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Waiohai week 52

chrisfromOC

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I have not tried many exchanges through II, so I thought I'd ask those with more insight. We own a float week at the Waiohai, but would like to try to get there for week 52 in 2012. We are already using our 2012 week this April, so I'd have to do a request first with II to trade our 2013 usage for the 2012 week 52. Any idea if the likelihood of getting this trade? My II membership has lapsed, so I'm trying to decide if renewing my membership for the hope of pulling this trade is a wise decision.

Thanks.

Chris
 

yumdrey

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It is a hard trade, so I would try multiple ways:
1) request first in II
2) use TUG Market place to try direct exchange with another Waiohai owner
3) try ownertrade.com
4) rent your 2013 week and rent 2012 week 52
 

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I don't think Interval is likely to succeed for you because Marriott will probably snatch up any week 52 deposits for trust point requests (Marriott can do that; it must replace it with something of "comparable value", but we never see behind the curtain).

OTOH, weeks 51 and 52 don't seem to command a rental premium at Waiohai; in past years, I have seen many, with prices declining, especially towards the end.

Although you could try the Interval route by paying Interval's membership fee for the year and then bailing at some point, I think your best chance will be the rent/rent scenario.
 

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Thanks for the input. I was probably leaning toward the rent/rent plan myself, but wanted to get some advice as to whether it was worth the II membership fees to give the trade a chance. Sounds like the consensus is that this would be a tough trade to pull, so I'll either rent/rent or do something fun like go to Kauai twice next year!
 
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