DVC presentation - high pressure sales??

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by Dizneefamily+4, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Dizneefamily+4

    Dizneefamily+4 Wish I could live in Cinderella's Castle!

    Apr 23, 2011
    Quick question - is the DVC presentation as high-pressure sales as other time-share spiels? We're really considering DVC and want to get the details when we're in the World this August, but don't like the high-pressure tactics that most time share presenters use. Is the DVC DVD worth sending for? TIA!:goodvibes
  2. soarin_over_nj

    soarin_over_nj Mouseketeer

    Jun 12, 2010
    I don't think DVC pressures at all and I think that is why my family bought DVC back in 1992. We have loved every minute of being members and send away for the DVD, it can't hurt. Happy planning and good luck!
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  4. Tosie

    Tosie 1100 miles from "home"

    Sep 9, 2005
    We bought in 2006 and there was absolutely no pressure at all.
  5. katrina1122

    katrina1122 My Tag Fairy Tag went bye-bye :(

    Jul 8, 2003
    We've toured 2x times and talked on the phone with them over the years, but finances never seem to be right for us. They have never been pushy ore pressured us.

    We did Hilton tour once for free US tix and they kept us hostage for almost 3 hours despite our constant no's.
  6. aring75

    aring75 DIS Veteran

    Nov 27, 2001
    There is no pressure to buy at all. In fact, my husband and I did two different "tours" three years apart before we decided to drink the DVC kool-aid.

    I don't think Disney has to put a lot of pressure on people to buy. Most people kind of know if they want to buy in or not. It really sells itself. Don't feel hesitant to go look. You won't be pressured.

    (This coming from someone who absolutely HATES timeshare presentations!)
  7. Deb & Bill

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

    Mar 20, 2000
    DVC is not high pressure, but they don't say anything about resales. Check out the DVC boards on the DIS and check out resales just so you have the information.
  8. jrtoastyman

    jrtoastyman Purveyor of Fine Latex Products

    May 22, 2011
    Not high pressure, and also unlike other timeshare presentations in other respects. I've been to other timeshare presentations where they get to the part about pricing and they start with one price, and then after you say "no," that price goes down, things are added to sweeten the deal, etc. -- sort of like buying a car. With DVC, they'll give you the normal pricing, tell you about whatever current promotions and incentives they're running, and that's pretty much it. No haggling, no sweetening the deal if you don't like what's offered, pretty much take it or leave it and if you want to leave it, no hard feelings.

    That's not to say that they don't make a real effort to make a sale, but it's not like other timeshare presentations I've attended from a pressure standpoint at all.
  9. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    I wouldn't worry about pressure, but I would do LOTS of research before sitting through the presentation, so if you make a decision there in the moment at least you KNOW what you're getting. The guides don't mention every little thing, and it's best to know as many "every little things" you can before you buy. :)
  10. outahere

    outahere DIS Veteran

    Aug 12, 2002
    When we did the DVC tour a few years ago, one of the first things the CM said to us was - "I will not let you buy today. I want you to have time to review everything and think about it."

    In my opinion, that's about as low pressure as you can get.

    P.S. We ended up not buying because we just couldn't justify the initial cost plus the annual maintenance fee for 40 years. For some people it works great, but not for us.
  11. dansamy

    dansamy DIS Veteran

    Aug 8, 2007
    Yup. No pressure applied. Definitely check out the resale market too.
  12. Zippa D Doodah

    Zippa D Doodah <font color=red>Suffering from Fairy Alienation.

    Apr 9, 2003
    No pressure, but their demeanor sure changed when we said we were not buying. I don't hold that against them though because they hooked us into a tour at the end of a day, and I am sure they just wanted to get home as much as we wanted to get on with our vacation.
  13. Dizneefamily+4

    Dizneefamily+4 Wish I could live in Cinderella's Castle!

    Apr 23, 2011
    Thank you for the great info everyone! I'll definitely check out the resale info and do some more research before we go so I'm well-armed! ;)
  14. Lynne M

    Lynne M Moderator Moderator

    Nov 4, 2001
    Moving to the Purchasing DVC board... :)
  15. bighoo93

    bighoo93 Mouseketeer

    Dec 30, 2011
    Surprisingly, ours did.

