Originally Posted by Koko the munkey
Oh yeah I'm buying directly in now ldo
A lot of good posts in this thread, especially from pig4bill.
Koko, you clearly want to buy direct, so just do it. A year from now, even if you bust in the first level, you won't regret buying in direct, you already know this. But if you don't play a bracelet event because you stuck with a more correct plan but ran bad, you will regret it when you look back on the experience.
I've been in your same situation with a "budget" rather than a roll, same amount, same amount of time in Vegas. One year I just bought in and one year I played sattys and cash prior to Sunday with the plan of playing the bracelet event if running good, the VDSE if not. I have no regrets about playing the bracelet event that one year and I'm glad I followed a plan that other year...It's just clear from your posts that you're deadset on playing a bracelet event, so don't question yourself and just do it.
Good Luck and let us know how you're doing!