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    • #72
      StevenTing
      Keymaster

      If you are looking for information on the Points Values (the amount of points that a property can be redeemed for) of the various Marriott properties, please click on the following Link.  Please feel free to update the spreadsheet.Marriott DVC Point Spreadsheet

    • #461
      Lisawri
      Participant

      I have 2500 marriott  destination points/year for sale . Please message me if interested!

    • #462
      Fasttr
      Participant

      I have 2500 marriott  destination points/year for sale . Please message me if interested!

      Sorry Lisa...I am not trying to kill a sale for you, but I just wanted to add a word of caution to potential buyers that there appear to be many restrictions that Marriott places on buying points resale.  To my understanding, there are restrictions if you don't purchase them through a Marriott recognized resale broker, and there are other more annoying requirements like a $200 per beneficial interest fee (1 BI = 250 points) with a $2,000 minimum in order to be able to book reservations outside the 60 day before check-in window.  This deal may be a bit cheaper than purchasing directly from Marriott, but you would have to decide if the savings were enough to warrant the hurdles (some mentioned above).

    • #463
      Mocha cherry
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      If you are looking for information on the Points Values (the amount of points that a property can be redeemed for) of the various Marriott properties, please click on the following Link.  Please feel free to update the spreadsheet.Marriott DVC Point Spreadsheet

      I have a Marriott Newport Coast which I bought externally (in 2009 not from Marriott), and recently (Dec. 2013) enrolled it in the Destinations Program.  However, because I bought externally, I cannot trade it for Marriott Reward Points.  The VCP I would receive is 3475 if elected for VCP.  Marriott's materials indicate only certain ownerships, generally if purchased from Marriott, were able to trade for MRP.  This is the benefit I didn't get buying externally.

    • #464
      dioxide45
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      I have a Marriott Newport Coast which I bought externally (in 2009 not from Marriott), and recently (Dec. 2013) enrolled it in the Destinations Program.  However, because I bought externally, I cannot trade it for Marriott Reward Points.  The VCP I would receive is 3475 if elected for VCP.  Marriott's materials indicate only certain ownerships, generally if purchased from Marriott, were able to trade for MRP.  This is the benefit I didn't get buying externally.

      However, you enrolled your week. By enrolling your resale week, it opened up the ability to exchange it for Marriott Reward Points.

    • #465
      caranoff
      Participant

      I am interested in 1875 Marriott vacation club points for use in 2016 season. How much per point are you looking for?Thanks,Charliecaranoff@aol.com

    • #466
      brian1018
      Participant

      How soon can we start transferring or rent 2017 MVC points to other owners?

    • #467
      Fasttr
      Participant

      How soon can we start transferring or rent 2017 MVC points to other owners?

      There are folks listing 2017 points already.Basically, as soon as you have access to them, you can transfer them. 

    • #468
      joeten5
      Participant

      I?m thinking of purchasing the minimum 1500 VC points. I would like to minimize maintenance fees and maximize my vacation potential.  With this scenario I have a few questions I hope someone can answer:1. Would it be a good strategy to rent points every year to go to my destinations?2. Are large lumps of points..say 5500 +/- usually readily available more than 12 months in advance?3. If so and I were able to ?roll? 7000 + points in my account year after year, would I be able to take advantage of ?Premier Plus? status to book out 13 months in advance?Thank you!

    • #469
      Fasttr
      Participant

      I?m thinking of purchasing the minimum 1500 VC points. I would like to minimize maintenance fees and maximize my vacation potential.  With this scenario I have a few questions I hope someone can answer:1. Would it be a good strategy to rent points every year to go to my destinations?2. Are large lumps of points..say 5500 +/- usually readily available more than 12 months in advance?3. If so and I were able to ?roll? 7000 + points in my account year after year, would I be able to take advantage of ?Premier Plus? status to book out 13 months in advance?Thank you!

      1.  Yes....once you are a DC club member....renting points is the most cost effective way to leverage up your membership.  It affords you the ability to add as many, or as few points are you may need in any given year, for approximately what the MF's would be on the points if you owned them (but without the upfront purchase costs to obtain them if you were to own them).2.  Historically yes.  There are some mega owners like TimG and a couple others who have large sums of points in any given year.  Likely way more than they could ever totally get rid of.  Then there are others with chunks of 3000+ or 5000+ points that roll in and out of the rental game as their needs allow in any given year.  I have never seen supply to be a problem here on VPE.3.  Rented points do not count toward ownership status, only owned points do. 

