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Has DVC showed up on RCI yet?

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I know it's the first day of the new year, but has DVC shown up on RCI yet? Do we know if they are trading on weeks or points? The curiousity is really getting to me! Oddly, there seemed to be a couple of new DVC deposits into II this morning that weren't there for me yesterday???
 

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I think you could have done an exchange yesterday as a DVC member with II, as the cut off was 12/31/08 and I think Member Service was open yesterday.

Since everything is closed today, the first chance DVC members will be able to use RCI will be on Friday.

I'm not sure how much volume will be seen in RCI, especially this first month.
It's going to take the memebership sometime to figure out RCI(we haven't been given much info either).

From what I can tell from the DVC specific MB, over the years I have been a member. They tended to gravitate towards the "Brand Name" TS's, so they are a little disgruntled that Westin/Sheraton/Marriott are not available to them.

I figure a couple of people like Brian and Dean are going to have full boxes of PM's asking if Resort X in where ever is comparable to a Westin or Marriott.

A few of us have suggested TUG and to do your own research and a few have taken that advice prior to the switch. I think some will find it too much work to find there are other nice places out there.

But in my mind there are few TS's in RCI(that are on the DVC list) that make sense in doing a trade considering the high MF's of DVC. I've never used II with my points and I don't see myself using RCI(unless I did an add-on and got some DP's).
 
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We're also DVC members, and you are correct that they haven't given any info about swapping in via RCI. I would never trade out my DVC points as we use them for something specific every year (Thanksgiving at the 11 month window). I'm just curious about trading into DVC via RCI now. We had been also trading in via II for the past few years and it was great. I'm hoping for something similar via RCI, as we could never afford enough DVC points to book all the weeks that we we were swapping for.
 

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I think the question is whether anyone is seeing it come up for them when you log in to RCI. We have RCI, but only the Hilton so I am curious also (because, like DVC, I cannot log on directly to RCI).
 

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We're also DVC members, and you are correct that they haven't given any info about swapping in via RCI. I would never trade out my DVC points as we use them for something specific every year (Thanksgiving at the 11 month window). I'm just curious about trading into DVC via RCI now. We had been also trading in via II for the past few years and it was great. I'm hoping for something similar via RCI, as we could never afford enough DVC points to book all the weeks that we we were swapping for.
We also use the bulk of our points for Thanksgiving! Just booked our 4th trip, this time in a GV at SSR! We have VB point for our Easter trip.

I really think it might be slow going(unless DVC puts some developer weeks in).

We've been thinking about BLT, but I'm looking for one of those road shows like they did in Rochester NY or SoCal. Huge incentives given, much better than at WDW.
 

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As of today, I do not see any DVC resorts listed in the online directory or in the list of available resorts when doing a Points Standard Reservation.
 

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As of today, I do not see any DVC resorts listed in the online directory or in the list of available resorts when doing a Points Standard Reservation.
As of today, II is still showing DVC resorts in its directory. I've had a request in for months for an October, 2009 trade and haven't been matched yet so I don't expect a match to come through. Possibly the changes won't be shown on either RCI or II until tomorrow, the first "work" day following the holiday? I'll check tomorrow to see if II puts a message on my account when I log in.
 

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You don't have to be an RCI member to view the directory. Just go to www.rci.com and view the directory by choosing the Resort Directory tab.

There are still only 69 resorts listed for Orlando, and DVC isn't one of them.
 

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We also use the bulk of our points for Thanksgiving! Just booked our 4th trip, this time in a GV at SSR! We have VB point for our Easter trip.

I really think it might be slow going(unless DVC puts some developer weeks in).

We've been thinking about BLT, but I'm looking for one of those road shows like they did in Rochester NY or SoCal. Huge incentives given, much better than at WDW.
Wow, a GV at SSR at Thanksgiving will be really nice!! We just booked our 1 bedroom standard view at Boardwalk for Thanksgiving 2009 a few days ago. That eats up most of our points for the year. We also have a small 50 point Vero contract that we use for random stays. When the girls get older we plan to use those points for some summer nights at Vero. We live about 20 or 25 minutes north of Vero on the same barrier island, so it's really convenient for us :)
 

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A gentle reminder - please post sightings and sightings requests on the Sightings Board. The Sightings Board is one of the perks of being a TUG member.
Sorry Denise my Grand Villa was something I booked with my DVC points not exchanged into.
 

