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    Cooking Oil, No stock here in Phuket

    Whats happening and does everybody else have the same problem getting cooking oil?

    We cant buy any and even Makro dont have any, and also yesterday my wife went shopping and couldn't buy any bacon she went to 2 or 3 place Villamarket and Tesco none

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    Noticed that both the Foodland and Lotus Express near me in Bangkok were out of stock too.

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    people stocking up for this week-end cahos,

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    Same in Khonkaen. Makro was cleaned out 4-5 days ago. Yesterday Tesco had nothing but a few bottles of olive oil. I have a stockpile and am looking forward to some blackmarket opportunities...

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    No coconut milk or powder anywhere yesterday either.What the fook are the thai's going to do they need a liter of oil to fry an egg

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    Yup. My missues informed me today our local shops have no cooking oil. She will try the local lotus, but we may be shit out of luck...

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    Same thing here, happened just about the same time last year. Price went from 43 to 75 baht a bottle in a few days, but it never ran out. It has not run out this time either I dont think, being horded for a higher resale price.

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    And no Bacon WTF should be shit loads in Thailand with the amount of pigs around

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    Big Departmetn stores try not to Order anything in December to show a good profit, so than occational in Feb-March the runing out or get shortage of some products. Dont worry in worse case contact me we still got plenty of Cooking Oil here in Lopburi...............sale to highest bet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodMyFarang
    Big Departmetn stores try not to Order anything in December to show a good profit,
    more hocus pocus .

    any retailer worth tuppence knows you can not sell empty shelves and that ain't profitable .

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    Just got back from Makro here in Pattaya, still hardly any oil and now a sign saying there is a "problem" getting flour, WTF !

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    Sounds like the UK at Xmas, shops are only shut for 2 days but panic buying empties the shelves.

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    My missus tells me that there were signs up in Carrefour in CM telling customers they could only buy one bottle per day. That's a lot of chips.

    Rim Ping had no such restrictions, last time I looked.

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    Soybean cooking oil shortage looms
    Published: 10/01/2011 at 12:30 PM
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    Bottles of soybean cooking oil are rapidly disappearing from retailers' shelves after the government approval an increase in the price of palm cooking oil from 38 to 47 baht for a one litre bottle last week, Soybean and Rice Bran Oil Processors Association chairman Vichit Vitayatanagorn said on Monday.
    "Some department stores don't limit purchases, allowing customers to hoard cooking oil products," Mr Vichit said.
    "However, production capacity remains the same, and the quantity of cooking oil products delivered to department stores has not changed."

    He said 70 per cent of consumers buy palm cooking oil and about 28 per cent buy soybean oil.

    The number of people buying soybean oil would likely increase if the price of palm oil is higher than soybean oil, he said.

    Internal Trade Department director-general Vatcharee Vimuktayon said the government will not intervene in the market and allow the market mechanism to run its course.

    Mrs Vatcharee said if people believe products are being hoarded or sold at unrealistic prices they can report it to her department on the 1569 hotline.


    Bangkok Post : Soybean cooking oil shortage looms
    The sleep of reason brings forth monsters.

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    . . . the palm oil shortage has been going a while now, my friend on Phuket whose wife has a little restaurant spends his day going shop to shop buying one bottle at a time (that's if they have any to sell)

    there is a thread:

    http://teakdoor.com/thailand-and-asi...a-noodles.html (Thailand : Palm Oil & Mama Noodles)

    and sugar is short too

    http://teakdoor.com/thailand-and-asi...markets-2.html (Thais face rationing at supermarkets)

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    From Bangkok Post 11 January

    The cabinet on Tuesday agreed to set up a special fund, in the model of the state Oil Fund, to rein in the surging retail price of palm oil for cooking
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    Cabinet earlier approved a special quota to import 30,000 tonnes of palm oil from foreign countries this month, after palm oil began disappearing from retailers' shelves, resulting in a big price hike.

    Mr Suthep said a major reason for the shortage was a weather change that affects domestic palm plantations.
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    The shortage problem should ease by the end of March after the government imported 30,000 tonnes of crude palm oil from Malaysia or Indonesia within this month, she said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodMyFarang
    Dont worry in worse case contact me we still got plenty of Cooking Oil here in Lopburi...............sale to highest bet...
    Quote Originally Posted by benbaaa
    if people believe products are being hoarded or sold at unrealistic prices they can report it to her department on the 1569 hotline.
    Spivs are at large in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61
    The cabinet on Tuesday agreed to set up a special fund, in the model of the state Oil Fund, to rein in the surging retail price of palm oil for cooking
    The price is a bit bloody irrelevant when the shelves are empty

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    Spivs are at large in Thailand
    what are they then?

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    My wife she go Tesco express tonight to get some things low and behold 2 packets of bacon she took the both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61
    Mr Suthep said a major reason for the shortage was a weather change that affects domestic palm plantations.
    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61
    the government imported 30,000 tonnes of crude palm oil from Malaysia
    A very localised weather change then, or is Suthep talking shite; I don't know, but I've a feeling it'll be folks like Suthep fuking about with the market/crops for personal gain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter
    what are they then?
    Spivs were people who engaged in illegal activities in the UK, maybe other countries as well, during the 2nd world war. They would typically know a man who knew a man who could supply goods or services which were rationed/illegal.

    Some things that were rationed, in the UK, were petrol, meat, eggs etc. Ordinary people would have a ration card which the butcher would mark or tear off a coupon when meat was purchased. I believe the UK didn't abolish rationing until the 1950's

    Spivs would supply extra for payment in some way.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    cheers for that, now i know why my grandams brother was called spiv then

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    LET THEM EAT CAKE!

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    with apologies to Butterfly.

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    Sometimes I think this country must run on a paste of oil and sugar

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