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Mutt Dutchman

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So I know there's hundreds of discussions about II vs RCI, but I am curious about VV owners thoughts on each system.

I own a few in Williamsburg and go at least once a year but deposit or rent the other(s).

I currently have an RCI sub which I have some deposited weeks in there. My August week isn't renting and I think I will end up having to deposit that also as I cannot use it this year. I was thinking of joining II and depositing there also so I had access.to both systems.

1) Do you feel II has access to better or even different options than I would find in RCI?

2) Is the value similar between the two when depositing?
 

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II has different options than RCI, including Disney and Marriott resorts. IMHO, many of the resorts in II are higher in quality than the RCI resorts. With the VV resorts in Williamsburg, you should be able to establish an account with II. You might check with the resort you own as to whether there are any special offers from II to set one up - my first II account was for free from a mailing I got from a VV ownership.
 

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Enchanted Isle resort.
At this late date that is going to end up being a late deposit in II and you will be losing trading power just like in RCI
Not that you can’t find good exchanges with it last minute but it won’t give you a true picture of the potential of your units value in II.
You could get lucky and get a last minute DVC or Marriott or similar though so if you can travel within 30 days you might be happy with II with a late deposit.
I personally prefer II to RCI lately but I live in Florida so have been to most of the nicer RCI places I wanted to visit and just prefer to repeat visit the Marriott and other upscale ones.

I am also not sure if you get your free certificate in II.
I think that’s an RCI thing but maybe II will give you an accommodation certificate for deposit which is similar
 

Mutt Dutchman

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At this late date that is going to end up being a late deposit in II and you will be losing trading power just like in RCI
Not that you can’t find good exchanges with it last minute but it won’t give you a true picture of the potential of your units value in II.
You could get lucky and get a last minute DVC or Marriott or similar though so if you can travel within 30 days you might be happy with II with a late deposit.
I personally prefer II to RCI lately but I live in Florida so have been to most of the nicer RCI places I wanted to visit and just prefer to repeat visit the Marriott and other upscale ones.

I am also not sure if you get your free certificate in II.
I think that’s an RCI thing but maybe II will give you an accommodation certificate for deposit which is similar
Yeah I get the late deposit. I do have the premier RCI account which gives full deposit on later ones. Does II not have anything similar? Even if not I'm tempted to use this deposit to check out the II system. I will look for that "discount/free" II. I didn't realize VV had items like that as everything int heir newsletter had RCI.

Thank you both for quick responses. Disney and Marriott resorts would be interested to take a look at.
 

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Yeah I get the late deposit. I do have the premier RCI account which gives full deposit on later ones. Does II not have anything similar? Even if not I'm tempted to use this deposit to check out the II system. I will look for that "discount/free" II. I didn't realize VV had items like that as everything int heir newsletter had RCI.

Thank you both for quick responses. Disney and Marriott resorts would be interested to take a look at.

No I don’t think you can buy the trade power back like in RCI.
You can extend the expiration date but That won’t be helpful for a while on this deposit unless you can’t find anything you like for 2 years.


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Mutt Dutchman

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sounds like I should maybe deposit next years If I want to "test" II. I will keep a look out for discounts than.
 

chriskre

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sounds like I should maybe deposit next years If I want to "test" II. I will keep a look out for discounts than.
II works best with putting in ongoing requests for where you want to go.
You can shop the online leftovers but they will just be leftovers.
The best stuff goes to ongoing requests so deposit early and put in the ongoing request and watch for your match.
 
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