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Old 02-02-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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My Overall Experience (A little bit of this and and a little bit of that)

Thanks to so many people on the board we ended up going the resale route. I knew we were right for DVC from the beginning, but if I didn't frequent this board I would have spent a ton of more money for no reason.

I just wanted to share my final resale breakdown and a few other things from today that might be useful to others.

We bought 280 pts at AKV with a Feb UY. I settled on this cause we go at least 1 time a year to Disney for the past 12 years that we have been together and most years have done at least 2 trips per year. We felt 280 points would easily give us the 2 trips in studios that we would need and still have some cushion for a third if we wanted. We have 2 kids that are both under 3 right now so a studio is fine. As they get older and we need a 1 bed we will still be ok for that once a year trip and if we need more points at that time we will just add another contract. But that's how we ended up at 280.

The contract was accepted by the buyers on 12/5/2012
Went to ROLF on 12/5
Passed ROLF on 12/28
Closing Docs came in on 1/7/2013
Payment was sent and received by 1/9/13
We closed on 1/18/13
Transfer went to Disney on 1/28/13
We got our Membership letter on 2/2/13 (today)

So it took us a little under 2 months.

The broker we dealt with was perfect. They were great people.

All and all I would deff go this route again when we need more points in the future as our family grows.

So her is my first experience with DVC member services: I spoke with MS today and booked a June trip for a week at OKW to try it out cause all our friends stay there exclusively now and they really wanted us to try it so we are. I then books 2 studios for Oct for 8 nights at AKV. I tried for a value room for my parents but they were all gone so I did 2 studios. We attached magical express to the June trip cause I got airfare tonight also and we also did our 6 nights of Dinners for June. It all took about 30 mins. She was quick! Really really quick! I gave her the 6 places we wanted to eat with the window time and told her to just run it across the week cause we didn't care what restaurant for what night. That was the easiest time I ever ever had in 10 years booking places to eat!

So then. . . I logged onto my Disney experience app. . . I figured this was going to be a mess, but I wanted to see. As soon as I logged on all our ADR's were there! I was really surprised! Our rooms weren't so I entered them in and all 3 rooms I booked came up with all the guests neatly placed next to thier images and names! No problems.

So all and all it was a very very good night and well worth the 2 months.

The reason I'm writing all this is cause there is so much back and forth on a daily basis re: the good and bad with DVC and Disney and the new app even. I just wanted to show that things can go smoothly and that some things are actually working how they should be and to just share some positive for today. I feel like the negative tends to get much of the attention lately so here is some positive vibes that I'm sending out to those maybe waiting on a resale contract to finish up or someone who is trying to maybe get this crazy new app working or for someone who is just lurking and seeing if this whole DVC thing is worth it for them and they want some positive stuff to read.

Thanks again to everyone and to those who actually read through this whole post. It's good to be home. . .

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