First Copper Creek resales appear

Those looking to own points at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge now have another avenue available for their purchase.  However, not all contracts offer the dramatic savings that some associate with a Disney Vacation Club resale.  

Copper Creek Cascade Cabin

Copper Creek Cascade Cabin

Two contracts at Copper Creek are currently available from resale broker DVC Resale Market.  

The cheaper of the two lists 185 points at $148 per point, or a total of $27,380. DVC is currently selling Copper Creek points for $176 each with a $2500 credit offered to new buyers purchasing 175 or more.  That same 185 points would come to about $30,060 if purchased thru DVC.  Both purchases are subject to various closing costs and fees.  

At first glance, the resale buyer would save the buyer about $2680 over Disney's own prices.

However, the resale contract in question has no points available for either the 2016 or 2017 Use Year, and only 18 points remaining for 2018.  Buying the same December Use Year direct from DVC would yield the full 185 points for 2016, 2017 and 2018.  The resale buyer would stand to save almost $2700 but is forced to sacrifice a combined 537 points from three Use Years.  

A second resale listing may be worthy of greater attention.  With an asking price of $23,850, this contract features 150 Copper Creek points for an asking price of $159 each.  The same points purchased direct from DVC would run about $25,400; $176 per point for $150 points, less a Developer Credit of $1000.  In this scenario, not only does the resale cost a bit less but it includes a full complement of 2017 and 2018 points, along with several banked points from 2016.  Note that the listing indicates some of the points are in a Holding status which does complicate their use.  

Neither of these listings yields the dramatic 25-50% savings off direct pricing which DVC resales can often provide.  But a resale purchase is an option worth considering for those looking to acquire Disney Vacation Club timeshare points.  

Reminder that members who exclusively own DVC points purchased via a third-party after April 4, 2016 are not eligible for DVC's Membership Extras perk programs.  Included in these programs are discounts on theme park tickets and Annual Passes, dining discounts, shopping discounts, admission to free and discounted special events and more.  Annual Dues and closing costs should also be taken into consideration when comparing direct and resale purchases.  Rates cited above are the sellers' asking prices, which are subject to negotiation.

Reader Comments
Re: First Copper Creek resales appear -- twoehr
2017 Nov 22 08:40:28 AM
In general I rarely, if ever, see an upside to a resale of a currently selling property. Between sales incentives, obtaining full points, access to developer financing, and the disincentives to buying resale’s (I.e. not receiving all benefits of DVC membership) it just seems to be a lose-lose-lose....

In the first example you’re talking about not getting ~$5.5k in points (conservatively $10/point) to save less than $3k.
Got to Weigh the Benefits -- jswain16
2017 Dec 02 05:04:46 PM
twoehr wrote:
In general I rarely, if ever, see an upside to a resale of a currently selling property. Between sales incentives, obtaining full points, access to developer financing, and the disincentives to buying resale’s (I.e. not receiving all benefits of DVC membership) it just seems to be a lose-lose-lose....

In the first example you’re talking about not getting ~$5.5k in points (conservatively $10/point) to save less than $3k.

I agree. We bought BCV direct despite resale offering savings. The cost difference just wasn’t enough. I wouldn’t give up the DVC benefits card for a $20 difference in point value. I will easily do better in the long run with the benefits card. After 1 trip, I saved nearly $1200 due to my benefits (food and annual pass discounts).

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