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Extra bonus funding for my trip!

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Yall, May 8, 2015.

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  1. Yall

    Yall Low-Roller

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    A week away from my solo trip and my wife opts to have a yard sale today. So I decide to throw some old music gear out there this morning (some guitars and various preamps that collect dust in favor of newer equipment) before I head out for the day.

    Yard sale hadn't even started, and within 5 minutes of bringing this stuff up from the basement, I was up 550.00. :thumbsup:

    By the end of the day tomorrow I might have an extra 1k added to my bankroll.

    Have any of you found creative means to generate some extra cash before your trip?
     
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  2. BCMike

    BCMike VIP Whale

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    Nice work and good luck! I've never been too creative with getting extra funds but I have some high end sports cards I think I might start to sell.
     
  3. MUFC

    MUFC Low-Roller

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    Since Christmas I have been doing something called matched betting, which involves backing/laying sports bets to take advantage of free bonuses given by bookmakers. It's been far more profitable than I ever thought it would be, and has allowed me to significantly increase my bankroll for my trip this July.
     
  4. IWannaBeInVegas

    IWannaBeInVegas VIP Whale

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    Not for Vegas, but I was moving and one day I decided to set everything outside in yardsale format, put a listing of what was there in the yard sale section of Craigslist and by the end of the day nearly everything was gone and I was up about $900
     
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  5. Piggylane

    Piggylane Well-Known Member

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    I live on a small farm and own another small horse farm. Over the years scrap metal seemed to accumulate for various reasons, I hate to throw anything away! Also I see all these Craigslist adds for people willing to clean up your yard of scrap metal so I figured there must be $$$ in it.

    Last week I loaded my trailer up, about half of what I have. Took it to the recycler. Whole amount of time I spent on loading, unloading: 3 hrs.

    Scrap value?

    $14.00

    Hilarious!

    I split between my two grand kids... Gotta find Vegas funds elsewhere. Wonder if I can sell my blood from all the cuts I got from the metal?
     
  6. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    I save all my spare change and all my one dollar bills. I pay cash for everything except my bills. At the end of each four months before a vegas trip I'll easily have $1k put away. The only downside is going to the bank with $700 or so in one dollar bills to deposit. I do it this way because it's a slow drip method to save up enough to pay for my hotel and a good chunk of my non gaming expenses. FYI, a 1.75 liter bottle of booze holds a little over $300 in quarters.
     
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    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Great info, Mike!

    My dad does something similar and whenever he mentions that it's about time to take it to the bank, whatever family members are present usually put down a few bucks on who can guess the closest to the actual amount. I'll make sure to buy you a drink with my future winnings if we're ever in Vegas at the same time. :beer:
     
  8. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    Carve, guess in the neighborhood of $310-$315. If it's like "Let's Make a Deal" where you can't go over I'd keep it to $310. Shake the 1.75 later bottle real good and if you can't put one more quarter in $315 will probably win it for you.

    Good luck!!!!

    :peace: :beer:
     
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