I have 500 points, and that is just right!

Discussion in 'DVC-Mousecellaneous' started by tvwalsh, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. tvwalsh

    tvwalsh <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ

    Mar 17, 2003
    Like the news, change and discontent are much bigger stories than inaction and content.

    I have often wondered how many members there are like me who have gotten the number of points they want with the yearly fees they are comfortable paying.

    Like a proud parent talking about his children, I would not take big dollars for any of the points I have, nor would I pay anything much for more.

    For those of you who are happy with the number of points you have, how many is that? Why is that all you want? What do you do with them? How big of a problem are the yearly fees? Any other comments?
  2. SuzieQMomof3

    SuzieQMomof3 Mom to (now) 4 great kids!

    Aug 5, 2002
    We just bought in this year with 175 points and I already realize that this is not enough. I think we'll slowly add more and more until we get to about 300.
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  4. donald...really

    donald...really <font color=cc0099>Gotta watch out for closed mind

    Jul 12, 2004
    We have 500 total, 250 at OKW and 250 at VB. For us this is perfect. We also own at the Westin St. John through Starwood. This might have tipped us over the edge as far as too many vacations in a year, but we fell in love with St. John and just couldn't resist.
  5. Montana Disney Fan

    Montana Disney Fan <font color=blue>GAT-Master Extraordinaire<br><fon

    Oct 2, 1999
    We've got 250 and are perfectly happy with it. We have no plans to increase.
  6. joepoe

    joepoe DVC BWV 98 OKW 02

    May 15, 2001
    If our 502 points is enough, then how come we are paying $255 a night to stay in a 1BR at OKW this weekend? The more points you have, the greater the DVC habit!
  7. jel0511

    jel0511 DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2001
    We have 425 points and hopefully it's enough, but I see an other add-on. Donald, I have to agree with you about St. John, it's an AWESOME place!!! We don't own a timeshare on St. John but are considering Virgin Grand Estates. We always stay in a private villa during our St. John vacations, and Virgin Grand Estates is just that, a timeshare, but with private homes!!! I can't wait to get back to St. John!!!
  8. kweaver

    kweaver DIS Veteran

    Feb 1, 2003
    We have 200...and that's enough for us. I know this may seem sacreligious...but one Sun-Fri trip to Disney per year (and an occasional trip to Vero or HH) is enough for me.

    We're going to VB in April...and haven't stayed at HH yet (visited, though). Maybe we'll change our minds if we fall in love with one of them and want more home resort points there. I prefer the gulf beaches, though (and DH grew up in Mobile)...so I kind of doubt it.

    If we had more chances to take trips during off season times (not summer, spring break and x-mas), I might consider more points.

    We like to travel elsewhere...and would consider another timeshare for trading purposes.


    Jan 8, 2001
    I don't recall my total number of points because I made some odd numbered add-ons at VWL and BCV (OKW was my original purchase) but I have enough to allow me 7 nites each at all three each year : May at OKW, Oct at BCV & VWL in Dec. plus enough left over to give a week to my kids every other year.

    Right now I have no interest in adding on anywhere ( even if they had a monorail resort) and wasn't even tempted in the least by the SSR & AP offer.
  10. darner

    darner 10+year DVC owner

    Dec 19, 2000
    150 pts. at BWV has been an appropriate amount for us for the past 5 years... sure it'd be nice to have about 200, but it's not worth with the extra cost associated with it...

    since 150 has allowed us to go to WDW about every other year with good banking / borrowing activity as well as other trips in between (we've done DL on pts 2x and a CC stay).

    Also, the lower points amount has allowed us to do totally non-DVC pt. vacations w/o feeling like we HAVE TO do Disney...
  11. GrammieMame

    GrammieMame <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/index.

    Jan 6, 2000
    I started out with 150 and the intention to take my grandchildren every 3 years in a 2 BR. What a joke! I'm now the proud owner of 300 WLV and 150 BCV and am still always in a state of borrowing from next year. But no more; can't afford the dues.
  12. goofy4dvc

    goofy4dvc <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ

    Sep 25, 2002
    We have 350. Original purchase of 150, add on of 100, and another add on of 100.

