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How would you rate this deposit for RCI trading power?

mlsmn

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2 bedroom Sedona Springs
deposited 2 years before check in

Would it have a shot at
Disney 2 bedrooms or 1 bedroom?
the recent Hacienda Del Mar Cabo 3 bedrooms availabilities?

Thanks,
Rich
 

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The most important criteria in determining your RCI trading power would be the date of the week you deposited. 2 BR, Gold Crown doesn't have much impact. Location doesn't either (unless it is a location that is in-demand 52 weeks/year and where there are few timeshares in the RCI system: London, Florida Keys, etc.)

Which week did you deposit?
 

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I used to own a week at Sedona Springs. It's a nice resort, and I enjoyed it when I stayed there. I don't know how it trades in RCI, but it was just a mediocre trader in II.

Steve
 

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I'm planning to use a July 4th week which is a very in demand week in Interval's book.

So I hope it's good for RCI also
 

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You will have great trade power. I have deposited my Sedona Springs with RCI (II is waste of time) and received great trades. The example I like to use it will pull all Manhattan Clubs (tough trade).

It's my favorite trader.

Anne
 

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I traded my 2 bedroom at Sedona Springs for a 3 bedroom at Hacienda del Mar last year.
 

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Don't deposit your week that far out from check-in date. I did that once, with all three of my summer weeks, and I had very poor trading power and deposited those weeks into RCI Points to save them.

I deposited my summer weeks 18 months out for summer 2010, and it was a winner, with great trading power for each one. I deposited my 2009 weeks about 13 months out and also had great trading power.

It seems that RCI values the week at the time it is deposited, against the need for that week in their system. So two years out, if there are no searches for your week, your trading power will suffer.

This was explained to me by JLB, bless his heart, as he knew what he was talking about, pretty much all the time. I came to this site and asked why my trading power was so much lower than last year, and he very clearly explained, and it made sense.
 

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Where is JLB when I need him/her?

I am interested in the comments of how to increase the trading power of my weeks. I have two "floating" weeks that I put up for deposit at the same time. I have not paid attention to the time of the year that I put them up for deposit- but will now if it makes a difference!

I ran into a recent situation where I have 1 week left over that expires in 2010 and I have my two new weeks that expire in 2011. I wanted to use the oldest week for a trade and RCI told me that week did not have enough trading power- but my two newer weeks did.

Of course, it did not make sense to me -since in my eyes they are all the same and I wanted to use the oldest one. Now I am wondering how to avoid this in the future. Can JLB explain this to me??:doh:
 

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What are your questions? If you deposit your week when RCI needs it, and not too late (within a year is too late for RCI and will effect your trading power), your trading power will be better than if you deposit before the "need" is there.

JLB no longer posts here, unfortunately, but you can find him at www.timeshareforums.com
 

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Cindy said it but to make it crystal clear.

RCI wants your week at least 13 months before checkin (but don't go overboard by depositing at 24 months) and as you get closer to check-in the value of your week will decrease.

PS II also wants early but in II "early" seem to be before about 9-10 months before check-in.
 

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Does anyone know, if you deposit a week and it has less trading power than the previous year, can the week be pulled and deposited closer to the use date?

I deposited a week for April 2010 and the trading power is not even half of what the same week was for April 2009.

This is a Sudwala week. Is it because it was deposited early or because the 2009 week may have fallen during a holiday week?

Thanks.

Liz
 

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With my Sedona Springs week I have dep. at 12 mths and at almost 24. Both traded great. I pick a spring week (Easter, if possible).

Anne
 

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Does anyone know, if you deposit a week and it has less trading power than the previous year, can the week be pulled and deposited closer to the use date?

I deposited a week for April 2010 and the trading power is not even half of what the same week was for April 2009.

This is a Sudwala week. Is it because it was deposited early or because the 2009 week may have fallen during a holiday week?
Possibly you can withdraw it if it hasn't been taken, but I don't know how easy it would be to redeposit it. Even if you can, that doesn't mean your trade power will be any different.

In my experience there's no rhyme or reason to the widely fluctuating trade power of *exact same weeks* at this type of South Africa resort, and trade power isn't correlating to South African holiday periods. I own one too, and have given up trying to predict its trade power.

If you want to own something with more consistent trade power, you'll have better luck with US resorts, or perhaps certain other higher-demand (and higher maintenance fee) resorts in South Africa. Of course there's no guarantee even then.
 

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Does anyone know, if you deposit a week and it has less trading power than the previous year, can the week be pulled and deposited closer to the use date?

I deposited a week for April 2010 and the trading power is not even half of what the same week was for April 2009.

This is a Sudwala week. Is it because it was deposited early or because the 2009 week may have fallen during a holiday week?

Thanks.

Liz
Your week is probably long gone, so they won't let you get it back, unless you just deposited it within the last week.
 
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