bedroom it can match any size above that?

    If i put 2-3 months, is it going to match any week during that period or i have to specify a more precise week? How about RCI points (i see that we have access to those as well)? How is the system going to know if i want 5, 7, or 9 days for example?

    Any other advice about the OGS?
     
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    If you want a 1br or larger then you just put in a 1br then it will match from a 1br and up.

    If your search window is 6/1/2019 - 9/1/2019 then anything in between those dates will match. You can however specify that you only want a Monday or Tuesday etc checkin day. If you only want to match between 6/1/2019 and 6/10/2019 then you should put in those dates.

    RCI ongoing searches will only match for an entire week (7nt) nothing more or less. You always have the option to checkout after 5 days but you will pay for 7.
     
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    Thanks Cyberc. Concerning :"RCI ongoing searches will only match for an entire week (7nt) nothing more or less." Does it mean that RCI points vacation are not available for OGS or they will match but for a whole week (which i do not mind at all)?
     
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    Your hgvc membership provides access to both RCI weeks and RCI points inventory. An ogs will only match weeks inventory. Points inventory have to be booked manually and can’t be matched/booked using an ogs nor be put on hold.
     
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    Thank you. By the way, i used the "Cyberc maneuver", it worked like a charm!
     
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    Most resorts ( other than developer bulk deposits which come at irregular times) become available at exactly 10 months prior. If you are looking for points inventory that is the best time to look. And the no ongoing search matches to rci points inventory applies to everyone not just HGVC owners.
     
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    Why do they become available 10 month before? So RCI does not release them in the system as soon as they are deposited i assume?
     
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    An owner has the option to reserve the home week up until 12 months plus 1 day. At 12 months the unit is auto deposited into the system. From 11 months- 12 months home resort owners can book for a reduced exchange fee a 7 night interval. From 11-10 months, those in the same resort group- same resort manager can reserve for the regular exchange fee any number of days. At exactly 10 months it opens to everyone.

    There are a few resorts that hold the home week until the owner specifically releases into rci. This is unusual as most are auto-deposited at 12 months becoming available for the general RCI points owner or points eligible crossover eligible owner.
     
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    this is very interesting. Is there a certain time/ day when it is best to check for new inventory? At Vistana, we can start to book exactly 8 months before at midnight. Say i was looking for a vacation starting Saturday June 8th 2019. Would it be tonight or tomorrow morning?
     
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    Right now it looks like they are up to June 6. I think at midnight or so tonight it will go to June 7.
     
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