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MNBonnie
08-31-2006, 02:51 PM
I know most will say "you should have already done it!"

But, we listened to the presentation on our first WDW vacation in Dec. 02. Decided we didn't have the extra money then. We now have booked another vacation for November, but still not members.

We liked in 02 (and will be doing again) a 7 day Land/Sea cruise (3 day DCL and 4 day WDW).

My question is, we most likely will want to join DVC before we go again. We don't forsee going on the cruise more than once every two years, but perhaps may take a 3 or 4 day trip to the parks on the off years.

So if we plan our next Land/Seas trip for Dec. 08, when would be the ideal time to join DVC? Or should we do it ASAP to get the best prices and get more points until then?

Thanks!

browniemtb
08-31-2006, 04:04 PM
Most here will say the DCL is not the best use of your points. If you plan on going to Disney every year or every other year than I would seriously consider it now. We waited as well, almost 5 years, before we bought. In those 5 years the points price has risen sharply........what do you think will happen in the next 5 years?? I'm also sure that if and when an CRV or AKV come on line that point price for those will be in the $110 range.
Brownie

MNBonnie
08-31-2006, 04:08 PM
Thanks! I'm sure we probably will end up buying in ASAP, but wasn't sure if we should now if we weren't planning on doing a trip again until 08. But if we had the points for a short trip in 07, we wouldn't need our arms twisted to use them. ;-)

I'd think the price savings would be worth it to do now. I do know from research that DCL really soaks up a lot of your points, but still like to go on one every few years.

Eyore4Ever149
08-31-2006, 05:56 PM
I think you might also consider how often you do a Disney vacation (keeping in mind that DCL isn't the BEST use of points) purchase a plan that will achieve that amount of points in 2 years. So if your trip costs 300pts, buy 150 contract, with the ability to purchase at a different property in the future. If you think once you own points you will want to do a WDW vacation every year and a cruise every other then calculate the amount of pts for the type of vacation you want to take.

For example- we like to go every year- we need a 2 bedroom and plan to stay at OKW the majority of the time, we like to stay more than 7 days, so a 230 pt contract (resale) suits us nicely. Point prices have been going up this week, it would appear DVC is exercising their ROFR a lot this week on low point purchases (I lost a $75 pr point OKW contract)

Micmaniac
08-31-2006, 06:12 PM
We had a chance to buy into the original Old Key West offering. Instead we chose to build a new house. Wish we could have done both. Buying a small contract at VWL now. Can hardly wait! :bounce:

tvwalsh
09-01-2006, 08:14 AM
What exactly is "extra money?" If we waited to buy anything until we had extra money we wouldn't buy anything. As my sainted Grandmother used to say," You can have anything you want. You just can't have everything you want." For example, I could buy a Ferarri as long as I was willing to sleep in it! I have 550 points. :thumbsup2

MNBonnie
09-01-2006, 02:00 PM
What exactly is "extra money?" If we waited to buy anything until we had extra money we wouldn't buy anything. As my sainted Grandmother used to say," You can have anything you want. You just can't have everything you want." For example, I could buy a Ferarri as long as I was willing to sleep in it! I have 550 points. :thumbsup2


LOL! Very true. Kind of like the saying "if you wait to have kids until you can afford them, you'll never have any."