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Postby NYC_Dweller » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:50 am

as i mentioned in a previous thread here are some of the luxuries (at least what i consider)

- travel - not frequent but at least 3-5 times a year. always stayed at finer hotels & resorts
- luxury purchases - to name a few... spent 12k on handbags for my wife last year (1 chanel, 2 louis vuitton, 2 gucci & 1 prada), slightly under 2k with Starbucks, frequent customer of Bergdorf Goodman

i recently just enrolled in the grand havana room nyc. it's a private members only cigar lounge on 5th ave here in nyc. only why to get a membership is to get inducted in by a current member. the invitation fee is hefty with monthly dues.


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Postby NYC_Dweller » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:53 am

FastSRT8 wrote:Thanks. The trip was great. Was able to do all I wanted. Shop like mad and ate at all the best places. Great way to burn cash.


good to hear. how long was your flight? the flight time is the only thing holding me back for more HK visits.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:34 am

NYC_Dweller wrote:good to hear. how long was your flight? the flight time is the only thing holding me back for more HK visits.


The flight to HK from Vancovuer direct took just over 13+ hours and just under 12 on the way back. It was painless but I did take Business/First so I had a lie flat bed and tons to eat and drink
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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:35 am

agp wrote:If you don't mind me asking, how do you earn so much money?


Sorry for not giving you a glamourous answer but my personal story has to do with prudent real estate acquisitions and good ole fashion hard work. Took some risks as well.....
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Postby Crashem » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:52 am

I find Thailand slightly better deal for custom made clothes.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:21 pm

Crashem wrote:I find Thailand slightly better deal for custom made clothes.


You are probably right HK was really pricey
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Postby NYC_Dweller » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:08 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:The flight to HK from Vancovuer direct took just over 13+ hours and just under 12 on the way back. It was painless but I did take Business/First so I had a lie flat bed and tons to eat and drink


my last visit was in business/first as well. i am unfortunate that i can't fall asleep in places other than a bed. i did all the tricks from meds to drinks... if it wasn't for this weird thing i have i would visit HK a lot more.

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Postby NYC_Dweller » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:09 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:You are probably right HK was really pricey


HK is pricey but most merchants don't have a problem with haggling and cutting deals.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:13 pm

NYC_Dweller wrote:HK is pricey but most merchants don't have a problem with haggling and cutting deals.


True BUT the mainland chinese folks have ruined it for us. Those moneybags buy up everything at practically face value.

High end stuff too
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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:14 pm

NYC_Dweller wrote:my last visit was in business/first as well. i am unfortunate that i can't fall asleep in places other than a bed. i did all the tricks from meds to drinks... if it wasn't for this weird thing i have i would visit HK a lot more.


Damn I'm sorry to hear this bro. Try going to a spa for a massage BEFORE your flight. Hydrate up and it may help. I do this too sometimes to get really comfy before a long flight
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