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SDO is RCI or II or both?

chileaquiles

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I am thinking of gettin an SDO property but have noticed that some advertise it as an II property and others as RCI.

Hence are certain SDO weeks contracted to only be exchanged with RCI or vice versa with II?

Or is it up to the owner what exchange company they want to use and hence can use either?
 

K2Quick

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It's up to you which company to use. You can use both of them if you want to. I've never tried SCO with RCI because reports here seem to indicate marginal trade value for 1-52 units whereas II seems to afford the same week very high-level trading power plus the Starwood preference.
 

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There are a lot of more cost effective ways to get trading power in RCI.

But if you want to go to a RCI resort and do not own any other RCI weeks, it is not really poor value to use SDO in RCI. Lockit off before depositing into RCI, that gives you more trade power overall and if the two deposits do not have enough trade power for what you want you can combine them for $99 into one deposit (That has way more trade power untis than if you had deposited as one 2 Bedroom deposit). Trade power is public in RCI, so you can check what you get for your weeks and what exchanges would cot you.

II is gernerally viewed as the better place to use SDO as you have two OK deposits form the lockoff and can get lots of Starwood exchanges as only Starwood users can exchange into Starwood weeks for the first few days after they are deposited in the system. Trading outside of Starwood properties I would not view SDO being more valuable than in RCI. They should be about the same.

Just get a RCI membership one year and an II memebership the next year to learn what suits you better.
 

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It's up to you which company to use. You can use both of them if you want to. I've never tried SCO with RCI because reports here seem to indicate marginal trade value for 1-52 units whereas II seems to afford the same week very high-level trading power plus the Starwood preference.

Lakeside Terrace is also dual affiliated, marginal trade value in RCI is the key phrase. Using the deposit calculator, a ski week gets a few more TPU's then my silver crown Michigan summer week:eek: :eek: !

I'll stick with II.
 

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We are picking up a small 1BR prime SBP and had a similar question. I understand it trades in both II & RCI. I am very familiar with II, almost totally ignorant about RCI.

However, I had another TUGger look it up for me & this unit would be assigned 25-ish TPU. Isn't that pretty decent for a 1BR? Can't I pick up some pretty reasonable weeks in RCI for 25 TPU?

We have interest in some RCI inventory- namely, Tradewinds Cruise Club, narrowboats in England, and who knows, maybe something else?

If 25 TPU is not a "good" number of TPUs for a 1BR, what would y'all consider to be a good value?

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