After reading all the cruise/cash posts and checking the points for a 2005 cruise I have questions about renting out points. I did try to rent out points at one time and never received even one response. I would hesitate to use this method to pay for a cruise knowing I may never get any money. However, the points are ridiculous. We have a family of 5 and have to do when school is out since I'm a teacher. We are thinking of the 2006 Eastern caribbean since we just did the western. I know I had a price of $6200, I think, when I had booked 2 cat. 10s on a western before my parents decided to go and pick up the tab. For 2005 points (which WILL go up) a cat. 4 for us would be 1150 points, and 2 cat. 10s would be 959. We will have 845 available--and that is giving up any WDW time in 2006 or 2007. By 2005 points, we would have to pay cash for our 14 year old and our 8 year old in a cat. 4, or just our 8 year old in the 2 cat. 10s. And who knows, when 2006 points come out more cash may be involved. Do I want 2 inside rooms after 2 cruises with verandahs, esp. with 3 sea days? See, cash looks better and better. What is the key to renting out points? I will need to use 2007 points to get this 2006 cruise, can I rent them out in 2006 and have the money in 2006? Do I get the money when I rent them out or do I have to wait until the reservation, which could cause cash problems? Robin M.