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Episode 694 - To DVC Or Not To DVC

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa, Mike Newell , The Fabulous Annette Owens & Tim Krasniewski


Running Time: 24:14

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Episode 694 - To DVC Or Not To DVC
Authored by: gwcahill on Monday, March 15 2010 @ 01:19 PM CDT
First off, great show! I especially liked the tequila math going on there.

Matt, I had a question for you, if money wasn't a problem would you consider getting a DVC? The reason I'm asking is because I'm curious with you being a Florida resident would you still be interested in pursuing DVC? My wife and I are DVC owners and we've talked about if we ever moved to Florida how much would we use our DVC since we'd now be on the mouse's doorstep.


What time is the 4 o'clock parade?
Episode 694 - To DVC Or Not To DVC
Authored by: FigmentRules on Tuesday, March 16 2010 @ 11:53 AM CDT
Follow up question for Mike Newell.

Is it annoying/difficult managing multiple "add-on" points? Especially multiple home resorts, multiple anniversary dates? Do you then get multiple dues bills?

Reason I ask, is that this show got me thinking about buying multiple small lots (e.g., 50 points) one at a time via DVC resale. It would be a less noticeable expense if a bit of bonus money each year were diverted to DVC points. Would the piecemeal approach be a pain in the neck I would come to regret? I'd probably want to accumulate something like 300 points over the years.

BTW, I've already booked a 1 bedroom at the Boardwalk Villas the last week in October (which oddly coincides with the Food & Wine Festival.) Rob and I love staying at the DVC properties for the space as well. Just like you and Mary, we're just a couple and we like the extra space. We also like the Jacuzzi, nice bathroom, proper dishes for breakfast and proper glasses for a nightcap! The washing machine is splendid! We get to go home with clean clothes. I much prefer folding clean laundry to dirty laundry when it's time to pack up and head home.

Episode 694 - To DVC Or Not To DVC
Authored by: TQM on Wednesday, March 17 2010 @ 11:32 AM CDT
Thanks so much for this discussion. This was one of the best discussions about DVC I've heard. You really helped highlight the issue for me: it's about whether or not DVC is worth it for your family. Everyone has different circumstances and DVC is definitely not "one size fits all."
I appreciate how WDWToday gets to the heart of every issue.
Episode 694 - To DVC Or Not To DVC
Authored by: minortj on Wednesday, March 17 2010 @ 08:48 PM CDT
If you rent DVC points for use, can you still utilize Magical Express? I've read where only the owner can speak with DVC directly and it's with DVC that you might be able to request Magical Express. I'm assuming the owner can request it upon your behalf.
Episode 694 - To DVC Or Not To DVC
Authored by: hydrotony on Friday, March 19 2010 @ 06:07 PM CDT
I haven't bought into DVC but researched it a lot and some details just made it a bad choice for me. Besides buying the points for, say, $16000 at buy time (160 pts at $100/pt), you have to also pay yearly resort fees of about, say, $8 per point or about $1280 for 160 pts. When buying resale pts, at least 95% of the deals don't have current use pts so you have to pay fees for 2 years before you get to use DVC. These dollars and cents details just didn't appeal to me but everyone has different goals.
Episode 694 - To DVC Or Not To DVC
Authored by: TinkyBell on Wednesday, April 07 2010 @ 12:30 PM CDT
I'm a single person who lives in South Florida, and I'm a DVC owner. I prefer to stay in a one-bedroom, even though it's always just me. I like having a separate bedroom, and makes me feel more at home. My only regret is not having had a good enough understanding of the "home resort" advantages, especially the 11-month booking window. My home resort is Saratoga Springs, but I much prefer to stay at the Beach Club or Boardwalk. So far I've had pretty good luck booking those two at 7 months, but I know it's always going to be a crapshoot. If I knew then what I know now, I would have bought at the Beach Club. I bought resale, by the way. Now I'm waiting for the general financial situation to get better, and then I'll try to sell my SSR points and buy Beach Club points instead. I can't really afford to simply add on, and SSR is selling too low to seriously consider selling.