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1 minute ago, CharlieH said:

Yes, I noticed a drop recently in some prices in Makro, frozen fruit as an example had dropped by around 20%

Maybe turkeys and other Christmas fare will be more affordable this year. Maybe.

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With a currency which is well overvalued namely the Bhat and due for a fall possibly what will our good friends running the supermarkets do?

I really have not noticed any price downs say in the price of Imported cheese, wines, toiletries etc with a rising baht, so the supermarkets are obviously increasing their margins on these products and enjoying greater profitability.

So with a falling baht will the supermarkets accept a lesser margin or will they try to maintain current margins on these imported product. 

Cheese, wine, olive oil, decent cuts of meat etc are way above prices in the western world could they soon become an even greater luxury for us. 

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1 hour ago, legend49 said:

Like to know who manipulates the prices on imported wine?  I have cut back 80% in buying due too ridiculous price increases. Noted a 1.5 litre red ( drinkable) has recently gone from 454 baht to 620 baht. No one seems to buy the cardbox wine anymore that has a short shelf life, some dumb prices like 1500 baht  for fruit base wine. Just hope those behind this sting are losing sales and money.

I made a big mistake the other day. Bought a 5 litre box of red wine knocked down from 1500 to 1000 baht. The date showed it as 6 months old which i thought might be OK. It wasn't. I am not fussy but it had clearly gone bad, totally undrinkable. Be careful out there.

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1 hour ago, legend49 said:

Like to know who manipulates the prices on imported wine?  I have cut back 80% in buying due too ridiculous price increases. Noted a 1.5 litre red ( drinkable) has recently gone from 454 baht to 620 baht. No one seems to buy the cardbox wine anymore that has a short shelf life, some dumb prices like 1500 baht  for fruit base wine. Just hope those behind this sting are losing sales and money.

Given up wine, with the falling pound and rising inflation here wine is now an overpriced luxury - certainly at the prices I could afford. I'll stick to beer until things calm down - whenever that may be.

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I miss cheese but didnt buy “falang“ food the last 5 months (cheese, frozen pizza, french fries ) that i would usually eat at home. same for alcohol , chocolate , fruit juices .

 

Lost plenty of weight without to much effort.

 

But prices are really insane here in Thailand for cheese , frozen pizza, tomato sauce (barilla etc), most chocolate..

 

7€ for a frozen ristorante pizza ?

6€ for 200g of the cheapest cheese?

 

I get the high prices for things that are available from thai brands (japanese rice vs thai rice).

 

 

 

 

 

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30 minutes ago, Mansinthe said:

I miss cheese but didnt buy “falang“ food the last 5 months (cheese, frozen pizza, french fries ) that i would usually eat at home. same for alcohol , chocolate , fruit juices .

 

Lost plenty of weight without to much effort.

 

But prices are really insane here in Thailand for cheese , frozen pizza, tomato sauce (barilla etc), most chocolate..

 

7€ for a frozen ristorante pizza ?

6€ for 200g of the cheapest cheese?

 

I get the high prices for things that are available from thai brands (japanese rice vs thai rice).

 

 

 

 

 

Some things are simply worth avoiding. I love good goat cheese. I buy it for $9-10 a lb. in the US, and carry it back here in my carry on. It costs between 1200 and 2000 baht a kilo here. That is insane. It keeps in the freezer for a long time, though it loses some of it's nice texture if frozen too long. Same with good tequila. I smuggle in as much as I can. If you can find tequila here worth drinking, it is Don Julio silver, at 2,000 baht and up (decent, but not great) or El Jimador (a blue collar tequila in Mexico, but infinitely better than the swill brands you find here, that are export only, and cannot even be found in Mexico, even at $4 a bottle. I will not drink junk (supposedly good) brands like Patron. I usually bring back Casa Noble reposado or anejo, Clase Azul, Fortaleza, San Miguel anejo, Cuervo Reserva de la familia (gorgeous!) and some other very worthy brands. You cannot find them here at any price. A few of the five star hotels have decent brands, at 300-700 baht for a shot! I can buy a full sized bottle of Casa Noble reposado for $40 in the US. And it lasts quite some time. I also bring back alot of dark chocolate. Real quality brands, that cannot be found here. A carry on full of this kind of stuff, and the tequila buried deep within the boxes of supplies. 

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Many food prices jump up and down depending on market, and for imported stuff the currency exchange rate when imported.

 

I have noticed that cheese is a bit cheaper right now, and even the price for wine is lower than right after the last tax increase – seems like I can continue to afford cheese and red wine despite of the bad exchange rate situation...🙂

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