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Discussion in 'Investor Psychology' started by freyja, 4th Jul, 2015.

  1. freyja

    freyja Well-Known Member

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    I'm finishing off a bout of travel and reflected on our settling of our hotel bills and the largest was 0.40 euro (phone call). Not a cent on the mini bar. I have never bought anything from a mini bar- I'm too tight! No matter how cashed up I am I can never see myself succumbing to the temptation of hugly inflated chocolate and alcohol. However, people must or hotels wouldnt bother supplying them.

    Have you ever spent on a hotel mini bar?
     
  2. rhinsor

    rhinsor Well-Known Member

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    I find a mini bar is just like a vending machine, huge mark ups.
    I would rather head to the shops and buy there.
     
  3. No Probs

    No Probs Well-Known Member

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    I'm currently travelling from Sydney to Perth via Melbourne and Adelaide and none of our hotels sofar have had a mini bar which has surprised me - I thought maybe they stopped doing them? But no, I don't use them, much rather go and explore the local area.
     
  4. citystar

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    I have always avoided taking things from the mini bar even when on business trips and the company is paying for it.
     
  5. Hoffy

    Hoffy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I use them. The convenience has a value to me. Especially if it's been a long work day on business travel.
     
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  6. Bran

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    Only very occasionally - the odd beer or chips. But not both. The markup is ridiculous. If they charged close to retail prices I'd smash it every time.
     
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  7. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Same. Although I do cringe when a single Peroni costs the same as a six pack.
     
  8. jins13

    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    If you did purchase a couple of items from the mini bar and replaced it during the course of the day, is there a sensor or anything like that to trigger you did in fact take some items? I was thinking that you can put "Don't disturb" sign, so house keeping cannot count or take note of the mini bar inventory.
     
  9. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    I use minibar for convenience sake...bottle of beer or two after long day of work,

    and in between work and dinner meetings

    Yes it is expensive but convenient!
     
  10. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    I may have done this once or twice :)
     
  11. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    I ll join that club too!!!
     
  12. Travelbug

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    i have only ever used the mini bar when in asian countries as the prices are cheaper than here. but still only sparingly. once i booked a 5 star hotrl in Amsterdam on one of the bidding sites and got it for $130 a night. it had a free mini bar, complete with wine and spirits. Woohoo! Hubby made short work of that. Then they filled it up the next morning. we were there 3 nights. Hubby didn't want to leave.
     
  13. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Me three. Have a couple of beers when you get in late, replace them with reasonable facsimiles the next day.
     
  14. Tillie

    Tillie Well-Known Member

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    My rule number one: Never drink alcohol when alone and the most of the time I stay hotels like that is when business travelling. If holidaying with hubby normally we just buy supplies from local shops. However a couple times In business travels I have used minibar and 'bought' a water or soft drink bottle, but replaced it in the next day.