I would probably strongly consider something like that for that price range. Of course, you went to his place vs flying them in and setting them up in a hotel (dining, etc). Probably would save a great deal if there was no travel or overnight stay involved for the player.
Originally Posted by mouschi
Some would even say that being invited into their house for them meeting/signing is a "free" bonus (maybe not so free if you are traveling far and have to tote along a bunch of stuff for signatures), although unless there was some personal memorabilia that you'd get to see while there, it's just like going to your neighbors house, only bigger and more expensive (for most of us).