I understand (and applaud) the DIS rules regarding the Rent/Trade board when it comes to existing DVC reservations. We don't want people snapping up reservations at the most popular times of year with the intention of profiting off of them by renting them for $$$$ or trading them for hard to get reservations elsewhere. In most cases the 30 day rule regarding existing DVC reservations makes a lot of good sense. But there are circumstances when I think it doesn't. For instance: I have an existing reservation made with borrowed points that expire at the end of that trip. Unfortunately, we have to change the dates of our trip, so we won't be able to use the reservation. So, with the points stranded in a use year with not much time left, and no ability to use them before they expire, I have to find a way to get rid of them, or forfeit them. Once again, I see why the 30 day rule should exist and prevent me from renting that reservation, or trading it for another desireable reservation elsewhere before the 30 day mark. I shouldn't be able to benefit from this reservation. But here is where I think there is room for another category on the board. What I would like to do is simply trade that reservation for a transfer of points equal to the number of points the reservation used. All I'd be doing is giving the reservation to someone else, and getting the points back into a use year that would have some value to me. Seems to me that that wouldn't violate the spirit of DVC and the Rent/Trade board. As the rules and categories stand now, I can do what I want, but not until within 30 days of checkin. Not sure I'd be comfortable leaving that little time to find a willing trade partner. At that point, I'd just assume rent the reservation at a premium if I could find someone who want to go during that time, which seems counter productive to the general goals around here to prevent profiteering. Another alternative is cancelling now and renting the points, but I'd really rather have the points available for trips we plan to take in 2010. So, does anyone else think there would there be any room for and benefit from an Even Points for Reservation Trade category with less restrictions? It's not like people are going to start snapping up all the best reservations just so they can turn around and rade them for the same number of points they used, and such a category could provide some outlet/relief for members who find themselves in a sticky situation with borrowed points.