How will you pay for the playa?

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How will you pay for the playa?

Save up all year
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18%
Save up all year
11
18%
Entrepreneural Endeavors
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15%
Entrepreneural Endeavors
9
15%
Credit. Might as well use it while I still have it
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5%
Credit. Might as well use it while I still have it
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5%
Other unsavory methods
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13%
Other unsavory methods
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13%
 
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How will you pay for the playa?

Post by Clar-i-ty » Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:31 pm

Just wondering how folks are paying for their playa adventure this year. This year will be a combo of freelance gigs and bike flipping for me. Anyone else have some bright ideas?
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Post by Token » Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:38 pm

Just find a retirement home and pick up some social security checks.

Isn't that what everyone does?

Other than that, legal tender seems to work well.

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Post by Sham » Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:52 pm

Shoplifting and breaking into neighborhood cars. That loose change adds up pretty fast. I haven't graduated into stealing old lady's pocketbooks or house breaks yet.

But seriously folks, I have a regular job and this is my end of summer vacation. I just figure about thousand dollars for this each year. It's usually less if I plan wisely.

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Post by ericdeko411 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:24 pm

[quote="Token"]Just find a retirement home and pick up some social security checks.

Isn't that what everyone does?

Other than that, legal tender seems to work well.[/quote]

Just have the same thought. Wondering if there are other better ways. Thank you for you leaving this post. Hoping that we could figure something better. something big and wisely. :)

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Post by Token » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:47 pm

Gosh, all this morality ...

If you must, go look at the fresh death certificates at the registrars office daily before going on the check run.

There, no one gets hurt.

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Post by Token » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:54 pm

Speaking of death records, juveniles with no work history are a gold mine. Just mail off for birth certificate and SSN number. Big market in Arizona for these.

For even bigger returns, US passports go for at least 20 grand in Istanbul.

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Post by Clar-i-ty » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:03 pm

Actually, loose change is an option. We drop it into a 5 gallon water bottle. We rolled up almost $200 in coinage last weekend.
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Post by Clar-i-ty » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:18 pm

Oh Eric, we have so much to teach you.

Snark classes are at 9AM at Center Camp. Please be sure to be prompt as timeliness on the Playa is considered to be quite customary.

You will also be expected to be properly attired, and ready to learn. This means you must be wearing at least one (1) fur item, no fewer than three (3) hand made jewelry items (see descriptions in appendix A under "gifts"), a bandanna or face mask, goggles. Signs that you are ready to learn include, a desire to randomly hug people even when you are not on E, intrigue and a strange to desire to join in when naked purple (beat-people) come through your camp, and a desire to make college girls cry when they arrive on Friday all pretty and clean expecting everything to be done for them.
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Post by FaeTora » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:24 pm

Mine is a combination of gifts and working and not going places that cost money. I have different groups I'm a part of that are close to where I work (which saves gas). I don't drink at bars or go out to dinner. I work on my own car when I can. I bring my lunches to work, etc. Then sharing the expense of the trip with a car of people also helps. The other helpful thing is others giving or loaning me things that have been to or they don't care that it will go to the playa.

In actually, the main reason I'm even able to go is I was gifted a BM ticket.
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Post by goathead » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:39 pm

blood
then other peoples blood

shit, but then I am already here.
but if I wasn't it would be blood.

wonder where i could trade a pound of flesh?

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Post by FaeTora » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:45 pm

Republican Convention?
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Post by goathead » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:53 pm

or Democratic Convention 68 ?

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Post by ygmir » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:01 am

goathead wrote:or Democratic Convention 68 ?
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Post by Elorrum » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:30 am

no cable bill.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:31 am

get a job as a nevada state highway patrolman and scarf half of the money you steal in so-called "confiscations" from travellers on I-80.
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Post by shiznicks1 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:45 pm

Well 2009 was my first burn and the day I got home I began planning and saving for the 2010 burn. Ive put away enough, but now school scheduling wont allow to know if im going until Aug. 6, but still I save and plan. Just picked up a 1992 GMC ambulance with only 38k for $200 :) My playa home is in its creation
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Post by Fire_Moose » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:51 am

I just get all the other participants to pay for me.

I have yet to buy a ticket or supplies.
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Post by ygmir » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:01 am

Fire_Moose wrote:I just get all the other participants to pay for me.

I have yet to buy a ticket or supplies.
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Post by Sail Man » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:02 am

I keep stealing DVD Burners tickets. That's why you never see him there. :lol:
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Post by bluesbob » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:17 am

To be honest...

Since my only sources of income right now are unemployment, student loans & grants, and my tax refund (I'm getting back more than I paid)

...I have to thank the fabulous taxpayers...er, people....of this great country for this opportunity to attend BM.

Thank you.

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Post by ygmir » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:27 am

bluesbob wrote:To be honest...

Since my only sources of income right now are unemployment, student loans & grants, and my tax refund (I'm getting back more than I paid)

...I have to thank the fabulous taxpayers...er, people....of this great country for this opportunity to attend BM.

Thank you.
that just strikes me as sort of fucked up..............
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Post by bluesbob » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:47 am

ygmir wrote:
bluesbob wrote:To be honest...

