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Re: Rip Off Hua Hin

Post by JimmyGreaves » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:48 am

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Big Boy wrote:OK, wrong country, but here is an example of a high price hike with reasonable justification http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 85426.html . It isn't nice, and I wouldn't be happy, but I'd accept that without too much question.
I could never accept that increase ---- I HATE MARMITE!!...lol
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Apple's ageing Mac Pro now costs £500 more than it did a week ago.

Its Mac Pro desktop computer - last updated in December 2013 - now costs £2,999, up from £2,499

Who said 100 baht for a motor bike clean was cheap and Thailands minimum daily wage 300 baht. (Yes idiots who compare with their home prices!)
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Re: Rip Off Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:55 am

I guess that increase sounds about right. £100 is only worth £80 these days (based on pre-Brexit). Doesn't sound too extreme.
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Post by StevePIraq » Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:38 pm

JimmyGreaves wrote:
HHTel wrote:
Big Boy wrote:OK, wrong country, but here is an example of a high price hike with reasonable justification http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 85426.html . It isn't nice, and I wouldn't be happy, but I'd accept that without too much question.
I could never accept that increase ---- I HATE MARMITE!!...lol
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37799235

Apple's ageing Mac Pro now costs £500 more than it did a week ago.

Its Mac Pro desktop computer - last updated in December 2013 - now costs £2,999, up from £2,499

Who said 100 baht for a motor bike clean was cheap and Thailands minimum daily wage 300 baht. (Yes idiots who compare with their home prices!)
yes idiots who pay Apple prices are their own worst enemy
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Re: Rip Off Hua Hin

Post by Phyton » Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:51 pm

Well, Apple products are for people they have more money than sense.
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Post by Bamboo Grove » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:17 pm

I've never understood people who criticize the brands other people use. I guess it's that they have low self esteem. No, I don't have apple computer but my first one was and so will be my next one. The first Mac lasted 5 times longer than any of the pc's I've had.

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Post by J.J.B. » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:33 pm

^^ Quite. I think the thread is veering off course into personal taste. We'll be ripping into "idiots", "fools" and "morons" soon for the car they bought, the area of town they live, whether they bought or rent, Villa Market vs. Tesco, which mobile phone provider, preferred method of getting to Swampy, grade of petrol for the moped, price of a bottle of Leo, monthly dues to MIL...

Oh wait, that's every other bloody thread!
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Post by DSB » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:54 pm

Don't know what the price of Apple computers has to do with the cost of living in Hua Hin - but when I first started living here, the Hua Hin Shopping mall was the principle shopping centre. They had just completed the three lane highway from Cha-Am to Hua Hin. We had to travel to Big C at Petchaburi for any half decent furniture or electrical goods. This town has grown dramatically in the past 10 - 15 years, and services and shopping has developed with it. As a guess, I reckon the amount of resident farangs has increased 10 - 15 times in the past 10 years, along with increased land prices and service prices. Thai people working and living here will be paying a lot more for housing and services than they would be in rural areas, so they should be paid more to work here, for example someone working in London is paid much more than someone working in Sheffield!
The price increases are there because we farangs are here, and expect better quality and services than is available somewhere in Issan.

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Re: Rip Off Hua Hin

Post by aragon » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:43 pm

Big Boy wrote:OK, wrong country, but here is an example of a high price hike with reasonable justification http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 85426.html . It isn't nice, and I wouldn't be happy, but I'd accept that without too much question.
Why would you do that, when Marmite is made in the UK so the fall in the value of the Pound is spurious.......this really is profiteering, which is one of the reasons why Tesco pushed back so vigorously. :cuss:
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Re: Rip Off Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:31 pm

:oops: Well there you go, I always thought it was an import. :oops:

So it turns out to be manufactured in the UK, but the co-owners in Denmark are seeing their profits fall - not a legitimate reason, more of a bad business decision becoming a co-owner. In which case I retract my earlier thoughts. This is as bad as putting a 4 door tax on car washing. Thank you JG for giving us a much better example of what I thought I was portraying.
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Re: Rip Off Hua Hin

Post by HHTel » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:49 pm

Unilever's justification is that although the raw product is made solely in the UK, the machinery and packaging materials are not. Plus pricing of the product range is in dollars and not GBP.

I still think it's a bit of a p**s take.

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Re: Rip Off Hua Hin

Post by Lev » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:18 pm

:offtopic: this thread is about Hua Hin, not the UK, can we please keep it on topic.

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Post by JW » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:55 pm

Better idea Lev...Can we have a new thread "If you like to be depressed.. read on"

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Re: Rip Off Hua Hin

Post by JimmyGreaves » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:55 pm

Ok Hua Hin is getting efing expensive for us Brits who have to exchange pounds 2 baht!!!!
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Re: Rip Off Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:21 pm

JimmyGreaves wrote:Ok Hua Hin is getting efing expensive for us Brits who have to exchange pounds 2 baht!!!!
Yes, that is a burden many of us have to bear, and we can't do a thing about it.

This thread is about the profiteering Thais who are putting prices by huge percentages, with no justifiable reason. I've just been reading an article, which stated:
The headline CPI index increased 0.34% in October from a year earlier after September’s 0.38% increase.
So where do the 20% increases come into it?
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Re: Rip Off Hua Hin

Post by Nereus » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:33 pm

So where do the 20% increases come into it?
Must be through one of those 4 doors? :rasta:
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