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Depositing too early- high demand areas


TUG Member
Feb 12, 2006
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Warwick, RI
I have a shoulder week 23 hotel unit on Cape Cod and a bright red week 31 1 bedroom unit on Cape Cod. I know that the Cape is a high demand area with relatively low supply, so I would consider my mid summer week to be a pretty good one for trading. I have always deposited with RCI as soon as possible, but have just been reading here that I may be damaging my trading power by doing so. Does anyone have any idea whether this matters as much in higher demand areas? In the future, should I adjust my depositing pattern, and if so, what is best? 18 months? 12 months?

Thanks for your help.


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Jun 6, 2005
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The Centennial State
Resorts Owned
Wyndham Founder; Disney OKW & SSR; Marriott's Willow Ridge and Shadow Ridge,Grand Chateau; Val Chatelle; Hono Koa OF (3); SBR(LOTS), SDO a few; Grand Palms(selling); WKORV-OF ,Westin Desert Willow.
According to JLB, a former TUG member, depositing a week when the demand is already there is the best time. He had an RCI guide that he talked to very regularly. JLB was an expert at getting the best exchanges with his lowly one bedroom ski week.

So if there are lots of weeks for your resort and area sitting online for summer of 2010, it's not a good idea to deposit your week. If there are very few or no weeks sitting online, then perhaps your trading power will be good if you deposit.

It sure isn't a science, unfortunately. It's all a big "secret" that RCI guides seem to not even understand. :shrug: I have deposited weeks 18 months out and had great trading power, but I cannot count on it every time.

II is still the better trading company because they value your weeks without having to worry about exactly when you deposited. I still have great trading power with II when I deposit a week two months out.