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    Just wondering with the exchange rate, is DVC still good value for UKers?

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    It's probably not the best time to buy in but if you're already a DVC owner it's still good value.
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    The exchange rate combined with the high point costs wouldn't make me think it was a good idea right now. :(

    I don't think the point costs regardless of exchange rate make it a good value anymore. It's still a nice program, but it's way to expensive for me to want to add on.






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    I agree Tink, we will make do with the points we have. Not that we don't have enough but of course, anyone would want more! I was talking to a couple on the WDW bus during our stay & she was asking me about DVC & she said that she met a man at SSR that was retired & was selling off some of his 1500 points. 1500 points!! Can you imagine the yearly dues on that?!
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    Oh my gosh! I'd go broke just in dues! I think they cap the points any one person can own at something like 2000? It's setup so that someone cannot have enough points to stay over a certain period of time. They didn't want folks retiring to DVC.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 97612
    Oh my gosh! I'd go broke just in dues! I think they cap the points any one person can own at something like 2000? It's setup so that someone cannot have enough points to stay over a certain period of time. They didn't want folks retiring to DVC.
    That's a shame that was my plan!

    We were so lucky to have had the funds to buy DVC when it was nearly $2 to the .

    It would cost us over 3500 more to buy the same points now.






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    We bought in back in '96, so the new point prices are real shockers to us! We found the DVC a great value when we first bought in, but honestly with prices over a hundred dollars a point, that is no longer our personal opinion.






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    Quote Originally Posted by lisaw, post: 97659
    .....It would cost us over 3500 more to buy the same points now.
    We added on BLT points in September and if we were to do it now the same points would cost an extra 2,100
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    I think the only way I'd be tempted at all to add on points is if the i could get more at BCV & I would actually even hope for the same month for new points because I get confused easily, lol. And also, if the yearly dues came down which ain't gonna happen. I don't hear a lot of people complain about those but to me it's the biggest drawback.
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