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II: Impact of Quality Distinction (Premier/Gold or Select/Silver) on Trading Power

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Does anyone have any insight on how Interval's quality distinctions affect trading power? Or even uneducated opinion for that matter?
 

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It definitely has an impact on trading.
 

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It goes both ways too. I have a gold crown independent resort that sees about 25% less than my other resorts. It has a lot of standard resorts screened out but can't see through to any resorts that have priority viewing. In some ways it is the worst of both worlds. Luckily it is dual affiliated and I could make the judgement without having to deposit.
 
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It goes both ways too. I have a gold crown independent resort that sees about 25% less than my other resorts. It has a lot of standard resorts screened out but can't see through to any resorts that have priority viewing. In some ways it is the worst of both worlds. Luckily it is dual affiliated and I could make the judgement without having to deposit.

You say "gold crown" so I assume you are referring to RCI.

It's generally accepted that II attaches more weight to the quality of the unit than does RCI. In the RCI weeks system, scarcity is more important.

In fact, in the RCI weeks system one of the worst weeks to work with is a low demand week from a resort that is rated near the top in amenities. The weak trading power keeps the owner from trading up to more demanded weeks, while RCI's quality filter screens the exchanger from being offered exchanges to lower quality resorts during higher demand periods. In RCI Weeks, the owner of such a week is often stuck with not being able to to either trade up or trade down - all they can trade for is another offseason week from a similarly high rated resort.
 

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Last week in a sighting thread, someone had posted that their week with no quality designation whatsoever was able to pull Four Seasons Aviara. I thought FSA was supposed to have some sort of quality filter, so I cannot understand how this was possible unless (1) this claim was simply not true, (2) such a sighting occurred during Flexchange and any quality filters were removed, (3) the quality designation carries very little to no weight relative to the demand for the week, or (4) some other factor, like the portfolio of resorts affiliated with one's II account, has significant impact on what one's individual unit can "see".

I doubt (1), given the integrity of the source, so I'm trying to figure out what else may be coming into play. I currently own a Select/Silver II resort and still have a Premier/Gold II resort (although I no longer own it) affilated with my account. I am currently closing on another Premier/Gold resort and am wondering if I lulled myself into caring about anything other than demand.
 

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Last week in a sighting thread, someone had posted that their week with no quality designation whatsoever was able to pull Four Seasons Aviara. I thought FSA was supposed to have some sort of quality filter, so I cannot understand how this was possible unless (1) this claim was simply not true, (2) such a sighting occurred during Flexchange and any quality filters were removed, (3) the quality designation carries very little to no weight relative to the demand for the week, or (4) some other factor, like the portfolio of resorts affiliated with one's II account, has significant impact on what one's individual unit can "see".

I doubt (1), given the integrity of the source, so I'm trying to figure out what else may be coming into play. I currently own a Select/Silver II resort and still have a Premier/Gold II resort (although I no longer own it) affilated with my account. I am currently closing on another Premier/Gold resort and am wondering if I lulled myself into caring about anything other than demand.
When I was in RCI weeks I generally had no problem seeing top rated resorts with an Silver Crown/RID week. So I couldn't detect any upward filtering of availability; the only factor that seemed to come into play was trade power, as the week I was using was one notch below primo. However my GC rated resort was clearly being filtered on the down side.

The SC/RID week was a vastly better trader in RCI weeks than the GC week.
 

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Sorry gold pineapple distinction select or whatever II calls it. As I said dual affiliated so it is gold crown too.

For my RCI account I guess I am lucky. The VEP filter is primarily based on the original resort that was associated with the account. Mine is old and very plain jane. II's filters are more deposit based so that each deposit has its own filter based on all of II's criteria. Of course II's filters like everything else is very glitchy and if you keep refreshing between changing from one deposit to the next you might be able to catch something that was meant for the other deposit.
 

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Sorry gold pineapple distinction select or whatever II calls it. As I said dual affiliated so it is gold crown too.

For my RCI account I guess I am lucky. The VEP filter is primarily based on the original resort that was associated with the account. Mine is old and very plain jane. II's filters are more deposit based so that each deposit has its own filter based on all of II's criteria. Of course II's filters like everything else is very glitchy and if you keep refreshing between changing from one deposit to the next you might be able to catch something that was meant for the other deposit.

The only way i can see for this glitch to be validated is for someone to play around with searches using weeks in one's account, witnessing "impossible" weeks (plural) being pulled with a lower quality resort, then after refreshing or logging out and back in, it is consistently not possible to replicate the results. Would be interesting to devise some sighting tests of this nature.
 
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