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aprilzw
02-15-2002, 08:04 AM
We are thinking (seriously) about buying BCV over a resale b/c of the proximity, pool, etc. However, the advantage of a resale to us - right now - was the potential for banked points, as we have a trip planned for May, one for September, and a cruise for May 2003... all (or most) of which we were thinking could be paid for with points. Because I am by no means an expert yet on this points system, could someone help me with what my options would be if we did go for BCV. From what I can tell it would be:

Depending upon use year our points would become available that month and only after closing
We would have 2002 points available then - but can't use until BCV opens in August (which would actually not be so good for our May trip)
For the cruise in 2003 we could use the 2003 points and borrow 2004... so if we bought 200 points and the cruise cost 400, we would be ok.


What I am totally confused about is when we would be able to BOOK BCV for our September trip? So, if I am correct, this would be a disadvantage in the short-term b/c a resale could provide more points upfront. HOWEVER, if this is where we'll want to stay the most (which is a big YES from DH and DS) then we should go for it.

Belle and Rella's Dad
02-15-2002, 08:17 AM
We are in the same situation, I've have just bought into the BCV and think I have figured it out.

You talk about buying 200 points, if you were to move that to 210 points you would receive a 7 night stay at a deluxe which includes the Beach Club to use in May. Then you could use your points for Sept., by the way this is exactly what we are planning on doing, and again in May 2003.

To book a room in Sept. 2002 you need to call on March 6th at 9:00 a.m. even though you would not close until June. As long as you have your paperwork in and a deposit you are able to make reservations for after August 1.

I think I know what I am writing about, if I am wrong please someone set it all straight. Good Luck in whatever you do.

Belle and Rella's Dad
with another prince or princess due in 3 weeks

Terry S
02-15-2002, 09:01 AM
Just to reiterate, any DVC member can book the BCV for stays on or after August 1st on March 6th. This would include new purchases as long as your paperwork is in and you have given a deposit. I think that would mean in order to get your paperwork back in time you would have to make the call to you guide soon since it is taken awhile for most people to get their paperwork.

The phone open on March 6th at 9:00 AM and it is going to be very busy with people trying to book the BCV.

As far as buying a re-sale vs BCV I have to agree with you that you should really buy where you plan to stay most often.