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Old 06-26-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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DVC presentation - high pressure sales??

Quick question - is the DVC presentation as high-pressure sales as other time-share spiels? We're really considering DVC and want to get the details when we're in the World this August, but don't like the high-pressure tactics that most time share presenters use. Is the DVC DVD worth sending for? TIA!
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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I don't think DVC pressures at all and I think that is why my family bought DVC back in 1992. We have loved every minute of being members and send away for the DVD, it can't hurt. Happy planning and good luck!
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We bought in 2006 and there was absolutely no pressure at all.
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We've toured 2x times and talked on the phone with them over the years, but finances never seem to be right for us. They have never been pushy ore pressured us.

We did Hilton tour once for free US tix and they kept us hostage for almost 3 hours despite our constant no's.
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No pressure at all...

There is no pressure to buy at all. In fact, my husband and I did two different "tours" three years apart before we decided to drink the DVC kool-aid.

I don't think Disney has to put a lot of pressure on people to buy. Most people kind of know if they want to buy in or not. It really sells itself. Don't feel hesitant to go look. You won't be pressured.

(This coming from someone who absolutely HATES timeshare presentations!)
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DVC is not high pressure, but they don't say anything about resales. Check out the DVC boards on the DIS and check out resales just so you have the information.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:32 PM   #7
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Not high pressure, and also unlike other timeshare presentations in other respects. I've been to other timeshare presentations where they get to the part about pricing and they start with one price, and then after you say "no," that price goes down, things are added to sweeten the deal, etc. -- sort of like buying a car. With DVC, they'll give you the normal pricing, tell you about whatever current promotions and incentives they're running, and that's pretty much it. No haggling, no sweetening the deal if you don't like what's offered, pretty much take it or leave it and if you want to leave it, no hard feelings.

That's not to say that they don't make a real effort to make a sale, but it's not like other timeshare presentations I've attended from a pressure standpoint at all.

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I wouldn't worry about pressure, but I would do LOTS of research before sitting through the presentation, so if you make a decision there in the moment at least you KNOW what you're getting. The guides don't mention every little thing, and it's best to know as many "every little things" you can before you buy.
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When we did the DVC tour a few years ago, one of the first things the CM said to us was - "I will not let you buy today. I want you to have time to review everything and think about it."

In my opinion, that's about as low pressure as you can get.

P.S. We ended up not buying because we just couldn't justify the initial cost plus the annual maintenance fee for 40 years. For some people it works great, but not for us.

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Yup. No pressure applied. Definitely check out the resale market too.
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No pressure, but their demeanor sure changed when we said we were not buying. I don't hold that against them though because they hooked us into a tour at the end of a day, and I am sure they just wanted to get home as much as we wanted to get on with our vacation.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:56 PM   #12
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Thank you for the great info everyone! I'll definitely check out the resale info and do some more research before we go so I'm well-armed!
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #13
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:04 PM   #14
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DVC is not high pressure, but they don't say anything about resales. Check out the DVC boards on the DIS and check out resales just so you have the information.
Surprisingly, ours did.

It was, as everyone says, exceedingly low pressure. Our guide had me pegged perfectly. At the end he said (in a perfectly good-natured manner) that he wasn't going to ask me about buying now, because he knew i was going to go back that night and create all my spreadsheets and run the numbers. Like I said, he had me pegged. But just before that, he said there was one question I didn't ask him. I asked what that was, and he said resales. He then went on to tell me (naturally) the sales pitch for direct over resale. I'm sure they don't usually do this. But again, he figured me out early, and knew I either already knew about resale (I did, a little), or would soon discover it. You could call that a failed sale, but I can tell you that I think more highly of DVC and Disney because of how that went, and it is one of the reasons I recommend to my friends and family to check it out and see if DVC is for them. I would never encourage someone to go into a high pressure sales meeting.
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I wouldnt say it was high pressure, but the guy we had def asked us many times if we were buying that day. We toured Kidani.

I also felt irritate by the time we were done. At the beginning we were offered 6 fast passes or $100 gift card.

I requested the $100 since DH & I were there for F&W. We ended the tour and the guy really stalled on giving us the cards. He didn't have any, and tried to say he didn't know anything about it.

Well he left and came back about 10 mins later and said he would only give us $20, not $100 because he didn't know we weren't staying at AKL

I was not too happy and pressed on about it, and he just kept talking in circles. I pressed on several more times, but the guy was starting to get jerk-ish on me, so I just turned around, walked right out the front doors to the shuttle, got in and shut the van door myself behind me, not giving him the chance to say another word
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