View Full Version : How much did DVC points cost when you bought?

09-09-2003, 09:08 PM
We paid $75.00 a point when we bought in early 2002 for our initial 150 points. Then in March 2002 we added 60 more at $75.00 a point. Then we added 50 and 25 more later at $84.00 a point (ouch).

I know some of you had free passes in the beginning. That is so amazing!

09-09-2003, 09:21 PM

09-09-2003, 10:08 PM

09-09-2003, 10:24 PM
62.75, Wish I would have gotten a lot more at that time.

09-09-2003, 10:28 PM
I'm not exactly sure but I delieve $65 a point for the first 300 BWV. Maybe $68-$69 for another 150 at BCV and am just getting 150 points at OKW for net around $74. It has gone up each time but not too much.
Whatever it was exactly it was nowhere close to what Richyams and Gail have done. I salute you guys for helping us newbies get here today. If you hadn't we might not be discussing it, right?
Littlestar, welcome aboard!

09-09-2003, 10:29 PM
230 pts at 58 - OKW Resale + closing costs.

150 pts at 65 - OKW Resale + closing costs (December 2002)

160 pts at 74 - BCV ($84 - $10 MB) - August 2003 (no closing costs)


I would like a few more LOL BUT everytime I buy; I get laid off. Maybe I will ask for Pixie Dust first next time ;)

09-09-2003, 10:49 PM
Wow Gail and Richyams, $51 a point!

We didn't know about DVC until 2001. I wish we would of known about DVC sooner.

09-09-2003, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by littlestar
Wow Gail and Richyams, $51 a point!

We didn't know about DVC until 2001. I wish we would of known about DVC sooner.

I was just lucky to have seen in on my trip in 91 and almost as soon as it was available to CT residents, I joined. It was 2/14/92, the last valentine's gift my former husband gave me.
Sad, sad, sad.

09-10-2003, 12:17 AM
Dh and I have been kicking ourselves for not buying years ago when the price was low and passes were included. Oh well, better late than never! We bought BCV @ $72.00 with the 'buy back' feature.
Wow, Richyams and Gail....I wish I had bought back when we first thought about it.

09-10-2003, 04:14 AM
$53 or 54 in 93 :D

09-10-2003, 05:58 AM
All of our pts(600) were @ $65 pt.........and all through DVC.

09-10-2003, 06:51 AM
I think our first points were $62.50 and our add on was $65.

09-10-2003, 06:52 AM

09-10-2003, 07:02 AM
$72 and our resale on was $67 (inc closing).

Lisa F
09-10-2003, 07:07 AM
We paid $65 but used magical beginnings and had to pay pro-rated dues (6 months worth) on the points we sold back under the old MB system, so I always say $57/point. That number looks so good now :)


09-10-2003, 07:12 AM
Joined 12/1/91 at $51.00 a point. :D

09-10-2003, 07:12 AM
All of our points are at $65. Bought 300 at Boardwalk in Jan. of 2000, then bought 100 point add-on at Vero in October of 2002 (which was $65 a point after magical beginnings).

09-10-2003, 07:19 AM
I joined yesterday and paid $79 for Saratoga Springs with no closing costs. Full price soon to be $89.

Cannot wait to come home next Christmas.

It certainly seems that it will still be a bargain in years to come, and for those at $51, I bet they wish they had bought so many more points.

09-10-2003, 07:20 AM
Our average price is $69.51 or $1.76 if you are calculating points acquired over remaining term of contracts.

09-10-2003, 08:08 AM

$74 for BCV in June 2003 I thought it was a good deal but $50 or $60 would have been better. Those of you who got that price, good for you!!

Allison an associate
Offically DVC 7/23/03

09-10-2003, 08:11 AM
Joined two years ago. VWL points cost $75 per point.

Bought a resale last year....BWV at $62 a point, plus closing costs which made it closer to $67 a point.

09-10-2003, 08:19 AM
WOW! you all did great I bought in Dec 02. I paid $80.00 for my 150 VWL points and 50 HHI points. No buy back offer then. Now considering buying SSR at 79 with Disney discount.

09-10-2003, 08:25 AM
$51.00 sounds about right....we bought in 1992.....

