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    Default The *BUDGET* thread

    Thought this might be a good idea..
    for me to get ideas about my budget.
    It currently sits at:

    212 - Saturday and Sunday Coachella Tickets
    110 - Roundtrip Greyhound ticket from Utah to *****.
    160 - food and water for 4 days
    100 - merch and "emergency" (still working this one out)
    45 - Camping ticket.
    ____
    627.00

    So I'm going to be spending about 630.

    Feel free to share what you're planning for a budget or whatever.
    I'm sure we can think of better (cheaper) ways to get us all to Coachella.

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    its going to be 212 for sat and sunday tickets? Aren't they 80bucks each?

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    budget?

    i got my tickets on the ducatking presale, for $447 USD, shipped (199x2, 12x2, 25 for shipping).

    i priced out 2 tickets on ticketmaster today, shipped, with service charges were, what, $567 USD?

    i saved $135 canadian getting them on that presale. woot.
    that more than pays for 2 camping tickets.

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    Default Re: The *BUDGET* thread

    Quote Originally Posted by lowfront View Post
    its going to be 212 for sat and sunday tickets? Aren't they 80bucks each?
    service fees from ticketmaster, do some math..

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    Default Re: The *BUDGET* thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Good Days Last View Post
    110 - Roundtrip Greyhound ticket from Utah to *****.
    Looks like they are blocking out pre-sale words again ... well, except they aren't blocking out "pre" this time ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    service fees from ticketmaster, do some math..
    50$ in fees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowfront View Post
    50$ in fees?
    Yeah, one ticket for me all told (with no charge for shipping standard mail)

    106.20. that's 20 bucks of raping charges.

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    $217 - 3-day pass
    $ 20 - gas (from Los Angeles, split 3 ways)
    $200 - hotel
    $ 60 - merch
    $ 75 - on-site food and water
    $ 75 - off-site food and alcohol
    ____
    $647 total

    I could save money by camping, but for me the air conditioning and pool are definitely worth the extra money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courtney View Post
    $217 - 3-day pass
    $ 20 - gas (from Los Angeles, split 3 ways)
    $200 - hotel
    $ 60 - merch
    $ 75 - on-site food and water
    $ 75 - off-site food and alcohol
    ____
    $647 total

    I could save money by camping, but for me the air conditioning and pool are definitely worth the extra money.
    Did you take part in the earlier presale to get a 3day that cheap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Good Days Last View Post
    Did you take part in the earlier presale to get a 3day that cheap?
    maybe they are from canada? but yeah thats cheap! my presale form ticketmaster with the kroq presale was like 280 after convenience charges! i dont think i'm gonna be able to also afford glastonbury this year too. although killers are playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Good Days Last View Post
    Did you take part in the earlier presale to get a 3day that cheap?
    Yep, the first pre-sale before the lineup was announced had 3-day passes for $199 + fees.

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    Default Re: The *BUDGET* thread

    Well, I guess I'm going to be there away from home for five days.
    Two travelling and three at Coachella.

    So anyone got any estimates of how much that'll cost in food?

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    Depends...are you going to be by yourself? Bringing food with you for the trip? What do you plan on eating? How much eating at the festival?

    Food budget is tricky, it really depends on the individual.

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    Yeah. Well, the budget is for myself personally. It'll probably mostly be fast food on the way there and idk.

    Fuh. It's tricky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courtney View Post
    $217 - 3-day pass
    $ 20 - gas (from Los Angeles, split 3 ways)
    $200 - hotel
    $ 60 - merch
    $ 75 - on-site food and water
    $ 75 - off-site food and alcohol
    ____
    $647 total
    how'd you get $217 for the 3-day pass? i bought one myself during the pre-sale this past weekend and got charged $223. ($6, not a big difference. just curious.) it was $12 for fees and $12 for delivery.

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    The $12 delivery fee was a flat rate, no matter how many tickets you bought. I bought 2 tickets, so that's $6 delivery per ticket.

    That's why you got charged $223 per ticket, and I got charged $217.

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    Default Re: The *BUDGET* thread

    Mine was $223 from same pre-sale. I got two passes. (I'm broke now). Other person I got passes for might not go now...grrr...

    And I started typing this before Courtney typed her response, but I got a time out error when I posted. All is clear now.

