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I'd be happy if they just made sure that all the Grab Food motorbike idiots had valid driving licences and insurance, but that would be asking far too much, obviously.....

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I use online services quite frequently, and find that Kerry is highly efficient and not costly. This industry is driven by service levels and cost to consumer. If costs spiral or service level drops,

May I hazard a guess and say "because they are control freaks and see a possible means to extort money"?

Can’t understand why the world has become so self obsessed and hypocritical, too busy or lazy to stop and prepare something to eat. Banging on about single use plastic, global warming and have the gau

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3 hours ago, John1012 said:

I use online services quite frequently, and find that Kerry is highly efficient and not costly. This industry is driven by service levels and cost to consumer. If costs spiral or service level drops, they lose business. There are many alternatives, albeit not as good as Kerry, but acceptable.. why does the government need to become involved in a purely commercial enterprise? 

"why does the government need to become involved in a purely commercial enterprise?" It doesn't, at least not in a democratic country promoting freedom to trade, however Thailand is not really that is it. The only thing they should get involved in is if their is a monopoly and abuse of that power or a price fixing conspiracy between companies. If a company prices themselves to a level where people are complaining they are putting their own business at risk and will end up losing anyway and other, more competitive companies pick up the business, that's how business works, customers protest using their feet. This is a product of military rule in my opinion, it stinks more of communism than democracy. The country is slowly changing, you can draw your own conclusions on what that means for the future of Thailand.

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4 hours ago, John1012 said:

I use online services quite frequently, and find that Kerry is highly efficient and not costly. This industry is driven by service levels and cost to consumer. If costs spiral or service level drops, they lose business. There are many alternatives, albeit not as good as Kerry, but acceptable.. why does the government need to become involved in a purely commercial enterprise? 

Money, Money, Money !!!!!

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5 hours ago, John1012 said:

I use online services quite frequently, and find that Kerry is highly efficient and not costly. This industry is driven by service levels and cost to consumer. If costs spiral or service level drops, they lose business. There are many alternatives, albeit not as good as Kerry, but acceptable.. why does the government need to become involved in a purely commercial enterprise? 

Money, Money, Money !!!!!

Talking of ABBA songs, I wonder which other one might be appropriate?

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!    Crazy World    Disillusion    I Have a Dream    Merry-go-round    SOS    The Winner Takes It All

 

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Some companies who are delivering the food are charging the restaurants as much as 40% of the cost of the meal for delivering it. The restaurants are hardly making any money from takeouts which get delivered by these few well known greedy companies. 

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5 hours ago, John1012 said:

I use online services quite frequently, and find that Kerry is highly efficient and not costly. This industry is driven by service levels and cost to consumer. If costs spiral or service level drops, they lose business. There are many alternatives, albeit not as good as Kerry, but acceptable.. why does the government need to become involved in a purely commercial enterprise? 

Ah, the smell of cash....

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Another example of where Government is not needed or wanted.  Too many examples of too much government not only in Thailand but all over the world.

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soon they will be saying what time  of day you can use the toilet and how often you can fart and no doubt will need a bottle to stick up your asse to catch the explosive waste

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1 hour ago, fondue zoo said:

Looks good, are the servings a fair size?

It used to be a bigger size.. still if you add salad for 9 bt its big enough. 

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36 minutes ago, JusticeGB said:

Some companies who are delivering the food are charging the restaurants as much as 40% of the cost of the meal for delivering it. The restaurants are hardly making any money from takeouts which get delivered by these few well known greedy companies. 

Yet the delivery companies still make no profit. So they are not greedy at all. 

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4 hours ago, hotchilli said:

Exactly correct, with competition between delivery services the price & efficiency will dictate who gets what in the pecking order, customers will choose who they think best serves their needs.

The government should stay out of it and let a perfectly viable private business continue on it's own.

As soon as the government want to get involved with regulations the whole thing will become an overpriced fiasco.

Funny, cos in the UK when things went private e.g. trains, electricity etc. they prices have gone up, yet tax payers still subsidize them and they still get massive tax cuts. 

What would happen is left unregulated is one company, backed by capital will undercut the others, buy them up, until there is no competition. Then the prices will be jacked up

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6 hours ago, John1012 said:

I use online services quite frequently, and find that Kerry is highly efficient and not costly. This industry is driven by service levels and cost to consumer. If costs spiral or service level drops, they lose business. There are many alternatives, albeit not as good as Kerry, but acceptable.. why does the government need to become involved in a purely commercial enterprise? 

"why does the government need to become involved"   Why does a dog lick its dick ?

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5 hours ago, Emdog said:

May I hazard a guess and say "because they are control freaks and see a possible means to extort money"?

If your view is correct, which I doubt, it would suggest that the governments of most western countries including my own, Australia, which have consumer legislation dealing with the provision of goods and services are also control freaks and wish to extort money.
The alternative and which used to apply before the provision of such legislation was for the aggrieved consumer to attempt to seek redress through the commercial courts, a costly exercise usually out of reach of most people.

If you were one of such people I would imagine your post criticizing such lack of service would soon appear on this site.

 

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Thai customs certainly is doing their part in "controlling" online deliveries from abroad. A message from DHL to me:

 

'Please be informed that this shipment has arrived in Thailand and subjected to customs formal clearance which original passport is normally required for paperless registeration as an importer. '

 

Ain't that just great. Has been added in the last few months, was not required before. Thailand is closing in to becoming another military controlled hermit Myanmar.

 

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