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Old 06-23-2008, 09:29 PM   #301
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maybe theyre there for a week and will save 200 bucks
maybe they like being in the middle of the strip
maybe they spend 3 hours a day in their room so its not worth the extra money
Actually the situation specified that they were there for 2 nights but even if they were there for a week it would be $105 not $200. Also-- since the trip would be seven days rather than two-- even though $105 is greater in absolute terms, relative to a budget for a seven day trip it is even less significant than the $30. I fully understand the need for a budget but all budgets should have some room. If a budget is so tight that $15 extra a day matters then frivolous things like travel to Vegas should be reconsidered.

Also the location argument fails because when the room split became $130 for OP and $70 for friend he was fine with MGM.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:31 PM   #302
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Henry is a cheapo at life.
shhh... don't tell people.

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Old 06-23-2008, 09:39 PM   #303
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But in my experience people who don't sweat things like $1 tips, cab rides and good value hotel upgrades are also people who are generous with their time and usually fun to be around. They most often have a here-today-gone-tomorrow funloving attitude which I look for in friends.
Pretty much. My last trip to Vegas I took three friends who had never been but really needed to have some fun. I paid for the whole thing. We are all going to die. The purpose of money is to have as much fun and as many good memories as you can before that happens.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:31 PM   #304
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lol, you really do pay for your friends. That is so sad.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:33 PM   #305
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But in my experience people who don't sweat things like $1 tips, cab rides and good value hotel upgrades are also people who are generous with their time and usually fun to be around. They most often have a here-today-gone-tomorrow funloving attitude which I look for in friends.

Cheapos usually have other hangups that I can't stand. They are just nittier, imo.

KJS

I am the guy who doesn't really care about a buck or two, or value hotel upgrades. My friend is a guy who would go to Vegas and sweat spending 30 bucks. In the end, he has taken a lot more trips than I have, even though I have always made more money. There could be something to being cheap.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:00 PM   #306
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HEY GUYS I DONT KNOW IF THIS HAS BEEN POSTED ALREADY IN THIS THREAD, BUT MR PINK DIDNT WANT TO TIP IN RESERVOIR DOGS AND ALSO THEY DONT TIP IN OTHER COUNTRIES ALSO HENRY17 IS RICH
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:29 AM   #307
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14% is still cheap.
14% to grab a bottle of beer out of a cooler is cheap, is it?

Go get a ****ing job that pays you better than $2/hour you lazy sack of ****. I'm tired of hearing people that are barely qualified to tie their own shoes that the rest of us aren't paying them enough to do menial jobs that aren't worth the effort for the rest of us to get out of our chairs.

If you want to earn more money, go get qualified to do something worth earning more money.

Sorry for harping on the tipping part, I only read to about post #20. There have probably been warnings against this that will get me banned for a while but I had to get that off my chest. I feel much better now.

edit to add: I tip well, and have a regular bar that I go to where I tip 20% plus, usually much more (probably still cheap by many bartenders standards ). I tip for the atmosphere and top notch service I get every time I'm in there, and don't mind paying it. My problem lies in people that go into an industry full well knowing what the cons will be, and then ***** about them when they come upon them. Even when they make tons more than the general population, irregardless of the fact that they are grossly overpaid.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:41 AM   #308
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Actually the situation specified that they were there for 2 nights but even if they were there for a week it would be $105 not $200. Also-- since the trip would be seven days rather than two-- even though $105 is greater in absolute terms, relative to a budget for a seven day trip it is even less significant than the $30. I fully understand the need for a budget but all budgets should have some room. If a budget is so tight that $15 extra a day matters then frivolous things like travel to Vegas should be reconsidered.

Also the location argument fails because when the room split became $130 for OP and $70 for friend he was fine with MGM.
i didnt mean this specifc case i meant in general
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:42 AM   #309
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Pretty much. My last trip to Vegas I took three friends who had never been but really needed to have some fun. I paid for the whole thing. We are all going to die. The purpose of money is to have as much fun and as many good memories as you can before that happens.
this is the first statement you've ever made i agree with
i really dont think you realize how out of touch you are with what reality is like for most people

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Old 06-24-2008, 12:44 AM   #310
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Henry17,

Do you believe that the best things in life are free? Honest question.
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:18 AM   #311
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I must really be a prick and a tight ass. I go to the bar and order a beer that costs $3.50 a bottle( approx half the price of a six pack of the same beer) and then you expect a tip??? What the hell did you do other than reach into a cooler and get it, and open the top(your job as bartender by the way). You want a tip get a better job.
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Old 06-24-2008, 05:08 AM   #312
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threads like this make me sad for humanity.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:02 AM   #313
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tipping is for cheapskates
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:36 AM   #314
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:49 AM   #315
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Mexican restaurants that charge sit-down customers for basic chips and salsa should burn.

another valid point
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:54 AM   #316
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samsonite2100: You have over 1000 posts and you still started this topic? People on here take pride in being frugal. You should know better.


