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LisaRex

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Inspired by FlyerTalks "Report your platinum upgrade" threads, I'd like to start compiling a list of successful trades via SVN so that folks have a good idea how succesful their attempts might be. (Another related thread may be to report your II trades.) What I'd like to capture is:

1) What property, season and villa size do you own? How many *Options?
2) What property and season did you want to trade into?
3) Your dates of travel
4) Check-in day (Fri, Sat, Sun)
e) How far out did you call (date and time)?
f) Were you successful?
g) If yes, what season and unit size did you get?
 

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I'll start:

a) I own WKORV-N, platinum, 2 bdrm l/o
b) I wanted to trade into WSJ
c) Dates of travel: 1/30/09-2/06/09
d) Check-in day: Friday
e) I called 5/30/09, which was exactly 8 months out, at 9am EST
f) Yes, I was successful
g) I got a 2 bdrm loft in platinum season (worth 148,100 StarOptions)
 

Ken555

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Sheraton Desert Oasis
1) What property, season and villa size do you own? How many *Options?

I only use my Kierland 2 bed platinum, 148,100 SOs, to trade in SVN.

2) What property and season did you want to trade into?

Westin Lagunamar, Gold

3) Your dates of travel

Early December

4) Check-in day (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Sunday

e) How far out did you call (date and time)?

Early April, not at 9am Eastern...

f) Were you successful?

Yes

g) If yes, what season and unit size did you get?

1 bed premium, for 13 nights :)

79,200 StarOptions
 

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1) What property, season and villa size do you own? How many *Options?

WKR Plat 2 bed, 148.1k

2) What property and season did you want to trade into?

WKORV-N

3) Your dates of travel

February/March

4) Check-in day (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Sunday

e) How far out did you call (date and time)?

Mid-September, about five (5) months out

f) Were you successful?

Yes

g) If yes, what season and unit size did you get?

Premium Studio (my choice, 1 bed's were available), for 10 nights

90,575 StarOptions
 

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1) What property, season and villa size do you own? How many *Options?

WKR 2 bed Plat, 148.1k

2) What property and season did you want to trade into?

Harborside, Gold

3) Your dates of travel

Mid-May

4) Check-in day (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Wednesday (!), check-out on Friday, 9 nights

e) How far out did you call (date and time)?

1 day less than 8 months, lots of availability at that time

f) Were you successful?

Yes

g) If yes, what season and unit size did you get?

1 bedroom (my choice, premium bed's were also available), 9 nights
55,000 StarOptions
 

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I own 2 BR Platinum Kierland.

As a TOTAL NEWBIE who had no idea I had no chance of getting St.John, called starting about 7 months out every ten days or so. Fourth call got me President's Week - 3 bedroom! That was Feb, 2005, Friday check-in.

Next year I couldn't use Kierland and offered it to my oldest and his family. They had gone with us to St. John. Asked if he wanted me to try Harborside and he said fine. He gave me three dates in January 2006. Called 7 months out and one of the dates (January 8th?) was available.

Only tried twice and I got real lucky both times.
 

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WSJ, HRA, WKORV, WMH, SBP, WLR
Spring Break at the Beach!

1) What property, season and villa size do you own? How many *Options?
WLR, Plat Plus 2BRLO 148.1K

2) What property and season did you want to trade into?
SPB Spring break 2008

3) Your dates of travel
March 08

4) Check-in day (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sat

e) How far out did you call (date and time)?
3-4 months

f) Were you successful?
yes -- but we had called earlier and nothing was available.

g) If yes, what season and unit size did you get?
2BR (not lockoff) March, using 67K options
 
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Turkey Week with Dad and his Wife

1) What property, season and villa size do you own? How many *Options?
WLR, plus used some SBP developer options

2) What property and season did you want to trade into?
SVR Thanksgiving 08

3) Your dates of travel
Thanksgiving week 2008

4) Check-in day (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sun

e) How far out did you call (date and time)?
Early April

f) Were you successful?
Yep

g) If yes, what season and unit size did you get?
2BR LO for Thanksgiving Week! Off to see Grandfather!
 

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a) Own: WPORV 2BR LO [148,100]
b) Wanted: Westin Lagunamar Cancun [Low Season] [2 BR LO and 1 studio]
c) Dates of travel: 6/6/2009-6/13/2009
d) Check-in day: Saturday
e) Called 10/6/08 [8 months out, 6am PT]
f) Great Success!
g) 2 1BR units [44,000 each] and 1 studio [37,000]
 

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a) Own: WPORV 2BR LO [148,100], used 1BR side [81,000]
b) Wanted: Harborside [Low Season] [2 BR LO]
c) Dates of travel: 10/11/08-10/18/08
d) Check-in day: Saturday
e) Called 8 months out, 4am [Hawaii]
f) Success!
g) 1BR Premium unit [44,000 each] and 1 BR unit [37,000]
 

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Own: Kierland, Gold Season, 2 bedroom lock-off
Wanted: Harborside for May 2009
Travel Date: 5/2-5/9/09
Day of Week Wanted: Saturday to Saturday
When did I call?: 8 months out exactly Sept 2nd - 8:59AM Eastern Time
Successful: Yes :cheer:
What I got: 2 Bedroom deluxe unit

I'm a happy camper.
 

