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tvwalsh
06-06-2009, 07:55 AM
I guess this poll is only for us veterans who have been DVC members for five years or more.

The question is clear (I hope) and simple.

Do you own more points or less points now than you did five years ago?

Simba's Mom
06-06-2009, 08:00 AM
Just 50 more points than 5 years ago. We initially bought in 2002, and within that first year we added 135 more points. However, since then, we've only done 50 more.

Inkmahm
06-06-2009, 08:05 AM
Five years ago: zero points
After adding on (again) this week: 655 points

DebbieB
06-06-2009, 08:18 AM
Same (no choice on the poll)

DisneyDebRob
06-06-2009, 08:20 AM
Added this year for the first time since back when we became DVC members in 2004. So its a bit more.:yay:

tvwalsh
06-06-2009, 09:02 AM
Same (no choice on the poll)

Sorry.:confused3

DisneyHumbug
06-06-2009, 09:08 AM
I've been close to adding on in the last 5 years, but college and a wedding got in the way. My points have been the same - but the future looks promising!!

edk35
06-06-2009, 09:17 AM
I didn't own points 5 years ago. :lmao::rotfl::rotfl2: However we do own more points than when we first bought in Jan. 07!!!!

disneynutz
06-06-2009, 09:23 AM
If the resale market wasn't in that tank, we would own less.

CMOORE185
06-06-2009, 09:35 AM
They told us when we purchased in 2000 that 95% of owners will add on at some point.(lets see if your poll reflects this). I told mt DW that we will not be one that adds on. Well two add ons later we went from 240 points to 500 points. My latest was due to the current price of resale market, I just couldn't resist.

tvwalsh
06-06-2009, 09:40 AM
If you really want to sell, Disneynutz, go ahead and try the market. I was suprised to get just about the same price for a VB contract yesterday as I did for one a year ago and even for one two years ago.

The number of members, and therefore interested customers, has increased even though the overall economy has tanked.

CarolMN
06-06-2009, 09:42 AM
Same (no choice on the poll)Ditto.

DVC4me4Ever
06-06-2009, 09:47 AM
Definitely have more points than 5 years ago. I will make a committment right here on the DIS right now, we have less than I will have 5 years from now.....:lmao:

kkbeaton2
06-06-2009, 05:29 PM
5 years ago we had 175, now we have 800, so I would say... YES, we have more points now!:lmao:

Nikisha421
06-06-2009, 05:43 PM
I didnt have any points 5yrs ago but I am so in need of adding 75bcv points if I could ever find the right contract.;)

La2kw
06-06-2009, 07:24 PM
I've been a member for way more than five years, but I own the same number of points I owned five years ago. You have no choice for me. What information are you trying to gather?

d-r
06-06-2009, 07:59 PM
we own more. Let's see. Five years ago we owned at bcv and wlv.

We bought 225 points at ssr, but we sold them just before akv came out, then we bought 150 points at akv. So it would have been less, but we got 160 points at blt when it came out. So net we have more now.

justloveit
06-06-2009, 10:41 PM
In 2002 we started our membership with 200 VWL points. We now own 750 pts at VWL, BCV, OKW, AKL. No plans to add on, we have just enough points to visit 3-4 times a year and give our adult children nice vacations in WDW when they want.

tvwalsh
06-07-2009, 07:07 AM
I've been a member for way more than five years, but I own the same number of points I owned five years ago. You have no choice for me. What information are you trying to gather?

Over the last 2-3 years I have been selling. I have sold all my points at Vero Beach and Hilton Head. I bought some more OKW and a little BLT. My total points , however, are down from 550 to 390.

I was just wondering if there are a significant number of people (My guess was 20%) who are doing the same thing as I am doing.

So far my guess was wrong. It looks like no more than 10%.

ILuvDVC
06-07-2009, 07:35 AM
I had 1100 points (or something like that, I don't even remember) and sold off everything that wasn't OKW. I now am down to 686 and the dues are much more reasonable. Funny thing is, I did not lose any money on DVC at all, and I remember way back when someone had said that DVC is not an investment <g>.....I got all my money back and was able to enjoy vacations with those points....I think DVC was one of the best things I ever did!

tvwalsh
06-07-2009, 07:44 AM
I had 1100 points (or something like that, I don't even remember) and sold off everything that wasn't OKW. I now am down to 686 and the dues are much more reasonable. Funny thing is, I did not lose any money on DVC at all, and I remember way back when someone had said that DVC is not an investment <g>.....I got all my money back and was able to enjoy vacations with those points....I think DVC was one of the best things I ever did!

Your story is somewhat like mine. I enjoyed reading it. :thumbsup2

This gives me an idea for a thread, "Adjustments in my DVC portfolio over the years."

icydog
06-07-2009, 08:05 AM
Five years ago I had a little over a thousand points. Then I sold 290 BWV so I had less than 1000 points. Then I bought a 170 point VB contract resale (my only resale contract) and then I bought AKV on the member cruise and finally we bought BLT because of the great incentives offered now. I have 1750 presently. What happened? What caused this phenomena? I am a sucker for the newest resorts that's all. I am trying to sell my 170 pt VB contract, but other than that, I am set. I will never buy another point (that's what I always say):laughing:

icydog
06-07-2009, 08:09 AM
I had 1100 points (or something like that, I don't even remember) and sold off everything that wasn't OKW. I now am down to 686 and the dues are much more reasonable. Funny thing is, I did not lose any money on DVC at all, and I remember way back when someone had said that DVC is not an investment <g>.....I got all my money back and was able to enjoy vacations with those points....I think DVC was one of the best things I ever did!

When we sold our BWV points we made a big profit. I used that money to buy non DVC timeshares. I don't think there is another timeshare that holds its value better than DVC. I bought my original OKW contracts for $55 a point. I could sell them for $72+ now and I used them all these years. The same holds true for my BCV points. I do not think it will hold true for my four VB contracts though. Those have gone down in value. At least the latest one has.

Deb & Bill
06-07-2009, 10:33 PM
In 2004, we had 500 points. In 2009, we have 325 points.

bwvBound
06-07-2009, 10:39 PM
We purchased 150 points May 2004 and now own 335 (150 + 25 + 160).

dvcdisney
06-08-2009, 08:00 AM
We have more now. We joined in 2002. We bought the minimum membership of 150pts. We didn't add on for the first two years. In the last 5 years, we have added on 3 times. :thumbsup2

DVC-Don
06-08-2009, 08:02 AM
We sold 70 points 3 1/2 years ago. We sold them for $20 more per point than we paid for them.

WDWLVR
06-08-2009, 08:03 AM
We own less than we did 5 years ago because we sold our Vero Beach contract. Not that we are unhappy with DVC, quite the contrary. We're putting that money aside to buy Ko Olina when it opens up (and yes I know we'll have to add more in to purchase it).

DaveH
06-08-2009, 08:10 AM
We own more now. I do not see us adding anymore unless we win a mega lottery and we do not play the lottery. Oh well. The 410 points we now own seems to be enough for us.