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Old 11-13-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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2012 Points?

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We're ready to get back into DVC! Now my question.

Due to certain circumstances, we've chosen to buy back in direct on a low number of points, then buy a larger resale in the future. Long story there, but anyways....

If we buy back in before the end of this year....will we be eligible to get 2012 points? I cannot remember how the date situation works.

Thanks for any help you can give me with this.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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Pick your UY based on which one gives you protection should you have to cancel a vacation.

If you are buying during the current year you will get current points, not next UY points. Guides try to make it seem like they are giving you a perk when in reality, they are giving you what you paid for.

Don't forget about the Chase Visa 6 months interest free and breaking up your contract into 50 point contracts.

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Old 11-13-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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Thanks Bill and drusba!

That was probably my situation...confusing use year with calendar year.
I don't think use year will affect us all that much...we did have a December Use Year last time.
Thanks for the help and information!
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:37 PM   #4
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When you purchase directly from Disney, they start you off with a full set of current UY points. If you purchase a Dec UY contract between now and Nov 30, you would start with Dec 2011 UY points because those contracts are still in their 2011 UY until the end of November. For all other UYs, you would start with 2012 UY points if purchasing anytime between now and the end of the UY in question. If you purchase a Dec UY contract after Nov 30, 2012 (but before Dec 1, 2013) your first set of points will be the Dec 2012 UY points.

If a December UY works for you, that would be a great one to buy since you get an extra year's worth of points if you purchase before the end of November. For all other UYs, it's too late to get the 2011 points. Being so close to the end of the Dec 2011 UY, they may already be out of current UY points.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:06 AM   #5
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Pick your UY based on which one gives you protection should you have to cancel a vacation.

If you are buying during the current year you will get current points, not next UY points. Guides try to make it seem like they are giving you a perk when in reality, they are giving you what you paid for.

Don't forget about the Chase Visa 6 months interest free and breaking up your contract into 50 point contracts.

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Why would you want to break up into multiple 50 point contracts? (Seriously curious. If end of year bonus is what I'm hoping for, I want to be ready to pull the trigger and not mess up lol)
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:13 AM   #6
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Why would you want to break up into multiple 50 point contracts? (Seriously curious. If end of year bonus is what I'm hoping for, I want to be ready to pull the trigger and not mess up lol)
In case you want to sell down the line, then 50 point contracts sell more quickly and go for a higher price than 150+ point contracts. Its just a precaution ... even 75-100 point contracts are more desirable than the larger ones.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:25 AM   #7
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Thanks taaren. I would have never thought about that. Funny that I'm looking at TTS listings but hadn't even considered my own resale. I guess for me, I'm thinking that a smaller contract wouldn't get much in terms of stay length/room size for our family so it didn't occur to me to buy any way but one larger contract.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:28 AM   #8
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Why would you want to break up into multiple 50 point contracts? (Seriously curious. If end of year bonus is what I'm hoping for, I want to be ready to pull the trigger and not mess up lol)
Smaller contracts of the same UY and resort book as if they are one larger contract but there are benefits that many don't know about.

What if the 250 points that you buy end up being too many a few years down the road. With a 250 point contract, you would have to sell the 250 points. With 5 - 50 point contracts you could sell just 50.

Another reason is that you could leave the 50 point contracts to each of your 5 kids.

Another reason is that small contracts are easier to sell and at a higher price than larger contracts. We just sold 8 contracts, the longest took 3 days from listing to sale.

Another reason is what if you end up not liking your resort as much a few years down the road. You could sell a couple of the 50 point contracts and buy at the resort you really like. Every other year you could book at one of your 2 resorts at 11 months.

You can get contracts of any size buying direct, 50 pointers are a good size and they sell fast because plenty of owners would like to buy an extra 50 points at resale prices. If you are paying Disney's inflated prices, you might as well take advantage of the smaller contracts.

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Old 11-14-2012, 02:08 AM   #9
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I mostly agree with what has been posted about smaller contracts when buying direct - although it's changed a bit in the past few years because DVC charges closing costs on each contract. It's not a lot but I think it negates some of the argument of doing this because you can sell them for more. That's also because on the back end there are fees to be paid on each contract no matter what the size. Flexibility is still a plus though.

And when buying resale it also can be a bit different when you're the buyer. It's apparent that sellers look for more $'s per point on the smaller contracts so you can often get the larger contracts for a lower price per point. So if you get a little less when you sell on the back end it is likely to even out.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:27 AM   #10
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Hi op,

We did a small add-on yesterday via direct and the 2012 points were loaded same day. I asked if I purchased hypothetically on the date of my banking deadline and they said the 2012 points could be banked too. The minimum is 25 and yes you will get 2012 points.

We've been waiting for resale for those bitty size contracts in our UY, but yes they get snatched up instantly. So had to do direct in our case.

Good luck to you and enjoy many more magical stays!
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:16 PM   #11
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For any resort already open, DVD is usually selling contracts that start some months before the month you buy and thus you would necessarily get 2012 points if you buy in Dec 2012, possibly points starting in Aug or Sep 2012.
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Interesting that Disney would take this position. They aren't out anything, they just took your points back and added them to the pot and resold them again.

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Probably because when you buy direct, you only have to put up a few hundred dollars and they will give you several weeks to pay the rest of closing. But your points are immediately credited. So, you could use all your points in those few weeks and then just give up the contract. The initial few hundred dollars will be significantlly cheaper than rack rate, renting points etc. Disney now knows you are a risk.
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Probably because when you buy direct, you only have to put up a few hundred dollars and they will give you several weeks to pay the rest of closing. But your points are immediately credited. So, you could use all your points in those few weeks and then just give up the contract. The initial few hundred dollars will be significantlly cheaper than rack rate, renting points etc. Disney now knows you are a risk.
I could understand how something like this could happen.

To clarify, that was never our intention, and the amount of our payments did pretty much pay for a 210 point contract with Disney....they were just spread out through various contracts. Again, i know we were in the wrong when all was said and done, but it wasn't our intention to score a quick deal using points like that mentioned above. I would have hoped Disney would have seen our record to realize that. What they told us is their stance on the situation...we'll move on and do what we can.
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