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Exchange Help Requested

Davecanputt

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Requesting exchange help from savvy Tuggers. I have a 1-bedroom Ko Olina reserved for October, 2012. I need to trade it for something preferably in Hawaii in 2013. I have been advised by II that I cannot request-first because the request window is after my 2012 reservation date. Does this sound correct? If so, I think my options are to (1) deposit first, (2) rent out and rent back, or (3) exchange directly through owner trades, etc. Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance. David.
 

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You need to ask for the "Special Marriott Internal Exchange Option".

From the II Buyers Guide:

The Special Marriott Internal Exchange Option maybe used where a Club Program Exchange Member or Individual Memberplaces an exchange request at least 75 days prior to the commencementdate of his or her Week and requests travel dates that fall after his or her assigned Week. The use of the special Marriott Internal Exchange LR0184-0610 p.1-10 MVCI 6/4/10 3:15 PM Page 8 Option will be governed by the terms set forth in this Paragraph 5. If a Club Program Exchange Member or Individual Member selects the Special Marriott Internal Exchange Option and II does not issue a Confirmation from 12 months to at least 75 days prior to the commencement date of the member’s assigned Week, such Club Program Exchange Member or Individual Member has the following options:

(a) The Club Program Exchange Member or Individual Member may request that his or her assigned Week be automatically returned to him or her for his or her own use and that II cancel the pending exchange request.

(b) The Club Program Exchange Member or Individual Member may request that II continue processing his or her exchange request and that the assigned Week be deposited with II. If this option is chosen, all rights to occupy the assigned Week are relinquished by the Club Program Exchange Member or Individual Member and assigned to II 75 days prior to the commencement date of the deposited Week, irrespective of whether II ultimately confirms the pending exchange request. In the event such request is not ultimately confirmed by II, such Club Program Exchange Member’s or Individual Member’s deposit will be governed by the terms and conditions of the Deposit First exchange method as set forth under Week-Based Exchange Methods above.
 
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Update, with big thanks to Dioxide. I explained my request and the II rep went through the process. At the end I asked her to confirm that if an exchange didn't materialize prior to 75 days before our current reservation in '12 we could take that reservation back, as per the Special Marriott Internal Exchange Option (ala "request first"). Turned out, she had written it up as a "deposit first". She talked to a supervisor, canceled the deposit first, and then set it up per the provision provided by Dioxide. At that point it took 18 hours for an exchange to be confirmed into week 1 (2013), Ko Olina, one bedroom (which is what I was exchanging, like for like). Love it when a plan comes together. I learned two things.....(a) don't be afraid to ask what may seem to be stupid questions of people a lot smarter than me, and (b) always confirm with Marriott or II that you are actually getting what you think you are getting. Mahalo Dioxide.
 
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