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6 hours ago, webfact said:

despite having 13 million baht of assets in the country including a valuable and now empty property in Bangkok.

With respect, may I ask "in his name or a Thai name" especially the property if it is freehold.

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The current situation should be a warning to anyone considering buying anything.   If you can't access your property for what might be a year, is it really yours?  

Pretty clear that they don't want foreigners coming in at the moment and that is both justifiable and understandable given current circumstances and public opinion.   When will these people

It shows their complete contempt for the those that invested their savings and retirement funds already and then want to attract more  by offering sweeteners.    It is sadly a stark warning to

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Wait for the prices to crash. It won't be long however you would have to be insane to invest anything in this (or any) country when they can close borders at the drop of a hat. There will be worse pandemics to come. 

 

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Needs to be a new condo?  Sold by certain developers with connections?  Or can it be bought from another falang?  Greed pure and simple.  But who would buy now when condo prices  are surely dropping like a hot knife in butter?   

 

Monkey man: cone but a condo  and get a visa. 

Ralph: but look at all the condo owners with Visas who are not allowed  back in.  Can i buy their condo and get a visa?

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It's beyond brutal, but to be honest, without permanent status any country can really do this.

I would never, ever, ever buy anything in Thailand from this point forward.  We are not their friends, we are a dollar sign and nothing more.  Smiles are all fake.  

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6 hours ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

Who buys property to live in, in a country where they have no right to reside?  🤔

 

 

Lots of us do ,i live here in a house that is on mortgage in my son and wifes names ,i will die here and they will live in it or sell it or whatever, this is my home ,i know i have few rights ,but my family are Thai and everything here will be and is theirs ,

ps no my wife is not going to kick me out ,i have never even thought a thought like that.

pps my son would not allow it😀

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6 hours ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

Who buys property to live in, in a country where they have no right to reside?  🤔

 

 

I have a friend with a ฿750k shoebox for condo and he's here just now and then. Should he have a free pass because he owns a tiny condo? Just because you have a condo here doesn't by default mean you are a big spender. 

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34 minutes ago, Max69xl said:

I have a friend with a ฿750k shoebox for condo and he's here just now and then. Should he have a free pass because he owns a tiny condo? Just because you have a condo here doesn't by default mean you are a big spender. 

I think owning property should entitle you to some sort of visa, possibly long term, allowing you to utilise that property as intended when you purchased it.

 

However, that is under normal circumstances and these are far from normal circumstances.

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7 hours ago, darksidedog said:

Expecting a sensible and coordinated approach on anything from the Thai authorities is a waste of time. Foreigners to their mind are simply not important. The fact that we add so much to the economy is a point they can't get their heads round and long term, this is going to bite them in the you know where.

Correct it is really simple but I guess it is just too simple for them?  You got two consecutive Retirement Extension stamp in your passport you are in?  🤑

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7 hours ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

Pretty clear that they don't want foreigners coming in at the moment and that is both justifiable and understandable given current circumstances and public opinion.

 

When will these people learn that they are only temporary visitors for purposes other than tourism and plan accordingly? 

 

 

I think it is obvious that a lot of people are more willing to be touristic or otherwise willing to come to the Kingdom. Only are the people made very clear, they must be afraid for "Farang" but that is uther  on sense, the Covid test is good in countries from them. And they have the use of masks and sanitation. So i think you make an effort to frighten yourselves while yoy should get the economics straight again. This will be not easy for many don't go through the hoop of all different measures and money demands. I ask you, can the economy flourish without the tourist and retirees? 

Not mentioned those with investments and wife or friends here? Make your mind up and go for the neccesary income of tourism etc. 

 

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7 hours ago, Grumpy John said:

"It sucks to be on the outside looking in"  That's a homeless hungry person looking in a restaurant window.  I am guessing here but now the folks in Britain who want to come back have the same feeling....just not necessarily hungry! 🥴  

"homestuck horny person"

FTFY

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Have any of the stranded visa holders in the UK or elsewhere tried to return to Bangkok via Ethiopia? I had read that the regular flights on Ethiopia Airlines are half full, and it is not difficult to obtain approval from the Thai Consulate in Addis Ababa to return to Thailand. Those in the UK or elsewhere may have to quarantine in Ethiopia, but at least they will be back in Thailand within 30 days. 

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7 hours ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

Pretty clear that they don't want foreigners coming in at the moment and that is both justifiable and understandable given current circumstances and public opinion.

 

When will these people learn that they are only temporary visitors for purposes other than tourism and plan accordingly? 

 

 

By planning you actually mean planning to be surprised, usually in a bad way. Investing in a life here is a gamble. That is abundantly clear at this point. 

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1 hour ago, Bim Smith said:

Wait for the prices to crash. It won't be long however you would have to be insane to invest anything in this (or any) country when they can close borders at the drop of a hat. There will be worse pandemics to come. 

 

Agreed, but what countries can't or won't close their borders on a whim? Where does that leave us? 

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