success renting points?

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  1. wen-tom

    wen-tom spit spot!

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    hi everyone :flower3:

    looks like we will not be able to make use of our points next year. :sad2:

    has anyone had much success renting points recently?

    If so, did you try to rent to someone from the UK or does it not matter?

    Did you have a contract or just trust your renter?

    It will be my first time renting so any help would be appreciated. :thumbsup2
     
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  3. Sid74

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    Hi Wendy,

    Are you not able to bank the points?

    I rented a few points a while ago. I put them up on the rental board here.
    Be prepared for people to ask for availability for a short time ahead. It seems that the Americans only think of renting a couple of months in advance.

    I did end up with a lovely renter, we used a copy of a contract that is up on the DVC boards here. She only wanted a couple of nights, so had no problem with paying the whole amount through paypal as soon as we had a confirmed reservation.

    You will need the name and address details of anyone you make a reservation for, as well as back up choices for dates and hotels.

    Hope this helps a bit, any questions I will try my best to help.
     
  4. wen-tom

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    thank you :thumbsup2

    I could bank the points....

    I'm not sure what to do really at the moment.

    I have a feb use year so i have a little while before i have to decide :confused3
     
  5. Sid74

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    With a February use year don't you have to bank by the end of October?
     
  6. wen-tom

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    they are next years points so i will need to bank next year :goodvibes

    Crabbie1, (Alyson) tried to PM you but it says that you are not able to receive...
     
  7. Sid74

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    Hi Wendy,

    So you've got a while to think about what to do with them then.:thumbsup2

    I am about to go on a trip to Disneyland Paris with a whole years worth of points because we couldn't use them for WDW. It is not exactly a good use of points, but we are staying at the Disneyland Hotel, which we wouldn't pay to do, for my eldest DDs 18th birthday.

    I don't know why Crabbie1 couldn't PM me? I haven't had any problems with receiving them before.:confused3
     
  8. wen-tom

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    sid, sorry - I realise my last post made no sense...

    I meant that crabbie1 had sent me a PM and that I couldn't get one back to her :confused3

    I'm having one of those days where nothing I type seems to come out right :rotfl:

    I thought about disneyland paris as this may be more achievable but we are saving for a deposit on a house so any holiday next year will stretch us :sad2:
     
  9. mark&sue

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    I have rented my points out a few times. People on here tend to message me from time to time to find out if I have any available. I have rented to the same renter twice as well. All from the uk. I have never found it a problem.


    susan
     
  10. crabbie1

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    I dont know whats wromg with my pm box sorry. Will pm my email.
    Hi sue havent seen you post for a while mind your ur treehouse trippie was excellent. Superb accomodation.
     
  11. sullyandsid

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    We have rented points twice - we placed an ad on DIS - and both times they went to people from the USA. we received payment via Paypal and used the contract that is on the DIS site. If i had to sell points in the future this would be my first port of call.
     
  12. Revtel

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    If possible, it's probably easier to transfer points rather than rent.

    I did this earlier in the year to a US member, and the whole thing was very easy. There has to be an element of trust of course, but once this is established, it all worked smoothly.

    I called DVC and transferred my points to the other members account, sent the member the 'transfer number". Once they checked that the points were in their account, I received payment immediately by paypal. Maybe I could have asked for a deposit/payment on account, but the member had good credentials, and I just went ahead.

    Really easy, and at $10 per point, the money was really useful. :thumbsup2

    For me, it's a far better option than just 'using up' points on expensive Disney alternatives. $1500 goes a lot further than 150 points at DLP!
     
  13. wen-tom

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    This is exactly my thought :)

    The money will come in really handy and if i do decide to get to DLP I can probably get a deal for a lot less!
     
  14. skelfbsfb

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    I have rented out points to some people before without issue. I ensure that a contract be signed to protect yourself and the renter.
     
  15. waterford

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    I have rented a small amount of points on a few occassions no problem. I have 150 Beach Club points coming on line December 1st so hoping for success again.
     
  16. Bad Llama

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    Hey there,

    We have successfully rented and transferred through the Rent\Trade forum a number of times without any problems - mosty to U.S. DISboard members. If renting, you may have to call MS a couple of times to find availability etc, but that aside, it has worked really well for us

    A.
     
  17. Jason@dvcstore

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    I would agree that most Americans are trying to find something 6 to 8 weeks in advance.

    Jason
     
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