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Old 06-24-2008, 07:20 AM   #317
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If you can't handle getting tipped 14.3% for doing what my roommate does for free when we are predrinking together, then stop being a bartender. Do you seriously think you deserve an almost 29% tip for doing such a menial task? Your job is a joke and you still think you should be making more money. If you are the dude in your avatar, then you're an even bigger tool than you look like.

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Old 06-24-2008, 07:21 AM   #318
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My favorite was visiting my GF's family in Lima, Peru.
You negotiate the price of the ride in a taxi before getting in. There are no standard fares as best I can tell.
We had a 40 minute or so drive back home and this would cost us around $4 which is 12 soles. GF's Mom asks taxi after taxi to take us where we are going for 10 soles and just won't settle for 12. After about 15 minutes consulting about 10 taxis we finally got one that agreed to the 10 soles price thus saving approximately 65 cents for our trip.

This whole bit about haggling over the price which is so common in other countries just cracks me up. It's like this big game of chicken. Of course, Americans like me are viewed as total fish in such situations and usually end up paying like triple what a local would.


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Old 06-24-2008, 07:25 AM   #319
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The problem with judging people as being cheap or whatever, is your failure to realize that you are little more than a stupid chimp to them. You don't matter, and whatever ethereal noise is bouncing around in your braincase doesn't matter either. Especially if you're a serving wench. Peasant.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:25 AM   #320
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For those who are against tipping, have you been to places where tipping is not the standard? I went to australia and their service industry is terrible, the wait staff gets paid a living wage and just does not give a **** about the customer. Plus the cost of paying for a real wage for the workers is included in the bill either way.
everywhere i have been in Asia has had far superior service and luckily, they are not of the opinion that bar tenders, waiters, and guys who open the door for you deserve to make four times the minimum wage, so even though the price of their wage is included in the bill, its still less money.

I would be curious to learn how the illogical format of American tipping evolved. Certainly, they could have just paid a wage as is the standard everywhere else on the planet, so I think the $2/hr thing is more the result of the restaurant owner noticing that people were tipping the servers regardless and thus lowered his pay. Then I suppose by not setting a fixed price for tipping, neighbors were pitted against each other to see could tip the most, forcing the biggest tippers to be matched or suffer inexplicable personal and public embarrassment.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:30 AM   #321
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Sorry, I don't think eating, drinking and doing what you want when you feel like it are useless things. I think having 3 million dollars you don't know what to do with b/c you've spent your entire life walking around w/ a clenched rectum and a change purse full of pinched pennies is pretty useless, though.


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Old 06-24-2008, 07:35 AM   #322
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I'll toss in $1500 with top two sometimes knowing damn well I'm probably beat but will scour the ends of the earth to find the cheapest plane ticket. Call me cheap I guess.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:39 AM   #323
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Who says I have a s***ty attitude? I'm actually a really good bartender/server and have a ton of regulars who come in when I'm working. And yes, you are a clenched-rectum penny-pincher.


um, everyone

shave the stupid goatee and move up to where people will repect the opinions you opine.


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Old 06-24-2008, 07:41 AM   #324
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Mexican restaurants that charge sit-down customers for basic chips and salsa should burn.
Unless I was ****in starvin or something I'd GTFO that joint just for not wantin to eat at some "cheap ass" establishment. Talk about bein cheap.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:52 AM   #325
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I'm not incredibly ambitious, one, and two, it's not a ****ty mexican place. It's kind of upscale-ish, although certainly not the most expensive restaurant in town. I am good at the job, and super-gracious to the guests, cheap or not.

And oooh, tear me apart? Go for it, Mr. I WAS A WAITER IN A SAVEUR TOP 20 RESTAURANT.
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