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Own SVV standard 2 bed plat. 81,000 SO's Key West unit
2006-stayed at home resort
2007-Harborside in June Sat check in/8 months out/ 1 bed /44,000 SO's also SVV in August Fri check in 8 months out /1 bed 37000 SO's
2008 Westin St john in June Sat check in/ 1 bed / 8 months out 44,000 SO's/ also Harborside in Sept Fri check in/ one bed/ 8 months out/ 37000 SO's(canceled re: IKE)
2009 Harborside in June Fri check in/2 bed /8 months out/ 81,000 SO's
 
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For old times sake...

a) Own: WKV small 1BR [67,100]
b) Wanted: WKORV studio
c) Dates of travel: 3/17/07-3/24/07
d) Check-in day: Saturday
e) Called about 7.5 months out
f) Success!
g) 1BR unit, 6th floor ocean view [elite upgrade, pre elite dilution]
 

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WKV in 17 Days!

1) What property, season and villa size do you own? How many *Options?

SMV EOY 1BR Premium, 44,000

2) What property and season did you want to trade into?

WKV October

3) Your dates of travel

10/25 - 11/1

4) Check-in day (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Saturday

e) How far out did you call (date and time)?

Exactly 8 months, but not exactly at 9 am EST

f) Were you successful?

YES!

g) If yes, what season and unit size did you get?

1BR Premium, October (middle season? Don't know if it's called Gold)

I'll report on our WKV trip after we get back in November! Cant' wait for the sunshine. :banana:
 

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a)We own Vistana Villages, 2 bedroom 67100 s.o.
b)We wanted Harborside, 2 bedroom, low season
c)Aug. 29 - Sept. 5
d)Check-in day: Friday
e)Called exactly 8 months out
f)Yes successful
g)2 bedroom, first week of low season
 

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a) Own SVV Key West - 2 bdrm l/o - 95,700 s/o
b) Wanted Harborside 2 bdrm l/o
c) June 5 - June 12, 2009
d) Fri-Fri check-in
e) called at 8:59 am, exactly 8 months out
f) yes
g) 2 bdrm l/o - 6/5-6/12
 

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1) What property, season and villa size do you own? How many *Options?
I own at SVV and SVR. 219,100 StarOptions

2) What property and season did you want to trade into?
Harborside, May 2009

3) Your dates of travel - 5/9-5/16** Might change when I get DS's comunion dates, if at all possible

4) Check-in day (Fri, Sat, Sun) - Sat

e) How far out did you call (date and time)? - 8 months out

f) Were you successful? YES

g) If yes, what season and unit size did you get? Four (4) Deluxe 1 BR villas...total cost 176,000 StarOptions. Still have 43,100 Options left.

I have traded into HRA 7 years now and have been successful each and every time. 6 years have been in May (same week) and 1 year was Jan/Feb.
 

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a) Own WKV - 2 bdrm l/o - 148,100 s/o
b) Wanted WKORV mid-June 2006
c) June 16-27, 2006
d) Fri check-in (originally had a Sat. check-in, but added a day at 90 days out)
e) right when the lines opened 8 months out
f) yes
g) 1 bdrm premium (for 12 days); used extra options for a mid-week stay at WMH

Glorian
 
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So, what I'm seeing her is that SVN Tuggers want to trade into Harborside. I have no desire to go to Harborside. What other reservations have folks gotten?

I don't belong to SVN since I am a lowly non-mandatory resale buyer. I have traded through II twice to Westin Maui. Both times I used my Villas of Cave Creek (a Sheraton managed independent resort) unit bought resale on e-bay for under $1000. I see no advantage for me to buy into SVN, If I wanted to go to Harborside, then maybe. But if I want to simply go to nice Sheraton/Westin resorts in the US, no way.
 

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Disney: Beach Club Villas & Bay Lake Towers
1) What property, season and villa size do you own? WKORV, Platinum, 2 Bedroom lock-off Ocean View
How many *Options? 148,100
2) What property and season did you want to trade into? I wanted WPOVR, Platinum
3) Your dates of travel 8/3/08 to 8/10/08
4) Check-in day (Fri, Sat, Sun) Sunday
e) How far out did you call (date and time)? Exactly 8 months out
f) Were you successful? Yes and no, I got a 1 bedroom. No 2 bedrooms were available
g) If yes, what season and unit size did you get? 1 bedroom Platinum
 

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1) What property, season and villa size do you own? How many *Options?
We own a 2BR in SVR Fountains-floating-76000 options

2) What property and season did you want to trade into?
Got SVV 1BR Premium for 12 nights

3) Your dates of travel
May 17-29 2009

4) Check-in day (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sun

e) How far out did you call (date and time)?
Actually, they called me to ask if everything went OK with my recent visit to SVR and it happened to be 8 months out

f) Were you successful?
Yes

g) If yes, what season and unit size did you get?
Got a 1 BR Premium

While this is probably only considered a minor exchange by many, we're going to Orlando and am glad to have gotten 12 nights instead of 7 and we only need 1 br so to us--it's a winner
 

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My intentions for starting this thread was to create an ongoing quasi-database for SVNers to evaluate their chances of snagging SVN trades to various resorts. If you want to debate the merits of SVN vs. II, which is certainly a worthwhile topice, I'd respectfully ask that you open up another thread.
 

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the first year we only owned at HRA and we couldn't go so we went to:

sbp 4nights
svr 4 nights
wmh 4 nights
pga 3 nights

the only resorts we have not been to : all hawaii (and that's by choice)
colorado ( by choice) and wsj and we are doing that this april.

booked cancun on a trade.

booked 2- 3br's using options for 2009.

been very happy with trades.
 

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My intentions for starting this thread was to create an ongoing quasi-database for SVNers to evaluate their chances of snagging SVN trades to various resorts. If you want to debate the merits of SVN vs. II, which is certainly a worthwhile topice, I'd respectfully ask that you open up another thread.
Thanks Lisa-as a network newbie, I'll certainly be watching to see what my future chances are of getting into 'more exotic' resorts in the future
 
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