1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the Disney & Orlando Secrets Forums!
    Please take a look around, and feel free to sign up and join the community...
    It's easy, fast, totally free (and always will be) and you'll be able to start chatting immediately :)

DVC Still good value?

Discussion in 'Resorts, Hotels, DVC, Villas' started by buzzchamp, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. buzzchamp
    Offline

    buzzchamp Imagineer

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Just wondering with the exchange rate, is DVC still good value for UKers?
     
  2. Tink2
    Offline

    Tink2 Earning my ears

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ireland
    It's probably not the best time to buy in but if you're already a DVC owner it's still good value.
     
  3. Tink
    Offline

    Tink Cead Mille Failte! Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    27,397
    Likes Received:
    779
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    15 minutes (or so) North of WDW
    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. :sorry:
     
  4. BigThunder
    Offline

    BigThunder a cool thingy

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2008
    Messages:
    709
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    West Virginia
    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?!
     
  5. Tink
    Offline

    Tink Cead Mille Failte! Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    27,397
    Likes Received:
    779
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    15 minutes (or so) North of WDW
    Oh my gosh! I'd go broke just in dues! :eek: 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. :lol:
     
  6. lisaw
    Offline

    lisaw Serious Forum Regular

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    5,091
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Berkshire UK
    That's a shame that was my plan! :lol:

    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.
     
  7. Tink
    Offline

    Tink Cead Mille Failte! Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    27,397
    Likes Received:
    779
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    15 minutes (or so) North of WDW
    We bought in back in '96, so the new point prices are real shockers to us! :eek: 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.
     
  8. Tink2
    Offline

    Tink2 Earning my ears

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ireland
    We added on BLT points in September and if we were to do it now the same points would cost an extra £2,100 :thumbsdown:
     
  9. BigThunder
    Offline

    BigThunder a cool thingy

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2008
    Messages:
    709
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    West Virginia
    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.
     

Share This Page