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Yes it is nice to have an additional place to shop , rather than the tired stores we have been used to .

The fresh Meat section had French Fillet of Beef at 1,350 bht per KG.

I spotted quite a few foreigners in Tops , none actually spoke in passing and I didnt know them , but what I did notice that nearly all that I observed were commenting to their wives how expensive things were and looking at their baskets none were buying very much.

Many people I know are on limited budgets so I dont think we will be using too often other than to get the odd luxury when desperation creeps in .Overall , very nice.

What concerned me was every foreigner I have seen there and there were s**loads everytime I have gone, has been a septic. Whats going on?? Family loads both all western with multitudes of kids plus Thai extended families but still a septic leading the pack. Where are they all coming from?? Someone shake a tree? They must be expecting a Wal Mart and specials??

I love central because it provides more variety. Expensive? Everything I bought was exactly the same price as Bangkok & Chiang Mai and if you relate margin to the market it is reasonable. No I cant buy it cheaper by post.

Yes by going overseas I can buy these half dozen (that equates to 6 for some of you) items which are my only addiction and which I cater to for a few dollar saving but the flight costs and luggage allowance dictates against it. Sure beats going to Bangkok or Chiang Mai and stocking up but hey if people did not have things to whinge about they would find something more dangerous.

Tell us more about these septic farangs Raylo. :( Was it some sort of visual rot .? Are we witnessing a Plague similar to the black Death of medieval times ? maybe a Zombie type thing going on !? .... How did you manage to remain un-septic ? :rolleyes:

Even though you are sidetracking the OP focus which related to Central. I must congratulate you on excellent analogies Jubby. Good choice.

Black death and the plague very apt. Zombies definitely. Enough of them for movie extras at least.

I dont think you can catch this type of septicemia unless you have a green card.

However just in case you are truly ignorant of common English rhyming slang (http://en.wikipedia....i/Rhyming_slang) and popular descriptions:

The Arabs call them The Great Satan or Crusaders (even though they did not attend the crusade as they were not around at the time)

The Poms call them Yanks (always playing with something maybe??)

Aussies call them septics (as in septic tanks rhymes with Yanks and (septics of course) are full of S**t)

Anyway Jubbs someone with your intellect can always soldier on.

As much as I know I will regret it. Are you saying there are too many of us Yanks at Central. How do you spot us. A unique talent I assume B)

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All Farangs look the same to me. So yes, maybe a unique Talent .

Maybe its the White Chino's , trowsers thing !? :(

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As usual I watched the thread just to find out who is thinking what.

I am glad the majority agrees with me complete or in a way.

The people who think or say: ÿeah but it does Not have this, I miss that, too expensive" etc. I can advise: GO BACK FROM WHERE YOU CAME FROM! More choice, better prices.. name it, you got it.

I still believe that the Small Chiang Rai, as it is, should jump a hole in the air to get a beautiful mall like CP.

Look what you see, not what you cannot

Listen to what you hear. not what you don't

Buy what you need, not what you want.

Ask yourself what you have, not what you don't have

Be happy, live and let.

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As usual I watched the thread just to find out who is thinking what.

I am glad the majority agrees with me complete or in a way.

The people who think or say: ÿeah but it does Not have this, I miss that, too expensive" etc. I can advise: GO BACK FROM WHERE YOU CAME FROM! More choice, better prices.. name it, you got it.

I still believe that the Small Chiang Rai, as it is, should jump a hole in the air to get a beautiful mall like CP.

Look what you see, not what you cannot

Listen to what you hear. not what you don't

Buy what you need, not what you want.

Ask yourself what you have, not what you don't have

Be happy, live and let.

Exactly

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As much as I know I will regret it. Are you saying there are too many of us Yanks at Central. How do you spot us. A unique talent I assume B)

I have been to Central a couple of times now and also noticed a seemingly large proportion of Americans, with families and also by themselves.

I guess a lot are coming out of the woodwork to check the new place out (like myself who doesn't get into town very often).

It was easy to spot the ones I noticed because they were usually talking really loudly. B)

There may have been more Americans I was not aware because they are either quiet talkers or were eating when I was near them.

One thing I really like about Central is the computer stores. Makes it really easy to shop around between stores for what I want and and compare prices.

