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Looks like the order that closes the malls and shops now mean that Supermarkets cannot sell non-essential, non-food, non groceries items now, this includes electrical items, toiletries and alcohol! 

I've seen Foodland and Tesco in my area taped off the relevant section this morning, and this is during the normal alcohol selling hours too. so no alcohol at all until April whenever that they lift the malls ban, if they hadn't extend it by then.

 

Maybe someone was too overly eager in their interpretation of the rule? 

 

What's your experience in shops around your area

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20 minutes ago, digbeth said:

Maybe someone was too overly eager in their interpretation of the rule? 

 

What's your experience in shops around your area

No experience. But seen a similar picture from some BigC in Bangkok. Non-food taped off.

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There are cosmetic shops open around  my area in bangkok. Our salon was given an official notice to shut down. The cosmetic, 20 baht shop etc were not

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Was in Makro (South Pattaya) yesterday morning. No problem buying booze within the prescribed time periods. Same for 7/11.

When I was in Koh Chang last week, the g/f wanted a bottle of wine. We bought some groceries, went to the check-out and found out we were 7 minutes too early to buy booze. The cashier set the bottle aside and rang through the rest of our stuff. Teerak left for her salon appointment and I sat there until the clocked chimed 11 and walked up to the cashier. She finished with the customer at the till, told the next one to wait a second, then rang the bottle of wine through.

As for taping off "non-essential" areas, could it have more to do with lack of staff ? With all the people fleeing the cities and returning to their home villages/countries, perhaps a lot of stores are dealing with staff shortages and only have enough people to work in the "essential" areas of the store ? (And thus tape off the non-essential areas to keep people out because you know what would happen if people were allowed to spend time there unsupervised.......)

I see in the news that many stores in the States are having employment issues as well and are offering higher wages and bonuses to try and get enough people to keep the stores running.

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Food only at Lotus in Kumphawapi 

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I was in Tesco Lotus South Pattaya yesterday lunchtime and everything was normal, no shortages of anything and booze on sale as usual.

 

I hope we're not going to have the unclean hordes from Bangkok driving down to Pattaya now and stripping our supermarkets bare of anything alcoholic, lol.

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3 minutes ago, Guderian said:

hordes from Bangkok driving down to Pattaya now and stripping our supermarkets bare of anything alcoholic,

They seem to do that every weekend anyway,that and clog up the roads.

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Note to self: panic buy beer!

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local 7/11 where I live now sell items the box, do they know something we don't ?

getting rid of old stock before long period closure ?

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