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edesignuk
Jul 25, 2007, 05:44 AM
Good night chaps? (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/25/large_bar_bill/)

10k service charge!!!!

The bill, thanks to This is London (http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23405605-details/Businessman%27s+champagne+spree+at+West+End+club+adds+up+to+%C2%A3100%2C000/article.do):According to a copy of the group's bill, over the course of the evening the group drank:

- One Methuselah (equivalent in size to eight normal-size bottles) of Cristal champagne costing 30,000

- 28 bottles of Dom Perignon champagne costing 17,300

- 40 bottles of Cristal champagne costing 15,360

- Two Jeroboams (equivalent in size to four normal bottles) of Cristal champagne costing 9,600

- Nine Magnums (twice the size of a normal bottle) of Dom Perignon champagne costing 6,900

- A Methuselah of Belvedere vodka costing 1,400

- A Magnum of Grey Goose vodka costing 380

- A bottle of Absolut vodka costing 220

- Six cans of Coke and 17 Red Bulls costing 94.50

- Eight bottles of still water costing 52

- A bottle of Pinot Grigio white wine costing 25

Eraserhead
Jul 25, 2007, 06:08 AM
So a quiet evening in then?

xUKHCx
Jul 25, 2007, 06:20 AM
Seems like quite a lot for only 19 people.

Markleshark
Jul 25, 2007, 06:23 AM
If you can, why not?

Absolut was expensive though, must have seen him coming. ;)

edesignuk
Jul 25, 2007, 06:30 AM
Seems like quite a lot for only 19 people.They either left most of it, threw it over friendly talking-to-them-for-their-personalities dancing girls, or their livers no longer function. I'd hope the 2nd or 3rd option.

iBlue
Jul 25, 2007, 06:36 AM
OMFG! "oh hi, look at me! I'm so worldly and generous and care-free and special!" :rolleyes: what a twunt.

Jaffa Cake
Jul 25, 2007, 06:36 AM
Bear in mind those are London prices, though. ;)

John Jacob
Jul 25, 2007, 07:02 AM
- One Methuselah (equivalent in size to eight normal-size bottles) of Cristal champagne costing 30,000

- 40 bottles of Cristal champagne costing 15,360

- Two Jeroboams (equivalent in size to four normal bottles) of Cristal champagne costing 9,600

This doesn't make sense. 40 bottles of Cristal champagne cost 15,360. This means that a bottle would cost 384. Then why did they waste 30,000 on a Methuselah when they could have got the same quantity of champagne in normal bottles for 3072? And again why 9600 for two Jeroboams when they could have bought eight normal bottles for 3072?

edesignuk
Jul 25, 2007, 07:06 AM
This doesn't make sense. 40 bottles of Cristal champagne cost 15,360. This means that a bottle would cost 384. Then why did they waste 30,000 on a Methuselah when they could have got the same quantity of champagne in normal bottles for 3072? And again why 9600 for two Jeroboams when they could have bought eight normal bottles for 3072?I read in the Metro this morning that one of the bottle(s) of champagne came in a 9500 gold case.

bartelby
Jul 25, 2007, 07:06 AM
This doesn't make sense. 40 bottles of Cristal champagne cost 15,360. This means that a bottle would cost 384. Then why did they waste 30,000 on a Methuselah when they could have got the same quantity of champagne in normal bottles for 3072? And again why 9600 for two Jeroboams when they could have bought eight normal bottles for 3072?

Because the kind of idiots who throw money around like* that would HAVE to spend 30,000 on a bottle so they could say they spent 30,000 on a bottle...




*without inviting me...

iBlue
Jul 25, 2007, 07:11 AM
This doesn't make sense. 40 bottles of Cristal champagne cost 15,360. This means that a bottle would cost 384. Then why did they waste 30,000 on a Methuselah when they could have got the same quantity of champagne in normal bottles for 3072? And again why 9600 for two Jeroboams when they could have bought eight normal bottles for 3072?
it matters not, the real answer to all of these questions is: because he can.

