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Old 08-30-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Las vegas
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Default Do they not like locals?

Greetings!

I'm recently a new resident to Las Vegas, about 9 months . Anyway, on two different occasions when we went to the strip people were shocked that we were locals. At one point we were shopping outside at these store huts and this guy was trying to sell us on an item that I was looking at, I told him that I will be back later to buy it and that I'm local. He immediately left without another word before I could even finish my sentance. He looked a bit annoyed at me!

the other time was at a casino restaurant and although the server was polite he was completly shocked at why we would even be down on the strip since we are locals.

Now I don't go there all the time but it's still the strip!!! It still is fun! Once in a blue moon.

Do they not like locals?
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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there's just some idiots that think that the locals should never be on the strip or that they never go on the strip...

my family has lived here 11 years and we still go to the strip all the time...
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Las vegas
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there's just some idiots that think that the locals should never be on the strip or that they never go on the strip...

my family has lived here 11 years and we still go to the strip all the time...

Oh, that makes me feel better! I thought it was just me! haha I love living here, there are minor things that took me aback but all in all I love it.
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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I have a lot of fun on the strip when my family is in town. I like to hang out at the pool all day and drink long islands. We go see shows and do all the touristy stuff. It makes me remember why people come here. We usually have a blast on the strip. I have never noticed anyone get weird with me when I tell them Im local. You might have just had some pushy sales people who immediately moved on when you told them you would be back later. They usually dont like hearing that.
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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We hit the strip periodically...sometimes pretty high up the food chain.

We always indentify ourselves as locals.

We generally get treated very well. As it should be...
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Las vegas
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I agree with everyone, most of my experience have been wonderful. Just that one time, at first he was energetic and kept pushing me to buy it, and then I said I was local and he looked at me with such annoyance. hahaha maybe you're right he just knew I would not be back. I suppose when you work on the strip you can't imagine why anyone would want to come there if they live in Las Vegas.

Not to get off the subject, but has anyone ever been to Bonnie Springs? is it worth the trip to take my parents when they visit?
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:51 PM
 
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Sometimes you will run into workers on the strip who get upset that you are a local, and I think this is because they are mad that you are enjoying yourself while they are working.

But I will say that the amount of people who are nice to locals is way more then the few that are not. But the ones that are not stick out more, which sucks.

Bonnie Springs is fun

Make sure you goto the petting zoo as well, they have some very old and tame animals there.

Its a nice setting that shows what life was like.

And they have a restaurant there which has some great burgers (if you like burgers)

You should also hit up the red rock scenic drive on the way back from bonnie springs as that is nice in itself and is on the way back.

Have fun if you go !
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:32 AM
 
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I work on the Strip and yet it still brings back all those memories every time I go. Like a vacation every time. It's great. Every month or two for dinner or some cards, the occasional club.

If you have any disposable income at all, the Strip is your source of high end entertainment, be it a show or expensive dinner. Or even some gambling.

But given the demographics of the town and how many visitors come every day, I can see it as somewhat unusual for some workers to run into a local.

You can go out for a nice meal or a few drinks in a lot of cities, and Vegas might even be a few bucks more. But for my money, the extra energy is well worth the price. Only NY can capture that same vibe.
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:14 AM
 
Location: In my house
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I don't know how many times I walk into a casino and get accosted by those time share people. They actually start leading me away and i have to do a sneaky maneuver to get away from them.
I was going to a wedding in the Tropicana a couple of years ago and yet another one tried leading me away. I gave him a dirty look and told him to get lost, im on my way to my friends wedding and i'm a local. He didn't say a word, just grabbed the next people coming thru the door. lol

Ive even had some of the time share people get more insistent when i told them i was a local. They are really desperate for that $25 deposit. I'm not that desperate to sit through a boring presentation for almost 2 hours. I'd rather clean all my toilets at home, more fun.
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:23 AM
 
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I used to visit strip properties when you could park in a lot in front and walk right in without going through a maze.

Not a fan of Disney Vegas.
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