Do prices drop after dues statements go out?

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  1. Mississippian

    Mississippian DIS Veteran

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    I haven't been active on this forum lately, but I see prices have firmed up.

    We sold our two contracts about five years ago just before the prices crashed. Hope to buy back in some day.

    My recollection is that every year after the dues statements go out they are a whole lot of contracts offered for sale and the prices drop a little. Am I correct in thinking this, or is it my imagination?
     
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  3. zavandor

    zavandor DIS Veteran

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    It happened in the past, but last year the contrary happened. In Dec-Jan the prices started to increase.
     
  4. KAT4DISNEY

    KAT4DISNEY Glad to be a test subject

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    I've never thought that prices dropped but there sometimes is an increase in contracts available.
     
  5. MickeyFan612

    MickeyFan612 Mouseketeer DVC Gold

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    Agreed- There have been more buyers in the market for resale and if that
    slows down perhaps prices will decrease! Doubtful though as more and more
    are becoming aware of resales!
     
  6. Nabas

    Nabas Mouseketeer

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    With the end of summer vacation season, available resale inventory has been climbing. It's now back to May levels.

    In May, prices were appreciably lower at all resorts except BWV, which went up first because of the "free theme park tickets" offer for direct sales at BWV.

    If inventory continues to climb, I suspect prices will drop.
     
  7. Brian Noble

    Brian Noble His Curmudgeonly Highness

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    The secondary timeshare market, in general, is cyclical. Spring and early summer tend to be the periods of highest demand vs. supply, and early winter tends to be the period with the lowest demand vs. supply. These seasonal variations can be swamped by underlying macroscopic trends---the crash of '08 and the recent recovery are good examples.
     

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