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"Despite having insurance, the couple’s insurance company would only cover some of the cost, leaving the couple needing to find £6,675 to pay the remainder of the bill."

 

Wait a sec.... "quality" farang tourists can't pull out 7k to pay their hospital bill? I thought that could only happen to the Indians, Chinese, Russians etc.....

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20 hours ago, wgdanson said:

Needed £6675 for the hospital. I wonder how much they just spent on their wedding? 

Most travel insurance policies state only 50% pay-out if motorcycle is involved.

Why is she still Ms Harrison? Just wondering. 

That's one h*ll of a bill!!! 12,000 pounds for what appeared non life threatening conditions

 

No wonder their insurance would not cover it all.

 

The GOOD NEWS however is that they had insurance to cover some of the cost or they would probably still be here.

 

Koh Samui is a lovely place, but not to be viewed from a hospital bed!!

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Go fund me is bu.s.it. My daughter, granddaughter and daughter's beau spent 30 days out of USA via Japan, Bangkok, Pattaya didn't need it but had plenty of insurance. Why so many Brits got their hands out all the time for bar bills (oops Hosp bills), etc. Yanks just hang in until they die.

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21 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

so i am renting a scooter in Thailand and I see it only has one mirror. I say to the lady I need two mirrors. She says OK use this scooter.

So i change scooters and I start to adjust the mirrors so I can see behind me and she says "Why Farang always worry what is behind? Just worry what is in front." 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So your a butt man and not a boob man?😋

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3 hours ago, Marley01 said:

Methinks not the whole story.

why would insurance not cover the lot???

Because along with banks they are amongst the biggest crooks around.

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1 hour ago, Don Chance said:

Call the embassy tell them you lost your passport. 200lbs and you are free!

Whats 200lbs in kilograms?    LOL

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20 hours ago, steven100 said:

help me please  !   i'm in urgent need of a holiday and would like to set up Go fund me. I think 300,000 baht should cover it . 

You have to be from the right country.

 

I am seeing a trend developing with this Go Fund Me stuff.......got it??

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20 hours 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

it is indeed 100% UNLAWFUL for any hospital in this country to withhold a patient's passport, no matter the circumstances

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20 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

so i am renting a scooter in Thailand and I see it only has one mirror. I say to the lady I need two mirrors. She says OK use this scooter.

So i change scooters and I start to adjust the mirrors so I can see behind me and she says "Why Farang always worry what is behind? Just worry what is in front." 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even less check the rental agreement or their holiday insurance policy before leaving home!!

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i wonder if you book and pay your travel with a visa premier or other "superior" credit card, are you covered for this ? i've never paid a rental bike here with cc...

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21 hours ago, colinneil said:

Up until now i thought it was only Thai drivers who blamed faulty brakes.

If as they claim the bike had dodgy brakes, why did they take it?

well, because they got faulty brains...😂

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1 hour ago, crazykopite said:

Koh Tao roads are terrible most are not concrete and those that are have a lot of sand for the sake of another £5 you can hire a small jeep. 

pretty much all of the roads are now 2 lanes with painted lines and cats eyes like anywhere else in Thailand!, this has be on going for the last 3/4 years, in fact, there are very few places that haven't been re-done.

also you cannot hire a jeep full stop, let alone for an extra £5....have you ever been there or just guessing.

 

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20 minutes ago, Captain 776 said:

You have to be from the right country.

 

I am seeing a trend developing with this Go Fund Me stuff.......got it??

hmmm …  well i'm obviously not from the right country because I've checked my bank account again this morning and I haven't received one far king satang from anyone. I really needed this holiday and now it's not looking so good. What do I have to do ?  take a picture showing me wrapped in bandages at the cruise ship terminal ??   geeezzz  !

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Seems to be the latest trend, used to be full moon parties or visiting drug dealers in a Thai prison. Now it's come here without travel insurance, that's if you can find one to cover stupid activities,  get on a bike on the most dangerous roads in the world, inevitable accident then online for the go rescue me appeal. Not sure who the bigger fools are the tourists or those donating.

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