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So you can Rent your regular week, but not an exchange week?

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So, If I am reading the forum correctly; most resorts will let you book your regular time (week for example), and rent that time out directly. Correct?

But, If I book a week and deposit it for exchange, then I cannot rent out what I exchanged for. Correct?

Lastly, then if I get the exchange I want; but then cannot get the vacation time from work; what are my options to do with the week that I received from exchange? Is there no way to rent that? Can you put it on Ebay?

Thanks!
 

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Right. And- if you book something you can't use you cannot rent it out. That is why you might want to take out the insurance. I believe RCI has something where you can salvage your points just in case.

I have fixed weeks I never exchange, but I always take out travel insurance on them through Generali just in case we can't go, so our maintenance fees would be reimbursed.
 

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So, If I am reading the forum correctly; most resorts will let you book your regular time (week for example), and rent that time out directly. Correct?

But, If I book a week and deposit it for exchange, then I cannot rent out what I exchanged for. Correct?

Lastly, then if I get the exchange I want; but then cannot get the vacation time from work; what are my options to do with the week that I received from exchange? Is there no way to rent that? Can you put it on Ebay?

Thanks!
Question why would you book a week unless you know you had the time off? Is your week a fixed week or a floating week? Although it may be more costly I find a points system more flexible especially for exchanging.
 

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Not sure if II or not, but their policy is here, so, with II, you would cancel it.

8. II Exchange Cancellation Policy — Other than Club Interval Points–Based Exchange Confirmations:
(a) The only circumstances under which a Member using the Exchange Program may lose the use and occupancy of the Home Resort accommodations or relinquished points (including Preferred Points) without being provided Host Accommodations are if a Member: (i) using the Deposit First method of exchange fails to submit a valid exchange request within the time periods specified; (ii) using the Deposit First method of exchange requests accommodations that are not available and fails to accept any alternate locations and/or time periods offered; (iii) cancels a Confirmation seven days or more prior to the first date of occupancy of the Host Accommodations being canceled and fails to request substitute accommodations in accordance with II’s Exchange Cancellation Policy; (iv) cancels a Confirmation less than seven days prior to the first date of occupancy of the Host Accommodations being canceled; (v) cancels or loses the use of a Confirmation, at any time, due to the threatened or actual damage or destruction of the Host Accommodations; (vi) cancels a Confirmation for substitute Host Accommodations that was previously issued to the Member under II’s Exchange Cancellation Policy; or (vii) where the use of the Home Resort accommodations by II is lost or impaired due to circumstances beyond II’s control.
(b) Under II’s Exchange Cancellation Policy, a Member may be entitled to cancel a Confirmation where the Confirmation is issued seven days or more prior to the first date of occupancy. In order to cancel a qualified Confirmation, the Member must notify II of his or her desire to cancel such Confirmation within the first 24 hours after the exchange request has been confirmed. In the event that the Member has used the Deposit First method of exchange, the Member’s exchange fee will be refunded and the deposit will revert to a status such that the Member may redeem such deposit at a future time to place another exchange request. If the Member has used the Request First method of exchange, the Member’s exchange fee will be refunded and the right to occupy the Home Resort accommodations shall revert to the Member.
(c) When a Member notifies II of his or her desire to cancel a Confirmation seven days or more prior to the first date of occupancy of the Host Accommodations being canceled, the Member will be entitled to request substitute exchange accommodations, as long as the Member requests travel occurring no later than 12 months following the date on which the Member cancels said Confirmation for Host Accommodations. However, the time period in which the Member is entitled to request substitute exchange accommodations is limited, as follows:
(i) When a Member notifies II of his or her desire to cancel the Confirmation 60 days or more prior to the first date of occupancy of his or her Host Accommodations, the Member may request substitute exchange accommodations at any time from the date of cancellation up to 24 hours prior to the first date of occupancy of such substitute exchange accommodations.
(ii) Where the Member notifies II of his or her desire to cancel the Confirmation 59 days to 14 days prior to the first date of occupancy of his or her Host Accommodations, the Member may request substitute exchange accommodations 59 days to 24 hours prior to the first date of occupancy of such substitute exchange accommodations.
(iii) When a Member notifies II of his or her desire to cancel the Confirmation from 13 to seven days prior to the first date of occupancy of his or her Host Accommodations, the Member may request substitute exchange accommodations from limited travel destinations 30 days to 24 hours prior to the first date of occupancy of such substitute exchange accommodations.
(iv) II will retain the exchange fee paid initially to secure the canceled Confirmation.
 

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So, If I am reading the forum correctly; most resorts will let you book your regular time (week for example), and rent that time out directly. Correct?

But, If I book a week and deposit it for exchange, then I cannot rent out what I exchanged for. Correct?

Lastly, then if I get the exchange I want; but then cannot get the vacation time from work; what are my options to do with the week that I received from exchange? Is there no way to rent that? Can you put it on Ebay?

Thanks!
I know nothing about RCI but if you are using Interval for exchange, I suggest buying Eplus when you get an exchange. You can retrade up to 3 times and it is well worth it if you have to change your plans or a family emergency arises, or even if you see something you like better during a manual search.
 

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what are my options to do with the week that I received from exchange?
Some folks above gave you some tips for II.

For RCI, your deposit is given a numerical value that represents its worth. When you exchange, you trade (some of) that value for the vacation you want, plus you pay an "exchange fee" for doing so. If you cancel far enough in advance (~9 months if I recall correctly) you get all of that value back. If you cancel closer in than that, you only get part of that value back, and the amount you get goes down the closer you get to check-in. In all cases, you lose the exchange fee. You can then use the value you get back, plus any that was unused in the first place, to make a different exchange, paying another exchange fee.

If you think canceling close to the check-in date is likely, you can buy "cancel protection." It's about $60, give or take. It preserves the value of the time you are depositing, so that if you cancel, you get full value of your deposited week back, even if it is quite last-minute. You do still have to pay another exchange fee.

The reason this might matter is that some exchanges require more value than others. So, losing value might mean taking a less-desirable exchange in return, or not having enough to take a desirable exchange at all, depending on your constraints.

And no, in RCI you are not allowed to rent the week you have exchanged for.
 
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You're not allowed to rent exchange weeks in either program. But you can get guest certificates for exchanged stays and even bonus weeks. You just can't use them "commercially" aka for profit.
But if you have a friend who ends up using it and compensates you with cash, it's not like they can track that.
Legally I cannot recommend doing that though
 

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You're not allowed to rent exchange weeks in either program. But you can get guest certificates for exchanged stays and even bonus weeks. You just can't use them "commercially" aka for profit.
But if you have a friend who ends up using it and compensates you with cash, it's not like they can track that.
Legally I cannot recommend doing that though
To add to the above: If RCI (and I'd presume, also II) catches you renting an exchanged week, you could end up with your account cancelled, your other exchanges forfeited, and you'd be shown the door, permanently. They don't want anyone competing with them for renting out what is in inventory. ;)

If you have doubts about whether you can use what you own, you may want to reconsider owning at all. You might be money ahead renting from other owners until you're sure you can make an owner's usage commitment for yourself. But even then, if you cancel an agreed rental, that owner may not return all your money. It's kind of a slippery slope, depending on circumstances.

Dave
 
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