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    Timeshare touts in Phuket

    Anyone got any experience's and stories to share?


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    It's too embarrassing

    I ended up at the presentation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    I ended up at the presentation...
    free meal though right?

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    Well, ya gotta earn money somehow. Wonder what their work permit allows?

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    Yeah,...snacks at least. It was so long ago...think it was a slide presentation

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Well, ya gotta earn money somehow. Wonder what their work permit allows?
    Asked some pointed ?s and left w/ the impression that they'd never been applied for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    free meal though right?
    Had a friend of mine and his wife who signed up for all of 'em, gave them something to do. On my end, 2-3 hours or more of a high pressure sales pitch is a total waste of time. I'd pass even if it's surf and turf with caviar and champagne.

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    Whenever they stopped me for a 'survey' in the old days I agreed to answer their questions only if they promise not to give me anything free, which would get them moving on for someone else to bother.

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    Got approached by a tout in Phuket once. Aggressive bugger. He got quite annoyed when I declined to waste half my morning so he could pick up some cash.

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    sometimes they offer free stay in 5 star hotels if you listen all day to their crap

    I knew a guy who did that just for taking his wife in a 5 star hotels in Phuket

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    Oddly despite my debonair , safari suit and mini moke means I only get offers to share a room for half an hour by Camilla Thrilla

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    I had to go along with the crap all day,
    But me and the wife got drinks and a free night in a 5*hotel in Phuket out of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Oddly despite my debonair , safari suit and mini moke means I only get offers to share a room for half an hour by Camilla Thrilla

    I'd forgotten about the safari suit. Time to bring them back for carrying excess weight on planes. Just look at those deep pockets! A couple of heavy books, a few battery chargers... I reckon you could get 10 kilos in those.

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    Thinking exactly the same, Saw some show about Charles at 70 made me think how handy , virtualy my dads Burma army uniform sold by my local tailor, Could add zips /velcro and a blue serge look for business and Pink and Gold for visits to Hat Pie the sewer of the South? Do you know a shop to get all those medals the brave train conductoers sport
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    half an hour by Camilla Thrilla

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff View Post
    I had to go along with the crap all day,
    But me and the wife got drinks and a free night in a 5*hotel in Phuket out of it
    cheap bastard,

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Well, ya gotta earn money somehow. Wonder what their work permit allows?
    They do not have work permits, the time share companies pay tea money

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    Bet the cops/immi knuts don't have to sit through those dreadful slides

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