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browniemtb
03-20-2010, 11:15 AM
Well our new planner came in today........oh wait just the empty box came in. Apparently the post office stamped it received with no contents. It appears to be a failure of the adhesive on the cardboard, box was wide open. I hope for Disney's sake that this is not going to be a failure of many deliveries. I emailed MS to see if they can mail out a new copy......hope they can.

Kuzco
03-20-2010, 11:31 AM
Wow, how disappointing. Hopefully you can get a new planner! :thumbsup2

zulaya
03-20-2010, 11:34 AM
How big a box?

Are we talking a thick planner?

Or a thin one like the 2010 insert we got last year?

arthur06
03-20-2010, 11:54 AM
wish my mailman would get here with mine!

browniemtb
03-20-2010, 01:27 PM
How big a box?

Are we talking a thick planner?

Or a thin one like the 2010 insert we got last year?

The big planner........

disneychic
03-20-2010, 03:09 PM
Ug! I'd hate for that to happen! You get all excited to see that it's arrived and for it to be EMPTY!!!! It would have put me in a mood for the rest of the day! :mad:

Donna M
03-20-2010, 03:10 PM
My box was open too, but the planner was in there. The adhesive was very weak. The planner is the same size as all the other ones with the 2011 points in a pull out section in the back.

The planner is 2010 which is kind of late IMHO, we have already taken our 2010 vacation and I'm thinking about 2011 and 2012!

But I do love looking through it eventhough there really isn't anything new. All the resorts are there.

Corinne
03-20-2010, 04:18 PM
Our planner arrived today....have not had time to look through it yet, but I will soon!! :)

JaxDisneyFans
03-20-2010, 04:31 PM
No planner here yet in northeast Florida.:confused3

Girlie1
03-20-2010, 05:05 PM
Still waiting in CT:rolleyes1

Donna M
03-20-2010, 06:40 PM
Looks like the northeast gets the planners first.

TomD
03-20-2010, 06:54 PM
got mine today also :)

surfergirl602
03-20-2010, 06:58 PM
wait... what planner? We only bought in Sept, so I'm curious as to what you all are talking about. I loooove planning. lol

princessfionasmom
03-20-2010, 07:43 PM
I got mine today too and had the opposite affect, the box was really hard to open, it actually took me about 5 minutes to get it opened! Made my day to get it!

Connears
03-20-2010, 09:33 PM
Just got ours today..I actually think its a real waste of our dvc $$$. The website has the same info. The small point chart book to use as a non-electronic reference would have been fine. The HUGE planner book is more of a marketing tool and we already own...just my thoughts. I love being a dvc member, have since we joined in 1994, but I think this is not a good use of our money.

Connears

CarolMN
03-21-2010, 07:51 AM
Just got ours today..I actually think its a real waste of our dvc $$$. The website has the same info. The small point chart book to use as a non-electronic reference would have been fine. The HUGE planner book is more of a marketing tool and we already own...just my thoughts. I love being a dvc member, have since we joined in 1994, but I think this is not a good use of our money.

ConnearsI've posted this before, but it doesn't hurt to repeat it.

I was told (and believe the person who told me) that the planner is paid for by the Developer. It is indeed a marketing piece and NOT paid for by member dues.

That said, I think they could save a lot of money if they would let us opt out of getting it. Like you, I get my info from the members' website and the DIS (& more quickly, too).

athenna
03-21-2010, 08:39 AM
Nothing yet here, North of Boston...But I dont really care...It's March 2010 already???? I already taken 2 '10 trips and the 3rd one is booked.
They should be sendibg out '11 planners in March, not '10.

DisneyTravelers2008
03-21-2010, 08:42 AM
You guys have to fill me in...wht are you talking about? A "Planner"? Im a relatively new DVC member...is it a DVC thing? Does it come to you automatically or do you have to request one?

