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Renting DVC points

I was curious if any one has had any experience with renting DVC points. Was your experience an easy and satisfying experience? I am looking into trying this next January and would love any input. (That is, unless I win the DVC contest and get that 3 yr membership . Yeah, right!) biggrin

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Yesss!! I rented points for our vacation in May. We are staying at the Boardwalk Villas, while it is still expensive, it is much cheaper than booking through Disney at one of the deluxe resort hotel rooms. I would just say to use a legit company/person to rent from. There are a few reputable online rentals...We actually are using a travel agent in New York. Their family owns the agency and actually bought a TON of DVC points many many years ago. She is great, wonderful, and trustworthy. I can actually give you her info if you're interested. There is no online booking, you can call her directly and check availability on any resort/villa. She charges $12 per point, which seems to be standard. There are no taxes or other fees. You can still receive the same benefits as dining plan, DME, etc. There are a few things you cannot get because you're not the DVC owner, but IMO it's nothing noteworthy.

Good luck! (If you want to get an idea about pricing, google David's DVC rentals and you can type in your travel dates and you can see how much it will cost you - points and $$)

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I have looked at David's DVC Rentals and DVC Resales/Timeshare Store. $12 seems standard. DVC Resales sometimes have some at $10 and some at $8 per point if the owner gets close to losing the points. I am just s little scared of getting scamed.
Thanks for your input. I may take you up on using you'd person when it gets closer.

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disneydreamer wrote:
I have looked at David's DVC Rentals and DVC Resales/Timeshare Store. $12 seems standard. DVC Resales sometimes have some at $10 and some at $8 per point if the owner gets close to losing the points. I am just s little scared of getting scamed.
Thanks for your input. I may take you up on using you'd person when it gets closer.

Trust me, I felt the same way!! This agent is legit and many of my friends have used her for years and years. She wants people to spread the word and continue using her. She is a mom, wife, just trying to make a living like everyone else! Smile

Just let me know when/if you're interested!

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Oh, that's a good idea! I've never looked into renting points before.

Thanks for the info, Eeyore!

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disneydreamer wrote:
I have looked at David's DVC Rentals and DVC Resales/Timeshare Store. $12 seems standard. DVC Resales sometimes have some at $10 and some at $8 per point if the owner gets close to losing the points. I am just s little scared of getting scamed.
Thanks for your input. I may take you up on using you'd person when it gets closer.

A friend of mine used The Timeshare Store to rent points back in October with no issues. Also, depending upon when you want to go, where you want to stay, and type of room required, are huge determining factors for availability. Just because there are points available to rent, does not mean that there are rooms available at a specific resort. For example, studios at BCV and BWV are at a premium during F&W, even 7 months out. The resorts that would most likely have availability are SSR, OKW, and AKL, in that order. Don't wait too long to decide. Hope it works out for you!

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David's Rentals is not the cheapest option, but they are probably the most reputable point rental broker out there.

I haven't used them myself, but I would feel very comfortable going through them.

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Kristen K. wrote:
David's Rentals is not the cheapest option, but they are probably the most reputable point rental broker out there.

I haven't used them myself, but I would feel very comfortable going through them.

This is where we're planning on going through when we rent points for our 2015 trip. I feel much more comfortable going through a reputable site rather then an individual that I don't know. That security is worth the extra money for me.

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So, can anyone recommend someone reputable who would rent for LESS than $12 per point?

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Nancy D wrote:
So, can anyone recommend someone reputable who would rent for LESS than $12 per point?

I think that your best chance of finding that would be with someone who is desperate to make money off of extra points before they "loose" them. Other, larger forums sometimes have threads for renting/listing points. Check out the DVC forums such as the one on MouseOwners.com http://www.mouseowners.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=36

The reputable part is going to be a harder thing to match up. I haven't rented points myself, so I don't have anyone that I can recommend.

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Nancy D wrote:
So, can anyone recommend someone reputable who would rent for LESS than $12 per point?

