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7 hours ago, DaftToPutRealName said:

shooting someone for embarrassing them is the norm.

Protip: although it's too late for you to avoid being ridiculously abrasive;

do you really believe it is the norm? or are you being ridiculously abrasive? 

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17 minutes ago, malt25 said:

Couldn't agree more. If I couldn't find the appropriate bulb, especially in HomePro or Global House, I'd be too embarrassed to ask. I can't recall ever having seen a bulb, tube package, without English writing. I'm wondering how the OP found his way to & from the shop.

Most HomePros have so many vendor reps in the aisles you can't walk 2 meters without someone offering to escort you to another person who handles that product line....quite annoying but it's the reason I go to ThaiWatsadu instead if I can

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8 hours ago, chickenslegs said:

Maybe I'm reading this wrong. Are you saying that the HomePro staff member got a 100 baht note from his/her own pocket and changed it with the cashier, then gave you 17 baht (from his/her own money) ?

 

I'm not certain if it was her own money, or if it was part of some internal transaction.

I know it came out of a HomePro plastic wallet around her neck, with some other paperwork in it. For all I know, the staff member could have been the supervisor for the electrical department.

I had to sign two forms for exchanging goods, one of which went to her.

 

 

 

I see there's quite a few posts about the 17 Baht.

In my OP I said I took the first tube back once I'd realised it was the wrong one, and wanted to exchange it for the correct one.

 

I see someone even derided me over it, asking 'Who has the desire to return a bulb?' Well I do, when I wanted a white one and was given a blue-tinted one, despite having taken the old one with me to show what I wanted.

I didn't take it back purely for a refund, but in order to exchange it for the one I wanted.

 

Nobody has mentioned that a large store initially didn't want to refund the difference between the two items, even though they mis-sold it to me, but instead wanting me to select something additional, to avoid the refund.

 

I was there anyway changing the item, so the 17 Baht was part of that. It was the principle, not just the 17 Baht.

I suppose if it was 1,700 Baht, or even 170 Baht, there may have been less criticism in the replies.

 

 

The comment: 'I certainly wouldn’t ask them to test something that costs less than $2 to see if it works either.'

In the UK that wouldn't be something that's done. It's quite normal in Thailand for electrical shops to do this when you buy a lamp - without even asking.

Previously I bought a florescent fitting complete with tube, from a Lamptan distributor locally. They made a point of showing me it was working, I didn't ask them.

In HomePro the reason I asked to check was to see if the tube was warm white or daylight. If they still had the board to lest lamps, then I would have seen straight away it was blue.

 

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What that mentality of yours i kinda worry how smoothly things are going between you and your thai neighbors back in your moobaan.

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5 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

I suppose if it was 1,700 Baht, or even 170 Baht, there may have been less criticism in the replies.

that's chump change to all the thai visa millionaires. 

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