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    Is Disney Losing DVC Members/Contracts due to Covid??

    What you've posted are listings. What I've heard from others is that buyers are making offers below listed prices that are being accepted, which I don't believe is all that odd. Like I said, there is a recurring ROFR thread on another board, one that I believe you don't wish to go to, where...
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    Is Disney Losing DVC Members/Contracts due to Covid??

    At Animal Kingdom Villas, yes. The lowest on-property that I saw when I skimmed was $81.25 per point at SSR. ETA: For clarity, that thread does not include closing costs in the per point cost, but does list the per point cost, number of points, and the total cost including closing costs.
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    Is Disney Losing DVC Members/Contracts due to Covid??

    Per the ROFR thread on that other board, there were a few sales/purchases among members in the $90s that passed ROFR in July. The lowest was $92. Another $92 pp deal is listed as waiting ROFR.
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    IS THIS THE NEW DISNEY?

    I don't think this is a NEW DISNEY. I think this is a TEMPORARY DISNEY. I also think you're operating under a mistaken premise. I don't think guests will be considerably happier with smaller crowds. Disney will lower the number of cast members and amenities (food carts, shows, etc.) to match...
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    Got it done! :-)

    Congratulations!
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    IS THIS THE NEW DISNEY?

    From my understanding, Disney isn't turning people away. You have to have a ticket for a specific Park for each day.
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    Talk to me about Pros and Cons of Resale/ How many points would we need.

    Regarding the financing, I get emails from a couple of the resale timeshare companies and one today from Fidelity noted that the loan company they are affiliated with is waiving origination fees. I would take that as a sign that there are more sellers than buyers at the moment?
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    Talk to me about Pros and Cons of Resale/ How many points would we need.

    I would recommend running the numbers to see the full costs and when your break-even point would be, and including what you would do with that money otherwise. This is the best advice I've gotten since I started considering a DVC purchase. If you google, there are excel spreadsheets out there...
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    Is Disney Losing DVC Members/Contracts due to Covid??

    There is also a graph of the annual dues increases here (though it is 3 years old): https://dvcinfo.com/dvc-information/financial/dvc-annual-dues/dvc-annual-dues-history/
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    DVC Re-Sale Purchase

    Good to know. I've been mostly weighing studio availability because there are only three of us, and my daughter is only 5, but as she gets bigger (and undoubtedly wants to bring a friend), a 1 bedroom might make sense.
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    DVC Re-Sale Purchase

    That's true, and I've never explored all of SSR, so it's probably not fair for me to say the amenities don't stack up. It is just so large, and also the themeing is not our top choice. The location near Disney Springs is nice for dining though. DH likes the range of restaurants there.
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    Is Disney Losing DVC Members/Contracts due to Covid??

    I'm by no means an expert, but I've looked into buying a few times in the past 5 years or so, and I've been following sales casually since February as the upfront costs without financing are now feasible for us. I've been given the advice to be practical about when you would be able to use...
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    DVC Re-Sale Purchase

    We are 50/50 on the concept of "buy where you want to stay" vs. "buy what's cheapest." If we're buying where we want to stay, my preference would be to buy in at BCV or BWV, but given the inflated prices given the shorter contract end, it seemed like the poorest value when I ran the numbers in...
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    Is Disney Losing DVC Members/Contracts due to Covid??

    Exactly. So maybe when they reimagine this area, the result will be completely different, which should make most people here happy since the opinion on this forum seemed to be that Reflections was a modren Hyatt-esque monstrosity that continued a de-themeing generic hotel trend.
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    In what ways will COVID-19 change how you vacation at Disney?

    Well, I was hoping to take a short 4-5 nighter to either WDW or DLR in October for Halloween time, but we've definitely pushed that to next year at the earliest. We also had a cruise canceled and are not traveling to a family reunion this year. The cutbacks/precautions at Disney don't really...
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