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    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 15th Jul 19, 10:20 PM
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    Looks like we wonít be staying at The Orleans Hotel anymore for part of any future trips.

    They have changed the shuttle drop off yet again.
    In the time we have been using their hotel, the drop off has changed from Bills to Ballyís to Caesars to the Link...now from today drop off is at The Fashion Show Mall....too far out for my liking.

    Shame as we only started getting comped rooms there a couple of years ago, looks like we will have to stick with MGM properties.
    Originally posted by Brats64
    I heard they were making the change today. I think itís understandable if itís temporary due to the construction near Linq at the moment. I do hope they change it back, we would not usually want to be in that area very often. Our favourite part of the strip is the four corners by Ballyís, Bellagio, Caesars, Cromwell. Always has been.

    On a positive note, it will work for our change from Gold Coast to Wynn in October.
    • nvh
    • By nvh 16th Jul 19, 6:38 PM
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    I think itís understandable if itís temporary due to the construction near Linq at the moment.
    Originally posted by pebblesmax
    do you know what they are constructing?
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 16th Jul 19, 11:20 PM
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    Another convention centre is what I’ve heard. Not sure that is gospel though. Will try to find a link tomorrow. Off to bed now.
    • dontone
    • By dontone 17th Jul 19, 3:54 PM
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    do you know what they are constructing?
    Originally posted by nvh
    I posted a YT video about a week ago where it involved the Hawaiian Marketplace.
    The same bloke keeps posting updates that shows a lot of construction going on and buildings that's opening next year or so.
    I'm sure there is going to be at least 2 new convention centres. One may be at the Linq. I know there is going to be a new bridge a bit further down from there.
    Every time I see a video of Vegas now, I don't recognise half of it. Perfect excuse to go back I think.
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    • Goldust
    • By Goldust 17th Jul 19, 10:50 PM
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    Hi all,


    Off to Vegas on Sunday with friends. The lousy exchange rate isn't helpful but is it worth driving to the "further out" shopping malls to get the best bargains?


    I'd like a pair of trainers and some sunglasses and I wondered if all the malls are similar price or if you can get a better deal by travelling a bit...
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 17th Jul 19, 11:12 PM
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    North and South outlets are reasonable. Going out to Primm probably won’t be worth it if you have to rent a car. I’ve seen items slightly cheaper, but not enough to warrant a car for the day.

    Not in the last couple of years anyway.

    Disclaimer: depends what you’re shopping for.
    • dontone
    • By dontone 18th Jul 19, 10:09 AM
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    Hi all,


    Off to Vegas on Sunday with friends. The lousy exchange rate isn't helpful but is it worth driving to the "further out" shopping malls to get the best bargains?


    I'd like a pair of trainers and some sunglasses and I wondered if all the malls are similar price or if you can get a better deal by travelling a bit...
    Originally posted by Goldust
    We always got to the south outlet near the airport for the bargains. If you type in 'south outlet las vegas' you can sign up as a VIP. We did it in 2016, took the printout to the customer service desk and got a booklet with deals and discounts in it. They won't spam you or anything, I think I've had about 4 emails in 3 years.

    Even if you don't sign up, you can look at the map. I highly recommend Skechers, VF, and Levi's. They are quite a bit cheaper than over here. And there is a place where you can buy an extra suitcase too.

    We prefer there than the Fashion Mall. I'm not a massive fan of there, some of the shop workers are extremely pushy. South Outlet is more chilled out.
    Happy shopping.

    p.s don't forget. American sizes are different to what they are here so don't forget to try things on. I love it 'cos I can get away with being a size 8 in jeans when I go over. It's wonderful
    Last edited by dontone; 18-07-2019 at 10:21 AM.
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    • Brats64
    • By Brats64 18th Jul 19, 11:02 AM
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    We always shop at both North and South outlet malls.

    You need to go to both to get best deals, each mall has things the other doesn’t have, there will be good bargains in both.
    We also shop at Town Square and Fashion Show Mall...But FSM is mainly to eat at Grimaldi’s Pizza.
    • Goldust
    • By Goldust 18th Jul 19, 11:22 AM
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    Thanks all.... I went to FSM years ago and it wasn't particularly cheap... will try the others.


    I'm fine to drive out to Primm (we have a car anyway) and I think some of the group would like to cross the border just for the experience of being in California I guess.


