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Old 08-18-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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Can't decide between more BCV points or new GF Points

We currently own at BCV and bought several years ago on the resale market. We have been very happy and are looking to add on (in one way or another) primarily for my in - laws. My MIL spends hours on the phone trying to snag a AAA or AP or Visa deal on a YC room and gets super stressed out. this way = no stress, they just use our points. We just need to be able to get points for use in May 2014 (their anniversary).

They love the Yacht club and having a lake view. Obviously BCV has no views (but we love it), they don't like BWV (they've stayed there using points), and they like GF (we got married there). We think they'd be happy with a lagoon view GF and they tell us they'd be happy at BCV.

My husband fell in love with the GF video. We both love epcot and do food and wine every year. I'm rambling I realize.

Anyways, we wouldn't buy BCV from disney (130$ per point is insane) but would go resale route - there just aren't many BCV contracts out there currently, even less than when we bought several years ago. We need Feb use year and would an additional 150-200 points. ROFR's seem reasonably stable at BCV. How long has it taken people to find an "ideal" contract at BCV?

I know "worth" is relative but is GF really worth 150 per point? We had thought about buying at BLT and, in retrospect, are happy we didn't.

We just can't decide although wait time for a BCV resale may make our decision for us in all honesty because we could literally buy GF today and book May 2014 tomorrow.

Any advice or wisdom about length to find "ideal" BCV on the resale market? Or advice on how to decide? Why is this so hard - arghh!!
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:07 PM   #2
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For your situation, it sounds like VGF would be better for the add on. If they like YC for SAB or close proximity to Epcot, then that might be a different situation. Few BCV contract are on the market & some are priced over $100/pt right now! For the extra $$, you could get a monorail, MK resort so you can change it up sometimes if you wanted to, and a longer contract life if that is important to you? Plus, you would get your points right away and have them for sure in time to book your trip.

Personally, I love & own @ BCV but the thought of owning a monorail resort is tempting if I was looking to add on. Poly......
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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Personally, I love & own @ BCV but the thought of owning a monorail resort is tempting if I was looking to add on. Poly......
We love GF too (we got married there) - so its not wholly for the in-laws but that's the driving force to buy now versus waiting patiently. I agree it is very tempting to own on the monorail - I just can't stomach the prices of paying for a room on cash at the GF or Poly, so buying there has a huge appeal.

And agreed - I'm doubtful about the prospect of us finding the ideal BCV contract and making it through ROFR in a timely fashion. We called Disney and, not only would it likely be a 3-6 month wait through them, but there would be 12 people ahead of us for a BCV 150-200 Feb UY contract.

Hmmm...I may have just talked myself into GF.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:25 PM   #4
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We own at BCV too. Bought resale last year 160 points for $72pp. Those days are over....prices are up, at least for the time being. But however way you cut it 150-200 points at BCV at $130pp direct will still expire in 2042. VGF will be for the next 49/50 years and currently only $20pp more. Buying VGF starts to look like the better deal.

Another wrinkle is that you have a Feb UY, like we do.....be aware that Feb and March UY will not get 2013 points, you will get your 1st set of points Feb 2014. No dues until 2014 though and you can borrow those points now.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:49 PM   #5
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VGF will be for the next 49/50 years and currently only $20pp more. Buying VGF starts to look like the better deal.Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
thanks! we ran the MF over the course of both contracts relative to time left on the contract and agreed VGF looks better from that standpoint. Our guide though told us no one gets 2013 points regardless of UY - granted that may or not be an accurate statement.
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thanks! we ran the MF over the course of both contracts relative to time left on the contract and agreed VGF looks better from that standpoint. Our guide though told us no one gets 2013 points regardless of UY - granted that may or not be an accurate statement.
April UY and on get 2013 points. Has something to do with when the resort was declared. Technically it didn't exist until April.
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thanks! we ran the MF over the course of both contracts relative to time left on the contract and agreed VGF looks better from that standpoint. Our guide though told us no one gets 2013 points regardless of UY - granted that may or not be an accurate statement.
That statement would have me asking for a new guide because it is false.
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We currently own at BCV and bought several years ago on the resale market. We have been very happy and are looking to add on (in one way or another) primarily for my in - laws. My MIL spends hours on the phone trying to snag a AAA or AP or Visa deal on a YC room and gets super stressed out. this way = no stress, they just use our points. We just need to be able to get points for use in May 2014 (their anniversary).

They love the Yacht club and having a lake view. Obviously BCV has no views (but we love it), they don't like BWV (they've stayed there using points), and they like GF (we got married there). We think they'd be happy with a lagoon view GF and they tell us they'd be happy at BCV.

My husband fell in love with the GF video. We both love epcot and do food and wine every year. I'm rambling I realize.

Anyways, we wouldn't buy BCV from disney (130$ per point is insane) but would go resale route - there just aren't many BCV contracts out there currently, even less than when we bought several years ago. We need Feb use year and would an additional 150-200 points. ROFR's seem reasonably stable at BCV. How long has it taken people to find an "ideal" contract at BCV?

I know "worth" is relative but is GF really worth 150 per point? We had thought about buying at BLT and, in retrospect, are happy we didn't.

We just can't decide although wait time for a BCV resale may make our decision for us in all honesty because we could literally buy GF today and book May 2014 tomorrow.

Any advice or wisdom about length to find "ideal" BCV on the resale market? Or advice on how to decide? Why is this so hard - arghh!!
When staying at BWV did they have a BW View? IMO BWV has as good of views as the YC lake view.

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Old 08-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #9
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Here are the facts. Any UY from April or later will get 2013 points because the resort was officially declared in April 2013. With a February (or March UY) you won't get 2013 points. Any UYs after that will have 2013 points.
thanks for the clarification!

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Just to note since no one has mentioned this the points difference to stay at GF is much higher 183 vs 120 for 1 week in May in studio -that is significant!
I had noticed the point differential too which isn't the end of the world but still makes BCV more appealing.

At this point, we're sitting on the decision for awhile to see what opens up resale BCV and maybe to tour the models of the GF when we're there in October for F&W.

So many factors! Thanks everyone for your thought and input!
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Just an update and a thanks for everyone's advice...we decided to go with the VGF. We bought 200 points today - we like the idea of rotating between the two resorts and we got married at the GF so we thought it would be very nice for us. We're going to make our first trip to stay at the VGF in May 2014 but may tour/poke around while there next month for F&W.
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Just an update and a thanks for everyone's advice...we decided to go with the VGF. We bought 200 points today - we like the idea of rotating between the two resorts and we got married at the GF so we thought it would be very nice for us. We're going to make our first trip to stay at the VGF in May 2014 but may tour/poke around while there next month for F&W.
CONGRATS!!! I think VGF was a good move Enjoy your new home!
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Just an update and a thanks for everyone's advice...we decided to go with the VGF. We bought 200 points today - we like the idea of rotating between the two resorts and we got married at the GF so we thought it would be very nice for us. We're going to make our first trip to stay at the VGF in May 2014 but may tour/poke around while there next month for F&W.
Congratulations! Hope you have many years of enjoyment at your home resort.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:51 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone!! We can't wait to see them and to stay there!
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Thanks everyone!! We can't wait to see them and to stay there!
We were the first DVC members to see the VGF model on May 23rd because we had to be at MCO early in the morning. They were so stunning we sold our 500pts at OKW and SSR and bought 500pts at VGF. Congratulations!!!
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