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Old 03-24-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Question Buying from DVC vs Resale

I seriously feel like an idoit with this stuff. Every time I think that I have it figured out, I realize there's more stuff that I don't know.

I saw a thread the other day about points purchased via resale cannot be used on Disney Cruise and at certain resorts. Can someone clarify? Exactly what are the differences b/t buying directly from Disney or resale?
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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resales YES:

DVC resorts
RCI trades
Club Intrawest trades
Club Cordial trades

resales NO:

disney cruises trades
disney hotel trades (poly, POFQ, etc.)
adv by disney trades
concierge collection trades

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Members who purchase from anyone other than Disney Vacation Development, Inc., on or after March 21, 2011, will not be eligible to use those Vacation Points to make reservations within the Concierge Collection, the Disney Collection or the Adventurer Collection. Those Vacation Points will instead be valid only for reservations at Disney Vacation Club resorts, as well as for RCI® exchanges, Club Cordial and Club Intrawest.

The affected collections are special Member benefits programs offered by Disney Vacation Development, Inc., and are not part of Members' Ownership Interests. That said, Members who purchased on the secondary market prior to March 21, 2011, may use those Vacation Points for all Member Getaways.

Note that the policy doesn't impact banking, borrowing or transferring Vacation Points. All Members will continue to have the ability make such transactions, regardless of where they purchased their Ownership Interests. Complete rules about these transactions are available in the Home Resort Rules and Regulations section of this website.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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resales NO:

disney cruises trades
disney hotel trades (poly, POFQ, etc.)
adv by disney trades
concierge collection trades
All of these options require large amounts of points, especially if you are going as a family. NOT good use of DVC points.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:35 AM   #4
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All of these options require large amounts of points, especially if you are going as a family. NOT good use of DVC points.

I agree with this 100%.

I have read on here many times over DVC pts are wasted going on a cruise and generally speaking buying a cruise from a travel agent has been afordable to us in the past vs buying a Disney vacation package on land. We bought resale over a year ago now and have never been disappointed with what the limits are.
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Lets say resale owners in the future were not allowed to get the Disney Dining Plan. Would Disney have to grandfather people in before the change date?
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:53 PM   #6
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Lets say resale owners in the future were not allowed to get the Disney Dining Plan. Would Disney have to grandfather people in before the change date?
They do not have to grandfather anything in. It would not be in Disney's best interest to not allow ANYONE staying on property the dinning plan. It is a money maker and keeps guest on property vs. going off property to eat!
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All of these options require large amounts of points, especially if you are going as a family. NOT good use of DVC points.
We purchased BCV resale PRIOR to March 2011 & purchased VGC direct from Disney in 2009 PLUS live in Southern California with AP's the last 2 years. To be able to get last minute reservations with DLR hotels when the VGC are full has been terrific for us!! This also includes last minute Villa reservations @ 7 OR LESS months out! Which is why I tell other locals who may think of buying into DVC for mostly VGC & DLR/parks to BUY Direct if they can afford it! Staying on property & getting Early Entry especially to DCA/ Carsland has been awesome! As locals we don't need to worry about flying expenses or getting reservations way out! I know many will disagree with the use of the points but it definitely has worked for us! I don't know how long the "grandfather clause will last but we shall enjoy it while we can! We ALL have different ways to use our points that ONLY each of us can understand so do whatever works for YOU!!!
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