    We are satisfied with 350 points and don't see adding on more.

    We are able to use studios when it's just DH and me or 2BR when we take family.

    If we decide we need additional time after we retire, we will probably purchase a home somewhere or another timeshare other than DVC. We are very happy with the 350 DVC points, but would probably prefer to spend any additional time somewhere else.
  13. Beca

    Beca Apparently, we all have more money than brains!!!

    Mar 5, 2004
    In ROFR right now, and REALLY hoping to pass. That would give us 210 BWV, and 200 VWL....and, that is definitely it!!!! (at least, for now ;)). We have kind of reached the limit on how much time we can take off from work. Plus, we are in Phx, so getting to WDW takes a big effort (I LOVE SWA!!!). We have enough points to take "family" trips to WDW every year, and hopefully with the VWL points, we will be able to take my parents every other year and stay in VWL over Christmas...and make some magical memories for my dd.

    I'm SURE we will want to add-on later, and who knows...maybe we will. But, I am actually in the process of transferring 205 points into someone else's account because we cannot get away to use them this year!!! DH and I have taken TWO vacations in 12 years (both to Disney :p ). My point in buying DVC was to force us to slow down and make great childhood memories for our dd...and, here I am renting my points!!! Grrrrrrr!!!! It makes me crazy!!! Anyway...when the $1600.00 annual fee hits...that may put an end to my "add-on-itis"!!

    But seriously...I am thrilled with what we have (hopefully have!!), and feel that we have enough, and are very blessed!!!


  14. Lesley

    Lesley DIS Veteran

    Aug 23, 1999
    I think our 200 points was just about right when we lived in PA....but now that we live in SC we seem to need more. This past year we've borrowed more than half of next years' points already. Right now we have what we can manage financially though.

    It's in the plans to acquire more points eventually...but plans change and we're pleased to have what we do have.
  15. jarestel

    jarestel DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Oct 24, 2003
    We were in a bit of a different situation. We had about 600 points and found there weren't enough vacation weeks in the year to take advantage of them, and were "splurging" on accomodations we really didn't need just to use them up. Bottom line is we sold off a portion and now find we have a more "realistic" number of points that we can actually use to better advantage and for less in annual dues.
  16. kenzie

    kenzie Earning My Ears

    Sep 2, 2004
    we just purchased 150 ssr from dvc, also waiting for rofr on 210 at ssr. We also own pres week at harborside at atlantis,also westin mission hills in rancho mirage ca. also hilton las vegas strip. But hope to retire in 2 yrs. Hope to have enough weeks by then. Having fun spending kids inheritance
  17. jel0511

    jel0511 DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2001
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  18. OneMoreTry

    OneMoreTry <br><img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/i

    May 9, 2003

    Even if we have enough points I'm always tempted to pay cash on weekends -- it just seems like a waste of points when weekend nights COST the same but are twice as many points!!!
  19. MOMO2DK

    MOMO2DK Never let the truth get in the way of a good story

    Apr 11, 2003
    We have 230 OKW and 230 SSR
    This should give us enough for a 2 bedroom at least once a year.
    It also gives us 2 equal contracts for each of our 2 children to inherit.
  20. db78

    db78 Mouseketeer

    Jul 27, 2002
    We just purchased 175 points last year at SSR. Might add on 25 - 50 down the road, but not any more than that. Don't want to pay that much in dues every year. Besides, with just the 3 of us most times, a studio suits us fine. We stayed 12 days this summer at BCV in a studio and it was great.
  21. Lou Rindner

    Lou Rindner Earning My Ears

    Jul 27, 2004
    I bought 170 pts at SSR. Then within a few months bought another 30. I thought about resales but SSR is 51 years although at 44 yrs of age traveling at 95 I bet is not reaslistic. SMILE. Now I go to SSR for the first time with the family. So I have 200 and now need more. So I go ahead and buy 70 more. Now have 270 at the SSR. I think this is fine for the family but I thought that way last year and now added 100 points since the orginal purchase. SSR is great.

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