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Old 07-07-2018, 03:51 PM   #11
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and you don't have to store DVC anywhere. My brother actually pays to have a place to park his $100k winnebago...

But, he does use it a lot more than 5 days a year.
Yes, $100 a month on up is a is typical price for trailer storage fees around here. I avoided that because I had room by the side of my house and put in thousands of dollars worth of concrete. More expenses. Of course.

I am just joking when I was talking about renting out the trailer or turning it in in 25 yesrs for more than I payed for it. But you CAN do that with DVC.

I just want people to see what DVC is really worth. DVC is expensive but it saves money for sure. IF you like to vacation at Disney. And otherwise, just rent it out!
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:53 PM   #12
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DVC is expensive but it saves money for sure.
Expensive is relative. It's certainly more expensive that staying at home. But compared to other vacations? For example, we pay about $110/night for a studio on the Boardwalk. Eating can be done quite inexpensively without a lot of effort. Park tickets are really the only pricey item. But, if one vacationed elsewhere, hotel is likely more, and there are still charges for things to do.

Frankly, I don't find Disney that much more expensive than most other vacations.

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Old 07-07-2018, 05:09 PM   #13
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buy a 150 point contract where you want to stay RESALE. it aint that big a deal.
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:43 PM   #14
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I agree with everything said.

If you feel you got a good deal, it’s a good deal.

My parents had a RV and snowbirded at Fort Wilderness for 15 years. All good!

We purchased DVC, all good!

No looking back, no second guessing. All good.

It’s all about timing.

So, yes it’s worth it.
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:05 PM   #15
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I was going to respond to the title. But it looks like you already answered your own question.

Dvc is definitely not scary. Your pre paying for your room in a deluxe hotel.

If you plan on going to Disney for many years and will be staying in deluxe rooms. Dvc makes total sense.
I already broke even and have already saved in staying with points from buying akl in 2008.

Also a camper is certainly not a good comparison but I understand your logic behind the argument
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:20 PM   #16
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My DH wanted to buy a travel trailer but we can't even drive out the driveway without an argument (turn left- you aren't going to work now).
Add on that I only have 15 days vacation per year and I don't want to spend it driving and working on a "vacation" via packing , cooking, cleaning up...).
Yeah, DVC suits us well!

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Old 07-07-2018, 07:52 PM   #17
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My DH wanted to buy a travel trailer but we can't even drive out the driveway without an argument (turn left- you aren't going to work now).
Add on that I only have 15 days vacation per year and I don't want to spend it driving and working on a "vacation" va packing , cooking, cleaning up...).
Yeah, DVC suits us well!
Only 15.
In my business we get zero. 5 if your lucky.
Any more time off and you don't get paid or get replaced..
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:59 PM   #18
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We have both....DVC and RV! It was a part of negotiations with hubby. 🙂 He wanted to move to Michigan during our empty nester days and I just can't fathom any more long winters so we just bought a 33 ft travel trailer. We will still use DVC for our vacation and my annual Me, Mom and Sister trip, but now I just made my 3 week reservation at Ft. Wilderness in January to break up the winter. Best of both worlds!
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:10 PM   #19
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Worth it for sure! If you your going to use it then your just pre paying for vacations until you break even. For us it was a no brainer. Our break even if we paid cash was 6 years or 6 vacations or 9 years/ 9 vacations if financing. The secret is out and I think that's why we see prices going up at a quick rate.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:12 PM   #20
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In my opinion, DVC direct only makes sense if:
  • You occasionally do enough trips to justify annual passes. As in once every 2-3 years. Any less than that and the extra cost probably won't be recovered.
  • You can actually attend moonlight magic events (let alone successfully register for them)
  • You will go to Disneyland enough to where the discounts will add up (it seems DL/DCA offer DVC discount a lot more QSR dining than WDW)

Obviously if you want to own at a new resort you have a third reason, and the price might not be much different than resale.

Obviously to each their own, and I understand how nice it is to get points IMMEDIATELY, but the perks are only valuable if you can use them. The less points you own, the less you are probably using those perks.
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