BWV or BCV Direct (CORRECTION TO EARLIER POST)

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  1. ELMC

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    Funny, I watched the webcast and didn't pick up on that. I think I need to pay better attention. Thanks. :)
     
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  3. jvalic33

    jvalic33 Earning My Ears

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    So, I started looking into resale. Does it really matter if I buy in the same use year?

    When I review what you say, it is difficult to pass up the savings, plus if I ever want to sell it, I won't have that big drop in value from the Direct price.

    Any advice? Should I just check the usual listing places that everyone recommends on the boards?
     
  4. ELMC

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    There are advantages of having the same use year. All of your contracts show up nicely and together on the DVC website. You can very easily combine points from different contracts at the 7 month mark. It's also easier to keep track of. But there are advantages of having different use years as well. You can choose which contract to use depending on what time of year you want to travel to avoid putting points at risk in the event of a cancellation. You also have more flexibility when shopping for contracts.

    Good luck in your search, it sounds like you are on the right track as far as where to look.
     
  5. dbs1228

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    Having a different UY requires a bit more tracking of the points and you will have 2 different memberships and cannot combine the points unless you transfer the points from one membership to the other. I am in the process of selling a SSR 130 point contract that had a different UY then my 160 point SSR contract. I realized having the same RESORT with different UY was not what I wanted - I use the 11 month advantage (THV) and when I did transfer the points there was major issues on MS part - took them a month to straighten out. It all worked out in the end but just made me nervous.

    With that being said we are in the process of buying BWV 222 points different UY but I am okay with that since I will not be combining points with my other contracts for the 11 month booking window. I am also looking to add points to our BLT contract but will not consider a different UY then the one I already have for BLT. Hope that makes sense. Good luck
     
  6. jvalic33

    jvalic33 Earning My Ears

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    That makes sense. So since BCV is a completely new home resort for me then it really doesn't matter what UY I buy.

    Why am I still leaning to direct purchase? Is it just the ease of completing it? I hate the idea of having to go back and forth and waiting for ROFR, etc. Also, they will get me points with my use year and I do get the points from the prior year, whereas that is not a guarantee with a resale purchase.

    Just out of curiosity and I'm sure ELMC has calculated this, what is the value of those 100 points that I will get from the direct purchase? I believe as long as I close by November, I will get 100 from 2012 and 100 from 2013.
     
  7. ELMC

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    The going rate for points in a contract is $10 a point. But to be clear, you are not getting prior year's points, you are getting current points. Assuming you have a December UY, you are currently still in UY 2012 (which runs from Dec 1, 2012-Nov 30 2013). So while you're right, some resale contracts will have those points stripped out of them, Disney isn't doing you any favors, they're doing what's required by law.

    But you bring up a good point, and you should definitely account for those points if they're missing from a resale deal. There is nothing wrong with wanting the immediate gratification and convenience of buying direct, that's the advantage. What is troubling is when people don't admit that and try to fudge the numbers to make it seem like it's a good deal financially speaking. It sounds like now you have all the facts, so you are making an informed choice. That's all we can really hope for. Good luck with your decision. :)
     
  8. jvalic33

    jvalic33 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for all your help and guidance!:)
     
  9. WMorganS

    WMorganS Flapping My Ears

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    Each use year has to be managed separately.
    No particular use year is easier to manage than another.
    Planning is half the fun.
    Therefore, the vacation must be the other half of the fun.
    Therefore, each use year after the first must add 50% to your fun.
    Therefore, having three use years must double your fun without increasing any costs!
    WOOT!
     

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