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TabZ 04-17-2013 06:43 AM

DVC Tours
 
Sorry everyone not sure if this is the right forum to be posting this in, but I was wondering if anyone has recently done the DVC tour? I'd love to tour Boardwalk!

Are they offering any incentives to do the tour at the moment?

TIA xx

WebmasterDoc 04-17-2013 06:51 AM

The actual DVC sales presentation is offered at the SSR sales center. You can sign up for the tour at any of the DVC kiosks located in all of the Theme Parks, Resorts and at DD. DVC will provide transportation to/from the tour and child care is provided during the presentation.

There is a model available to see at BWV - enter from the boardwalk itself next to Jellyrolls.

I'm not aware of any current incentives - but you will get some ice cream at the end of the tour at the SSR Sales Center. At times they have offered gift cards, FastPasses, etc for taking the tour but those perks come and go.

Enjoy! :)

chalee94 04-17-2013 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by WebmasterDoc (Post 48128469)
There is a model available to see at BWV - enter from the boardwalk itself next to Jellyrolls.

i don't think anyone has ever even gotten ice cream at the BW model...that part is not really a sales tour. you can see the model and the DVC reps there can help set you up on a tour...but they are not actively selling BWV so no incentives for looking at that model.

just FYI to the OP.

cm8 04-17-2013 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by TabZ (Post 48128415)
Sorry everyone not sure if this is the right forum to be posting this in, but I was wondering if anyone has recently done the DVC tour? I'd love to tour Boardwalk!

Are they offering any incentives to do the tour at the moment?

TIA xx

In March, the incentive to tour DVC was $100 gc for those staying at the GF. Not sure about other resorts :confused3

sol2338 04-17-2013 08:33 AM

Planning on taking the tour early next month. We have decided that resale is the way to go for us. Do you mention that to the guide? Do you bring up resale at all?
I've been thru the tour years ago. I just want the 3 other people that would be purchasing with me to go thru it to get more information.

disneynutz 04-17-2013 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by sol2338 (Post 48129381)
Planning on taking the tour early next month. We have decided that resale is the way to go for us. Do you mention that to the guide? Do you bring up resale at all?
I've been thru the tour years ago. I just want the 3 other people that would be purchasing with me to go thru it to get more information.

Sure, go ahead and tell the guy who's time you are waisting that you don't intend to pay him. :goodvibes

If you have already made up your mind to buy resale then why bother with the tour? The info is all slanted to make you buy direct and it will probably just confuse the resale buying issue.

:earsboy: Bill

sol2338 04-17-2013 09:38 AM

Never thought about that I would be wasting their time. We would just really like to see the models.
While I know the differences between direct and resale, they don't. I want them to fully understand what won't be available to them if we buy resale.

chalee94 04-17-2013 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by sol2338 (Post 48130024)
Never thought about that I would be wasting their time. We would just really like to see the models.
While I know the differences between direct and resale, they don't. I want them to fully understand what won't be available to them if we buy resale.

"guides" are NOT there to "guide" you, they are just salespeople with a fancy disney name. they get paid if you buy direct and don't make anything if you buy resale. (as a result, some will start lying and saying you cannot use resale pts for RCI trades...others will just be kind of annoyed with you.)

to "fully understand" the direct options, make sure to look at how many points it takes to exchange for cruises, etc...

disneynutz 04-17-2013 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by sol2338 (Post 48130024)
Never thought about that I would be wasting their time. We would just really like to see the models.
While I know the differences between direct and resale, they don't. I want them to fully understand what won't be available to them if we buy resale.

Disney over the years has spent millions of dollars training their sales people and setting the perfect stage to make sales. They feed you, give you drinks, play music, and make you feel like they are your best friend. You deserve to be a DVC owner, if you love your family you will buy direct. If you buy resale you won't get full benefits.

From the DVC website: "Real estate interests must be purchased directly from Disney Vacation Development, Inc. in order to have access to the full portfolio of vacation destinations".

Do you really want to run the risk of the guide converting any of the 3 other people?

:earsboy: Bill

fortheloveofminnie 04-17-2013 11:50 AM

I had decided (99.9%) to buy resale before I took my DVC tour and I NEVER felt like I was wasting the guide's time at all. I had many reasons for taking the tour: 1) I had never been to SSR and was considering it as a possible home resort 2) I wanted to tour the model for Aulani and get more info about that resort since I hope to use my points there every few years and 3) Since I had done plenty of research ahead of time I wasn't at all concerned my guide would convince me to change my mind and buy direct. However, to be 100% sure (instead of 99.9% sure) that resale was the way to go I personally needed to take the tour. It was a piece of mind thing for me. If I'm going to spend 10s of thousands of dollars on something, I don't want any doubts. Also, I let them know ahead of time that I was considering resale AND that I wasn't going to buy anything on that day. And my guide was great. He never tried to mislead me in any way. In fact, after discussing things for a few minutes he agreed resale was the best choice for me. He also then asked me to listen to the reasons why I sould consider direct. All of them were legitimate, but like many resale buyers just not important to me.

So if you want to take the tour, go for it. Just make sure you are prepared.

LisaS 04-17-2013 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by sol2338 (Post 48129381)
Planning on taking the tour early next month. We have decided that resale is the way to go for us. Do you mention that to the guide? Do you bring up resale at all?
I've been thru the tour years ago. I just want the 3 other people that would be purchasing with me to go thru it to get more information.

That's like going to your local brick and mortar electronics store, asking the sales person to help you pick out a new TV and telling them "by the way I won't be buying it here, I'm going to purchase online".

Hearing that you plan to purchase on the resale market, the guide will either lose interest in talking with you or will say things to try to scare you away from the resale market. In other words, you are not likely to get good information from the DVC salesperson once you make it clear he/she will be wasting time talking with you.

ETA: I learned more here on the DIS than I did from any DVC guide.

disneynutz 04-17-2013 01:51 PM

Depending on how long the Guide has been selling and how many sales they close, spending time with a prospect and not closing can count against them. They have a quota to maintain. Same thing with the ASA's in the parks and resorts that set up the sales meetings. If they send a non qualified prospect to the sales center, it counts against them.

If you make contact and insist that all you want to do is look at the model, they will probably send you to the models with an ASA or runner and not waste the Guides time.

DVD is in the business of selling, not touring.

:earsboy: Bill

theguda 04-17-2013 01:52 PM

As someone who works in sales I think taking a person's time when you know you're not going to buy from them is disrespectful. Even if you tell them up front, they're probably still obligated by Disney to give you the tour. That person makes money by selling people DVC contracts and it's not fair to waste their time if you're going the resale route. Do unto others....

Deb & Bill 04-17-2013 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by sol2338 (Post 48129381)
... I just want the 3 other people that would be purchasing with me to go thru it to get more information.

If you are putting four people on the deed and purchasing together, know that if any one of you file bankruptcy or have financial issues or gets involved with a divorce or other legal issue, the timeshare will become an issue.

Spouses, yes. Family members or friends, no.

But if you are in a plural marriage....

bakerworld 04-20-2013 07:27 AM

The Model Area at SSR use to have specific times of day that you could just walk thru - like the open house at BWV. That way you wouldn't be wasting the sales person 'commission' time. We saw the AKL and BLT model there. Now I think is the AKL and Aulani. I think there was a mock up of the Tree houses also.


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