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tigersfan1989
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Disney travel club points
So I found this website called "David's Disney Vacation Club Rentals". He basically will pay people to rent their disney club points then turns around and you can book your trip with said points. I ran a couple senarios and it seems to be a really good deal. Some senarios I got a estimate on his site for a 5 night stay and went to the disney site and ran the same dates for that stay and came up with a price difference in the ball park of $2k cheaper. Does anyone have experience with this website or renting points going to Disney if so please share.


HuhBruh
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re: Disney travel club points
Used them several times. Never had a problem. As long as they have someone with points to rent, it’s an easy process. The sooner you can make your request the better. With DVC points, you can book a resort 11 months out.


tigersfan1989
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re: Disney travel club points
You went through Dave’s website?


Shaun176
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re: Disney travel club points
It is legit, but to get the best resorts you have to book close to 11 months out and pay in full when you book. You also won't have maid service everyday unless you pay extra.


brgirl09
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There’s also dvc rental store. I rent my points through them when I need to rent them out


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GatorReb
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re: Disney travel club points
I havent used them but looked into them after our last trip. ive only heard good things.

Some negatives to my understanding is that you have to put in a request to book. Sometimes they may not have the resort you want available. Also you have to pay in full (for the resort) upfront. And once you book you are locked in. No wiggle room.

But if you know for sure the trip you want then its the way to go.

Got lucky and my wife has a family member that is DVC. She is selling us points for a trip this fall for $7 a point.


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HuhBruh
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re: Disney travel club points
yes, a few times. Great experience with them. You do pay them up front, but you get a Disney reservation confirmation number that you can verify the reservation is real. But, like i said, the earlier you can book, the better.

You are locked in to the reservation, and there are no refunds if you cancel, so get the trip insurance if you feel like there is a chance that you may have to cancel.


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Jimbeaux28
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re: Disney travel club points
You can get a better deal by finding an individual renter on Disboards.

You can find a renter that has points for the home resort that you want, at the 11 month mark, without paying the premium that David's rentals charges to rent points at the 11th month mark.

I am using my third different owner to stay at a villa at Boardwalk Villas for my Mardi Gras trip in 2 weeks.

Found an owner, got his references and used PayPal for the transaction to get their guarantee.

Paying $2,200 for an 8 night stay in a room that would have cost me over $5,000 by booking with Disney.

Heck, that is even cheaper than staying at a Moderate!



LSUFanHouston
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re: Disney travel club points
Disney itself owns some capacity in the DVC resorts that it will sell for stays. The prices Disney charges is ABSURD. Almost to the point that it's not legit.

If you want to stay in a DVC resort, always best to rent points from a third party like David's or one of the others.

If you are looking in a price range that puts you in the high end of moderate, or any deluxe level, then renting and staying in a DVC might make sense to check out.


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Yat27
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Austin
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re: Disney travel club points
Isn't PayPal protection limited to 180 days?
You can definitely limit your risk by checking references on Disboards, but most people probably want to stay at resorts that are booked well beyond the 6 month mark.

We've used Dave's and the DVC Rental Store. The DVC Store offers a protection plan that allows you to cancel at any time if you think something may come up. It's an additional $2 per point.

Our week-long stay at AKL in December will be around $1600 to give you an idea. The best AKL rate we ever got from Disney (Annual Passholder discount) was closer to $2400 (with all taxes included), plus now you have to pay for parking. DVC rentals don't pay for parking. The savings are considerable, and are even higher at the more expensive deluxe resorts. I'm glad that Wilderness Lodge and AKL are our favorites!


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LSUfan4444
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re: Disney travel club points
I’ve used davids probably 1/2 dozen times and the only real drawbacks are paying the full balance at the time of booking and no cancellation options.

You can always take out a vacation insurance policy to insure yourself against cancelations.

There are other brokers who charge the same or similar point values (dvc rental store) and you don’t have to pay the balance in full so my suggestion is to shop both. Put in a request with both brokers and if davids is the only place to have enough points to book what you want, use them.


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