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Tourist Traps

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by surfside, Jul 12, 2012.

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  1. MisterJJ

    MisterJJ Low-Roller

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    I'm sure it can happen. I usually have a buttoned back pocket in my shorts but if not, I will usually put my wallet in my front pocket.
     
  2. LucyR.

    LucyR. VIP Whale

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    Tourist Trap restaurants and places for take-out.

    Don't eat at the Gonzalez&Gonzalez Mexican restaurant at the NYNY Hotel.
    The food is lousy and the food is too Americanized. I think they use canned
    beans. I paid $20. for single me.

    PINKS Hotdogs in front of the Planet Hollywood hotel has lousy weiners.
    I couldn't eat it. This is a real Tourist trap for sure. Lucy
     
  3. surfside

    surfside Tourist

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    Pinks

    People say Pinks out in LA is the best. Hard to believe they could mess up the one in Vegas! of course, they are not using Nathans or Hewbrew Nation hotdogs..oh well..i love eating a good chilidog! Any recommendations ?
     
  4. LucyR.

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    Tourist trap

    I just remembered that Nathon's Chili dogs were terrible at NYNY Hotel.
    A real tourist trap. I paid $8. with no fries. They put some cheapy melted
    cheese on top of the chili. Lousy, mushy, hotdog. Never again.

    Pinks in Vegas has a rubbery outside skin which is more like plastic. I didn't want to eat that. They even mess up their fries and onion rings. Lucy
     
  5. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    I had a guy try to bump and take my wallet in front of aria last year. It was just a few of us on the sidewalk and I was taking a pcitur. The guy comes up like he is passing by and bumos my right on the wallet.

    Its not like it was crowded so right away i called him on it. Told him I know he is a pickpocket and told everyone with me to not turn their back in the guy becuase he is a thief. Told him to get lost which he did.
     
  6. craps1

    craps1 Low-Roller

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    Totally disagree with Grand Canyon skywalk. Place was awesome. Totally agree with Girls of Glitter Glutch. Granted, it's been years since I went in, but the place was aweful and very pushy.

    All timeshares are a trap...stay away.

    Generally, beers at bars at the high end hotels. Just park it at a slot machine and wait. Sometimes you'll even get better service at the slot machine.
     
  7. burdog

    burdog Low-Roller

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    I not only keep my wallet in my front pocket but I also keep my hand on it when we are in a crowded area like the fountains or walking the strip. Heard too many ripoff stories. It may look weird but wth, people in Vegas don't know me anyway LOL.
     
  8. zamboni

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    A place noones mentioned, and it is a huge love it or hate it place-


    Batistas Hole in The Wall Italian Ristorante. Before I went there, I had never waited in line on a tuesday night for 2 hours to eat a $24 hunk of lasagna in my life, and I won't do it again. Like I said, some love it, some hate it. The food was OK, but the wait and cost to me wasn't worth it. And that table wine was nasty :vomit:
     
  9. TuneinTokyo

    TuneinTokyo High-Roller

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    Paying a tip to take a picture with some loser in a Spirit store halloween costume.

    I'm sure the folks on the Strip have up'ed their game but the ones DT last year were pathetic.

    The guy that paints himself silver and stands motionless for an hour gets a tip. Crappy ninja turtle costume girl, Piss Off!!!
     
  10. LucyR.

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    DESPERATE street entertainers

    I feel sorry for those poor people that have to wear those costumes to make money having their photo taken. They should get a tip for standing in
    the hot sun of 114 degrees on the strip.

    Tourist have a choice to tip or not tip them. I give them half of my wrapped sandwich from Earls Sandwich shop. I can't eat a whole sandwich.

    I feel sorry for people who have to suffer in very hot or cold weather.
    I once gave a young man who was frezzing in the cold weather in my home town $20. to go home and stop selling the candies in his box.
    He got real happy. It brought him luck because right away he started selling his candies. Lucy
     
  11. Luv2Play

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    stay away from

    red,white,blue -Mandalay Bay
    Aria Buffet
    coca cola , M&M buildings
    Imperial Palace
    Monte Carlos
     
  12. AOchoa95

    AOchoa95 Low-Roller

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    YESSS!!! what a joke! ex wife insisted on going there, I hated it. Its dreadfull. They heard you like cattle to make the place look full and seem fun, (it was not) and they embarass tourists with juvenile games.
     
  14. Rahlyn

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    No reason to carry a fanny pack, just keep your wallet in your front pockets or wear a wallet chain.
     
  15. zamboni

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    Just remembered another one- any Harley Davidson shop in a casino. I did buy a very very cool t-shirt at the one in the Rio, but I have never bought such an expensive shirt, even at a rock concert. I thought shirts were expensive at the dealer, but the casinos really jack up the prices.
     
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    SOOOO agree

    w/ the M&M store--marketing genius, though!

    We give the kids $XX that they can spend as they wish in Vegas...but when DS11 wanted to pay for the monochromatic M&Ms at $12!!!! a pound, I had to say NO NO NO--told him I'd buy him a 2 lb. bag at Walgreens for a fraction of the price. He was still ticked--"It's my money, you said we could spend it on whatever we want..." Nice one M&M--and you should have seen how many people WERE buying the $12/lb. candy....
     
  17. jr7110

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    Actually it is still a problem because the law has not yet gone into effect. I was in Vegas until I returned this past Monday :cry: and the water sellers, cartoon characters and street peddlers were all out in full force (probably trying to make as many dollars as possible before they can no longer do it).

    It always amazes me that people will purchase those questionable bottles of water that they are ingesting in their bodies from complete strangers with no food license. I mean, really? Go in the casino and get a bottle for free, or go into CVS and get a whole case of water for $3.99 - it is a much better (and safer) deal.
     
  18. MisterJJ

    MisterJJ Low-Roller

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    I disagree. I had an awesome Cherry Coke float with extra shot of Cherry at the Coca Cola building. For my daughter, who loves everything Orange, I got a very nice Orange M&M t-shirt at a not ourtrageous price. They are also cool places to just look around too. But yes, both places have certain products that are overpriced for what they are.
     
  19. choirboy24

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    I agree, and my buddy who's a Vegas expert told me that pick pockets will use a razor sharp knife to slice your pocket open to get at your wallet, even if it's in your front pocket (and definitely your back), so definitely keep your hand on your wallet. I wouldn't do a fanny pack. Too easy for them to quickly slice that and grab and run (unless the strap is made out of steel LOL).

    On a side note, does anyone have advice on money belts that are easy to get at (but impossible to steal)?
     
  20. Jameezy

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    STAY AWAY FROM MANDALAY BAY AQUARIAM!! Tourist trap central. Walked through there in like 10 minutes. Just go to Sea World, San Diego
     
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