Direct Waitlist

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  1. cchron

    cchron F&W Fan

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    Can someone explain the direct wait list to me? Thinking about adding on at BWV but I didn't think I could buy points direct at that resort. Also I'm looking for a small contract, (ideally 50-75 points) which I didn't think I could get direct. I'm watching the resale boards but wondering what other options I might have. Thanks!
     
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  3. disneynutz

    disneynutz DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    DVD will sell you any resort and some require a wait list. They prefer to sell you their currently active resorts because they make more money doing so.

    Disney gets points at the older resorts through ROFR, dues forfeits and loan foreclosures.

    :earsboy: Bill
     
  4. cbnsoul

    cbnsoul DIS Veteran DVC Gold

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    If there is a wait list, the guide will take your credit card number to use for the deposit (usually 10 or 20%) and it will be charged automatically when your points come through. There is a 10 day period after you enter the actual contract in which to cancel in case you change your mind at which point the deposit (and any other additional money paid prior to that tine) is returned to you.

    I was on the wait list for months for 50 points at BCV and they never came through so I gave up and bought some at BWV. The next time I was on the wait list for BCV, they came through in 2 days.
     
  5. Disney 24/7

    Disney 24/7 Mouseketeer

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    I was on the wait list for Grand California Villas since July 2012 for 50 point March use year. I just got the call today, that took about nine months to get those points.
     
  6. WDWLayla

    WDWLayla Earning My Ears

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    Oh gosh...I'm not sure I want to wait that long! 9 months is such a long time, and from what I hear OKW has a super long wait list...
     
  7. PCMama

    PCMama Mouseketeer

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    What are the current direct prices for vgc? I just called but because I'm located in Hawaii they wont talk to me about any of their sold out properties. At all!!
     
  8. PCMama

    PCMama Mouseketeer

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    Ok never mind I called aulani and spoke to someone there. I was told I can't waitlist until I'm a member...
     
  9. Breyean

    Breyean DVC Since '93

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    Are you sure? A little over a year ago my sister, who was not a member then, was looking into which resort to buy and she spoke with my guide. She asked about the "closed" resorts and could have purchased one, or so I thought. But she wound up getting BLT .

    Maybe they confused the wait list for booking a resort where there's no availability for certain dates with the wait list for buying points?

    I'm curious about what other, more knowledgeable posters here will say.
     
  10. PCMama

    PCMama Mouseketeer

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    That is what I was told. I want vgc but the guide basically told me I had to go resale. He could be wrong. My problem is I can't talk to anyone in Orlando as I'm in Hawaii. I have to talk to a guide actually located in Hawaii! I told him I don't want aulani or akv because we go to California at least once a year and I want that booking period to make sure I get the room I want for a week. I can go to aulani anytime on a 7 month window because I only need the rooms for 1-3 days since I just have to drive 25 miles down the street. I'm looking for a resale contract as well but with the prices rising I figured I might as well at least look into waitlist.
     
  11. dwight16

    dwight16 Mouseketeer

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    i am on the wait list for BVC and BWV for 30 points. i went on last weekend. i am locked in at current prices but i dont think i will see any movement until after the march 20th redo. i am leaning towards a contract extension to make it more inline with the newer resorts. SO if you plan on getting on do it now it locks in current pricing. also my guide did not take a deposit we went on a hand shake over the phone
     
  12. Breyean

    Breyean DVC Since '93

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    Interesting. Well, good luck to you. If you're going to be using the points at VGC most of the time I'd go resale. I just did and am waiting to close.

    The only issue you'll encounter will be if you can't get a villa because there are so few to start, you can't use the resale points at the hotel side of GC or at PP or DLH. Even though the points for those aren't as good a deal as at VGC it is a nice option if you want to stay at a DLR hotel and can't gt into the villas. I think this is a bigger deal at DLR than at WDW, which is where most members of this board seem to frequent.
     
  13. Camshell

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    There is a direct wait list for the VGC. We were on it from Sept 2011 to Jan 2012. We were not DVC members at the time. I just called the Grand Cal hotel directly and was put through to the DVC rep.
     

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