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Old 08-06-2013, 04:30 PM   #31
JimC
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There are many variables that enter into questions about point use - cost per point, cost per room with tax, available DVC alternatives (great at WDW, limited at DL), available cash discounts (AP, AAA, SoCal for DL, military, etc.), available packages (free dining - not sure if I have seen this at DL), convenience, flexibility, renting points (value vs risk and timing), when you book (11 month, 7 month, last minute), point stays (borrowed, holding account, missed banking deadline). All of these affect decisions about point use. And the variables are dynamic, constantly changing, reacting to Disney marketing, pricing changes, rules changes.

We each place different priorities on those variables. Heck, our priorities have changed since we joined and sometimes we have decided in a particular situation that a different use best suited our overall objective for a given reservation.

Let's keep these discussions on topic, informative, respectful and non-judgmental.

Since the OP's question has been answered and we are off topic, this thread is closed.
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