Them, loving the lake. Me- not so much!
- Apr 23, 2017
What exactly is this promo material? If anyone cares to explain?You started the thread addressing "the changes that DVC has made with financial impacts on new buyers." Not sure why you now imagine sales pressure to be the issue.
None of what I said has actually happened with Cadillac? Maybe not. With DVC. It actually did - they just walked the very worst of it back (most likely after they realized how losing a fraud lawsuit might impact the brand.)
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Again, not sure if you are a shill or a well intentioned but doe-eyed naif but the chart shown includes 1BR and studios, so increasing those point costs arbitrarily to line Disney's pockets at the expense of members would have qualified as easily documented and actionable fraud and deceit.
When I originally purchased the product, I had the right to convey exactly what I received to a resale purchaser. If I bought a Cadillac and sold it to you, you got the same car. Disney has spent the last several years damaging the resale product so that DVC owners cannot convey to a purchaser the same product which they originally acquired. These changes have been "legal" but they do put owners in an adversarial position, where many of us can no longer recommend the product as the restrictions go farther and farther. The DVC of the first 10 years was different than the current product, but the timeshare industry is full of shysters and verbal deceptions that Disney seems willing to consider their new "standard."
It's fortunate that your sales experience was accurate. Many posters here have had to correct numerous verbal deceptions and misstatements by DVC "guides" which have seemed to become more numerous in the past few years.
DVC is not obligated to price their timeshares so that every person in America can afford it. They have a right to price it at a profitable level. But they have set a pattern of continually changing the rules, to the detriment of owners. I would assume if you booked a cash stay at the GF but upon your arrival, Disney moved you to All Star Music with no refund, you might feel a little bait-and-switched. That is a better comparison for how long term DVC owners feel. (But if you accepted your ASM demotion with a cheerful acceptance that at least it would be good for the Disney shareholders, I will at least salute your consistency... )