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tvwalsh
06-06-2009, 08:19 AM
I started with 230 points in 1992. I then added on through the years getting up to 550 points in 2006. Since then I have sold 160 points more than I have added on, leaving me with 390 points.

I wonder if anyone has done the math to figure out the average number of points per member.

I would think my 390 is just about average.

WilsonFlyer
06-06-2009, 08:22 AM
I kinda doubt it's that high.

This is like a lot of things here on DIS where we start seeing things through smoke-colored glass and thinking everything outside these walls is just like it is in here.

We tend to see people that want to talk about DVC here on DIS because they DO own so many points and are so committed. I think, for that reason, we see a skewed number of points as an average here.

For DIS members, you're probably about right.

I'd bet that the membership as a whole is much closer to the mean minimum buy-in over the years than we may first think. I'd bet 180-200 is pretty close.

dairyqueenmom
06-06-2009, 08:27 AM
I would say between 160-200pts. I would imagine most buy in at the minimum.

dianeschlicht
06-06-2009, 08:48 AM
Interesting question. I wonder if we could get a ballpark idea by posting a poll here on the DIS/DVC board. I know we are a small smapling of DVC owners, but a sampling, none the less. If everyone here participated in the poll, we might get a good idea about DVC as a whole. The problem is wording the poll correctly. Are there any people on the board who run polls as part of their job? They would be the ones to help in the wording of such a poll. I too would be interested in those results.

DisDaydreamer
06-06-2009, 08:52 AM
200

dianeschlicht
06-06-2009, 08:58 AM
I do recall a poll like that being done here several years ago, but finding it now might be impossible. I just think finding the right divisions of points for each catagory might be dificult. We have 449, and I kind of think that would be close to the middle of folks here.

TINKERIFIC
06-06-2009, 10:16 AM
200, but I wish I had enough for a grand villa every year for Christmas at my home resort. Its nice to dream, right?

CMOORE185
06-06-2009, 11:43 AM
I was told when I bought back in 2000 that some 95% of current owners add on at some point. Though this seems kind of a high %, my guess is that a majority of owners do add on at some point. Considering the minimum buy in was 150 points and is now 160, I would estimate the average owner to have around 300 points. Of course this does take into account you can buy resale at lower than the Disney buy in, but I would venture to guess most people buy initially from DVC.

Ed T
06-06-2009, 11:55 AM
We bought 280 in 1992 and bought a resale in 1996, 210 pts for a totla of 490.

littlestar
06-06-2009, 12:02 PM
I'll take a guess - I'll say 200 to 250.

Tara
06-06-2009, 12:22 PM
I can't imagine the average being above 200.

VG9493
06-06-2009, 01:12 PM
Started with 310 in 1992. Added on 4 times over the years and am now at 600. We like being able to have the GV at our home resort every year and like being able to go more than once a year. I am curious what the average is.

bobbiwoz
06-06-2009, 01:15 PM
In the beginning there was a higher buy in number, so that has to be taken into consideration. When did they lower the minimum to 160? I know it was at 100 even for awhile, but my guess would be about 300 as an average.

Bobbi

DizDays
06-06-2009, 02:50 PM
200 for me, but with a SERIOUS case of addonitis!!

Lisa-RN
06-06-2009, 03:29 PM
We have 320 at BLT and we thinking about adding 100 at Grand Californian.

tomandrobin
06-06-2009, 03:59 PM
The average owner has less then 220 points, more around 200 points as an average. Most members only buy the minimum that is being offered at the time and never add-on. DVC owners on boards like the dis and others, tend to be of the exception then the norm. We are more of the fanatical fringe! :cool1:

gk90
06-06-2009, 04:17 PM
Here's the poll from last year, "How Many DVC Points Do You Own?"
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1922219

Looks like 200-299 is the average among Disboarders, which, as several have said, is probably skewed towards the higher end.

rentayenta
06-06-2009, 04:19 PM
I would say 200 tops. The rest of the world is not as Disney obsessed as we are here on the DIS. :blush:

dcfromva
06-06-2009, 04:23 PM
Here's the poll from last year, "How Many DVC Points Do You Own?"
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1922219

Looks like 200-299 is the average among Disboarders, which, as several have said, is probably skewed towards the higher end.