    Is there anywhere scenic on or around that route to make it worth out while?
    • John259
    • By John259 18th Jul 19, 12:10 PM
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    Is there anywhere scenic on or around that route to make it worth out while?
    Originally posted by Goldust
    Just south of Primm on I-15 there's a big ascent of Mountain Pass, and the view from the top heading in the other direction (north, towards Las Vegas) over the huge valley ahead is most impressive. Otherwise I-15 south crosses the Mojave Desert all the way to Victorville.

    But if you're ok with the mileage, I-15 north goes past Valley of Fire State Park, through the Virgin River Gorge to St George (and then way up north to Salt Lake, etc). Just north of St George there's a good quality state highway east to Springdale and Zion National Park which is a magnificent place.

    Map: https://goo.gl/maps/KaVkEw8rezmbcLDg8
    Zion: https://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm

    UPDATE:
    Video about Zion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DI_F51ZtzI
    Last edited by John259; 18-07-2019 at 3:15 PM.
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    • Credit Struggle
    • By Credit Struggle 18th Jul 19, 12:34 PM
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    Love this thread!

    Is there anyway of working out roughly how much you need / should take to vegas?

    It’s my partners birthday and already flying her first class with a resort room at the wynn for 8 nights (possibly 9 cannot remember exactly).

    Do hotel offer good deals for upgrades at the desk generally speaking?

    We go late November and have no specific plans. We will have a rental car as I got an amazing deal on Range Rover too hard to pass up.

    Ta
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 18th Jul 19, 3:47 PM
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    Is there anywhere scenic on or around that route to make it worth out while?
    Originally posted by Goldust
    The worlds largest Chevron service station is on the way to Primm, in Jean, NV. It opened about a year ago.

    Also near Jean is the Pioneer Saloon. This is where Clark Gable waited for news of Carole Lombard when her plane crashed on Mount Potosi. The saloon has memorabilia about the crash etc if youíre into a bit of history.
    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 18th Jul 19, 9:28 PM
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    Love this thread!

    Is there anyway of working out roughly how much you need / should take to vegas?

    Itís my partners birthday and already flying her first class with a resort room at the wynn for 8 nights (possibly 9 cannot remember exactly).

    Do hotel offer good deals for upgrades at the desk generally speaking?

    We go late November and have no specific plans. We will have a rental car as I got an amazing deal on Range Rover too hard to pass up.


    Ta
    Originally posted by Credit Struggle
    Think of a figure then double it LOL then take some more to be sure!
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    • dontone
    • By dontone 18th Jul 19, 9:35 PM
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    Love this thread!

    Is there anyway of working out roughly how much you need / should take to vegas?

    Itís my partners birthday and already flying her first class with a resort room at the wynn for 8 nights (possibly 9 cannot remember exactly).

    Do hotel offer good deals for upgrades at the desk generally speaking?

    We go late November and have no specific plans. We will have a rental car as I got an amazing deal on Range Rover too hard to pass up.

    Ta
    Originally posted by Credit Struggle

    I dunno if it works now, (someone will confirm it)but at one point you could *ahem* tempt the person at the desk with some green paper with numbers on it and they would see you right
    $20 3 years ago at the Venetian got us a lovely suite in with a Strip view for a normal resort fee* rate. It should have been about $30 a night more. We did ok imo. You can only try and see if it works.


    * I hate resort fees............And the car parking charges as well. That money could be 'wisely invested' in a slot machine.
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    • Credit Struggle
    • By Credit Struggle 18th Jul 19, 10:28 PM
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    Thanks for the advice

    Hopefully I’m not posting my SOA after this trip lol
    • traveller
    • By traveller 19th Jul 19, 4:25 AM
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    We always got to the south outlet near the airport for the bargains. If you type in 'south outlet las vegas' you can sign up as a VIP. We did it in 2016, took the printout to the customer service desk and got a booklet with deals and discounts in it. They won't spam you or anything, I think I've had about 4 emails in 3 years.

    Even if you don't sign up, you can look at the map. I highly recommend Skechers, VF, and Levi's. They are quite a bit cheaper than over here. And there is a place where you can buy an extra suitcase too.

    We prefer there than the Fashion Mall. I'm not a massive fan of there, some of the shop workers are extremely pushy. South Outlet is more chilled out.
    Happy shopping.

