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Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by AllieV, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. AllieV

    AllieV DIS Veteran

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    Does someone know the current minimum contract that Disney is selling these days and how much per point? Is it all the same at every resort they're selling? And which resorts still have points open for buying from Disney? Thanks. Just looking to make $ comparisons to resale.
     
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  3. bakenatj

    bakenatj Mouseketeer

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    New Member Purchase

    Animal Kingdom Villas***
    For a limited time, receive 20 free points for every 100 points purchased; purchase price is $125 per point
    (NOTE: Price scheduled to increase to $130 per point on April 24, 2012)
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    Aulani (Hawaii)*****
    For a limited time, receive 20 free points for every 100 points purchased; purchase price is $135 per point
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    Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Villas****
    $155 base price less $10 promotional discount; 100+
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    Beach Club Villas*
    $115 base price; 160-point minimum purchase
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    BoardWalk Villas*
    $115 base price; 160-point minimum purchase
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    Hilton Head Island*
    $80 base price; 160-point minimum purchase
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    Old Key West***
    $100 base price; 160-point minimum purchase
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    Saratoga Springs**
    $105 base price; 100+ points
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    Vero Beach*
    $75 base price; 160-point minimum purchase
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    Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel****
    $130 base price; 160-point minimum purchase
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    Villas at Wilderness Lodge*
    $102 base price; 160-point minimum purchase
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    Current Member Add-On Purchase

    Animal Kingdom Villas***
    $125 per point; 25-99 points
    For a limited time, receive 20 free points for every 100 points purchased; purchase price is $125 per point
    (NOTE: Price scheduled to increase to $130 per point on April 24, 2012)
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    Aulani (Hawaii)*****
    $135 per point; 25-99 points
    For a limited time, receive 20 free points for every 100 points purchased; purchase price is $135 per point
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    Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Villas****
    $155 per point; 25-49 points
    $155 per point less $8 promotional discount; 50-99 points
    $155 base price less $12 promotional discount; 100+ points
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    Beach Club Villas*
    $115 base price; 25-point minimum purchase
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    BoardWalk Villas*
    $115 base price; 25-point minimum purchase
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    Hilton Head Island*
    $80 base price; 25-point miniimum purchase
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    Old Key West***
    $100 base price; 25-point minimum purchase
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    Saratoga Springs**
    $105 base price; 25+ point purchase
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    Vero Beach*
    $75 base price; 25-point minimum purchase
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    Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel****
    $130 base price; 25-point minimum purchase
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    Villas at Wilderness Lodge*
    $102 base price; 25-point minimum purchase
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    * Contract ends on January 31, 2042
    ** Contract ends on January 31, 2054
    *** Contract ends on January 31, 2057
    **** Contract ends on January 31, 2060
    *****Contract ends on January 31, 2062
     
  4. bwang123

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    160 minimum AK / 125$ a point as of March. I heard thats going to 130$ on on or around April 20.
     
  5. KAT4DISNEY

    KAT4DISNEY Glad to be a test subject

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    Someone posted in the past couple of weeks that they were allowed to buy in with a minimum 50 pts. Sales seems to have lost some of the consistency that it used to have.
     
  6. jockotaco

    jockotaco Mouseketeer

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    I just purchased 125a grand california. Didnt the 160 minimum that the original poster listed
     
  7. AllieV

    AllieV DIS Veteran

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    Are you a new member or is this an additional contract?
     
  8. Tunseeker1

    Tunseeker1 Mouseketeer

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    I set up a sale for a friend for 50 points direct on friday, new member not add on.
     
  9. AllieV

    AllieV DIS Veteran

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    A new member went through Disney direct to buy a new contract and they let them buy just 50 points?
     
  10. Missyrose

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    There have been multiple reports in the past couple of weeks that Disney has made 50 points the minimum for all resorts, add-on or new memberships.
     
  11. Tunseeker1

    Tunseeker1 Mouseketeer

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    Yes. A new member bought 50 points direct from disney. That also financed the deal
     
  12. AllieV

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    Hmm, 50 at boardwalk at $115 is the same as buying a resale of 115 points for $50, not totally unreasonable to get at that price. Not so attractive now, I guess.
     
  13. Tunseeker1

    Tunseeker1 Mouseketeer

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    Remember to add closing and dues per point.
     
  14. SpaceMountain77

    SpaceMountain77 Kidani Villager & Victorian Gentleman

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    I recently purchased directly through Disney and the minimum for OKW, VWL, AKL and BLT were all 50 points.
     
  15. RayJay

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    How much is closing for buying direct? And do you have to pay MF for 2012, or is it prorated.

    Trying to compare my total outlay for direct vs resale.

    Thanks
    RayJay
     
  16. Tunseeker1

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    Last one I did the closing was $67 and prorated dues for months left of uy
     
  17. RayJay

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    I didn't realize buying direct had much cheaper closing costs, course it was 11 years ago when I bought.

    Thanks for the info.
    RayJay
     
  18. ELMC

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    I hope you are letting your friends know about resale so that they can make an informed decision.

    EXACTLY! Very well put, Allie.:)


    I see you're still banging the direct drum, with financing to boot. Seriously, what is your agenda? People are asking for advice on how to save money and you are steering them towards direct. It's irresponsible.
     
  19. disneynutz

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    Disney has been known not to deal but the truth is, depending on your offer, they want your money and can make exceptions.

    We have told them what we want, they said no, we said no, and a couple weeks later they called telling us that "they normally don't sell below the minimum but because we are special, they will make an exception".

    :earsboy: Bill
     
  20. Tunseeker1

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    I believe that I have told more people about buying resale then most people have said anything about the benefits of direct.
     
  21. AllieV

    AllieV DIS Veteran

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    The sticky thing with telling people about resale is that it crosses into personal finance territory, as in "you can buy for half the price but you need cash." Then maybe their face drops and they stammer about how they'd feel better going through Disney because they can trust them. Then you say that TSS has a financing program that's similar in price to Disney, but maybe they've already been sold on Disney's loan not showing up on their credit as a debt.

    It's not that people shouldn't be well informed, but it can get uncomfortable.
     

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