but how is the trading power of the silver week we do like to be oceanfront andif we could get it for 6k or less dont think its that bad just wondering on the trading power need it for thanks. week or mem. week would prob go erery other year how far is orlando from op
I really can't comment on the trading power. We have either used our week or exchanged for points and traded back with the exception of one year when we took a caribbean cruise. We do generally LO our 3 bedroom unit and exchange the studio unit but, that usually for a week in Branson in either spring, fall or Christmas season. Normally we can pull a 2 bedroom unit in Branson with our studio week but, getting a 2 bedroom unit in Branson during the times we travel there is about as easy as falling off a log.
Just a note, if you want ocean front, you must OWN ocean front. If you buy an ocean view unit you'll always be assigned the view you own or, ocean view.
One can exchange into an ocean front unit (we did this year when we exchange our 2008 week for points) by paying attention to the unit maximum occupancy number for a two bedroom unit. If the exchange is a 2 bedroom with a max occupany of 6, you'll be in an ocean front unit. If it's a 2 bedroom unit with a max occupancy of 8 you'll be in an ocean view unit.
However, if you're a non-Marriott owner exchanging in the chances that you'll get a high floor are pretty slim. When I called to check on room assignments, they told us we'd be on a low floor. I had sent in the information stating we were owners exchanging back in using a non-Marriott week but, they hadn't received that information. It's a good thing I called because we went from a first floor ocean front unit to a 4th floor unit. Thus is the power of owning with Marriott and, I suspect being a multiple week owner.
So, if ocean front is you desire and you want to make sure you have an ocean front view and have the best possible chance of getting a high floor (4th floor or above), then it's best to own an ocean front unit (not ocean view). If you just want to stay at Ocean Pointe during silver season (or gold season for that matter, I've seen lots of availability then as well) and room placement or floor doesn' really matter, buy something less expensive and trade in.