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Wrist Bands / On & Off ?

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Wrist Bands / On & Off ?

Anyone know how to remove the plastic wrist bands, that you wear at the resorts, and re-attach them later, without having to cut them off? Is there a trick to doing this?

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1. Re: Wrist Bands / On & Off ?

I think you will find they are designed so you can't do that! Why bother?

Cheers, Nickie

Newton Aycliffe...
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2. Re: Wrist Bands / On & Off ?

Ask to have them put on loose, so you can slip them on and off.

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3. Re: Wrist Bands / On & Off ?

On reason why I could see it being a good thing would be the ability to remove them when leaving the resort, especially if you're touring on your own. The brackets scream, "please try to scam me."

Cheers,

Terry

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4. Re: Wrist Bands / On & Off ?

have them tie it around a braclet or a watch, which can be removed.

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I arrived at the resort later than everyone on the charter, due to being detained at the airport. My wife did the check in thing. I Never did get my wrist band for the whole 2 weeks we were there. I was o.k. until re entering the hotel grounds via bike from Playa Pilar, got questioned by security.

Hmmm, seems to be a re occurring theme here.

My wife asks to have it put on loose (sleeping and showering)

Newton Aycliffe...
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6. Re: Wrist Bands / On & Off ?

deebob:

I hate wearing it when I shower and that was the reason I first asked to have it fitted loose.

Terry is quite correct though. We stand out a mile when travelling off resort but wearing your wristband identifies you as a resort guest and increases your chances of being scammed considerably.

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7. Re: Wrist Bands / On & Off ?

Why don't you try wearing it on your ankle instead..

Cambridge, Canada
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I just came back from SPT and some of the women had the wristband around their ankles.

Newton Aycliffe...
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9. Re: Wrist Bands / On & Off ?

If you went to the bar to buy drinks the bartender would be unable to see if you were wearing a wristband so you might well be from another hotel for all he knows.

Everyone knows where the wristbands are worn so it makes it far easier for hotel staff to identify their own guests if everyone wears the wristband around their wrist.

As shadow1 says, it's done but have to admit I've never seen it.

Edited: 30 November 2010, 16:08
White Rock, Canada
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10. Re: Wrist Bands / On & Off ?

Many resorts will not allow you to have that dreaded plastic bracelet attached to something removable like a watch band.

A couple of resorts cautioned me not to have it put on too loosely because they charge if you lose it and need a replacement.

I've not been able to figure out how to remove the bracelet without cutting it off, so now I have it put on so it's reasonably comfortable and I take a wide, cuff type fashion bracelet to wear over top of it to avoid being harassed when I'm going off the resort.