Add-on-itis is a well-documented condition for DVC members. The original contract isn’t enough, so you start scoping out the resale sites to ‘add on’ a contract (or contracts) to get more points.
Arguably the most harrowing time in a DVC fans life is the period between making an offer on a contract and waiting to find out if Disney exercises their right of first refusal. I recently put in an offer on a 200 point Boardwalk contract with a February use year. It took about 2 1/2 weeks for me to get the dreaded email “Disney has exercised their right of first refusal on your contract”.
The reaction when I found out my contract was taken was exactly what I thought it would be:
So, the hunt began. I’d considered looking for backup contracts when I first placed my offer, but – since my previous contracts all passed without issue, I got complacent. My resale agent at the DVC store was great about giving me some options, but I wasn’t finding exactly what I wanted, so … the hunt.
I watched every new listing that got posted. What started as “I want Boardwalk in February with 200 points” quickly devolved into “I want”. I came across a Saratoga Springs 200 point contract with a February use year, that had 400 points available at closing, so I put an offer in on that.
Of course, as luck would have it, two days later a 200 point Boardwalk contract with a February use year (also with banked points) came available. And so I made an offer on that. Then the most adorable 65 point Bay Lake Tower contract showed up – and I made an offer on that. Both passed RofR. The struggle is real people. The struggle is real.