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Old 09-04-2010, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Viva Las Vegas
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I never realized cars here in Las Vegas cost more than elsewhere. Is that just for used cars, or is it also for new cars?

What is the reason for this?

I assume some people must be in the business of buying cars in the East for $2K and shipping them for a few hundred bucks to Las Vegas to sell for a profit...

Possibly salt on the roads back East during Winter tends to cause rust on the cars
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:04 PM
 
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Thanks for all the replies, I didn't expect to get much feedback.

In regards to selling/buying my car. I did some research about my used vehicle and got a KBB value along with some used car websites and classifieds and it still seems to go around the same price in LV along with the Boston area.. for my car specifically. Dealer prices are different, of course. I would definitely drive to LV if I thought it would save me money.

As far as the gambling aspect, I probably should have provided a little bit of background. I currently live 45 minutes away from Foxwoods Casino & Mohegan Sun, where I have been playing poker as my only source of income for 2.5 years. The transition to vegas can truly only be beneficial in regards to table selection (I don't play high limits).

In regards to explaining the logic behind my move, well, this you may provide a good argument for. I need a change of environment, community, and lifestyle. Even if this change is only for 6 months I feel it would better me. I've already decided to move, it just comes down to where. In a way I am trying to escape and I know that simply moving to vegas will not solve my problems, but I feel that it could be a new beginning for me. I'm hoping I could introduce myself into a new social network. I feel as though Plan B would just be to move back to my "familiar" home, MA. I've also always wanted to visit California which seems more difficult from the East Coast unless simply vacationing.

Although I know the strip is high traffic and full of tourists, how difficult do you think it would be for a new individual to meet people and settle in?
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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Thanks for all the replies, I didn't expect to get much feedback.

In regards to selling/buying my car. I did some research about my used vehicle and got a KBB value along with some used car websites and classifieds and it still seems to go around the same price in LV along with the Boston area.. for my car specifically. Dealer prices are different, of course. I would definitely drive to LV if I thought it would save me money.

As far as the gambling aspect, I probably should have provided a little bit of background. I currently live 45 minutes away from Foxwoods Casino & Mohegan Sun, where I have been playing poker as my only source of income for 2.5 years. The transition to vegas can truly only be beneficial in regards to table selection (I don't play high limits).

In regards to explaining the logic behind my move, well, this you may provide a good argument for. I need a change of environment, community, and lifestyle. Even if this change is only for 6 months I feel it would better me. I've already decided to move, it just comes down to where. In a way I am trying to escape and I know that simply moving to vegas will not solve my problems, but I feel that it could be a new beginning for me. I'm hoping I could introduce myself into a new social network. I feel as though Plan B would just be to move back to my "familiar" home, MA. I've also always wanted to visit California which seems more difficult from the East Coast unless simply vacationing.

Although I know the strip is high traffic and full of tourists, how difficult do you think it would be for a new individual to meet people and settle in?
Well, my boyfriend is from Boston, and he tells me people aren't the friendliest so I imagine it'd be easier to meet people in Vegas compared to your neck of the woods.

Also, I think it would depend on the individual's personality, no? If you are outgoing and gregarious and female and especially, attractive (are you half Vietnamese, btw? Just looking at your screen name), I'd think it'd be a piece of cake.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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Try to get a place in Henderson-it is safe and not terribly far from the strip. Tons of 2 bedroom condos are available there for under $900. But don't be too shocked when you get your first utility bill for the summer-the air conditioning will have to run 24/7. Try driving around in the area you would like to live and look for "For Rent" signs. I've known a few people that got places off craigslist.org. It's fine, just ask a lot of questions and if anything feels weird about it, just move on to the next one. I'd recommend trying to get a job as a poker prop player. Just hang out at a few of the poker rooms and ask the floor when they are hiring. Most likely they will direct you to the company's website to actually apply, but the floor can tell you when openings are coming up. Typically they will pay you an hourly wage, but expect you to play with your own money. Alternatively, you could get a job as a poker dealer. Dealer school takes under 2 months, costs under $1,500 and they can earn 30K-60K a year depending on tips. Coming from out of town, it's challenging to get your first job in Vegas. Because it is such a transient city, employers are reluctant to hire someone who has just moved there. So take whatever job you can get get, just for 6 months -1 year to have that on your resume. Focus your search on casino jobs. Many of the jobs in Vegas have a low pay scale compared to the east coast, but some of that can be made up if it is a job that involves tipping.
I think it's great you want to move to try some new experiences! Many people live in the same place their entire life and have a very limited view of the world. Best of luck at the tables, too.

P.S. Don't sell your car if it's running well. You will need it to get around town, don't plan on taking buses unless you have to, and ones for sale at that price in Vegas are POS. Plus then you have to go to DMV right away, change insurance and all that headache. No Joke, my friend's recent trip to DMV there were 1,000 people waiting in line!!!
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