Need Info on Rec'g Points Transfer

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  1. SalandJeff

    SalandJeff <font color=teal>Disney Addict x2<br><font color=p

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    We are going to need to get additional points for a trip in October 2007. We currently own at BWV with a June use year. It seems that doing a point transfer from another member would be the easiest and least risky way to go. We will probably need 80-100 points. I see that members can now only do one transfer in/out per year.

    We've never done this before and I have lots of questions.
    Does use year matter on the transferred points - does it have to match ours?
    Do we have to get the points from someone with the same home resort?
    What happens if we receive the transferred points and then cannot use them? Can they be banked?
    Do the points become our points once transferred (and owner can't get them back)?
    Are there any other rules regarding use of transferred points?
    Other than on the DIS, are there other ways to find reputable people who want to transfer/rent points?
    How do you handle the money part of the transaction (I see people mention paypal. If we just transfer the money to the other person's paypal account,do we have protection?)
    Any tips to avoid scammers/fraud?​

    Thanks for any suggestions or help!
     
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  3. greenban

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    Hope this helps,

    -Tony
     
  4. PinkTink63

    PinkTink63 DIS Veteran

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    I have been a little confused on this matter also.
    So, greenban, say I have Aug. UY at SSR. Can I get points from someone who owns at BWV and has a June UY? Do they become my SSR-Aug. UY?:confused3

    Steph
     
  5. Deb & Bill

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    No, the points you transfer retain their use year and resort. So BWV June UY stay BWV June UY. But you could use them at 7 months as SSR points.
     
  6. WebmasterDoc

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    Are you saying that you are still receiving transfers and those points are still morphing - even after the changes at MS this past August?
     
  7. PinkTink63

    PinkTink63 DIS Veteran

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    O.K. I think I got it! Thanks!

    Steph
     
  8. Starr W.

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    So, let's say you transfered into your Oct UY SSR contract, 200 June UY BWV points. You could not use them to make a 11 month ressie at SSR, but could you do a 11 month ressie at BWV? Or are they 7 month only ressies period. If you wanted to bank those points you would have to follow the June deadlines not Oct deadlines.
     
  9. greenban

    greenban DIS Veteran<br><br><img src="http://www.wdwinfo.co

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    Nope, that's not what I'm saying. No one who recently transferred has come forward (here at the DIS) and told us if the loophole is still open. I have not transferred any points in the last 6 months or so.

    I do not believe they have yet fixed it, but I don't know for sure, yet.

    So has anyone transferred in lately?

    -Tony
     
  10. greenban

    greenban DIS Veteran<br><br><img src="http://www.wdwinfo.co

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    Hi Steph:

    The answer has always been that transferred points are suppossed to maintain their home resort and use year.

    Six months ago, the answer to your question would have been yes, the BWV points would have magically become SSR, August UY points.

    To my knowledge this point morphing loophole was discovered when someone transferred points into their account to get 11 month booking privs. at a resort they didn't own. When they tried to book, they couldn't, and they had to have several calls with Supervisors to correct the situation (MANUALLY) so they could book based on the original Home Resort of the transferred points.

    Some 'clever' renters followed up that incident, buy 'buying' (transferred in) distressed points from whatever resort to their BCV membership, and magically (without Pixie Dust!) they had 'cheap' BCV points that they rented at marked up prices.

    Since, I haven't transferred lately, and don't expect to transfer again (I finally own enough points), I can't positively answer the status of the morphing software fix.

    My contact at DVC Compliance, stated that was a high priority software fix, casual conversations with MS-Advisors, suggest it has not yet been fixed.

    Anyone who personally recently transferred in care to comment?

    -Tony
     
  11. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

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    If you transferred BWV points into your SSR account, you should be able to make an 11 month reservation at BWV with those points. However, there is to be NO compensation for transferred points. So that could be a problem, too.
     
  12. PinkTink63

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    O.K. Thanks! The reason I want to be sure to get this correct is that I helped a friend out who wanted to go to WDW. I booked it to get it taken care of for her, but I need to replace those points, so it doesn't mess up our plans to go in Aug.

    Steph
     
  13. SalandJeff

    SalandJeff <font color=teal>Disney Addict x2<br><font color=p

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    Thanks to everyone for all the great info. This is so helpful.

    If you are not supposed to be compensated for transferred points, how does everyone get around this...just not mention it?
     
  14. greenban

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    BINGO!!!

    -Tony
     

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