A bit confused

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by Jobelly, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. ELMC

    ELMC DIS Veteran

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    I think that's a good idea. In the end, you may come to the same conclusion, which is absolutely fine because it's your decision to make. But it will be a more informed decision, which is what we're trying to help people do here by offering our opinions in the first place.

    One option would be to rent out your SSR points and use that money to rent BCV points from a broker or owner here on the DIS to make that reservation for you. It might cost a little more ($1-2 per point), but it would be able to guarantee the reservation you wanted.

    That being said, this is an end around fix, and if you truly want to be able to guarantee a BCV stay, you will need to own there and book at the 11 month window.

    It sounds to me that your heart wants you to buy at BCV but your wallet is trying to convince you that SSR will work just as well. I think you need to be honest with yourself about what your priorities are. If it's money over satisfaction, then you'll probably end up at SSR. If it's the other way around, you'll probably end up buying BCV. The more you talk about it though, the more it sounds like you really need to stay at SSR once before you can make this decision. You are going to be spending hundreds of thousand of dollars on Disney vacations over the course of your ownership. It doesn't make sense to not get full enjoyment out of it because you wanted to save a few thousand dollars on the initial purchase price. Good luck with your decision, it seems like you still have a lot to think about. :)
     
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  3. Jobelly

    Jobelly Earning My Ears

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    I have wondered myself if I'm trying to convince myself that SS will work but I genuinely do love the resort. I love the fact it looks more spread out and more areas to walk. Generally I feel it looks more relaxed which when you're going for 2 weeks really isn't a bad thing. Of course I am well aware of the fact I am basing my feelings on photos and opinions alone and not my own experience.
     
  4. DougEMG

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    You could always buy half the points at SSR and the other half at BCV. We initially bought at SSR because of the low price, but then added on at BWV because I wanted the location and the ability to book the standard view rooms at 11 months. This down side is that you end up with two closing costs.
     
  5. DizBub

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    Good luck with your contract. We thought we would never want to stay at SSR because it was so large and quite frankly it gets a little bit of a bad rap on the boards. Boy, were we wrong. We stayed there last year because it was the ONLY DVC with any availability and we fell in love with it. We have a new appreciation for DTD now because when we stay there we don't have to take a bus or try to park there, we just walk over.

    We own at BLT and BCV (bought BCV resale last summer). Last year I was on the waitlist for BVC for almost 7 full months and it never came through. The year before that I got that 2br at BCV right at 7 months.
    For this year I reserved BCV 2br at 11 months for late September and at my 7 month window we moved to BWV. At 7 months (last Thursday) BCV was WIDE open for the 2br and I gave mine up too. So you can see that it's a bit of a crap shoot and almost anything is possible in any given year.

    Just trying to reassure you that you really can't go wrong with a SSR contract. You can try to change at 7 months and will have a decent chance of getting it. If not, I'm certain you will love SSR. :)
     
  6. disneynutz

    disneynutz DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    SSR is spread out but you are walking around the resort rooms for the most part. DTD and the Carriage house are nice and the water features at SSR are also nice. SSR has condo style rooms with the exterior hallways.

    At BWV you have the BWV resort, the boardwalk stores and restaurants, the YC, BC, BCV, Epcot, DHS, and the Swan & Dolphin. BWV/BCV have interior halls like a hotel.

    IMO you get more bang for you buck at BWV/BCV.

    :earsboy: Bill
     

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