DVC RESALES
DVC RESALES

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Vacation Club > Purchasing DVC
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-26-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
monorailblue
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1

Purchase Question Please

We are military, have stayed at SOG for years, should we buy into DVC? We will continue to go to WDW at least every other year. We cruise on DCL on the years we don't go to the park but would not use our points for it, not a good use.

any thoughts?

thanks!
monorailblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
disneynutz


Earning My Ears One At A Time
 
disneynutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: North Texas
Posts: 17,734

The only reason to buy is to save money or to take advantage of a larger room or different resort.

You need to look at the cost of what you spend on your room now and what it would cost to buy resale including the cost of dues for the length of ownership.

Bill
__________________

disneynutz is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 08-26-2013, 03:08 PM   #3
DizBub
Totally Addicted
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Washington, IL
Posts: 1,823

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneynutz View Post
The only reason to buy is to save money or to take advantage of a larger room or different resort.

You need to look at the cost of what you spend on your room now and what it would cost to buy resale including the cost of dues for the length of ownership.

Bill
I agree. If you need more room(s), a full kitchen, extra bathrooms, in-room laundry and want to stay at different resorts it may be worth looking into. If you only need a studio maybe not so much. Even buying resale there is a large cash outlay and if you have to finance that will eat into your bottom line. Don't forget annual dues.

Good luck in whatever you decide to do.
DizBub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
timandjanl
Mouseketeer
 
timandjanl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 298

Check out the "Is DVC worth it thread". It had a lot of good perspectives and info. Good luck with your decision!
__________________
Childhood - too many day trips to count! NYE 2006 - offsite. 2009 - SSR. 2012 - AoA. May 2014 - AKV

Proud DVC Owner at SSR
timandjanl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 10:15 PM   #5
Deb & Bill
DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention
 
Deb & Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 44,541

Quote:
Originally Posted by monorailblue View Post
We are military, have stayed at SOG for years, should we buy into DVC? We will continue to go to WDW at least every other year. We cruise on DCL on the years we don't go to the park but would not use our points for it, not a good use.

any thoughts?

thanks!
If you are military until retirement, you can still book Shade of Green after retirement. If you are military until you quit, Shades of Green won't be available to you after you leave the service unless they are offering a special deal for specific veteran groups.
__________________
Deb - DVC Member since '97
OKW and VWL Homes

Stop the madness. No more DVC construction.
Bring back Vacation Magic. Dump Disney Files!
Stopped drinking the Kool-aid long ago.
Deb & Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2013, 06:50 AM   #6
MiramarQE
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 257

Quote:
Originally Posted by monorailblue View Post
We are military, have stayed at SOG for years, should we buy into DVC? We will continue to go to WDW at least every other year. We cruise on DCL on the years we don't go to the park but would not use our points for it, not a good use.

any thoughts?

thanks!
Think long and hard about what would happen to your points should you be on the receiving end of a short notice deployment! Look closely at cancellation and hold rules.

If you do your DVC resort stay about the same time of year every year, you can select a use year which will allow you to get your points back and bank them (assuming you have more than 30 days notice to cancel) - but if you cancel within 30 days your points go into a holding account.

This is the primary reason we're still holding off pulling the trigger on a DVC purchase (former USN - but I still travel a lot for business, and scheduling a vacation 11 months out to take advantage of the home-resort reservation period is a tough one)
MiramarQE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2013, 05:00 PM   #7
TBLaube
Who doesn't find Mr. *****lepants yummy...lederhosen...need I say more?
 
TBLaube's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: San Diego
Posts: 431

I just retired from the military and am a DVC owner. I bought in 2009 after my last deployment, but hopefully can speak to the good and bad. I love DVC, but there are some challenges with the time constraints. You can book your home resort 11 months out and 7 months out for other resorts. In my career there is no way, I could book that far out with certainty. Most of my trips have all been short notice and luckily was able to get rooms, but had to split stay, or stay at SSR. My vacations also haven't been during times when the rooms are completely booked like the holidays. I also havent been able to stay at my home resort because it is booked due to my late booking (totally understand this is on me).
Also, there are cancellation rules and this could potentially cause you to lose points if not able to follow due to short-fused deployment or change of schedule.
I actually had to cut a trip short by two days while at WDW due to last minute operational change in my ship's schedule. It was not fun!!!

I recommend reading up on the other post as suggested earlier, especially the point rules with booking, cancellations, banking, and borowing. It really isn't complicated once you know them. With all of that said, I love DVC and have enjoyed it tremendously. Luckily we are easy going and love all of the resorts. Last minute bookings almost always leave you at SSR and we do not mind at all!

Hope this helps a bit. If you have any more questions, feel free to let me know.
TBLaube is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

DVC-Resales.com | 1-800-550-6493 (Contact The Timeshare Store) | DVC Resale Listings

facebooktwittergoogle plus youtube itunesDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.