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No apology necessary - my post wasn't directed at you in any way. Thanks! :hi:
 

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Wow, a GV at SSR at Thanksgiving will be really nice!! We just booked our 1 bedroom standard view at Boardwalk for Thanksgiving 2009 a few days ago. That eats up most of our points for the year. We also have a small 50 point Vero contract that we use for random stays. When the girls get older we plan to use those points for some summer nights at Vero. We live about 20 or 25 minutes north of Vero on the same barrier island, so it's really convenient for us :)
Reason for the GV is my sister(aka the boat anchor) is coming along. I figure less than 1/2 day into the trip she'll be mad at DH for telling her to move faster or she'll get lost at whatever park we are in. :hysterical:

I think I will need to increase my adult beverage consumption that week to deal with the 2 of them.
 

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Since DVC/RCI has limited the resorts that DVC members can trade in to, do you think owners of these "approved" RCI resorts will be the only ones who can pull a deposited DVC week?
 

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No, I don't think that will be the case. I think any strong trader should pull the DVC's, if they even go into weeks. I expect them to actually be in points.
 

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No, I don't think that will be the case. I think any strong trader should pull the DVC's, if they even go into weeks. I expect them to actually be in points.
RCI points? Shoot! I don't own any. I guess I'm going to have to break down and buy DVC.
 

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A gentle reminder - please post sightings and sightings requests on the Sightings Board. The Sightings Board is one of the perks of being a TUG member.
I paid to become a TUG member via Paypal weeks ago but was never sent my email link to allow me to confirm the account. None of my emails has resulted in any assistance to activate my account. Hence, I asked for the "sighting" info here because I have not been able to become a TUG member!
 

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No, I don't think that will be the case. I think any strong trader should pull the DVC's, if they even go into weeks. I expect them to actually be in points.
That is my curiosity...will DVC be in weeks or points. I suspect points as well, but of course I am hoping for weeks.
 

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I paid to become a TUG member via Paypal weeks ago but was never sent my email link to allow me to confirm the account. None of my emails has resulted in any assistance to activate my account. Hence, I asked for the "sighting" info here because I have not been able to become a TUG member!
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I expect the DVC resorts will be "Points Resorts" with their own RCI Points charts---otherwise, they'd use the generic FL crossover grid, which would severely under-value them compared to the other top resorts in Orlando.

But, there are plenty of examples of Points resorts with inventory in Weeks---even for newer resorts that have always been in Points from day 1. I suspect that DVC Members who exchange for full weeks will have their backing inventory placed in Weeks, but we'll just have to wait and see.

I think the more interesting question is whether there will be a 1-in-N rule, and if so, per-resort, or system-wide.
 

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I think the more interesting question is whether there will be a 1-in-N rule, and if so, per-resort, or system-wide.
Forgot about that little tidbit, maybe RCI will have the info up on Friday.
 

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Thank you all since I have been wondering about DVC and when RCI will see them and weeks/points.
So, if I am understanding correctly, my two resorts, which I own deeded weeks, I will be unable to deposit for DVC. Is this correct?
Thank you very much for all your help.
 

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I expect the DVC resorts will be "Points Resorts" with their own RCI Points charts---otherwise, they'd use the generic FL crossover grid, which would severely under-value them compared to the other top resorts in Orlando.

But, there are plenty of examples of Points resorts with inventory in Weeks---even for newer resorts that have always been in Points from day 1. I suspect that DVC Members who exchange for full weeks will have their backing inventory placed in Weeks, but we'll just have to wait and see.

I think the more interesting question is whether there will be a 1-in-N rule, and if so, per-resort, or system-wide.
Brian, I think a lot of the resorts that are in weeks and points all started as weeks and had weeks converted to points, and that is why you see both, because they won't deposit my Shearwater weeks into RCI points, since I don't have RCI points.

With DVC owners being promised nightly stays, I think they will be in points only, since this is brand new. But I hope I am wrong on that.

If DVC goes to points, there will be no one-in-N rules because there are no such thing in points.
 

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I'm thinking of several of the newer Wyndhams, which have always been "Points" resorts. Yet, they have inventory in Weeks routinely, and have a negoiated agreement between the developer (who chooses all deposits) and RCI. Yes, they are part of the same corporate umbrella, so who knows what DVC will negotiate.
 

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When you deposit your Fairfield points, you are depositing them into weeks, aren't you? 28K = one week in a blue studio, not one week in RCI points, just weeks. There are no choices for depositing into RCI points, are there? I haven't done much with deposits into RCI, so I have no idea.
 
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