Quick question

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by Ptwolfman, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Ptwolfman

    Ptwolfman Mouseketeer from CA

    Feb 26, 2012
    For new members, how long between your purchase of points & when you can use them?
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  3. Missyrose

    Missyrose DIS Veteran

    Jan 18, 2009
    It typically takes about a week to 10 days for your contract and points to be loaded into Disney's system. Then it can take another couple of weeks to get the member number in the mail. You used to be able to call member administration for your member number, but apparently, there aren't very many CMs willing to give that out over the phone anymore.
  4. disneynutz

    disneynutz DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Dec 11, 2006
    If you buy direct it can take a day.

    If you buy resale, it can take 75 days. Disney isn't in a hurry to help people who don't buy from them.

    :earsboy: Bill
  5. savannahcat

    savannahcat DIS Veteran

    Mar 27, 2008
    We purchased a resale contract and it took 57 days from initial offer to having access to the points on the website. All went smoothly for us and there were no unusual delays.
  6. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

    Mar 20, 2000
    But when you actually stay in a DVC resort and when you "can use" your DVC points might be something else. Just because you have the points doesn't mean there will be availability when you want to book. Especially if you want to book something during the DVC busier times (like early October through mid-January).

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