    It was, as everyone says, exceedingly low pressure. Our guide had me pegged perfectly. At the end he said (in a perfectly good-natured manner) that he wasn't going to ask me about buying now, because he knew i was going to go back that night and create all my spreadsheets and run the numbers. Like I said, he had me pegged. But just before that, he said there was one question I didn't ask him. I asked what that was, and he said resales. He then went on to tell me (naturally) the sales pitch for direct over resale. I'm sure they don't usually do this. But again, he figured me out early, and knew I either already knew about resale (I did, a little), or would soon discover it. You could call that a failed sale, but I can tell you that I think more highly of DVC and Disney because of how that went, and it is one of the reasons I recommend to my friends and family to check it out and see if DVC is for them. I would never encourage someone to go into a high pressure sales meeting.
  16. Shanna-like-Banana

    Shanna-like-Banana DIS Veteran

    May 21, 2009
    I wouldnt say it was high pressure, but the guy we had def asked us many times if we were buying that day. We toured Kidani.

    I also felt irritate by the time we were done. At the beginning we were offered 6 fast passes or $100 gift card.

    I requested the $100 since DH & I were there for F&W. We ended the tour and the guy really stalled on giving us the cards. He didn't have any, and tried to say he didn't know anything about it.

    Well he left and came back about 10 mins later and said he would only give us $20, not $100 because he didn't know we weren't staying at AKL :sad2:

    I was not too happy and pressed on about it, and he just kept talking in circles. I pressed on several more times, but the guy was starting to get jerk-ish on me, so I just turned around, walked right out the front doors to the shuttle, got in and shut the van door myself behind me, not giving him the chance to say another word :wave2:
  17. disneynutz

    disneynutz DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Dec 11, 2006
    DVD the people who sell DVC, use Disney as a sales tactic. The magic, the wonderful times, the memories.

    They start buy giving you a van ride to the preview center, (not called a sales center) where you meet with your guide, (not a salesman). They give you lemonade and cookies, (how homey), then the ask you some questions, let you ask questions, show you a movie of families having a wonderful vacation experience because they spent money and bought a DVC contract.

    DVC works well for some families. You need to spend the time to learn about the program before you tour, banking and borrowing, UY, availability, resale, restrictions, the different resorts, DVC seasons, and dues to name a few.

    Owning causes you to spend some major money on vacations, the cost to buy a contract, the dues, the travel, the food, the extras, and the admission tickets each year.

    :earsboy: Bill
  18. k3chantal

    k3chantal DIS Veteran

    Sep 7, 2011
    We sat through the presentation in '07 and purchased a year later in '08. They did not 'bother' us the entire year and we did not feel pressured into buying right at the moment either.
  19. JimMIA

    JimMIA There's more to life than mice...

    Feb 16, 2005
    The DVC sales presentation is certainly better than most, but don't forget one thing. The person you are talking to is a timeshare salesperson...NOT your friend.

    Their responsibility is to THEIR family, not yours. They also have a responsibility to DVC/DVD to present their product in the best possible light, to minimize any objections or shortcomings of the product, and to maximize the importance of all their sales points...whether of not those features have any value to your family. They have zero obligation to look out for your interests.

    I personally can only think of one valid reason for NOT buying resale -- and that is NOT to get a new resort that's not available on the resale market yet. For the difference in price, I'll wait...thank you very much.

    The only time I'd recommend paying direct prices would be an existing owner buying a very small add-on (50 points or less) that they could not find in the resale market.

    Otherwise, the savings buying resale are too big to ignore, and you give up nothing of value buying resale.
  20. Brian Noble

    Brian Noble His Curmudgeonly Highness

    Mar 23, 2004
    ...and most of them are very very good at what they do.
  21. Dizneefamily+4

    Dizneefamily+4 Wish I could live in Cinderella's Castle!

    Apr 23, 2011
    Good to know. Thanks for sharing!

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