View Full Version : New Poll: Tell us all the times you bought points
10-28-2004, 06:14 AM
It is kind of interesting to see how people added points over time: We bought in 150 points at OKW (when they opened up the points for the new buildings) from Disney in August 2000, added on 32 points in July 2002 at BCV (actually we added on earlier, but the official date was July 2002 because that was the official opening of the resort and we were one of the original owners), added on 32 points at OKW (our name finally came up on the waiting list for an add on, and we didn't pass it up) in April 2003, and added on 60 points at HH in October 2004. Wonder what we will add on in 2005, LOL (and kidding,....I think, LOL).
10-28-2004, 06:56 AM
We originally bought 230 OKW points, and then added on 150 more a year later.
10-28-2004, 07:16 AM
original 170pts 11/01
no add-ons (yet)
We started with 150 at BWV in 9/00.
In July, 2001, we added 100 at HH.
In July, 2002, we added 82 at HH.
In July, 2003, we added 100 at HH.
Hmm, whenever SSR went up for sale, we added 100 there.
In May, 2004, we added 150 at SSR.
In Oct, 2004, we sold our original 150 BWV points.
10-28-2004, 07:44 AM
August '03, 200 pts. BWV
Sept. '03, 50 pts. VWL
March '04 150 VB
I think we have what we need, considering a move to Florida is probable in 3-4 years, and we expect to host people in our home for the weekend and then all head out to WDW whatever the season.
10-28-2004, 07:51 AM
Originally bought 240 BWV points
acommodations became smaller as kids grew bigger...
2/04 waitlist came thru for 65 BWV points
but we still needed more...
then came the SSR incentive:
9/04 bought 130 SSR points and
also bought another 60 BWV points while we were talking about it anyway.
current tally: 365 BWV, 130 SSR
Yay Red Sox!
(just one more curse to reverse next Tuesday:teeth: )
10-28-2004, 08:03 AM
We purchased 250 VWL points on Easter Sunday 2001. :teeth:
10-28-2004, 08:33 AM
August 2003- bought 225 SSR points while on vacation
August 2004- 1wk in 2BR @ SSR
Sept 2004-added on 130 more SSR points after vacation
August 2005- 8 days AKL-C and BCV-2BR
Sept. 2005- Possible add-on(would love to get BCV points) after Vacation
Hoping to see a pattern develop!! :teeth:
10-28-2004, 08:38 AM
We bought 150pts at OKW in Sept. 97' and then added on another 100pts at OKW in Nov.97':teeth:
10-28-2004, 08:44 AM
We bought 200 points at BWV about 2 years ago (resale), after renting points from a friend. We decided on that trip that we were buying DVC, but we wanted to buy resale. It worked out great. I think we paid under $70/point for those.
Then, we bought 50 more points at Vero when they were doing some sort of special before it sold out. We bought directly from Disney that time.
10-28-2004, 08:54 AM
Started with 300 Boardwalk Points in January 2000
Added on 100 Vero points in October 2002
I think that should do it for us. :D
10-28-2004, 10:59 AM
May 2000 - Original 230 points at the BWV.
November 2000 - 70 points at the BWV.
March 2002 - 100 points at the BCV
March 2003 - 100 points at the BWV.
Wish for the future - 200 more at the BWV. It is addictive.
For us it was (all at OKW);
Original contract - 210 points, January 1995.
Add on - 40 points, November 1995.
Add on - 50 points, December 1996.
Add on - 150 points, October 2000. This was when OKW had more points available by the removal of the Commodore House (Sales Center).
Add on - 5 contracts of 125 points each, January 2002. This happened when in October/November 2001, I informed our guide that we desired to purchase quite a few more points at OKW (OKW was sold out at this time). After two weeks or so our guide informed us that the points they had for the sold out resorts, accumulated through ROFR, foreclosures, etc. would be made available through a waitlist. We were first on the waitlist and purchased 625 points.
Resale - 300 points, February 2004.
Resale - 300 points, March 2004.
Total to date 1675 all at OKW.
I'm currently shopping for one or two more resale contracts of 200 points or so. The goal is 2800 to 3000 points to allow extended stays at OKW during the winter months...retirement in mid 2007 is fast approaching.
