I have a gold NCV. We used it annually and started trading about 5 years ago to other Marriott properties. I always book Memorial weekend and then deposit and trade to Hawaii for spring break. Never had any trading problems. UNTIL....this year. I have always received a confirmation by now.
I am trading a NCV 2bd, high demand, for a 1 bd, mid level demand week. Again, never a problem. Getting worried and wondering if our luck with II and trading has ran out. We love NCV, so we don't mind just going back to stay at our home resort again, but it was nice to try other places. After all, isn't that supposed to be one of the perks?
We didn't buy points because it was not worth the extra cost and what they were going to give us in points. Plus, we never had a trading problem. Until now. I am waiting, but getting nervous, because if it doesn't come through soon, we would be out of luck to book flights for a good price.