And agree that the eye candy there is of a higher standard (or maybe just more concentrated) than elsewhere in CR :D

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Yes it is nice to have an additional place to shop , rather than the tired stores we have been used to .

I enjoyed browsing around all the shops and cinema area.

I did feel that the parking was limited. The area for motorbikes was very small and crammed in so tight it was hard for people to park or get out.

The car parking area was full as well with people being blocked in and having to wait for other shoppers to return before they could maneuver themselves out.

As for the Robinson department , same as Bangkok, expensive in my opinion .

In the Tops Store, it was nice to see many different items for sale , mostly from England , Oz, Italy and some German stuff as well . Prices for fruit and veg was expensive, I cant see many Thais buying tomatoes for 79bht a small punnet , regardless of where they are from . English Cod and Haddock , 800 bht for a small box , maybe containing 2 fillets. The Scottish kippers at 200 bht but weigh next to nothing . Marmite 250 bht.

There was PG Tips T-bags , Plain and milk chocolate digestive biscuits 119bht per pack and Ginger Nuts at 109 bht I think.Pataks Curry sauces 179 bht per jar but well worth buying if you like Vindaloo curries, poppadoms etc all there for sale .

The Cheese section was expensive but we know all about cheese prices here.

The fresh Meat section had French Fillet of Beef at 1,350 bht per KG.

I spotted quite a few foreigners in Tops , none actually spoke in passing and I didnt know them , but what I did notice that nearly all that I observed were commenting to their wives how expensive things were and looking at their baskets none were buying very much.

Many people I know are on limited budgets so I dont think we will be using too often other than to get the odd luxury when desperation creeps in .Overall , very nice.

What concerned me was every foreigner I have seen there and there were s**loads everytime I have gone, has been a septic. Whats going on?? Family loads both all western with multitudes of kids plus Thai extended families but still a septic leading the pack. Where are they all coming from?? Someone shake a tree? They must be expecting a Wal Mart and specials??

I love central because it provides more variety. Expensive? Everything I bought was exactly the same price as Bangkok & Chiang Mai and if you relate margin to the market it is reasonable. No I cant buy it cheaper by post.

Yes by going overseas I can buy these half dozen (that equates to 6 for some of you) items which are my only addiction and which I cater to for a few dollar saving but the flight costs and luggage allowance dictates against it. Sure beats going to Bangkok or Chiang Mai and stocking up but hey if people did not have things to whinge about they would find something more dangerous.

Raylo,

That's a lot of whinging for an antiseptic. Hope you're feeling better now.

Bahnhof

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Raylo,

That's a lot of whinging for an antiseptic. Hope you're feeling better now.

Bahnhof

I suppose we all have different experiences; you don't hear Yanks or whatever whingeing so much . yeah, Brits are up there with the best. Second only to one nation .

Honestly, I found mostly Aussie's in Central on the day I went.

Double Cheeseburger without Cheese, not laughed so much in ages. :)

maybe the septics got an invite too :whistling:

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I couldnt tell if any were American when I was shopping , everyone more or less looks the same , its only when Americans open their mouths that EVERYONE knows where they are from :D. I didnt single anyone out especially the YANKS.

There are so many foreigners living here now its hard to tell who the tourists are and who are not.

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Raylo,

That's a lot of whinging for an antiseptic. Hope you're feeling better now.

Bahnhof

I suppose we all have different experiences; you don't hear Yanks or whatever whingeing so much . yeah, Brits are up there with the best. Second only to one nation .

Honestly, I found mostly Aussie's in Central on the day I went.

Double Cheeseburger without Cheese, not laughed so much in ages. :)

maybe the septics got an invite too :whistling:

thank god for google {whingeing)B)

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All I know, is that when I breakout my best Julie Andrews impersonation, and start singing about my favorite things, I’ll have to find a way to include our new mall in there.

As for the whingers who complain of things being too expensive, I think what they really mean is that they cannot afford much of what is on offer. As previously stated the prices are not different from other comparable shopping venues in Thailand.

Ones personal finical status is not really the fault or responsibility of the mall.

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I have been to Central three times now. Have yet to hear an inappropriately raised voice. Meet one American and all the rest were Brits or Aussies. Maybe a sensitivity issue :D

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Yes it is nice to have an additional place to shop , rather than the tired stores we have been used to .

I enjoyed browsing around all the shops and cinema area.