MommaluvsDis
03-21-2010, 09:00 AM
The planner is a catalog type book that has all DVC information in it, point charts, booking info, Member Services contact info, etc.. Usually by the time we get them, they're a little out dated!

I wish they'd go back to the binders and send out insert pages for it.

lodgelady
03-21-2010, 09:52 PM
The planner is 2010 which is kind of late IMHO, we have already taken our 2010 vacation and I'm thinking about 2011 and 2012!

But I do love looking through it eventhough there really isn't anything new. All the resorts are there.

I agree! This has been the trend these past few years. Planners used to be for planning AHEAD a year or two. They are fun to look through, but not very useful anymore.

princessfionasmom
03-21-2010, 10:01 PM
I read at some point that they used to give out binders which I would much prefer. I have the new book as I previously posted but would rather have a nice binder and print up my new point charts from the member site. Don't get me wrong, I really liked getting it in the mail as I wasn't expecting it and I love getting Disney stuff but I agree with PP that it would be nice to be able to opt out of received the books for those who do not want to receive them.

hmillerbarilla
03-21-2010, 10:32 PM
Maybe mine will come tomorrow. Yay!:yay:

But I agree, it should be the 2011 planner--I have three 2010 trips booked by this time. ;)

Lost boy
03-22-2010, 08:10 AM
Mine came Sat. box was opened, no planner inside, what a waste. Maybe there,s a ton of DVC postal workers that are nabbing the planners because they haven't gotten theirs yet.

Luckymommyx2
03-22-2010, 08:53 AM
I haven't received mine yet. I would hope that one of these years Disney will go back to a binder or catch up with the correct year. Sending out 2010 planners are such a waste considering that we're a quarter through the year and most DVC vacations needed to be booked already. :confused:

velrox
03-22-2010, 12:25 PM
Well our new planner came in today........oh wait just the empty box came in. Apparently the post office stamped it received with no contents. It appears to be a failure of the adhesive on the cardboard, box was wide open. I hope for Disney's sake that this is not going to be a failure of many deliveries. I emailed MS to see if they can mail out a new copy......hope they can.

Just noticed that you are in MA as well. We got the same empty box.:confused3

JasonDVC
03-22-2010, 12:32 PM
Just noticed that you are in MA as well. We got the same empty box.:confused3

I just got mine today :thumbsup2 and while the box was open, the planner andf greeting card was inside. I don't know if anything else was supposed to be in there

browniemtb
03-22-2010, 01:53 PM
Maybe New England postal workers are beating up the boxes.......MS is suppose to send out a new planner at some point. No big rush for us even though we enjoy looking through it.

disneychic
03-22-2010, 03:16 PM
Got my planner in today's mail :cool1:

hopare
03-22-2010, 04:02 PM
We are in New England and we got it today. As fun as it is to look at the pictures, it is a bit of a waste:confused3 our vacations are all planned already!

pyrxtc
03-22-2010, 04:13 PM
In NH and got mine last week. very disappointed in the point reallocation (again). Makes me consider selling my points since it ruined my reason for buying in. I could vacation cheaper buy having two value rooms now that the kids are older and can be in a separate room from us (adjoining but separate) since we don't cook in the room anyways and be able to take advantage of all the deals they send out.

I've almost had my fill of Disney and there are so many other places I want to go but don't have the money since we are paying off DVC. I am thinking of renting out my next two years points and using the money to go on a different vacation.

browniemtb
03-28-2010, 07:02 AM
Well MS was very quick to get me a new planner but unfortunately it was a 2009 planner. They actually sent me one that was already out of date and pretty much useless. When I contacted MS again they said that they do realize they sent a 2009 but the 2010-11 extra copies are not available yet. To be honest they should have saved the postage and told me that the first time. Now I have to contact them in late April to get a new copy........well off to go beat myself up on my mountain bike. Everyone have a great day!

hmillerbarilla
03-28-2010, 10:23 AM
I live in the Chicago suburbs and still haven't recieved mine. I keep checking the mail!:rolleyes: