DVC Indifference?

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by Granny, Mar 22, 2002.

  1. Granny

    Granny Yeah, I'm a guy

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    I've read a lot of experiences about people sharing their excitement of DVC with others and seeing them get enthused as well.

    Frankly, for some reason, all of our relatives, neighbors, friends, and co-workers that we talk about DVC seem very uninterested. Admittedly, most are uninterested in WDW, but even the ones who go occasionally show no interest.

    We don't get anyone telling us they think DVC is a dumb idea, we just sort of get a "that's nice" nod.

    I don't think we'll be seeing any of those referral awards! :(

    But, on the bright side, I don't think we'll have people bugging us to bring them along for our "free" lodgings at WDW. :D

    I guess that's part of the reason I enjoy this board so much....at least here I can find others who share our enjoyment of WDW and DVC in particular! Thanks to all for your continued information, opinions and speculations! :)
     
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  3. drusba

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    They don't call Missouri the "show me" state for no reason. You are obviously among those who cannot get enthused unless they actually experience it.
     
  4. Granny

    Granny Yeah, I'm a guy

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    LOL drusba. I think you actually might be on to something there! Must be that Midwest stoicism! :)
     
  5. kem330

    kem330 <font color=red>Thinks the TF is an Illinois thing

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    Granny, We have the same problem- no one we know is as excited as we are about DVC and WDW. It just seems like you either get WDW or you don't. Some people see it as a tourist attraction you visit once and others like us appreciate a first class resort with tremendous entertainment value. I think midwesterners tend to be conservative and even if they can afford it would never dream of investing in DVC. Others may have limited vacation time and think it would be limiting. We look at it as an addition to our other travels- somewhere you can go for 4-5 days with beautiful accomodations, plenty of activities and total escape.
     
  6. yesdisneyfool

    yesdisneyfool <font color=blue>I won't grow up!<br><font color=r

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    Hey Granny, I know what you mean - same here in Southern Louisiana. Folks say "Yeah that would be nice but I don't know if we'd go every year." Then I respond, "we use to go every 12 months, now with DVC we go 3 times a year." Just think of how much of the Magic we get to keep alive. Maybe if those folks put the pencil to the paper and or the memories in the book, they realize like all DVC MEMBERS that we found the "Not so Hidden MICKEY".
     
  7. fkj2

    fkj2 DIS Veteran

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    Well, that's all true, and I've not YET done it, we all have a lot of other OPTIONS through DVC and it's exchanges. In the present economy, exchanging out may not be so much of a bargain but in higher economic times, some vacations to Hawaii, Europe etc. may not be as affordable except through an exchange. I have another 40 years or so to figure it out though.
     
  8. llp479

    llp479 DIS Veteran

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    I've got a close friend who would be a perfect candidate for DVC. She thinks it might make sense, her DH doesn't want to be "tied to WDW". However, they have gone every year for the past three, and are planning yet another trip for next year at Boardwalk!

    Maybe staying at Boardwalk will convince them that DVC is the way to go.
     
  9. gonzalj1

    gonzalj1 DIS Veteran

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    I know how you fell lip479. We have quite a few friends who go to WDW at least once if not twice a year. Most of them seem indifferent and one even flat out said he thought it was a bad investment. Can you imagine paying the going rate for your hotel room for the next 40 years instead of paying off your DVC commitment and then having 30 or more years of vacations paid for?

    Some people just don't know value when they see it.
     
  10. DebbieB

    DebbieB DIS Veteran

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    I agree that you have to see it to appreciate it. My Mom thought I was totally nuts when I bought DVC. When I took her, she came home and just raved to everyone about the "apartment" (1 bedroom) we stayed in.
     
  11. Shadeaux

    Shadeaux DIS Veteran

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    We're in southern Lousiana also. Most of the people we've told about WDW & DVC tell say, "we have Astroworld a few hours away, so why would we want to go all the way to Florida for the same thing?" I've given up trying to explain. We've been members since '94 and have only had one referral.
     
  12. jmminarik

    jmminarik Curmudgeon in Training.

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    We've had mixed reviews from our friends and associates. The non-believers go 'Oh, that's nice' when the topic of Disney comes up. Our friends who are believers are jealous...the fact that we can stay at BWV and not pay hotel rates is one big reason.

    Of course, you have the whole predjudice against timeshares thing going on too...every reason people dislike timeshares can factor into the indifference.

    -Joe
     
  13. Regina

    Regina <font color=teal>Maybe I’ll “accidentally” drop a

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    Only yesterday my sister asked my almost 17 year old DD if she wasn't sick of going to WDW. She gave her aunt a "are you crazy look" and responded with an emphatic "NO!"

    And yes, these boards are the perfect place for spending time with fellow "disney nuts." It's what brought me here, and kept me here. :) :) :)
     
  14. Eeyore2U

    Eeyore2U I'm the one you talk about. I rain on parades and

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    A number of friends and coworkers who have never been don't get it and never will.

    But for those that go it seems their opinions change.:rolleyes:
     
  15. jcodespoti

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    I wonder if its the whole timeshare stigma. Some people have heard horror stories about timeshares (most true).


    Joe in CT
     
  16. Cruelladeville

    Cruelladeville <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ

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    Most of the people I talk to seem indifferent, too, yet they eventually became members! I have convinced 3 people so far, and all I have done is just talk about our trips. My brother badmouthed the whole DVC thing for years, then he went down in January and bought a membership!! Unfortuneately, in Michigan I can't receive any rewards for referrals:mad:
     
  17. infobahn

    infobahn Mouseketeer

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    Cruelladeville

    Just make him use his points for a family trip with you.

    That would be compensatation.
     
  18. Cruelladeville

    Cruelladeville <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ

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    No such luck--my brother keeps wanting me to let HIM use some of my points so he can get a two bedroom unit. Of course,he would gladly let me stay in the second bedroom:eek: I have told him several times that he OWES me for getting him interested in DVC in the first place, but so far all I've gotten for my trouble is a beer:p :p
     
  19. Lyndarella

    Lyndarella All my dreams are coming true

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    I am not able to discuss DVC with anyone here, because most people here have never been to WDW, and I suspect some have never even heard of Florida...
     
  20. valeriekc

    valeriekc DIS Veteran & DVC member

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    How many of the posters on this board have ever made (and received the 200.00 credit) for a referral?
    We got one last year and it was pretty nice.

    I think that anyone that wants to buy in should make sure they pick one of us to refer them from now on.
    Just email me okay?
    Hah Hah

    But seriously folks I'm sure there are tons of casual referrals that don't get credited and you should work to make sure you get yours.
    I'm from Missouri as well and I didn't believe it until they "showed me the money"!
     
  21. Tink Fans

    Tink Fans Mouseketeer

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    We stopped telling anyone about DVC. Oh, how I wish some of my friends would join (not for the $$$) but for all the fun we would have at the BWV. In just the few years we've been members it has been GREAT!! I think I just might add on some at BCV's when I'm there next week. Thanks all.
     

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