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[ 2015 ] Ii exchanges for wkorv and wkorvn using sdo

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Has anyone received a 2016 II Exchange for WKORV or WKORVN using a 1BD SDO Unit? I have had several units in since January 2015 seeking any week in 2016 with no luck. I just booked elsewhere for 2016 and was wondering if I should even bother to deposit the 2016 units looking for 2017 exchanges.
 

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The problem is that Starwood is depositing very little in II these days.

With the ownership take over in the works, it's impossible to know what will happen going forward.

That being said, what do you have to lose by trying? With II at the helm, maybe deposits will increase, and you will have your on-going search in place to be ahead of the crowd.
 

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Has anyone received a 2016 II Exchange for WKORV or WKORVN using a 1BD SDO Unit? I have had several units in since January 2015 seeking any week in 2016 with no luck. I just booked elsewhere for 2016 and was wondering if I should even bother to deposit the 2016 units looking for 2017 exchanges.

Bastroum,

I know this thread is a bit old, but I wanted to let you know that I was able to get a II exchange into WKORVN for a 1 bedroom from my SDO 1/1 unit... I snagged it thru eplus trade.
 

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Bastroum,

I know this thread is a bit old, but I wanted to let you know that I was able to get a II exchange into WKORVN for a 1 bedroom from my SDO 1/1 unit... I snagged it thru eplus trade.

Thanks. I finally exchanged for 2 back to back weeks in August (although only a studio). I guess that's better than no exchange at all. It looks to me as if Starwood will no longer be bulk depositing into II. The pattern looks like there will be very small bulk deposits 4 months out. I really don't know anything, just guessing.
 

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It looks to me as if Starwood will no longer be bulk depositing into II. The pattern looks like there will be very small bulk deposits 4 months out. I really don't know anything, just guessing.

Starwood is contractually obligated to bulk space bank with II. However, we don't know when or how many units.

Since most exchanges are made behind the scenes with ongoing searches, it's really hard to determine.

That being said, it does look like they are depositing a lot less these days.

Remember that management is rolling over to ILG in the near future, so it's impossible to say what will happen in the future.
 
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Starwood is contractuallyobligated to bulk space bank with II. However, we don't know when or how many units.

Since most exchanges are made behind the scenes with ongoing searches, it's really hard to determine.

That being said, it does look like they are depositing a lot less these days.

Remember that management is rolling over to ILG in the near future, so it's impossible to say what will happen in the future.

I'm not sure what they deposited for 2016, however it could not have been much. I has 6 SDO units requesting OGS deposited in January 2015 for exchanges any week in 2016. I received no matches in a time frame from 02/15 through 12/15. That's what caused me to ask if anyone was getting exchanges.
 

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I'm not sure what they deposited for 2016, however it could not have been much. I has 6 SDO units requesting OGS deposited in January 2015 for exchanges any week in 2016. I received no matches in a time frame from 02/15 through 12/15. That's what caused me to ask if anyone as getting exchanges.

People with stronger deposits (either stronger resort or larger unit) may have gotten the exchanges ahead of you.
 
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SDO into WKOV

I did finally get a one bedroom. Received two offers for a studio which I turned down. Only got the one bedroom with two months before reservation.. I am going on April 23. My search had been on going for a year.
 

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I'm not sure what they deposited for 2016, however it could not have been much. I has 6 SDO units requesting OGS deposited in January 2015 for exchanges any week in 2016. I received no matches in a time frame from 02/15 through 12/15. That's what caused me to ask if anyone was getting exchanges.

What season and sizes (large vs. small) are your SDO deposits?
 

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I did finally get a one bedroom. Received two offers for a studio which I turned down. Only got the one bedroom with two months before reservation.. I am going on April 23. My search had been on going for a year.

The problem with waiting until 2 months out is airfare and rental car expense. Also when we travel to Maui we need back to back weeks. Anything less than 2 consecutive weeks is not cost effective. There used to be no problem getting these trades in the past. Once or twice a year Starwood would bulk deposit a massive amounts of WKORV and WKORV-N units. Not anymore.
 

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What season and sizes (large vs. small) are your SDO deposits?

In my case, it was my SDO 1/1 premium side that snagged the WKORVN 1 bedroom for August of this year.
 

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Bastroum,

I know this thread is a bit old, but I wanted to let you know that I was able to get a II exchange into WKORVN for a 1 bedroom from my SDO 1/1 unit... I snagged it thru eplus trade.

I have been working so hard at work that I just realized that I'm 53 days away from my once in a lifetime dream vacation.
 
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