10-28-2004, 01:52 PM
185 BWV in 2000
25 BWV in 2004! Loving it - wish I could get there! :(
10-28-2004, 01:57 PM
Originally bought a resale, closed in January of 2003
196 points March Use Year, Villas at Wilderness Lodge (from Pat Spell at TTS)
29 point add on in May of 2003, same UY (from DVC)
35 point add on Just Yesterday!!!!!!!(from DVC)
Total of 260 points, hopefully this should be enough!!!!
10-28-2004, 01:57 PM
We started a 70 pt resale purchase at OKW in July of 2002 that closed in Sept as a way to "ease" into DVC. We got more interested though and didn't want to wait so in early Aug bought 150 at BCV and then in November they sent out a letter about a price increase so we went ahead and bought 80 more at BCV for a total of 300 pts, 3 contracts, at 2 resorts.
We've been thinking of another add on but I don't know where right now, maybe a VWL or more OKW.
10-28-2004, 01:57 PM
Sept 1999 - 230 BWV
Aug 2001 - 50 VB
Aug 2002 - 50 VB
Oct 2003 - 100 SSR
These points seem to suit our needs right now.
10-28-2004, 02:09 PM
September 2000 - OKW 200 pts
September 2003 - OKW resale - 150 pts
Total 350 pts -
Thinking of adding on another 130-150 pts @ SSR so my inlaws could take advantage of our DVC more. :crazy:
10-28-2004, 03:04 PM
We originally bought 168 points at BWV in August of 2000...but didn't close until October (I think there were a bunch of us in this batch where closing was held up). Then we added 32 points at VWL in May of 2001....before ever using our DVC membership for a stay.
Our first DVC trip was Jan. 2002!
Ideally we'd like to round out our points to a full 200 at each BWV and VWL....but I think the first step will be a 150 point resale at VWL. That won't be for several years, however....I wish it could be sooner, but that's life. We're happy to have what we have.
We bought 210 BWV in Apr. 2004
Added on 200 VWL in Sept. 2004
Added on 65 OKW in Oct. 2004
I would like some more BWV points...but, we are DEFINITELY waiting for awhile. Part of me is "waiting" to hear if any details will be forthcoming concerning a POSSIBLE (probable ;) ) Contemporary resort. I'm not sure if we would rather have there or BWV...but, the 12 extra years would be nice!!
10-28-2004, 05:38 PM
Bought 190 BWV points in Sept 1999
Then, Bought 85 HHI points in Sept 2001
Then, Bought 100 BWV points in July 2003
For a total of:
1. BWV-290 points
2. HHI-85 points
Total: 375 points
That is enough for now, happy with what we got!!!!
10-28-2004, 05:50 PM
Jan 2000 BWV 170 pts
Nov 2000 BWV 30 pts
Feb 2002 BCV 40 pts
Apr 2003 BCV 45 pts
Aug 2003 BCV 100 pts
All direct from Disney as I was a CM so better deal than resale.
10-28-2004, 07:34 PM
200 points December 2000 -> From DVC
70 points July 2001 -> From DVC
210 points August 2002 -> Resale
10-28-2004, 07:58 PM
August 2000 - first purchase of 200 BWV points
2 weeks later...100 BWV points
August 2001 - 100 HH points
Sometime in 2002 (can't remember!) 65 HH points
10-28-2004, 08:16 PM
April 2002 - OKW 230 Point resale with 230 banked points.
Thought that was plenty. Until...we bought AP's this past Feb with the intent of three trips before they expire (DH's idea :earseek: !!). We figure a 40-50 point add-on will allow us to: buy AP's; use three times in a twelve month period; wait 12-13 months and start all over again.
- Sharon, who can't believe she's caught the add-on madness!!:crazy:
10-28-2004, 09:19 PM
We originally bought 170 pts at VWL site unseen in Dec '01
Then added 50 more(still site unseen) in Apr '02
Recently added 130 more. We were looking at a 50 pt addon but they had the 130, so why not?
