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Anyone else own Platinum Branson Lock-off?

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You don't have to own lockoff to reserve lockoff, as long as available for reservation you can book lockoff.

I own a Plat EEY, so far I've locked off (paying the fee) and deposited separately into II.
 

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I think a lot of people that own in Branson use it as a trader. It is a decent trader when locking off and depositing both sides.
 

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Marriott: Maui Ocean Club Lahaina Villas (3BRx5), Ko Olina, Shadow Ridge II, Willow Ridge, Aruba Ocean Club, DC Points HGVC: Flamingo, Sea World, I-Drive, Starwood Bella (x4), SDO, TradeWinds, Worldmark
How do you use it -- lock it off and place 2 weeks in II? Enroll in DC Program?

Historically, I have kept it intact as a 2BR and deposited it into II for trades. I've done that because I wanted the greater trade power of a 2BR, even though I was only down trading into a 1BR at MOC.

For 2017, I will be locking off the Studio and depositing both sides into II to see how it trades. My Willow is not enrolled in DClub, but even if it was, it's worth more to me for it's potential trades than as its points equivalent.

Best,

Greg
 

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Mine is enrolled in DC but is always used as a trader.
By paying the DC fee, I get lock off $80 two exchange fees $174 & $174 (do not know current Mar to Mar exchange fee for non enrolled weeks) and EPlus $54 & $54
It is worthless to convert to DC points.

Trades have included January studio MOC using 1BR
Two 3BR St Kitts in October using studio/1BR
Aruba Surf and Ocean Club February March
Marriott Paris Disneyworld. 2 BR Using 1 BR
Marriott Custom House Late April 1 BR using studio
Four Seasons Aviara 1BR using 1BR
Frenchman's Cove two 2BR using studio/1BR October
Ocean Pointe 1BR May using studio
Kauai Beach Club 1BR May using 1BR

Works for me :clap:
 

dioxide45

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Mine is enrolled in DC but is always used as a trader.
By paying the DC fee, I get lock off $80 two exchange fees $174 & $174 (do not know current Mar to Mar exchange fee for non enrolled weeks) and EPlus $54 & $54
It is worthless to convert to DC points.

I believe the current Marriott to Marriott exchange fee is $129 online and $139 over the phone. While you can't technically add EPlus, you do get retrades included in the annual DC fee. So it is like getting EPlus for free.

There are some additional restrictions that the free retrades have that EPlus doesn't. One is, if you are within 59 days of checkin, with Marriott to Marriott retrades, you can only retrade for something within 50 days of the current date, where with EPlus you can retrade for something within 59 days of the checkin date of your confirmed week. Another limitation is that with Marriott to Marriott retrades, you can't retrade for anything beyond the expiration of your original deposited week, but with EPlus, it effectively extends the deposit expiration to one year after your confirmed exchange. Still though at free vs. $54 for EPlus, I prefer the DC enrolled Marriott weeks.
 
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