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Old 03-26-2007, 01:28 PM   #16
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Another fellow canadian DVC'er here...alos adding on..

We love our DVC and as corney as the adds may sound....we too"wish we had done it sooner". We have used our DVC to the max, I have borrowed so many points, my sister ( also a memeber) has transferred points to me and now I am adding on more points.

I think as canadians the "yanks" don't appreciate the exchange rate that we have to pay and the major expedition to "get down there"

We recently stayed at HHI and loved it and will return. Flying from Buffalo is the best bet ( if you are not driving) but I always laugh to myself when I hear of people "driving 7 hours just to get there!!!" ( dont we wish)

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Old 03-27-2007, 12:24 PM   #17
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I think as canadians the "yanks" don't appreciate the exchange rate that we have to pay and the major expedition to "get down there"
Your right

Its not cheap to fly with a family to get down there so we try to have enough pts for at least 10 - 12 days. This year we are going for 16
I cant wait...too bad its not until Jan !
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:04 PM   #18
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Hey, can anyone help with adding on points? I'm live in Sask so I had to purchase into the AKV while in Florida on my last trip. My question is now that I'm a member can I add-on points from home or do I still have to be in Florida.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:34 PM   #19
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Count us in on the Canucker list.

WE love disney and are brainwashing our daughter (18 mths) already

we purchased 210 at AKV and can't wait until next year when we can book our first DVC trip.


I guess the only problem I have so far is the financing we get as Canadians. I am not impressed that just because we don't live in the US and therefore don't have a credit score in the US we get standard rates.

so we'll be taking out a personal loan next year and paying it off and get the lower rates here - plus we won't be subject to the flexing dollar.

other then that - we're good to go.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:37 PM   #20
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Hey, can anyone help with adding on points? I'm live in Sask so I had to purchase into the AKV while in Florida on my last trip. My question is now that I'm a member can I add-on points from home or do I still have to be in Florida.
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Very Very likely you can only add-on while in Florida. We are in Manitoba, and we can only add on while in Florida. The only province I know of that can add on from home is Ontario, and that is because the population, and the number of people they have buying, warrents them to do the proper real estate registration thing. Sorry.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:44 PM   #21
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Hi to all from another DVC owner. We had our first trip home Dec/Jan and it was wonderful. We split our 2 week stay between SSR and BCV. We are so happy we decided to take the plunge and look forward to TWO TRIPS coming up, but not soon enough.
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:20 PM   #22
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We love our DVC...

....our second DVC trip home is coming up in 30 days...
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:08 AM   #23
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Welcome Home

We purchased SSR in December 2006, looking forward to our first trip "home" on April 28th. We have already booked BCV for Oct/07
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:19 AM   #24
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We love our DVC too . Have had stays at SSR, OKW and BCV with another SSR trip coming soon. Spoke to our guide yesterday to add on another 100 points.
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Old 03-31-2007, 10:03 AM   #25
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Wlecome aboard. We bought in 2005 as well and have gone the SSR, BCV and recently Vero.

I have the bug too and am thinking hard about AKV.
What's the best way to get to Vero Beach and Hilton Head Island? How far are they from here? ( I live in Niagara Falls)

I like taking the plane from Buffalo to Orlando when I visit WDW, but I have no idea how to get to the other two locations.
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:51 PM   #26
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What's the best way to get to Vero Beach and Hilton Head Island? How far are they from here? ( I live in Niagara Falls)

I like taking the plane from Buffalo to Orlando when I visit WDW, but I have no idea how to get to the other two locations.
Vero Beach is around 160 km southeast of Orlando so flying to Orlando and renting a car is probably the simplest. Hilton Head is around 1500 km from Niagara Falls. The closest major city is Savannah, GA. It's about 60 km drive.
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:42 PM   #27
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We are going in Sept and are taking a tour of the resorts they are selling, I was considering cancelling our trip and using that money to buy some points but decided to go anyways, We got the 40% code for Ploynesian and I figure when we buy DVC we probably won't end up staying there as it isn't one of the resorts...

So, I was wondering to people who have already bought,
Did you find that with disney because you don't have a US credit score its unlikey to get perferred financing??

I was thinking of buying a small contract so I would not have to finance (don't really want 14.5%).. But I would like SSR or AKL which don't really go for resale as often...
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:29 PM   #28
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We financed our purchased with our secured line of credit. It is currently at 6%. Canadian interest rates are much lower than American ones.
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:14 PM   #29
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Also a Canadian DVC member. We purchased SSR about a year ago. We'd love to add on at AKV, also, but can't find the money at the moment. (We'll just have to hope for cancellations at 7 months.)
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:53 PM   #30
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We are going in Sept and are taking a tour of the resorts they are selling, I was considering cancelling our trip and using that money to buy some points but decided to go anyways, We got the 40% code for Ploynesian and I figure when we buy DVC we probably won't end up staying there as it isn't one of the resorts...

So, I was wondering to people who have already bought,
Did you find that with disney because you don't have a US credit score its unlikey to get perferred financing??

I was thinking of buying a small contract so I would not have to finance (don't really want 14.5%).. But I would like SSR or AKL which don't really go for resale as often...
There are a tonne of SSR resales out there. Check the link on the DVC page for The Timeshare Store. AKL just started selling so I doubt there are resales for that yet.

If you can try to secure your own financing such as a line of credit. You'll have a much lower interest rate and don't have to deal with a fluctuating exchange rate.
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