Why Do I Keep Reading 160 is a Minimum Purchase?

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  1. CaptDadSparrow

    CaptDadSparrow Mouseketeer

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    We've read on so many places that the minimum direct purchase is 160 points?

    We've done the tour and started the process of buying a contract at AKL. However, we choose 120 points with out a problem. This is a direct purchase. It's our first purchase as well. Are we missing something in the fine print on this?
     
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  3. CarolMN

    CarolMN DVC Co-Moderator Moderator

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    Disney changes the minimum purchase amount frequently enough to make it difficult to know what the current number happens to be. :) First time buyers who want to buy smaller contracts directly from Disney need to ask to know for sure.
     
  4. Missyrose

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    At one point, more than a year ago IIRC, the minimum purchase for new members was 160. But since then, Disney has done away with the minimums.
     
  5. Deb & Bill

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    When the prices started to skyrocket and new buyers had to fork over $20,000 or more to just buy in, Disney needed to make it more enticing to new buyers.
     
  6. CaptDadSparrow

    CaptDadSparrow Mouseketeer

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    ahh, thanks all
     
  7. dvcterry

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    There was a 150 point buy in which was later replaced by 160 points. When Saratoga Springs was marketed for opening in 2004 the promotional material listed a starting price of $13,350, the minimum point requirement for the initial purchase not printed. Once the promotional material was launched for Animal Kingdom Villas promotional material listed $16,640 for 160 points, with price increases that came into effect June 2007. Currently the 160 points minimum for an initial ownership interest is printed on material; however, new owners have joined direct for less the minimum requirement on their initial ownership.
     
  8. Monorail Purple&Gold

    Monorail Purple&Gold How do you do? Mighty glad to meet you! Pretty goo

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    My DS and BIL just bought in 2 days ago...new members bought direct from Disney...50 pts at VB, no 160 pt. minimum for them.
     
  9. bighoo93

    bighoo93 Mouseketeer

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    When I went on the tour in September, the guide said there was no minimum.
     
  10. Tunseeker1

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    The minimum for new members is 50 points and 25 points for existing members.
     

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