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RCI's 5-Days Exchange-Power drops to 5

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Has anyone experience the following condition ?

I received RCI's "5-Days Exchange-Power drops to 5" email.
I log-in. Then select a resort and then "Check Availability"...
NOTHING happens !!!

Earlier this morning, I was able to see a resort's availability,
but since then, NOTHING !

Tried on FireFox and Internet-Explorer.

TIA
 

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I have the same problem and i even tried to click the compatability button, nothing works.
 

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I am using Explorer and can't get it to work either. Maybe it is in overload!
 

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Kinda (sickly) glad to hear others are experiencing the same problem.
For a minute there... I suspected I was messing up royally.

Weird !!!!
 

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UPDATE !!!
I used RCI's "Live Help" and received this response:
" 7:48:33 PM : AgentDan J.: We apologize for the problem you encountered online with our website. Unfortunately, RCI.com is currently experiencing a temporary problem with the special. Technical staff is aware of the issue and is working diligently to correct it as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience in the interim and encourage you to try again at a later time."

It'll probably take RCI 5-Days to correct the problem.
Of course.. the special will be over in 5-Days.
"Bait and Switch" ???
 

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It'll probably take RCI 5-Days to correct the problem.
Of course.. the special will be over in 5-Days.
"Bait and Switch" ???
Anytime they've had technical problems during a promotion, they've always extended the promotion. They run the promotions to clear out excess inventory.
 

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If you see a resort that you are interested in that is listed, just do a regular search. Some of the available weeks will be there with a slash mark over the regular points cost and it will show as available for 5 points. There are some good deals there.
 

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Anytime they've had technical problems during a promotion, they've always extended the promotion. They run the promotions to clear out excess inventory.

Thanks Michael.
It would have been nice, if the agent I communicated with,
mentioned their normal practice.
 

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If you see a resort that you are interested in that is listed, just do a regular search. Some of the available weeks will be there with a slash mark over the regular points cost and it will show as available for 5 points. There are some good deals there.

Thanks Catwgirl !!!

PS: Your "handle" (catwgirl) sounds familiar.
I used to host local TUG gatherings in the Concord/Walnut Creek area.

Did you attend one of them ?
 

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yesgterday it didn't even work for a regular search. today it was working, but i noticed one week out of 36 available was marked down.
 

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I had a 5 TPU deposit credit, so it was REALLY easy for me to find the sale weeks. FWIW, they are all from now through March.

I never got the email announcing the sale, for some reason, but I did see it here.
 

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Anytime they've had technical problems during a promotion, they've always extended the promotion. They run the promotions to clear out excess inventory.

Think Again Fella !
  • They did NOT extend the 5-Day sale period
  • I still am not able to see "availability"
 

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Think Again Fella !
  • They did NOT extend the 5-Day sale period
  • I still am not able to see "availability"

You can find the resorts by looking for the red tags. There are lots of them, all over the catalogue. They are still there.
 

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You can find the resorts by looking for the red tags. There are lots of them, all over the catalogue. They are still there.
I think RCI wasn't overly concerned about fixing the "bug" in their system.

I take a peek using your method Margariet.
Thanks !
 

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You can find the resorts by looking for the red tags. There are lots of them, all over the catalogue. They are still there.

WHAT "red tags" ???

I hopped over to this page http://www.rci.com/RCI/weeks/searchResults.do
and saw RCI in "red" for: Aquamarine Villas (#1207)

Clicked on Check Availability and up popped NUTHIN'

Life is too short to be continuously frustrated.
Gonna check availability with II
 

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Here We Go... AGAIN !!!!

Received another email this morning from RCI announcing: Exchange-Trading-Power Slashed to 5 Points...

And AGAIN I wasn't able to see "Availability".
The only consistent message on every attempt was:
  • Click Here for new Weeks Cancellation Policy

Am I being punished by God for "playing doctor" when I was a child ??? :D
 
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Received another email this morning from RCI announcing: Exchange-Trading-Power Slashed to 5 Points...

And AGAIN I wasn't able to see "Availability".
The only consistent message on every attempt was:
  • Click Here for new Weeks Cancellation Policy

Am I being punished by God for "playing doctor" when I was a child ??? :D

It did work once for me for one resort, but then nada.
 

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I can see it, but I can't find a way to see JUST the sale inventory. If you have a 5 TPU deposit, it should be easier. I did last time, but I used it during the sale! Now, my smaller deposits (and deposit credits) are 2, 3, 10 and some that are higher.
 

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Thanks Catwgirl !!!

PS: Your "handle" (catwgirl) sounds familiar.
I used to host local TUG gatherings in the Concord/Walnut Creek area.

Did you attend one of them ?

Hey Doug! Long time no see! Yes I do remember the old TUG gatherings years back. Now that Fern and KathyQ have both moved away and you are pretty absent from this board, we have not had one for years. Maybe it's time to get together again this summer?
 

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I can see it, but I can't find a way to see JUST the sale inventory. If you have a 5 TPU deposit, it should be easier. I did last time, but I used it during the sale! Now, my smaller deposits (and deposit credits) are 2, 3, 10 and some that are higher.

I would think if you used your "10" and request "Match my deposit"
you'd see all the 5's.

Dunno... RCI works in strange ways.
 

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Hey Doug! Long time no see! Yes I do remember the old TUG gatherings years back. Now that Fern and KathyQ have both moved away and you are pretty absent from this board, we have not had one for years. Maybe it's time to get together again this summer?

I lost interest in hosting the gatherings because of an influx of a group who wanted to "take over".
Don't remember but they may have been a WorldMark group ???

The "self-appointed" leader of that group wasn't satisfied with the gatherings and kept pestering me with:
  • "Why don't we do it this way... and that way"
Don't remember his name... I think he was from India or the Middle-East.

I bit my tongue and didn't tell him:
  • "Why don't you start your own group?"
Instead... I disappeared.
Don't have any interest or time for Rabble-Rousers.
 
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I would think if you used your "10" and request "Match my deposit"
you'd see all the 5's.

Dunno... RCI works in strange ways.
Yes, I do see all the 5's, but I also see a TON of other 6-10 TPU inventory.

Last time they ran this, when I searched using my 5 TPU deposit, a large portion of what showed up was the sale inventory. (There's other 2-5 TPU inventory, but not a lot.)
 

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Yes, I do see all the 5's, but I also see a TON of other 6-10 TPU inventory.

You DON'T want to do this but... you could combine your 2 and 3 to get a 5 :D

That would be akin to cutting off your nose to spite your face :rofl:
 
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