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Orange Lake Trading Power

RBC

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Orange Lake West Village Week 51 (x2), Orange Lake West Village Week 52, Orange Lake East Village Week 4
I have checked around the site and couldn't find anything on this, so my apologies if I've missed something.
I own 4 fixed weeks at Orange Lake:
2 week 51's (West Village)
1 week 52 (West Village)
1 week 4 (East Village)

My weeks 51 & 52 have always had a trading power of between 52-56 points. I just noticed my new deposits available on RCI and they have all been downgraded to 44 points!!!! That's a decrease of approximately 20% and an increase of almost 25% in my cost per trading point!!! My brother has experienced the same thing. He is at OL right now and can't get any straight answers.
Has anyone noticed the same degradation?
Does anyone have an explanation for this.
 

silentg

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Fitzpatrick's Castle Holiday Homes,
Enchanted Isle.
I have a points week at OLCC which is also affiliated with HIVC and IHG. Have never used RCI for this week. I did have a fixed week previously and used to trade it with RCI. Sorry to hear that trading power has decreased, perhaps it is because the week is close to actual use time? If you spacebank early do you get better TPU? RCI seems to be raising fees and lowering trade power. I only use one of my timeshares with RCI. Not OL week. Right now I have two exchanges booked and only 1 TPU point in my account. Have been using TUG exchanges lately. Much nicer for both sides.
Silentg
 

RBC

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Orange Lake West Village Week 51 (x2), Orange Lake West Village Week 52, Orange Lake East Village Week 4
My weeks are deposited at full trading power as soon as they become available.
 

Tank

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HICV South Beach Myrtle Beach
HICV Lake Geneva
HICV Gatlinburg
HICV Orange Lake Kissemee
I wander if you wanted your week 51 or 52 from RCI for Orange Lake , it should only be 44 points to reserve right ?

I know that does not help you, but maybe a little skimming off the top going on. Apple for apple , fair is fair. Would be a interesting comparable.

Dave
 

elaine

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DC
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HGVC Eagles Nest, DVC-AKV, HHI
RCI said week 51 for 2016 was 24 TPUS for W village, likely b/c 51 was on the early side. Recheck your deposits. If you get 50+ for week 51/2016, that was great. Although my parents had a week 51 (and we loved getting 56-58 TPUs), IMHO, 50+, even for week 51/52 was overweighted compared to other high demand areas/low supply areas. An adjustment to 44 for a high demand week in an oversupplied area seems about right to me, IMHO. Sounds like RCI made some adjustments with OLCC.
I have been dealing with low TPUs for years with a 4th of July week @ HHI, which was higher rated, and got much lower TPUS than Myrtle Beach. HHI has always gotten the shaft on TPUs for summer weeks, IMHO, while MB resorts that I would never go back to did great. But, in RCI points, HHI does very well--go figure.
 

tschwa2

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RCI has been adjusting weeks 51/52 down in Orlando. They are still worth 15-20 more tpu's than what it cost to exchange in (overpointed). If you don't need the points you should still be able to rent the week for more than mf's. That's what I do for my 3 br week 52 in the East Village.
 
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