The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com Purchase price and years you get, property to property comparison?
 Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 04-24-2013, 09:47 PM #1 Lakeview Earning My Ears   Join Date: Apr 2013 Posts: 9 Purchase price and years you get, property to property comparison? Ok mathematicians, I'm looking for the following price comparison. Let just take this simple example and analyze it. I'm comparing today BLT at \$85 pp to say SSR \$55 pp. now factor in that in either case you will use every year and every point on vacations you can get the same room type and you don't prefer either property. We'll factor in MF later if we can. So considering that one resort is cheaper pp but the other gives you many more years, which is the better price for your vacations? The way I figured it BLT is best but I can't say I'm certain of it. Any help out there? Anyone already do this calculation? Is the formula "total price / total years = cost per vacation"? Now factor in MFN if you can or if we even need to. To me BLT wins, and then the fact you get more years at the same price factor even with inflation make it better down the line.
 04-24-2013, 09:58 PM #2 ToddyLu Welcome aboard explorers- I love Mr. Ray     Join Date: Jun 2008 Location: The Drop Off Posts: 5,224 I was an emotional buyer and would have stayed the the cardboard box DVC provided after drinking the free koolaid. DH and I purchased at AKL because regardless of what it cost or how long we had the contract it was the only place we wanted to own. So I am no mathematician...I just know it was expensive....and worth every penny. __________________ DH Me kissing DH Trinity first trip ASMo 2002, ASMo 2003, ASMo 2004 twice, ASMo 2005, POFQ 2006, Pop 2007, Pop 12/2008 with DDP, AKV SV 10/09 with DDP, AKV SV 12/10, AKV 5/11, AKV SV 10/11, AKV 5/12, AKV 10/12, AKV 11/13, AKV 5/14, AKV 10/14, AKV 5/15, Fall 2016 My DH loves me for my points!!
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
 04-24-2013, 10:03 PM #3 Sandisw Moderator     Join Date: Nov 2008 Location: Syracuse, NY Posts: 9,690 The tough part, IMO, with this type of calculation is that you are looking at the better value for something that doesn't pay back until 2055!!! Unless one really want BLT, and I am one of those people who bought for that reason, I wouldn't spend more just for the expiration. If I liked SSR and didn't mind the home resort, I'd buy more points and enjoy them now and worry about what to do for vacations in 2054... Having said that, if you want to strictly break down the cost per year that the contract will cost, the BLT can come out cheaper. __________________ Sandi
04-25-2013, 05:20 AM   #4
Missyrose
DIS Veteran

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Northern Va.
Posts: 7,259

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Lakeview Ok mathematicians, I'm looking for the following price comparison. Let just take this simple example and analyze it. I'm comparing today BLT at \$85 pp to say SSR \$55 pp. now factor in that in either case you will use every year and every point on vacations you can get the same room type and you don't prefer either property. We'll factor in MF later if we can. So considering that one resort is cheaper pp but the other gives you many more years, which is the better price for your vacations? The way I figured it BLT is best but I can't say I'm certain of it. Any help out there? Anyone already do this calculation? Is the formula "total price / total years = cost per vacation"? Now factor in MFN if you can or if we even need to. To me BLT wins, and then the fact you get more years at the same price factor even with inflation make it better down the line.
But I think you have to account for BLT's higher per-night point costs. Meaning a villa at BLT will cost you more points than SSR.
__________________
Missy Franklin (Pixel Dust) | Facebook: World of Yesterday, Tomorrow & Fantasy | Current TR: 8/14 Past TR: 5/14, 10/13, 1/13, 5/13, 10/12, 3/12 , 10/11, 10/10
'86, '90, '94, '98, '09, '10 -- Off site, 10/11 -- CR, 3/12 -- Windsor Hills, 10/12 -- BCV/AKV-Jambo, 01/13 -- BWV, 5/13 -- BLT, 10/13 -- YC CL, 5/14 -- BWV, 08/14 -- VGF/BLT, 12/14 -- BWV, 4/15 -- BLT, 10/15 -- BWV

 04-25-2013, 06:01 AM #5 joelp DIS Veteran     Join Date: Aug 2007 Location: NJ (Physically ...) Mentally? Posts: 1,120 It's failrly easy to estimate an "average" cost per point for any resort over the life of the contract in Excel, including an assumed average % increase in MF over the years. One confounding factor is that the initial cost of purchase will vary not only with the resort, but with the size of the contract ... And as another poster pointed out, the # of points needed for each type of room varies between resorts - and with the time of year ... so that will effect the # of vacations you could take ... So you would really need to ratchet down the # of variables or include a bunch of additional assumptions to estimate which resort would be the least expensive in the long run ... For example, say you wanted to spend Christmas week in a 1 BR every other year ... ... You obviously could do that more with a longer contract ... but the MFs get increasingly larger the further out you go due to inflation, so that may balance things out ... __________________ Me DW-Vicki DD-Danielle and DP Ranger and our new DP Sunshine Off site - 8/76, 10/90, 10/94; POFQ - 5/07; AKL - 12/08; AKL - 9/09; Off site - 6/10; AS Movies - 3/11; AKV-Kidani - 11/12; AKV-Jambo - 11/13 ; AKV-Jambo - 12/14 Dec 2008 Trip report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post29702539 Sep 2009 Trip Report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post34156519 Sep 2009 TR continued (but never finished) at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post36403597 March 2011 PTR at http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2643038 Last edited by joelp; 04-25-2013 at 06:11 AM.
04-25-2013, 12:21 PM   #6
DougEMG
DIS Veteran

