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DVC trading?

Discussion in 'Disney Vacation Club - DVC' started by bdurstta, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. bdurstta

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    Any web site where DVC members list for possible trades to non-DVC locations? Like DVC's interested in Marriott, Hyatt, HGVC, etc?
     
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    I don't think so. The rental market for DVC is robust enough that most owners who are willing to do even a little work can get a good price and use the cash to rent whatever they want.
     
  3. Dean

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    Private trades are possible both with other DVC members to trade out for home resort and with non DVC owners. But in reality it's not very feasible. There isn't much incentive to the DVC member to do so and the likelihood of it working out is very slim. This is partly because of the above issue, the fluidity to rent points. For non DVC resorts, other than the top options, matching up the reasonable amount of points is difficult since often the value of DVC is far more than the other option. Of course one can trade through RCI or through independent exchange companies as well.
     
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    Tug marketplace has a section specifically for exchanges.

    Just make sure to specify what you want in the add for what you are offering. .

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    You can also try mouseowners.com.

    They have a rent board that I believe you can put trades in. But make sure you read the rules as they are quick to ban you for infractions.
     
  6. Dean

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    Are you sure you'd not talking about disboards.com?
     
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    Unbelievably quick.
     
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    both have rental/trade BB.
     
  9. heathpack

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    I own both DVC and non-DVC timeshares.

    The problems are:
    1. Many DVC owners don't even feel like they own a timeshare and they are suspicious of them in the way many people are
    2. Many DVC owners genuinely feel like anything else would be a step down in quality, their tastes are often very specific to DVC
    3. DVC points can be rented quickly, maybe in a day or two. So its easier to rent your points and then use the cash to stay in whatever accommodation you want

    I own a small points contract at Grand Californian, annually I can (say) book a studio for a 3 night weekend in a pretty good season. Or I could rent those points out for around $1400 and use those to rent a timeshare or Air BnB. For $1400, I could get a pretty nice 1BR or 2BR timeshare for a week in a lot of locales. But if I offered to trade my 3 studio nights at VGC for someone's 2BR Marriott Tahoe September week (say), good chance they'd be insulted and unwilling to respond to me further. Plus all the time I'd take establishing trust with someone else. Its just easier to rent my points out and take the cash in the end.
     
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    Where Do you want to go?
     
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    DVC has access to RCI trades, too.
     
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    But... it makes zero sense to do so.

    An RCI Gold Crown studio unit would cost me 130 DVC points. If I use a broker, I can rent 130 points out in 1 day with almost zero effort on my part and get $1885. Or I could rent them on my own and get something like $2000. There are very few studio units that are worth $2000 for a week.

    So it almost always makes more sense for me to rent my points out, get the cash and then turn around and use that cash for whatever accommodation I want. If I want a studio timeshare unit, I can probably get that for less than $1885.
     
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    As a rule I agree but there are exceptions IMO. Basically high demand resorts during high demand times like Maui. Unfortunately DVC doesn't have the ability to trade up in villa size.
     
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    Is there a timeshare resort in Maui that trades in RCI that has studio units that are of comparable quality to DVC? (I honestly don't know.)

    I totally agree that whatever trade you consider, it's mostly a matter of running the math to see if it makes sense.

    Mostly in this thread I'm just trying to illustrate why DVC owners rarely want to attempt private trades- most people who own non-DVC timeshares don't realize how easily and for what a premium DVC points rent.

    I personally don't travel during Uber-peak times like Christmas, too much of a zoo, so I couldn't say what a studio unit would run at that time. I have other timeshares and collect hotel points, so I'd probably be able to get what I want cheaper using one of those vehicles.

    It's always a matter of running the numbers.
     
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    Probably not for studios but there are for 1 BR and above. I was simply making the point that there are a few locations worth exchanging DVC for. In reality even a comparable resort is a downgrade to a degree because you lose the flexibility of a system reservation and the villa assignment priority of an owner. The difference in points is only 20 for red Gold Crown making the 1 BR over a studio the better choice anyway.
     

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