Why are small point contracts in demand?

Ruttangel

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jun 21, 2013
What fraud? If I disclose the value of park tickets as a discount to the buyer, DVD would have equal opportunity to take the same deal. The potential benefit to the buyer would be a better price without worrying about ROFR (unless DVD takes the deal with park tickets). Just because people get creative doesn't automatically mean it has to be illegal. :rolleyes1

LAX
I never thought of getting this creative, so I could buy swap my meal voucher at 21 Royal for a 75 pt VGC contract? 8-)
 

Yinn

DIS Veteran
Joined
Sep 4, 2019
I remember hearing a story about someone including a boat in the sale. They had to provide an appraisal of the value and it got taken in ROFR based on the cash equivalent. You said you could "get creative with discounts" which sure smells like you're trying to hide the value of consideration in the contract.
I wonder what Disney did with the boat?
 

bakerworld

DIS Veteran
Joined
May 24, 2010
I agree most 25 point contracts are to add to what is already owned. We have two small contracts 55 and 30. The 55 was to acquire the Home advantage 11 month reservation window and the 30 contract was to be able to stay every year.
 

CarolMN

DVC Co-Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Aug 18, 1999
I remember hearing a story about someone including a boat in the sale. They had to provide an appraisal of the value and it got taken in ROFR based on the cash equivalent. You said you could "get creative with discounts" which sure smells like you're trying to hide the value of consideration in the contract.
This is exactly what happens if something other than cash is included as consideration in a contract subject to ROFR..
 

Amyeliza

Mouseketeer
Joined
Mar 10, 2021
I'm in ROFR for a 60 point contract at PVB. I want a studio 3 - 4 days a year and not to have to pay more than $500 a year for dues. An $11,000 contract was something I could afford and worked well for me. Not everyone who goes to Disney stays for a week, so smaller contracts fit the needs of those who are on a budget and want to pay in cash.
 

808blessing

Mouseketeer
Joined
Dec 5, 2020
I think of it as diversifying my vacation portfolio. I have options. A small portion of my budget goes toward dues and still freedom to consider other destinations and flow for deals. My small point contracts are the consistent vegetables (I love veggies) that I can count on to put on my plate for decades to come. If I buy the all you can eat portion, I won’t be able to try anything else outside this restaurant.
 

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