I like that the twunt got ripped off though. He got charged astronomically higher for these things than they normally cost. 220 bottle of absolut, haha!

bartelby
Jul 25, 2007, 07:13 AM
it matters not, the real answer to all of these questions is: because he can.

I like that the twunt got ripped off though. He got charged astronomically higher for these things than they normally cost. 220 bottle of absolut, haha!

And Absolut Ripoff, one might say.


EDIT: May I also add;

How ***** tacky does that club look?!:eek:

Abstract
Jul 25, 2007, 07:24 AM
Absolut was expensive though, must have seen him coming. ;)


Let me have a go. I think I could have bargained it down to 210.

mpw
Jul 25, 2007, 07:40 AM
This doesn't make sense. 40 bottles of Cristal champagne cost 15,360. This means that a bottle would cost 384. Then why did they waste 30,000 on a Methuselah when they could have got the same quantity of champagne in normal bottles for 3072?......I like that the twunt got ripped off though...

He also had inferior product most likely. Champagne is supposed to be bottle fermented, anything bigger than a Magnum (2bottles) would be fermented in bottles and then open and transferred to the larger size bottle to be sold to knobs like this. The economies of scale do have some effect on the extortionate price, but mostly it's just charging more 'cause they can.

Eraserhead
Jul 25, 2007, 07:51 AM
This doesn't make sense. 40 bottles of Cristal champagne cost 15,360. This means that a bottle would cost 384. Then why did they waste 30,000 on a Methuselah when they could have got the same quantity of champagne in normal bottles for 3072? And again why 9600 for two Jeroboams when they could have bought eight normal bottles for 3072?

It's probably because the Methuselah was a better vintage ;), though mpw's comment on it is very amusing.

gonyr
Jul 25, 2007, 08:03 AM
Don't you think that after all that, the 6 cokes should have been on the house?

iKwick7
Jul 25, 2007, 08:22 AM
The "astronomically high" prices (like the Absolute, for example) aren't really that high- it really depends on where you are (V.I.P. room, perhaps). I've been to bars in Hoboken where a bottle of any liquor starts at around $300. That's the the price you have to pay to be in the room in which you can buy them.

That being said, no, I don't think it was worth $300. But the group I was with had a great time, so who cares.

And yes, they should not have had to pay for water or soda. I mean seriously- ever heard of comps? What the hell! :)

dcv
Jul 25, 2007, 08:47 AM
Thought it might be interesting to figure out how many units of alcohol that was (yeah I'm bored at work):


converting the different bottle sizes...

8 x Cristal champagne
28 x Dom Perignon champagne
40 x Cristal champagne
2 x 4 x Cristal champagne
9 x 2 x Dom Perignon champagne

8 x Belvedere vodka
2 x Grey Goose vodka
1 x Absolut vodka

1 x Pinot Grigio white wine


...gives...

102 bottles of champagne
11 bottles of vodka
1 bottle of wine


Assuming 12% ABV for the champagne (75cl bottles) and the same for the 70cl bottle of wine, those count as around 9 units of alcohol each.

A bottle of vodka is approx 28 units of alcohol.


So (103 x 9) + (11 x 28) = 927 + 308 = 1235 units


wow!

bartelby
Jul 25, 2007, 08:50 AM
So (103 x 9) + (11 x 28) = 927 + 308 = 1235 units


wow!


Pffft! Some of us don't need 18 mates to help get through that!;)

calculus
Jul 25, 2007, 08:55 AM
Bear in mind those are London prices, though. ;)

Twelve pounds, seven shillings and sixpence ha'penny in Yorkshire.

discodave
Jul 25, 2007, 09:00 AM
OMFG! "oh hi, look at me! I'm so worldly and generous and care-free and special!" :rolleyes: what a twunt.

Well said! Seconded.

