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Most Expensive (Non-Gambling) Thing You've Ever Done / Bought in Vegas

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by spdandpwr, Apr 28, 2016.

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  1. spdandpwr

    spdandpwr Low-Roller

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    Hopefully this doesn't turn into a proverbial pissing match, but I thought it would be fun to live vicariously for a moment and see what activities people have done in Vegas that may or may not have been worth a pretty penny. For me, personally, I dropped just over $1,000 to race 4 super cars at Exotics Racing -- that was wayyyy worth the money.

    So tell me VMB, what's been your most expensive Vegas expense?

    Hoping somebody has tried the $777 burger or the $1,000 dessert at Serendipity 3 as those are on my list!
     
  2. WHITEJACKET73

    WHITEJACKET73 Low-Roller

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    My daughter and I ate at "e", which is part of Jaleo restaurant at the Cosmo last December. A 21 course meal limited to eight persons per seating. Cost was $781.84...the most expensive and memorable meal that I have ever had.
     
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    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Hanging out with a few of the degens at MGM Grand -- the wine, the food, the golf. Out there.

    Single-ticket item:

    I once dropped $500 (green-fee only, not the other stuff) at Shadow Creek. It was worth it.

    I once dropped $500 (green-fee only, not the other stuff) at Wynn GC. It was not worth it.
     
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    BlacklabberMike VIP Whale

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    does getting a hooker count?
     
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    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Bail bondsman
     
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    I'm nowhere close to the big stuff. So for me it was food. I had the seasonal tasting at 'Atelier De Joel Robuchon with wine pairing. I'm guessing $300 or $400. It was a few years ago and amazing.

    I did drop $800 in the champagne room at one of the strip clubs. It was not worth it.
     
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    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Yep, that's kinda us. Quite a few several-hundred+ dinners.
     
  8. spdandpwr

    spdandpwr Low-Roller

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    Haha, different strokes for different folks. You just gotta let us know if it was worth the money or not ;)

    Yea, I feel like the restaurants are where most people opt to spend their money. A dinner at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant set me back some, but I can't say it was worth the coin.

    Looks like I may need to try this -- at $781, it's not too bad (less than $100 a person).
     
  9. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Umm, I'm thinking WHITE paid for two folks.
     
  10. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    I hosted a meetup at a bar for VMBers and I had to sit down for a minute when I got the bar tab. :eek:
     
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    I have bought a couple of pieces of signed memorabilia, in 2014 I bought a framed jacket signed by James Bond actors. and last year bought a framed replica gun signed by Clint Eastwood.
     
  12. queuetee

    queuetee High-Roller

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    We've had many of the multi hundred dollar meals and I do shop
     
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    carolineno High-Roller

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    I won 1K and then bought my party of 3 dinner at Javier's in Aria. They thoughtfully bought the most expensive menu items LOL. Ended up being around $300, but very fun. Low roller at heart but I will splurge if the occasion allows.
     
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    That sucks...Hope you have them on a list of not to meet up with again..(If they knew you were paying the whole deal and just walked away)
     
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    Nope. The open bar was my idea and I knew it would be a big bill. It's not as much as others have posted about spending in this thread, but it was a big bite of my vacation budget. I think with tip for our excellent waitress, it was just over $800. Fun time and worth it, but a bit dizzying to sign the credit card receipt. ;)

    I don't tend to be a big spender in general. It was the most expensive thing I could think of from any of my Vegas trips.
     
  16. Marky147

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    That's what I was going to say :)


    Also did é, and that was the most I've dropped on dinner in Vegas @ ~400pp for a group of 6.

    Done plenty of $200pp meals, but not done Joel Robuchon yet, and unlikely to find willing partners this year.
     
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    Marky147 High-Roller

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    Spent $1k+ in the OG a few times, but that was years ago, and would sooner spend my money on steak nowadays.
     
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    Hmmm....Shopping would be the biggest one by far. Always cracks me up when I use my card and they expect it to get declined due to all the fraud out there. Never happened yet. Contactless pay is more prevalent there now and that's nice to have.

    I always spend a little of the winnings on the wife before putting the bankroll back up and she lets me keep going. I've been extremely lucky that I have only had one losing trip.
     
  19. MikeOPensacola

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    Each trip for the past ten years or so I've treated myself to a Hugo Boss sports jacket, usually at The Forum Shops. One in itself is not terribly expensive but in total it has been quite significant. Glad I've done it.
     
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    7k on a purse for the wife.
     
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