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    Diamante Cabo

    Thank you. I’m new to timesharing and exchanging. When I’m on II I see The Resort at Diamante listed. Is it possible that the resort be listed but never come up for a trade. Maybe my resort doesn’t have enough power? I’m using a SDO thanks!
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    Diamante Cabo

    Is this a tough trade on II? Thanks!
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    Grand Solmar at Lands End II deposits

    Does anyone know how often Grand Solmar makes deposits? Would all of the 2020 units already been deposited? I'm looking for late October early November but nothing shows up. Thanks!
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    How can you tell your trading power in II?

    Does anyone know how often Grand Solmar at Lands End make deposits into II? Would all of the 2020 units been deposited already or is there a chance that they will make more? Thanks!
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    Mariott Ko Olina Studio

    Thanks all! I see the studio pop up periodically on II. Is there any chance of trading into a 1BDR with a SDO 1BR. I would not be looking for peak season. Maybe October/November(before Thanksgiving). Thanks again for all your help!
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    Mariott Ko Olina Studio

    Wondering what the kitchen is like on the studio side. Based on the photos on the website it looks like just a coffee maker and microwave. Does anyone know if there's a stovetop, refrigerator and a toaster(we like to make egg sandwiches for breakfast :))? Are the studio side kitchens for...
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    How can you tell your trading power in II?

    Is there a way to tell the trading power of your unit in II? For instance, is there a way to tell if it is in the realm of possibility to trade into Hyatt Residence Club Maui, Diamante in Cabo or any other resort out there? I have a SDO floating week 1-52 SDO 2 BDR LO. From what I...
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    Interval Exchange Request

    Does an ongoing search = vacation exchange request? If they're not the same thing, what is the difference? Also, I hope to trade into one of the Hawaii VSE resorts with a 1 BRD premium SDO. I would like to travel Oct-Nov 2021. How soon do I need to make the request? Thanks!
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    Interval Exchange Request

    I saw a posting on the sightings forum that listed a property on interval. I did a search on interval and it did not appear. Does this mean that my unit does not have enough power or did someone else pick it up? Is there a way to know? Thanks all!!
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    Interval Exchange Request

    Thanks all! I think I have it figured out. One more question though. Does interval update their website every day at a certain time or does it get updated multiple times during the day thanks!
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    Interval Exchange Request

    Hi. I did my first exchange request with the "request first" option. How long does the request "hang out there" before they either fulfill or let the request expire. Thanks!
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    50% Off Interval Platinum Membership Fee

    Thanks. Does the level of membership have an affect the trading power of the unit that you deposit?
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    50% Off Interval Platinum Membership Fee

    Is there a thread that discusses the different levels of II membership? Do most people choose the "platinum level"? Thanks!!
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    Want to talk me out of Sheraton Desert Oasis?

    We're in the process of closing on an annual SDO that floats weeks 1-52 deeded week 27. We paid $3.25 plus the closing costs of $500. I guess we didn't really care about the $500 closing cost because in the end $500 isn't that much skin in the game. Hoping to use it as a trader for Hawaii or...
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    Exchange Questions from a Newbie

    What is a “tiger trader”? Thanks!
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    SDO Trading Power

    What is a lower season deed? I was going to use it as a trader so I thought the deeded week didn’t really matter. The week is 27. Thanks for the help.
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    SDO Trading Power

    This was my first ebay timeshare purchase and I didn't know I was supposed to get the estoppel before bidding. I don't think anything is wrong but I just want to verify the unit. Thanks!
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    SDO Trading Power

    I picked it up for $3.25 so no, not a lot at stake. When I do pay my winning bit does that obligate me to take the unit even if the estoppel sheet show something different than was advertised? Thanks all again
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    SDO Trading Power

    I won an ebay auction last night for a SDO 2 BDR LO weeks 1-52. Anything I should request from the seller before closing or any other words of wisdom? The seller is Discount Timeshares. Thanks!!!
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    SDO Trading Power

    Does the trading power come from the fact that it's a 2 bdr lockoff or the fact that it's SDO. Say if I picked up a 1 bedroom would that give the same trading power on interval? I'm guessing part of the benefit of a two bdr is it gives you 2 weeks but if you don't necessarily need two weeks is...
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    SDO Trading Power

    If you're going to use SDO as a trader in interval does it make any difference what your deeded week is at SDO?
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    SDO Trading Power

    If you let a friend use it could you get the related maintenance fee paid back to you?
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    SDO Trading Power

    Thank you all for your replies. I think I might have to go shopping :). I do have a couple more questions: 1: I should be looking for a 2 BR LO week 1-52, correct? I understand they are rare but are the "true platinum" units worth pursuing? 2: If I would deposit a SDO week would that...
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    SDO Trading Power

    It's been a while since I've looked into timesharing. We've rented a few and have enjoyed it very much. Just got back from Grand Solmar at Land's End in Cabo San Lucas and it got me thinking again. A few years ago, before the change from Starwood to Vistana, Starwood to Marriott etc., there...
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    AMEX card & SPG points

    I was just on the spg website and noticed that the airline transfer rate is now 1:1. I wonder when this changed. It looks like the 5,000 bonus is still there when you transfer 20,000 points.
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    [2015] Marriott to acquire Starwood hotels

    Does anyone know if starpoints transferred/converted to Delta sky miles ever expire?
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    SWAP - leave your beach things (and any other good stuff) for the next tugger

    Checking into Westin Kaanapali north on 10/23(late). Checking out on 10/30. Be willing to share whatever we have left over.
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    Tour Recommendations - Pearl Harbor

    On the website, reservation.gov they mention that there are 1,300 tickets to the Arizona monument available each day on a first come, first serve basis. Does anyone know how fast these would get snapped up for a Sunday tour in October?
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    Shuttle from airport to WKORV

    Thanks everyone. We have one person in our party that is coming in on a later flight. Just trying to avoid going all the way back to the airport. Probably have to kill some time at Costco.
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