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II Exchange in Sarasota/Englewood, FL

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We have been timeshare owners for over 20 years and have exchanged most years using Interval. We wanted to exchange for Sarasota/Englewood, FL for March of 2020. Put in request in March 2019. We did not receive and exchange. First time ever. One year ahead of time and 2 week window. Any comments appreciated as to whether this is normal for this destination or is II falling down?
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Rick
 

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I am not sure how many Interval International affiliated Resorts are in the area you are seeking, but I am thinking that may have something to do with it (actual availability) as well as the trading power of the unit you deposited.

I am sure others will chime in.




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rickandcindy23

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It's a very popular time of year for Florida vacations. As mentioned above, trading power can be an issue. Also, I think more people are traveling now than ever before, and the Coronavirus may stop that because of the paranoia. No virus will keep me from traveling, unless the airlines cancel flights.
 

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Gulf side mid-south florida during snowbird season is extremely difficult through any exchange company. You had only 2 weeks in 2 areas. I think your chances were probably less than 10% if you had a decent deposit. It isn't an impossible trade through interval but it was a very difficult one.
 

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Hi Rick:
As I look at the Resort Directory, I notice that these resorts say Limited Exchange Activity
CNC, EBY, FWB, GSB, GTL, HYK, LTB, LLG, LNG, SIX, SPU, SSJ, SCV, SET, STI, VIA,
and this one is listed as Getaways (cash rentals - not usually available for Exchange)
LIR
Your only real chance was with these two:
VBC, WSL

If no owner at those two resorts deposited either of the weeks you had designated, there was no inventory for you to trade into.

Note: Suntide Island has 2 weeks available (not for your dates). I'll post in Sightings.
 
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Thanks for all of your comments. We did cancel the request and refunded the exchange fee. Try again another year.
 

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Thanks for all of your comments. We did cancel the request and refunded the exchange fee. Try again another year.
If you can go in April, you should have some luck if you are not looking for Easter week. Baseball Spring Training is in Florida during March and that on top of Snowbirds still in residence, make an exchange almost impossible.
 
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