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    287 3 Day Pass
    120 Gas from Ventura
    100 Food for the weekend
    30 Camping in Joshua Tree
    .
    .
    3 Days in the valley with music
    PRICELESS
    Lighten up people.
    80 Bands a day
    3 days
    240 bucks(without FU<<!^& Ticketmaster)
    a dollar band

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    3 day tickets - 223

    my part of the camping (cahuilla), gas from seattle, food and supplies (after being split four ways) - 175

    So... 400 bucks or so. probably more like 450-500 when it's all said and done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbingy View Post
    287 3 Day Pass
    120 Gas from Ventura
    100 Food for the weekend
    30 Camping in Joshua Tree
    .
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    3 Days in the valley with music
    PRICELESS
    Lighten up people.
    80 Bands a day
    3 days
    240 bucks(without FU<<!^& Ticketmaster)
    a dollar band
    Have you been to Coachella before? It's more like 37 bands per day...not 80...and you certainly won't be seeing all of them, or even half.

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    is buying a 3day pass during presale cheaper or something?

    how expensive is food there? like in estimation, how much would one meal cost?

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    Plane from Copenhagen to LA 783.48
    3 day ticket 250,00 or more depeding on service fees...
    camping 50,00
    greayhound from LA to ***** 50.00
    Money for beer, water, food ???.??
    Mercendise What ever I feel like buying

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    2 flights form NYC $736.
    1 house $3G split 6 ways $500.
    2 free tickets $nada
    food booze $300.
    1 free car rental$ nada
    3 days listening to great music in the sun with 40,00 friends
    grand total ...so worth it

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    Default Re: The *BUDGET* thread

    $290 3 day pass, already paid for
    $240 airfare from KC to Palm Springs
    $72 my share of a posh Motel 6 room for 4 nights, split 5 ways, already paid for
    $??? - rental car
    $15 gas to drive from DSM to KC, split 4 ways
    $150 food and water, high estimate of $50 each day

    $767...not including merch, alcohol, rental car...soooo glad I got a second job this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heatherxxll View Post
    $290 3 day pass, already paid for
    $240 airfare from KC to Palm Springs
    $72 my share of a posh Motel 6 room for 4 nights, split 5 ways, already paid for
    $??? - rental car
    $15 gas to drive from DSM to KC, split 4 ways
    $150 food and water, high estimate of $50 each day

    $767...not including merch, alcohol, rental car...soooo glad I got a second job this week.
    If you are flying into Palm Springs, we rented a Dodge Neon (or similar) from Enterprise via Expedia.com for $92 including taxes. We pick it up on Thurs and return it on Monday. Good luck!

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    Hey all,

    We are coming from FLA and here is what we are working out:

    $400 Air fare
    $275 ticket + est. charges
    $ 60 camping pass + est. charges
    $ 93 rental car in Palm Springs (booked on Expedia, this includes tax & all)
    $150 food & misc
    $150 more food and all the other crap we're bound to forget

    $1128 Total and I think completely 110% worth it

    Plus I am splitting all but the air fare and tickets with my friend, so it will be less out of my pocket.

    I was thinking of hitting up a grocery store once we get there to get food and bottled water. I am guessing it will be a hell of a lot cheaper than buying it all at the festival, right?

    If anyone has any good (ie money or time saving) ideas send me a message, we're first timers and can use all the advice you can give.

    See ya in April!

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    $300 - 3 day pass
    $400 - airfare from Columbus Ohio
    $80 - rental car
    $200 - hotel share
    $20 - gas
    $150 - food and water
    $50 - non food essentials (sunscreen and the like)
    $200 - merch and other fun (hotel bar)

    around $1300-$1500

    good lord, this is more expensive than I originally thought
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    $207- Two days of tickets
    $57- my share of our hotel, 2 nights @ the World Mark resort in Indio
    $50- my share of gas coming from AZ
    $300-food and alcohol...mainly alcohol
    $200-T-shirts and memorabilia, I love that stuff
    My grand total-$814....damn that's a lot! who cares, it will be a great time!!
    Last edited by MarshaLG83; 01-26-2007 at 10:43 AM.

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    Default Re: The *BUDGET* thread

    $223 for 3-day pass.
    $30 my contribution for gasoline. (Coming from Vegas!)
    $75 my contribution for the hotel room.
    $100 for tees and such.
    $150 for water and food.
    $75 emergency money.
    = $653
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    Default Re: The *BUDGET* thread

    $300 - 3 day pass
    $50 - camping pass
    $800 - flights (2 way)
    $500+ - food, water, merch, other (estimate)
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    $1650 (canadian) so, what's that? $2000 USD?

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