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How do you personally trade through II?

jmhpsu93

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I cost it out as 1/3, 2/3, so $500/$1000. But I usually get 2 2BR, so just divide the MF by 14 nights for average cost.
Thanks - that's what I was thinking but I kept moving towards a more even split (like 600/900 or something. In my admittedly short trading experience, I haven't noticed much of a difference in trading power of the studio vs. the 1BR but then again I'm not shooting for the moon either.

At the end of the day I get that it really doesn't matter, but like Dean mentioned above I'm looking to maximize the upgrade value of my trades and wanted a decent baseline/denominator.
 

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Thanks - that's what I was thinking but I kept moving towards a more even split (like 600/900 or something. In my admittedly short trading experience, I haven't noticed much of a difference in trading power of the studio vs. the 1BR but then again I'm not shooting for the moon either.

At the end of the day I get that it really doesn't matter, but like Dean mentioned above I'm looking to maximize the upgrade value of my trades and wanted a decent baseline/denominator.
I think 1/3 & 2/3 is a good general guideline but with the upgrade fee now it may be a little less to the studio side. For your costs I'd use the maintenance fees, II membership fee, exchange fees, lockoff fees and upgrade fees as applicable plus any gotcha's on the destination resort side like resort fees, AC fees, ? parking, etc. I would suggest keeping a big picture approach and staying well ahead of deposit expirations as much as possible. Don't worry if some are better or worse than others but try to avoid trading down if you can. Keep a sense of adventure but be content regardless and don't sweat the small stuff. Timesharing should be fun.
 
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