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22 minutes ago, kingofthemountain said:

it was probably lost in translation

from you to her or from her to you

or maybe she doesn't understand very well your exact question

it's 25% for Grab and 75% for her, otherwise nobody should be interested to do the job

still a low price for the course indeed

Ahhh.....then OK with that. 😊

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1 hour ago, SamSanuk said:

I did ask the driver how much she gets of the 80 baht and she told me 25%.

 

I don't think so

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About 3 years back my taxi in Ho Chi Minh called to say car broken down (call taken by one of my local students). 

 

Same student said 'do you want me to call a GRAB car?. All agreed car arrived 10 minutes later, young driver, 19 yo, out of the car in a second to take my brief case and get me comfortable.

 

Got his number, I call him on LINE before I leave Thailand, he meets me at Ton Son Naut airport, drives me everywhere.

 

His car (borrowed from his mum), in good order, so clean you can't believe. very pleasant young guy, clean and polite, always checks the pick up details, and he speaks advanced English. Cheaper than local taxis. 

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GRAB has been great for CM. I use them whenever I go into town for drinks, I live a bit out of town. Much better than getting stopped at one of CM infamous drink driving checkpoints on the way home. 

 

Also, it's very difficult to describe where my destination is with my limited Thai and the impossible to pronounce street names in CM to a taxi or tuk tuk driver. Having it pinned on the GRAB app works wonders. 

 

Plus, it's cheap. 

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And so many have new cars too - - I feel sorry for the drivers as probably most of their profits will be gone the first time they need tires and an oil change... etc... 

 

Tip handsomely - 

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I used GRAB taxi when I was in CM in December.  It worked very well.  No problems, much cheaper, and quicker than other modes of transport.  I have used them in Bangkok as well and they work very well, especially from my house that is deep in a back soi.

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I moved from CM to the Philippines.  One thing about Grab that I like here better than CM is the app also shows the color of the car, which makes it easier to spot.  Also many of the cars have a led sign in the window displaying the Grab logo.

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great in Bangkok, Hua Hin and Surin. 

 

I would rather walk to the airport with a 20 pound pack than talk to the taxi mafia in Thailand but Grab changed that. 

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There is a new app called InDriver in some cities in Thailand now. Most Grab drivers in Chiangmai use it as well. At least for the moment they do not charge any commission so the driver collects the full amount. Only cash payments allowed. It works by a bidding system where you can offer a fare. If the fare is too low then the app system will give the lowest fare allowed. After you input your destination drivers will submit their fare which will pop up on on your app screen together with the brand/model of your car and their distance from your location. This give you the option to choose a bigger car if you have a lot of luggage for example. The fares are around 20-40% cheaper than Grab.....For trips to Chiangmai airport Grab always charge about 3-4 times the normal fare for this distance but InDriver does not charge more to go the airport than for other locations. they offer offer motorcycle taxi fares and long distance car fares to other cities.

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Grab here in BKK are frequently just a metered can, except charging more than the meter, unless you are in a tourist area.  Grab moto drivers are the new breed of Thai embiciles, gladly risking others' life and limbs for a pittance.  Only live near the main roads..otherwise it's dogs, rats, and nasty taxi people.  I have had several driving jobs in my lifetime, too.

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10 hours ago, scorecard said:

About 3 years back my taxi in Ho Chi Minh called to say car broken down (call taken by one of my local students). 

 

Same student said 'do you want me to call a GRAB car?. All agreed car arrived 10 minutes later, young driver, 19 yo, out of the car in a second to take my brief case and get me comfortable.

 

Got his number, I call him on LINE before I leave Thailand, he meets me at Ton Son Naut airport, drives me everywhere.

 

His car (borrowed from his mum), in good order, so clean you can't believe. very pleasant young guy, clean and polite, always checks the pick up details, and he speaks advanced English. Cheaper than local taxis. 

Would you be willing to share his number for when and if I ever get to go back to HCMC? 

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