Bit the bullet and rented DVC

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  1. athumann

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    I've been waiting for discounts and came across a DVC rental deal today for a savannah view studio at AKV for June 30 - July 5 and just couldn't pass it up! Kind of nervous about the whole transaction but so excited!! Let the planning begin!!
     
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  3. spiceycat

    spiceycat dvc-blt,vwl,bwv

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    hope you love it!

    going to be for July 4 too!
     
  4. chloelovesdisney

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    I rented DVC points for a Kidani stay last spring for ds's first trip. The transaction went smoothly, the seller was really great about everything and helpful. Hope all goes well!
     
  5. Mac4life30

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    you have more courage then me!!!! Good for you :thumbsup2
     
  6. athumann

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    I did this through Ebay and that's what's got me a little worried! We stayed at Kidani last Febraury as a free upgrade and were completely spoiled, can't even bear the thought I'd any other resort.
     
  7. Sammie

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    Most all are safe, especially using David's service here on the DIS or the DVC rent board.

    I would avoid any on ebay and definitely avoid those that ask for a $95 check in fee.
     
  8. chloelovesdisney

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    It was a little nervewracking at first, but I followed the tips on the rental board and the seller really did seem great. The price was a good deal, but within reason, not sure I would trust something super cheap unless it was a last minute cancellation. It cost $100 more for a five night stay over what a value resort would have cost me, so for an extra $20 a night we got a deluxe resort with kitchenette (helpful with a baby).
     
  9. athumann

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    I did mine on eBay
     
  10. chloelovesdisney

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    I've only done it through the DVC rental board (I've done a private seller, my friend has done a private seller 3 times, and another friend has done it through David). I'd look at all the renting instructions they recommend on DVC rental board to make sure everything checks out (if it doesn't check out can you dispute it with paypal or ebay?).
     
  11. Polynesian27

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    You will be fine, just make sure to get the sellers phone number in case you have any questions between now and your trip. Its always good to talk to the seller one on one and not over email, you can tell a lot about a person just with a simple phone call. I'm sure everything will be fine and have a wonderful time!
     
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  13. chloelovesdisney

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    The other thing would be even if paypal reimbursed you, you would still be in Disney with no reservation or place to stay. Best to check everything out BEFORE you arrive.
     
  14. chloelovesdisney

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    Oh, I didn't know paypal doesn't allow this, that is good information to know.
     
  15. Sammie

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    Yep per their website: Timeshare transactions -- offers to buy, sell, or rent rights to the periodic use of a property. A timeshare is real estate that is jointly owned by people who share the right to use the property and take turns using it.

    Paypal is more of a convenience than a safe guard. Also something to always watch for is, if someone is offering a great deal over what most everyone else is offering.

    $12-$13 per point for a rental is the norm, anything greatly less, I would be asking why?

    Another thing to watch for on Ebay is incorrect info in the listing. There is a listing on Ebay for AKV for 3-30 through 4-07 and in huge print, these dates can be changed. Which is completely not true, as those dates are completely booked, so there is no way to change them.
     
  16. chloelovesdisney

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    I paid $10 a point and my friend usually pays $11, but my friend renting from David is paying $13. It was worth it to her though for the security.
     
  17. athumann

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    Thanks for the input! I paid $1135 for 5 nights savannah view studio. Not sure how that figures points wise, I can't figure out the points calculator
     
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    Sorry to hijack this for a moment, but curious as to why anyone asking for a $95 fee is not legit. We trade in through RCI and have to pay a $95 fee to Disney upon check in, so why would it be unreasonable if someone was renting their RCI transaction?
     
  19. Sammie

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    No you can't call. With DVC reservations you can't contact Member Services. The member owns the reservation until you check in.

    You can go online and confirm it after you get the reservation number at mydisneyreservation.com
     
  20. Sammie

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    Because RCI does not allow their members to rent the reservations and they can cancel it if you do. The $95 fee for a rental is a red flag.

    To the OP, you rental would require 95 points so you paid just at $12 which is a fair price.
     
  21. athumann

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    Thanks for that information, I'm feeling pretty good about it, I went back and looked at the auction and he is very detailed with his description of the resort and states he is a dvc member who couldn't use his points. Seems legit or maybe I'm just really naive :-)
     

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