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Old 02-28-2013, 02:26 PM   #46
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No just took the tour which was at OKW. The only resort that was the club. DW and I knew when we first heard of DVC that we would buy as soon as we could.
We were staying onsite at DL-AB, and they let us apply some of our reservation monies from that stay towards the down payment.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:53 PM   #47
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We never did. The only place we had stayed in before purchasing was Old Key West, which was terrific. We purchased a few years after that at the BWV when it was brand new. You really can't go wrong with any of them as they are all great accommodations. We love BWV and BCV because of their location to Epcot, however, we've stayed at several locations and they have all been great.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:41 AM   #48
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We toured SSR and then bought there. Our first stay was a split stay between BCV and SSR.

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Old 03-01-2013, 10:31 AM   #49
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Before we bought DVC, we stayed at AKL in a standard view room on a fantastic deal...pay for 4 nights, get 3 free, I think. We were upgraded to a savanna room, and we bought DVC while we were there. It took only a few mornings on the balcony watching the animals to convince DH that he had to own there. We had eaten dinner there several years earlier, and he didn't like anything about the resort except the lobby. Staying there completely changed his opinion of the resort...the smells, the sounds, the great CMs, the experience of feeling we are in Africa. Since then we've added points twice, stayed at Jambo at least once a year, and love it more than ever. We wouldn't be DVC owners if we hadn't stayed there on a great PIN and gotten an upgraded room. AKL and HHI are the only DVC villas we really love, and we wouldn't buy without staying at a resort until I found the one right for us.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:38 AM   #50
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Interestingly, we didn't stay at any of our 5 home resorts before purchasing points at any of them! Of course we have now stayed at each, and I wish I would have stayed at BLT before doing our add on there because its just not for me. BWV will always be my favorite because its our first home resort (purchased in 2000) I equally enjoy AKV, HHI and SSR. I just don't enjoy BLT as much as the others. If I was to ever sell (perish the thought) any of my contracts this would be the one.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:10 AM   #51
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We did. We had rented DVC points from a friend and stayed at AKL Jambo House.

That was all it took to convince DH to buy into DVC even though I had been bugging him for years.
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