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    • #165
      Fasttr
      Participant

      I signed up for an account on VPE a few weeks back, but figured I would circle back around to say Hi.  I own DC points only, purchased from Marriott, and was actually contemplating purchasing a couple thou more, likely via resale, but found VPE and TUG (You guys… Steven and Greg… are like Rock Stars over there at TUG) and have decided to merely rent what additional points I may need from time to time.  The ability to rent points truely seems like a huge benefit of the program, that and the flexibility of booking fewer than full week rentals, and not to mention the ability to book today and know that I have the reservation nailed down rather than waiting months and months for an exchange to come through.  I am amazed at what the TUGgers know and do via all of the exchange avenues, but for me, the DC program seems so much more straightforward and easy.  I have taken 3 great trips with DC points already and have a couple more booked already.  For us, it has worked out great so far.  No regrets.  Anyhow, I expect to be renting additional points here or there, so figured I would say Hi and say thanks in advance for starting this site.  Its seems like an invaluable tool.   

    • #629
      GregT
      Keymaster

      Fasttr,Welcome to VPE -- I'm glad that you like it!  Like you, I think the ability to transfer points is extremely powerful, and was a major reason I enrolled into DClub.    It's a good system, and points rentals are terrific.You are one of our few pure Trust Point owners and I'm glad that you have found us.  Enjoy your vacations!Best,Greg

    • #630
      StevenTing
      Keymaster

      Glad you are here.  We are always interested in hearing the experiences of pure trust point owners since there aren't as many out there.  If you do run in to challenges, please share so we can all learn and possibly help.  --Sent using Tapatalk

    • #631
      Fasttr
      Participant

      And if you guys ever have any questions regarding the pure trust experience, don't hesitate to reach out to me.  Greg, I know you had some questions regarding booking using trust vs combined points today (as per your TUG post), and early on, I attempted to use combined Legacy (transferred from my in-laws) and my pure trust points at the 13 month mark and could not book the reservation as the inventory at that point was only available using only trust points.  I booked (using the 20% surcharge) with only my pure trust points and in the comments of the reservation confermation, it said MVC Trust.  I later cancelled it and rebooked within the 12 month window to get my 20% surcharge points back into a holding account, and at that point it said MVC EXCHANGE in the reservation comments.  So I know they might be telling you a point is a point, but I don't think that is always the case in the 13 month window.  Every reservation I have made in the 12 month window has always said MVC EXCHANGE.  So I think booking in the 13 month window may, at least sometimes, require only Trust points to book.  Since I am pure trust, I may have tidbits of knowledge like that, that I have experienced that Legacy folks have not, so If I can be of any help, don't hesitate to reach out. 

    • #632
      GregT
      Keymaster

      And if you guys ever have any questions regarding the pure trust experience, don't hesitate to reach out to me.  Greg, I know you had some questions regarding booking using trust vs combined points today (as per your TUG post), and early on, I attempted to use combined Legacy (transferred from my in-laws) and my pure trust points at the 13 month mark and could not book the reservation as the inventory at that point was only available using only trust points.  I booked (using the 20% surcharge) with only my pure trust points and in the comments of the reservation confermation, it said MVC Trust.  I later cancelled it and rebooked within the 12 month window to get my 20% surcharge points back into a holding account, and at that point it said MVC EXCHANGE in the reservation comments.  So I know they might be telling you a point is a point, but I don't think that is always the case in the 13 month window.  Every reservation I have made in the 12 month window has always said MVC EXCHANGE.  So I think booking in the 13 month window may, at least sometimes, require only Trust points to book.  Since I am pure trust, I may have tidbits of knowledge like that, that I have experienced that Legacy folks have not, so If I can be of any help, don't hesitate to reach out.

      Thank you so much for posting that -- that is very interesting.  Please do continue to post if you see that as a pattern -- they are telling us that it is no longer the case, but I remain skeptical.Welcome again to VPE!Best,Greg

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