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Hua Hin: Sit here for free but please order food - woman complains about beach rip off

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Those prices on that receipt are not that abnormal, this chick is just a cheap charlie wannabe hiso...

 

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30 minutes ago, mejomini said:

Eat on the beach, expect to pay for the beach. Same thing the world over. Try any beach eating spot on the Riviera. What she got was DIRT CHEAP in comparison.  Her bill would not have covered one dish over there. Stop complaining!

What an odd, ill-thoughtout-and rather unintelligent response..... 

 

"It's expensive in the Riviera" is your justification for it being ok to overcharge someone sat on a plastic chair on the beach in Hua Hun / Cha-am ????

 

Then I guess you don't mind paying international prices for all your meals and items in Thailand???

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11 minutes ago, cranki said:

Those prices on that receipt are not that abnormal, this chick is just a cheap charlie wannabe hiso...

 

Where on earth did that 'wannabe hiso' comment come from?

 

No where is there any implication that the girl who complained is trying to be something she is not... she is simply making a complaint on social media that she thinks she was ripped off. 

 

I think she was ripped off... Charged high end restaurant prices for a beach snacks she was forced into because some of her party wanted to sit down on chairs which are advertised as being free.

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20 minutes ago, cranki said:

Those prices on that receipt are not that abnormal, this chick is just a cheap charlie wannabe hiso...

 

We may assume that the Thais have a bit more knowledge about Thailand's real price level than we have who have been scammed so long time that we are used to a higher price tag ...

 

If your income was equal to the Thais you would also have reacted. Lets take a coconut smoothie which cost 25thb in the Tamarind Market and 80thb on the beach this means an increase of more than 200% or a seafood salad normally cost 80thb and on the beach 250thb - again more than 200% difference - we as well would have had a reaction if this happened in our country - not more complicated than that ... :thumbsup:

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6 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

Where on earth did that 'wannabe hiso' comment come from?

 

No where is there any implication that the girl who complained is trying to be something she is not... she is simply making a complaint on social media that she thinks she was ripped off. 

 

I think she was ripped off... Charged high end restaurant prices for a beach snacks she was forced into because some of her party wanted to sit down on chairs which are advertised as being free.

They are not "high end" restaurant prices....you need to get out more 🙂

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6 minutes ago, ttrd said:

We may assume that the Thais have a bit more knowledge about Thailand's real price level than we have who have been scammed so long time that we are used to a higher price tag ...

 

If your income was equal to the Thais you would also have reacted. Lets take a coconut smoothie which cost 25thb in the Tamarind Market and 80thb on the beach this means an increase of more than 200% - we as well would have had a reaction if this happened in our country - not more complicated than that ... :thumbsup:

You just said it....tamarind market vs the beach.....

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14 minutes ago, cranki said:

You just said it....tamarind market vs the beach.....

I also mentioned more than 200% - 50 to 100% its understandable, but more than 200% in a shitty chair served by a street vendor - we are not talking about a nice terrace with comfortable furniture's overlooking the sea in style - a small but significant difference ... :thumbsup:

 

This should be understandable with the proviso that you are not connected in one way or another to this kind of fishy business ... :whistling:

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7 hours ago, Wildliferescue said:

Cha am and Huahin are both complete rip-offs with the food served on the beach. Run mafia style with municipality and police not giving a shit. 

Totally agree is a free-for-all for scammers. They wouldn't know how to be honest if it bit them in the ass

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Kinda makes you wonder why more restaurants don't prominently advertise that their tables, chairs, eating utensils and air conditioning are free.

(There's actually a Vietnamese restaurant near my condo in bkk that charges for air-conditioning.) 



 

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15 minutes ago, JTXR said:

Kinda makes you wonder why more restaurants don't prominently advertise that their tables, chairs, eating utensils and air conditioning are free.

(There's actually a Vietnamese restaurant near my condo in bkk that charges for air-conditioning.) 



 

In Paris you needed to pay for the chair (5 euro) on a outdoor restaurant - so yes, vultures are found everywhere - next time I will demand to have it stated on the bill that I paid for the chair - and then take the chair with me ... :shock1:

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10 hours ago, robblok said:

Indeed, foreigners are always moaning that they are targeted but in reality Thais get scammed too. Just need to pay attention here.

These scammers are heartless... money regardless from where, smell just as sweet. Thai holidaymakers included. 

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1 hour ago, cranki said:

They are not "high end" restaurant prices....you need to get out more 🙂

Written by someone who knows "the price of everything and the value of nothing".... 

 

By high-end I was referring to the type of restaurant with similar food a well off Thai Family would go to for a gathering.... i.e. Grand Shangrila restaurant in Sri Thanyia Bangkok where the prices are similar.... 

 

I agree.. its not the high-end we are familiar with, so admit mistake in this addressing a forum populated by Westerners who with a degree of pedantisicm only consider high-end in Bangkok something like the Mezzaluna or Le Normadie.

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Even I know to ask the prices before ordering.

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7 hours ago, Wildliferescue said:

Cha am and Huahin are both complete rip-offs with the food served on the beach. Run mafia style with municipality and police not giving a shit. 

My missus always read the reviews of Thai customers of any restaurant we want to frequent in case they are scammers.. Thai customers are quite vocal about value for money. I usually read reviews from TripAdvisor whose reviewers are mostly foreigners on holiday here so their ‘price is reasonable’ are somewhat unrealistic in the thai context. Maybe they are comparing prices back home.

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5 minutes ago, Jadam said:

Even I know to ask the prices before ordering.

Better to see the prices prior to order as to ask it is a risk for misunderstanding which will appear on the bill later on that will not be beneficial for you ... :thumbsup:

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