Queso
Jul 25, 2007, 09:03 AM
I don't know if anybody else noticed that the party host is apparently "a businessman based in Dubai". I take it not one of the natives though :D

Jasonbot
Jul 25, 2007, 10:03 AM
Is it just me or is that place just a little on teh expensive side? I mean 6.5 a bit much for a bottle of water. I'd pay at most 1.5 equivalent for a bottle, but maybe thats just one of those exchange rate things?

dops7107
Jul 25, 2007, 10:30 AM
Looking at the receipt on the This Is London page, it looks like he only paid 94,000 anyway. I can't figure out the maths on that one; even if he refused to pay the service charge, the drinks plus tax still comes to 95,000.

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/07_02/17abillES_468x933.jpg

Tight b'stard. :rolleyes:

PlaceofDis
Jul 25, 2007, 10:34 AM
i can't imagine that hangover.

johnee
Jul 25, 2007, 10:41 AM
it must be all that rain you guys are getting.

Queso
Jul 25, 2007, 10:57 AM
Is it just me or is that place just a little on teh expensive side? I mean 6.5 a bit much for a bottle of water. I'd pay at most 1.5 equivalent for a bottle, but maybe thats just one of those exchange rate things?
That's just a seriously expensive place they were at. Most places in London don't even stock Cristal let alone methuselahs of it, so we can assume the club was at the expensive end of the scale.

tomoisyourgod
Jul 25, 2007, 11:08 AM
London is just one big rip off... can't stand the place... not a chance in hell is ale worth that ever...

Jaffa Cake
Jul 25, 2007, 11:13 AM
Twelve pounds, seven shillings and sixpence ha'penny in Yorkshire.Hey! We're nowhere near that pricey. You could have a night out on that and change fer t'bus erm, n'all.

bartelby
Jul 25, 2007, 11:18 AM
Hey! We're nowhere near that pricey. You could have a night out on that and change fer t'bus erm, n'all.

You forgot t'pictures an' t'chips!

tomoisyourgod
Jul 25, 2007, 11:18 AM
Hey! We're nowhere near that pricey. You could have a night out on that and change fer t'bus erm, n'all.

I heard the north east is like an ex Soviet State?

Jaffa Cake
Jul 25, 2007, 11:21 AM
I heard the north east is like an ex Soviet State?Well, it is in so far as a bottle of vodka won't go setting you back 220...

Markleshark
Jul 25, 2007, 11:21 AM
Twelve pounds, seven shillings and sixpence ha'penny in Yorkshire.

You can get chips on the way home with your change as well. ;)

I heard the north east is like an ex Soviet State?

Lol. So true. You'll be fine as long as you don't go out in Newcastle wearing a jacket. You'll be branded a 'Right Fanny, like Pet' and kicked from Pub to Pub. :)

weckart
Jul 25, 2007, 11:40 AM
Looking at the receipt on the This Is London page, it looks like he only paid 94,000 anyway. I can't figure out the maths on that one; even if he refused to pay the service charge, the drinks plus tax still comes to 95,000.

Tight b'stard. :rolleyes:

Maybe some of the party was still at school and got an EDU discount. Otherwise someone is a mediocre businessman with rubbish haggling skills.

TRUTH
Jul 26, 2007, 06:37 PM
I am astonished!!
you work hard to gain money to live then you loose it in a minute by drinking these killer drinks??
you don't know one day you'll loose your health and your money??
don't you know that wine causes brain damage!!
that what i can say here......:confused:

mpw
Jul 26, 2007, 06:43 PM
...don't you know that wine causes brain damage!!...
Me drink wine, me no damaged on brian.:confused:

Peterkro
Jul 26, 2007, 06:45 PM
That amount of alcohol 19 people,wonder how much he dropped on marching powder?

bigandy
Jul 26, 2007, 08:18 PM
4.50 a can for red bull? ouch. someone really did see that lot coming. I mean london's expensive, but that's just crazy.

