Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by addicted, Aug 26, 2016.
20oz water $4.35
20oz Gatorade $4.35
Tallboy bud light $7.15
You should get a free sample size bottle of K-Y with those prices!
Prices at the Gold Coast across the street are more normal.
Hey, tell me something I don't know!
You forgot to use your Total Rewards card to get the "discount"!
They did swipe my tr card....
Also stopped by gold coast for some booze, $25 for Tito's 750, also got a1.75 of Malibu I think it was about$40. Add 4 bottles of pineapple and a pack of red solo cups $78 total.
Boy, that sure lightens the wallet!
How big was the box of Cheez-Its?
CET did file for bankruptcy you know...they have to keep the Big Wheel turning.
They were charging prices like that well before any financial trouble. And even at the Coast gift shops, I don't think you can get water for less than $2. I've gotten a mini bottle of wine cheaper than their water.
Bit of a hike but there's a Terrible's across from Palms Place at the corner of Flamingo and Arville with normal convenience store prices. Not a bad little morning walk from the Rio.
You're in a normal city. For that price you could have rented a car for the day and shopped at Walmart...just like at home.
This was all covered in the hotel gift shops 101. Seriously, even downtown prices make convenience store pricing look like a clearance sale. The exception would be liquor at GC, Orleans, Suncoast or South Point. The rest of their items are not value priced, but probably less than the Rio. The liquor is just a good draw in the casino for locals. When the Marnells owned the Rio, it seemed to be a bridge between the strip and a locals joint. Once Harrahs (later CET) took over, it mirrored the strip in terms of pricing. About fifteen years ago I was having some drinks at the Rio before going over to the GC for dinner. They each had house rum and cokes and I had a house chardonnay. The round came to $23.50. My buddy wanted to get us another round and I told him to wait until we went got to the GC. Over there, two house rum and cokes along with the exact same chardonnay came to $12.50! The only product that is less now would be room rates. Even with resort fee, rates now are less than fifteen or twenty years ago. I assume because the whole place is so run down.
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