- Aug 17, 2006
It's too bad - but I do see where DVC simply CAN'T do it late. It is probably a corporate mandate at that point, and they have no way to over-ride it, and if they override for you - they have to over-ride for others.I agree that they didn't necessarily do anything "wrong," i'm just really surprised that when I called the next day and explained what happened, that they didn't just take my money and move on. we'd be happy, and they'd be happy. if its true that the deadline had been publicized for 2 weeks, I certainly hadn't heard it. I may be wrong, but I believe that Disney only confirmed it a few days before the deadline. much like many of their increases, they give very little notice. in regards to waiting until 40 minutes before the deadline, it was my understanding that its a relatively quick transaction over the phone, especially if you're putting it on your credit card (which I was going to do.) the other reason I waited that long was we're about to put out $6500 for a new central air unit, so its not an easy decision to drop another $12,000. thank you for wishing us luck, but we know its not gonna happen
Perhaps take it as a sign you don't need a direct contract. We were recording a DVC show episode about the increase and the big question was "Why would Disney do this? Won't this just cut people off from buying contracts at all?" About half way through recording it dawned on me - Disney doesn't think that it WILL deter people from buying the direct contract. They thought that raising it from 25 to 75 would, but it really hasn't, so they may well be thinking that 100 won't either. People buy DVC very much with their heart - not their head. If we used our head we would only buy resale. But many people want to be a "member" and don't want to be "held back" from full benefits, so they buy direct.
Decide what you really, really want. If what you really want is the resort access - the save your money and just buy a resale contract. You can buy more points and get more for your money. If you find you don't like it, you can always sell your points, and your unlikely to lose money. (Whereas that direct contract for SSR would immediately lose 30% of it's value the second you signed the contract.) Take it as a sign - stick with resale.