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4 hours ago, Ron jeremy said:

$7 Canuck for a vodka, $10 for a marguerite , $11 for a burrito?????

good Luck to the new owner, ballsy move opening in these times. 

 

 

A common mistake by falang restaurant owners is they charge falang prices although we're in Thailand

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44 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

A common mistake by falang restaurant owners is they charge falang prices although we're in Thailand

A common mistake charging more than in my home country, I pay 40-50 percent less than those prices.

I don’t think a restaurant in downtown Vancouver would survive charging those prices, how on eRth does he expect to survive on Soi bigcow?

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2 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

A common mistake by falang restaurant owners is they charge falang prices although we're in Thailand

Could be something to do with the farang rent prices and T-money 

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3 hours ago, WillyPlatt said:

Pattaya to be saved by expats expenditure in the absence of tourists.

I did  my bit yesterday......

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1 hour ago, chrisandsu said:

Could be something to do with the farang rent prices and T-money 

They need to stop paying high rent, can't be a better time than now

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1 minute ago, scubascuba3 said:

They need to stop paying high rent, can't be a better time than now

I know of at least 3 businesses that have tried to negotiate a rent reduction for the period of closures. All have failed.

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8 minutes ago, Phil McCaverty said:

I know of at least 3 businesses that have tried to negotiate a rent reduction for the period of closures. All have failed.

The problem is they think if they sell they will be able to get their money back, i doubt it for the next year or so, they should just throw in the towel, i doubt they were making much\any profit. Once shops, bars, restaurants are empty landlords will have to have a rethink

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7 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

 Once shops, bars, restaurants are empty landlords will have to have a rethink

I doubt it,plenty of "new"properties near me that have been empty since newly built 5 years ago....reduce the ridiculously high price to sell....no they actually believe that prices have increased during this period.......:whistling:

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8 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

Once shops, bars, restaurants are empty landlords will have to have a rethink

But they never do. I've seen several venues closed for long periods because no one will meet the rent demands. Landlords just sit on the property until someone is prepared to meet the price. Its the Thai way.

 

Happens with houses too. One house near me has been empty for 2 years purely because the landlord is asking silly money for the rent. Buyers market? No such thing in Thailand.

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9 minutes ago, Phil McCaverty said:

But they never do. I've seen several venues closed for long periods because no one will meet the rent demands. Landlords just sit on the property until someone is prepared to meet the price. Its the Thai way.

 

Happens with houses too. One house near me has been empty for 2 years purely because the landlord is asking silly money for the rent. Buyers market? No such thing in Thailand.

No yearly rates and taxes from local authority to pay, adds to the lack of urgency.

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9 hours ago, Ron jeremy said:

$7 Canuck for a vodka, $10 for a marguerite , $11 for a burrito?????

good Luck to the new owner, ballsy move opening in these times. 

 

 

OK its not cheap but lets have some reviews before they get crucified..Good mexican food is hard to come by..........Sues place is/was pretty good and excellent for Pattaya....

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1 hour ago, Phil McCaverty said:

Happens with houses too. One house near me has been empty for 2 years purely because the landlord is asking silly money for the rent. Buyers market? No such thing in Thailand.

Once they get a handle on property taxes that should change things.

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2 hours ago, Olmate said:

No yearly rates and taxes from local authority to pay, adds to the lack of urgency.

Never new this, explains a lot. The Thai landlords must act as a union to uphold prices.

Typical attitude, won't give it away to cheap to farang.

If they have enough capital/income from other sources why should they.

Bukhawo bistro was opposite the bar with the Filipino metal band from memory. Not a romantic meal for two of an evening.

I admire people who do new, innovative, logical things with their offering and marketing.

Only problem is your doing it on cheap charlie alley in Pattaya.

The Fanny Craddock 'every bahts a prisoner' posters on this forum don't venture further than a specials board.

I thought the Great American Sandwich restaurant was very good for the money but even it didn't survive.

Best of luck to them.

 

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6 minutes ago, WillyPlatt said:

I thought the Great American Sandwich restaurant was very good for the money but even it didn't survive.

Best of luck to them.

Subway survives just fine.... 

Great American Sandwich had other issues.

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