[QUOTE=MissDisney;1130892]I got nervous about that (even the really good place!), because Disney ultimately has the ROFR, so they can smack down any contract that is a big savings. The resale prices seemed to be so close to the DVC direct prices that it seemed unlikely we’d get a resale deal approved by Disney.
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I agree with this completely. From time to time DH puts in a offer on a resale with a private seller and never, once, has it been accepted by Disney. He doesn’t tell me anymore because it ticks me off and I don’t like being mad at them. He says the trick is to just keep putting in offers and eventually it’ll work - it’s his game - he’s totally unemotional about it. I stay out of it.
As for the perks of owning DVC - I agree with the others. It’s a really personal decision. You have to look at your family and decide what’s best for you. If you know you’re going to use it at least once every two years, then it’s definitely worth looking into. We couldn’t possibly take as many trips to WDW as we have, without it. Family size is another matter. If you have more than two children, it’s a challenge to find economical lodging at a Disney resort. You are limited in your choices. Most of their resort rooms are designed for a family of 4. More than that and you are either looking a two rooms or a family suite. Even the family suites at the AllStars aren’t cheap. And remember, all DVC properties are considered deluxe resorts. We always take advantage of the Annual Pass deal and usually find, timing it right, that we can get two visits out of an Annual Pass. That, in itself, is a huge savings.
The very nice thing about dealing with Disney agents is that there is no pressure - seriously - there isn’t any. They’ll answer all your questions and still be pleasant if you’re undecided. My advice to you is to give them a call, get all your questions answered, and if it’s for you, if you’re like most, you won’t regret it if you decide to purchase.
And on the totally emotional side - there is NOTHING like hearing “Welcome Home” when you arrive.:crying: