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Go Fund Me appeal saves British couple trapped in hospital on Koh Samui

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when go fund me started it was for needy people, with real problems, people go on vacation and expect others to pay for their mistakes, wonder what are the standards to open a go fund me account

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Couple of things I take from this, firstly being that even the insured can find themselves with nasty bills, not just those who travel with none.

I understand much of the negative comments on here so far, though as some posters on here can attest, you can have an accident that absolutely isn't your fault, and not get any help or justice at all.

Despite my thoughts on go fund me, which are mostly very similar to those expressed so far, spare a thought for the good news side to the story and the goodness of those who saved the day. A couple in deep trouble were rescued by well meaning people they didn't know. Maybe we are all too skeptical.

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58 minutes ago, webfact said:

After arriving at the island on 7 July, the couple rented a motorbike which they say had faulty brakes.

Elementary mistake .. Should have got an amulet to ward off this before they left .. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Mavideol said:

when go fund me started it was for needy people, with real problems, people go on vacation and expect others to pay for their mistakes, wonder what are the standards to open a go fund me account

i'm not sure what is required to open the go fund me. But as you said, for people with real problems and as you can see there are several members here who need your help badly  …..  i'm really getting stressed and need a cruise around Asia …  please.

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23 minutes ago, JaiLai said:

I'd say a very low percentage of people actually check vehicles they rent when they come here on holiday.

I'd say that a very low percentage of tourists can actually drive the vehicles they rent.

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Seems to be a big bill for what appears to be minor injuries. 

I'd like to see what cost them 300k+

 

My misses just arraigned for an old Dutch guy to be fixed up after falling off his m/c.

30k for the hospital (broken hip) paid by insurance, 25k for a month in a care home while he's plastered paid by him.

 

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Sounds to me like they were on an Automatic M/C and didnt realise how to ride it down a steep hill. Also pretty obvious that they were not wearing correct gear for riding on a motorbike. This is the usual scenario, hire a cheap bike and ride it in sandals and shorts without the correct insurance and then expect others to bail them out.

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I've just checked my bank account and I haven't received one satang from anyone for my Go fund me cruise adventure including piss and lobster.  I am getting more stressed by the hour because of this and need your help. 300,000 should get me through this difficult time … thanks 

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1 hour ago, wgdanson said:

Don't know until you need them.

Yes, but they probably had the need to use them within the first 100 meters of hiring the bike so unless it was a sudden failure at the scene they would have known and who in their right mind rents a bike without checking that the brakes work?

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1 hour ago, wgdanson said:

Why is she still Ms Harrison? Just wondering. 

 

Because that's a choice she has!

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Maybe better to drop premium insurance, Go Fund me is the way to go when involved in stupid accidents. Just need to look stupid first on social media. 

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1 hour ago, bluesofa said:
1 hour ago, webfact said:

The hospital had told the couple they would only release their passports once the bill had been paid in full.

Could that be seen as tantamount to demanding money with menaces?

No, obviously it couldn't.

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1 hour ago, RJRS1301 said:

Could that be seen as tantamount to extorting money with menaces?

 

I was under the impression that the passport is the property of the issuing country, and it was illegal to withhold someone's passport without a court order?

Maybe I am wrong

Or maybe the motorbike company is holding the passports until they pay for damage to the bike !    LOL

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1 minute ago, balo said:

Maybe better to drop premium insurance, Go Fund me is the way to go when involved in stupid accidents. Just need to look stupid first on social media. 

I think it would be a great alternative for everybody/anybody to renew their extension of stay... tell IMO we have a go fund me account, all settle

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1 hour ago, RJRS1301 said:

Could that be seen as tantamount to extorting money with menaces?

 

I was under the impression that the passport is the property of the issuing country, and it was illegal to withhold someone's passport without a court order?

Maybe I am wrong

You're right, but they were hardly in a position to argue about it considering that they owed the hospital £6,675 and clearly must have handed over their passports.  I suppose they could have brought the police in and then explained to them why they weren't paying their bills.

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