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Hua Hin jetski operators given strict rules after tourists report rip offs

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2 hours ago, KittenKong said:

So that's an officially sanctioned cartel then. How very Thai.

Yes, they are not even allowed to be cheaper than the 1500 for 30 min.

 

Those things make so much noise that i stay far away from them....no fun on the beach with jetski's.

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funny I recognize these guys. they are celebrities now.

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2 hours ago, KittenKong said:

So that's an officially sanctioned cartel then. How very Thai.

 

Sounds like a reasonable policy given that a common way to offset discount pricing is to make it up by scamming the tourists.

 

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1 hour ago, impulse said:

Sounds like a reasonable policy given that a common way to offset discount pricing is to make it up by scamming the tourists.

Offhand I cant actually remember ever getting a real discount in Thailand, only a small reduction from some artificially inflated starting price.

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The allegations of cheating seemed to have reached a zenith over the past Christmas holidays. In all the years of walking along the beach, I never once came across a dispute. This year, 2 incidents; One of which nearly turned to fisticuffs with a young western boy get ready to throttle one of the jet men. His father was trying to calm him while the mother was telling all passerby that the jet ski personnel were thugs and  dishonest. It was not pretty. I bit my tongue  as I wanted to say, hey idiot, you choose to transact with scum, what did you expect would happen?  The other was the usual yelling with a  Chinese tourist over whether or not the Chinese man had damaged the watercraft.

 

What I do not understand is that the law says that there are to be no business operations on the beach.  And yet, there they are, and now with local government and police approval. What's the point of having laws if they can be changed by whoever collects a "fee"?

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16 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Hua Hin jetski operators given strict rules after tourists report rip offs

And where do you think they will put those 'strict rules' 'eh? 

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15 hours ago, KittenKong said:

So that's an officially sanctioned cartel then. How very Thai.

Yes.

But it is also a way to try to eliminate competition by neglecting safety, by paying very low wages, attracting cheap labour, cheating on maintenance, etc

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Institutional corruption.

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I find this hard to believe. Jetski  operators ripping people off? Whatever next? 

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They were told to stick to strict prices and strict areas of operation.

 

But what happens tomorrow or even later today🤔

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Strict rules about strict rules being ignored, about strict rules being ignored indefinitely 😉

 

5555

 

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