Disney Doll
09-10-2003, 08:36 AM
Either $62.50 or $64.50...I don't remember exactly.

Chuck S
09-10-2003, 08:46 AM
Another long term member at $51 per point.

09-10-2003, 08:55 AM
We purchased a resale in April of 1999 (250 pts OKW).
It had banked points and included the park passes until the end of the year. The savings we had in three trips (plus loaning my brother points) before the end of the year in my opinion paid for almost half my inital investment. We paid $55.00 a point!

I had been looking into DVC before my purchase and I believe at that point (1999) was one of the best opportunities out there. BWV were fairly new so OKW resales were not in that demand and a lot of people were selling contracts that included the passes , I think they had owned for 8 or so years and just couldn't envision going and having to pay for park admission.

09-10-2003, 09:00 AM
We paid $62.75 a point through DVC at BWV in 98 and then did a re-sale at OKW in 2002 at $58 a point.

09-10-2003, 09:09 AM
We paid $62.75. We were at the Poly in 92 and saw the construction and went past the DVC sales desk, but thinking it was just a regular timeshare didn't inquire. Big mistake. Wish they had been a LITTLE more aggressive in getting your attention. If we knew how it worked and that you got the free passes, we probably would have bought then.

09-10-2003, 01:31 PM
Just Bought BCV at $79 a point after taking partial credit for MB.

I really did not know about DVC either until these boards, even though I saw the kiosks in the parks.

They really should knock you over the head and make you sign against your will, because you don't know any better!!!:D
I'm giving the Mouse Power of Attorney!

Can someone please give a history on the Free Park Admission!! That sounds like a good trivia question!

"In what years, did DVC offer it's members Free Park Admission"

09-10-2003, 02:55 PM
Purchased 180 pts at BWV couple months ago @ $74 per point with MB.

Like many, many others, wished we would've joined sooner. But even at the lower prices, don't know if we could've afforded it when it first became available.

Also, like many, many others, now faced with trying to figure out how to add on more; and haven't used point one yet:D!


09-10-2003, 03:10 PM
450 at BWV for $65 + closing costs 9/03

09-10-2003, 06:25 PM
Here is average point price per year adjusted using all the great detail PamOKW has collected:

1991 $48.94
1992 $52.88
1993 $56.75
1994 $59.30
1995 $62.13
1996 $62.75
1997 $62.75
1998 $62.75
1999 $65.00
2000 $66.25
2001 $73.54
2002 $78.25
2003 $84.00
2004 $84.00 (then $89 or $95 on 5/9/04?)

2003 $81.05 ($79 pre-opening, then $84 on 11/1/03)
2004 $84, then $89 on 3/5/04, then $95 on 5/9/04

09-10-2003, 06:37 PM
SSR $79/point with pre-construction offer.

Jim C-
I like the "DVC I" versus "DVC II" phase denotation.

living la vida mickey
09-10-2003, 08:13 PM
$53 in 1993 and worth every penny!!!!

09-10-2003, 09:27 PM
My resale contracts,all with banked points. After renting the points and combining, I averaged about $56.00 pp. This was last winter. Then Disney went crazy with ROFR and pushed the prices up. I saved a lot of money by going resale. The only way to go as far as I'm concerned.

09-10-2003, 09:38 PM

That was one mighty fine Valentine's Day gift!

By the way, thanks for all your posts over on the Transportation board. You have helped me a lot when it comes to renting a car.

Terry S
09-10-2003, 10:37 PM
Most of my points were $70 ppt during the BCV pre-sale.

Johnnie Fedora
09-10-2003, 11:15 PM
We own at three resorts, and did MB with some and list price with others. Avg price per point ended up being $69.00. :)

09-10-2003, 11:23 PM
We picked up ours in March 2003 for $84 ( I think ).

Going back in Dec and looking to add 100 more, but now the BCV are sold out.... :(

I guess we will have to settle for pre-sale.... hehehe.

BTW.... Anyone know what the current promo is? I can not get the info from a cast member until we are there.... Something about dumb local laws....

Thanks All.

09-11-2003, 12:18 AM
We purchased an OKW 250 point contract via resale in June 2000 @ $53 per point plus closing costs.

