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RCI - exchange search has few results

gncntry

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I have a week deposited with RCI (154,000 points) and am searching Florida (Gulf and East Coast) for March/April 2013. I have been checking daily for weeks now and I get very few results.

I've never had this problem so far in advance. Has something changed that I am unaware of? Anyone else having this issue?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.
 

rrlongwell

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I have a week deposited with RCI (154,000 points) and am searching Florida (Gulf and East Coast) for March/April 2013. I have been checking daily for weeks now and I get very few results.

I've never had this problem so far in advance. Has something changed that I am unaware of? Anyone else having this issue?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

I am assuming you tried this. But try Bonnet Creek, Star Island, and all of Myrtle Beach. At a minimum, something at Myrtle Beach shold be there in the March/April timeframe.
 

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I have had the same issue seems to me the point values have changed. I always been able to find a 2 bdrm in great locations for around 184,000 points. Currently I notice the same searches I am finding 2 bdrm around the same time of the year in the same locations going for about 224,000 points. I called Wyndham/RCI and they say the points haven't changed but it seem like it's a supply and demand thing. The less resorts and mosre points to take the same units.
 

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I have had the same issue seems to me the point values have changed. I always been able to find a 2 bdrm in great locations for around 184,000 points. Currently I notice the same searches I am finding 2 bdrm around the same time of the year in the same locations going for about 224,000 points. I called Wyndham/RCI and they say the points haven't changed but it seem like it's a supply and demand thing. The less resorts and mosre points to take the same units.

Maybe something has changed in the RCI system to convert those from 'High' to 'prime' weeks

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Explorer7

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I have a week deposited with RCI (154,000 points) and am searching Florida (Gulf and East Coast) for March/April 2013. I have been checking daily for weeks now and I get very few results.

I've never had this problem so far in advance. Has something changed that I am unaware of? Anyone else having this issue?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

Unless I am mistaken the new Wyndham/RCI portal has no 154K week though you can book lesser point weeks or add aditional points needed for a unit in 27K increments once availability is located.
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Did you make your deposit prior to Jan 15th 2011?
If so the new point charts do not apply to your deposit and your searching options are different than the answers you will get based on the new RCI/Wyndham portal
 

rrlongwell

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I have a week deposited with RCI (154,000 points) and am searching Florida (Gulf and East Coast) for March/April 2013. I have been checking daily for weeks now and I get very few results.

I've never had this problem so far in advance. Has something changed that I am unaware of? Anyone else having this issue?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

I checked the RCI site this morning, I could not get in last night. It had availability for both Flordia and Myrtle Beach. I did not check the point levels needed, but I would think both locations would have something for the 154,000 points. Best of luck.

Update, got into the points needed section for Sheridan Broadwy Plantation for Myrtle Beach. I would just use the Wyndham system in the future, here is the sticker shock.

1 Bedroom

Sun 28-Apr-2013 to Sun 05-May-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 143,000


1 Bedroom

Sun 31-Mar-2013 to Sun 07-Apr-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 143,000


1 Bedroom

Sun 14-Apr-2013 to Sun 21-Apr-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 143,000


1 Bedroom

Sun 07-Apr-2013 to Sun 14-Apr-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 143,000


1 Bedroom

Sun 17-Mar-2013 to Sun 24-Mar-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 143,000


1 Bedroom

Sun 24-Mar-2013 to Sun 31-Mar-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 143,000


1 Bedroom

Sun 21-Apr-2013 to Sun 28-Apr-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 143,000


1 Bedroom

Sun 10-Mar-2013 to Sun 17-Mar-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 84,500


1 Bedroom

Sun 03-Mar-2013 to Sun 10-Mar-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 84,500


1 Bedroom

Sun 14-Apr-2013 to Sun 21-Apr-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Mini

Club Points: 143,000


1 Bedroom

Sun 21-Apr-2013 to Sun 28-Apr-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Mini

Club Points: 143,000


1 Bedroom

Sun 24-Mar-2013 to Sun 31-Mar-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Mini

Club Points: 143,000


1 Bedroom

Sun 17-Mar-2013 to Sun 24-Mar-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Mini

Club Points: 143,000


1 Bedroom

Sun 31-Mar-2013 to Sun 07-Apr-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Mini

Club Points: 143,000


1 Bedroom

Sun 07-Apr-2013 to Sun 14-Apr-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Mini

Club Points: 143,000


1 Bedroom

Sun 28-Apr-2013 to Sun 05-May-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Mini

Club Points: 143,000

1 Bedroom

Sun 10-Mar-2013 to Sun 17-Mar-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Mini

Club Points: 84,500


1 Bedroom

Sun 03-Mar-2013 to Sun 10-Mar-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 4 (4)
Kitchen : Mini

