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april 17-24,2009

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i just closed on a marriott/shadow ridge/2 bedroom/platinmum/lock off
i learned that the previous owner had reerved week april 17-24,209
with Marriott vacation club

Pls Pls confirm the following
#1.
This reservation will not be cancelled, still belong to me in 45 days, when Marriott Vacation club recognized my ownership (Disney vacatinclub/Cancells existing reservation-at closing)

#2.
that April 17-24,2009 will be a good week/for me to Lock off one bedroom and studio with
then deposit one bedroom + studio with Interval Interntional
+
have strong trading powe with Interval International
 
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#1: Correct. Marriott won't cancel the reservation. However, unless you and the seller agreed that the reserved week belongs to you, the seller - not you - will get to use it. If it belongs to you, you should ensure that the seller adds your name to the reservation.

#2: That week 16 shows up as a bit below average in II's Travel Demand Index among all Platinum weeks at Shadow Ridge. Weeks 5 through 15 all rank higher. So you'll have good trading strength, but not the best.

As a side note, you should deposit with II as soon as possible. Although you won't have lost much at this point, the best trading strength comes with a deposit that's a full year in advance of the check-in date. Also, be sure to request your exchange more than a year in advance, if possible. You want to have your request in II's system when owners of weeks you want start depositing their weeks a year in advance.
 

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DAVE M
thank you so much for your help
which do you think has more trading power
April 17,2009
or
Christmas week

cancelling this reservation
on april 17,2009
and
booking Christmas week
is still a possibility

correct??

thank you again!!
 

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You should be able to re-book any week that is available in your season.
 

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i apologize for not being more clear

if you had april 17-24,2009 already reserved with your new
Marriott Timesahre
would you use this week
to trade with Interval
or
try for Christmas week,2009
in november,2008
13 months out

is Christmas week,2009 at Marriott shadow ridge
any more valuable
for trading purposes
with Interval Marriott
than
April 17-24,2009
week

thank you
 

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You have previously been referred to the II Travel Demand Index that I mentioned in my above post. Now is a good time to learn how to use it so that you can see for yourself the relative trading strength of every week during your Platinum season.

Go to the II website at www.IntervalWorld.com. Then click on "Resort Directory" and find your resort in the California Desert section. Then click on "Travel Demand Index" on the right side of the page for the resort and you can see which desert area weeks generally have the strongest demand.

It's a useful tool that should help you to decide in the future which week to reserve for exchange purposes - without asking here and perhaps getting an incorrect response!
 

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thank you for this link
I will use it in the future
 

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You just miss the Easter week by days!! Easter weeks are great traders and renters, hard to see in II book as Easter changes each year.
 

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A specific answer to Question 2.

If the previous owner had already reserved a 2 BR week, it cannot be locked off without a little bit of effort.

First, if you want to lock-off and reserve a studio and 1BR units for the same week, they must be available in inventory. Because of things such as a finite supply of parking spaces, the number of units which can be locked out in any week might be limited at a given resort. So have alternative weeks in mind before you start the rescheduling process.

Second, $75 lock-off fee will have to be paid, and possibly a $29 reservation change fee might also come into play.

Art
 

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what is the $29 reservation fee change
does this mean, that Marriott vacation club
charges a few
to change your reservation week
for your use year

Wow
I changed my dates
all the time
with Disney vacation club
with no additional cost

Pls explain to me $29 reservation fee change
 

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thanks 4 excellent point

about 2 bedroom dedicated
reservation
to change to
one bedroom and studio lock off reservation change
at later date

that makes sense
the availability must exist for one bedroom and studio
for
the reservatio change to occur.

I would have never thought of that
 

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what is the $29 reservation fee change
does this mean, that Marriott vacation club
charges a few
to change your reservation week
for your use year

Wow
I changed my dates
all the time
with Disney vacation club
with no additional cost

Pls explain to me $29 reservation fee change
You
called
it.

Marriott
charges
the
$29 fee
to change
an existing
reservation
date.

;)
 
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