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BANGKOK 22 February 2019 07:31
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thaibeachlovers

Optical shops in Thailand question.

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Optical shops also sell contact lenses...

Unless contacts are cheap as dirt here, that doesn't explain it.

Most of the people around where I live are really poor, but few wear glasses, and there are dozens of glasses shops.

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I just bought pair of frames, no lens, the price was ฿8,000, but they were on sale for half price which is usually the case, so I paid ฿4,000, I figure the frames cost about ฿500 to make if that. So a store can probably cover their costs and make a profit if they sell one set of frames a day.

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4,000 baht sounds very expensive for plastic. You could have found something less expensive.

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most thai people have

invisible blinders

blinders.jpg?width=300

aka narrow /single minded

with a very short fuse to blow at any time (to stab or kill you)

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Dunno why, but I've had nothing but excellent results when having prescription glasses/sunglasses made in Bangkok. Cheap and fast...same as I like my...giggle.gif

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What optical optical shops are you talking about?.........I haven't seen any!

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I heard that the main chain of eye glass shops (you know the one) has connections so they don't need profits. Don't know if that is true or why they would want to operate at a loss either way. Anyway, just something that people kept telling me when I asked (and I asked many people). Dunno.

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What optical optical shops are you talking about?.........I haven't seen any!

Oh dear.........

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Number of traffic accidents should be a clue.

That's three times now (the last time was today) I have seen a pick-up driving very slowly with his off-side wheels just outside the line on the hard shoulder. It is not hard to figure out why he is driving like that. It is just an accident looking for a place to happen, but hey, TiT.

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I bought a pair of Ray Bans in Chiang Rai and they were over $120 cheaper than in Perth. The sales girl was very happy ! Got some good commission. She said that they had sold nothing for 2 days and this was the first pair of good quality Ray Bans they had ever sold. Only had 1 pair in the shop.

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