Originally Posted by SFC415
HATE going with people on a super tight budget. I got people mad at me today cause I said "why even go to Vegas then, we should just hit up Reno or stay home at this rate". I spent the last week or so trying to find a weekend and hotel rooms that would suit everyone's stated budget, and now everyone's trying to rent timeshares far as @#$@ from the strip
it's not even about them not being able to afford it (cause they were down to spend a decent amount until 3 hours ago). It's just penny pinching mentality... Talking about cramming 10 heads into a room in the Venetian so it'll be cheaper
Going with cheapskates is the worst. Everybody wants to party, but nobody wants to actually pay for it. Even those who could afford a good time. Also, good luck convincing them that their lame time share mad far away from the strip will add up in the cab rides back and forth. Yeah, I know there are often shuttles between these places, but they're inconvenient, and your group WILL BE taking cabs from time to time. That $30 (or worse) each trip could have gone towards a hotel on the Strip.
My most recent trip, my buddy claimed he was going cheap on me. Kinda turned out not to be the case (his definition of "cheap" apparently differs from the rest of my friends), and we had a blast the whole time. Not saying we balled out, but our willingness to spend landed us in some good situations. There's a difference between "I can't afford this" and "I will do what it takes to ensure a good time". When I budget for Vegas, I have an initial budget, and then tell myself that I need to be prepared to go over "X" amount of dollars beyond that. I didn't even have to do that this trip. Everything worked out.