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What do you have to do an SA trade test with??

michelle

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On another SA thread it became important to consider doing a trade test again to test post BS options. When we did the previous test, we didnt really have enough participation to come to any conclusions. If we were to do it after the holidays, would you be able to contribute? Please list what you have available to trade with, including the information:

Resort name
CG/RID/Standard
Season
Size
When banked (i.e. pre or post BS (22 May 2005) )

(Note: no one has offered to actually compile the results, plus it has not been determined what areas we will test for... this is just to see if we would have enough resorts to make it a worthwhile effort. If so, results will be posted on the Sightings board)



I have:
Place on the Bay
GC
Red
2 bed
banked pre BS

Strand Pavilion
GC
Red
3 bed
banked post BS

PS for those who do not know what BS is, here is an explanation by Janie in another SA thread:

RCI was down for maintenance all weekend, and when it came back up, South Africa had been integrated into the mainframe database. You might notice that you can now search for SA online--whereas before all requests had to go through a "specialist".

Madge confirmed that trading power for SA weeks is now calculated based on the same supply/demand/VEP formula that all other weeks use.

It was coined "black sunday" by a TUGger who noticed that his trading power on newly deposited weeks went down.
 

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Durban Sands
Standard
Red
1BR
post BS

Can't do it until 2nd week in January, but agree it needs to be done.
 

Tomg

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I have two weeks banked.

Hartenbos
Red, Standard
2 BR
Banked Pre-BS

Sanboanni
Red, Gold Crown
2BR
Banked Post BS
 

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I have Sudwala,
March 9,2007 use week (pink?),
1 bdrm,
banked October 2005 (post BS)
 

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Sudwala, peak, banked pre-BS.

Sudwala, peak, banked post-BS.


Neither one pulls much of anything. As a government employee, I can go to www.getravelop.com and rent all the weeks RCI says Sudwala doesn't have the trading power to get, for $264, which is only slightly more than the M/F at Sudwala.
 

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At this stage we need a few mere resorts in order to do comparisons...

So far we have

2 Gold Crowns post BS, 1 RID post BS, and 3 standards post BS... not enough to draw any type of conclusion...

Anyone else out there who can participate? Especially with deposits made after BS....
 

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How about a Durban Sands week 30 Post BS? I can tell you right now that it trades exactly the same as my pre-BS though.

Diane
 

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I have a few more weeks just deposit into RCI.

Castleburn
3BR, RED
GC
post BS

Vincent.
 

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If anyone needs it I have the results of one done a couple years ago, with the different resorts ranked in the clumpings at that time. You could see how things might have changed.

I don't know if it is one saved on the Sightings Board because haven't looked a them.

What if you tried to get the same resorts/weeks to do the same searches again?
 
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I have a 2 BR Seapointer, deposited post-BS. Not sure if it is red or peak, but can find out before any test.

Diane
 

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Dunk said:
Michelle, is there a date/time scheduled for this trade test yet?
Thanks

No, nothing is scheduled.... I was just trying to see if we even have enough resorts to start drawing conclusions... I realize that what might be availalbe one day, might be tied up in an exchange the next, but wanted to get a feeling for what is available.

If anyone here feels we should just go ahead and do a test anyway, speak up and we can decide on the details.
 

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I have several SA resorts, but only two banked with RCI currently. I do however have several different banked weeks at the same resort.

So count me in if you wanting a SA test run.

Vincent.
 

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I still think a test would be worthwhile. I also would suggest we start a new thread to announce the test.
 

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I have a Glenmore Sands studio deposited BS and the trade power seems to be pretty good

Dottie
 

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I own one red Durban Sands, but won't have a week deposited until late March. Everything else has been already exchanged.
 

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I have a Champagne Sports Resort

2BR GC Red
Spacebanked January of '05

I don't mind using it to participate in a trade test.
 
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