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Taxi dishonesty: Thais get ripped off too

 

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Manager reported on a story of a "greedy" Bangkok taxi driver taking advantage of two passengers. 

 

But these were not foreign tourists - they were a couple of Thai kids up in Bangkok from Songkhla to take an exam. 

 

The boys arrived from the south on a bus at Mo Chit bus station. 

 

A taxi driver took them from there to Rangsit and charged them 900 baht - EACH!

 

The fare was 1,800 baht for a journey that should be no more than 200 baht in total. 

 

The boys had no idea where they were going and were in Bangkok for the first time said a relative who posted on the YouLike site. 

 

After the boys reached his house and told him of the cost he tried to locate the taxi. 

 

He failed but managed to find out that it was a green and yellow Bangkok cab under the name of Prajan Singkhorn with a licence plate of กฎ (kor dor) 3630.

 

He asked netizens to look out for the driver who Manager called "naa leuat" (greedy). 

 

Source: Manager

 

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Don't use them, haven't done so in years because of their greed, e.g. wanting twice the amount to take me where I wanted in rural Thailand, which was 1,000 baht every other time, don't want to turn on the metre when in BKK, don't want short trips back to my hotel........STARVE as far as I am concerned.

 

Hire a car myself now days when I need to, and or book a private driver through Phuket SRC Travel online when I am flying to and from Phuket airport.

 

Have to say this, never had any troubles from Phuket Airport to my hotel, except one time when I arrived very late, i.e. 4am in the morning, should have been 9pm and there was only a minivan back then, and he said 1,800 baht to Patong, so what else was I supposed to do, went dutch with my mate, but they have never received a single baht from me since, each taxi driver for themselves till the last one drops I say 🙂

 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

The boys arrived from the south on a bus at Mo Chit bus station. 

Really? Has the southern bus terminal been closed? 

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Sharks don't discriminate about which fish they prey upon.

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2 hours ago, seahorse said:

Really? Has the southern bus terminal been closed? 

There are some services from Mochit to the South, just as there are services to Pattaya from Mochit.

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A dishonest thai??? Get out of here.

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Take his license away and tell him to look for another job as he will never ever drive a taxi legally again - do this with, say 100 crooked cabbies and you'll drive the message home ....... 

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10 hours ago, baansgr said:

Said taxi driver is now trying to locate the kids as they left a bag in the back seat containing $30.000

And a diamond encrusted Lolex.

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