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Old 01-04-2013, 05:51 PM   #556
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$150 a night for a 3 bedroom room in a resort hotel. Taxes and everything included! Its a steal. Call a local comfort inn near you and see what they charge. This room would be $350-500+ in any other hotel.
Not disputing the value proposition. Of course it is better than a hotel. But comparing the price alone to some of the other recent "deals" as seen here - it was higher than many for the same week @ WBC. And higher than other timeshares. Just hope our experience as first time guests is as positive as the others
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:44 PM   #557
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Not disputing the value proposition. Of course it is better than a hotel. But comparing the price alone to some of the other recent "deals" as seen here - it was higher than many for the same week @ WBC. And higher than other timeshares. Just hope our experience as first time guests is as positive as the others
It seems to me you need to start well ahead and do your homework. Prices vary from source to source and times of the year. We started a year ago and found a deal for 7 night 2BR Deluxe for $574 in April for our last end of October stay. We have started for next October and just keep looking for what we want. Shop shop shop and this thread helped a lot. As you mentioned, WBC has great prices when things go well. I like Fort Wilderness Cabins which are $350 for a 1BR. Makes it hard to do. I see you will be at POR the week we leave. Have a great stay!
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:22 PM   #558
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Since everyone is talking prices, please let me know if a 2 bedroom Presidential is usually 1500, 7 nights during April.
I booked through vacation strategy.

We are set on our dates, so nothing on ebay worked. Every other sites I have looked at are more. The deluxe was 1200, but we really want the Presidential.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:01 PM   #559
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Since everyone is talking prices, please let me know if a 2 bedroom Presidential is usually 1500, 7 nights during April.
I booked through vacation strategy.

We are set on our dates, so nothing on ebay worked. Every other sites I have looked at are more. The deluxe was 1200, but we really want the Presidential.
I would think that is a decent price for April. Especially if its early April. I am paying $1,200 for a 2 bedroom deluxe for the week of Easter. Got super lucky because it was pretty much sold out when I tried to book last week.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:05 PM   #560
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That is a great deal.
We booked a 3BDRM deluxe and it was $1050 for a week........beginning Feb 3rd. Looks like our "deal" wasn't very good
I wouldn't worry about it. The prices are hyper variable, what is cheap one week might be expensive the next. The best advice I can give is get as many price quotes as possible and go from there. If you hold out for a specific price it might pass you by.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:08 PM   #561
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I would think that is a decent price for April. Especially if its early April. I am paying $1,200 for a 2 bedroom deluxe for the week of Easter. Got super lucky because it was pretty much sold out when I tried to book last week.
Thanks! I feel good about the price, now. April 6-13, so still Spring Break for lots of schools.
I booked a couple of weeks ago and it was the last presidential one vacation strategy had left. It is our first time staying off site, so I have not been researching for months like I usually do.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:23 AM   #562
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I wouldn't worry about it. The prices are hyper variable, what is cheap one week might be expensive the next. The best advice I can give is get as many price quotes as possible and go from there. If you hold out for a specific price it might pass you by.
And the price also varies pretty wildly between quotes too. Ah well, we are still excited about our trip - looking forward to some warmer weather
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:52 PM   #563
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Since everyone is talking prices, please let me know if a 2 bedroom Presidential is usually 1500, 7 nights during April.
I booked through vacation strategy.

We are set on our dates, so nothing on ebay worked. Every other sites I have looked at are more. The deluxe was 1200, but we really want the Presidential.
Gina,
We needed 8 days which is generally not available on eBay. We really did not want to stay 7 days, then get a hotel for one night then fly home. So I contacted the seller through eBay and asked if we could add another day. I was completely expecting the answer to be no, but what he did was cancel the original listing then sent me a link to a new listing for 8 days ( there were no bids on the seven day so no one got hosed) and as soon as it posted we did the buy it now. Easy least.

I don't know if all sellers will do this but if you can find a partially overlapping listing and email the seller and ask. The worst they can say is no.
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I am so excited; just booked a 5 night stay in a one bedroom in June. Got a great deal through Vacation Strategy. We went last year and loved it and didn't think we could make it this year. It is not a long as a trip as we usually take, but I am still so excited! Let the planning and count down begin!
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If I am looking to go at the end of May, or early June, in 2014 ~ when do I need to book? It will be several more months before we know our exact datess. Also, are most WBC rentals weekly? I'm thinking we will be looking at 8-10 days.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:57 PM   #566
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If I am looking to go at the end of May, or early June, in 2014 ~ when do I need to book? It will be several more months before we know our exact datess. Also, are most WBC rentals weekly? I'm thinking we will be looking at 8-10 days.
Most resellers can get you more than a week. I think i read that most can only book 11 months out. You could start looking when you are just slightly over a year out and email them your dates. June gets busy with kids being out of school
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:54 AM   #567
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If I am looking to go at the end of May, or early June, in 2014 ~ when do I need to book? It will be several more months before we know our exact datess. Also, are most WBC rentals weekly? I'm thinking we will be looking at 8-10 days.
I'm going mid May and booked ten nights/eleven days with Vacation Strategies Nov 29th. I checked around for several quotes and they were the cheapest ($896.00 for ten nights in a one bedroom deluxe).

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Old 01-09-2013, 08:15 PM   #568
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starting to get super excited just got a free upgrade from 2 bdrm deluxe to 2 bdrm presidential!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:57 AM   #569
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starting to get super excited just got a free upgrade from 2 bdrm deluxe to 2 bdrm presidential!!
Congratulations!
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starting to get super excited just got a free upgrade from 2 bdrm deluxe to 2 bdrm presidential!!
How do you get free upgrades? I've never booked with BC, thinking about it. Thx!
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