Aug 23rd 2006 10:59AM They've been doing this for decades. I remember my parents buying a sheet of $2.00 bills when we did the family trip to DC at age 6. What I don't recall is if they overcharged for it back then. A sheet of 16 $1.00 bills should cost $16.00. Since it actually costs the Government less to produce (no cutting and no shipping to Federal Reserve Banks, which is insanely expensive). I guess they're trying to produce a little extra income, and the coolness of having all those bills on a sheet might be worth a couple extra bucks, but you'd have to be a helluva sales person to convince me to give you $31.00 in exchange for currency worth exactly $16.00. That's a poor investment, even by government standards.
Aug 7th 2006 4:53PM Quick semi-related question. Now that the preliminary packaging is out, am I the only one who noticed that the spots on the marketing materials are cheetah spots, not leopard spots? Not to be nit-picky, but what's up with that?
May 22nd 2006 12:33PM Who decided the Burj was 7 stars, oh yeah, they declared themselves that. It's a designation that doesn't exist. Hey Burj, I got some amplifiers to sell you, they go to 11, so they're one louder, just like you're two stars better than the Peninsula in Hong Kong.
Apr 18th 2006 9:37AM D.C> is #2 because there is just the one city, and it's a huge tourist destination. The state of New York has two big tourist destinations with high tourist prices (NYC and Niagra), but when you factor in all those other towns that don't have much of a tourism industry (Albany, White Plains, etc.) the average prices drop. The same goes for Rhode Island, not really a big destination state, but with Newport as a mahor (and pricey) destination with so few other cities in the state, the statewide average is surpirisingly high. That said, I kind of expected Massachusetts to be on there, what with Boston, Cape Cod, and Martha's Vineyard, but I would have been shocked if California was in the top five (it's just too big).
Apr 7th 2006 9:55AM I first saw this at japander.com. They have tons more from Arnie and numerous other celebs, including ads for the very same whiskey that Bill Murray's character was hawking in Lost In Translation.
Apr 7th 2006 9:36AM 36' by 60'! Almost six stories wide! I'm guessing you meant 36" by 60". But if it really was that big, that would make the price seem like a steal.
Mar 1st 2006 9:57AM Didn't you mean half century? We are talking about fifty year old Scotch, right?
Mar 1st 2006 9:41AM It should also be noted that the Laurelmor project is located near Boone, in the western North Carolina mountains.