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  1. skier_pete

    D23 EXPO 2019 Superthread - dates announced!

    I am sorry to hear this. I am with you, there is no way we are lining up at 3 AM. I so much want to go to the parks panel as well, I am not sure yet what we are going to do. That said, we do not yet know how they are going to handle the line-ups. In the past, Sunday they did not allow lining up...
  2. skier_pete

    It's an epic 16th birthday celebration (TR) - June 14th - We've Arrived

    And AWAY WE GO!!!! ...at 3:30 AM in the morning. Yes, we got up at 3:30 AM to make our flight to the airport. It kinda sucked. It was a 5:45 AM flight and the only notable thing is we got to the airport about 4:45 AM, and there was a MASSIVE line at the TSA. Fortunately, we have TSA Pre-check...
  3. skier_pete

    CCV now $210/Point Direct

    Well, studios can be a problem everywhere, but really the only places that have "Can't get ANY studio at 11 months out" problem are VGF and CCV. As I pointed out, CCV is 13% of points in studio. Even without cabins, VGF isn't much better as it's like 16-17%. I believe BLT is higher because there...
  4. skier_pete

    CCV now $210/Point Direct

    I wouldn't suggest they sell a product for less profit. I would suggest the sell a product to members that is what they represent it to be, which they don't. It's like if I went to car dealership and they told me "It's a car, but you can also use it as a boat." and I get home and find out it...
  5. skier_pete

    News Round Up 2019

    PR benefit maybe...but most effective at keeping people away. A lot of responses I've seen is "Forget that!" A few of my friends in Florida even said they are going to stay away for a few months.
  6. skier_pete

    CCV now $210/Point Direct

    My only hope is that since reflections is partially a cash redort that they make the cabins there so that they are half DVC and half cash. I think had they built say 8-10 of them at the Poly and CCV it would have bothered me less. I do think that there's probably enough interest in them across...
  7. skier_pete

    CCV now $210/Point Direct

    Agree to disagree. Putting 38% of the points in GV/Cabins and then NOT pointing this out to the consumer is shady. They clearly know this resort will have a studio problem (and possibly a 1-bedroom problem too). To sell to a bunch of members that many of which are going to be very upset they...
  8. skier_pete

    CCV now $210/Point Direct

    Nope it's shady. They are building those bungalows/cabins to generate points at a new resort to sell. Then the cabins remain empty half the time for breakage and meanwhile owners (at CCV) can't get into a studio at 11 months because demand is so high from all the people that bought there with no...
  9. skier_pete

    D23 EXPO 2019 Superthread - dates announced!

    We are going to DLR the Sun-Wed before. My guess is the closer to D23 - the more packed DLR will be. Also Deluxe passholders (the $799 "cheap" passholder option) are blocked out from June 20th until August 18th in DLR for the entire summer. Anyone want to guess how many of those people are...
  10. skier_pete

    D23 EXPO 2019 Superthread - dates announced!

    Oh man - I am not much of a merch person normally but.....take my money dammit!!!!
  11. skier_pete

    News Round Up 2019

    10 hour wait, huh? I hope that's a virtual queue.
  12. skier_pete

    Analysis of Riviera sales as of 5/10/2019

    Hmmmm, interesting. So that person is probably thinking that smaller contracts there will retain a lot more value, and that might be true.
  13. skier_pete

    How many extra points would you buy as a buffer?

    My vote isn't on there. I always recommend that you should buy 20% more than you think you are going to need. So I would say 20% more than current charts - which would more than cover you for any changes.
  14. skier_pete

    Analysis of Riviera sales as of 5/10/2019

    7 contracts? So are they buying a ton of points or a lot of tiny contracts.
  15. skier_pete

    News Round Up 2019

    Oh, I was so disappointed we weren't able to catch the Hagrid ride two weeks ago. Universal rests on "Screens and 3D" way too much (Not a spoiler to say Fast and Furious was terrible.) , but when their designers really put their mind to it they make some amazing rides. Sorry I'm probably going...
  16. skier_pete

    CCV now $210/Point Direct

    One of the big things that make me think Copper Creek is priced a little high is the fact that WLV is currently pricing amongst the lowest of any DVC property. I COULD be that Copper Creek is in part causing this - but the price difference seems so great to me. To me - CCV should settle a...
  17. skier_pete

    CCV now $210/Point Direct

    I doubt it. The longer it goes the more contracts will come on the market. I actually think it's already too high for the location. That said, it could go up a bit short term.
  18. skier_pete

    News Round Up 2019

    I was going to say "This means Disney is planning to buy Netflix buy 2026" - but yours works too.
  19. skier_pete

    Multi-Site POS Revision Dated 01/19/19

    Interesting, I wonder why? I have always heard you are more likely to get a pass if the contract is stripped.
  20. skier_pete

    Forgot magic bands at home...

    Right - I think the front desk can provide you with the grey ones, but not 100% on that. Best thing to do is ask. Alternative would be to buy the bands at the park and you can immediately link them to the DME or get the front desk to do it for you. Those are the only options I can think of.

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