iluvwdw said:I don't own DVC but I REALLY REALLY want it! DH doesn't, so that's not happening ANY time soon. We are renting points in December for 6 days, 5 nights (excluding weekends, of course). I am renting for $9.75 per point. My stay at Saratoga Springs is 55 points. I am staying at a Deluxe/Home Away From Home resort for LESS than I'd pay to stay at a Moderate! Obviously, I'm thrilled.
OK, so my question is this...if I can get such a great deal by renting points, what would justify me actually making the purchase? We plan to go to WDW EVERY year. But keep in mind I also own timeshare off site, that has served me very well, too. But for Disney fanatics like myself, I can't help but want to own DISNEY and be totally immersed in the magic 24/7.
So...should I rent every year? Or take the plunge?
From a page in my DVC informational/resource website (http://www.mouseowners.com/DVC101.html)
"Is DVC for me?
While you are the only one who can make that decision, here are the general rules of thumb to determine if DVC will work for you:
1. You can afford the initial cost and Maintenance fees.
2. You travel to WDW at least every other year.
3. You stay onsite in moderate or deluxe accommodations.
Those buying into DVC will typically reach a breakeven point on their investment 6-8 years from the date of purchase when compared to paying Disney’s cash room rates. Variables for individual owners include the manner in which they use their points and purchase price (including interest if financed.) But frequent visitors to Walt Disney World can obviously save a great deal on their accommodations in the long run after they have passed that breakeven point."