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Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by aaarcher86, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. aaarcher86

    aaarcher86 DIS Veteran

    Feb 17, 2010
    Working out the last details before we bite the bullet and purchase :banana:

    I feel like my mind has gone through so many different numbers, scenarios, and plans that it's now just a big ball of moosh!

    My hypothetical question:

    If I purchased 200 pts at AKV direct and a 50 pt resale at BCV would I have the 11 month window open for both resorts? Meaning, could I book BCV at 11 months out using all 250 pts?

    I have what I assume is the answer in my head, but at this point I'd rather just ask it and hear from the experienced DVC folk.

    Thanks :)
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  3. Missyrose

    Missyrose DIS Veteran

    Jan 18, 2009
    No, points retain home resort. So you would have 200 points to use at AKV at 11 months out at 50 at BCV. You could bank and borrow the 50 so you'd have 150 every three years to use at BCV at 11 months out.
  4. disneynutz

    disneynutz DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Dec 11, 2006
    If DVC allowed that there would be no reason for anyone to buy the more expensive resorts. Only the home resort points for BCV can be used at BCV at 11 months.

    :earsboy: Bill
  5. aaarcher86

    aaarcher86 DIS Veteran

    Feb 17, 2010
    Awesome. Thanks!
  6. collections

    collections Mouseketeer

    Aug 15, 2001
    The 11 month window only applies to the points "Home Resort"

    So you can book 50 points at BCV at 11 months or 200 points at AKL at 11 months but you can't combine them to book 250 points at either BCV or AKL at 11 months.

    Good luck with your decision!
  7. chalee94

    chalee94 <font color=green>I thought all sand was ground up

    Aug 14, 2006
    as others have said, at 11 months out, it's like you have 2 completely separate contracts.

    and i'll just add the obvious that it doesn't matter whether you buy direct or resale.
  8. Andyman33

    Andyman33 Mouseketeer

    Dec 28, 2012
    however, the first reply was helpful...you CAN bank and borrow and use 150 all at once and get the 11 month window using up to 150 that way
  9. LisaS

    LisaS DIS Veteran

    Feb 7, 2005
    To book BCV in the "home resort" booking window (11 months to 7 months plus one day from check-in) you need BCV points. They can be your own BCV points (banked, current, borrowed) or they can be BCV points that have been transferred into your account from a BCV owner. I don't own at BCV but I could book there 11 months out if I arranged to have a BCV owner transfer enough points to my account to pay for my reservation.

    They should call it the "home resort points" booking window because being an owner at a particular resort doesn't give you the booking priority, you have to have enough points from whatever resort you want to book. The points have the booking priority.
  10. scottb8888

    scottb8888 Mouseketeer

    Mar 11, 2002
    If need any more help, let us know. We are right here in columbus too!
  11. Annielkd22222

    Annielkd22222 Mouseketeer

    Mar 16, 2013
    Why don't you split the points eqully then borrow from the next year. Unless you know you want one resort all the time.
  12. Dean

    Dean DIS Veteran<br><a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis

    Aug 19, 1999
    It's likely better to buy the resale first then add the retail IF this is your choice. For those resorts you're likely better off doing it the other way by buying AKV resale and adding BCV retail (might have to go on a wait list) and of course you could look for resale in the interim if needed. I do agree with the above that a larger BCV and smaller AKV making them closer to the same might be better for many people wanting both. Unless you want the value or concierge rooms at AKV, you can get about what you want there at 7 months out.

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