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A DEAL IS A DEAL!!!!!!!!!!(Payback time)

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by larryfromdk, Dec 20, 2002.

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  1. HI!!
    This is my trip report for my dec.15-18 trip ahere i stayed at the Orleans.I am still jet lagged from the flights from phoenix to london to
    Copenhagen so pardon any mistakes.
    First i want to say it was a great trip up to the moment i checked out of the orleans.I had the l.a.times deal for the first night(30 usd inc.2 buffets,spa passes,)and the 9 usd deal for the next 2 nights.Upon check in i was asked by the woman who checked me in(named april)how many people would be in the room.I was honest and said only me.I was then told that they had run out of buffet coupons nad that i could just charge 2 buffets to my room and it would be deducted at the the end of my stay.I thought fine thanked april gave her a 20 dollar tip(I got a room with a great view that i had requested)and said merry xmas.I then went up to great hotel room!!!!
    I wondered if i could have a good time in vegas alone but that was not a problem.I played slots(won ,lost,won)and i think i used 100usd on slots(meaning lost)in the 4 days i was in vegas.
    That was fine considering what i got.I had great food athe orleans buffet and the best food in the world at the bellagio.I still think about that great food home here in cold denmark.Cannot wait until i can taste that great food again!!!I saw a fine show called V at the Venetian.I went to the same day half price show ticket agent and bought a ticket for 25usd.It was a balcony seat but i was upgrade to v.i.p seat when i arrived at the theatre.I arrived early they were not full so 28 people were upgraded .Great show.Funny and entertainning.
    I talked with a lot of people while playing slots.The drinks help loosen people up so they get
    talkative.I was not lonely but it would have been great if one of you have come by the orleans for
    a drink.I was looking forward to meeting some of you guys.Too bad.
    I went by the trop one day and was told that if i joined their slot club then after one hour of play i would recieve a t-shirt and 2 free show tickets.FINE!!I played nickel slots exactly one hour got 4 drinks in that hour got my t shirt and the rick thomas magic show tickets are waiting for me when i come back in Feb.I will come with my kids so that is great!!
    The orleans is a good hotel but they have to learn that a deal is a deal.I was told to charge 2 buffets to my room and they would be deducted at the end of my stay.I was charged for one of them.When i protested the front dest manager came over(A woman named Shelly Essex)She was one of the coldest bitches i ever delt with.She coldly told me that since i were only me in the room then i was only entilteled to one buffet.I told her i told april upon check in that i was alone but i was told charge 2 buffets to the room and thy will be free.She did not belive me(the same as calling me a liar)And they will just take the money from my credit card.I told her i will stop payment for everything inc.the room and i will not sign the bill.She handed me the bill,unsigned,
    and said too bad.I am on my way to my bank today to show them the unsigned bill.I have been a customer at my bank for 23 years.I know them they know me.They hav a policy that says no signature
    no money.Shelly threatened me with legal action!!
    HELLO WAKE UP!!I live in Denmark!!!!Try legal action here!!And for what?A 17 dollar buffet?But a deal is a deal and they are not getting a dime.
    I tried to talk with the hotel manager a woman named Kerre Burke but she was at a meeting.I ask is it really worth it for the orleans to treat a customer like that?They end up with bad puplicity
    and a dissatisfied guy who gambles but will not come there anymore.MY GOD!!!A deal is a deal.Can some body tell the orleans that???
    Regards,Larry
     
  2. larryfromdk

    larryfromdk Guest

    HI AGAIN
    I nearly forgot one of the best things i like about las vegas is all the extremly fat huge people i see around they make me fgeel thin!!!!
    Larry
     
  3. Andsen

    Andsen Well-Known Member

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    Good for you Larry. Stick it to them. I go to Vegas by myself quite often and have always been disgusted with the policy of only providing one special(s) when the offer clearly states two. You pay the same price for the room as if there was two people so you should get the same benefits as two. Also 2-4-1 deals when you are by yourself. I've never tried it (yet) but I wouldn't be surprised if they balked at that too. [​IMG]
     
  4. larryfromdk

    larryfromdk Guest

    HI!!
    I think i would have accepted one buffet but i was up front with them when i checked in and said i was the only one in the room.I asked if i can have 2 buffets and april said yes i should just charge them to my room and they would be deducted at the end of my stay.I have been to my bank today and i saw they took money for both buffets.I showed my bank the final(unsigned) receipt and they put the money back on my bank accont.If the orleans gets their money or not is not my problem now but i want to waen you all that if you stay at this hotel get everything in writing to avoid a your word against theirs situation
    Larry
     
  5. Lmadrid

    Lmadrid Tourist

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    That's what we get for having all those yummy all you can eat buffets I guess.

