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'Vegas' money is different from 'home' money - why?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by trig, Mar 27, 2014.

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  1. trig

    trig Low-Roller

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    It's weird, I have no issues dropping thousands in Vegas, but have a hard time justifying a 5 dollar Starbucks at home. Or, I'll wait for a sale on ribeyes at home, but will spend $200+ for dinner at Jean Georges Steakhouse.

    wth is is wrong with me!?!? :faint:
     
  2. MIA_305

    MIA_305 Tourist

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    It's called vacation dude!! That's what your supposed to do. :thumbsup:
     
  3. vgslvr

    vgslvr Low-Roller

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    Excellent question....I ask this to myself ALL THE TIME..

    I DONT KNOW...I got nothing!!
     
  4. NYPoker

    NYPoker Tourist

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    I see it as the experience. I am paying extra money that I wouldn't normally spend because I need some time and relaxation away from work. I'd rather pay more money to have my mind at ease on vacation than spend it at home where I am still bombarded with stress.
     
  5. jackincols

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    Pretty simple and MIA hit the nail on the head. V A C A T I O N!

    Let's put it this way. Would you take the family to Disney World, but then spend your time at some local strip mall carnival?
     
  6. Joe

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    I have to agree, it's vacation.
     
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  7. techie223

    techie223 High-Roller

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    I'm frugal in my daily life so that I CAN spend as I please when I'm in Vegas (or anywhere I'm on vacation). It's all about budgeting.

    In my mind,if you're going to act the same way and do the same things as you would at home, why go :thumbsup:
     
  8. Gaggles

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    Its because of booze. It makes me value my money quite a bit less under normal living circumstances, never mind being in Vegas. I think the casino's may know this........
     
  9. sweetcanadian

    sweetcanadian High-Roller

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    My husband is so stingy that he doesn't even like to spend money on vacation. He sees it as throwing money away that he can use for bills. he will be debt free in 2 years other than our mortgage and he wants to put every single penny into that.

    I get it, i really do, but i need to get out of the house so that there is a balance.

    I was asking myself this the other day when i put even more money away for vegas and was wondering why i did that lol.
     
  10. vgslvr

    vgslvr Low-Roller

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    This is the WINNER..Alcohol and drop dead gorgeous girls get ur blood flowing the wrong way..:thumbsup:
     
  11. LV_Bound

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    When in Vegas you are not only in a physically different location but also in a different state mentally. Drinking puts you yet in another state. :wink2::beer:
     
  12. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    Its easier to spend more on gambling from an entertainment standpoint because you have a CHANGE of getting it back or making more.

    Pay to go to a sports event and that money is gone
     
  13. mdlee3_46041

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    I go to Vegas with just the money I can afford to lose which means it's not gambling my house payment or any of my other bills. I also go with the knowledge that I could lose everything I take with me. I don't hesitate to spend $5 on something I want here at home either, but in Vegas, and most vacation destinations for me, I can spend freely whether it's $500 or $10,000. The only thing I do to control it is to set a daily budget for myself so I don't run out of many with say 3 days left.
     
  14. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    We don't live a monastic existence back home, not close, but of course vacation is different, and it's not just Vegas, it's anywhere, it's called being on vacation as many have noted. What we spend money on might vary by location, but it's all vacation.
     
  15. TheCanoe

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    I have a $500 food and entertainment budget (this also inclus haircuts, dry cleaning, etc) per month.

    My next Vegas trip I have a $1700 food and entertianment per day budget for a 6 night trip.

    I'm debt free less my mortgage and its what I enjoy
     
  16. Frankr163

    Frankr163 Low-Roller

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    I can afford anything I want because I don't buy everything I want!
     
  17. 9wishes

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    This x1000. I will live in the dark and eat cardboard to be able to spend without worry on vacation. But it's best when it's leftover bankroll from last trip or found money like from selling stuff on eBay.
     
  18. pebbles

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    I don't actually have Vegas money and Home money. It all come out of the same pot. Maybe there is something wrong with me.

    I'm retired and debt free, don't know if that has anything to do with it.
     
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    Sometimes I subscribe to the "throw money around" expensive-vacation mentality. But more often I am couponing, which I don't do in real life (though I wish I had the patience to do this in real life...usually all my passion goes towards couponing in Vegas). I figure all this couponing helps me pay to take the trips I want to take. I have more time than money and I am strategic about stretching my vacation dollar.
     
  20. wpete

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    I'm sure that if we were made to gamble at tables with cold hard cash instead of tokes, we may be a bit more frugal when putting that 20 spot on a hard 6.
     
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