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Rip Off Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:56 pm

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I'm getting totally P'd off with price hikes by various outlets in Hua Hin. Recent noticeable hikes have been 33.3%, 20% and 25%. What is the justification? Electricity is the same cost, fuel is a lot cheaper than when I moved to Thailand, water is the same price, wages don't seem to be increasing - certainly, if they are, not in such huge %. In the 3 examples I am using (I won't name and shame businesses), only 1 pays rent.

So why such large price increases? I can only think greed. Does this happen in other Thai towns? I protest with my feet. IMHO accepting such increases is only encouraging businesses to charge even more.

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Post by dtaai-maai » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:59 pm

Big Boy wrote: I protest with my feet.
You've said this so often I'm surprised there's anywhere left for you to shop!
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Post by prcscct » Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:06 pm

I think in tourist towns it happens yearly in advance of high season.....IMO. Pete :cheers:
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Post by StevePIraq » Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:19 pm

Just like London, New York........
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Post by Big Boy » Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:49 pm

dtaai-maai wrote:
Big Boy wrote: I protest with my feet.
You've said this so often I'm surprised there's anywhere left for you to shop!
Very true, but normally in respect of restaurants. Having said that, we haven't encountered a bad restaurant for a long time.
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Post by robcar » Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:53 pm

Name and shame.........then we can all vote with our feet

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Post by buksida » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:47 pm

It is a tourist town, what do you expect? I've always found prices in Hua Hin higher than elsewhere in Thailand - maybe the Bangkok glitterati like to be seen to be spending more.
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Post by Big Boy » Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:09 pm

The prices are already high, as you would expect to find in a tourist town. Now they are taking the P by upping their prices disproportionately, even further without any logical explanation.

I am at ease with tourist town prices - it's what I knowing moved to, with eyes open. A couple of Baht here and a couple of Baht there is not unexpected.

Still not naming names, but my local car wash increased by 20%. The reason - not because wages had increased, not because the price of water or electricity had increased, it was because my car had 4 doors. FFS - why didn't they tell the truth and say it was because of the colour of my skin/greed?
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Post by europtimiste » Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:42 pm

If you have the opportunity compare BigC prices in Bangkok with HH prices. You will see that we live in a thief city.

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Post by kendo » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:03 pm

Don't forget that sterling has weekend against the world's currency's and you will only get 44 Baht for your pounds.
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Post by Big Boy » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:11 pm

I'm talking Thai services paid in Thai Baht.
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Post by kendo » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:31 pm

I'm talking bigger picture as sterling weekens on maybe a future transfer of funds.
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Post by StevePIraq » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:24 am

All one can do is never go back. Find another dealer and ask the price before accepting, if not happy go somewhere else.
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Post by Big Boy » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:34 am

Exactly, but it's the mindset. Why tell BS like its because your car has 4 doors - they've just lost a loyal customer. Had they said our landlord has put the rent up - acceptable reason. How many Thai cars don't have 4 doors? It is not a reason.
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Post by kendo » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:09 am

Thai mind set- less customers raise prices!
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