My lady rents for $11 per point if you're staying more than three nights. If less than 3 nights, it's $12. She and her husband are travel agents and they own MANY DVC contracts and just rent them out. Several of my friends have used her. She's great. They are located in NY, but that should not matter because we did everything via phone and email.

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Eeyore wrote:

My lady rents for $11 per point if you're staying more than three nights. If less than 3 nights, it's $12. She and her husband are travel agents and they own MANY DVC contracts and just rent them out. Several of my friends have used her. She's great. They are located in NY, but that should not matter because we did everything via phone and email.

I would love it if you would PM me her information. $11/point is very reasonable. I am looking to rent again next December and need a trustworthy person to rent from. Thanks for sharing!! biggrin

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Eeyore wrote:
Nancy D wrote:
So, can anyone recommend someone reputable who would rent for LESS than $12 per point?

My lady rents for $11 per point if you're staying more than three nights. If less than 3 nights, it's $12. She and her husband are travel agents and they own MANY DVC contracts and just rent them out. Several of my friends have used her. She's great. They are located in NY, but that should not matter because we did everything via phone and email.

Could you PM me her info, as well?

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As a DVC member, who is still in the process of paying for her contract, I just want to offer this thought on what is "reasonable." I'm not saying that you shouldn't try an get the best price out there, everyone wants the best price. The average rental price out there is $12-13, I pay $18.49 a year per point that I own. Just be kind in considering what the "value" of a DVC point is, it's not like those folks asking for $12-13 per point are price gauging you.

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That wasn't what I was implying. I just meant that it is an amazing price to pay per point. That was what I payed per point for my current trip.

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Karlipants wrote:
That wasn't what I was implying. I just meant that it is an amazing price to pay per point. That was what I payed per point for my current trip.

I know! No hard feelings at all, I just wanted to point out that even at $12-13 it's not like it's a bad price.
Smiles and love!! I agree that $11 is an amazing price biggrin

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We have rented once and have got another rental lined up for September Smile we have rented direct from the owner for 7GBP per point which is about $10 - $11. This was from the UK forum that I'm on. The thing that puts me off David's rental is you have to pay a fee up front, even if you don't know of he can get you the resort/date you want.

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Can you PM me your DVC point rental lady in New York? Thanks

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My wife and I are looking to rent points as well, so any extra info would be amazing Smile

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Just sent PM requesting contact info for the NY travel agent. Thanks!

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I think I may be in trouble. Renting DVC points is so easy. I worked with Katrina at DVC Rental Store to rent points for my December trip (Old Key West). now I am working with her to rent points to stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas in February. eek

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I've been renting points for the past five years, it really is easy. Best prices ever! I'd never be able to stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge without renting dvc points.

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JoAnn C wrote:
I think I may be in trouble. Renting DVC points is so easy. I worked with Katrina at DVC Rental Store to rent points for my December trip (Old Key West). now I am working with her to rent points to stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas in February. eek

I have been thinking about doing this for a couple of years, but I have been nervous about something going wrong. Maybe I should just go for it next trip!

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clapping Studio at Kadini Village booked!!! clapping

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JoAnn C wrote:
clapping Studio at Kadini Village booked!!! clapping

Awesome! yay yay

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We've been booking our resort stays using DVC points for our last three visits, and it is definitely the way to go, if you want deluxe accomodations at a very affordable price. I've managed to land a Boardwalk Villa during the food and wine festival the last two years, this one included, but you MUST book between the 11 month to 7 month window to get these BWV rooms during F&W. I used two different DVC owners for these two stays and everything went very smooth. I had no problems, whatsoever. THe main thing is to do your homework, get references from who you are dealing with and if the deal is too good to be true... Be careful and look into it before you shell out any cash... This would be the exception, but I am sure there are scammers out there.. Take the plunge.. awesome We did and are lovin' it!! yay muchlove mickey

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