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7 hours ago, Max69xl said:

I don't believe that 7/11 doesn't have a clue about the alcohol bans. The reason for the confusion is that some government officials first claimed that July 4 and 5 would be the days when alcohol was banned,then yesterday morning they went public again and said that July 5 and 6 were the days. That's what every banks calendar also says. Don't blame stores when government officials don't know about official Buddhist days in Thailand. 

wrong answer .... pls read the post below yours .... and i went to two different 7-11's yesterday and neither were sure what day they were permitted to sell ... both said they would contact their office to confirm.

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On 7/5/2020 at 12:12 AM, Max69xl said:

I don't believe that 7/11 doesn't have a clue about the alcohol bans. The reason for the confusion is that some government officials first claimed that July 4 and 5 would be the days when alcohol was banned,then yesterday morning they went public again and said that July 5 and 6 were the days. That's what every banks calendar also says. Don't blame stores when government officials don't know about official Buddhist days in Thailand. 

Local Tesco stores arent much better. When they had the ban for the election I went into a mini Tesco at 6.30pm on the Sunday (the ban ended 6pm Sunday) and had an old woman behind the counter refuse to sell beer, even took it off the counter and put it on the floor behind the counter. She spoke no English so I searched on my phone for the article in the Bangkok post about the hours for the ban and brought up the Thai version and showed her. Made no difference, even had a Thai guy who spoke a little English come up to see what the problem was. Showed him the article with the details and he explained it to her and still not willing to sell to me. I walked out, went 500m up the road and into 7/11 and got what I wanted. My mate and I then sat outside the front of the hotel, drinking our beers and playing with the owners dogs and watching motorbike after motorbike of Thais pull up at the Tesco and walk out with beers and alcohol!!

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