Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

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Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Post by Bristolian » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:34 pm

^ :D :D Something to suit the colour of my my eyes, which are normally red! :D
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Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Post by VincentD » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:41 pm

Couldn't find taps or dies in homePro but managed to get them from the hardware shop at the end of my soi in Bangkok.
Was also surprised to find a scroll saw in another one a hundred meters sown the road.. Too big for my need, though am always on the lookout for hobby size tools..
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Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Post by Bristolian » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:47 pm

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Couldn't find taps or dies in homePro but managed to get them from the hardware shop at the end of my soi in Bangkok.
Was also surprised to find a scroll saw in another one a hundred meters sown the road.. Too big for my need, though am always on the lookout for hobby size tools..
If you find a vertical bandsaw, suitable for cutting metal, in your travels, please let me know. I don't need an industrial sized machine... I only have a hobby metal machine shop. I can buy online but shipping costs + duty and VAT kill the deal.
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Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Post by VincentD » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:24 pm

Saw some on thaicarpenter<dot>com. could not cut and paste as search language is in Thai. Metal-cutting bandsaw for around 9,000 baht.
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Post by Bristolian » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:57 pm

^^ thanks I'll check out the website.i have never come across thaicarpenter website before
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Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Post by Nereus » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:11 pm

The following place has a huge range of tools. I bought a good quality set of impact sockets online awhile ago. Delivered by Kerry Logistics. Have not looked for a band saw, but he does have power saws and mitre saws.

http://www.boomtools.net/index.php?lang ... eadername=
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Post by hhfarang » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:20 pm

Ok, so there are a couple of Thai style things that my wife wants that are not available here in the style she wants so I did an online search and came up with exactly the product she wanted, but only on Alibaba. It's an item that should last years so she probably will only ever need one of them. The minimum order was something like 200 of them! That's the problem with a lot of those Chinese sites. They are wholesale companies not meant to be used by the general public.
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Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Post by pitsch » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:04 am

Try Aliexpress, ther you need no minimum.

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Post by Big Boy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:21 am

That's OK, but Aliexpress do not carry the same range of items.
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Post by oakdale160 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:22 am

oneof the factors that came and then went in the west was the Mall as a fun place to go, wander round meet friends, see and be seen etc--that has essentially died, A mall is just a place with good parking and a lot of shops close together.
In Thai that change has not happened, I have friends with Thai partners who go to MV or now BP every day, not that they need things but just a thing to do, it kills 2 hours in their boring lives. My guess is that will not change anytime soon. Telling your Thai partner that they can shop on line and never leave the house would horrify them.

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Post by huahin4ever » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:49 am

oakdale160 wrote:oneof the factors that came and then went in the west was the Mall as a fun place to go, wander round meet friends, see and be seen etc--that has essentially died, A mall is just a place with good parking and a lot of shops close together.
In Thai that change has not happened, I have friends with Thai partners who go to MV or now BP every day, not that they need things but just a thing to do, it kills 2 hours in their boring lives. My guess is that will not change anytime soon. Telling your Thai partner that they can shop on line and never leave the house would horrify them.
No only does it kill an hour or two, but many Thais live without ac. Those hours at daytime is well spent relaxing in one of the malls with free ac. When the sun sets temp cools down and they can head on home.
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Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Post by Big Boy » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:56 am

Not only Thais. I rarely put the A/C on until 8 or 9pm. On a hot day, it's quite nice to jump in the A/C car and drive to a Mall. Unfortunately, it normally means browsing around a few shops.
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Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Post by migrant » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:21 am

A popular thing to do, especially for seniors, at the local malls, is to go and walk for exercise. Air conditioned, people watching, etc. I don't go shopping much but, when I do go, always see some seniors powerwalking. Makes sense
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Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Post by oakdale160 » Mon May 01, 2017 8:18 am

and after their power walk, they all spend money in the mall??

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Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Post by migrant » Mon May 01, 2017 8:26 am

oakdale160 wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 8:18 am
and after their power walk, they all spend money in the mall??
I think many do it 3+ times a week so doubt they spend much
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