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2 hours ago, BestB said:

They do not need to have export license as I offered to buy internally and I would export it.

So you can export a product you don't even produce yourself without export license, while Thais can not?

 

You like to call people on this forum Trolls in almost every thread you enter...........I suggest you look in the mirror because this must be the biggest troll thread ever created on this forum

 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, robblok said:

About the A/c in the hot season.. they are filled with business at that time. So they don't need your business hence the refusal. When it was dust season i could not get any air purifiers and sellers did not reply.. why.. because no need as for me there were 10 others. 

 

Successful businesses don't always go above and beyond, they first have to sort time wasters from actual business. Also the OP has no idea if the orders he places and the quotes he asks are normal or not. He has no idea of the size of the business or how full / empty they are. 

 

Things like this take time and effort you cannot expect things to go good right off the bat. Add the fact that Thais find foreigners hard to deal with makes it harder. Like i said am an accountant and advise businesses a large part of my education was in cost calculations. They can be quite hard if they are above business capacity or if someone wants something out of the ordinary (different packaging) before you even start something like that you want to be sure that the buyer is not a time waster. If the person cannot even be bothered to show up in person its a bad sign. 

 

I am just explaining what can be the cause of problems. Most people who don't do business never see the other side of things. 

These might be valid reason but you have to admit it's all highly unprofessional. 

Not to dwell on details, but the AC guy wanted the prices to come down first before he quoted. It would be cheaper that way for us he said, ignoring the fact that we needed AC's pronto.

 

Makes you wonder what a Chinese AC vendor would've done in a similar situation. One things for sure, he would've delivered. 

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2 minutes ago, Bassosa said:

These might be valid reason but you have to admit it's all highly unprofessional. 

Not to dwell on details, but the AC guy wanted the prices to come down first before he quoted. It would be cheaper that way for us he said, ignoring the fact that we needed AC's pronto.

 

Makes you wonder what a Chinese AC vendor would've done in a similar situation. One things for sure, he would've delivered. 

To be honest I don't think its unprofessional to see if someone is a time-waster or not. I have gotten some offers and got asked things that sounded fishy right of the start. Sorry but then I am not even going to respond seriously. I need to know someone is serious and it takes more then a phone callor an email to convince me.

 

Your right about the aircon guy, I just think he was booked full and looking for an excuse to keep you waiting. So he could sell in a time that he was not booked full. Not professional but a way to keep clients.

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14 hours ago, DaRoadrunner said:

 

This country can destroy you, mentally, physically and financially.

 

There should be a warning sign with this text at all points where you can enter the country. 

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Maybe you should invest in a well educated well connected Thai person or company. Then they could look for business partners for your in Thai language knowing Thai culture, etc.

Or did you write your emails in Thai?

 

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2 hours ago, VocalNeal said:

Have you sat down with them and chatted? 

 

Had a coffee?

 

i met a guy on Sukumvit sitting at the bar at The Game he had a bag full of Viagra. He was going to sell it back at home to pay for his trip.

With who? The ones who do not answer ? Or ones who do not provide price or ones who say no to everything? 

 

Any more bright suggestions ?

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1 hour ago, ThePioneer said:

So you can export a product you don't even produce yourself without export license, while Thais can not?

 

You like to call people on this forum Trolls in almost every thread you enter...........I suggest you look in the mirror because this must be the biggest troll thread ever created on this forum

 

 

 

You the one making assumptions not me. So yeah I must be biggest troll while you are what exactly?

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I can let you have a copy of my "How to do business successfully in Thailand" course at a very reasonable discounted rate. PM me!

 

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2 hours ago, jumbo said:

You need an export licence for everything, as a trader even harder to get...

 

Really? Factory needs export license to sell internally? Must be some new law you just invented to make the post

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23 minutes ago, Bassosa said:

Beyond bizarre that that should be needed to conduct business in Thailand. It's 2019 people! He's not dealing with the mom & pop store down the road but with big manufacturers that operate globally.

Why not accept reality?

I think many of us called big companies in Thailand and found out few people speak English and basically nobody would be able to make business contracts in English.

That's reality. And it's Thailand. If companies don't think English is important then who are we to tell them what they should do?

 

I think it should be obvious for every foreigner that if you want to do business in a foreign country then make sure you know the local rules and mentality or hire someone who does.

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