    Credit Struggle, well done on planning such a lovely trip. We are staying at the Wynn for one night, as I won it on Wynn Slots. Apparently, if I don’t use the pool or internet, I don’t have to pay resort fees. I’ll see how far I get with the data included on my 3 Sim,lol.

    p.s don't forget. American sizes are different to what they are here so don't forget to try things on. I love it 'cos I can get away with being a size 8 in jeans when I go over. It's wonderful
    Originally posted by dontone
    Embarrassing moment-All this time I never knew which was which! Thank you for explaining beautifully which one is the south outlet
    Last edited by traveller; 19-07-2019 at 4:33 AM.
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    • lizzielie
    • By lizzielie 19th Jul 19, 4:59 AM
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    Thanks all.... I went to FSM years ago and it wasn't particularly cheap... will try the others.


    I'm fine to drive out to Primm (we have a car anyway) and I think some of the group would like to cross the border just for the experience of being in California I guess.


    Is there anywhere scenic on or around that route to make it worth out while?
    Originally posted by Goldust
    We went to Primm in May, mainly for the Le Creuset shop, only to find it closed Probably about half of the shops are open now, and not as many bargains anymore. As an example, I went into Tommy's, picked out a jumper, expecting it to have a nice discount. Imagine my surprise when the till showed $79 and nothing off the price. If I remember rightly, I needed to buy 4 items to get 25% off.

    To compare, the same jumper in either North or South outlet cost me half the price. Be aware you now pay for parking for at the North outlet, but not at the south

    In saying that, Primm is a nice little destination. And you can catch 7 Magic Mountains on the way, and Bonnie & Clyde's car is in one of the casino's. Like Pebbles mentioned, Chevron gas station is actually worth a visit, and a bit further up from that is the Pioneer Salon.
    • Indout96
    • By Indout96 19th Jul 19, 2:06 PM
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    We went to Primm in May, mainly for the Le Creuset shop, only to find it closed Probably about half of the shops are open now, and not as many bargains anymore. As an example, I went into Tommy's, picked out a jumper, expecting it to have a nice discount. Imagine my surprise when the till showed $79 and nothing off the price. If I remember rightly, I needed to buy 4 items to get 25% off.
    .
    Originally posted by lizzielie

    I would guess that's closing as well, we were there in June and the savings were very good (Dress shirts $16) you did have to buy 4 items to get every discount and then at cash point you are asked if you want to donate $5 to a charity (cant remember what it was for) if you do that you get another 10% of everything you have bought.


    Aeropostle shop was far cheaper than North or South outlet.


    Levis were same price but you only had to buy 2 pairs to get the cheap price' at both North & South outlets you had to buy 3 pairs.


    Tommy Bahama - Gulp - full price on everything so we bought nothing

    But venture off the first (entrance) walk and everything else was closed down, can't see it lasting much longer.
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    • dontone
    • By dontone 19th Jul 19, 2:40 PM
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    Embarrassing moment-All this time I never knew which was which! Thank you for explaining beautifully which one is the south outlet
    Originally posted by traveller
    Haha!! TBH, I didn't even know there was a North outlet until I read it on here recently.
    I've never been to the North one. It's now on the list.

    Wait, just seen that you have to pay for parking at the North Outlet. UGH!!! They'll be charging to park at Walmart next..
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    • dontone
    • By dontone 19th Jul 19, 2:47 PM
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    I would guess that's closing as well, we were there in June and the savings were very good (Dress shirts $16) you did have to buy 4 items to get every discount and then at cash point you are asked if you want to donate $5 to a charity (cant remember what it was for) if you do that you get another 10% of everything you have bought.


    Aeropostle shop was far cheaper than North or South outlet.


    Levis were same price but you only had to buy 2 pairs to get the cheap price' at both North & South outlets you had to buy 3 pairs.


    Tommy Bahama - Gulp - full price on everything so we bought nothing

    But venture off the first (entrance) walk and everything else was closed down, can't see it lasting much longer.
    Originally posted by Indout96
    The best we ever did at Primm was when we went last time and we went into Calvin Klein and got a 25% discount card for Tommy Hilfiger next door.
    But, even at CK we got some decent items for about half the price than they charge over here.
    In fact, the bloke who served us (he said he plucked up courage to ask) wanted to know why so many British people came to CK's and buy lots of t-shirts, etc, in the States. He said that they made up the vast majority of the sales.
    We said it was 'cos for the price of CK items over here, we can get twice, if not 3 times more stuff over there.
    Hence the questions 'how much is food?' & 'How much is gas'.
    Nice fella, but his jaw hit the floor when we told him the price of petrol per litre.
    It's a shame to hear that half of the stores are closed. Primm is ok for a drive out.
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