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Here's some more to add to the list:

Vacation Resorts International - http://www.vrivacations.com/

Royal Holiday - http://www.royal-holiday.com/

Shell Vacations Club - http://www.shellvacationsclub.com/index.jsp

Platinum Interchange - http://www.platinuminterchange.com/website/index.asp

GeoHoliday Vacation Club - http://www.geoholiday.com/

Woldwide Timeshare Exchange - http://www.timeshare-exchange.co.uk/

WorldMark, The Club - http://www.worldmarktheclub.com/

WorldMark Owners Community Website - http://www.wmowners.com/WMOwners/web/home.php

Bluegreen Resorts - http://www.bluegreenonline.com/


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Is it possible to put this info somewhere for future refernce?
 

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This thread is already a "sticky" at the top of the Exchanging Board - so it won't "age" off the board.
 

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Here are the main websites for most exchange companies mentioned on TUG


www.RCI.com __________RCI
www.Intervalworld.com __Interval International

Independent Exchange Companies:

www.daelive.com _______ Dial an Exchange
www.tradingplaces.com __ Trading Places
www.htse.net _________ Hawaii Timeshare Exchange
www.platinuminterchange.com _ Platinum Interchange
www.sfx-resorts.com _______ The San Francisco Exchange

www.RedWeek.com _________ RedWeek

Just out of curiousity, why are the ones that are not RCI or II classified as "independent"?
 

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Just out of curiousity, why are the ones that are not RCI or II classified as "independent"?

Because they are not affiliated with the major timeshare companies - thus they are independent. RCI and II have formal agreements/affiliations with most timeshares.
 

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One very nice exchange company is Trading Places Maui --- www.tpmaui.com ---

They are physically located on the Island of Maui, and are connected with Maui Hill ---at least they get availability there.

And, the "other" Trading Places exchange company is actually Trading Places Internaitonal, with the website of -- www.tradingplaces.com ---.

Tony
 

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Thoughts about depositing with an independent?

We'd like to reserve, and then deposit, a prime week that we can then use for an undetermined exchange in the future. We'd also like NOT to use RCI. Any observations / suggestions about the independents? I realize they all have their strengths & weaknesses (Redweek seems to give a pretty good 'bang for the buck', but how much inventory variety do they have?). Any good/bad experiences? Thanks for any suggestions and recommendations.

----Zach
 

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In my opinion, Redweek's exchange program has been a flop. They hardly every get any quality weeks, the number of deposits is low, and the points they give for a TS has declined steadily. I would consider one of the more established exchange companies. See the info. posted at the top of the forum.

For your Hawaii resorts, I'd definitely use Hawaii Timeshare Exchange.
 

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Grand Pacific Exchange (GPX)

From their website:
As an owner with Grand Pacific Resorts, you have exchange privileges with our own family of resorts as well as with over fifty other spectacular luxury resorts. Through GPX, you can deposit your use week and decide when and where you want to travel anytime in the next two years!

Exchange Requests can be made easily online or by calling (866) 325-6295

Link to Current Inventory:
http://www.gpxvacations.com/

Link to Deposit Form:
https://www.grandpacificresorts.com/owners/gpx_use_week_deposit.aspx

Link to Exchange Request Form:
https://www.grandpacificresorts.com/owners/gpx_exchange_request.aspx

Link to Discounted Bonus Weeks:
http://www.gpxvacations.com/discounted-bonus-weeks.html
 

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Thanks Denise - That confirms an impression I'd been forming. I'd been trying to figure out how to leverage a prime location week into multiple weeks, but if the 'multiple weeks' aren't in any place I want to go....moot point. Will keep browsing the others. Any/all recommendations are welcome and appreciated.

Zach
 

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We'd like to reserve, and then deposit, a prime week that we can then use for an undetermined exchange in the future. We'd also like NOT to use RCI. Any observations / suggestions about the independents? I realize they all have their strengths & weaknesses (Redweek seems to give a pretty good 'bang for the buck', but how much inventory variety do they have?). Any good/bad experiences? Thanks for any suggestions and recommendations.

----Zach

I recommend San Francisco Exchange if you have a prime week to deposit. I have used SFX exclusively for 13 years and been very happy. I have made exchanges to prime resorts in Hawaii, New York City, Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Sedona, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Nuevo Vallarta, and several other places.
 
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Platinum Interchange offers one exchange and two bonus weeks for a week deposited 11 months out. You can join for free and view their availability prior to depositing.
 

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Thought I'd add an option for DVC members.

Buena Vista Trading Company Exchanges, that trades for DVC members into Club Cordial and Club Intrawest. :) You have to call member services to do the exchanges and there is an exchange fee.
 

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Thoughts about depositing with an independent?

We'd like to reserve, and then deposit, a prime week that we can then use for an undetermined exchange in the future. We'd also like NOT to use RCI. Any observations / suggestions about the independents? I realize they all have their strengths & weaknesses (Redweek seems to give a pretty good 'bang for the buck', but how much inventory variety do they have?). Any good/bad experiences? Thanks for any suggestions and recommendations.

----Zach
We do NOT use RCI. We prefer the indpendents. We enjoy SFX or Platinum Interchange. Although PI has a more limited inventory, we still have found some of our very best exchanges from them, and right now
a special is on called Triple Play until March 11. That means 2 bonus weeks for one deposit. And with 120 days to exchange a bonus week and anything in the inventory is available. Deposits are good for 2 years but can be extended for a nominal fee.

No membership fee and the exchange fee is $129 domestic, $149 foreign.

Thus your exchange would be your maintenance fee/3 plus $129 for each week.

PI will take any resort. SFX takes only Gold Crown levels.
 

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Platinum Interchange offers one exchange and two bonus weeks for a week deposited 11 months out. You can join for free and view their availability prior to depositing.
I'll second that! (see my other posts about that - right now a special is on until the 11th - 2 bonus weeks for one deposit.)
 

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We do NOT use RCI. We prefer the indpendents. We enjoy SFX or Platinum Interchange. Although PI has a more limited inventory, we still have found some of our very best exchanges from them, and right now
a special is on called Triple Play until March 11. That means 2 bonus weeks for one deposit. And with 120 days to exchange a bonus week and anything in the inventory is available. Deposits are good for 2 years but can be extended for a nominal fee.

No membership fee and the exchange fee is $129 domestic, $149 foreign.

Thus your exchange would be your maintenance fee/3 plus $129 for each week.

PI will take any resort. SFX takes only Gold Crown levels.

How does one become informed when Platinum Interchange runs these specials?
 

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Because they are not affiliated with the major timeshare companies - thus they are independent. RCI and II have formal agreements/affiliations with most timeshares.

With the independent exchange companies, the member affiliates with the exchange company, not the resort affiliating with the exchange company. There are a few exceptions to that rule. Sloane Garden Court timeshare in London was RCI affiliated until RCI went to points. Sloane Garden Court then disaffiliated with RCI and affiliated with SFX. A now defunct independent exchange company, whose name I do not recall, also built a timeshare resort at a chateau in France. I do not know what happened to that resort when the exchange company was sold and its new owners changed the nature of its business.

One exchange company not in this thread is the third oldest timeshare exchange company in the world, the United Kingdom Resort Exchange (URKE) which has been doing timeshare exchanges since 1991. They only handle exchange within the United Kingdom and Ireland. When I had a couple of August weeks at a resort in southern England, I used to get double credits to deposit them with UKRE.
www.ukre.co.uk
 
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