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Old 02-07-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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OMG!!! Am I really even thinking about this??

So DH and I have been going to WDW 1-2 times a year for the past (almost) 1o years. My, how time flies! We love it and plan to go back every year for the rest of our lives. We've always stayed off-site (which we don't really care for) or at the Pop Century because we're very cost conscious. We are celebrating our 7th anniversary this coming January and running the 1/2 marathon. We're trying something new this year and going to rent DVC points to stay at the AKV. We normally like to go for a 5-night trip but this trip will be 7-nights. We're planning on spending $1,300 on our rental + another $1,400 on the dining plan + $1,000 to drive down and take the Autotrain home. This trip is a big splurge for us but we've been planning it for a couple of years.

Well today I started looking at DVC resale. I realized if we scale our trip back in January (not do the dining plan and fly using our SW points instead of drive/train), saved up another $2,000 we could potentially BUY into the DVC! Does this sound right?

Take the $3,700 plus another $2,000 and buy 100 points for $57/point (I know this would take some shopping around or we would need to save another $500 or so).

If we were to do this could we use our newly bought points as soon as January 2014? Aside from the annual dues of about $5-6/point are there any other fees associated with buying resale and DVC ownership? I think I'll have to go do some more research.

I've always assumed we would buy into the DVC eventually. I just never thought that day would actually come. It was always a far-off thing.

Is it crazy to buy before staying at a DVC resort? Is it crazy to 'waste' $1,300 renting points when I could put that towards buying points?

What are your thoughts?

Thanks so much for reading.
~ MapleGirl

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