New member wants to purchase less than 125 points direct

KeithSS

Earning My Ears
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Apr 15, 2018
Has anyone purchased less than 125 points direct as a new member in the last few months? I have a friend who wants to get into DVC but only has enough $$ to purchase 60-75 points right now at OKW or AKL. They want to purchase direct to get the 0% and rewards on their Disney Visa car. My guide says 125 is the min for new member with no exceptions, but I find that hard to believe. He said if I can show him someone else bought less than that, he can get his mgr to override it. Yes she knows resale is a better deal, but she may want to add on more points in the future so she would like her inital batch to count towards the min for a blue card.

Or does anyone have Terri Schultz's email address cause I find it very hard to believe that disney would tell my friend that they don't want her $$
 

The Jackal

DIS Veteran
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Oct 24, 2017
If they want to purchase less than 125 they would have to buy resale first. If they purchase a 25 point contract resale then they are members. Members can purchase only 25 points direct if they want.
No. I thought non members had to buy at least 50 or 75. I think 50 for everything Poly and before and 75 for CCV and RIV. I could be wrong. DVC needs to stop changing things. The 125 is needed for benefits. You can buy a fixed week at RIV and CCV and be under 125. So you definitely do not need 125 minimum to buy direct. Minimum for members is 25 for Poly and previous and 50 for CCV and RIV, but they have made some exceptions.
 
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4luv2cdisney

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Mar 30, 2008
No. I thought non members had to buy at least 50 or 75. I think 50 for everything Poly and before and 75 for CCV and RIV. I could be wrong. DVC needs to stop changing things. The 125 is needed for benefits. You can buy a fixed week at RIV and CCV and be under 125. So you definitely do not need 125 minimum to buy direct. Minimum for members is 25 for Poly and previous and 50 for CCV and RIV, but they have made some exceptions.
Good point on the fixed week.
 

Mkaiser1

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Jan 6, 2021
First time buyer. Direct. Minimum 125 points. 100% definite. Tying up our first purchase today and it’s quite a sizeable purchase but breaking it into smaller smaller individual contracts. Even with that the first of those contracts HAS to be at least 125 points.
 

dvc lover 1970

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May 29, 2013
No. I thought non members had to buy at least 50 or 75. I think 50 for everything Poly and before and 75 for CCV and RIV. I could be wrong. DVC needs to stop changing things. The 125 is needed for benefits. You can buy a fixed week at RIV and CCV and be under 125. So you definitely do not need 125 minimum to buy direct. Minimum for members is 25 for Poly and previous and 50 for CCV and RIV, but they have made some exceptions.
I think that has changed and new buyers have to purchase 125 points.
 

The Jackal

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Oct 24, 2017
I think that has changed and new buyers have to purchase 125 points.
New buyers can buy a fixed week even with the 10% extra that you pay for when you buy one can still be less than 125. New buyers do not have to buy 125 points. 125 is needed for blue card benefits.
 

Divaofdisney

DIS Veteran
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Apr 10, 2002
I have a question... if we buy a resale and once it all goes through and is completed with Disney can we add on points direct less than 125 or does it always have to be the minimum of 125?? Just curious.
 

KeithSS

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Apr 15, 2018
I have a question... if we buy a resale and once it all goes through and is completed with Disney can we add on points direct less than 125 or does it always have to be the minimum of 125?? Just curious.
yes once you are a member you can buy as little as 25-50 point depending on the resort. Which makes it even more idiotic that you can't buy less than the 125 to become a member.
 

Divaofdisney

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Apr 10, 2002
yes once you are a member you can buy as little as 25-50 point depending on the resort. Which makes it even more idiotic that you can't buy less than the 125 to become a member.
Thanks so much, this helps alot. I think this is what we may do, just add 25 points to get the blue card or does it have to be 125? I think it might be that. Am I right?
 

iannovich

Mouseketeer
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Aug 23, 2017
Thanks so much, this helps alot. I think this is what we may do, just add 25 points to get the blue card or does it have to be 125? I think it might be that. Am I right?
You need 125 points total purchased direct for the Blue Card. It doesn't have to all be purchased at once. You can buy 5 different 25 point add-on contracts to eventually get there, but if you only have 4 different 25 point contracts (or any combination less than 125), you'd still need that last one to get to the 125 point direct minimum and the Blue Card.
 

Divaofdisney

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Apr 10, 2002
You need 125 points total purchased direct for the Blue Card. It doesn't have to all be purchased at once. You can buy 5 different 25 point add-on contracts to eventually get there, but if you only have 4 different 25 point contracts (or any combination less than 125), you'd still need that last one to get to the 125 point direct minimum and the Blue Card.
Okay this is what I figured. Not so sure then if it would truly be worth it for me to add on this way. We have saved so much already by buying resale. Thank you for the reply.
 

KSR0330

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 1, 2015
First time buyer. Direct. Minimum 125 points. 100% definite. Tying up our first purchase today and it’s quite a sizeable purchase but breaking it into smaller smaller individual contracts. Even with that the first of those contracts HAS to be at least 125 points.
I talked to a guide today and asked if I could break my 150 pt contract into 2 75 point contracts and he said I can.
 

princesscinderella

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May 27, 2011
I talked to a guide today and asked if I could break my 150 pt contract into 2 75 point contracts and he said I can.
We did something similar when we bought VGF direct. We did 3 50 point contracts because we have 3 kids and figured if we got tired of them (not likely) we could give one to each kid easily.
 

KSR0330

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Jan 1, 2015
Me, too! This will make it easy to split between by 2 boys if they are interested. I also figure if for some reason we need to sell, it will be easier and hopefully a little more lucrative to have the smaller contracts.
 

Sandisw

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Nov 15, 2008
When the new minimum for perks went to 125 back in a October, there were some who said guides told them that the new minimum would be 125 for new members as well,

So, while there have been times when they have allowed it to be lower, it is not something that is usually negotiable. I do know people who have been turned away.

Also, you may want to find and email someone at DVD. Terri is in charge of DVC which Is not the same division. I am sure she will respond to pass it along.
 

Theta

DIS Veteran
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Dec 30, 2007
I talked to a guide today and asked if I could break my 150 pt contract into 2 75 point contracts and he said I can.
Which resort did you purchase? I thought I remembered reading not all properties could be split like this??
 

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