Wizard
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September 13th, 2012 at 9:49:07 PM permalink
What is it with me and expired tickets some may wonder? Today I set a new record for the oldest slot ticket I've attempted to cash. This one was from the Excalibur dated December 2008, almost four years old. The amount was $10 and their expiration policy is 30 days.

I had to pass through there today on my way to the Luxor so presented this yellowed ticket replete with pushpin holes. So, I approach the cage with the ticket and apologize for my tardiness cashing it, but request forgiveness of the expiration date and get my $10 anyway. The cashier said "no," and pointed to the 30-day expiration policy. So I asked to speak to a supervisor. He radioed one to come over, and one showed up in less than 30 seconds. I showed him the ticket and he gave me a gentle ribbing about it being four years old but approved it without argument.

So, due praise to the Excalibur for honoring the ticket. It also goes to show to not take "no" for an answer too easily.
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FleaStiff
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September 13th, 2012 at 10:13:28 PM permalink
That ticket is now pinned to the wall in the accounting office directly above their coffee machine and is getting so may laughs you should have charged them a premium.

Still, someone there knows what the term 'good will' means.
Juyemura
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September 13th, 2012 at 10:13:54 PM permalink
Let's face it, you're famous. I wonder what would happen if a layperson tried to do this.
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rainman
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September 13th, 2012 at 11:18:51 PM permalink
That ticket was cashed because it was a small price to pay for a souvenir. I bet it went up stairs asap so the chuckles could begin. Try it with a 1k ticket and see what happens.

edit: Come to think of it somebody must have tried to cash an old ticket before. Maybe they do deserve a little praise.
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September 14th, 2012 at 12:02:56 AM permalink
Quote: Juyemura

Let's face it, you're famous. I wonder what would happen if a layperson tried to do this.



My web sites may be well known, but I'm seldom acknowledged in public by strangers. In public I'm just your average middle-aged white guy.
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SOOPOO
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September 14th, 2012 at 5:00:02 AM permalink
I had 4 $5 chips from Turning Stone, which I accidentally took home years back. When I finally went back they would not honor them. I asked to speak to a supervisor, who politely told me I had 4 souveniers. She said they honored them for 2 years after they changed chips, and I was around 8 years too late.....
Ibeatyouraces
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September 14th, 2012 at 5:17:51 AM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
FleaStiff
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September 14th, 2012 at 5:29:33 AM permalink
If you hadn't been there for eight years they figured you don't merit much "customer service" whereas some current customer who gets comped twenty dollars will give them a return on their money. Short sighted policy but understandable. Enjoy your souvenirs. Now go back and take them at craps for a whole bundle of money!
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September 14th, 2012 at 6:34:18 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I had 4 $5 chips from Turning Stone, which I accidentally took home years back. When I finally went back they would not honor them. I asked to speak to a supervisor, who politely told me I had 4 souveniers. She said they honored them for 2 years after they changed chips, and I was around 8 years too late.....



Before asking a supervisor - Make a $25 bet on craps with a new chip on top of the 4 old chips. Play until you lose. When they take the chips and look at them, I can't imagine they'd try to grab $20 of your new chips, it's an honest mistake.
FleaStiff
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September 14th, 2012 at 7:05:57 AM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

it's an honest mistake.

LOL. I just happened to use these decade old chips!

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