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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1680 on: September 16, 2014, 01:28:07 PM »
#TYH

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1681 on: September 16, 2014, 02:39:23 PM »
how about 2 comments below that one...
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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1685 on: October 08, 2014, 08:16:08 AM »

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1686 on: October 08, 2014, 09:41:51 AM »
Now you're in an elite class. You have your own personal haters.
lol I feel so Chashuv.

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1687 on: October 08, 2014, 09:49:54 AM »
Now you're in an elite class. You have your own personal haters.
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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1688 on: October 08, 2014, 10:35:09 AM »
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The last post is another hater telling me my trip wasn't really free. #haterzgonnahate

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1689 on: October 08, 2014, 10:54:08 AM »
The last post is another hater telling me my trip wasn't really free.
Your trips had no cost to them? No cost to meet spending on the cards?
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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1690 on: October 08, 2014, 11:45:50 AM »
Your trips had no cost to them? No cost to meet spending on the cards?
I said that my trip was $1200 pax. He was probably referring to me saying that I stayed at hotels for free. Of course it's possible that the cards I used for my hotels were hit with GCs and not AP (although I don't know which cards I did what MS on) but his point was to hate and point out that this whole travelling thing isn't *exactly* free. I know I spent a few hundred dollars on GC fees, but as Dan said in the post, it's "pennies on the dollar".

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1691 on: October 08, 2014, 11:49:08 AM »
I said that my trip was $1200 pax. He was probably referring to me saying that I stayed at hotels for free. Of course it's possible that the cards I used for my hotels were hit with GCs and not AP (although I don't know which cards I did what MS on) but his point was to hate and point out that this whole travelling thing isn't *exactly* free. I know I spent a few hundred dollars on GC fees, but as Dan said in the post, it's "pennies on the dollar".

So say you traveled the wold (or Europe) for pennies on the dollar. Why exaggerate how cheap it was? And no, HelpMe ≠ EJB.

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1692 on: October 08, 2014, 11:51:38 AM »
So say you traveled the wold (or Europe) for pennies on the dollar. Why exaggerate how cheap it was? And no, HelpMe ≠ EJB.
Sheesh. I only used the word "free" in reference to my hotels since they did not have any fees. (Although, that's a lie because a few hotels charged us city taxes of a couple of bucks.) But yes, I probably spent $5 a night in GC fees. Salachti.

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1693 on: October 08, 2014, 11:54:04 AM »
I said that my trip was $1200 pax. He was probably referring to me saying that I stayed at hotels for free. Of course it's possible that the cards I used for my hotels were hit with GCs and not AP (although I don't know which cards I did what MS on) but his point was to hate and point out that this whole travelling thing isn't *exactly* free. I know I spent a few hundred dollars on GC fees, but as Dan said in the post, it's "pennies on the dollar".
Thats not what he meant. He wasn't referring to gc fees.

He was a competing it to CB cards (which isn't accurate Bec you wouldn't have earned they much Bec they don't havessign-up bonuses)

He meant that you could of sold it for cash. So it isn't free. It costed the value of the miles/points which couldve otherwise be redeemed for cash.

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1694 on: October 08, 2014, 11:54:33 AM »
I said that my trip was $1200 pax. He was probably referring to me saying that I stayed at hotels for free. Of course it's possible that the cards I used for my hotels were hit with GCs and not AP (although I don't know which cards I did what MS on) but his point was to hate and point out that this whole travelling thing isn't *exactly* free. I know I spent a few hundred dollars on GC fees, but as Dan said in the post, it's "pennies on the dollar".
HelpMe is big on CB cards. What he's trying to say is that there's an opportunity cost to playing this game in order to travel (as opposed to playing it to generate income). There's a market value for all of the points and miles you used (or as HelpMe would argue, a potentially bigger value for all the CB you would have earned with the same or similar spending on CB cards instead), so you 'spent' that value in order to travel. You generated that value already when you opened all the cards and did all the spending.

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1695 on: October 08, 2014, 11:55:38 AM »
Thats not what he meant. He wasn't referring to gc fees.

He was a competing it to CB cards (which isn't accurate Bec you wouldn't have earned they much Bec they don't havessign-up bonuses)

He meant that you could of sold it for cash. So it isn't free. It costed the value of the miles/points which couldve otherwise be redeemed for cash.
You beat me to it. Although HelpMe would (and has, if you dig up the right threads) certainly argue with your parenthesized contention.

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1696 on: October 08, 2014, 01:27:00 PM »
Gotcha. This conversation is taking place in another thread now as well. Thank G-d I have the money for supporting my life right now. This is a fun thing for me to go on cool trips - not for supplemental income. So I don't look at it like that.

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1697 on: October 08, 2014, 01:36:06 PM »
Doesn't matter how you look at it - reality is if you used 100K points for "free" hotel stay that would have fetched a 1.4 value on the open market, in essence you passed up on $1,400 cash to book the stay.
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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1698 on: October 08, 2014, 01:37:33 PM »
Less taxes you would have to declare if you  actually sold those miles ;)
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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #1699 on: October 08, 2014, 01:47:27 PM »
Doesn't matter how you look at it - reality is if you used 100K points for "free" hotel stay that would have fetched a 1.4 value on the open market, in essence you passed up on $1,400 cash to book the stay.
My point is that I would never have sold those miles. Ok I agree it's not completely free, but I don't care about the math. When I open a CC I have 0 interest in making cash. I just want a trip. (Except perhaps Blue, if I get there at some point.) I'm not in it for the money; I'm in it for the fun.