That poll was almost a whole year ago and before BLT and VGC were available for sale.... It is probably time for a new poll! :)

Grumpygrandpa
06-06-2009, 05:05 PM
We have 525 points currently. I would imagine the average point total to be around 200. But who knows:confused3.

DVC4me4Ever
06-06-2009, 05:51 PM
This question always bring a smile to my face! Depends on who you ask....whether it be a DIS'er or even better yet a DVC guide. If you ask a guide they will typically tell you 350-400 is the average now. But here on the DIS where I agree we are more DVC/Disney fanatics...I think the real average is around 300-350.

Very interesting topic and would love to see a poll taken. I am poll posting challenged but I know many of you are good at posting them, anyone up for the challenge???? :worship:

christa112
06-06-2009, 11:03 PM
I am going to guess between 200-250. We purchased 240 in April. With the great deals going we were able to purchase more points for the same amount.

oakmanner
06-07-2009, 12:09 AM
We own 185 and will add on at some point in the future. We're holding out for the Villas at the Poly.

dairyqueenmom
06-07-2009, 10:43 AM
We own 185 and will add on at some point in the future. We're holding out for the Villas at the Poly.

We are with you, I know I could talk my DH into an add on at the Villa at the Poly!!!! That will be our 1st add on!!!

DVC&CM
06-07-2009, 11:08 AM
We have 175. We went a little lower because we have a baby on the way and knew we wouldn't be traveling as much for the next couple years. We intended to add on. I'd like to be in the 200-250 range.

corpcomp
06-07-2009, 11:13 AM
I did a poll on this two years ago.

Out of 450 respondents, the average number of points owned is 345. Currently I have 240 which gives us just enough for a 1 br for a week at BCV. While we can stay much longer in a studio, we really love the 1 bR. And I just saw someone selling 25 points at BCV for $86 a point at TTS!! I'm tempted!

Hunclemarco
06-07-2009, 08:51 PM
Interesting question. I wonder if we could get a ballpark idea by posting a poll here on the DIS/DVC board. I know we are a small smapling of DVC owners, but a sampling, none the less. If everyone here participated in the poll, we might get a good idea about DVC as a whole. The problem is wording the poll correctly. Are there any people on the board who run polls as part of their job? They would be the ones to help in the wording of such a poll. I too would be interested in those results.

I know there is availability for taking poll on the boards, but i noticed another website that may be able to help too. It's located here: http://polldaddy.com/
It's a free site, but again as Diane said...need someone to word the questions correctly, and i'm not sure i'm the right one for this job. From the features listed, there's a lot of information that can be collected. I thought the idea of where everyone is from in relation to how many points purchased would be interesting..... coldest winters = more points... that kind of thing.
Just a thought.popcorn:: Oh... 910 points here:thumbsup2

Mickeyteacher
06-07-2009, 09:06 PM
Our Guide told us on Thursday that the average person had 222 pts.
S :)

In Luv with Disney
06-09-2009, 10:43 PM
We just bought our first set of 320 BLT points in November. I don't see us adding on anytime in the near future, but I'm sure as the kids get older (and bigger!) we will want more space.

I say the average is closer to 210.

Paticake
06-10-2009, 07:55 AM
We have 300. We started with 150 and have added on 2x.

dianeschlicht
06-10-2009, 07:58 AM
The current poll is indicating 150-300 on this board, and another "bump" around 350-600.

DisneyWalker44
06-10-2009, 08:01 AM
I'd like to guess 1 point Bob (or I suppose it's Drew these days)