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Old 07-17-2014, 09:17 AM   #16
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Also wanted to add you don't always have to pay up front. I have rented from private members many times who allow 1/2 at reservation and 1/2 60 days before trip.
Agreed. Private owners can make whatever payment terms they want. Sometimes that is to the point renter's benefit.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:22 AM   #17
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We have been renting from private owners on this board for years and have never had a problem. Ten years ago not many people knew about renting points and it was relatively easy to get a reservation. Now when someone posts available points it seems that they get hundreds of requests!
Luckily, we have found an owner who rents to us on a regular basis, so we don't have to worry about paying for the rental and then having a stranger take our money and canceling on us. I do think that most everyone on the boards is trustworthy, and you can link the reservation number on mde so you can always keep track of it.
The money you will save is well worth all the negative in my opinion. Also, the timeshare store often rents for $8 a point if it is a last minute reservation. The main issue with that it you usually end up only having a choice of Saratoga Springs.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:31 PM   #18
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If I may piggy back for a moment, After reading this I went to the timeshare store online. Am I missing the online form? Or do they just take phone calls instead? The $12/point thing is pretty swaying. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:04 PM   #19
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I used to get emails from the timeshare store after I put in an inquiry about purchasing a dvc resale. On these emails it would include what points they had for rent after all the sale listings. I no longer get the emails, but I'm sure you could call or email them. I don't think they show the rentals on the website.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:59 PM   #20
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I used to get emails from the timeshare store after I put in an inquiry about purchasing a dvc resale. On these emails it would include what points they had for rent after all the sale listings. I no longer get the emails, but I'm sure you could call or email them. I don't think they show the rentals on the website.
Thanks! I just emailed them. Hoping for some pixie dust...
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:35 PM   #21
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Both Davids DVC Rental and the Timeshare store are highly recommended and honest. You won't have to worry about anyone ripping your off or messing up your ressie if you stick with them.
I don't think it's 100% safe. The member still owns the reservation, even if you go through a broker. If they wouldn't pay their dues and their account is frozen, you are going to have an issue. Or if they sell their membership and your reservation is cancelled automatically. I know David's only pays the member half the money when they make the reservation, they hold the other half until after you check-in. So you could still be out half. I don't know what David's or TS store does in that situation but I doubt they would return all your money since they have already given the member half.

Maybe someone can post who has had a situation like this.
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We had a great experience with Davids at AKV.
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