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Re: Figuring Out the Math
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2014, 07:34:12 PM »
Why did you add thos numbers together. From the Ink I look at that you "purchased" 25K for $123 and from the BC assuming it'll cost 1.5 you'll only be able to purchase 13K.
we are looking at spending 5k on each card.
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Re: Figuring Out the Math
« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2014, 03:43:35 AM »
You can buy Hyatt points for a lot less than UR

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Re: Figuring Out the Math
« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2014, 05:40:21 AM »
You can buy Hyatt points for a lot less than UR
that throws another twist into the calculation. with option one you can sell the UR and then buy the Hyatt points.
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Re: Figuring Out the Math
« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2014, 09:15:00 AM »
that throws another twist into the calculation. with option one you can sell the UR and then buy the Hyatt points.
For how much can you sell UR? For how much can you buy Hyatt?  Let's figure it out.

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Re: Figuring Out the Math
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2014, 09:30:19 AM »
For how much can you sell UR? For how much can you buy Hyatt?  Let's figure it out.
my guess would 1.45-1.5 and 1-1.2
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Re: Figuring Out the Math
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2014, 09:39:02 AM »
my guess would 1.45-1.5 and 1-1.2
I've seen UR going a bit more than that lately. Probably 1.6-1.7.
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Re: Figuring Out the Math
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2014, 09:47:01 AM »
I've seen UR going a bit more than that lately. Probably 1.6-1.7.
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Re: Figuring Out the Math
« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2014, 10:01:17 AM »
I've seen UR going a bit more than that lately. Probably 1.6-1.7.
I need to apologize, i was thinking of SPG. UR i am seeing at the rates you were saying.
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Re: Figuring Out the Math
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2014, 11:01:47 AM »
I need to apologize, i was thinking of SPG. UR i am seeing at the rates you were saying.
to late. keep sending MP PM's.  :)
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Re: Figuring Out the Math
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2014, 11:07:26 AM »
to late. keep sending MP PM's.  :)
Only got one. I guess people were not too thrilled with the possibility of getting 1.7 for UR.
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Re: Figuring Out the Math
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2014, 11:09:09 AM »
my guess would 1.45-1.5 and 1-1.2
Option 1a: transferring 25,875 UR points to Hyatt (no idea what is involved with this.  Share?)

Option 1b: spending $5k costs $122 and you get 25,875 points that you can sell for $375-$388, then                 turning around and buying 25,000 (to be equal with Option 2) costing $250-$300.
best:    -$122+$388-$250=+$16, ie you save max $16 by going through all the trouble of selling UR                  and buying Hyatt.
worst:  -$122+$375-$300= -$47, ie it costs you another $47 to to sell UR and then buy Hyatt.

Option 2: spending $5k will yield you $190, then buy 25k Hyatt points.
best:     $190-$250=-$60, ie it will cost you $60 best case scenario to buy 25k Hyatt points when                      using your Blue Cash
worst:   $190-$300= -$110, ie You're out $110 to use BC.


Someone who has done this before please CMIIW if I left out something.
Does BC give 5% back on sales tax also?  The calculations would differ slightly then.
What is involved in Option 1a?
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Re: Figuring Out the Math
« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2014, 11:19:54 AM »
Does BC give 5% back on sales tax also?  The calculations would differ slightly then.
no sales tax on GC's. CB on total.
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Re: Figuring Out the Math
« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2014, 11:23:52 AM »
no sales tax on GC's. CB on total.
I meant activation fees (which I took into consideratoin in option 1), sorry.

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Re: Figuring Out the Math
« Reply #43 on: July 25, 2014, 11:32:28 AM »
I meant activation fees (which I took into consideratoin in option 1), sorry.
CB on fees also.
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Re: Figuring Out the Math
« Reply #44 on: July 25, 2014, 11:35:08 AM »
CB on fees also.
Ok, so you get $193 instead of $190.  ::)
Is there any cost in transferring UR to Hyatt?