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II and Trading Power how does it work?

Nolathyme

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I have used II to make exchanges 30 days or less from check in and have had great success booking high end/high demand resorts.

I am thinking of putting in an ongoing search this year.

II places a value of 50-150 on their travel demand chart.

So, how does it work? Can a low demand week exchange into a high demand with with an ongoing search?
 

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Your week has an assigned trading power based on the resort, region, unit size, and season. Sometimes there are other factors like the Marriott to Marriott and the Starwood to Starwood priority. So there are several factors that determine trading power, in addition to the season.

However, II doesn't reveal what your trading power is.

During flex-change, it is possible to trade above your trading power. But with an ongoing search, those limits are in place.

The advantage of an ongoing search is that all (qualified) ongoing searches are filled before any inventory goes online. In other words, the online inventory is the leftovers, after all (qualified) ongoing searches have been filled.
 

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So my interval week has a trading power number/value similar to RCI?

So if my week has a power of 20 with interval , I will not be able to exchange for a week that has a higher trading power (unless it's under 30 days)?
 

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So my interval week has a trading power number/value similar to RCI?

Something like that, except it is probably a range - not a specific number. II doesn't reveal the info., so we don't know exactly how it works. Experienced people speculate that there may be 5 trading power ranges.

So if my week has a power of 20 with interval , I will not be able to exchange for a week that has a higher trading power (unless it's under 30 days)?

Correct.
 
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I have summer and winter weeks on Cape Cod. Same unit (oceanfront resort and unit)as well. Very little difference(if any) in what I can exchange into(request first).
If II doesn't have it , you can't get it no matter how "strong trader " you have, especially in extremely seasonal areas.
 
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