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II Eplus strategy

Discussion in 'Exchanging Timeshares' started by Chrispee, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. happymum

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    Received a prompt and helpful email from Mark. This is the relevant excerpt:

    Thank you for your email and for the thorough explanation. When you use

    all three E-Plus retrades, you are left with a few options. You may

    keep the current confirmation and use it yourself or allow a guest to

    use it. You may also complete a standard retrade to another resort and

    date (taking into consideration how close you are to the current check

    in date). The option of a standard retrade would require the full

    exchange fee to complete. Finally, you can cancel your confirmation

    and receive a replacement week good for one year from the day you cancel

    your current confirmation. As you indicated, this replacement week

    requires a fee to redeem and may be restricted based on when you cancel

    the current confirmation.
     
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    tschwa2 Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    You can also added eplus to the replacement week.
     
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    Thanks for all the information!
     
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    Need a little help. This is my first time fully using my E-Plus. Normally, it has been one trade to get to the week I wanted. My original week check-in was 25 May 19. I traded out to 21 Jul 19 and then to 18 Sep 19. I am trying to get to a check-in of 21 or 22 Dec 19. Having one re-trade left I am not quite sure what move to make in order to get to a check-in date of 21/22 Dec 19; any suggestions?
     
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    I suspect that your first retrade was inside of 59 days from checkin, thus why you have gone only about two months out each time? If so, unfortunately at this point you can only retrade out to the middle/end of November with your last retrade. The only way you can get to December is to cancel the exchange, get a cancellation replacement week/deposit which will be valid for one year from the date that you cancel. At that time you can then use that deposit to do a brand new exchange to December. You will have to pay the full exchange fee and you will lose the money you paid for ePlus also. Though you can add ePlus to the new exchange.
     
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    When you say you checked every single day, how are you checking for the new availability? Sorry, I'm brand new to II so might be a stupid question? Thanks.
     
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    You check availability by attempting an E-Plus retrade.
     
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    Elked12:
    KarenP means that she logged in to II.
    She selected: My History > Exchanges, found the confirmed exchange on which she had purchased E-plus, and pressed the "Start E-plus retrade" button. This allowed her to search online for currently available inventory.
     
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    Right on. I get it now. So you need to do E-plus to do it. Would this scenario work? I put in an ongoing request for Aruba Surf Club for the timeframe December to March by using a deposited studio at Aruba Surf Club in say July (obviously because mine's in the Gold Season) ....enter for the upgrades to one or two bedrooms for the posted fees. Down the road I get accepted but just for a Studio......I accept it and purchase E-Plus and continually search for a 1 or 2 bedroom and if it comes up I retrade to it and pay the upgrade fee? Thanks for your help.
     
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    Yes, and if you pull the upgrade 59 days or less from check-in then there is no fee. Obviously paying the fee earlier is ideal if it comes up.
     
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    Does anyone have experience doing what I set out in my scenario? and what should my expectations be for success?
     
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    I have done it many times. Success just depends on how hard it is to get the week you are after. If not extremely difficult I usually just leave the request as the larger size rather than trying to manually check every day after getting the studio.
     
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    My search will be from Dec 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 so hopefully that'll give me enough range to get something. Thank you
     
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    Not likely to match with peak Aruba season this late into the year. It is possible but not likely.

    Hope for the best, plan for the worst!

    Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
     
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    The first two weeks in December is what is most likely to come through.
     
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    Oh wow. I didn't realize it would be THAT hard but oh well, worse case I use my booked week. Thanks All.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. Yes, my first retrade was inside 59 days from check-in. My first retrade was 18 May 19. I would have checked in on 25 May 19. When I did the first retrade on 18 May it only allowed my 13 May 19 to 23 Jul 19. There were no check-in dates of 23 Jul 19 so I had to chose 21 Jul. The next retrade only allowed me to retrade out to 18 Sep. So once I made that second retrade I realized I was not going to be able to make it out the check-in date I wanted. Being new at this hurt me, for I relied on the II rep to give me advice, telling me that I would make it out to Christmas time if I did, what I did. Now I realize that I needed to start much early...outside the 59 day before check-in date. Again...thanks for the advice.
     
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    So I have a different scenario. I had to cancel a week within the 59 day period. I got a replacement week good thur April 2020.

    So if I understand correctly if I traded it today and took eplus, I could go out 59 days and then go out three more times 59 days so approximately under 8 months in the future to about February 2020.

    Now lets suppose I waited until February 2020 to do my first trade and traded for a week in April 2020 (thats when the week expires) taking eplus. Would eplus allow me to trade into October 2020?

    I probably will find something to use before but just in case want to know my options. Might be a Mark question.
     
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    The latter should be true. If you wait until February, your ePlus expiration date will be one year from the checkin date of the exchange. Since it is restricted to 59 day intervals, you won't be able to get the full year benefit, but should be able to go to about Oct 2020.
     
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