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    Default Strong Start for Direct Sales in 2017

    January is usually a good month for direct sales of Disney Vacation Club points and 2017 has continued that trend, easily beating numbers from both the last calendar month and the same time period a year ago.



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    I am always amazed that January has such a large increase in sales. What do you think could be the cause?
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    Quote Originally Posted by denlo View Post
    I am always amazed that January has such a large increase in sales. What do you think could be the cause?
    Since Wil's numbers come from contracts recorded by the county, my assumption is that the primary factor is simply short-staffing and holiday closures in December. Less working days combined with employees taking scheduled vacations means that the work piles up. In January they get out from under that backlog and numbers appear to rise. Similar delays could happen on Disney's end with completed paperwork not being submitted quite as fast around the holidays.

    In reality, December sales probably aren't as "bad" as the closings make it appear, nor is January as good as it seems from same numbers. But that's really the only data we have to work from.
    Last edited by TimK; 02-08-2017 at 11:47 AM.

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    People using their Earned Income Credit to buy points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNWVIKING 2.0 View Post
    People using their Earned Income Credit to buy points.
    Tacky, Ken.
    --Denise

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    Quote Originally Posted by denlo View Post
    Tacky, Ken.
    Fact, Denise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNWVIKING 2.0 View Post
    Fact, Denise.
    Pure guessing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denlo View Post
    I am always amazed that January has such a large increase in sales. What do you think could be the cause?
    I am always amazed that anyone buys direct!

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    Quote Originally Posted by denlo View Post
    Pure guessing.
    Really, you know the people I talk to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvoltn View Post
    I am always amazed that anyone buys direct!
    I
    see your comment often on the FB groups. It's not like when you take the tour they say "hey you know you can buy this elsewhere for less"
    I know in 96 when I purchased it never crossed my mind. But then there wasnt FB or as much internet info either.
    And for some I'm sure it's the ease of purchase direct, and for some they have enough disposable income they dont think about either.
    That's why there are so many 300+ point contracts for sale?

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