Like most others, we wished we had bought more !

09-11-2003, 08:32 AM
$51 in Jan 92, thanks to Clarry Trice and Gail Hayden in the old Prodigy travel board.

09-11-2003, 11:16 AM
$66 BWV May 2002 then $74 at BWV add-on May 2003

09-11-2003, 04:14 PM
$62.75 for the first 210 points at OKW purchased in July 1995.
$56.00 for the 230 point resale at OKW purchased in late 1999.
(although if you figure in the closing costs, it was closer to $58)

Like many others, my only regret is that I didn't buy more points sooner, although the resale experience in 1999 helped ease some of the pain of the initial purchase.

Did I mention that my resale had all of the 1999 points intact when I purchased it. :teeth:

09-11-2003, 05:16 PM
$54 and $56 (thanks to Gail Hayden and a lot of other folks back then who did a lot of research).

09-11-2003, 07:16 PM

First Original sale from Disney 175 $62.75 in 1999

Resale 2001 136 $66 plus closing $68

Just started to purchase another resale....????

09-12-2003, 05:41 AM
My initial purchase and all add-ons were between $65 and $72 a point, bought between 2000 and 2002.

09-12-2003, 01:58 PM
$62.50 per point in 1998

09-12-2003, 02:25 PM
$67 in 7/2000 & $75 in 4/2001

From a previous posting

Point Cost History (compiled with input from DIS Board posters)
Pre-Construction - $48(? pt. minimum)
Oct. 7, 1991 - OKW Opens $51
Dec. '91 - $51
Jan. '92 -$51 (230 pt. minimum)
Feb. '92 - $51
July-Aug. '92 - $54.50
11/1/92 - Official date raised to $56
May '93 - $56 (190 pt. minimum)
July '93 - $57.50
Jan. '94 - $57.50 (190 pt. minimum)
March '94 - Announce Newport, CA plans
April '94 - $59 Increase in June announced
6/15/94 - Official date raised to $60.50
Nov. '94 -Approx. date raised to $61.50
7/1/95 - Official date raised to $62.75 October '95 - Vero Opens
March '96 - HHI Opens
May '96 - $62.75
July '96 - BWV Opens
May '97 - $62.75 (150 pt. minimum)
May '98 - $62.75
1998 - OKW Sells-out
1998 - Announce WLV
Jan. '99 - $65
Oct. '99 - $65 (notice of OKW selling out)
Mid-May 2000 - Official date to $67
June 2000 - $67
Nov. 2000 - WLV Opens (sales start Dec.)
Mid-Jan. 2001 - Official date raised to $72
March 2001 an increase to $75 announced for June
March? 2002 Begin sales of BCV
June 2002 -- $80 per point
Dec 1, 2002 -- $84 per point (announced early Oct.)
Aug 4, 2003 -- $89 per point (SSR Sales begin with $10 discount = $74) with expiration in 2053.

09-12-2003, 06:41 PM
My original contract in 1996 was at $62.75 a point but all my add ons if you include magical beginnings, came to about $48 a point with a cm discount. if i'd have bought a little sooner, would have got the passes. i thought it was for rich people, lol.:rolleyes:

09-14-2003, 04:09 PM
Had to pull out my old docs. Our bill of sale was for May 31, 1994 and it was $59. Of course with the tickets included it was a steal even then. Especially, since our add-on at BCV is at $75.

09-14-2003, 05:33 PM
$55 with passes

09-14-2003, 07:38 PM
We bought resale at OKW back in April 2000 and paid $52/pt. What a difference 3 years makes. We just wish we would have done it sooner!!!!!!

09-14-2003, 07:43 PM
$60.50 in Sept 1994

bought 210 points because that was what we were told was the minimum. I guess it went up from 190 for a while before it dropped to 150.

09-14-2003, 10:45 PM
Bought 300 BWV points for $62.50 then did 200 point add on 11 months later for $65.00 in 98 and 99

09-16-2003, 11:55 AM
$55.25 in October 1999 at the BWV and an Add-On at VWL in the fall of 2000 for $56.95, both with my CM discount. :)

Best purchases I ever made!!