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Old 01-15-2013, 06:17 AM   #1
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Buying DVC from Australia

Are there any users here who live in Australia like myself with a DVC membership? How do you work it so far away? What points do you have? Just wondering if it s a viable option from down under. Thanks
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:07 AM   #2
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How ofter do you vacation at WDW now?

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Old 01-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #3
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How ofter do you vacation at WDW now?

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It's been annually for a few years now - went in feb 2012 going nov 2013.

Hope to keep it that way.

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:51 PM   #4
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Hey bill

It's been annually for a few years now - went in feb 2012 going nov 2013.

Hope to keep it that way.

Darren

If you go to WDW every year DVC is worth it.

Go to the Other Lands section of Disboards and you will find a few DVC members.

Works for me!

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Read the old threads and the extra links.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3013993
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:17 PM   #6
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Hey bill

It's been annually for a few years now - went in feb 2012 going nov 2013.

Hope to keep it that way.

Darren
Travel costs must be a killer.

DVC can save you some money on you room cost but there is a learning curve to get the best deal and to see if it is a good fit for your needs.

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:13 AM   #7
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Don't live in Australia but can certainly comment on the process for buying DVC while living abroad

A lot of this depends on whether DVC is legally licensed (not sure if "licensed" is the best word, but you get my point hopefully ) to sell memberships to the country where the prospective buyer lives. To find out whether this is the case or not, you can simply to go the DVC website and request information. When you go to the request information screen, there's a drop-down list for country. If your country is listed, then DVC can sell to you directly.

Assuming DVC is able to sell to the foreign country where you live, then it's quite simple. You request information DVC, or call them. Tell them what you want to buy, and after they gather all the information, they'll simply send you all the forms to your address abroad. You can pay by credit card for simplicity.

If DVC is not able to sell to the foreign country where you live, then DVC won't be able to send anything to you, not even promotional brochures. In this case, you can only purchase a membership while you are in the states at a DVC sales center (or I guess they also have sales center in Japan, so not necessarily in the states...). All paperwork has to be done while you're there as again, DVC can't mail anything related to the sales to your foreign address. You will complete your purchase in WDW (most likely), and bring everything back with you. You can then call back to pay the remaining balance.

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Don't live in Australia but can certainly comment on the process for buying DVC while living abroad

A lot of this depends on whether DVC is legally licensed (not sure if "licensed" is the best word, but you get my point hopefully ) to sell memberships to the country where the prospective buyer lives. To find out whether this is the case or not, you can simply to go the DVC website and request information. When you go to the request information screen, there's a drop-down list for country. If your country is listed, then DVC can sell to you directly.

Assuming DVC is able to sell to the foreign country where you live, then it's quite simple. You request information DVC, or call them. Tell them what you want to buy, and after they gather all the information, they'll simply send you all the forms to your address abroad. You can pay by credit card for simplicity.

If DVC is not able to sell to the foreign country where you live, then DVC won't be able to send anything to you, not even promotional brochures. In this case, you can only purchase a membership while you are in the states at a DVC sales center (or I guess they also have sales center in Japan, so not necessarily in the states...). All paperwork has to be done while you're there as again, DVC can't mail anything related to the sales to your foreign address. You will complete your purchase in WDW (most likely), and bring everything back with you. You can then call back to pay the remaining balance.

Hope this helps!
Thanks so much,! All that was really helpful - I just followed your instructions and Australia is not on the list
Back to the drawing board
Thanks again
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Don't live in Australia but can certainly comment on the process for buying DVC while living abroad

A lot of this depends on whether DVC is legally licensed (not sure if "licensed" is the best word, but you get my point hopefully ) to sell memberships to the country where the prospective buyer lives. To find out whether this is the case or not, you can simply to go the DVC website and request information. When you go to the request information screen, there's a drop-down list for country. If your country is listed, then DVC can sell to you directly.

Assuming DVC is able to sell to the foreign country where you live, then it's quite simple. You request information DVC, or call them. Tell them what you want to buy, and after they gather all the information, they'll simply send you all the forms to your address abroad. You can pay by credit card for simplicity.

If DVC is not able to sell to the foreign country where you live, then DVC won't be able to send anything to you, not even promotional brochures. In this case, you can only purchase a membership while you are in the states at a DVC sales center (or I guess they also have sales center in Japan, so not necessarily in the states...). All paperwork has to be done while you're there as again, DVC can't mail anything related to the sales to your foreign address. You will complete your purchase in WDW (most likely), and bring everything back with you. You can then call back to pay the remaining balance.

Hope this helps!
Australia is not registered as one of those countries. You either buy new DVC while at WDW or DL or on a cruise. The much cheaper way with some minor restrictions on the DVC use is to buy resale which is very easy when living in Australia.
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Australia is not registered as one of those countries. You either buy new DVC while at WDW or DL or on a cruise. The much cheaper way with some minor restrictions on the DVC use is to buy resale which is very easy when living in Australia.
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Australia is not registered as one of those countries. You either buy new DVC while at WDW or DL or on a cruise. The much cheaper way with some minor restrictions on the DVC use is to buy resale which is very easy when living in Australia.
The laws for a real estate developer, (Disney) is different than other resale brokers. Most anyone can buy resale.

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I'm in the Netherlands where DVC is not allowed to sell either, I bought resale via Time Share Store.
Saved money and bought when it was convenient for us. Did not want to spend the time on it during our vacations.
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Thanks so much,! All that was really helpful - I just followed your instructions and Australia is not on the list
Back to the drawing board
Thanks again
As others have said, resale may be your only option for now (or wait until you're in WDW next to buy direct). Just make sure you understand the process of resale, the limitations (not really a big deal, but you should be aware of them), and that the process will take longer than buying direct (so if you want to use the points right away, it may not work). Buying resale will save you quite a bit of money. Most resale companies will take credit cards for the initial deposit (easier for you as you're abroad), but will require checks for the final balance (you can pay everything by credit card for direct purchases).

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