Club Points: 84,500

2 Bedrooms


Sun 03-Mar-2013 to Sun 10-Mar-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 8 (6)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 128,500


2 Bedrooms

Sun 31-Mar-2013 to Sun 07-Apr-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 8 (6)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 224,000


2 Bedrooms

Sun 24-Mar-2013 to Sun 31-Mar-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 8 (6)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 224,000


2 Bedrooms

Sun 28-Apr-2013 to Sun 05-May-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 8 (6)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 224,000


2 Bedrooms

Sun 14-Apr-2013 to Sun 21-Apr-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 8 (6)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 224,000

2 Bedrooms

Sun 21-Apr-2013 to Sun 28-Apr-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 8 (6)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 224,000


2 Bedrooms

Sun 17-Mar-2013 to Sun 24-Mar-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 8 (6)
Kitchen : Full

Club Points: 224,000


2 Bedrooms

Sun 07-Apr-2013 to Sun 14-Apr-2013
Max Occup
(Privacy) : 8 (6)
Kitchen : Full
 
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gncntry

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I deposited in March 2011 and I have seen availability for higher than the 154,000 points that I have. I've always had several choices for the Gulf coast in the March/April timeframe and now it is just one or none.

I'll keep checking daily and hope that something opens up.

Thanks for all of your help.
 

learnalot

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I deposited in March 2011 and I have seen availability for higher than the 154,000 points that I have. I've always had several choices for the Gulf coast in the March/April timeframe and now it is just one or none.

I'll keep checking daily and hope that something opens up.

Thanks for all of your help.

Take a look at the chart that Ride posted. It seems like maybe you made your points deposit based on the old grid even though you did it after the change.

Also, if you are looking for March/April 2013, I wouldn't expect to see most of the inventory for that timeframe showing up until about now. Keep checking. You might just be a little ahead of the inventory.
 

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Take a look at the chart that Ride posted. It seems like maybe you made your points deposit based on the old grid even though you did it after the change.

I thought the portal allows you to search first and deposit later. I don't have any deposits and can go into the RCI portal and search for (and find) weeks. If that's the case, it shouldn't matter that only 154,000 points were deposited.

On another thread, though, the Wyndham portal wasn't showing much of anything in OBX, while going in directly to RCI showed lots of availability. It seems like there may be something else happening. Maybe there's a filter that helps to avoid trades down in quality?
 

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I thought the portal allows you to search first and deposit later. I don't have any deposits and can go into the RCI portal and search for (and find) weeks. If that's the case, it shouldn't matter that only 154,000 points were deposited.

On another thread, though, the Wyndham portal wasn't showing much of anything in OBX, while going in directly to RCI showed lots of availability. It seems like there may be something else happening. Maybe there's a filter that helps to avoid trades down in quality?

There very well may be different availablity pools for timeshare availability through the RCI/Wyndhama portal and directly through RCI. As a weeks member I can see availabity through the Wyndham/RCI portal for exchanges but not by going directly to my account through RCI. What you may be seeing is a difference between availability pools between the weeks and points programs.
 

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RCI question

Still waiting for my RCI account to be linked to my Wyndham account. If I wanted to book an All-inclusive in Mexico for the fall, how many points would I have to deposit as an exchange for a hotel room? I am looking at Moon Palace in Oct or Nov? Thanks...
 

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Unless I am mistaken the new Wyndham/RCI portal has no 154K week though you can book lesser point weeks or add aditional points needed for a unit in 27K increments once availability is located.

It's actually a minimum of 27K to deposit, but you can deposit in any 1K increment above that as needed.

I thought the portal allows you to search first and deposit later. I don't have any deposits and can go into the RCI portal and search for (and find) weeks. If that's the case, it shouldn't matter that only 154,000 points were deposited.

This is true. I don't know about any discrepancies between what's available through the portal vs. regular RCI weeks, as I don't have a regular weeks account.
 

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Still waiting for my RCI account to be linked to my Wyndham account. If I wanted to book an All-inclusive in Mexico for the fall, how many points would I have to deposit as an exchange for a hotel room? I am looking at Moon Palace in Oct or Nov? Thanks...

I would suggest using RCI extra vacations for all-inclusive in Mexico. Right now, all of October is $278...which is only a little higher than the exchange fee you would pay. And you don't have to use your Wyndham points. Paying the exchange fee, plus the AI fee, plus using your Wyndham points makes Mexico way more expensive than it needs to be.
 

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I thought the portal allows you to search first and deposit later. I don't have any deposits and can go into the RCI portal and search for (and find) weeks. If that's the case, it shouldn't matter that only 154,000 points were deposited.

I know. I didn't mean to suggest that the 154K were creating the lack of available inventory - just pointing out that it sounded like the poster was not familiar with the new grid.

I said in the other paragraph that it might just be too early for the inventory to show up since it won't show up before it gets deposited.
 
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