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    Looking to buy direct - 50 points (after 10 years waiting)

    I would suggest you to pause a bit and rethink your plan. Buying now and trying to book the second week of December you won't find any availability, that week has been booked solid at 11 months and Riviera won't be open yet even for the welcome home reservation. Why direct? 50 points wouldn't...
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    Where to buy next?

    Be aware that the rolled back 2020 reallocation did move points from the bungalows and cabins to the other rooms at the resort. Poly studios are already pricey and DCV thinks they can increase them even more. CCV points per night are on the low side, when comparing with the newest resorts, but...
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    Jambo house

    Standard views on the Kudu trail all have a partial Savannah view. I had one last year and it was nice.
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    New AP Special?

    Next AP deal will be offered when Universal will open the third gate. In the next few years with all the new attractions planned and 50th anniversary I don't think they'll offer a great deal like Premier Plus for the cost of the gold. I'd be very happy to be wrong about this.
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    UK free dining and ultimate ticket: can they be purchased outside the UK?

    At the end, Disney support told him he could book on the Irish website, which is even better for him since he can pay in Euro. Thanks all for the replies.
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    Are split stays complicated?

    Bell services help with all the logistics of moving the bags. You'll still need to pack and unpack, only you know if this is something that might annoy you. I don't mind living out of a suitcase and since I travel by plane, I still pack my carry on bag with everything I need the first 4 nights...
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    Which DVC resort is best?

    The best option is a split stay three way: one MK resort, one Crescent lake resort and one "out there" resort (AKV, SSR or OKW). I'm doing a 12 nights stay this September at BLT, BWV and AKV, I'll be able to walk to 3 parks and 5 mins bus to another, plus two transfers. Bliss.
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    What makes DVC worth investing in?

    I'm sorry I don't agree on this. DVC financial analysis compares DVC to rack rates, which is a no starter. Also, while I don't need to know if I'm saving 20 or 40%, and I have no intention to buy more points regardles, I still enjoy such posts and people looking to buy should still read them...
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    DVC for Annual RunDisney Trip

    SSR is the first resort to get the pull down murphy beds instead of sofa beds during the hard good refurbishment that should start any day now. Who tried them said they are as good as real beds. I agree with others saying that having two real beds is a huge plus for race events, some of the sofa...
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    What makes DVC worth investing in?

    I think you're both right. I agree with CanadaDisney05 when he says some financial analysis is needed before buying DVC. Buying a timeshare to end up paying equal or more than the cash "equivalent" is just silly. There must be some form of savings, otherwise why commit to a long term purchase...
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    CCV now $210/Point Direct

    Playing devil's advocate: when the Poly project was approved, DVD might have thought that the bungalow would be a new successful option for more affluent members. When CCV project was approved, only a small percentage of the Poly was already sold out, so they can say they didn't have enough data...
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    selling small contracts i own to extend years and add points

    Loaded contracts sell for a bit more than stripped contracts, but not for $30 more (the equivalent of renting 2 years of points). You would be better off renting first, then selling. However it would take more time because you would have to wait the reservations dates before you can close.
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    This weeks DVC show

    Silly me, I didn't ask, just turn down the offer immediately. I guess they would have offered to pay me back what I paid in 2012, which would have been a very bad deal for me, since I could resell now for double what I paid.
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    This weeks DVC show

    If you want to get rid of your contract, threaten a legal action against DVC, they'll offer to buy your contract back. :)
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    First Time Renting points, for our Disney Honeymoon! Please help!

    Early September has always been a quit time for DVC, with plenty of options open at 7 months. Poly standard shouldn't be difficult to book at 7 months, Boardwalk view would be much more difficult. Being an honeymoon I would say it's better if you plan at 11 months if possible and pay a little...
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    Qualifications for existing DVC member question

    Fastest case of addonitis ever :)
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    Qualifications for existing DVC member question

    So, let's say I'm not a member and I want to buy 350 points. I can buy 350 immediately and get $2820. Or I can buy 100 points, wait for the membership number (a few days), then buy the remaining 250 and get $3760 credit. I would pay closing costs twice, not sure how much they are, but splitting...
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    Back To The $6 Delivery Fee

    What they told me is that the grocery delivery is not included in the list of things that members pay with their dues. Luggage delivery is included. Common parts like elevators, pools or services like transportation to the parks or to the airport are included. However they've not shared the list...
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    Point transfer information needed please

    You cannot use transfered points to book online, they will not show up in your account, you have to call MS. This means any reservation requiring to be online straight at 8am to have a chance (AKV consierge and value most of the year, CCV studios, BLT standard and BWV standard during peak...
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    Buy Aulani to stay use at minimum Saratoga

    There are a handful of days in a year when SSR might not have availability at all. For example marathon week end. A waitlist would probably match, though. SSR standard also sell out before preferred, I believe, so if you're looking at the standard point charts, being forced to book preferred...

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