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Confused by My Units in Interval International

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When I signed up for MVC, we were "given" an Interval International week as an additional enticement. There were some problems with it getting initially deposited and some words were exchanged over email. Eventually, it appeared to have been worked out.

When recently checking the deadlines to use that week, I found some additional items in the My Units section of the II website.

1 - My Account shows the proper week deposited (Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club MAW, Unit DTBOV, 2 bdrms, Week 21, 5.25.14 to 6.1.14). Exchange No. is provided and, logically, says expires 6.1.16 (2 yrs. from actual week).

That seems right from our discussions. I assume I can try to trade that so long as we use it prior to expiration and can get a trade done. How difficult will that be? Is that a pretty high priority trade? Since it is past its actual week, does it still have any "trading power?"

2 - My Units (under Exchange tab) also has 2 "Accommodation Certificates" with expirations of 2.7.16 and 3.6.16. No idea where this came from or how to use it. When I played with it to try to find an exchange, the options were very limited and the ones I found wanted ~$250 to go through the whole process to book.

Is it possible this is some sort of "deep discount" promotion designed to convince people to rent low demand units at a cheap price in hopes that folks visit and spend $? Otherwise, I have no idea how or why it is in our account.

Would it have any value to trade to anyone at this late date? Can it be extended?

3 - There is a MVC Orlando 2016 Unit in there with no real information about it. Is that just a "placeholder" for MVC trades I would propose to use actual MVC points to get an II property?

Sorry for the newbie questions. Just trying to figure this out.
 

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When I signed up for MVC, we were "given" an Interval International week as an additional enticement. There were some problems with it getting initially deposited and some words were exchanged over email. Eventually, it appeared to have been worked out.

When recently checking the deadlines to use that week, I found some additional items in the My Units section of the II website.

1 - My Account shows the proper week deposited (Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club MAW, Unit DTBOV, 2 bdrms, Week 21, 5.25.14 to 6.1.14). Exchange No. is provided and, logically, says expires 6.1.16 (2 yrs. from actual week).

That seems right from our discussions. I assume I can try to trade that so long as we use it prior to expiration and can get a trade done. How difficult will that be? Is that a pretty high priority trade? Since it is past its actual week, does it still have any "trading power?"

It is a pretty good deposit to have. Not the highest TDI for Hawaii, but probably not the lowest. II would have received the deposit a while before the actual usage date. They just went back and reassigned it to you.

2 - My Units (under Exchange tab) also has 2 "Accommodation Certificates" with expirations of 2.7.16 and 3.6.16. No idea where this came from or how to use it. When I played with it to try to find an exchange, the options were very limited and the ones I found wanted ~$250 to go through the whole process to book.

Is it possible this is some sort of "deep discount" promotion designed to convince people to rent low demand units at a cheap price in hopes that folks visit and spend $? Otherwise, I have no idea how or why it is in our account.

Would it have any value to trade to anyone at this late date? Can it be extended?

These are deeply discounted promotions where II gives out additional "deposits" in the form of an Accommodations Certificate. The goal is to unload additional inventory in areas of oversupply. This is why you are seeing limited choices. The good stuff is exchanged out the regular way, this is just a way to monetize otherwise empty units and reduce breakage.

These were simply given to you by II, no rhyme nor reason that we have been able to determine.

3 - There is a MVC Orlando 2016 Unit in there with no real information about it. Is that just a "placeholder" for MVC trades I would propose to use actual MVC points to get an II property?

Sorry for the newbie questions. Just trying to figure this out.

That sounds like the unit that is there for MVC points based trades. Are you a trust point or enrolled owner? If so, that is what it is.
 

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Thanks for helping confirm. Not sure we can use the deposited week to its full value before expiration. (Maybe a week in Orlando in mid-March, but that feels like a waste if this week is any good.)

Considering some international travel in the 2nd half of the year. Would extending the deposited week for 6 mos. at $99 be the best value play and then trading it for an II in London, Germany, Australia or Caribbean be a smart play? Could that week be exchanged for a cruise (although I hear those exchange values are not very attractive as a rule)?
 

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I am as confused as you. Did you buy a week or points? Who did you buy from? Ie. Who gave you the week in interval?
 

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I am as confused as you. Did you buy a week or points? Who did you buy from? Ie. Who gave you the week in interval?

When we bought a resale week direct from Marriott, they give us a choice of 75K MRP or a Hawaiian week as an II deposit, with a 1 year expiration. Drawing a parallel, I would conclude that OP bought an Orlando week and was given a Waiohai II deposit.
 

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When we bought a resale week direct from Marriott, they give us a choice of 75K MRP or a Hawaiian week as an II deposit, with a 1 year expiration. Drawing a parallel, I would conclude that OP bought an Orlando week and was given a Waiohai II deposit.

I think dioxide45 hit the nail on the head. I think the Waiohai deposit is the "incentive" given to the OP when they purchased their Trust points. I don't think the "Orlando" deposit is really a deposit at all. I say this because the placeholder for my Trust points in II says

Marriott Vacation Club Destinations
Orlando ,FL

So I am assuming, as dioxide45 did, this is just showing that the OP has Trust points that they can use to exchange via II if they chose to.

Assuming that is correct (the OP can confirm), a few lines below where it says Marriott Vacation Club Destinations, it will say Usage:2016 and right below that it will say "Points".
 

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I think dioxide45 hit the nail on the head. I think the Waiohai deposit is the "incentive" given to the OP when they purchased their Trust points. I don't think the "Orlando" deposit is really a deposit at all. I say this because the placeholder for my Trust points in II says



So I am assuming, as dioxide45 did, this is just showing that the OP has Trust points that they can use to exchange via II if they chose to.

Assuming that is correct (the OP can confirm), a few lines below where it says Marriott Vacation Club Destinations, it will say Usage:2016 and right below that it will say "Points".

All of this is spot on. Bought points via a presentation at Myrtle Beach. An added incentive to purchase was the II week to be deposited in our II account. After some hiccups, the Waiohai deposit ended up in our II account with the JUN 1 2016 expiry.

Orlando description is same as described above.
 

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I think dioxide45 hit the nail on the head. I think the Waiohai deposit is the "incentive" given to the OP when they purchased their Trust points. I don't think the "Orlando" deposit is really a deposit at all. I say this because the placeholder for my Trust points in II says



So I am assuming, as dioxide45 did, this is just showing that the OP has Trust points that they can use to exchange via II if they chose to.

Assuming that is correct (the OP can confirm), a few lines below where it says Marriott Vacation Club Destinations, it will say Usage:2016 and right below that it will say "Points".

I was not being clear but that is what I meant. The Waiohai deposit was an incentive - I picked 75K (x2 for 2 weeks) when I bought from Marriott as I already had too many deposited weeks in II already.
 

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If the Orlando unit has a resort code of 'MZC'. Then it is the unit placeholder for DC point based exchanges.
 
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