10-28-2004, 11:02 PM
We made our 1st purchase in March 2004 for 225 points at SSR
We just did an add on for an additional 135 points at SSR
We couldn't even make it a year. Just couldn't resist that add on bug!!;)
10-29-2004, 01:01 AM
FWIW, we are more susceptible to timeshare (or vacation club if you prefer) decisions in July than other times of the year.
While not DVC, our first purchase was July 2000, our next July 2001, another in July 2003. There were add-ons and one oddly-timed February acquisition wedged between the major events.
We finally agreed to tack-on a DVC contract in January of this year. While hoping for a BWV resale ... we instead signed the Mickeys for SSR in April ... which closed in (get this) ... July 2004.
10-29-2004, 07:41 AM
After much research and discussion on how many points we would require, we purchased a 200 pt. BWV contract in June, 2004. Then we started planning, which led to a 109 pt. BWV add-on in July. So we planned some more (those @%&# point tracking programs!) and that led to a 123 pt. BCV add-on in August.
Thankfully, we went to HH in September for our first DVC trip, distracting us from planning our 2009 vacations and the inevitable decision to add more points.
We bought 200 pts in BCV during our visit in August 2002. (contracts were actually signed in September)
Added on SSR 100 pts when they first opened
Added on SSR another 100 pts about 3 months after that.
10-29-2004, 08:35 AM
Goodness! My little 175 pts at SSR seem so small next to all of you!
We're closing in March 2005 with our first trip in May.
.....and yes, I've already got the add-on addiction....money is the only issue!
10-29-2004, 11:35 AM
Our original contract was 230 at OKW back in 1992 when that was the minimum. I bought sight unseen (except for Disney Magazine advertisment)after a very complicated pregnancy followed by a preemie that kept me away from my beloved WDW for almost 2 years.
I was always borrowing so added on 55 OKW around 97.
Made the mistake (haha) of stopping at HH and falling in love with it on our way home in Aug of 99 and added on 165 before we left.
On our next trip to HH (2000?) added on 66 to give us enough for 6 nites in a 2br in summer.
Finally bought 75 at BWV in 2000 so I would have the 11 month window for F&W.
Added on 100 at BWV in 2002 (I think) after starting to buy at BCV but changing my mind after a visit there.
So 12 years later I have 691 points, and the kids are growing up so that means more trips for me until they present me with grandbabies and the cycle starts all over again.
I love my DVC!
10-29-2004, 03:37 PM
We are all OKW, just can't get enough of the place!!
230 in 1991
25 in 1994
50 in 1996
150 in 2004
10-29-2004, 05:02 PM
bought 200 BWV points Nov. '03
add - on 60 BWV points Oct. '04
If I keep this up, I'll have 540 more points by '13! :blush:
Hope I can find a cure for the add-on bug.
10-29-2004, 06:28 PM
We bought 150 points at BWV in 1999 just before I got pregnant with my first child and added on 150 points at BWV in 2003 when I got pregnant with my second child.
10-30-2004, 09:06 PM
HH 2002 200pts.
SSR 2004 130 pts
10-30-2004, 10:11 PM
150 VB in Oct, 2000
100 BCV in March, 2002
100 VWL in May 2003
I think this is where we need to be right now as far as total number of points goes, although there are times I wish the mix was different.
10-31-2004, 10:24 AM
We purchased 160 SSR points in October 2003 and then added 25 more SSR points in May 2004.
Total: 185 SSR points.
We bought all of our points in the summer of 2002
BCV 45 add on
OKW 300 resale
11-01-2004, 10:36 AM
We bought 220 pt's at VWL 2001 and then we added on at SSR 130 pt's this year 2004 and now we're in the process of adding on another 150 pt's at SSR (can't pass up that extra 12 yr's) so that would give us 500 pt's. still not enough though I think 750 would be Ideal, ;) (maybe)::yes::
11-01-2004, 03:06 PM
We initially bought 200 points at VWL in February, 2002. In July, 2003, we added 200 more at BCV. Last weekend, we bought an additional 650 at SSR.
Total points = 1,050.
11-01-2004, 03:11 PM
100 point Resale for OKW 12/03.
130 point add on for SSR 9/04.
Next, I need to my sister to take her family, catch the bug, and let them buy points. :teeth:
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