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Westin Lagunamar platinum season trading power in Interval International

Discussion in 'Exchanging' started by DannyTS, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. DannyTS

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    Hi, i am wondering if it is worth paying the II annual fee to register my resale platinum WLR 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom lockoff. I would not deposit a 2 bedroom condo, probably just a studio and /or a 1 bedroom. We would like to get 1 bedroom+. Does WLR have a good trading power? I am somewhat interested in other Vistana resorts (not too much though since we have SOs from another resort) but more interested in Marriott (Aruba?) and equivalent. Thanks!
     
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    If you want to trade for Marriott, you need a Marriott trader, because Marriott deposits have priority for Marriott exchanges.

    A Lagunamar studio or 1 bedroom will not be a strong trader for Marriott.
     
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    Does it matter which Marriott trader or pretty much any Marriott does the trick?
     
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    If I understand things correctly, that's not the way it works at WLR, at least not for points ownerships. If you want to trade with I.I., I think you must contact Vistana, and they will select a unit & time period to deposit for you. Could be wrong, though. We own at WLR, but have never used it as a trader.
     
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    DannyTS -
    I own a 2-bedroom lock off Gold Season that I bought resale. We intended to use it every year, but it just hasn't worked out that way. I've had it deposited with II and traded it several times (locked off studio and one bedroom separately) and it seems to do well. Below are examples of trades:
    Embarc Palm Dessert
    Bay Gardens Beach Resort (St. Lucia)
    Cabo Azul (San Jose Del Cabo - Nicest resort I've ever stayed !)
     
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    this is good news. all my weeks are platinum so i should expect better trading power, right? I am editing the title, i obviously left out a very important detail.
     
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    You can still deposit a specific size, and you get the blended trading power of that size in your season. So with his 2 bed lockoff, the OP can get either:

    A) blended platinum 2 bedroom

    Or

    B) one or both of a blended platinum studio and one bedroom
     
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    By reading other threads, my understanding is that Vistana does not allow you to deposit a specific week, your trading power will be based on the resort, size and season only. The disadvantage is that you may lose some trading power in case you had a great week booked. The advantage is (someone please confirm) that regardless of how late you deposit, you still get the same TP.
     
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    Exactly. I think the system works fine, it hurts those who would maximize the last bit of trading power, benefits owners who want to personally use prime weeks, and benefits those who want to deposit late.

    I was responding to someone who said they didn't think you could lock off and deposit, which isn't true.
     
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    do you know how late in the year can you deposit a Vistana resort? my understanding is that you can deposit as late as the end of the season you own.
     
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    any experience anyone about how soon after opening the II account you start receiving Accommodations Certificates?
     
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    I thought it was the end of the year, but it may be the end of the season you own. I have deposited a SDO 1-52 after Christmas, past the final check-in date for my season, but that season does include the last week of the year.

    Lagunamar plat includes week 52 (sort of) so you should be able to deposit right until the end. I wouldn't wait until Dec 31st in case there's an issue that needs to be sorted out, but last week of Dec should be fine.
     
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    I do not think that i would wait that long. Would the deposit count for an exchange during the same calendar year or for the next 12 months?
     
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    Exchange is good for when you deposit plus 2 years after usage year. So if you are depositing a 2019 week today, it is immediately available for use now, plus all of 2019 and until Dec 31st 2021. Technically you have 4 years if you had deposited on Jan 1st, 2018 for 2019 week, expiring on Dec 31st 2021. This is true for blended weeks. If you own a fixed week, then it will be 2 years after the anniversary of the fixed date.
     
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    They are randomly dropped across all II accounts.
     
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    It sounds good!
     
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    I assume that an extension fee is needed for 2020 and 2021?
     
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    Nope. Free, it is automatic.
     
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