Even if I had that kind of money, I'd not be able to waste it like that. I'd just spend 100,000 in Asda instead. Get 4x as wasted for the same price :D

iBlue
Jul 27, 2007, 01:58 AM
MPW....
I didn't drink wine in my life coz my religion prevents us from drinking such things ....
all the researches agree that these drinks cause many diseases as it contains alot of alcohol which is so dangerous !!
read this
http://www.unm.edu/~cosap/RESEARCH.HTM#heavysocial

I do want to give u my advice that's all :)
If you'd like to discuss the down sides of drinking, ok, perhaps start a new thread on it and hope it doesn't get out of hand. However, if you want to discuss it from a religious point of view I can assure you it won't go down quite as easily. Those threads are taken to the Politics, Religion and Social Issues forum, which you must have 100 posts to post in.

Wild-Bill
Jul 27, 2007, 02:15 AM
If you'd like to discuss the down sides of drinking, ok, perhaps start a new thread on it and hope it doesn't get out of hand. However, if you want to discuss it from a religious point of view I can assure you it won't go down quite as easily. Those threads are taken to the Politics, Religion and Social Issues forum, which you must have 100 posts to post in.

LOL PWNED.. :p

Markleshark
Jul 27, 2007, 02:41 AM
Me drink wine, me no damaged on brian.:confused:

lmfao. Awesome. :D

you work hard to gain money to live then you loose it in a minute by drinking these killer drinks??
you don't know one day you'll loose your health and your money??

Yep, work hard, earn his money spend it how he wants. Wants to spend it on 'Killer Drinks' then who are you (Or I, for that matter) to say other wise.

Yep, I will 'loose all my health' one day, be it 2mora or 70 years from now. That is a fact of life, if your number is up, your number is up. Just hope your not on the plane when the pilots number is up. ;)

Queso
Jul 27, 2007, 04:23 AM
I am astonished!!
you work hard to gain money to live then you loose it in a minute by drinking these killer drinks??
We don't know whether he does actually work for his money though. He could be second or third generation rich for all we know. In which case he doesn't even need his brain cells. He can pay people to think for him :)

bartelby
Jul 27, 2007, 04:31 AM
This is a fun link (http://www.unm.edu/%7Ecosap/wheel.htm) but you can't have multiple options.

srf4real
Jul 28, 2007, 07:58 AM
This thread means nothing without pictures.

multiman101
Jul 29, 2007, 05:08 AM
How about a Bentley, some nice acreage somewhere, start an orphanage, give to the red cross. If rich people haven't anything better to spend they'er money on, damn give me some! Takes me years to earn that kind of money, what a waste. Well, I certainly hope they had a smashing time. I could have done that for about $2000 and still have been kicking myself in the morning. Oh, them silly oil people anyway, money to burn and wipe with.:eek:

mojohanna
Jul 29, 2007, 07:51 AM
This doesn't make sense. 40 bottles of Cristal champagne cost 15,360. This means that a bottle would cost 384. Then why did they waste 30,000 on a Methuselah when they could have got the same quantity of champagne in normal bottles for 3072? And again why 9600 for two Jeroboams when they could have bought eight normal bottles for 3072?

Different vintages..... this can drastically change the price.

pengu
Jul 29, 2007, 08:21 AM
I really can't believe that no one has said ANYTHING about this:

- Eight bottles of still water costing 52

thats $AU127, or $US97.

for EIGHT BOTTLES OF WATER.

Jaffa Cake
Jul 29, 2007, 09:01 AM
I really can't believe that no one has said ANYTHING about this:

thats $AU127, or $US97.

for EIGHT BOTTLES OF WATER.Well, bottled water is a bit tricky to get your hands on in some parts of the country at the moment... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6921185.stm)

the vj
Jul 29, 2007, 10:51 PM
Is not the price but can some one devide the total amount of liters and divide it into the number of people?

Too much alchohol for a human been.

savar
Jul 30, 2007, 09:26 AM
Looking at the receipt on the This Is London page, it looks like he only paid 94,000 anyway. I can't figure out the maths on that one; even if he refused to pay the service charge, the drinks plus tax still comes to 95,000.


Maybe he tipped in cash?