Will the Disney direct points minimum ever be lowered?

perchy

WDW Resort Hopper
Joined
Aug 29, 2008
Do you think the 150 points minimum for a direct purchase is here to stay? You’d think they’d make it easier to buy into places like Aulani and Riviera instead of harder. And the jump from 75 to 150 seemed to happen over a fairly short period of time.

What would convince you a direct purchase is worth it if you could buy in directly?
 

hhisc16

DHHIR owner, DISDAD
Joined
Feb 21, 2021
Do you think the 150 points minimum for a direct purchase is here to stay? You’d think they’d make it easier to buy into places like Aulani and Riviera instead of harder. And the jump from 75 to 150 seemed to happen over a fairly short period of time.

What would convince you a direct purchase is worth it if you could buy in directly?
I tried to buy in direct in Feb 2021 and the minimum was 125 pts.
I was interested in HHI and I would have bought direct if the minimum was 75-100 at the time (cash purchase).
Instead I went resale due to the minimum pts amount.

I am interested to see if DVC keeps the 150 pt minimum for the entire 18 month 50th WDW celebration.
 

hhisc16

DHHIR owner, DISDAD
Joined
Feb 21, 2021
Do you think the 150 points minimum for a direct purchase is here to stay? You’d think they’d make it easier to buy into places like Aulani and Riviera instead of harder. And the jump from 75 to 150 seemed to happen over a fairly short period of time.

What would convince you a direct purchase is worth it if you could buy in directly?
I would purchase 25 pts direct if I could get a blue card :earseek:
 

Ruttangel

UK DVC
Joined
Jun 21, 2013
Just to be clear, there are two different minimums, 150pts is min to get direct perks, a member adding on can do so as low as 25 pts or 50pts depending on resort.

Will this go back down? Who knows, they should have said buy 50 for the 50th as a short term deal.....I know, I know, I should work in Disney marketing :P
 

perchy

WDW Resort Hopper
Joined
Aug 29, 2008
Just to be clear, there are two different minimums, 150pts is min to get direct perks, a member adding on can do so as low as 25 pts or 50pts depending on resort.

Will this go back down? Who knows, they should have said buy 50 for the 50th as a short term deal.....I know, I know, I should work in Disney marketing :P
See? I'd have bought that marketing!
 

Sandisw

DVC Forums
Moderator
Joined
Nov 15, 2008
They just raised it to 150 in June for new buyers, My thought is that will not go back down and that the rise was to allow them to price the new VGF lower than its $255 and still end up with the same profit.
 

pixi509

Earning My Ears
Joined
Oct 15, 2021
You must have 150 points bought direct to be eligible for membership magic, unless you bought resale already and then It would be based on when to determine if someone is eligible.
Just closed on my first DVC contract today, a loaded 60-point SSR resale :) Thinking Disney wouldn't just let me swap out my white card for a blue for buying a measly extra 25 points direct.

Oh but if they did....💲😔💲😁💲😔💲
 

sethschroeder

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 24, 2013
You’d think they’d make it easier to buy into places like Aulani and Riviera instead of harder.
Its still selling fairly well for Riviera. Aulani isn't going anywhere any faster by dropping the points down.

By having lower point requirements its also drives a surge in requirement of Studios since someone with 75 points doesnt really have any other option but to book Studios.

Need less than you will need to look at resale.
 

BillPA

DIS Veteran
Joined
Sep 7, 1999
It also raises the dues, if you have 1,000 50 points contracts vs. 25 200 point contracts the admin costs are 40 times more. That ends up costing all of more. My dues when I purchased were $2.63 a point, now
 

Brian Noble

Gratefully in Recovery
Joined
Mar 23, 2004
Creates too much competition for studios.
That's true, but IMO the real source of competition for studios is the point charts. The studios are much more "efficient" in terms of value-per-point, and people aren't stupid.

Disney lowered point minimums during the Great Recession right?
I don't think so. They did stop ROFR though.
 

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