I have always been here.

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by DrTomorrow, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. DrTomorrow

    DrTomorrow Your Disney friend from the Future!<br><font color

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2003
    Messages:
    3,498
    Greetings!

    When you last left our intrepid duo ("Ah. You Seek Meaning.")
    Think on it over the weekend?
    Call on Tuesday?
    Bwahahahaha! :p

    After a wonderful time at the Michigan Renaissance Festival (Yes, we dress up - DW looks great! Yes, we say things like "Huzzah". No, we don't travel around the country dressing up and saying "Huzzah.") we realized that it was only 4:00 EDT. Our Guide Jim McCoy (or "Jim" as he lets us call him) works until 5 or 6. Hmmmmm; what do you think we did? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Yep, we figured out how to make the cordless phone a speaker phone and gave Jim a call. Remembering us (we talked only 4 days ago) he asked how we were, brought us up on his screen and said that he'd answer all the questions we had. Silence. "Uh, Jim, don't mean to startle you, but we don't have any questions. We're ready to buy." More silence. "Oh. OK. Let's go!"
    So we started answering all the questions. How many points? (300. Yes. Addonitis, probably chronic.). Finance? Disney (we'll look at a home equity loan next year). How to pay the down payment? After declining a wheelbarrow full of pennies, and a truckload of returnable bottles (hey, $.10 each here in MI), he happily took our Visa number. Will your wife be a joint owner? Who? ::Owww!:: Yes! Thankfully, Jim had sent a blank purchase proposal and product checklist with our info, so we had something to look at as we did the dirty deed.
    Now we await another FedEx package, where we have to "sign with our ears and have a date at the Palms" (???). Since we're going to be at WDW in October, we made an appt w/Jim to see the models; which we'd planned on anyway, but as prospective buyers not owners. But in any case, since we gave Walt, Mickey and Mike our down payment, I think that Marie and I finally feel, well, "Welcome Home."
    Although the rest will be somewhat anticlimactic, I'll keep all you Gentle Readers up-to-date; I'll gladly see this written journey through to the end. Thanks again to all of you for your advice, sense of community and all of the "Welcome Home"s. When we have our first ressie at SSR, you're all welcome to stay with us; provided, of course, that you don't violate the unit capacity. (Plus, I hear that OKW is much bigger) ;)

    Erick

    NOTES:
    1. Jim said that we can use pts starting Dec 1. He said that they are on track for May 1 opening, and - based on the last new open - they are more likely to open early than late.
    2. Jim had mentioned that they have no idea when the $10/pt incentive might end; here on DIS, the consensus was 'not anytime soon'. This didn't factor into our decision to speed things up - Reasons? We don't need no stinkin' reasons!
    3. When we were deciding on pts, we starting thinking who we might want to stay with us at SSR - we came up with a short list of family and a few dear friends. However, DIS folks had warned us that once people knew we had a DVC timeshare, the list of people who suddenly were "close family/friends" would grow. I think we may have some trouble, as there were no names that appeared on both lists. :eek:
     
  2. crazywig

    crazywig DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2001
    Messages:
    1,504
    congratulations erick and marie!

    we also went from 'thinking about it' to buying in about, oh a week :eek:. we put our deposit down yesterday and i am still on cloud nine!

    WELCOME HOME!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce:
     
  3. Laurabearz

    Laurabearz <font color=deeppink>I cant load my bobbin!<br><fo

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2001
    Messages:
    13,516
    Welcome home! I have enjoyed reading your journey! Thanks so much!
     
  4. Avatar

    DIS Sponsor Disney Vacation Club Resales dvc-resales.com


    to hide this advert.
  5. BCVOwner2002

    BCVOwner2002 <font color=red>I do math problems in my sleep - i

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2002
    Messages:
    4,091
    Congratulations! I liked your post! Welcome home! Annmarie
     
  6. RoutemanDan

    RoutemanDan DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2000
    Messages:
    2,761
    <img src=http://www.boomerweb.net/users/garage/clipartist/welhomeban228rmd.gif>
     
  7. floridafam

    floridafam DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Messages:
    8,208
    Congratulations!!!!

    Welcome Home!!!


    See you at SSR:D
     
  8. Terry S

    Terry S <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/index.

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2001
    Messages:
    3,971
    Congratulations and welcome home! I really enjoyed reading this post and the last one and look forward to reading many more!

    P.S. Looks like we will both be leaving Michigan and going to WDW at the same time.
     
  9. mrsdon

    mrsdon DIS Veteran<br><font color=navy>I'm a morning pers

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,987
    Congrats and welcome home!!
    I want to buy SSR points so much, but I really do have enough points.
    Anyway, have fun and Welcome home again.
     
  10. TIdoublegaER

    TIdoublegaER <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/index.

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2001
    Messages:
    1,008
    WELCOME HOME! I, too, have throughly enjoyed reading your posts.
     
  11. ncligs

    ncligs Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2001
    Messages:
    4,361
    How many GV's are you getting for all of us?

    [​IMG]
     
  12. tinkgrl

    tinkgrl Love Johnny Depp & Captain Jack Sparrow! Love bein

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2003
    Messages:
    3,655
    Hi,

    Congrats & I enjoy reading your posts!!! Welcome Home!!

    Allison an associate
    Offically DVC 7/23/03
    Home: BCV
     
  13. Disney  Doll

    Disney Doll DIS Security Matron

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2000
    Messages:
    28,131
    Well...Welcome Home!!!!!!!:wave:

    I am most impressed that you waited as long as you didi!!!!! When we took our tour, if not for DH physically retsraining me form opening my purse, I would have given them my VISA card THAT DAY!!!!!!!! He felt he wanted to read the paperwork...have you ever heard of such a thing???!!!;)

    You won't regret your decision. We have owned since 1997, and haven't regretted our decision for one minute.
     
  14. Dancind

    Dancind Tinkerbell's Mom

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2001
    Messages:
    7,129
    Welcome Home, glad you joined! We need more entertaining posts to read here on the DIS. Diana
     
  15. Maistre Gracey

    Maistre Gracey DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2002
    Messages:
    8,259
    <font face="comic sans ms">CONGRATULATIONS & WELCOME HOME! :cool:</font face>
     
  16. Tinkrbell

    Tinkrbell Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2002
    Messages:
    339
    Congratulations!

    Gotta LOVE that 10c bottle dept!

    If you work hard enough at collecting them, you could pay your annual dues each year with your earnings;) !!
     
  17. floridafam

    floridafam DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Messages:
    8,208
    Tinkrbell,

    Great idea.

    I've given up on taking my bottles to the store. I give them to my mom. We live in East Lansing and you should see the bottle returns for the students at MSU. Two guys the other day had 4 carts full of bottles.:rolleyes:


    DrTomorrow,

    Did you do the whole 300 in one contract or did you buy 2 150 pt contracts, if you don't mind me asking.
     
  18. Tinkrbell

    Tinkrbell Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2002
    Messages:
    339
    floridafam-I too gave up on bottle returning, YUCK! We're from Ann Arbor and its so funny seeing those kids bring in carts of bottles & cans to Meijers.

    We've since moved out of MI and I LOVE not having a bottle deposit. Just put them all in the recycling bin.
     
  19. lenshanem

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

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Messages:
    8,909
    Congrats! :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc
     
  20. BCV23

    BCV23 <br><img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/i DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2002
    Messages:
    18,790
    Congratulations and

    Welcome Home!
     
  21. JimC

    JimC DVC Co-Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Messages:
    6,055
    Congratulations and Welcome Home :)

    Your written account of your journey has been thoroughly enjoyable! Keep up the great posts.
     

Share This Page