I did feel that the parking was limited. The area for motorbikes was very small and crammed in so tight it was hard for people to park or get out.

The car parking area was full as well with people being blocked in and having to wait for other shoppers to return before they could maneuver themselves out.

As for the Robinson department , same as Bangkok, expensive in my opinion .

In the Tops Store, it was nice to see many different items for sale , mostly from England , Oz, Italy and some German stuff as well . Prices for fruit and veg was expensive, I cant see many Thais buying tomatoes for 79bht a small punnet , regardless of where they are from . English Cod and Haddock , 800 bht for a small box , maybe containing 2 fillets. The Scottish kippers at 200 bht but weigh next to nothing . Marmite 250 bht.

There was PG Tips T-bags , Plain and milk chocolate digestive biscuits 119bht per pack and Ginger Nuts at 109 bht I think.Pataks Curry sauces 179 bht per jar but well worth buying if you like Vindaloo curries, poppadoms etc all there for sale .

The Cheese section was expensive but we know all about cheese prices here.

The fresh Meat section had French Fillet of Beef at 1,350 bht per KG.

I spotted quite a few foreigners in Tops , none actually spoke in passing and I didnt know them , but what I did notice that nearly all that I observed were commenting to their wives how expensive things were and looking at their baskets none were buying very much.

Many people I know are on limited budgets so I dont think we will be using too often other than to get the odd luxury when desperation creeps in .Overall , very nice.

What concerned me was every foreigner I have seen there and there were s**loads everytime I have gone, has been a septic. Whats going on?? Family loads both all western with multitudes of kids plus Thai extended families but still a septic leading the pack. Where are they all coming from?? Someone shake a tree? They must be expecting a Wal Mart and specials??

I love central because it provides more variety. Expensive? Everything I bought was exactly the same price as Bangkok & Chiang Mai and if you relate margin to the market it is reasonable. No I cant buy it cheaper by post.

Yes by going overseas I can buy these half dozen (that equates to 6 for some of you) items which are my only addiction and which I cater to for a few dollar saving but the flight costs and luggage allowance dictates against it. Sure beats going to Bangkok or Chiang Mai and stocking up but hey if people did not have things to whinge about they would find something more dangerous.

Raylo,

That's a lot of whinging for an antiseptic. Hope you're feeling better now.

Bahnhof

No whinging no antiseptism. Read the post above yours for an independent confirmation.

Ask a simple question, maybe shake afew trees and see what falls. With you who knows maybe lessons in reading and comprehension are in order??

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All I know, is that when I breakout my best Julie Andrews impersonation, and start singing about my favorite things, I’ll have to find a way to include our new mall in there.

As for the whingers who complain of things being too expensive, I think what they really mean is that they cannot afford much of what is on offer. As previously stated the prices are not different from other comparable shopping venues in Thailand.

Ones personal finical status is not really the fault or responsibility of the mall.

Thank you.

I especially look forward to your rendition of "My Favourite Things". Maybe a few whingers could start busking so they could afford to buy something inside??

Heaven forbid.

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I have been to Central three times now. Have yet to hear an inappropriately raised voice. Meet one American and all the rest were Brits or Aussies. Maybe a sensitivity issue :D

Nothing inappropriately loud. Just what I overheard without straining. Got better things to do. Just the twangs caught my ear. I have to admit the thought of duelling banjos crossed my mind for some reason??

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Raylo,

That's a lot of whinging for an antiseptic. Hope you're feeling better now.

Bahnhof

I suppose we all have different experiences; you don't hear Yanks or whatever whingeing so much . yeah, Brits are up there with the best. Second only to one nation .

Honestly, I found mostly Aussie's in Central on the day I went.

Double Cheeseburger without Cheese, not laughed so much in ages. :)

maybe the septics got an invite too :whistling:

Well just got back from Chiang Rai and Phaya Meng Rai hence the number of consecutive posts. This time I drove by but did not go into Central. Had the windows up as well so I did not hear anything. Maybe it was not the tyres at the U -turn but Bahnhof squealing??

As to whinging I honestly dont think any nationality can always claim the number one spot though in Oz Brits are rated that way. Here I think it is a mixed group of " too expensive and not the way it should be done etc etc" that as was posted earlier should go and take CMJ's (I think it was )advice.

You are very good on examples and analogies - love the cheeseburger one - I get a kick out of most of them but not champagne.

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