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Trading Power of II resorts

Apk_bek

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I am looking into buying a TS at Tahiti Village in Las Vegas. It currently has two buying options; a floating week between weeks 1-51 and New Year's Week. I am not sure if the extra money for week 52 is worth it. I plan to trade this TS 90% for other resorts. I joined Redweek to assess the value of the difference between trade values, but from reading the posts it appears that II may value properties differently. Is there anyway for me to get the trade power info through II without becoming a member? Also, since I plan to use the TS primarily for trading is there a way to see (again w/o joining II) what other II properties may offer good value for my needs.

Thanks,
Brian
 

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Welcome to TUG! :hi:

The exchange companies do not disclose the trading power of resorts, but the combined exchanging experience of hundreds of Tuggers reveals a lot.

Las Vegas is one of the areas that is the most overbuilt with timeshares and there is always more supply than demand, so you don't get the most bang for your buck with a LV exchanger.

Are you looking at a resale?
How much?
What's the maintenance fee?
What are your exchanging goals? (Where do you want to go and when?)
 
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gmarine

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I assume your looking to buy resale, correct?

I would not buy that resort as a trader. TV is almost always available as an exchange which shows the supply is greater than the demand which should translate into mediocre trade power. It isnt on the strip which is big downside as far as demand goes. Most people who go to Vegas want to be on the strip.

There are many better buys as far as trading goes. Keep reading the boards and take your time.
 

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Yes, I am looking to buy resale. For about $5k for New Year's week every year I was thinking that it offered a pretty good value, but I guess that depends on the trades that I could make. Most likely I would try trade for Hawaii (any season), Tahoe in the winter, and occasionally somewhere in Europe. From the sounds of it these trades would be unlikely for the regular floating TS. One last thing, if I were to go with the floating (if I could get it cheaper) when doing trades with II do I have to have a week reserved already?

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Yes, I am looking to buy resale. For about $5k for New Year's week every year I was thinking that it offered a pretty good value, but I guess that depends on the trades that I could make. Most likely I would try trade for Hawaii (any season), Tahoe in the winter, and occasionally somewhere in Europe. From the sounds of it these trades would be unlikely for the regular floating TS. One last thing, if I were to go with the floating (if I could get it cheaper) when doing trades with II do I have to have a week reserved already?

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In most cases, yes you do have to have a week reserved but a few TS systems choose the week for you and do bulk space banking.

The exchanges you want to make are fairly difficult ones if you want the nicer resorts. I think I would keep reading and researching before I made a purchase. How often do you want to visit Tahoe and Hawaii? If at least every other year, you might be better off buying a resale in Hawaii and another one in Tahoe. Every other year deeds are commonly available.
 

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Does the "Travel Demand Index" for the resorts on the II website predict trading power of the week deposited? Or are there other factors which determine the strength of a week?
 

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"Travel Demand Index" is only one small part of "Trading power"

"Travel Demand Index" is a number for all weeks at all the resorts in that area. So if you own a lessor resort but a good week in the area, you may or may not have less trading power than a better resort with a lessor demand week.
 
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