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Question about exchanging SDO with II??/MERGED

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I want to exchange (thru II) my 2010 floating week at SDO asap. Will Starwood assign me a 2010 week now to do this? If not, when is the soonest they will do this? Thanks.
 

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I want to exchange (thru II) my 2010 floating week at SDO asap. Will Starwood assign me a 2010 week now to do this? If not, when is the soonest they will do this? Thanks.

I believe you may deposit a week up to 12 months prior to use date/season. For example, I had to wait until summer season to deposit my summer 2009 week this year.
 

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Just like you can't make a reservation until 12 mos. out - you can't make a deposit until 12 mos. out - so the first day you can deposit your 2010 week is Jan. 1, 2009.
 

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Just like you can't make a reservation until 12 mos. out - you can't make a deposit until 12 mos. out - so the first day you can deposit your 2010 week is Jan. 1, 2009.

So I guess because it is a Starwood resort you have less time to exchange it with II. Other resorts give you a 3 year window and Starwood only 2 years??
For example, my 2010 Week 27 Royal Mayan is available now to exchange. This doesn't seem quite fair.
 

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Every TS company has a rule about how far out you can reserve and exchange. For instance, I already have my Branson week deposited for the next 3 years. It is just one of the rules you accept when you buy with a particular company.
 

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Ques. about the Starwood preference period?

What exactly is this? Still trying to learn :) Thanks.

Carolyn
 

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Good question. When Starwood deposits at II, other Starwood owners get a 3 day preference period to exchange for them before it's opened up to all II members.
 

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What exactly is this? Still trying to learn :) Thanks.

Carolyn
Are you asking about the owner's preference period at their resorts? That is the period where owners can reserve a week 12 months in advance, while other SVN members can only reserve a week starting at the 8-month mark.
 

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What exactly is this? Still trying to learn :) Thanks.

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I think what you are asking is regards to the Starwood preference period within Interval International (II). For most Starwood deposits into II, only other Starwood units (with the requisite "trading power") are allowed to see the available units for a period of time, usually 3 days. This ensures that other Starwood owners get the first chance at getting the deposited units. :banana:

During the flexchange, the preference period can be reduced significantly.
 

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For more info. see the Starwood and II article in the Owner Resources sticky.
 

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Carolyn-

I think it's the same. You make your reservation exactly one year in advance and deposit it immediately. You have the year between the date the reservation was made and the actual reservation plus two years after the reserved date - three years total.
 

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Carolyn-

I think it's the same. You make your reservation exactly one year in advance and deposit it immediately. You have the year between the date the reservation was made and the actual reservation plus two years after the reserved date - three years total.

With my other non-Starwod resorts, they appear in my II account 2 years prior to check-in and are good for 1 year after check-in...so 3 years also to exchange them.

Carolyn
 

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Are you asking about the owner's preference period at their resorts? That is the period where owners can reserve a week 12 months in advance, while other SVN members can only reserve a week starting at the 8-month mark.

Sorry I didn't make myself clear. I am talking about resorts that are deposited into II. So it sounds as if we Starwood owners see these 3 days before non-Starwood owners. So my next question is this....if I put in a request with II using a Starwood deposit and also requesting a Starwood resort to exchange into, then I am assuming I will have priority also?

Carolyn
 

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Sorry I didn't make myself clear. I am talking about resorts that are deposited into II. So it sounds as if we Starwood owners see these 3 days before non-Starwood owners. So my next question is this....if I put in a request with II using a Starwood deposit and also requesting a Starwood resort to exchange into, then I am assuming I will have priority also?

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No - the 3 day priority is only online.

See this Article in the Owner Resources sticky for all the details - Starwood & II
 
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No - the 3 day priority is only online.

See this Article in the Owner Resources sticky for all the details - Starwood & II

Now you have me confused. The sticky says:
Starwood 72 hour Exclusive: For the first three days of a Starwood owners deposit, its availability is masked from the rest of the Interval International membership. Only a Starwood owner has visibility to another owners deposit. It may be selected without contention from the rest of the timeshare world. If unclaimed within 72 hours, it is made available. to the I.I. general membership. If a Pending Request is active for one of these deposits, it will be filled without it ever seeing daylight. The deposited week must otherwise be of "comparable value" for this to occur. One cannot expect a Silver Season studio to pull a 2 bedroom Platinum Season.

So if I have a pending request and have deposited a Starwood unit with "comparable value", why wouldn't I get it; why would it ever show up online?
 

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Now you have me confused. The sticky says:
Starwood 72 hour Exclusive: For the first three days of a Starwood owners deposit, its availability is masked from the rest of the Interval International membership. Only a Starwood owner has visibility to another owners deposit. It may be selected without contention from the rest of the timeshare world. If unclaimed within 72 hours, it is made available. to the I.I. general membership. If a Pending Request is active for one of these deposits, it will be filled without it ever seeing daylight. The deposited week must otherwise be of "comparable value" for this to occur. One cannot expect a Silver Season studio to pull a 2 bedroom Platinum Season.

So if I have a pending request and have deposited a Starwood unit with "comparable value", why wouldn't I get it; why would it ever show up online?

Only weeks that aren't claimed by pending requests show up online - not just pending requests from Starwood owners, but pending requests from any II member.
 
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