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Old 02-24-2008, 04:48 AM   #16
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Glad to hear all the positive comments, it looks like I'll be talking to DH on this one and starting to make my list...
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:28 PM   #17
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I signed up tonight

I'd never have thought a big purple box (currently empty) could make me look forward to our next trip to Orlando this much!
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:55 AM   #18
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Ok Hilary, colour me officially envious (Appropriate colour for the smiley!) I've toyed with the idea for ages but DH - who does the lugging of the cases after all - thinks it's a waste of money. But I just like the idea - and I do make the trip with a friend too when I have to haul my own stuff about.

I think I've just talked myself into it too
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:57 AM   #19
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Glad to have you as a new member, Hilary, and thanks to some of our Members who jumped in on this thread and did a better job describing Owner's Locker than I could!

Pootle, your husband is very typical. One of the reasons no one has offered a service like Owner's Locker before is that people don't think they need it. After all, folks have been coming to WDW for quite some time without OL and have gotten along just fine!

But we hear ALL the time from people who've tried us that the way they vacation has been transformed. I'm sure we will at some point, but we haven't found a Member who doesn't like it.

And that's our challenge. How do we get people like your husband to give us a try??

Tell him there's a risk-free trial where we'll give you every penny back if you don't like it....or, better yet, let him have a look at the lists of things people tell us they store and see if that helps. There are several OL packing lists on the DVC forums here at The DIS and the Owner's Forums (in the Community section of the OL site) also has lots of lists.

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Old 02-29-2008, 10:46 AM   #20
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Pootle, your husband is very typical. One of the reasons no one has offered a service like Owner's Locker before is that people don't think they need it. After all, folks have been coming to WDW for quite some time without OL and have gotten along just fine!

But we hear ALL the time from people who've tried us that the way they vacation has been transformed. I'm sure we will at some point, but we haven't found a Member who doesn't like it.

And that's our challenge. How do we get people like your husband to give us a try??

Tell him there's a risk-free trial where we'll give you every penny back if you don't like it....or, better yet, let him have a look at the lists of things people tell us they store and see if that helps. There are several OL packing lists on the DVC forums here at The DIS and the Owner's Forums (in the Community section of the OL site) also has lots of lists.

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Hello John, after writing my response in the above post, I sent the link to DH (currently working in Italy) and he replied immediately "Good idea if it helps you ....!" I didn't need his permission - we're not that sort of couple - but it was nice to have that kind of response

So, I'll be along to sign up soon
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:50 AM   #21
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have a look at the lists of things people tell us they store and see if that helps. There are several OL packing lists on the DVC forums here at The DIS and the Owner's Forums (in the Community section of the OL site) also has lots of lists.

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This brings me to my next question - can I use my 'dashboard' to list things I want to put in my locker when I get to it, or is the list only for items already in the locker ... or is it entirely up to me how I use my dashboard? (Can you tell I'm ever so slightly obsessive? )

Moira - glad I can make you envious sometimes!
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:58 AM   #22
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Congratulations (?!) Hilary and Moira. There should be some sort of "Welcome Home" type greeting for people who become Owner's Locker members! How about "Happy Packing"!!

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It's crazy, but it's true!!!
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Ok Hilary, colour me officially envious (Appropriate colour for the smiley!) I've toyed with the idea for ages but DH - who does the lugging of the cases after all - thinks it's a waste of money......
The way I look at it is "what price convenience" although I'd better not let John from Owners Locker see this

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This brings me to my next question - can I use my 'dashboard' to list things I want to put in my locker when I get to it, or is the list only for items already in the locker ... or is it entirely up to me how I use my dashboard? (Can you tell I'm ever so slightly obsessive? )
I think that's a good idea to use your Dash Board to list what you want to put in your locker
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:31 PM   #24
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Hi Hilary,

Te dashboard is what we call the My Account section of the OL site. Here's a screen shot of what it looks like:

http://www.ownerslocker.com/popup/dashboard.cfm

The online inventory can be reached by clicking on the "edit locker" button. If you have more than one Locker, you can have a separate inventory for each one.

The inventory software is very flexible. You enter an item--like "shampoo" and then you can enter the details for the item such as "Johnson's Baby Shampoo; 50 ml; half full." When you click on edit locker again, a list starts to build.

You can also use the inventory for a list of things to put in your Locker; a list of things to buy, a list of things to do, your restaurant reservations, etc. You can print it out before you leave or access from any computer.

For an even longer explanation, have a look at this post:

http://www.ownerslocker.com/blog/200...t_ive_sto.html

Tink, you're safe, we have no plans to raise prices. When we did our business plan, we assumed we'd hold prices for at least three years. I just hate it when people just automatically raise prices. We're in this business for the long term.

Good news, Pootle. Tell your husband, I aways kept a bottle of champagne and candles in our Locker for the jacuzzi when I was testing out the service when i was based in London!

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Old 03-13-2008, 05:33 AM   #25
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just about to go ans sign up for an owners locker hopefully it will help us not having to humph all ds medical stuff each year
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:54 AM   #26
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just about to go ans sign up for an owners locker hopefully it will help us not having to humph all ds medical stuff each year
You won't regret it and just think of all that extra space you'll have coming home
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:18 AM   #27
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I had seen this advertised before and considered it, but im not sure if its a little pricey (with the joining fee and yearly rates) or not, still trying to convince myself its worth it.

The only things we really seem to throw away are any toiletries (sp?) we buy whilst there, the chargers don't take up much room.

Im just not sure!
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:20 AM   #28
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I signed up last night. The mug and glassware business and Mary's endorsement at Mousesavers pushed me into it. I haven't told DH yet. He still thinks it's a waste. Hope the convenience will sell him in July.
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:23 AM   #29
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I had seen this advertised before and considered it, but im not sure if its a little pricey (with the joining fee and yearly rates) or not, still trying to convince myself its worth it.

The only things we really seem to throw away are any toiletries (sp?) we buy whilst there, the chargers don't take up much room.

Im just not sure!

I think you'll find that with a locker there will be loads of things that you would leave in it. Things you'd probably not even think about until you're there. The joining fee is a one off and with the great exchange rate at the moment it's under £50 for a year, less than the cost of a decent meal in Disney
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:11 PM   #30
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Looked at it myself and to be honest I really didnt think it was worth it unless I was going at least four or more times a year which unfortunatly I dont. For what we would put in it it would probably be as cheap to throw the stuff away at the end of each trip and buy new on returning to Orlando.
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