BLT resale prices May 2013

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by dmunsil, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. ELMC

    ELMC DIS Veteran

    Jul 4, 2011
    Here's the problem with those half priced deals that I don't think a lot of people realize...they're not advertised. It takes work to get those deals, sometimes more than people want to spend. I can respect that. For example, I paid $80pp, closing and 1/2 mf for my BLT contract with three years points around this time last year. The seller was asking $95. It took two or three exchanges back and forth, but that's the deal I got. I don't necessarily think that kind of deal is available now, but something similar can be had.

    Fortunately, half price deals aren't that difficult to find, primarily because Disney raised the resale prices at all of its resorts. You can easily still find HHI, VB, and OKW for more than half off. AKV and SSR can be found at half off with a little bit of work. BCV and BLT are possible but not likely and have the added problem of not passing ROFR. Until very recently you could get VWL for half off, but the resale prices on those contracts have skyrocketed, as have BWV and to a lesser extent VGC.

    What people sometimes like to do is talk about what a great deal they got but not talk about how much work it took to get it. I'm guilty of that as well. To get that BLT deal I mentioned above, I made probably between 10-15 offers. It's a lot of work, and to many people it's not worth it to save $1,000 up front. To me it's a bit of a hobby, so I enjoy putting in the time. So the way I see it is I get to have fun AND save money. But my guess is that very few people see it that way.
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  3. BestDadEver

    BestDadEver New DVC Member

    Jun 13, 2012
    Well I assumed that it would take some lowballing to get there I just indeed the impression that most people wouldn't drop $50-60 pp of there asking . Making it quite hard to actually get .

    I was really just browsing to see what all the hub bub was about . To be honest if you looking for a specific UY I think it would be quit hard to find something let alone get people to hit on lowballs .

    I can see the thrill of getting the good deal . I enjoy doing it with other hobbys of mine . If you know where to look and going rates for things you can flip them quick when a lowball deal actually goes your way .

    I don't have any issue with lowballs . I always think its funny when people get agitated when they get lowball offer . I just think its funny and say no . But someone like my boss who sell a lot of cars always gets really pissed . IMO to be sucssesful lowballer you can't want that thing to much .

    Lowballing seems to be the new trend especially since the economy took a hit . I sell a lot of cars if you have delt with people on CL lately they are quite funny . They try negotiating half price deals before even seeing the car . People just looking for deals . If I were to sell my DVC I'd probably list it $20-30 pp higher then I wanted and get probably $10 pp more then I wanted after the sale and the buyer would have thought he was getting a deal . It's a win win for both of us .
  4. JWG

    JWG DIS Veteran

    Oct 14, 2004
    I think that's what people are doing. Listing really high hoping to get something less but still more than the norm. But, it's working and making it hard for us who don't want to. I just got laughed at for offering $97 on a BLT contract listed at $110. They sold with hours at full asking price. People are paying, making it easier to say no to me. With a limited use year, I'm either paying or not getting right now.

    I walked from the BLT demanding full price. Wasn't worth it to me. But obviously it was to someone else.

    Getting half price at BLT would demand a large contract. It's not going to happen at 150 points or less.
  5. ELMC

    ELMC DIS Veteran

    Jul 4, 2011
    Full disclosure, my BLT contract was for 100 points. I understand that was a different time, but I wouldn't say it's not going to happen. It's just harder now than it was then.
  6. lorie13

    lorie13 Mouseketeer DVC Gold

    Jul 1, 2010
    That is terrible that you were laughed at. Not very professional. I have made numerous offers in the past month in the 90's on BLT contract, a few in the 80's on stripped contract. One was on a 250 point contract, asking $102/pt, I offered $94, they came back with $100. I said no. Apparently someone thought it was worth it as it gone now.
    IMHO I would rather purchase 170 points of VGF than 250 points of BLT at $100/pt.
    I wonder if it will change for BLT contracts once VGF opens up to the public on June 19th?
  7. susianew

    susianew Mouseketeer

    Jul 22, 2007

    :confused3 I am the seller on the three 25 point contracts, and if there was any laughter, it didn't come from me! I got a call very quickly after the listing that the $115/pt listing was gone and there was a $97 bid on one of the others. The bid was presented professionally to me. Given that the first contract went so fast, I wanted to wait a couple of days and see what happened. (The other two contracts were sold the next morning at asking, so I feel I made the right decision.) But on my end of the transaction, no laughter or slight was taken or meant to be given. :confused3

  8. dbs1228

    dbs1228 DIS Veteran

    Feb 24, 2010
    See that is where we are all different I would rather buy 250 at BLT at 100.00PP then 170 at VGF at 145.00!!!! Not only do I like the short walk to MK, being next to the Contemporary and lower point count to stay there!!!!! (cannot believe I am saying that since BLT is on the higher end point wise to stay!) It cost 69 points more :sad2: to stay in a 1 bdrm at VGF then BLT for the same week in Jan both lake view rooms and BLT has 2 bathrooms!!!!
  9. ImagineerTHAT

    ImagineerTHAT Imaginerd

    Jun 7, 2013
    I totally agree!!! I just went through this as I was considering 100 pts at VGF at $150 pp vs 150 pts at BLT at $100 pp. I got 50 more pts for the same price plus an automatic 300 pts to use right away. It was a no brainer for me as I love BLTs location and accommodations. Although I do think VGF will maintain value, I did the calculations and its almost impossible for the VGF option to surpass the BLT option in payback (unless BLT loses its value dramatically).
  10. jsivigny

    jsivigny Earning My Ears

    Oct 27, 2010
    If your contract is less then 100 points, you get a plus 2 on your saving throw.

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