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    Default DVC Resale Soaring Prices

    We bought into DVC using a resale contract (160 points at AKL) in June. Also purchased a small contract at the Polynesian direct through Disney. Weve decided that we want to add on about 100 points and figured it makes the most sense to add on to AKL, however Im shocked at how much the price of resale has sky rocketed over the past few months. AKL (and all resorts it seems) has jumped $25+ per point since we bought in June and even more with a smaller contract. Has this happened before?? Wondering if I should just sit on it for awhile and see if the price levels back out. Any ideas??
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    Not sure if it has anything to do with Disney buying back points by ROFR, but could be. That's a pretty good jump....
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    Maybe it is due to Pandora and the upcoming Star Wars stuff.
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    Many of the overinflated listings seem to be coming from one broker, lately the trend appears to be listing stripped contracts at high prices, IMO they're not looking out for their seller but instead their commission. Remember, they can ask whatever they wish but what they get may be a different story.

    When one sees small stripped resale contracts going for near direct prices you just have to wonder, definitely has become buyer beware.

    If I was still in the market for points I would probably wait and see. Prices seem to go down end of December beginning of January after holiday trips are over and MF's are due.
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    I was just looking at what I would consider the top 2 brokers for sales like this, and they are both significantly higher now than they were 6-18 months ago. It's pretty amazing looking at the prices now. I'm no expert, but I have to think it's simple supply and demand. With points directly from Disney getting way up there in price, it's not surprising the secondary market would jump, too, as more people look to get their own points cheaper. And maybe they will go down again in a few months - but if you look through the listings, not only are the prices much higher, but the contracts seem to be getting sold - way more "sale pending" indications than "available". That doesn't sound like reductions are imminent. Even Saratoga and Old Key West contracts are getting over $100 per point now - never saw that previously.

    Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThanxForNoticin View Post
    I'm no expert, but I have to think it's simple supply and demand. With points directly from Disney getting way up there in price, it's not surprising the secondary market would jump, too, as more people look to get their own points cheaper.
    I agree with this. When I've looked at prices in the past, I was really shocked at the massive discrepancy between what resale points sold for vs. what Disney was asking for them direct. I figured the market would ultimately have to correct one way or the other since it was crazy that Disney was asking sometimes $100 more pp than what resale was asking. And given that we all know Disney never lowers their prices, it figures resale would have gone up.
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    Not sure what sites you are going to - but put in an offer. One time when we were looking to purchase The asking price was $110.00, we offered them $95.00 per point and the seller accepted that offer. In the end we didn't end up purchasing the points due to an unrelated issue - but if you see what you want - don't be afraid to offer a lower price per point.
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