    I'm glad you got your money back. They should have kept their word. We're arguing with a car dealership right now b/c they're not keeping their word... That's why I've learned to get everything in writing!!!! [​IMG] Glad you had a good time besides.
     
  6. larryfromdk

    larryfromdk Guest

    HI!!
    Spoke with the hotel manager kerre burke last night(morning in vegas).She was friendly and not ncold like shelly bitch the front desk manager.She said she was sorry about my experience
    and that she would talk to shelly about her stupid actions.Apprently she acted like that to other guests.She said she would put the money i paid for the buffets back on my credit card and that i can get a room for the casino rate(whatever that means)when i come back in feb.
    It pays to open your mouth!!!
    Regards and happy holidays,Larry
     
  7. larryfromdk

    larryfromdk Guest

    HI Again
    If any of you know what the casino rate is at the orleans please let me know
    Larry
     
  8. Jimbo338

    Jimbo338 VIP Whale

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    Larry:

    Don't expect a second rate show from Rick Thomas because the ticket prices are low or that they were free! He is a top notch performer. I won my first ticket at the outside free slot pull. I took my daughter this year ( 2 years later) and his show was bigger and even better! It is a good family show in a small theater where you can see well, and he is at the exit for autographs and pictures.

    LMADRID;
    I too fought with a car dealer over some damage to a new truck that I bought. It would have been a pretty cheap fix for them but they had to be arrogant and deceptive. I sued them in small claims court and threee years later it cost them plenty for full retail value of the damage with interest not including travel time, lost wages and other expenses. Stick to your guns!

    Nice report Larry; glad you had a good time. Merry Christmas!

    Jimbo
     
  9. larryfromdk

    larryfromdk Guest

    HI!!
    Yes i expect a good show that is why i made sure i could use the shoe comp in feb.When i return with my kids.
    I friend of mine says if i pay the casino rate booked through the hotel manager i will not only get a better rate but also a better room.I thought all the rooms at the orleans were the same.Any thoughts?
    Happy holidays,Regards Larry
     
  10. BNurick

    BNurick Tourist

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    Larry:

    Did you try any coupons for call girls? You had posted previously about them...

    Thanks. Brian
     
  11. Jer

    Jer VIP Whale

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    Hey, don't settle for casino rate...

    Half the time the hotel is running a special and the rate would be the same! If it were me, I would have tried to get the room free! Stuff like that, especially threatening you with legal action, is terrible...

    You being from out of the country and chosing to stay there must mean something, right???

    Good luck!!!
     
  12. larryfromdk

    larryfromdk Guest

    HI!!
    That is why i would like to know if by getting the casino rate through a hotel manager gets me a better room.If it does it may be worth it.If not then i will try for a free room.
    Larry
     
  13. larryfromdk

    larryfromdk Guest

    HI Again!!
    I forgot to say i played slots in the palms but i think that is a really boring casino.Give me gold coast or tropicana any day.
    If i had won a bit of money i would have tried a call girl.I did get a 50usd coupon from a guy on the street but no win no girl
    Larry
     
  14. grenadier

    grenadier Tourist

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    Larry

    The casino rate for a standard room varies depending on time of year. Usually $35 during the week and $75 on the weekend. The rooms are the same unless the Manager puts you in a suite. If you give them some play that rate can be reduced and even fully comped.

    Grenadier
     
  15. jugdish76

    jugdish76 Low-Roller

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    Call girls, sticking to your guns and mocking fatties. Ladies and gentlemen, is there anyone closer to a hero than Larry. Godspeed, you black emperor.
     
  16. larryfromdk

    larryfromdk Guest

    HI!!
    I do not mosk fatties.I like them.What is wrong with call girls?They earn their money and pay taxes.Worlds oldest profession so they say
     
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