    • #470
      joeten5
      Participant

      Thank you for the answers Sir!So, this leads me to believe that the only benefit to having the larger sums of VCP's is the early booking privileges?  I'm examining all options and trying to decide what would best fit my needs both financially and intrinsically.  I presently have an offer for a guaranteed couple of weeks with a very popular home resort advantage in platinum season.  The 2 weeks have a trade in point value of over 6800 at right around $10/pt.  The most concerning complaint that i read on the various bb's is the lack of availability at many destinations.  I'm trying to decide if having the advantage in booking the 2 weeks in this season is worth the extra costs as opposed to renting the points and trying my luck each year. as stated above, i am flexible and have no problem booking 11-12 months in advance but, like anyone else, i do prefer certain seasons to go on vacation.  I also see many people booking fixed weeks and then attempting to rent them at this resort, in many cases pretty cheap..Trying to figure all this out is daunting, to say the least.  The MF's loom large and i would imagine a deal breaker for many people on the fence about going all in.thanks again!

    • #471
      Fasttr
      Participant

      I presently have an offer for a guaranteed couple of weeks with a very popular home resort advantage in platinum season.  The 2 weeks have a trade in point value of over 6800 at right around $10/pt. 

      Regarding this ^^^..... Are you talking purchasing resale weeks from a current owner?  If so, just making sure you are aware that if you purchase the weeks resale, the point conversion that the current owner may currently enjoy will not pass to you as the new owner.  Resale weeks purchased from a 3rd party, purchased after June 2010 cannot be enrolled into the DC point program without a window of opportunity opened up by MVC, and those all require a purchase of points from MVC to allow the resale week to be enrolled. 

    • #472
      joeten5
      Participant

      Fasttr:No, it's not a resale.  It is actually an offer from Marriott.

    • #473
      Fasttr
      Participant

      Fasttr:No, it's not a resale.  It is actually an offer from Marriott.

      Gotcha.....if you are not purchasing points too, in a bundled package, and its just weeks, can I presume its somewhere they are still selling reclaimed weeks...like Aruba perhaps?  I have heard they are doing this at a couple Caribbean locations as reclaimed weeks there cannot be put into the U.S. Land Trust. 

    • #474
      joeten5
      Participant

      yes, Aruba.  However, the weeks can be converted to points at a slightly lesser overall value than the actual point requirements for the stays…actually the “gold” 3 bedroom week in the bundle is break-even or slightly higher on conversion for most dates in Gold.  Are there any significant caveats that i should be aware of with this type of purchase?

    • #475
      Fasttr
      Participant

      yes, Aruba.  However, the weeks can be converted to points at a slightly lesser overall value than the actual point requirements for the stays...actually the "gold" 3 bedroom week in the bundle is break-even or slightly higher on conversion for most dates in Gold.  Are there any significant caveats that i should be aware of with this type of purchase?

      Yeah, getting converted points at a value slightly less than actual requirements if you were to book a ressie is something called "The Skim" over on TUG.  Its there in almost all circumstances for nearly all enrolled weeks and it is what it is.  I have not heard of any issues with the Aruba enrolled weeks, so no red flags from my understanding.Quick question.....are you in love with Aruba and see yourself often using your owned weeks (perhaps at least every other or every third year), or did you just find the deal intriguing as a way to get into the system at the $10 per point cost?  The reason I ask is that through Marriott Resales Department (https://www.marriottvacationclub.com/resales/index.shtml) many have done a hybrid deal, where you buy a resale week from Marriott's Resale department, AND you buy a bundle of points which closely approximate the point value of the week.  Many have done a deal in that fashion at a price per point of around $7 or less in some instances.  I don't believe they peddle Aruba week (at least they don't list any on the site I linked), but if you are not married to Aruba, perhaps a better overall deal can be had.  Figured it was worth a mention. 

    • #476
      joeten5
      Participant

      Thanks again my friend!  You are very knowledgeable in this topic and i appreciate your feedback.  Ive been doing a lot of research on this and i can say the more research i do the more i like this point system, as a first time buyer of course……believe me i understand there are a lot of old school timeshare people who loath the whole idea of this but, i have a  hybrid offer directly from marriott with 2 weeks aruba as the home resort booking advantage, one in platinum and 1 in gold season, exactly what i need to fit my needs.  However, with this investmemt i wanted to make sure it is worth the extra money as opposed to attempting a discounted resale….i am beginning to believe that it is.

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