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Old 09-15-2012, 10:58 PM   #16
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That's just crazy priced. I can't believe what the prices are getting up to.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:21 AM   #17
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We're in transition mode here...DS is out of school and in the work world, meaning no more Mom-decided vacation times built around school breaks...so I don't currently know whether I have too many, too few, or just enough points...

But if I did, I'd be VERY tempted by GFV...I agree that $200/point is high--but so is $130/point as compared to the $86/point (purchased direct) I paid for SSR only 6 years ago...

I know resale can save substantial money--but for GFV it will be several years before resales kick in at a price that is substantially lower than the direct price--I'm not sure I'd want to wait that long...and as I've told my friends and family for years and years (including pre-DVC), I don't go to Disney to save money. I go to Disney, at whatever the price of the trip is, because to me the trip is worth the cost. That's how I feel about the possibility of owning at GFV...

I've wanted to stay at the GF for decades now, and have never yet hit a confluence of available time and money ... and now that I'm DVC I find I resist the idea of any kind of non-DVC stay. I had a trip two years ago where I did 4 business days thru a CRO reservation combined with five DVC nights...there's a real difference in "the feel" of staying CRO vs DVC...at least for me.

So, I'm a prospect for GFV, even at $200/point (altho the number of points per night to stay there will make a difference...if "the points cost per night" is similar to BLT, I'd "bite." If it's a great deal higher, not sure I would)...

But I'm not a very good prospect. It'll take a year or more before I have a feel for how many points I'll actually be using now that DS' trips with me will be limited to employer-provided vacation time (and that time will be "competing" for other uses, too)...

But the price guesstimates, while giving me pause, wouldn't necessarily put me off...

Anyway, we shall see...
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:57 AM   #18
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[*]It tells you how much you have lost the day you close buying direct[/LIST]
Only if you have/intend to sell it after the fact . If one goes the term its a non issue.

OP those are the speculated numbers I have been seeing for quite a while . IDK if thats what it will be though my guess would be closer to what dean stated . Probably $180 BLT is $165 last I heard can easily go to $170 am make GFV $180 . But that's just a total guess .
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:29 AM   #19
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Only if you have/intend to sell it after the fact . If one goes the term its a non issue.
Actually the additional $$ paid is easily calculated and it's a difference you can never get back. It's like buying a car and paying the dealer markup price over MSRP. If one buys retail you simply paid more than you could have and you get benefits that one can define and currently add no value to the membership. Current the price difference is dramatic and the benefits that are lost do not increase the value of what one owns. It is not reasonable to buy extra points to use for the lost options, even if one buys retail, one should not buy extra points for the other options if you want the best long term dollar value/savings.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:43 AM   #20
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I am a newer member, but I would think that the first year or so it wouldn't be hard to get a room because there is no way they are going to see out all the points for the rooms. Yes, purchasing GF points will get you first pick but are there going to be that many people who purchase the first couple of months.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:57 AM   #21
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I am a newer member, but I would think that the first year or so it wouldn't be hard to get a room because there is no way they are going to see out all the points for the rooms. Yes, purchasing GF points will get you first pick but are there going to be that many people who purchase the first couple of months.
As a new member you may not know how they introduce resorts/villas into the club. What they do is to take a given resort and declare a small piece at a time into the club, the rest remains out of the club and not available to any DVC members. In it's simplest form, it can be a given villa at a time. They do have to declare it for the entire year. Plus, that resort will be available for other members at 7 months out. Only recently they have given a short restricted access to owners at that resort initially only when a new resort opened reservations but that's about it. That does create a little excess but not much.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:11 AM   #22
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$200 would be an increase over current BLT prices that I would think (hope) is too excessive. We'll see.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #23
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What do we think about nightly point requirements? I'm thinking somewhere around BLT MK View/Grand Californian? I'm guessing there will be two views, the rooms facing the entrance/monorail and the lagoon/resort.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:21 AM   #24
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What do we think about nightly point requirements? I'm thinking somewhere around BLT MK View/Grand Californian? I'm guessing there will be two views, the rooms facing the entrance/monorail and the lagoon/resort.
I think it's safe to assume the same as BLT for comparable views.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:36 AM   #25
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no thanks!!!!! I'm a 7 month or less booker anyways. not to mention that every time a new resort opens up we can all get in after a year or two. count me out for GF at that price!
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:49 PM   #26
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Won't happen. Marketing would know its a price point break that people would not go for. More likely 175 to 180.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:31 PM   #27
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DH and I just talked about how much points are going for now. We definately are not on board with paying close to $200. We haven't added on since 2002, although many times have considered it. I understand inflation and demand and all of that jazz but having paid around $65 a point 10 years ago makes me less inclined to pay so much more now. Like someone else said, if I can't get into the resort, oh well! It isn't worth that much to me. I am fine staying at BWV, OKW or SSR.
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As a new member you may not know how they introduce resorts/villas into the club. What they do is to take a given resort and declare a small piece at a time into the club, the rest remains out of the club and not available to any DVC members. In it's simplest form, it can be a given villa at a time. They do have to declare it for the entire year. Plus, that resort will be available for other members at 7 months out. Only recently they have given a short restricted access to owners at that resort initially only when a new resort opened reservations but that's about it. That does create a little excess but not much.
Thank you for the explanation. It makes sense to me now.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:19 PM   #29
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DH and I were on board to buy GF, but at $200 a point, we will find and add on at BCV or WL. We will be priced out of that market
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:38 PM   #30
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Wouldn't it make more sense for DVC to keep the price per point lower but raise the number of points needed for a specific room and view? An upfront high sticker price will certainly have more effect of keeping buyers away than an increase in necessary points for stays. This way, buyers purchase more points at a lower rate but end up needing or using more and may therefore need to add on to their contracts later on. OR...

Keep the buy in price high and take GFV out of the general DVC circulation or adjust the reservation windows making it a more exclusive resort.

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