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by brianks
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Agoda hotel descriptions warning
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Re: Agoda hotel descriptions warning

I know the "resort" you are referring to in Khanom (my place or residence. The hotel is both on the beach and has rooms across the street which are considerably less costly than the rooms on the ocean side. 700 baht against 1,200 baht is the difference. Worth the walk across the street to the ocean ...
by brianks
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Time Up For The Visa Cheaters?
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Time Up For The Visa Cheaters?

I'll be surprised if the 20,000 baht deal will not still get you anything you want down here in NST. The whole system is corrupt. Can't put your finger in the dyke when there are thousands of holes to plug.
by brianks
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: Mating service for cat
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Re: Mating service for cat

I didn't know the forum was for advertising stud service. If for cat's then why not humans? Now that would make for some interesting reading!
by brianks
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Borderless Account of Transferwise
Replies: 16
Views: 806

Re: Borderless Account of Transferwise

I have been using Transferwise for my wire transfers from U.S. to Thailand bank for over 6 months. No need to transfer funds through Bangkok Bank in NY as I was doing in the past. Transfer directly via Transferwise from your account in U.S. directly to your bank account in Thailand (any bank). I mad...
by brianks
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Banyan Residence and Surrounding Area
Replies: 9
Views: 2100

Re: Banyan Residence and Surrounding Area

I have been in Thailand for over 10 years and have yet to see the appreciation in property values that your wanting. Do the math first. Compare the cost of buying vs the very low cost of renting. It is not like the U.S. where I once purchased a house for $46,000 years ago that is now worth 1.4 milli...
by brianks
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Banyan Residence and Surrounding Area
Replies: 9
Views: 2100

Re: Banyan Residence and Surrounding Area

(from a fellow U.S. citizen) I think you could get a whole lot more house and property for 9.9 million baht. You need to spend some time there and look around. Just looking on internet is not the best way to find a property. I spent half that much on a property there and think it was in a better loc...
by brianks
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Good, reasonably priced wine
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

Re: Good, reasonably priced wine

Too bad we can get Two buck Chuck wine over here. That is wine from Trader Joe's that is good and very cheap. Now it is $2.50 (80 baht) a bottle in California and $3+ in T.J. stores outside California.
by brianks
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Most practical and least expensive way to transfer large funds to Thailand?
Replies: 29
Views: 2396

Re: Most practical and least expensive way to transfer large funds to Thailand?

My experience using Bangkok Bank vs Transferwise is that Transferwise is better and can transfer directly to any bank in Thailand instead of only Bangkok Bank. Transactions are cheaper using Transferwise than Bangkok Banki. What I like best is that Transferwise tells you up front what the fees will ...
by brianks
Fri May 11, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin
Replies: 98
Views: 5624

Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Reply to comment: "How many times did this happen to you ? Why are you thinking that he cheated customers for a long time ? Any proof ? Easy to accuse....did you never made a mistake ?" Did you read my post? Teller tried to show me that he was correct and could not preform the math necessary to do s...
by brianks
Thu May 10, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Hua Hin Classifieds
Topic: Looking for Rental
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Looking for Rental

#1 on your criteria rules out Hua Hin.
by brianks
Thu May 10, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin
Replies: 98
Views: 5624

Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

I went to the Post Office yesterday to mail an EMS package to the U.S. Bill was 1,622 Baht. I gave teller 2,000 baht and he slapped down on the counter 278 baht in change. I immediately protested the amount was not correct. Teller could not even add it himself and tried to show me it was correct. Th...
by brianks
Sun May 06, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Free Bus Transfer Between Suvarnabhumi – Don Muaeng
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Free Bus Transfer Between Suvarnabhumi – Don Muaeng

What are all you talking about with the Taxi Que at either airport. Just go up to the top level (check in level) and go outside and grab a taxi that has just dropped off their fair. I do it all the time and get out of either airport quite quickly. At swampy you have to specify they use the meter or ...
by brianks
Sat May 05, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Free Bus Transfer Between Suvarnabhumi – Don Muaeng
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Free Bus Transfer Between Suvarnabhumi – Don Muaeng

There is a free shuttle bus between Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang that operates from around 6 am (could be 5am but not sure) until 1 am daily (used to be 12pm but I think it is now 1am). On at least a half hour schedule. All you need do is show your flight reservations and they will log you and put you...
by brianks
Fri May 04, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Swimming pool operating costs
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Swimming pool operating costs

If you have to ask you can't afford it! Swimming pools can be lots of fun if you take care of them yourself. Fortunately you in Hua Hin have lots of pool shops to consult with.
by brianks
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Cervical neck support pillows
Replies: 4
Views: 5665

Re: Cervical neck support pillows

I have several of those pillows around my house. Have purchased mostly at at Tesco and one at Home Pro. Look for the "Therapudic" Pillows. They usually have at least one brand or style there.