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,753

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Lakeview Ok mathematicians, I'm looking for the following price comparison. Let just take this simple example and analyze it. I'm comparing today BLT at \$85 pp to say SSR \$55 pp. now factor in that in either case you will use every year and every point on vacations you can get the same room type and you don't prefer either property. We'll factor in MF later if we can. So considering that one resort is cheaper pp but the other gives you many more years, which is the better price for your vacations? The way I figured it BLT is best but I can't say I'm certain of it. Any help out there? Anyone already do this calculation? Is the formula "total price / total years = cost per vacation"? Now factor in MFN if you can or if we even need to. To me BLT wins, and then the fact you get more years at the same price factor even with inflation make it better down the line.
Your purchase price of BLT is 54+% higher than the purchase price of SSR and with the MF to pay for the equivalent number of nights in a BLT lake view vrs a SSR room being 20-25% more, those extra years had better be worth a lot to you or else you have to want the BLT location.

If you don't really care where you stay, SSR is really the best deal in terms of purchase price, MF, and years left on the contract.
__________________

 04-25-2013, 07:49 PM #7 Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention     Join Date: Mar 2000 Location: USA Posts: 44,935 Buy where you wouldn't mind staying if you couldn't change your reservation at seven months out. Then you will always be happy with where you are staying. __________________ Deb - DVC Member since '97 OKW and VWL Homes Stop the madness. No more DVC construction. Bring back Vacation Magic. Dump Disney Files! Stopped drinking the Kool-aid long ago.
 04-27-2013, 08:19 PM #8 Mflaherty Mouseketeer   Join Date: Jan 2013 Posts: 187 Lol lol I loved this post..haha the cardboard dvc... Good for you. Sounds like you got your money's worth and then some. Can't put a price on happiness... And having those points warms my heart just knowing they are there.
 04-27-2013, 08:21 PM #9 Mflaherty Mouseketeer   Join Date: Jan 2013 Posts: 187 I was referring to Toddylu

 Thread Tools Display Modes Rate This Thread Linear Mode Rate This Thread: 5 : Excellent 4 : Good 3 : Average 2 : Bad 1 : Terrible

 Posting Rules You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may not edit your posts BB code is On Smilies are On [IMG] code is On HTML code is Off Forum Rules
 Forum Jump User Control Panel Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Disney Trip Planning Forums     Welcome to the DIS     The DIS Unplugged Podcast         Power of 10 - DIS Events to Benefit GKTW         Podcast Cruises         DIS Adventures by Disney Trips     Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies         Doing the Happy Dance!         Disney Promotions and Celebrations--Current Promotion: Limited Time Magic         Theme Parks Community     Disney Resorts         Disney Discount Codes and Rates         Countdowns and Live Reports         Resort Community Threads & Photo-Video     Disney Restaurants         Disney Dining Reservations         Disney Dining Plan         Disney Dining Reviews     Orlando Hotels and Attractions         Hotel & Accommodations Reviews     Adventures By Disney     Disney Trip Reports         Pre-Trip Reports and Plans         Completed Trip Reports     Budget Board     Disney Rumors and News     Disney for Families         DIS Dads     Disney for Adults and Solo Travelers     The College Board     Teen Disney         Teen Board Birthdays and Celebrations     Gay and Lesbian at Disney     Disney World Tips     Transportation     disABILITIES!         disABILITIES Community Board     Camping at Disney World         Camping Community Board     Disney Weddings and Honeymoons         Planning our Happily Ever After             Completed trip reports and planning journals     DIS en Español Disney Vacation Club     Purchasing DVC     DVC Member Services     DVC Resorts     DVC-Mousecellaneous     DVC Trip Reports Global Neighbours     UK Trip Planning Forum     UK Community Board     UK DVC Discussion     UK Trip Reports Board     Canadian Trip Planning & Community Board     Disneyland Paris Trip Planning & Community Board         Disneyland Paris Trip Reports Board     Other Lands         Australia         Tokyo Disneyland         Hong Kong Disneyland Disney Cruise Line     Disney Cruise Line Forum         Disney Cruise Meets         Disney Cruise Line Trip Reports             Disney Cruise Line Pre-Trip Reports Royal Caribbean     Royal Caribbean Disneyland     Disneyland (California)         Southern California Theme Parks         Disneyland Community Board     California & the West         Southern California         Las Vegas     Disneyland Trip Reports         California & the West Trip Reports Universal Studios/Sea World     Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Forums     Universal Orlando Resorts & Hotels     Universal Studios Trip Reports     Sea World / Discovery Cove Just for Fun     Community Board         Congratulations & Birthday Wishes         Games         Exchanges         United We Stand     Disney Movies, Books, TV and Music     Photography Board     Disney Online Games         Non-Disney Online Games         Virtual Traders Market         Online Gaming Community Board         Virtual Magic Kingdom (VMK) Museum             VMK Creations     In Memoriam     Dis Meets     The Creative Community         Arts and Crafts         Cooking         Flower & Garden Forum         Home Interior         Virtual Scrapbook         Scrapbooking         Swaps     W.I.S.H         Eating Healthy         Events/Competition         WISH Journals     Coping and Compassion     Just Say Thanks     Disney Rewards Programs     Disney Collectors Board         Trades/Wants Board     Creative DISigns     Disney Cast Members Technical Support     Technical Support         Test Board

 GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL

 -- Default ---- DIS Unplugged ---- Disneyland ---- Disney Cruise Line ---- Universal Orlando ---- Disney Vacation Club ---- FLTOURS Transportation ---- Swan & Dolphin Resort ---- Adventures by Disney ---- Holidays ------ Holidays Light Contact Us - www.DISboards.com - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 AM.