my DVC calculations...

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  1. Britchick

    Britchick Well-Known Member

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    Right so I thought i'd do a few calculations to see how much it would actually cost me. This is assuming that we buy before we next go which will probably be 2016 now.

    Instead of spending £1500 on a villa or £2884 in a 1 bed at OKW with 'free dining' we would need 378 points to stay 12 nights in a 1 bed at AKL. Cleverly avoided 2nd weekend when we would go to US for a few nights. This would be an unusual rental as from then on i anticipate just Jon and I and a studio will be fine so 200 points to be purchased.

    so 200 points at $80 resale $16000 = £10666 based on exchange of 1.50
    annual dues 200 x $5,97 = $1197 £796 per year

    so over 40 years- cost of lump sum = £266.65 per year and dues £796 = £88.55 per month for at least 12 nights per year :)

    i know i've missed closing costs but they are minimal compared to the whole outlay.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Beccaberry Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    BUY IT. BUY IT NOW. BUY IT YESTERDAY.

    Oh wait, those thoughts were mostly directed at myself :wink:

    I want your exchange rate :)
     
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    Britchick Well-Known Member

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    You really want gas at nearly $8 a gallon? :lol:
     
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    Beccaberry Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Hmmmmmm can I get back to you on that?
     
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    Good grief NO!!! Lol
     
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    It's all relative, wages are higher over there in dollars
     
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    Beccaberry Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Ahhhhhh makes sense, I was going to ask if that was the case.
     
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    Brit, I just recently read an article that had an excellent example of a point cost breakdown. I'll try to find it at lunch and post the link.
     
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    Looking forward to reading that as well!
     
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    that would be much appreciated, thank you :)
     
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    interesting, thank you :)
     
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    Might have a look at that.
     
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    Right after much thinking and a discussion with dh we've decided not to do it. I just don't want to be tied down - i want to be able to stay at the other resorts and don't want to pay out all that money to buy from Disney. if i want to stay at a DVC resort i can rent points quite easily. So- final decision made. If i win the lottery i'm going to buy a house at the marceline area of Golden Oaks :)

    We should have done it when the kids were little but were too afraid because of the whole time share thing!
     
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    Sounds like you've definitely made the best decision for you and your family, Jules. Well thought out though...I'm still on the fence :)

    Edited to add - our DVC point rental experience has gone smooth as ice so far!
     
  16. Wendy

    Wendy A hui hou kakou Makuakane Staff Member Administrator

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    Does anyone know if you can use points from non-Disney timeshares :unsure:

    I was told at the weekend that I am going to be given 2 timeshares, one for Thailand and one for Tenerife. I think there are 3 weeks in total.

    We aren't sure if we will take them over yet, it will all depend on the annual costs, but I was just wondering :)
     
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    I am thinking of visiting DVC presentation to get more information. (I'll drag Stephen along too :yes: )
     
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    i don't think so Wendy
     
  19. Wendy

    Wendy A hui hou kakou Makuakane Staff Member Administrator

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    I didn't think they would, I don't really know much about it at the moment to be honest.
     
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    You can exchange your non-Disney timeshare to stay at Disney but you and your resort have to be a member with RCI.
     

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