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Using fridge in mgm

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Chrisnewton, Aug 20, 2013.

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  1. Chrisnewton

    Chrisnewton Low-Roller

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    Hi all

    We are currently in the MGM Grand and have a question about the fridge in our room. How on earth do you open it? Also do you only get charged for what you use or is there hidden charges?

    Thanks all
    Chris
     
  2. Kickin

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    It must be electronically locked. Same thing happened to us at MGM recently. Just call down and they can unlock it right away remotely.

    No hidden charges, just what you use.
     
  3. Chrisnewton

    Chrisnewton Low-Roller

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    Thanks so what does it mean by restocking fee?
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    they tack on extra convenience fees and/or service charges on all room service stuff like the mini-fridge. but of course you only get charged for the items you take.
     
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    I've never stayed in MGM but are those fridges weight sensored so you get charged even if you just pick up a bottle?
     
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    You don't get charged if the bottle/item is put back within a certain timeframe. So, I don't recommend moving the things around unless you plan on consuming it.
     
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    I've never stayed at MGM, so can't say for sure there... but the "Welcome to Aria" book you get in your room at Aria says just picking up an item will cause a charge, even if you put it back.
     
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    I wonder what unplugging the fridge does

    probably causes the control board at the hotel command center to go into code red

    I wonder what unplugging the fridge and then emptying it and plugging it back in would do.....or just unplugging the communications cable and leaving the power plugged in.....and then perhaps emptying it and plugging the communications cord back in.....this is of course if the fridge does not communicate over the existing electrical lines
     
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    They still send someone up to restock it each day it is used, so an inventory will be done, then you would have a very expensive bill to pay!
     
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    I did not mean to try and get away with consuming the stuff inside I meant more to clear some space inside to stick my own stuff in

    the person doing the inventory would still find it all there just shoved into a corner
     
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    Smo Mr. Las Vegas

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    Most of the fridges have a sign on them that says "not for personal use". Sometimes it is listed in the 'welcome' book in your room; you know, the one with all the hotel information in it.

    I wish we could safely do that. It would save me time and trips to the ice maker whilst I convert the bathroom sink into my own personal mini-fridge! :cry:
     
  12. Paulie_D

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    There usually isn't any spare room inside those things.
     
  13. klawrey

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    Depends if you are willing to pay the restocking fee or not. Usually $50.

    There is a post on Trip Advisor with a picture of the note from the staff from Aria (another MLife property) saying that the poster would be charged a $50 restocking fee for storing three 3/4 oz. sealed Baby Bell mini cheeses in their ARIA mini bar fridge without removing any of the mini bar items. The poster was unable to get the charge dropped, they said that the cheese "contaminated the rest of the items in the mini bar and they had to replace all the items. On top of that they wouldn't give the poster the items from the mini bar that he was paying for, instead they told him "they had to be destroyed."

    So if the $50 restocking fee is worth it to you, go ahead and put your stuff in there. Otherwise, it's Vegas, go treat yourself to food at some of the greatest restaurants in the world.
     
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    AFAIK you can always call down and have them empty out the mini-fridge if you don't intend to use anything. then you can use it for your own stuff. but I am aware they do things differently in the suites, so YMMV.
     
  15. Kickin

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    You can call down for a fridge, its like $20/day at MGM. They can't empty out the minibar one for you to use because its retrofitted with all the sensors and slots etc. at least in the regular hotel. Maybe its different in Skylofts, Mansion, et al.

    If you just need to store one or two little things, stick it in the ice bucket with some ice. You can always ask housekeeping for an extra ice bucket as well.
     
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    Yeah you don't want to do that as you will likely be charged for the stuff you touch/move.

    Even though you are still leaving it there I'm thinking that anything that got touched or moved just gets thrown out - it'll be considered bought by you but left behind and they won't know if you tampered with it or replaced it with something else.

    For $5-10 you can buy a collapsible ice chest from any of the big box retail stores and a decent one of those will keep things cold even during the day... or if you want to spend a little more there are little refrigerators you can buy that hold little more than a six pack.
     
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