Since my only sources of income right now are unemployment, student loans & grants, and my tax refund (I'm getting back more than I paid)

...I have to thank the fabulous taxpayers...er, people....of this great country for this opportunity to attend BM.

Thank you.
that just strikes me as sort of fucked up..............
And what should I do? Stay home because of my sources of income? That seems rather fucked up also. It's not like I'm living some opulent lifestyle, I'm making big sacrifices in order to attend on my nickels and dimes.

And whats with this fucking forum? why does it always fuck up when I BOLD, italicize, quote, etc.?

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Post by Fire_Moose » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:13 am

bbcode is off.

turn it on.


un check the box after yer done typing
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Post by ygmir » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:23 am

bluesbob wrote:
ygmir wrote:
bluesbob wrote:To be honest...

Since my only sources of income right now are unemployment, student loans & grants, and my tax refund (I'm getting back more than I paid)

...I have to thank the fabulous taxpayers...er, people....of this great country for this opportunity to attend BM.

Thank you.
that just strikes me as sort of fucked up..............
And what should I do? Stay home because of my sources of income? That seems rather fucked up also. It's not like I'm living some opulent lifestyle, I'm making big sacrifices in order to attend on my nickels and dimes.

And whats with this fucking forum? why does it always fuck up when I BOLD, italicize, quote, etc.?
well, no, not at all.......

your UE, and tax refund (what you actually paid in and are getting back) are things you worked for paid in, and earned.
A student loan, is something, you'll be paying back (?).

So, by implication (thanking the taxpayers), you are spending either "grant" money, or, whatever extra, that you didn't put in on taxes, on going.

It's only my opinion, but , if you were/are spending money, given by the "taxpayers", for your education, or, to help feed your family, I think it's fucked up.

If, your spending your UE, SL, or tax refund, well, it's your money to do with as you will.........welcome and have a good time.

sorry, maybe I read what you said to litterally.......?........
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Post by AntiM » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:45 am

bluesbob wrote:
ygmir wrote:
bluesbob wrote:To be honest...

Since my only sources of income right now are unemployment, student loans & grants, and my tax refund (I'm getting back more than I paid)

...I have to thank the fabulous taxpayers...er, people....of this great country for this opportunity to attend BM.

Thank you.
that just strikes me as sort of fucked up..............
And what should I do? Stay home because of my sources of income? That seems rather fucked up also. It's not like I'm living some opulent lifestyle, I'm making big sacrifices in order to attend on my nickels and dimes.

And whats with this fucking forum? why does it always fuck up when I BOLD, italicize, quote, etc.?
Go to your profile and enable your BBCode. Then your functions will work.

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Post by Zhust » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:02 pm

I have no idea. I buy a ticket when I want to go (it appears to be approximately 4 years on, 1 year off) early in the year, and by the time Burning Man rolls around, I have enough money.

I don't plan, try, save, sell, beg, borrow, or steal. I guess I just spend a little less or earn a little more because there's always a way to do it.
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Post by bluesbob » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:55 pm

ygmir wrote:
bluesbob wrote:
ygmir wrote: that just strikes me as sort of fucked up..............
And what should I do? Stay home because of my sources of income? That seems rather fucked up also. It's not like I'm living some opulent lifestyle, I'm making big sacrifices in order to attend on my nickels and dimes.

And whats with this fucking forum? why does it always fuck up when I BOLD, italicize, quote, etc.?
well, no, not at all.......

your UE, and tax refund (what you actually paid in and are getting back) are things you worked for paid in, and earned.
A student loan, is something, you'll be paying back (?).

So, by implication (thanking the taxpayers), you are spending either "grant" money, or, whatever extra, that you didn't put in on taxes, on going.

It's only my opinion, but , if you were/are spending money, given by the "taxpayers", for your education, or, to help feed your family, I think it's fucked up.

If, your spending your UE, SL, or tax refund, well, it's your money to do with as you will.........welcome and have a good time.

sorry, maybe I read what you said to litterally.......?........
It was tongue in cheek...there is no such thing as free money.

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Easy Question! HARD answer!

Post by TobeWilde » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:31 pm

This easy question requires a hard answer! :twisted:

I just detour over to Nye County & check into the Cherry Patch Ranch for a week prior to BM. An average week brings in about 2 grand & by the time the week is done, I don't mind all the old, naked, butt-ugly campers @ BM so much anymore (see Casanova's post regarding this topic if you fail to realize I'm utilizing my doctoral degree in sarcasm here...)

(You cannot just drop into the Ranch. Email first, send pics, get approval...THEN set your dates to 'accept your entries' to the BM lay-away plan) 8) [/u]
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Post by Lord Of Ruin » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:57 pm

One way to help would be to volunteer for a department that gifts you a ticket. True, that doesn't help you THIS year, but by giving of yourself a bit, you can have your cost defrayed.

And some departments/camps have other things as well for working for them: food, water, showers, etc.

If you volunteered and worked hard, you could attend the following year on a veritable shoestring.
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Post by robbidobbs » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:23 pm

Yep.
I'll be in my blanket fort until further notice.

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