We just spent a great week at the Beach Club. We have decided to join the DVC and were ready to sign up for 200 pts at SSR. When we got back home we did some searching and discovered the resale pages. Here is my question: If we join SSR we can book at that resort 11 months in advance but only 7 months in advance at the BC. From some of the earlier threads that I read, it seems that the 7 month rule could almost lock you out completely for the BC....is this true? If we really want to stay at the BC, would we be better off just buying a membership in that resort on the secondary market instead of buying SSR? One other question: Has anyone used the DVC for stays in other states (Montana, Hawaii, etc) or for international stays (Italy, France, etc) ? Thanks a bunch in advance.