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59 minutes ago, Isaan sailor said:

Not quite.  As the Baht rises—so does the Yuan.  And, of course—the USD goes down.

 

  Newsflash:  the Chinese yuan is at a fixed exchange rate to the US dollar.  The yuan does not "rise" in concert with the Thai baht vis-a-vis the US dollar.  Quite the opposite.

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/14/yuan-pboc-sets-rmb-midpoint-at-7point0312-per-dollar-aug-14.html

 

 

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OMG.  yea, never pay more than a few hundred baht.  and you still probably won't get your monies worth.  6000?  VIP?  LOL  funny to see people finally realize that got taken.  ok, who wants to ride elephants and pick strawberries for 11,000 baht with free lunch and transportation??  and then they leave saying, 'but everyone told me it was soo cheap'

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1 hour ago, ubon farang said:

It is in the Thai blood to rip off tourists and farang who live here. I know this might soound petty but it starts from the bottom and works its way to the top. Take for instance the lady who I buy beer off in my villiage Nice lady friendly and always chatty when I go there But wait for it? Drum roll when I buy beer its 70 baht for tall bottle of Leo.When a thai buys beer there its 55 Baht. So I had to find new lady to buy beer off Its petty I know Only 15 baht but its wrong way of thinking for me. One price for me  other price for Thai 

 

I think you have that the wrong way around...

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Ha ha, you couldn't make it up if you tried, mind you it's nice to know that Thai's are not racist and will happily rob anyone, including their latest pipe dream the quality tourists from China....... Nevermind Somchai, all is not lost, the Indians are on their way....... 

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I'm afraid something is reported wrongly here. The TVF gurus tell us daily that the Chinese dont spend any money in Thailand so it must be a mistake.

 

Spend Thb6000 including a slap up meal? But they only eat mama noodles from 7/11. One portion between four we're told.

 

Yup, very fishy.

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22 hours ago, Eindhoven said:

 

I think you have that the wrong way around...

Ok what ever but it is built in Thai sociaty Farang pay more than Thai easy picking. Top bottom dont matter is still called being ripped off

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23 hours ago, Ventenio said:

OMG.  yea, never pay more than a few hundred baht.  and you still probably won't get your monies worth.  6000?  VIP?  LOL  funny to see people finally realize that got taken.  ok, who wants to ride elephants and pick strawberries for 11,000 baht with free lunch and transportation??  and then they leave saying, 'but everyone told me it was soo cheap'

Had a ride on the back of a motorbike in Bangkok You know the ones with Red jackets on offering lifts around the city. I ask this guy to take me to hotel i was saying mainly becaus i was lost He said 100 baht I said ok  when we got there he says 150 baht haha I said here mate 100 baht keep the change lol

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23 hours ago, ubon farang said:

when I buy beer its 70 baht for tall bottle of Leo.When a thai buys beer there its 55 Baht. So I had to find new lady to buy beer off Its petty I know Only 15 baht but its wrong way of thinking for me. One price for me  other price for Thai 

 

Nope.  One price for people who know how to negotiate, another price for those who grew up in a nanny state where "every price is clearly marked and everyone pays the clearly marked price".  Our governments didn't prepare us for life in the rest of the world where negotiating is part of every day transactions and the locals learn to negotiate before they learn to walk. 

 

In fact, they consider it a fun (but serious) sport.  And you clearly lost that round...

 

Edit:  And depending on where you're from, not going back for round 2 is kind of like taking your ball and going home (USA), or throwing all your toys out of the pram (UK).

 

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They are chanting "We make Thailand our military base! We make Thailand our military base!" 

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2 hours ago, ubon farang said:

Yeah right mate if u want to go negotiate to buy 3 bottles of beer go right ahead I did not not lose that round you lost the plot mate But go right ahead negotiate to buy 3 bottles of beer Its so

exciting 

 

A Thai person making 300 baht a day would have gladly negotiated to save 45 baht on 3 beers.

 

If you don't want to play the game, don't bitch if you lose.  You didn't get scammed.  You got lazy.

 

Edit:  And I'd add, all you have to do is negotiate once or twice, then every time you walk in the door, you'll get the same low price.

 

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9 hours ago, impulse said:

 

A Thai person making 300 baht a day would have gladly negotiated to save 45 baht on 3 beers.

 

If you don't want to play the game, don't bitch if you lose.  You didn't get scammed.  You got lazy.

 

Edit:  And I'd add, all you have to do is negotiate once or twice, then every time you walk in the door, you'll get the same low price.

 

Ha ha ok i am lazy. People like you would you would argue about 2 flies crawling up the wall I was stating a fact that this what happens in Thailand One price for Farang one price for Thai They are the facts Everybody in this forum would agree to that. Its got not nothing to do with this B/s you are talking about Thais being brought up to negoiate. Ok move onto to your next subject

 I am sure you can find another argument here I was making a point here but you made a mountain out of mole hill. We all know Thais try to rip Farang off how we deal with it is up to the person being ripped off. I did not state that in my original text I was stating that there is one price for farang another for thai

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CM is totally çŕâp. One of the worst municipalities in Thailand. Very bad at organising civic event and cultural festivals.  Terrible at clearing up. Awful regarding licensing nightlife. An over regulated city. So sad. My least favourite city in Thailand.

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14 minutes ago, ubon farang said:

Ha ha ok i am lazy. People like you would you would argue about 2 flies crawling up the wall I was stating a fact that this what happens in Thailand One price for Farang one price for Thai They are the facts Everybody in this forum would agree to that. Its got not nothing to do with this B/s you are talking about Thais being brought up to negoiate. Ok move onto to your next subject

 I am sure you can find another argument here I was making a point here but you made a mountain out of mole hill. We all know Thais try to rip Farang off how we deal with it is up to the person being ripped off. I did not state that in my original text I was stating that there is one price for farang another for thai

I have been around Thailand for about 30 years and never felt targetted for ripoffs. Such a perception is infantile and paranoid. Certainly what ever minor ripoffs I might have experienced are offset by the kindness, generosity and help I have received over the years. That you have not had such positive experiences is, no doubt, a reflection of your attitude and personality. You get what you deserve.

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