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C3 Cash$$$ How much is necessary?
« on: March 24, 2005, 10:09 PM »
I'm trying to get an estimate of how much cash I should bring with me to the convention. I know I'm gonna need about 200 bucks for gas on my way there and back, but what abotu spending money? I cut costs by getting some Cerial for breakfast, and a small cooler to have stuff for lunch when I go.

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60 for 4 Vaders
50 for my Bust

Thats 310 already.

Plus probobly 100 for recreation/extra loot,

and say... 100 for food for the 4 nights?


Hmm...any hidden expenses I might have missed?

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Re: C3 Cash$$$ How much is nessisary?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2005, 10:22 PM »
I am not even counting the money spent on tickets, airfare, hotel and the parties.  With the vaders and my chewie collection for focus, I am figuring over 1,000.00.  Closer to 1500.00 with the previous stuff included.

I gues the chocolates on the pillows will have to suffice :P

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Re: C3 Cash$$$ How much is necessary?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2005, 05:17 PM »
Well it's gas for a total 6 hour car ride, $40 for my ticket, $15 for the Ex Vader, not sure at this point on how many autographs - Jango for sure though.  I'm trying to get ouf of their not spending much over $120 because I am not supposed to.  But it is looking more like $150-$200 to make it worthwhile for myself.  IMO at least.  I could spend more obviously but I will be dropping down money on 4/2 as well.

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Re: C3 Cash$$$ How much is necessary?
« Reply #3 on: April 6, 2005, 08:41 AM »
Bring enough to avoid the ATM's.

Heh, one less long line you'll have to stand in over the weekend.

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Re: C3 Cash$$$ How much is necessary?
« Reply #4 on: April 7, 2005, 07:51 AM »
Basically I am bring nearly 800 for all my toys and other collectables that I want. Food and what not I am not worrying about till I get there. Since a quick run into Target or a grocery store and I can get a box of pop tarts and breakfast is taken care of.
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Re: C3 Cash$$$ How much is necessary?
« Reply #5 on: April 7, 2005, 08:35 AM »
Yeah, I will probably bring a sandwich and other food along.  If I remember correctly the food they serve was not all that good and kind of expensive IMO for what you get. 

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Re: C3 Cash$$$ How much is necessary?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2005, 09:19 PM »
You can get your autograph tix. online using paypal and pick up on Wed.

Will save yet one more line to stand in (wel,, prob still have to wait in line for the autos, but eliminate the line to pay-which was a fairly long line last time.
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Re: C3 Cash$$$ How much is necessary?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2005, 08:54 PM »
I'm bringin $500.

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Re: C3 Cash$$$ How much is necessary?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2005, 04:12 AM »
Obviously a lot of cash will be necessary, but remember to take into account that some things at C3 may cost extra. I believe I heard that some presentations/exhibits cost a couple bucks more, I could be wrong. Of course con center food will ream you. I'm going to take enough extra cash with me to try to score a couple of the vintage figures I need to complete my collection, hopefully I can find the right seller.