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S Korean fleeced by Chiang Mai bar gets a refund

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I've no experience of the Karaoke bars in Chiang Mai but in in my three years here have had nothing but courtesy from the competent Immigration staff I have dealt with.

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3 hours ago, jesimps said:

Another bullet point to add to my long list of reasons never to visit Chiang Mai again. Why does any farang choose to settle in that grithole of a place?

AGREED.......PLENTY OF BETTER PLACES.

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4 minutes ago, George Aylesham said:

I've no experience of the Karaoke bars in Chiang Mai but in in my three years here have had nothing but courtesy from the competent Immigration staff I have dealt with.

You are working hard on your visa extension, right? 

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Is this the only joint operating without a license?

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3 hours ago, jesimps said:

Another bullet point to add to my long list of reasons never to visit Chiang Mai again. Why does any farang choose to settle in that grithole of a place?

There's nothing wrong with Chiang Mai! It's a great place to live especially if you're not trying to relive your youth by going out pulling girls some young enough to be granddaughters! Are you trying to say it doesn't happen in the likes of Pattaya or Bangkok? 

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3 hours ago, Thailand said:

 Doubt if any tears will be shed over your absence.

A former club owner and entrepreneur told me Changmai is run by Chinese Thais with shifty outlook although very cunning. Many people disappear. This is a old scam. No speaky Thai or English. The 40k went to the police lol. The word reform is a dream 

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2 hours ago, bipper said:

As for CM immigration I've been on a retirement for 10 years and I can categorically state no problem ever!!! I've never been asked for anything other than the correct documents and the correct fee. My experience confirms if you are intelligent with immigration provide the correct paperwork they are no problem... Anywhere. Or maybe my intelligent friends and I are just lucky 😉

It is very presumptuous what you said, " Me and my intelligent friends":cheesy: 

In Koh Samui a few years ago the boss of immigration, who was fired since, and had big problems about it, asked regularly for 5000 B instead of 1900 B for the annual extensions, by the way, most of the residents for a long time on Koh Samui knew about this man.  And the first year knowing nothing I paid 5000 ฿ for my extension without suspecting for a moment that I was robbed since everything was in order at 100%. I did not realize it until some time later!  

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4 hours ago, jesimps said:

Another bullet point to add to my long list of reasons never to visit Chiang Mai again. Why does any farang choose to settle in that grithole of a place?

to each his or her own. near 20 yrs in CM and not bored. sounds like you need to stay away with your attitude.

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33 minutes ago, George Aylesham said:

I've no experience of the Karaoke bars in Chiang Mai but in in my three years here have had nothing but courtesy from the competent Immigration staff I have dealt with.

 

Did you ever tried the 3am queueing to get a number for extension? :bah:

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4 hours ago, Mickmouse1 said:

Disgraceful, the entire sum should have been refunded. The police should not negotiate with illegally operating business but compel them to settle a full refund and compensation for cheating and causing great inconvenience not to.mention the damage caused to the image of Chiang Mai

The police certainly knew of all the bars modulus operandi ... it is just like a game for them. If you get caught by the customer’s complaint in the news, then the said bar just have to make restitution to the customer. If not, everybody make hay when the sun shines . The 40,000 baht is to remind the Korean that yes, he had been scalped but he was indeed lucky to get away from the mafia for a small loss... 

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4 hours ago, jesimps said:

Another bullet point to add to my long list of reasons never to visit Chiang Mai again. Why does any farang choose to settle in that grithole of a place?

It depends what you do. Those of us who don't hang out in bars enjoy Chiang Mai for many other reasons. In my case, as a cyclist, I can ride with overseas visitors or with the the Thais. Today a Thai group of about 80 riders rode from Mae Hia to Chom Thong, a round trip of 100km run at about 42kmph. You couldn't have nicer roads to ride on and you couldn't find a nicer bunch of people. But off course if you come here to spend your time in Karoke Bars, well its the same the world over. German cities are equally as notorious. Get an unsuspecting customer. Get his credit card and rip him off. For what? Nothing wrong with Chiang Mai. A lot wrong with stupid people who inhabit these type of bars.

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17 minutes ago, Media1 said:

A former club owner and entrepreneur told me Changmai is run by Chinese Thais with shifty outlook although very cunning. Many people disappear. This is a old scam. No speaky Thai or English. The 40k went to the police lol. The word reform is a dream 

Chiangmai historically  was inhabitated by migrants from the north ( Laos and yunnan province) . Many Chinese genes there. 

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2 minutes ago, ianf said:

It depends what you do. Those of us who don't hang out in bars enjoy Chiang Mai for many other reasons. In my case, as a cyclist, I can ride with overseas visitors or with the the Thais. Today a Thai group of about 80 riders rode from Mae Hia to Chom Thong, a round trip of 100km run at about 42kmph. You couldn't have nicer roads to ride on and you couldn't find a nicer bunch of people. But off course if you come here to spend your time in Karoke Bars, well its the same the world over. German cities are equally as notorious. Get an unsuspecting customer. Get his credit card and rip him off. For what? Nothing wrong with Chiang Mai. A lot wrong with stupid people who inhabit these type of bars.

I agree. Chiangmai is one of the loveliest city to stay in retirement. Regardless of the burning season. Hey, I can always go to other places during that period. Couldn’t wait to move to chiangmai from Bangkok when my kids grow up.... 👍

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1 hour ago, Lupatria said:

I think the guys is a complete moron. However, it would be interesting to know who actually owns the bar, how many cops it has on it's payroll, and what the 'discount' would be if he was a Chinese tourist?

The guy is savvy enough to get out with the refund. Who knows if the police has an interest in that bar. He could be set up with false charges ( easily done in thailand) if he pushes too much.. take it as lesson learned. 

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2 hours ago, TSF said:

Sounds like a very green sort of guy to just roll up at a bar and sit at a table full of bargals buying drinks for them all and drinking heavily himself without giving any thought to the bill that must be paid at the end of it all.

He must be thinking that he had just struck a jackpot with all those girls to choose from. ... outwitted  by the bargirls wiles...

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