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So I deposited my 1 bedroom side of my Ko-Olina week for 2008 (exp 2010). I am looking at a fairly last minute trip to something in the Carribean (Beach) for Feb 09 or Apr/May 2009. However, I am having no luck finding anything. What are the chances that something will come up in Curacao, or St. Kitts, St. Thomas. Etc. Is Feb/Apr and May too close? Does Ko-Olina not have the trading power I was led to believe? Do I need to place a request and just wait.

Any advice would be appreciated.
 

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You need to place a request to have a good shot at getting something in the caribbean.
 

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Mid-Dec through Easter is prime time in the Caribean...definitely put in an on-going request. May is off-season (in Aruba anyway & that's my area of expertise!). For prime time, you may have to wait until Flex for availability. For May, you shouldn't have any problem IMHO.

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ok

Pardon my lack of experience, but can an "ongoing request" be made even though my week is already deposited?

Would it be better to do request first in the future?
 

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There are two ways to find a exchange

-first Look for an instant match of your deposit online. What you want may just be sitting there.

-Second - Do an “Ongoing Search" / "Pending Request" With your deposited week, you tell II which resorts/area and what weeks you willing to travel and their computer will try an find a match for you. (Sometime this it is called a "deposit first") Generally II will match someone with a pending request before it lets its computer display the week for instant exchanges.

Hope that helps

A request first search, means you don't deposit your week while II tries to find a match. You'd do this if you wanted to have your current week as a back up in case they can't find a week for you. I only do this if the week I want to travel is before the week I have reserved at my home resort.

PS read "the FAQ of II" at the top of the exchange board
 
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