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Old 10-01-2010, 10:04 PM   #436
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Hello! We've been DVCrs since 2008 at Animal Kingdom Kidani. Please add us to the list.
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I had you on the list already, thanks for checking in and showing interest!
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:06 PM   #437
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Hi all, I was hoping to get some advice We're looking to do a small add on of 50 points and was wondering if it would be best to buy right away or wait until our cruise in february? Is there much of a discount or advantage to buying such a small amount on the cruise that would make it worth waiting? I'm looking at booking a wdw/dvc trip for the end of sept/early oct 2011 and currently don't have enough points even with borrowing. I'm planning on booking a 1 bedroom at BLT with either standard or lake view and am not sure I want to wait until mid february to book it. If I buy the points right away I can book it at the 11 month window. Oh and by the way we have a february use year if that makes a difference in any advice anyone may give Thank You.
I don't believe there is much of a break on small add-ons, so if you need the points you may as well buy them sooner than later.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:52 PM   #439
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:59 PM   #440
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:37 PM   #441
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Add us to the list...members at SSR since 2008
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:43 AM   #442
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:49 PM   #443
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:29 PM   #444
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:25 AM   #445
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Hi friends,
I think we bought the dealership HHI last year and have already suffered addonitis twice, once in time SSR and AKV. We had four agreements, but we sold the original HHI. We love DVC and is one of the best decisions we made our families for future use.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:45 PM   #446
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Hello,

We are from Winnipeg. DH and I signed the papers on the 8th of this month on our last day of our latest trip.
We signed because of not being able to buy once we got home.
We are doing as much research as possible now to decide in the 10 day window if we really do want this. I know I know...people should do the research first but we were not able to go for the seminar until we were there.
We are now a family if five and the value resorts will not work for us in a couple of years.

Pros:
Nicer rooms at nicer resorts.
Having the point system stay relatively the same for the next 50 years. I know they shake them up from year to year but as a whole they do not increase.
Canadian dollar value
Knowing my kids will have this when they are older and it will help them out.
Having somewhere warm to go to in our cold winter months.
My family loves Disney and our kids are aged 12, 3, and 8 months so I see many years of Disney love fest on the menu

Cons:
No more free dining
No more room discount codes
Annual dues that increase
Possibility of not getting the rooms we want for our dates

We bought 200pts at BLT

Any other pros and cons that you think I should know about please chime in!
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:39 PM   #447
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Kiki Mouse,
I am in Winnipeg too. We just bought at BLT when we were there in October. We only purchased 120pts because we only anticipate going every two years. I have 3 children as well. Hopefully you get all the information you need in the next 10 days. We just got our deed in the mail yesterday. It feels great!
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:05 AM   #448
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Hello KiKi Mouse

I have helped a couple of others with these questions but not in such a short time frame. I took two years looking at this from every angle but at the start it did not work for our family, but we have been owners since 2004 and LOVE IT.

Here is what I suggest to determine if you bought the right number of points (my guide suggested this for us).

Plan five years worth of vacations (be a bit realistic about time off from work and the expense of going for best results). Pick the number of nights, a room size, resort and time of year that you would travel. Use the points charts to determine how many points you would need.

Do the math to see if you would have points that need to be banked or borrowed each year based on what you planned. If by the end of the five years, you have points that might expire if you don't bank them with RCI - you should adjust the number of points down a bit.

If you have to borrow all the time and don't have any left to borrow by the end of the five years, you might want to buy more.

This exercise really helped us. It was fun to plan what would be on our wish list and we decided on 200 points for our first purchase using this. Keep in mind the desire to add on more points later....we have done this twice now.

You can email me if you have more specific questions. I love to talk DVC.

Good luck.
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Old 12-11-2010, 02:29 AM   #449
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Possibility of not getting the rooms we want for our dates
Hi KiKi Mouse,

If you plan on returning year after year there are no cons!

1. Free dining up until the last year has only been offered in late Aug through Sept. If attendance numbers rise they will not offer this year round for long.

2. With DVC you don't need room discount codes, your room is already a great price

3. Yes the annual dues will rise, but so will the rates for regular rooms.

4. If you can't book 11 months out for peak travel seasons then yes it might be a problem, but if your willing to try different resorts it shouldn't be too bad to find a room around your dates.

I've had my membership for 3 years now and look back on my first trip in 98, boy I wish I would have bought back then. If you like deluxe Disney resorts, then this is the way to go.
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we are in winnipeg also and we closed on a resale of 200 points at BWV on Nov 30. I also planned 5 years worth of vacations on a spreadsheet and once i added the kids ages and grades they would be for each vacation, things changed a little bit.

As my oldest got older, I realized that we would either be vactioning at different times or for diff't lengths of time. maybe plot out the kids ages and grades, you might see some habits change.
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