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wen-tom 11-03-2010 09:12 AM

success renting points?
 
hi everyone :flower3:

looks like we will not be able to make use of our points next year. :sad2:

has anyone had much success renting points recently?

If so, did you try to rent to someone from the UK or does it not matter?

Did you have a contract or just trust your renter?

It will be my first time renting so any help would be appreciated. :thumbsup2

Sid74 11-03-2010 09:43 AM

Hi Wendy,

Are you not able to bank the points?

I rented a few points a while ago. I put them up on the rental board here.
Be prepared for people to ask for availability for a short time ahead. It seems that the Americans only think of renting a couple of months in advance.

I did end up with a lovely renter, we used a copy of a contract that is up on the DVC boards here. She only wanted a couple of nights, so had no problem with paying the whole amount through paypal as soon as we had a confirmed reservation.

You will need the name and address details of anyone you make a reservation for, as well as back up choices for dates and hotels.

Hope this helps a bit, any questions I will try my best to help.

wen-tom 11-04-2010 01:03 PM

thank you :thumbsup2

I could bank the points....

I'm not sure what to do really at the moment.

I have a feb use year so i have a little while before i have to decide :confused3

Sid74 11-04-2010 03:56 PM

With a February use year don't you have to bank by the end of October?

wen-tom 11-05-2010 04:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sid74 (Post 38834078)
With a February use year don't you have to bank by the end of October?


they are next years points so i will need to bank next year :goodvibes

Crabbie1, (Alyson) tried to PM you but it says that you are not able to receive...

Sid74 11-05-2010 06:57 AM

Hi Wendy,

So you've got a while to think about what to do with them then.:thumbsup2

I am about to go on a trip to Disneyland Paris with a whole years worth of points because we couldn't use them for WDW. It is not exactly a good use of points, but we are staying at the Disneyland Hotel, which we wouldn't pay to do, for my eldest DDs 18th birthday.

I don't know why Crabbie1 couldn't PM me? I haven't had any problems with receiving them before.:confused3

wen-tom 11-05-2010 07:54 AM

sid, sorry - I realise my last post made no sense...

I meant that crabbie1 had sent me a PM and that I couldn't get one back to her :confused3

I'm having one of those days where nothing I type seems to come out right :rotfl:

I thought about disneyland paris as this may be more achievable but we are saving for a deposit on a house so any holiday next year will stretch us :sad2:

mark&sue 11-06-2010 09:00 AM

I have rented my points out a few times. People on here tend to message me from time to time to find out if I have any available. I have rented to the same renter twice as well. All from the uk. I have never found it a problem.


susan

crabbie1 11-06-2010 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wen-tom (Post 38838342)
they are next years points so i will need to bank next year :goodvibes

Crabbie1, (Alyson) tried to PM you but it says that you are not able to receive...

I dont know whats wromg with my pm box sorry. Will pm my email.
Hi sue havent seen you post for a while mind your ur treehouse trippie was excellent. Superb accomodation.

sullyandsid 11-08-2010 10:14 AM

We have rented points twice - we placed an ad on DIS - and both times they went to people from the USA. we received payment via Paypal and used the contract that is on the DIS site. If i had to sell points in the future this would be my first port of call.

Revtel 11-11-2010 05:04 AM

If possible, it's probably easier to transfer points rather than rent.

I did this earlier in the year to a US member, and the whole thing was very easy. There has to be an element of trust of course, but once this is established, it all worked smoothly.

I called DVC and transferred my points to the other members account, sent the member the 'transfer number". Once they checked that the points were in their account, I received payment immediately by paypal. Maybe I could have asked for a deposit/payment on account, but the member had good credentials, and I just went ahead.

Really easy, and at $10 per point, the money was really useful. :thumbsup2

For me, it's a far better option than just 'using up' points on expensive Disney alternatives. $1500 goes a lot further than 150 points at DLP!

wen-tom 11-11-2010 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Revtel (Post 38909542)

For me, it's a far better option than just 'using up' points on expensive Disney alternatives. $1500 goes a lot further than 150 points at DLP!

This is exactly my thought :)

The money will come in really handy and if i do decide to get to DLP I can probably get a deal for a lot less!

skelfbsfb 11-12-2010 09:58 AM

I have rented out points to some people before without issue. I ensure that a contract be signed to protect yourself and the renter.

waterford 11-25-2010 05:32 PM

I have rented a small amount of points on a few occassions no problem. I have 150 Beach Club points coming on line December 1st so hoping for success again.

Bad Llama 11-27-2010 06:54 AM

Hey there,

We have successfully rented and transferred through the Rent\Trade forum a number of times without any problems - mosty to U.S. DISboard members. If renting, you may have to call MS a couple of times to find availability etc, but that aside, it has worked really well for us

A.


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