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Destination Club Point Question

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We were recently at a DC presentation. We have all ready joined DC with our weeks but have not bought any points. The salesperson indicated there is inventory we will not be able to access with the points from our owner weeks. Is that correct?
 

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"Impossible" list? <- recent thread asking the same question

{eta} There are technical aspects of the system that prohibit Enrolled Weeks owners from accessing directly any intervals that are in the Trust. But functionally that's practically a non-issue because Trust intervals can be, and have consistently been, moved to the DC Exchange Company where they can be accessed.
 
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Great thread. Glad we decided to wait and not buy now. Thanks for your help.
 

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"Impossible" list? <- recent thread asking the same question

{eta} There are technical aspects of the system that prohibit Enrolled Weeks owners from accessing directly any intervals that are in the Trust. But functionally that's practically a non-issue because Trust intervals can be, and have consistently been, moved to the DC Exchange Company where they can be accessed.

So my *impossible list* question really is about the fine line between the letter of the legalities, and the practical availability of properties? The salespeople clearly work that to their advantage - telling us that we MUST buy more points - but in reality, we can get the time anyway with out Legacy points, it seems. Just wanted to see which way things were developing before I continued with my multi-year plans. THanks - best concise response so far.

Mamianka
 

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So my *impossible list* question really is about the fine line between the letter of the legalities, and the practical availability of properties? The salespeople clearly work that to their advantage - telling us that we MUST buy more points - but in reality, we can get the time anyway with out Legacy points, it seems. Just wanted to see which way things were developing before I continued with my multi-year plans. THanks - best concise response so far.

Mamianka

Yep, that's how I see it anyway, that it's a question of the "technical" vs. "functional" aspects of the entire system. There's the Trust, there are the existing Weeks, and there is the DC Exchange Company. When Trust Members request non-Trust usage and when Weeks Owners request anything but their owned Weeks in season at their home resorts, Marriott is able to mingle all of the different intervals in the DC Exchange Company. Both Trust and Exchange Members (Weeks Owners who enroll and convert their Weeks for DC Points) are able to access any available intervals once they're made available through the DC Exchange Company.

I would never, though, say that it will be possible to book the exact interval you want each and every time because just like with Weeks, Points inventory is driven by availability. So nothing is 100% guaranteed, ever. What we Points users are seeing is that the intervals that most likely come from Trust conveyances may not be available at the moment the DC reservations windows open, but within a few weeks we've been able to reserve most of what we want.
 

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Great thread. It has taken a while for me to grasp the new DC program terms and restrictions. The thread that was reposted by Susan and the responses by other posters clears any misunderstandings that I had about Legacy, Trust, buckets, mingling, buying (additional) Trust points, availability and so on. Short and to the point. A good read for those of us that do not fully understand what the DC points program is about.

bob
 

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So my *impossible list* question really is about the fine line between the letter of the legalities, and the practical availability of properties? The salespeople clearly work that to their advantage - telling us that we MUST buy more points - but in reality, we can get the time anyway with out Legacy points, it seems. Just wanted to see which way things were developing before I continued with my multi-year plans. THanks - best concise response so far.

Mamianka

You can't always get the time with your legacy points if the trust doesn't release them. Today as a legacy owner I tried to access a property at thirteen months and was told it was available. He put in reservation and put me on hold. Then the associate came back and said it wasn't available. On inquiry he said it was told it was available to trust owners but not to legacy owners and could only be released at twelve months.



I said look I have gotten trust properties at thirteen months so don't tell me they can't release it. I understand they don't have to release it. He agreed at that point that they could release it tomorrow if they wanted to. I didn't feel they were unfair not to release it under the letter of the rules. That being said I will wait. I have always gotten what I want with legacy points eventually. I won't buy trust points and am confident I will get the week but there are some practical differences if you want to get things at the thirteen month mark.
 
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